Maybe you a kitchen whiz and you knew this all along. But for this amateur cook, discovering new ways Buy Bangcool iPhone 6 Plus custodia to put a set of tongs to work makes me feel like a cover samsung galaxy j5 2015 disney hero in my own home. Once I stumbled on a few new uses of my own, I looked for more suggestions online, and now I using those, too.
At 5 feet 3 inches, it fair to say I shorter than the average bear, but more importantly, I keep certain Phone custodia For iPhone 6 6S 7 Plus 5 SE lesser used kitchen ingredients, like packages of dried tangerine peel and chipotle chiles, in a top cabinet. I can reach the front from the top of a folding step stool, but often the items I need are in the back.
The long reach of a 9or 12 inch pair of kitchen tongs gets me what I need especially loose packages and then returns the item to its rightful place. Kitchen tongs are also great for grabbing an item and dragging it closer to the front of the cabinet, like a can of tomato paste, so I can reach it down myself.
Did you know your tongs could do this
Cleaning window blinds
While researching how to clean window blinds fast, a chore I want to do as seldom as possible, I came across an inspiring use for kitchen tongs: affixing sponges on the underside of each grip and closing the whole contraption around each slat. Then you simply slide the tool from one end of the blind to the other, and move on to the next. I the person who cover samsung galaxy s7 edge animali has to touch the hot thing with my cover samsung galaxy xcover3 bare hands, probably because the few seconds of discomfort seems like an acceptable trade off to get my toast onto a plate as quickly as possible. Since I been using my kitchen tongs more often in general, I now reach for cover samsung a50 fantasia them when I want to grab toast. The favorite pair in my kitchen now, from Oxo, are gentle enough not to crush KISScustodia Phone custodia For iPhone 6S 6 the bread.
Ultimate citrus juicer
I been wanting to buy a citrus juicer because the old fashioned style cover samsung s7 legami I have requires a lot of shoulder work and never gets out all the juice. Instead, I been placing a small mesh strainer over a bowl, cutting the citrus into quarters furry phone custodia iphone 7 and squeezing it with my hands around a fork. Effective, especially at finding cuts on my hands. But also messy and ridiculous.
That all changed when I saw a tip online about using tongs as a lemon, lime and orange juicer, by cutting the fruit, placing it between the arms, and squeezing with both hands. Very effective! Just beware of side spray, and modulate your strength. At first, I was crushing so hard I had to fish out the peels from the grooves on the inside of the tongs.
Now I mostly quarter my citrus and gently squeeze it between the silicone tips, right over the bowl and fine mesh strainer. Since I typically just juicing one lemon or lime at a time, I haven felt the need to buy another specialized tool.
Use kitchen tongs to squeeze citrus fruits. They work just as well as a manual juicer.
Best hot pasta scoop hear me out
This is my biggest revelation. I always used a cover samsung galaxy 17 Best iPhone 6 TPU Gel custodia images a3 2015 marmo pasta scoop to retrieve my cooked noodles from a pot of boiling water, or else dumped the whole pot over a large mesh strainer, which itself sat on top of a bowl to collect the pasta water cover samsung s3 neo van gogh in case I wanted to add some back into my sauce or noodles.
The scoop always lets long noodles slip cover samsung galaxy m30s out, which is frustrating as the pasta begins to overcook. The dump your pot method is hot, heavy and a bigger hassle than it needs to be. Now cover samsung galaxy a 20e I just use my kitchen tongs right at the stove, grabbing long noodle strands and dropping them into a medium fine mesh strainer that sits over a bowl to catch any hot water that drips away.
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Grabbing hot ramekins, baking sheets, oven racks
Remember the toast Once I figured out that kitchen tongs and hot toast go together like peanut butter and jelly, I started absently reaching for the tongs to grab other hot items in one hand while supporting them with a hot pad in the other.
Examples: removing a hot baking sheet from the oven, pulling out or pushing in a hot oven rack, removing small bowls from the microwave and ramekins from the microwave or oven.
Depending on the size and shape cover samsung s7 edge gatto of the bowls and plates, this might be a risky maneuver, especially because the bowl could slip in the tongs grip and spill its burning content all over you, or fall to the floor and break. So far this hasn happened to me, but please, if cover samsung galaxy s3 neo smile you try this yourself, exercise the utmost caution and always have a hot pad and steadying hand ready to support the item the tongs should be used primarily to guide.
Cleaning the grill
There are specialized grill tongs King Card Game Mobile Phone custodia Cover for food and tools for scraping and cleaning the grill, but any tong can also help you wield paper towels, an onion or whatever you use for light cleaning on the grill surface. It better than using your hands and you get a surprising amount of leverage and maneuverability this way.
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