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  • Put a fresh stick of Celery in the bag to refresh stale bread.

    "Posted by goldenrock1947"

  • To get rid of stubborn black or brown stains on the inside of cups and mugs- rinse the cup out and then pour some table salt in it and rub inside the cup till the stain has been removed.To avoid stains altogether, especially with coffee, pour the milk in first!.Works a charm!.

    "Posted by Ejfitz"

  • When using a grater or zester I always use a corn silk brush to get all the little tidbits stuck to the grater and no waste. Especially good when zesting citrus.

    "Posted by newsymom"

  • When using coconut milk in a dish, burn a small amount of the milk down in a pan until clear. Use this as your cooking oil, instead of vegetable/olive oil.

    "Posted by NewishCook"

  • When slicing potatoes for Hasselback potatoes, place the potato on a wooden spoon and slice - the roundness of the spoon prevents you from slicing your spud all the way through!

    "Posted by mollybuckley"

  • SUBSTITUTE FOR FROZEN CRANBERRIES (if not available) Soak 50g Dried Cranberries in water, cranberry juice, apple or orange juice for 20 to 30 mins before baking or chutney making

    "Posted by Suzanne9"

  • Light a candle when chopping onions - it really really works.

    "Posted by NicolleE"

  • Putting 3-4 cloves in sugar container will keep the ants at bay!!

    "Posted by buddieface"

  • To easily remove batter from the wire whips that come with your mixer when making cakes etc. Take a rubber spatula and cut a thin slit down the middle of the spatula, then run the spatula down the wires of the whip to easily remove batters.

    "Posted by Cherig46"

  • Rubber bands are very useful in the kitchen.  To compress or weigh a terrine or gravlax, a few strong bands will hold a board or plate down nicely. Beats balancing tins or other objects on the food (which always seem to slip off and take up a lot of room). 

    When transporting a pot or casserole, a rubber band looped over each side handle and the handle on the lid will hold the lid on firmly and save the contents from sloshing out. 

    "Posted by Mmartini"