The Oven Drawer
The era of social media is finally making its way to the mom community, and these expert bakers are more than excited to share their knowledge. So, you know that drawer under your built-in oven? The one we all keep our pots and pans in? As it turns out, that drawer was never meant to be the home of our cooking utensils.
It was actually created for the main purpose of serving as a food-warming compartment. After your food is done cooking, the best place to store it up until mealtime is in that lower drawer, as it contains some of the leftover heat from the oven above. It also makes it easy to completely take apart your oven for the daunting task of cleaning.
Colorful Bread Tags
Everyone is familiar with the little bag seals that come with the bread from the grocery store. At first, you may not pay any attention to the color of these bag clasps, but you really should. The colors of the tags are not random. They are actually there to let you know exactly how old the bread is.
In fact, it actually says the days of the week on each colored tag in order to indicate the day that this specific bread was made and delivered to your store. What’s more, the colors are usually already organized in alphabetical order to help you find the freshest bag.
Can openers are good for… well, opening cans. But that’s not their only purpose. Throughout the years, hardware companies have been trying to create an ideal solution for opening that ridiculously stubborn plastic packaging that comes with chargers and other toys. You know, the one that even your toughest pair of scissors can’t cut through?
Well, there have been a few attempts with different tools that were made specifically to open that thick plastic packaging, but you may like to know that the solution was sitting right there in your kitchen drawer the entire time. That’s right, you can use your can opener to open the edges of the plastic package and you’ll have that brand new electronic or toy in your hand in no time!
Ever notice the large hole in most pasta spoons? While it’s great for draining the pasta, that’s not actually its intended purpose. The hole is a measuring tool and fits roughly one serving (two ounces) of spaghetti, fettuccine, or angel hair pasta. Some pasta spoons even have multiple holes that can be used to measure out different portions.
The pasta spoon is easy to use. Simply slide some dry pasta into the hole until no more can fit, and repeat based on how many people you’re cooking for. It’s the tool you never knew you needed!