5 kitchen hacks

1 Baking paper for the sandwich maker

Almost everyone knows this problem: once you get out the sandwich maker and make the first few sandwiches, you have a huge mess – especially the cheese lovers. Just place a sheet of baking paper in the sandwich maker or around the sandwich. This almost eliminates the time-consuming cleaning. Wipe the sandwich maker briefly after use and it’s ready for the next use.

2 Kitchen tongs as lemon squeezer

If you don’t have a lemon squeezer on hand, just use a kitchen tong. Clamp the lemon in between and squeeze. In addition you can roll the lemon before, so the squeezing is more easy.

3 Remove pomegranate seeds with a wooden spoon

After many failures, this trick works best for me when it comes to pomegranates: cut the pomegranate in half and beat it over a large bowl with a wooden spoon.

4 Pasta server as a spaghetti portioner

How much spaghetti do I need per person? Hard to estimate, especially with many people. Just use the hole in the pasta server. The hole corresponds exactly to one portion.

5 Make yeast rising with the oven

I often had the problem, that my yeast dough didn’t really want to rise. A trick that has always worked: set the oven to about 30°C to 40°C (86°F to 104°F) and put the dough in until it has risen nice.

If you have any futher tips & tricks, please let us know in the comments 🙂