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Find out which of these 10 popular culinary tricks really work.


As it turned out, not all popular life hacking, which is full of the Internet, work and make life easier.

We decided to tell the readers which of the most popular tricks are worthy to enter into the arsenal of hostesses, and which are better to forget about.

Cut the tomatoes in half

Life hacking: To quickly cut tomatoes or other round vegetables and fruits, place them on one plate and cover the other with the top. Hold the plate on top and carefully cut the tomatoes. Thus it turns out quickly and smoothly cut vegetables.

Result: Works. Just keep in mind that the knife must be very sharp and long, otherwise it will not work.

Quickly cool bottles

Life hacking: To make the drinks in the glass bottle cool faster, wrap them with a wet paper towel and place them in the freezer.

Result: Does not work. A bottle wrapped in a towel cools down at exactly the same speed as a regular bottle.

Separate the yolks from proteins

Life hacking: To quickly separate the yolks from the whites, use a regular plastic bottle. Break eggs into a flat plate. Take the bottle and lightly squeeze it on the sides to release the air. Bring the neck to the yolk and slowly release the sides of the bottle. The yolk is drawn inside. Now bring the bottle to a clean plate, squeeze the sides, and the yolk will fall out.

Result: Works. We put this lifehack 5+. It really makes cooking easier, and is also very simple and does not require much skill. We advise to adopt.

Properly peeled strawberries

Life hacking: To remove the middle part and the strawberry tail at a time and keep the berry whole, use an ordinary straw for drinks. Push the straw upwards and pull it out along with the core.

Result: Works, but is only suitable for small berries, the core of which is not larger than the diameter of the tube. For large strawberries it is better to use the traditional method of cleaning with a knife.

Cut soft cheese or dental floss cake

Life hacking: To easily cut the cheese, roll or cake into even slices, use dental floss. Cut off the required piece of thread and hold it by both ends with both hands. Well pull the thread and cut the product.

Result: Works. Unlike a knife, the thread does not stick to the cheese and helps to cut into as thin as possible. In the case of a cake, it works worse - without training, you can’t cut a biscuit into even parts.

Easy to clean the egg with a spoon

Life hacking: Break the shell on the widest part of the egg to destroy the air pocket. Then place the spoon between the shell and the egg, gradually cleaning the egg.

Result: Does not work. In addition, it takes a lot more time and effort than even the usual way to clean the eggs with your hands. It is better to use another life hacking, which significantly speeds up the process: put cold water in a saucepan with boiled eggs and close the lid tightly. Then vigorously shake the pot while holding the lid. Wash the shell with water.

Open cans with cans with scotch tape

Life hacking: To easily open a can of canned food, use a small piece of tape or tape. Glue one end well onto the jar lid and hold the other tightly in your hand. Hold the jar with one hand and pull the ribbon with the other.

Result: Does not work. A great way if you want to not only open a jar, but also pour half of the contents onto yourself or on the table. And you need to apply strength in no way less than usual. We advise you to use another life hack: put a rubber household glove on the hand with which you open the jar or simply put the rubber band on the lid of the jar so that it does not slide in your hand.

Prevent boiling liquid from the pan

Life hacking: Put a wooden spoon on a pan of liquid, and then it will not run away.

Result: Does not work. The liquid stubbornly continues to "run off" from the pan, and no spoon is a hindrance to it.

Crisp on a heated slice of pizza

Life hacking: To keep the crust on the preheated pizza crisp and not soak, put a glass of water in the microwave with the pieces and heat it in the usual way.

Result: Does not work. The crust still soaked and lost its original taste.

Peel Kiwi, Avocado and Mango

Life hacking: To quickly and easily peel kiwi, mango or avocado, use a regular glass. Cut the fruit in half and remove the pulp from the wall of the glass, as shown in the picture.

Result: Does not work. To perform this trick, you need to be a true professional. Without strenuous training to properly clean the fruit in this way will not work. But you get a fruit puree in a glass.