With so much excitement going on in our lives, we don’t want to spend any effort that’s more than necessary in the kitchen, do we? Liebherr brings you 8 kitchen hacks to make things simpler so that you can spend time enjoying the finer things in life.
1. Soften butter
Is your butter too hard when you take it out of the fridge? Pour some hot water into a microwave-safe glass and let it sit for a minute. Then, throw the water out and put the butter under the glass – it’ll be soft in no time. Butter away!
2. No more fish stuck to your pan
Cook fresh fish on a bed of lemon slices. This not only prevents it from sticking to the pan, it also adds to the flavour.
3. Boiled eggs, anyone?
Use a pin or an egg piercer to make a small hole in the shell at the larger flat end of an egg before you boil it. The egg won’t burst and it’s easier to peel.
4. Are these eggs still fresh?
There is a simple trick to see if eggs are still safe for consumption: Just put a raw egg into a bowl with cold water.
Does the egg drop to the bottom of the bowl and remain there? If so, it’s still fresh as can be!
If the top of the egg points upwards, the egg is between 2-3 weeks old. It’s still completely safe for consumption.
Does the egg float? It’s time to throw it away. Do not consume.
Eggs will stay fresh up to 15 days in a refrigerator. Do you want to store them even longer? A Liebherr BioFresh refrigerator keeps eggs fresh for up to 45 days.
5. Keep those bananas from turning brown
Are your bananas ripening too soon and turning brown? Remove them from the bunch and seal the stem of each banana using film plastic wrap.
Note: Low temperatures stop bananas from maturing properly so avoid putting them in the fridge.
6. Sprouting potatoes?
Keep an apple between your potatoes to keep them from sprouting! Even with sprouts, you can eat the potatoes, but cut out the sprout and the area around it well: They contain solanine, a poison found in nightshades.
7. Thaw food in your fridge
Thaw frozen food in your refrigerator! This will not only keep the quality of your food as high as possible, it’s also saves energy. The cold temperature of the product means your refrigerator does not need to work so hard.
8. Craving for frozen berries?
This is easy peasy! Put the berries on a tray so that they are not touching. This ensures that the berries don’t freeze onto each other. Make sure your freezer is set as cold as possible. The fruit will freeze faster, enclosing flavor and vitamins. After a few hours they will have frozen and you can transfer them to a Ziploc bag and keep for months.
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