Cooking can almost be therapeutic for many food lovers. Something that many people despise doing is running into an issue in the kitchen. Fortunately, various things in the cupboard can surprisingly aid our overall cooking experience. We take a look at five unique kitchen hacks that you should keep handy.

Keeping It Spotless

When baking a great cake, the counter will be completely covered in flour and frosting. Cleaning it up can become a chore for some people. If you have a spare baking sheet in hand, use it to keep your cooking area clean. Simply place your baking utensils and ingredients on the sheet.

Slow Like Honey

Contrary to popular belief, honey has a decent shelf life. Seeing crystallized honey can force people to the store to replace it. Fortunately, you can revive honey with the help of hot water. Just place the jar of crystallized honey in a pot of water for 10 minutes. Remove the jar, and stir the honey until it goes back to normal.

Wheel Keeps Turning

It’s no secret that people have been injured using chopping knives on their ingredients. In fact, one-fourth of overall knife injuries in the United States happen in the kitchen. If you’re looking to avoid that, use a pizza wheel instead. It’s just as effective, and it’s completely safe for anyone to use.

Shell Of A Time

Trying to remove shells from hard-boiled eggs can lead to a big mess in the kitchen. If you don’t want to take care of smaller shell pieces afterward, salt can do the trick. A teaspoon of salt in the cooking water can help break the shell into much bigger pieces.

I Scream, You Scream

Have you ever craved some ice cream late at night? If you did, you’ll notice how hard it is after being in the freezer for a long time. Leaving it out for a few minutes rarely changes things. If you have a sharp knife nearby, you can speed up the process. Run the knife under warm water before using it to make straight lines across the ice cream. With a scooper, you can easily place your desired amount into a bowl.