Our 15 Smartest & Most Surprising Tips

Our 15 Smartest & Most Surprising Tips

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Anjali Prasertong
Dec 19, 2012
Some of our favorite tips to share on The Kitchn are those that are so simple and smart, they make you wonder, Why didn't I think of this sooner? This year some of our favorite surprising discoveries included the best ever trick for separating eggs, a hack that turns a $50 ice cream maker into a $300 model, and the easiest way to keep a cut apple fresh all day. TOP ROW • 1 The Rubber Band Trick: How To Keep a Cut Apple Fresh in Your Lunchbox • 2 How To Determine Whether an Avocado Is Perfectly Ripe Inside • 3 Smart Tip: Turn Your $50 Ice Cream Maker Into a Quick-Churning $300 Model • 4 Apartment Kitchen Disaster: How To Stop a Blaring Smoke Detector (And Keep It Off!) • 5 Mold Chocolate in Any Shape Using a Common Baking Ingredient MIDDLE ROW • 6 Smart Tip: To Quickly Ripen an Avocado, Use a Banana • 7 Smart Tip: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Shuck Corn Is With Your Microwave • 8 Turn a Refrigerator Ice Dispenser Into a Candy Machine! • 9 Grilling Tip: Check Your Propane Gas Level With a Cup of Water • 10 Smart Tip: Use an Ironing Board for Extra Counter Space When You Need It BOTTOM ROW • 11 Quick Tip: Grate Ginger With a Fork • 12 Why You Should Eat Your Cheetos With Chopsticks • 13 Healthy & Hearty Breakfast Idea: Egg Baked in an Avocado • 14 An Intriguing Use for Beeswax • 15 The Best Trick Ever for Separating Eggs (not pictured)
* * * Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 17 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.
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