40 Kitchen Hacks and Tips from 2009

40 Kitchen Hacks and Tips from 2009

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Faith Durand
Dec 24, 2009
It was really hard, choosing just 40 kitchen hacks and tips from this past year. We have so many good tips, tricks, techniques, demonstrations, and tutorials in our archives! But here are a few of our favorites, from how to make milk foam without a machine to building a cooling rack or tube pan out of other kitchen pans. Plus how to use naked lemons, and ways to keep your cutting board from slipping! Links in bold are pictured above, left to right and top to bottom. Look for another roundup of tutorials and demonstrations next week. There's just so much good stuff back in those archives! • See the full Tips & Techniques archive here. Tool and Cleaning Tips Unitasker Redemption: Chop Nuts with a Pastry Cutter10 Tips To Make Your Dishwasher Run BetterKitchen Keeping: How to Clean the Pot After Boiling SugarLook! Metal Mixing Bowl As Dining AccessoryCleaning Tip: Vacuum Your Stovetop and RefrigeratorKitchen Hack: How To Make a DIY Tube PanDIY Oven Maintenance: Adjusting the Temperature GaugeQuick Tip: Use Men's Handkerchiefs Instead of CheeseclothBest Way to Drizzle Chocolate: A Squeeze BottleUse Parchment Paper as Muffin Cup LinersHow To: Calibrate Your Meat ThermometerHow to Build a Make-Shift Cooling RackQuick Tip: Preheat Your Cookie Sheets!Five Ways to Keep Your Cutting Board from SlippingEasy Entertaining: Five Simple Tips for Plating FoodUse an Asian Soup Spoon to Fill Muffin CupsMake Stock in a Pasta StrainerReader Tip: Organize Your Fridge with Six-Packs Cooking and Preserving Food Tip: Freeze Fruit Fillings for Pies Right NowHow to Make Milk Foam (Without a Frother or a Machine!)Mix & Match Bagged Meals At HomeHow To Make a Perfect Ice Cream SandwichQuick n' Easy: Ways to Soften ButterTip: Boil Your Vegetables with Your PastaLunch at Work: How Do You Keep Your Sandwiches from Getting Soggy?Tip: How To Chill Wine Quickly with SaltHow To Plump Up Your RaisinsWhat To Do With...? 75 Tips for Leftovers and IngredientsSalt and Drain Cucumbers and ZucchiniIn a Cooking Rut? Change How the Food Is ServedFive Ways to Use Naked LemonsTip: Turn Leftover Soup into a DipHow To Cook Eggs in the MicrowaveUse a Whisk to Break Up Brown SugarHow To Separate an EggCreamier (and Lighter!) Sauce With Pasta WaterHow To Peel ThingsUse Yogurt for a Creamy SoupHow To Make Soup from Almost AnythingHow to Peel Garlic by Hand Were there any tips from The Kitchn's writers or commenters that you found especially helpful this past year? We have learned so many great new tips and tricks from you guys!
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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.
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