Food52 member vvvanessa opens up her ironing board to use as extra counter space when she is doing a lot of baking. Its surface is designed to withstand heat, so it can be used to hold hot-from-the-oven baking sheets or racks of cooling cookies. I find myself wishing for more kitchen space most often when I'm holding a piping-hot sheet pan with no place to put it, so I'll definitely be using this tip the next time I tackle a big cooking project.
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Do you have any tips for adding temporary counter space?
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