Our 15 Smartest & Most Surprising Tips

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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.

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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