30 Small Cooking Tips That Pack a Big Punch In the Kitchen

30 Small Cooking Tips That Pack a Big Punch In the Kitchen

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 15, 2010

021510-tipsandtricksroundup.jpg Some of our favorite bits of cooking information aren't earth-shattering or revolutionary, but they still make a big impact in our own kitchens. We've rounded up 30 of our favorite tips, tricks and techniques that, no matter how small, are worth their weight in gold.

Even if you've been a long time reader, it's always nice to take a look back and refresh yourself on some of our finer points here at The Kitchn. Have we listed a tip or trick that has changed the way you work in the kitchen? If so, let us know in the comments below!

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Proteins & Dairy
Quick Tip: How To Tell When Your Steak is Done
Quick Tip: Freezing Bacon
Kitchen Tip: Testing Eggs For Freshness
Good Tip: Freezing Leftover Buttermilk
Quick Tip: Flavor Soups with Cheese Rinds

Perfectly Sweet: How to Get a Crunchy Top on Brownies
Tip: Use an Apple Corer to Give Cupcakes a Filling
Tip: Freezing Cookie Dough
Tip: Proof Bread Dough in the Microwave
Quick Tip: Buy Baguettes to Freeze

Fruits & Vegetables
Five Tips on How to Cut Onions Without Tears
Lemon Tip: Squeeze and Freeze
Tip: Saving Overly Ripe Fruit
Quick Tip: Taking the Bite out of Red Onions
Tip from Gourmet: Slice Citrus Lengthwise, Get More Juice

Quick Tip: Season Under the Skin
Video: How To Peel Garlic - Two Ways
Quick Tip: Save Leftover Herbs in Ice Cubes
Tip: Store a Small Bunch of Herbs in a Shot Glass
Tip: Save Your Bacon Fat

On Cleaning
Quick Tip: Use Salt To Help Clean Up Egg Spills
Quick Tip: Brighten Dishes with Lemon Juice
Disinfect Plastic Cutting Boards In The Microwave
Tip: Use a Loofah to Wash Dishes
Cleaning Tip: Vacuum Your Stovetop and Refrigerator

Appliances & Tools
Less Messy: Two Steps to Clean the Coffee Grinder
One Minute Tip: Blade Protection with Sara Kate
Quick Tip: Season Your Molcajete With Rice
Tip: Store Your Standing Mixer Attachments in the Bowl
Quick Tip: Use a Bottle Opener on a Stubborn Jar Lid

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