We Tested These 15 Popular Tips: Are They Mindblowing or Not?

published Dec 27, 2014
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I’ll confess that I’m a bit of a skeptic when I come across very off-the-wall cooking tips that are supposed to blow my mind, so when I started writing here at The Kitchn, trying out some of these tips was really fun.

Here are 15 popular tips that we put to the test. Find out if they were duds or world-rocking techniques that we’ll actually be using in our cooking!

We’re always searching for the best tips on how to easily peel hard-boiled eggs, but there are also some crazy things that we just had to test out, like if a shoe can really open a bottle of wine. And hey, is it really necessary to rinse your quinoa before you cook it?

Technique Tip Tests

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Fruit and Produce Tip Tests

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Egg Tip Tests

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