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The best way to avoid doing dishes is to not use dishes. Dish hack: Eatable dishes. This is not original but inspired from advertising which suggests crackers, rusks, toasted bread, pita were "eatable dishes." That changed my consumption of dish detergent by a significant amount. Dish hack: Parchment paper (available in rolls) for baking. The ...


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At first, I was going to suggest breaking up the lumps in a more scientific way, by splitting them into smaller pieces with something like a chisel. But I have thought of a hack. Pour warm water into the jar, not too full. Let it stand, stirring and prodding occasionally with a fork, until the lumps of chocolate have broken up and dissolved. Next step is to ...


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I once had neighbours who left the protective plastic bags over the seats of their car, that it was delivered with. I presumed so that the seats stayed in nice condition. The problem was, their nice car seats were horrible to sit on and to look at, and IMO the logic was flawed. Here, you want to cover your nice devices in film so they don't get scratched ...


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You should separate the tasks and find independent solutions, otherwise you'll replace your problems with others, like eating junk food for breakfast eating a whole pack of cookies when they become available. Be careful too not to fall into the XY problem where you get training in how to use a safe, when if you need training the real problem isn't about ...


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I have many chipmunks in my yard. After scraping out what I could, I put the plastic peanut butter jar in the yard, wedged between heavy plant containers. Tossing in a little bird seed makes it even more appealing. When they're finished, it's more feasible to do the dish soap and hot water treatment.


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Removing the seal you show has become a personal challenge for me too. I experimented with all different techniques; but, I was late to the game. Before I found a workable solution someone else discovered that you could peel off the seal like the lid on a canned ham. Then, the problem became how to best grip the edge of the seal to do this. Enter the perfect ...


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I make my own burritos with home-made tortillas, and reheat them from room temperature, from the fridge, and from frozen. There are two keys: wrap the burrito in a paper towel. This absorbs any stray moisture instead of your tortilla doing that use less than 100% power. This gives the heat a chance to even out throughout the burrito. I will occasionally ...


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The Fix: Avoid letting the flame/heat hit the sides of the pan as you heat the milk by using a lower flame, and/or a wider base pan. The Problem: The sides of the pan are hotter than the liquid. There was no liquid touching the sides to help absorb the heat as there was on the bottom. Then, as you tip the pan to pour the liquid and it touches the hot sides, ...


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Use a smaller pan, and swirl the milk around before you pour, so the milk helps even out the different temperatures. I also place a strainer on the top of the cup to catch any goopy bits before they go into my coffee.


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Putting a circle or zig-zag of natural fiber rope underneath the pot did allow the pot to get hot and stay hot, but the rope blackened where it touched the pot, so will need to be replaced each time. Unfortunately the cooking was very uneven, despite using a cast iron pot, but this procedure would probably work with a pot that has an inner copper layer.


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From what you've posted about the frequency of use of your cupboard I don't think you'll encounter much of a problem - opening any cupboard door creates an air movement due to a temporary lower pressure inside the cabinet.. Consider too that manufacturers don't have a problem shipping fridges closed; the last fridge I bought came with it's door mounted and ...


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I am going to answer the scale part with an alternative suggestion, based on well over four decades of kitchen experience. Note that my answer is usually not considered a “hack”, but the standard approach. When scales like yours are shipped without a matching bowl or container for weighing, they are intended to be used with whatever plate or bowl you are ...


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Try using Scrub Daddy. It’s like a sponge but if you put it in cold water is has a scratchy texture. Rub the vegetable with it and it should take the outer peel off.


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I use chefs' cut resistant gloves whenever I use a peeler or grater or mandoline, though I put the glove on a different hand, depending upon which device I'm using. These gloves probably wouldn't protect you if you stabbed yourself, but they are good enough to protect against the specific issues you mention in your question. Get a couple of pairs, so that ...


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The best way to keep 2ltr cold drinks fizzy is to save 4 x 500ml water bottles and transfer the drink into those. Huge price saving as well over the 500ml soda.


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This may seem to be a simple approach but here it goes. 2 options: 2 separate coolers, one for beers one for food. If you don't open the food cooler till the morning the cooling will last much longer. The easier option: place your beers in the freezer as well not long enough for them to freeze but maybe 5 hours they would drop to -4 > -7 degrees, but ...


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I suggest couple of more hacks to keep the pizza warm on the way home: Hot water bottle - Works if you happen to be travelling from home or somewhere with a kettle to fill it up. Picnic cool box if you have one, as it also keep the warmth inside.


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Peanut butter as an oil based food requires cleaning with an oil- if you want the recycled container really clean. First clean excess from container with spatula. Then put a tablespoon (more or less depending on container size) of any on hand (inexpensive) vegetable oil in container, put the lid on and slosh it around thoroughly. You’ll see the PB begin to ...


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