Fork To Grater, Here’s A Kitchen Substitute You May Need

You can get a long list of pricey and specialised to inexpensive and expendable products if you ask any skilled chef what they use throughout a busy day in the kitchen. When there are alternatives that are more suited for the home cook, it can be frustrating to see these tools of the trade suggested for everyone. If you don't want to go out and buy a special tool just to use it once a year in the kitchen, or if your whisk is already in the wash, you can easily substitute something else. Instead of putting off trying new recipes because they call for unusual ingredients or equipment, why not get resourceful and figure out a workaround? We have developed a collection of genuine alternatives to the most widely uncommon instruments. 

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Forks for Whisker

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When whipping cream or beating eggs, a whisk is used to incorporate air into the mixture. A pair of forks taped together can serve as a makeshift whisk in a pinch. Find a set of forks where the handle and tines are the same size. Stack them so that their tines touch each other. To aerate your mixture, slip a little piece of folded paper towel between the upper sections of the handles of your two eating devices. Join the whisk's grips and paper towel with tape, then go to work. Use caution when whisking with this improvised tool, as the forks may scratch non-stick cookware. With these tips, you can always have perfectly cooked eggs. 

Food processor for Grater 

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Where is the grater when you need it? Spray the blades of a food processor with nonstick cooking spray before using it to shred hard or semi-hard cheeses. Cut the cheese into cubes, drop them into the machine, cover it, and give it a few pulses for two or three seconds, or until the consistency is just right. Tips: After peeling and chopping firm vegetables like zucchini and carrots, grate them using the food processor's grater blade and pulse. 

Aluminum foil for Colander 

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If you need to drain pasta or veggies but don't have a colander on hand, you can use a disposable aluminium pie tin instead. To strain your meal, just poke holes in a sheet of aluminium foil, wrap it around the pot, and remove the foil before serving. 

Large spoon for a Bottle Opener 

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Need to open a beer or soda but can't find the bottle opener? Here's a suggestion: Use one hand to grasp the bottle by the neck and the other to steady a large spoon. Wikihow recommends inserting the front of the spoon beneath the cap, lifting up on the cap, and waiting for it to pop open. An alternative bottle can be used as a bottle opener. Invert one bottle and use the top to get the cap off the other. However, if you aren't careful, you could end up with a huge spill if you remove the wrong cap. 

Metal sieve for A sifter 


Flour and other dry ingredients can be combined and aerated by sifting. A fine-mesh metal strainer can be used as a suitable replacement for the spoon by simply being held aloft above the bowl. Simply place the ingredients in the strainer and tap the sides with your other hand to let them trickle through the holes. While a whisk can be used to combine components, it won't do as good a job of lightening the flour as a sifter or sieve would. 

Rubber bands for a Jar Opener 


You're in the middle of making dinner when you remember that the pasta sauce jar is sealed and you don't own a jar opener. Wrapping the lid's edge with a rubber band (a thicker one works better) can make it easier to grasp. Keep the jar in one hand while you use the other to turn the cap. Voila! It's simple to lift the lid. As an additional gripping aid, wrap a second rubber band around the jar's middle and hold it there.