31 Kitchen Hacks That Make Cooking Easy

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If you can barely boil water, no worries: Every single one of these kitchen hacks — from the trick to keeping avocados from turning brown, to how to peel potatoes without a peeler (genius, by the way), to how to cut an onion without crying — will get you one step closer to becoming a cooking pro.

But you’ll still have to learn how to boil water. There’s no hack for that.
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Kitchen Hack: The Super-Simple Way to Pit Cherries (Using Office Supplies)

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As we mentioned the other day, the internet has been churning out killer kitchen hacks like they’re going out of style—from cutting a watermelon in two minutes to keeping avocados from turning brown. And now, add this to the list: the easiest way to pit cherries, ever. The secret? Use a paper clip. And of course, your office probably has a billion, so you can now snack on this yummy summer fruit at work, hassle-free. Just beware stained fingers.

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The Ingenious Way to Cube and Store a Watermelon in Less than 2 Minutes

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Man, y’all, the Internet is killing it this week with useful kitchen hacks. First we learned how to keep an avocado from turning brown—this, on top of our previous posts about keeping bananas from over-ripening and the easiest way ever to clean a blender—and now we have an insanely clever trick for cubing and storing an entire watermelon in less than two minutes. I’m betting it would also work with things like cantaloupe and honeydew melon—anything spherical with a rind that you’d like cubed fast. Spoiler: It’s all about how you make the cuts.

Behold and be amazed.

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Kitchen Hack: The Foolproof Way to Keep Your Avocados from Turning Brown

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Wait, am I the only one who didn’t know this smart trick for keeping avocados from turning brown? Considering my obsession with avocados, I’m thinking this will come in mighty handy in the very near future.

Hey, while you’re here, check out our hacks for keeping bananas from turning brown and the easiest way ever to clean your blender. Some Einstein-level stuff, I tell you.

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