Multi-Taskers: 10 Kitchen Appliance Hacks That Change the Game

Get this: the market for kitchen appliances has grown by nearly 11 percent in the last couple of years. So, if you want to become a master multitasker in the kitchen, you might want to take a look at these kitchen hacks to get started.

From grilled cheese text to other food hats, we've got you covered. Take a look at these 10 kitchen appliance hacks that change the game!

1. Use Your Toaster to Make Grilled Cheese

When it comes to grilled cheese hacks, we've got you covered. We're not going to lie: on a scale of one to 10, the degree of difficulty for this type of DIY hack is a five. That being said, prepare to turn your toaster into an oven by gently tipping it onto its side.

When you're ready, popping a few pieces of bread with some cheese on top of it. Now, push down the lever on your toaster and standby.

But if you saw that you would just wait for the toast to pop back up, you'd be dead wrong. That's because your bread will most likely fly across your floor before you know it.

Feel like your grilled cheese is ready to go? If so, simply unplug the outlet for your toaster and carefully measure out the slices onto a plate.

2. Use an Ice Cube Tray to Make Ice Cream

On the hunt for more hotel room cooking hacks?

If that's the case, then you've come to the right place. You'd probably be shocked to find out that you can use an ice cube tray to make ice cream. Here's how it works.

First of all, pour an "ice cream base" into your ice cube tray. When you are done, place it into the freezer as soon as possible. Then, sit back and wait as your ice cream base becomes ice cream. 

After some time has passed, pop out the tray of ice cream cubes and pop them into a high-speed blender or a food processor. Now: enjoy your DIY ice cream!

3. Use Your Dishwasher to Cook Lobster or Salmon

Ever wanted to use your dishwasher to cook lobster or salmon? Join the club. For starters, grab a piece of salmon from your fridge. 

Then, wrap it up in foil as tightly as you can along with the following ingredients:

For those of you who prefer to eat lobster, toss it was some butter info into a mason jar. Once this is done, place your salmon or lobster on the dishwasher's top rack. Next, select the "normal washing cycle" and skip the soap for this cycle.

Believe it or not, your salmon or lobster will be ready to eat when your dishwashing cycle ends!

4. Use Your Pepper Grinder to Crush up Toppings

To be quite honest with you, this is one of the easiest food hacks on the list. To get started, grab an empty pepper grinder from your pantry or spice cabinet. Instead of refilling it with peppercorn, try refilling it with something fun like Oreo cookies sans the cream.

All that you have to do is grind it up to make ready-to-eat sprinkles for:

On the flip side, those of you who prefer spicy toppings can always swap out your Oreo cookies for salty snacks like Doritos. Just sayin'

5. Use Your Coffee Grinder to Grind Spices

If you are feeling culinarily challenged, then have no fear, because this kitchen hack is beyond easy. Simply put, you can use your coffee grinder to grind all kinds of spices. Let us explain.

To do so, start by roasting whole spices such as:

  • Cardamom
  • Anise
  • Cumin

Now that we've got that covered, get your spices and add them into your coffee grinder. Next, grab your coffee grinder and grind these spices into powder. For those of you were grinding harder spices such as peppercorn, the sharper the blade, the better.

On the other hand, seeds like poppy or celery seeds are so fine and tiny that your blade has to be close to the bottom of your coffee grinder to do the trick. Otherwise, your coffee grinder may not be able to crush up the small seeds that settle on the bottom.

6. Use Your Waffle Maker to Crisp Hash Browns

Did you know that you can use your waffle maker to crisp hashbrowns?

All this to say that your favorite homemade hashbrowns are going to be easier to make than ever. Start by grating several large potatoes and spreading them out onto your waffle iron as it preheats.

When your wall furnace nice and hot, presses down and cook your potatoes until they are as crispy and golden as you prefer. Enjoy the deliciousness!

7. Use Your Mixer Bowl to Shred up Meat

Do you happen to have a mixer bowl laying around your kitchen?

If yes, then get ready to use it to shred up meat in the kitchen. But wait - there's more. To begin this recipe, you must cook the following meats first:

  • Boneless chicken
  • Turkey
  • Roast beef

Once your meat is properly cooked, place it into your mixer bowl and put its setting on the low. Now, kick back and relax while your paddle does all the hard work for you.

After 10 seconds pass, your chicken, turkey, or roast beef should be ready to go. Thinking about adding your shredded meat to soups or casseroles? The answer is simple: let the meat spin for several more seconds to get the job done.

For those of you who have way too much meat to eat at once, feel free to put it in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer for the future.

8. Use Your Sodastream to Make Sparkling Wine

Ever thought about using your Sodastream to make sparkling wine?

Believe it or not, you're solution can be used to make anything from cocktails to fruit sodas. Simply mix the following ingredients into your Sodastream to get started:

  • Syrup
  • Fruit juice
  • Wine
  • Liquor
  • Water

Although this may end up avoiding your warranty, it'll be worth it once you can picture all of the delicious sangria you could be making. Just make sure that you are ready to clean up a big mess in case anything occurs.

We can't emphasize this enough: nobody wants red wine or margarita mix sprayed around their tiny kitchen, right? We didn't think so!

9. Use Your Popcorn Machine to Toast Herbs 

If you haven't used your popcorn machine to toast herbs yet, then you are in for a real treat. For example, if you have a history of burning pine nuts on your stove, you might want to pull out your popcorn machine.

Surprisingly enough, you can easily use your popcorn machine to toast up some yummy pine nuts inside of it. You can even use it to dry delicious herbs too.

10. Use Your Coffee Grinder to Make Tempura Flour

Last but not least, you can use your coffee grinder to make tempura flour as well. First things first, grab a bunch of dry rice and throw it into your coffee grinder.

Now, grind up dry, uncooked grains of rice in your coffee grinder until you feel that it has created a fine flour. This is an especially useful recipe if you only want a little bit of tempura flour instead of buying a massive bag of it. Bon appétit!

Level up Your Kitchen Appliance Game

Want to level up your kitchen appliance game? 

Luckily for you, our handy list of kitchen hacks should help you make anything you want with ease. Crazily enough, all that you have to do is pick up some simple ingredients and put your popcorn maker, coffee grinder, or ice cube tray to the test.

Are you someone who prefers salty snacks on the go?

For those of you who love a little salt and spice, try grilling up grated potatoes in your waffle maker for instant hashbrowns. Better yet, you can use your everyday kitchen mixer bowl to shred up meat like chicken, beef, turkey, and more.

What about those who crave a sparkling cocktail after a long day of work?

Don't waste your time at the bar. Instead, use your Sodastream to make yourself a sparkling wine drink immediately. Talk about bringing the restaurant home with you!

Are you feeling hungry? Looking for more fast and fun food hacks?

Don't forget to check out our kitchen hacks today!

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