You may be a food savvy, but there are always some kitchen mistakes we are all making.
I know that those mistakes come from good intentions and you are even not aware you are making them.
But here are some blunders you are probably making.
Most Common Kitchen Mistakes:
1. Washing the knives in the dishwasher
If you are wondering how do your blades get dull so quickly, maybe is your dishwasher to blame.
Dishwashers get all the blades dull faster ’cause they have high water pressures which affect your blades. Also, the crystals from dishwashers detergent can also be abrasive.
Wash your knives and all the other blades in a sink with hot water, detergent and gentle sponge.
Also, make sure to dry them immediately and put them away.
This will keep your blades sharp and protected longer.
2. Washing fruits and veggies as soon as you get home
You should never wash fruits and vegetables before you store them in the refrigerator because this will cause them to rotten faster.
The right time to wash them is when you are going actually to use them. Therefore you should wash them right before eating or cooking.
The only exception here is mushrooms. They absorb the water so you should never wash them.
The right way to clean the mushrooms is to use a brush or a towel to remove the dirt of them.
These hacks will preserve your fruits and veggies and will keep them fresh longer.
3. Opening the oven when checking your food
This is the most common kitchen mistake everyone is making.
Opening the oven door lets out a lot of the heat, which can drop the internal temperature drastically and that can cause the food to cook less evenly.
Instead of opening the oven all the time, open it only once, halfway through cooking.
Use that time to rotate the pan and check the food.
Plus, every oven has a glass door and light, so no need for door opening all the time.
4. Storing all fruits and vegetables in a crisper drawer
Most refrigerators have two crisp drawers. So since there are two, it will be the best to store fruits in one and veggies in another drawer.
These drawers are there to keep our food fresh longer, but no every food should be stored there.
Some fruits, like apples and bananas, emit ethylene gas, which can cause surrounding vegetables to prematurely ripen and spoil. Therefore, this is one of the reasons you shouldn’t store fruits and veggies together.
On the other hand, tomatoes and stone fruits such as peaches, plums, and nectarines out of the fridge because cold temperatures can turn their texture into mush.
Tha last tip is: Never overfill the drawers ’cause foods need air to circulate. Otherwise, your fresh groceries will rotten much faster.