You don’t need every kitchen appliance and utensil, but you do need a few that have multi-purposes. On our list of must-haves: mesh strainer, cheesecloth, waffle iron, condiment bottles, and tin pie pans.
Poach an egg perfectly by using a metal mesh strainer for lowering the egg into the water.
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Skim The Fat
Wrap a few ice cubes in a paper towel or cheesecloth then skim it along the top of your stew or stock. The ice will help solidify the fat so it is easier to scoop out using a spoon.
No clean pans and the microwave is busted? You can still cook your bacon using a waffle iron.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Use your empty condiment bottles (e.g., ketchup) for pancake mixes.
Pierce tin pie pans with a knife to create a stacked steamer for dumplings.
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