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.

Perfect Poaching

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.

Bacon Bit

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.

Innovation Pie

Pierce tin pie pans with a knife to create a stacked steamer for dumplings.

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