6 Household Tricks Using Pots

Did you know that your pots can help you peel eggs? Discover this and 5 other simple tricks your pots have up their sleeves.
6 Household Tricks Using Pots

Last update: 15 March, 2019

There are many objects that can be used for more than just their intended use, and pots are one of them.

If you don’t believe it, just check out the 6 simple but ingenious ways to use your pots below. See for yourself!

1. Pots can help you peel eggs


Peeling boiled eggs is not always an easy task, but you can make it easier with a pot. Here’s all you need to do:

  • Put the eggs in water and let them boil briefly. Then, remove the hot water from the pot by partially covering it.
  • After this, fill the pot with cold water. Cover it and shake vigorously.
  • When you remove the lid from the pot, you’ll see that it will be quicker to peel the eggs and that you’ll be able to remove the shell in a second.

2. Ironing a shirt

A person ironing a short with a pot.

Although it may not seem like it,  you can use a pot or a saucepan to iron a shirt.

If you’re traveling and don’t have access to an iron but have a pot handy, here’s all you have to do:

  • Heat the pot and iron the clothes with the base of the pot.

It’s that easy! You can remove the wrinkles from your clothes without even needing an iron.

This is a very helpful hack.

3. Breaking up ice

A person breaking up ice into small pieces.

Do you want to make a cocktail but just can’t seem to break up that big chunk of ice?

Well, all you need is a pot.

  • Put the ice in a bag or inside a rag, and then crush it with the pot.

Although this can also be done with other objects, the truth is it’s much easier to do with a pot because it keeps your fingers from getting hurt.

You can also use a smaller saucepan if you find it more comfortable.

4. Peeling garlic

Four cloves of garlic.

In addition to eggs, there are other foods that can be peeled more easily if you use a pot. Garlic is one of them.

  • To do this, you’ll have to place a whole head of garlic, including its shell, inside a pot and shake it a little.
  • With this simple gesture, which will only take a few seconds, you will notice that the outer skin of the garlic will come off by itself quickly.
  • If you have several cloves of garlic that you want to peel, you’ll only have to continue shaking the covered pot and all the cloves will be peeled.

This method is very useful because it prevents that strong garlic smell from sticking to your fingers.

5. Wooden spoons and pans

Pots and wooden spoons go well together.

You can also use wooden spoons in a variety of ways with pots, and you can save space in your kitchen.

If you leave the wooden spoon inside the pot while the food is cooking, this will prevent the food from over spilling when it starts to boil.

The foam will concentrate around the spoon and won’t spill. This means you won’t have to clean up a mess.

6. Clean dirty pots with water and salt

A pot with boiling rice in it.

This trick will help you clean a pot that has been burned. All you need are a few simple ingredients that we all have at home: water and salt.

If your pot has a coating of food stuck to it, this trick will definitely help.

Here’s all you have to do:

  • Wash the pot out as much as possible.
  • Clean it with warm water and dish soap with the help of a soft sponge.
  • Then, cover the burned part of the pot with hot water and add two tablespoons of salt.
  • Leave the pan to soak for 15 minutes and then scrub it again. If there are still traces of food left in the pot, add more water and salt and put it on the stove to  boil.
  • Let it cool a little and you’ll be able to clean it.

Give these great kitchen hacks a try!

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