Household Hints Room By Room: More In the Kitchen

February 3, 2014

Shortcuts, repurposing household items and finding new ways to go about your daily tasks is what Schrapper’s Fine Cabinetry and Design wants to share with you to start off your New Year in a brand new way!

We’ve got lots of great hints that mean lessening work time and lengthening family and relaxation time.

You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!
Our researchers have dug up new ways to handle weary tasks, improving your time spent in the kitchen. 

  •  Never Cry Again (When Chopping Onions). Simply wipe down your cutting board with white vinegar before you start chopping. And no worries, the onions will not taste like vinegar.
  • One Potato, Two Potato, Peel Potatoes Fast. Boil your potatoes with the skin on and then dunk them in cold water for about five seconds or so. Gently twist the potatoes between your hands and skins slide off easily.
  • More Priceless Potato Pointers. If you want to prevent your potatoes from sprouting "eyes," place an apple in the bag. They will not bud.
  • When Is a Fork Not a Fork? When it’s a garlic crusher. Place garlic on your chopping board and press down with the fork tines. Presto!
  • And Speaking of Chopping Boards … Kosher salt and half a lemon is all it takes to clean a cutting board. Sprinkle the salt and rub with the lemon. Make sure to rinse with water and dry. 

Let’s Party!
If it’s time for cake and wine, check out these fabulous tips:


  • White Wine Cool Down. Separate and wash green grapes. Place on a tray and pop into the freezer. Add a few to your glass of white wine. Pretty – and won’t dilute your Sauvignon Blanc!
  • Decorate a Cake in 10 Seconds Flat. If you don’t have time to ice your cake, place a piece of lace or paper doily over the top and sprinkle icing sugar. Looks beautiful on a chocolate or red velvet cake.


There you have it – Schrapper’s way of making you Queen or King of the kitchen!