Ok clever cooks! Money/time saving tips on multi-purposing items!
Hello chowhounds! I love reading tips that other people have discovered. It saves me the time of having to either discover it myself, or cooking without knowing such a great idea.
The threads that have enlightened me recently with useful tips were ones where I found out about using coffee filters instead of cheesecloth, and using a rasp for garlic! Awesome ideas! Both save time, money, and also kitchen space by me not needing to buy multiple items to do different jobs!
Do you have any clever tips?
Cookie sheet as a lid for large pans, nimble 10" Chef's knife for any cutting job other than things demanding a cleaver or things where uniformity or high volume favors a mandoline. Seriously, my big knife cuts bread better than my serrated bread knife and is nimble enough to flute a mushroom cap. Microplanes are true miracle tools and get used or everything from grating cheese or nutmeg to ginger.