Kitchen Hacks

Try these clever shortcuts and tricks from the cast of The Kitchen the next time you need to need to reheat a slice of pizza or cool down a six-pack fast.
Episode: Fast Fixes

Hosts Geoffrey Zakarian, Marcela Valladolid and Jeff Mauro discuss food hacks as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen, Season 7.

Photo by: Jason DeCrow ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Jason DeCrow, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Sticky Hacks: When you're measuring sticky ingredients like honey or molasses, spray your measuring tool with cooking spray first. It will help the honey slide right out, giving you the most precise measurement.

If the recipe includes a large amount of oil, measure that first in a measuring cup. Then, add the molasses or honey right into the same measuring cup with the oil and voila! No more sticky residue left behind.

Beer Hacks: Want to quickly cool your six-pack? Add some salt and water to a cooler full of ice and beer. It'll increase the surface contact and bring the temperature down fast.

Add a cup filled with ice to a pitcher of warm beer: It will cool the beer without watering it down.

Waffle Iron Hacks: For an almost-instant cakey treat, stir up your favorite boxed cake mix, add it to a waffle iron preheated to medium and cook until puffed and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Add some cream cheese frosting or powdered sugar and serve!

Revive a cold slice of pizza by adding some freshly ground black pepper, Parmesan and torn basil, then fold it tip-to-crust and cook it on high in a preheated waffle iron for 3 minutes.

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