Multipurpose Kitchen Supplies: An A to Z Guide

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Photo by: George Doyle ©(c) George Doyle

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Give common kitchen tools a second chance with these tips for new uses for everyday kitchen supplies:

Aluminum foil: Roll into the shape of a cone for a makeshift funnel.

Box grater: Shave away too-burnt bits on toast.

Chip clip: Keep a cookbook propped open to the correct page.

Coffee grinder: Grind fresh spices.

Cocktail shaker: Fill with a head of garlic and shake vigorously to remove the peel.

Egg slicer: Use to thinly slice other items like mushrooms, strawberries and bocconcini.

Muffin tin: Invert and stand taco shells in between the cups for easy assembly.

Pizza cutter: Use to finely chop herbs.

Pizza stone: Use to bake foods that taste best crisp — think chicken nuggets and oven-baked fries.

Plastic sandwich bag: Snip a corner and fill with frosting for use as a piping bag.

Splatter guard: Set over a bowl for an impromptu cooling rack.

Salad spinner: Add chopped tomatoes and spin to remove their seeds.

Waffle maker: Spread with cookie or brownie batter for extra-crusty “baked” goods.

Use your muffin tin to make:
Use your pizza stone to make:
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