Ten Things You Never Knew About Your Kitchen

Making your freezer more fragrant

Over time, freezers can start to develop a bit of a musty odour. A clever way to get rid of such smells is to fill a clean sock with instant coffee granules and place it inside the freezer for a few days or so.


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Space saving cutlery

Modern kitchens or these ones with old charm furniture always come with a cutlery drawer, which is usually pretty small. For a look at kitchens in Essex RG Cole amongst others may a range you may like. But these days there are new inventions which can free up some space – would you believe you can get something called a splade? It’s a cross between a fork, a spoon and a knife, with the functionality of all three rolled into one!

Einstein’s theory of refrigeration

Albert Einstein actually invented a model of fridge in 1930, which used single-pressure absorption rather than the toxic coolants that many fridges used at the time.
Stop that spillage

One of the worst things to try and clean up in any kitchen is dried boiled water. A fascinating fact about boiling pans that are about to bubble over is that if you put a wooden spoon across the top, it will prevent a spillage from happening.

Staggering kitchen hygiene facts

It may be hard to believe but the average kitchen contains 100,000 times more bacteria than a typical bathroom – and the worst item is the chopping board. It can harbour up to 200% more germs than a toilet seat – particularly if it is a wooden one, which can retain moisture. The NHS has plenty of advice on keeping these germs at bay.
Putting a stop to tears in the kitchen

Onions are the classic culprit for causing an attack of watering eyes when you’re in your kitchen. To stop this happening, you can put it in your freezer for a while before you chop it, or cut it in the sink while you run cold water over it. Once it’s chopped your hands will probably smell a fair bit so use lemon juice to solve this problem.

Pointless gadgets

An amazing 87% of people own a kitchen gadget that they have never actually used. The list of such items includes herb scissors, melon ballers and avocado slicers!

Fridge power consumption

A single fridge may account for approximately 10% of the entire electricity bill of a household – so it’s even more important to keep that door shut than you might think. This advice holds true for beer and drink fridges too.
Early fridges were wooden

The first fridge for household use, produced in 1911 was actually wooden, and used a sulphur dioxide process to keep food cool. It cost twice as much as the average car at the time, about $1000, and was made by General Electric, who still make fridges today AUTHORITY URL: http://www.ge.com

Before fridges… there was brine

It was discovered as far back as medieval times that salt water could actually absorb heat as it evaporated. The brine method of keeping food cool continued to be used right up until the 18th century, particularly for meat, which was packed into barrels of brine in New York’s meatpacking district, which still carries the name today.