Tips for Healthy and Easy Cooking
Here I want to share all my 14 years of experience in cooking, starting from novice cooking to advance level cooking. From the end of this I a m sure you’re definitely in level that you can manage everything in a single hand.
Clean and Tidy Kitchen:
The most and important thing for a healthy cooking is the well organized kitchen. Make sure you keep everything in handy when you start cooking. I would like to share my own cooking techniques which I follow before, during and after cooking so that my kitchen looks neat and tidy even after cooking for a large number of people.
A cluttered Kitchen counter attracts grime and looks horrible. Keep your kitchen counter free and clutter free all the time. Looking at clutter free counter you feel relaxed and get you in the mood of cooking with all your heart.
Vinegar is the best cleaning agent for your counter/platform. Mix the equal amounts of water and vinegar and clean the counter twice in week. You can get rid of that bad odor and pests (Cockroaches specially).Using a plate for the spatulas during cooking is also a good idea to keep the platform clean thus saving the time in cleaning.
Next comes your sink. This becomes most filthy place if proper care is not taken. The kitchen sink is a great place for germs to thrive, since you let food particles hang out there all day. (And rinse your meat juice-covered dishes in it. And wash your egg yolk-covered hands in it.) So it’s certainly dirty. And if you, like me, thought that it got clean as you wash the dishes every day? Well, you are sadly mistaken.
The key to keeping it clean isn’t blasting it with disinfectant, but removing the organic matter that the bacteria can grow on. Since the key factor here is putting in the work to dislodge anything stuck to the sink walls. As in, scrubbing and cleaning it every night before you go to bed.
The kitchen is the heart and center of the home, but it gets dirty fast. If neglected, aside from basic washing up and wiping down, the kitchen can get out of hand very quickly. You can clean the kitchen from top to bottom in only 20 minutes a day. Cleaning the kitchen every night before going to bed can saves a lot of time when you plan to deep clean your kitchen.
9 Quick Tips On Kitchen Organization
1. Put things near where you need them.
It makes no sense to have cooking utensils in a cupboard on the other side of the kitchen when you actually need access to them while standing at the stove. Likewise, drinking glasses stored near the sink are easier to use and put away after washing.
2. Group things by function
Why search in one cupboard for flour, another for baking soda, and a third for sugar just to make a quick batch of cookies? If you bake often, you know these ingredients are typically used together so store them together. You can do the same thing with coffee- or tea-making supplies by stashing mugs, spoons, and your creamer set near the coffee pot or kettle.
3. Think vertically
Why keep cramming more into cupboards and drawers when there’s plenty of vertical space to be used? Tiered hanging baskets get those bowls of produce off of your counter, or stash rolled kitchen towels and washcloths in them to free up a drawer. A magnetic strip on your backsplash can hold knives and other metal utensils, while a kitchen pegboard wall is a perfect spot for pots and pans.
4. Respect the triangle
The kitchen triangle is an imaginary concept which recognizes that most cooking tasks are done between the refrigerator, sink, and cooktop. Storing things between the proper points on the triangle makes cooking easier.
5. Keep frequently used items between waist and eye level
Even if you’re young and bendy, it’s annoying if you have to squat down to get or put away the baking dish you use for just about every meal. The same goes with ingredients: why store cooking spray or salt and pepper where you have to bend or stretch to get them?
6. Bend over for bulky items
While you want frequently-used items within easy reach, those which are heavy or bulky are exceptions. These should be stored in lower cupboards or drawers where they can’t fall and injure someone trying to reach for them.
7. Banish unitaskers
Yes, that banana slicer is cute but is it that hard to use a knife? Of course not. What is the point of salad claws? Toss salad with a pair of large spoons and free up space. You do not need special scissors to cut pizza or herbs or lettuce: a regular pair of kitchen shears or knife work fine.
8. For storage, think square and clear
Whether in your cupboards or inside your refrigerator, every inch counts. Round containers aren’t efficient in their use of space. Switching to square, stackable food storage containers or canisters lets you store more in the same amount of space. Using clear containers means you’ll know at a glance what you’ve stored, too
9. Lose what you don’t use
The kitchen is no place for sentimentality if you’re short on storage space. If you’ve received gadgets or small appliances that you’ve never used, let go of them. The same goes for duplicate items when you only use one, like that pair of large lasagna pans or the stovetop kettle when you’ve got an electric one that works faster.