For many years, we have greatly undermined some of the things that we can do with most of our household appliances. Well, you will definitely want to limit yourself to using any of your household appliances for the purposes for which they were intended and the reasons why you bought them. But what if you could do more with some of your household appliances?
Keep reading and find out more about some of the household equipment that you can use to do more chores and work than they were intended.
1. Cook salmon in your dishwasher
This, in itself, sounds crazy, right? Especially when you already have a perfectly good and functioning oven. This practice may be left more for the daredevils in the family. If you follow all the steps precisely and to the letter, you can end up enjoying a delicious dishwasher-cooked salmon. First, wrap the raw salmon fillets in two layers of tinfoil. Make sure the tinfoil is tightly sealed. Place the tinfoil in the top rack and close it up. Then set your dishwasher to on the normal cycle. Remember, no detergents here. The water in the dishwasher should be able to thoroughly cook the salmon in the course of the washing cycle.
2. Remove crayon marks using a blow-dryer
If you are the parent who still has small kids or toddlers playing around the house, then you can expect crayon markings to dominate your walls at one point in time. Some of these markings can be so intense that you feel clueless as to how to start removing them. Here is where you can get a roll of paper towels and a blow-dryer. Crayons as a kind of wax which means a little bit of heat from your blow-dryer and a quick paper towel wipe down can do the trick. You can also use a mild dish soap and a sponge if the first doesn’t entirely remove the whole stain.
3. Disinfect sponges in the microwave
Sponges are one household appliances that are ever full of bacteria. For one, mostly because we usually don’t bother to clean them after using them. But here is where radiation comes in. And you have your microwave ready to get germs and bacteria dying. You simply need to put a damp sponge in your microwave and set it on for a minute or two.
4. Make brownies, hash browns, and burgers using a waffle iron
Here, you can start by shredding up some potatoes and popping them inside your waffle iron to make crispy hash browns. Or you can choose to dump in brownie butter to make waffle-shaped brownies which will cook for a fraction of the time. You can also cook ghetto grilled cheese, food-stamp French toast and poor-man’s paninis which are all pretty good waffles as well.
5. Use a stand mixer to quickly shred cooked meat
You might have realized that shredded meat is, for some reason, usually the best kind of meat. You feel the urge to always want a bite of it. The only problem is that using a fork to shred meat can be tedious and time-consuming. That is where you can opt for a stand mixer instead. Just toss your already cooked meat in the stand mixer and watch it get torn to shreds.