Did you know you can get more convenience and functionality out of your everyday appliances? By thinking outside the box and using your appliances in unconventional ways, you can clean, heat, prep, and get mundane tasks done in a fraction of the time.
Check out these brilliant hacks and see what else you can think of on your own! Don’t forget to call Morris County Appliance Repair and let us know what genius ideas you came up with.
1. Wash Baseball Caps in the Dishwasher
Baseball caps aren’t easy to wash in the machine, which leads many folks to buy special gear to keep them intact during laundering. But did you know there’s an easier way to get those dirty, sweaty caps clean?
Simply place them on the top rack of your dishwasher, secure them to the pegs with a clothespin, and run it. Be sure to skip the drying cycle! Once they’ve been washed, reshape them with your hands and lay them on a flat surface to air dry.
2. Use Your Waffle Maker to Cook Bacon
With a waffle maker (or panini press), you can cut the time it takes to cook bacon in half! This is because the bacon cooks on both sides at once, so it cooks faster and comes out super-crispy and delicious.
3. Use Your Freezer to Remove Gum
Did your kid get gum stuck on their shoe or toy? Throw it in the freezer! After a few hours, you’ll be able to chip away at the frozen gum and remove it much more easily.
4. Soften Solidified Sugar in the Microwave
We’ve all had our brown sugar turn into a hard brick at one time or another. To soften it, put your sugar in a sealed plastic bag with a few drops of water, then microwave it for 10-20 seconds on medium power. (Alternatively, you can place the sugar in a microwave-safe bowl and cover it with a damp paper towel.) Repeat as necessary until all the lumps are out.