Want to make your time in the kitchen even more efficient? Take some tips from the pros. These simple tips below will save time, cut down on clean up, and make cooking even more fun!
Create a non-slip cutting board. Put a damp paper towel, damp kitchen towel, or piece of non-slip cupboard liner under your cutting board before you start cutting. It will give you a stable surface to work on safely.
Keep your knives sharp. Take time to regularly hone your knives to keep them in tip-top shape. You may be reluctant, thinking sharp knives are dangerous, but the truth is dull knives put you at greater risk because you have to use more force, and they have a greater tendency to slip off food.
Carry a kitchen towel. A kitchen towel is a great go-to when you're cooking — tuck it into your apron pocket, and use it to wipe up spills, grab hot pans, and dry your knife in between rinsings. Remember to use a separate towel when cooking with raw meat.
Work with a "garbage bowl." As you chop, cut, and dice, collect the scraps in a large bowl. This will keep your counters clear, and also save you trips to the trash can or compost bin.
Always clean as you go. Get in the habit of clearing counters and washing up as you cook. This will save you a big mess to deal with at the end!