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Your kitchen is filled with tools that have more than one use. Beyond their intended purposes, many everyday kitchen items can be repurposed in surprising and ingenious ways. Here are 14 unexpected uses for common kitchen items that might just change the way you see your utensils and gadgets.
Aluminum Foil as a Banana Keeper
Wrap the stems of bananas in aluminum foil to slow down their ripening process.
Coffee Filters for Cleaning Glass
Use coffee filters to clean windows and mirrors. They leave no lint or residue behind.
Ice Cube Tray as a Jewelry Organizer
Perfect for storing and organizing small earrings and rings.
Baking Soda as a Silver Polish
Make a paste with water and baking soda to clean and shine silverware.
Vegetable Peeler for Cheese Slices
Use a vegetable peeler to get thin slices of hard cheeses.
Wine Bottle as a Rolling Pin
No rolling pin? No problem. A wine bottle will do the trick for rolling out dough.
Egg Slicer for Strawberries
Use an egg slicer to get perfectly even slices of strawberries for desserts or salads.
Ketchup Bottle for Pancake Batter
Clean out an old ketchup bottle and use it to pour pancake batter onto a griddle with no mess.
Muffin Tin for Serving Condiments
Perfect for BBQs or parties, fill each cup with different condiments for easy access.
Waffle Iron for Hash Browns
Press shredded potatoes in a waffle iron for crispy, waffle-shaped hash browns.
Dish Rack as a File Organizer
Use a dish rack to organize and store files or mail.
Pizza Cutter for Herbs
Roll a pizza cutter over herbs like basil or parsley for quick and easy chopping.
Cheese Grater for Butter
If you need softened butter quickly, grate a cold stick of butter.
Colander as a Spa Experience
Place a colander over a pot of steaming water, then lean over it with a towel over your head for a DIY facial steam.