6 Common Kitchen Items You Have Always Used Incorrectly

by Maria Konou

The kitchen is undoubtedly the center of attraction in any home. It is where we cook, eat, and spend time with our friends and family. Our lives are made easier by kitchen appliances that get smarter and more versatile every year. However, we don’t always read the instructions to the end or think about the proper use of a particular appliance. As it turns out, there are a number of ones we use incorrectly. So, maybe it is time to leave our kitchen habits aside and take a moment to learn how to actually use our appliances correctly. This will make them work better and smarter, and we will finally see the results we dreamed of. So, without further ado, let’s see which common kitchen items you have always used incorrectly:

Let’s see the most common kitchen items you have always used incorrectly 

Common Kitchen Items You Have Always Used Incorrectly


Yes, this might be a bit surprising considering that the fridge is the main kitchen appliance. Many people store dairy products in bottles and bags on the fridge door, and this is not quite right. The fact is that fridge doors are the warmest place, which means it is impractical to put perishables like dairy products in there. It is better to leave the water, juices, fizzy drinks, sauces, and condiments in there a.k.a. products that don’t need strong refrigeration. Also, you shouldn’t use up all the fridge space – it is essential to leave room for free air circulation, otherwise food will spoil faster. So, in order for your fridge to work properly, you also need to deep clean and organize your fridge regularly.

You shouldn’t use up all the fridge space – it is essential to leave room for free air circulation


Just like the tip with the fridge, we mentioned above – you shouldn’t fill the dishwasher “to the top”. The more dishes, the less likely they are to wash well. You should arrange the dishes according to the degree of contamination: the center has the most water pressure, so it is better to leave the dishes with hard-to-wash stains from carbohydrate-rich foods such as tomatoes, potatoes, etc. On the side of the dishwasher is the strongest detergent supply, so dishes with grease stains and stains from protein products – meat, cheese, eggs – should be placed there. You probably didn’t know that tip, but once you try it, and see how well your dishes are washed, you will make this a must. Also, make sure to deep clean your dishwasher from time to time to keep it in top-notch form.

The more dishes, the less likely they are to wash well


This handy appliance for blending cream soup and making healthy smoothies also has certain specifics in use. So when adding ingredients to the blender you should follow the rule: always go from light to heavy. First, you should add liquid or small foods and then move on to heavier ones, such as bananas and ice. This will help prevent the blade from breaking and your blender will last much longer. There are also some foods you should never put in your blender, so watch out for these, as well!

Follow this blender rule – always go from light to heavy ingredients

#Garlic Press

Most of us peel the garlic before putting it in the press. However, this has proven to be unnecessary work. Simply putting the garlic in the press and pressing is enough, the casing will stay inside, and the pulp will come out through the holes. So, save yourself the extra work the next time you are making some delicious garlic-rich dishes. And, make sure to clean your garlic press after every use, so the garlic doesn’t become hard and smelly!

Many people spend extra time peeling garlic before they put it in the press


You should always peel the vegetables and fruits in a direction away from you – it is safer, and the produce will also look fresher. What’s more, the job of a vegetable peeler is not limited to root vegetables, as most people think. With it, you can also grate cheese, make chocolate chunks for cookies, and slice almonds for baked goods. A peeler can also cut out “growths” in potatoes and unwanted parts in tomatoes and peppers. So, give your peeler a chance, it can be of a lot more help to you!

You should always peel the vegetables and fruits in a direction away from you

#Wooden Cutting Board

For many, a wooden cutting board is preferable to a plastic one. And, there is a good reason for that. When you cut into the plastic, it releases harmful chemicals into your food. A wooden cutting board and utensils are safer and more natural! However, not everyone knows that you can’t wash wooden boards like other utensils, and certainly not in a dishwasher! Hot water, a sponge, and dishwashing detergent can warp the wood, so it is best to use a natural cleaning combination: salt and lemon. Salt will help scrub and wash away dirt and dried food particles, and half a lemon can disinfect the surface like no other. Then you need to simply wipe the board with a cloth and be sure to treat it periodically with a special wood cleaner to make it last longer. This is one of the most clever hacks with lemons!

Not everyone knows that you can’t wash wooden boards like other utensils

Now you know how to use all your kitchen items correctly!

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.