How You Can Hack Appliances Like Never Before


Ever think of how you can get the most out of your appliances? Keep reading to figure out the full potential of your home.


If you want the nice fresh smell of freshly cleaned jeans, but you don’t want to fade or shrink them. Or you just don’t have the time to wash them, put them in the freezer.  Sealed in a freezer bag, the colder temperatures kill the bacteria.


Finely chop herbs with a coffee grinder to save time and increase freshness over dried spices and herbs.


Have a sticker in an unwanted place?  Use a hair dryer to melt the adhesive and get it off smoothly without any residue.


Enjoy fresh squeezed OJ for a Sunday brunch? To get more juice out of citrus, put them in the microwave for about 10 seconds to release more juice when squeezing.

If your cutting board smells a little funky even after cleaning it, place it in the microwave to get rid of stinky bacteria.

If you happen to need a hot compress, use the microwave.  Place a damp towel in the microwave until you’re content with the heat it’s produced.


Want to clean flip flops after going to a festival, concert, or just a day at the beach?  Place them in the dishwasher on a hot sanitizing cycle.  The dirt will come right off and they’ll be nice and clean.


If you are a poor college student and in need of a decent breakfast, use your coffee maker.  You can brew the coffee and then use the hot plate to toast the bagel to perfect toastieness.

*Bonus tip: Use your coffee maker to steam vegetables and poach salmon in the hot water.  Put the veggies where you’d place the coffee grounds and the salmon in the coffee pot.  The steam cooks the vegetables and the hot water will poach the salmon and you will have two “healthy” meals from a coffee pot.

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