Does it feel like you’re spending hours in the kitchen? Planning and making meals can feel like a time-consuming chore, but it doesn’t have to be this way. With some small, easy changes, you can get food on the table much quicker. Here are five tricks to speed up your cooking routine.
Wear an Apron
Wearing an apron may feel like something only professional chefs do, but if you’re worried about messing up your clothes while cooking, it slows you down. With an apron, you can work faster without worrying about making a mess and you’ll have somewhere to wipe your hands.
Use a Trash Bowl
Instead of wasting time throwing things away in the trashcan, add a bowl to your workspace for trash. This will save you time taking trips to the trash.
Sharpen Your Knives
Chopping probably takes the longest amount of time and having sharp knives will speed up the cutting process. Sharp knives are also safer because they require less force and are less likely to slip and injure you.
Don’t Fear High Heat
Waiting for the burners to heat up can take lots of time, so don’t be afraid to turn up the heat. You can always turn the burners down if you need to.
Read the Recipe Twice
Reading the recipe twice before you cook, especially if you’re making a new dish, will help you avoid making mistakes, which can slow things down.