Kitchen Items We're Storing Wrong

June 11, 2018

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As we have found out numerous times, we've been living out entire lives doing things incorrectly.  That includes items that are stored in the kitchen. Here are five kitchen items you may be storing the wrong way. If you place your sharp knives into a utensil drawer, you're doing it wrong. Not only is it dangerous for your digits (fingers), it's really bad for the knives and makes them less sharp and dull.  Instead store your prizes cutting knives on a magnetic strip on your wall.  You can store them in a knife block but make sure the blade side is facing up. If you're stacking your cookies sheets in a pile, stop! The best way to store cookie sheets is vertically, not horizontally to prevent scratching and warping. As for your spice rack, if you have them in alphabetic order or placing them inside matching jars because that's what you're "supposed" to be doing according to Pinterest, it's time to let that go. Organize them by frequency or application and you'll be just fine. Unless you store your wine glasses in a cabinet rack that holds them upside down, keep them upright.  While they may collect dust, the base is the heaviest and storing them upright minimizes the risk they're fall and break.  Finally your cast iron skillet. Although it may be a space issue but placing other pots and pans on top of your skillet can scratch and damage the finish on your cast iron, making it wear out quicker. The way to resolve it is super-simple with a paper towel.  Place one in between each layer. Besides protecting the surface, if can suck up any extra moisture to prevent rust, too.

SOURCE: The Kitchn

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