11 Ways to Use Tools to Help With Meal Prep
Cut down on time spent preparing for a holiday meal by powering up with tools. Check out these ways to use tools with meal prep.
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Crack Nuts with Tools
The holiday season can bring out varieties of nuts for guests to enjoy but what if you don't have a nutcracker around? Grab a clamp or some pliers to get the job done. Check out the other innovative tool uses to crack nuts.
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Peel Apples with a Drill
Peeling apples is a breeze when you put a drill to it. Get your pies made quicker with the power of a drill to help peel. Check out how we peel apples with a drill.
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Drill Open Cans
You don't have time to waste with prepping for the big meal, especially with jellied cranberries. Rip open that can and get eating by using a drill as a can opener. Learn the steps to create a can opener with a drill.
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Grate Cheese in a Breeze
Turn that drill into a cheese-grating machine and churn out cheese on dishes quicker than a server at an Italian restaurant. Add some power to the cheese-grating experience and learn how to use a drill to grate cheese.
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Pile on the Pepper
If the tread life of your pepper grinder has worn out, then upgrade to using a drill. Learn how to assemble a pepper grinder with a drill.
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Cordless Kitchen Drill Mixer
Sometimes we find it tough to mix stuff in a small jar by hand. Like old-fashioned oily peanut butter, for instance. It's not uncommon for us to reach for a power tool to solve a problem, so out to the garage we went. As it turns out, the handle of a mixing spoon fits perfectly in the chuck of our cordless drill! Find out how to install keyless drill chuck.
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Torches are used all the time to finish crème brûlée but you can also use a torch to cook plenty of other things. Over at Instructables, one ambitious culinary innovator used a torch to cook a steak dinner complete with asparagus. It might be like plan D if mayhem ensues as you try to cook your holiday meal. Just try to avoid any potential great goofs with a propane torch.
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Reciprocating Saw to Cut Meat
Maybe you thought your electric knife got sharpened prior to seating everyone for dinner but it's duller than a dad joke. Rescue the captive audience with a reciprocating saw to slice the meat, just make sure it's sanitized before you use it. Find out what else you can use a reciprocating saw for around the home. Photo: Courtesy of Food for Hunters
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Paint Brush as a Pastry Brush
A paint brush is essentially the same as a pastry brush, just make sure you use a brand new paint brush if you need something for baking pastries. Find out how to keep your paint brushes clean at home.
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Caulking Gun Pastry Bag
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Drill Out Veggies for Stuffed Treats
Originally Published: December 15, 2017