9 Super-Simple Kitchen Hacks

These tricks help you solve nine common kitchen dilemmas

Lemon peel is a great deodorizer; put some in the bottom of your trash can to eliminate odors.

There are a few things that happen in your kitchen that are just plain frustrating; little bits of food still stuck to the blade of your blender after you wash it (not to mention the mess inside your microwave), Costco-size condiment bottles that won’t fit in the refrigerator door, and little bits of egg shell where they’re not supposed to be (like your omelet or cake batter), to name a few.

Luckily, you don’t have to be frustrated for long; blogger Alexis Kornblum of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen has some simple solutions that use common items that you already have at home like lemons, plastic wrap, or a fork.

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My favorite? Number four; not only does trick make cleaning your microwave a cinch but it deodorizes at the same time. Say goodbye to smoky, leftover chili smell!

For more tips or for delicious and healthy recipes, be sure to check out Lexi’s blog.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.