5 Kitchen Headaches and How to Solve Them

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Some problems are just unavoidable. You could be the best chef in the world, but if you find yourself stuck without a corkscrew, there is little that your culinary training can do to help you out. Thankfully, the Internet is teeming with tips and tricks to help novices and experts alike avoid the frustratingly simple kitchen nightmares every cook faces. Keep reading to find out how to solve five common kitchen headaches.

1. Misplaced corkscrews

From celebrations to capping off a long day, there are many reasons people look forward to a glass of wine. But if you’re enjoying that glass with someone who is not a wine drinker or seem to have misplaced your corkscrew, you could encounter a seemingly simple barrier: the cork.

There is the shoe-and-wall method, which involves placing your bottle of wine into a pair of shoes, turning the whole thing sideways, and repeatedly hitting it against the wall until it pops out, as demonstrated here. This however, can be a lengthy process and does not always work.

A different method improvises a corkscrew. Start by taking a regular screw that you might have lying around in a tool box and twisting it into the corked top of your bottle of wine. Then, using pliers or clippers, twist the screw and cork out of your bottle.

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