30 Kitchen Hacks EVERY Adult Should Know

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This story was originally published on August 5, 2015.

Congratulations! You've made dinner — only to face a mess of a kitchen, a sink full of dishes, and another hour spent cleaning when you could've been watching Netflix. Such is the reason takeout exists, right?

Of course, you end up paying for that convenience factor. Who can afford a $15-$20 minimum every single night of the week? So, we've come up with 30 genius tricks to make cooking insanely easy, vetting tips from the International Culinary Center, pastry chefs, line cooks, and yes, our own parents. Our goal? Saving you time, money, and perhaps a nicked finger or two.