Your Car Has A Built-In Fast-Food Warmer (Photos)


By Cooking Panda

Let’s face it. Cold takeaway might as well be taken away. No one enjoys tepid, watered-down soda, cold soggy fries, or a stiffened patty squished below a rubbery cheese square. Fast-food, like its namesake, is meant to be eaten fast.

It’s disappointing to race home to find your takeaway dinner had gone cold during the drive. Instead of blind rage, you can do what this one Twitter user did, and retreat back to those middle school project days when an egg was a V.I.P. (Very Important Poultry) strapped into your popsicle-made aircraft and prepared for an uncertain voyage over the football bleachers: You protect it like a passenger.

Take note: In transit, your rapidly cooling McDonald’s bag should sit in the passenger seat, with your car’s built-in, insulated food-delivery pad. Most cars have them, don’t you know? Two words: heated seats.

It’s a Twitter-guaranteed life hack. Just securely strap your three-hour-overtime to-go bag in the front passenger seat with the seat warmers on and drive home, reassured that your Thai soup will not congeal by the time you get home.

Twitter was impressed and reliably shook by the Twitter user’s pro tip, many deeming his discovery an act of “pure genius.”

One user tweeted, “It’s mind-blowing how random people on Twitter can change my life this much.”

This hack works both ways. Or in other words, ice cream can be kept cold in transit. Consolidate all the cold items in the back seat and crank the AC way, way up like this Twitter user, pictured below.

Another tip came from a Twitter user who said her brother kept his food warm with a hot water bottle. If you’re not lucky enough to have heated seats in your car, do as this one Metro writer suggested — blast the heater towards the foot mats and keep your food on the floor in front of the passenger seat.

The internet is so full of genius life hacks that you begin to wonder where the line is drawn between hack, laziness and madness — like this one, pictured below.

Source: Metro / Featured Image: Keisuke Shimane/Flickr / Embedded Images: Pleated Jeans

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This Hack Turns Toasters Into Grilled Cheese Machines


By Cooking Panda

For most people, the process of discovering a reliable shortcut is extremely pleasurable.

Sometimes it’s as simple as finding a more efficient way to fold your laundry; on a mass scale, companies have given us items like Cup O’ Noodles or microwaveable meals to cut down on the time it takes to prepare food.

One “hack” that debuted sometime last year, however, was a false one; somebody on the internet claimed that by turning your toaster on its side, you could make (a good) grilled cheese without a stovetop.

Of course, that person was wrong, and many amateur chefs tried and failed miserably at the attempt, receiving only burnt bread and cheese-encrusted toasters for their efforts.

However, a special toaster sleeve sold on UncommonGoods now allows you to pop your cheesy bread into your toaster for the perfect grilled sandwich.

“Hot, melty comfort food is now popping up in a more convenient form,” reads the product description on the UncommonGoods website. “These pouches let you pop a cheese sandwich into the toaster for perfect grilling — no pre-heating the pan, waiting to flip the sandwich, or laborious clean up afterward. Simply lift the pouch from the toaster using the integrated handles and slide your sandwich out onto your plate.”

What’s more, the bags are non-stick and heat resistant (so no need to worry about your cheese sticking to the bag or burning during the cooking process), and are easily cleaned with soapy water. Each bag can also be used up to 50 times — that’s a lot of grilled cheese, folks!

For now, you can order your Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags for $9.99 on the UncommonGoods website, although here’s hoping these start popping up in stores nationwide soon!

Sources: Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags/UncommonGoods / Photo credit: Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags/UncommonGoods

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15 Food Hacks That Will Rock Your Life


By Cooking Panda

These simple life hacks, from making the perfect baked potato to measuring with your hands, will make your life easier. Thanks to these hacks, cooking and eating will no longer be a task, and they might even change your life.

1. Make the perfect loaded potato.

2. How to make super easy sugar cookie bowls.

3. Keep cakes moist by placing a piece of bread on top overnight.

4. Avoid messy hands while eating popsicles.

5. If you put a thumbprint in the middle of your burger it will cook flat, not round.

6. Lather a moat of PB around the J for a drip-free PB&J sandwich.

7. Determine a serving size with your hand.

8. Make dried fruits in your oven.

9. Put a wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent spill overs.

10. How to make a bacon taco bowl.

11. Make a brick oven at home for just $5.

12. Keep your avocados green longer with the help of lemon.

13. Use a paper towel to keep your salad fresh and avoid sogginess.

14. Bake tortillas to make your own crispy taco shells.

15. Section off your beef before freezing to have portion-sized patties to defrost.

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