How Fressco Hand Paper Towel Can Help You In The Kitchen
Paper towels are most commonly used for wiping up spills, but did you know there are many more uses for the good old paper towel? Here are some additional uses for paper towel around the home:
The key is not to rub the carpet this will damage the carpet pile and can spread the stain further. Blot the paper towel to absorb liquids.
Drips may come from honey and golden syrup bottles, which can result in a sticky mess on the pantry shelf. To make cleaning easier, I put a folded sheet of paper towel under these sticky bottles to prevent any mess from getting on the kitchen bench after use and on the pantry shelf.
A simple way to prevent oil dripping down the side of the bottle is to wrap the paper towel around it (I use two sheets folded), then secure with a rubber band.
SOAK UP EXCESS OIL
After you have finished cooking meats in the frying pan, place them onto a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
CLEAN GUNK AROUND TAPS
The base of sink taps can get a buildup of dirt and gunk. If cleaned regularly you can wipe away the dirt with a paper towel and all-purpose cleaner. But if not cleaned often it may be a little harder to remove. Dip a paper towel into a solution of 1 part vinegar to 1 part water and wrap the towel around the base of the tap and sit to soak for 30 minutes then wipe away. If the stain persists, try using gumption and elbow grease.
ABSORB MEAT LIQUIDS
Often when a recipe says to brown the meat a common mistake is overcrowding the pan or putting the meat into a cold pan. This then causes the meat to water out and lose its juices, so rather than browning your meat you’re now stewing it. Avoid this by simply heating your pan until it is hot before adding your meat and browning larger portions in batches. However, if you do have a pan full of juices, place some paper towel into the pan (using tongs, so you don’t burn your fingers) to absorb the excess liquid.
KEEP LETTUCE FRESHER LONGER
Lettuce doesn’t last quite as long as you would like. However, you can extend its freshness and prevent it from browning for a few more days by wrapping unwashed leaves in a paper towel. This will absorb excess moisture and prevent the lettuce from spoiling quickly.
Lay slices of bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel, cover with another sheet of paper towel. Cook in the microwave oven on high for 3 – 4 minutes, however, check on it at each minute to ensure it doesn’t overcook. The paper towel soaks up the liquids and your microwave is free from grease splatters.
LINE THE FRIDGE FRUIT DRAWER
To make your crisper easier to keep clean, place a paper towel in your fruit drawer to capture the mess (pictured below). The towel will also absorb moisture from fruits and vegetables which will help keep them fresher for a little longer.
CATCH THE WATER OFF WASHED FRUIT
When in a rush and don’t have time to dry off the fruit after washing, put a paper towel at the bottom of the container to catch the water dripping off, rather than the fruit laying in it and spoiling quicker. Remove the paper towel the next day.