3 Unusual Uses for Common Household Appliances

Cook Salmon in Your Dishwasher


If you’re asking yourself why the hell would I use the dishwasher when i’ve got a perfectly good oven? then you were clearly the kid who colored inside the lines in grade school, and you’re doomed to living a long, safe, and incredibly boring life. However, if you didn’t think that, and you like to live on the wild side, you can enjoy a delicious dishwasher-cooked salmon by following these simple steps. First, wrap your raw salmon fillet in two layers of tinfoil, and make sure it’s tightly sealed. A vacuum-sealed plastic bag will also do the trick. Second, place that badboy on the top rack, close it up, and set your dishwasher on its normal cycle. Oh, and don’t use detergent. Provided your dishwasher doesn’t suck, the water should be hot enough to thoroughly cook the fish over the course of the wash cycle. 

Make Hashbrowns, Brownies, and Burgers in a Waffle Iron

The waffle iron is like the George Foreman Grill’s less-famous, but more-talented little brother. It might not be as conveniently-shaped as good ol’ GF, but it’s basically the same idea. Shred up some potatoes and pop them inside to make perfectly-crispy hashbrowns, or dump in some brownie batter for quick waffle-shaped brownies that cook up in a fraction of the time. You can also use it for poor-man’s paninis, ghetto grilled cheese, and food-stamp french toast. Oh, and these things make pretty good waffles too.


Quickly Shred Cooked Meat with a Stand Mixer

For some reason, shredded meat is the best kind of meat. It’s like cheese – when it’s in a big chunk you could care less about it, but if there’s a pile of it shredded on the kitchen counter, you can’t stop yourself from pinching up a bite. The only problem is that shredding meat with a fork is forking tedious and time consuming. But that’s what we have machines for. If you’ve got a stand mixer handy, just toss in the meat after it’s been sufficiently cooked and watch as it’s quickly torn to shreds.

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