In fact, sometimes, the unusual item works better for a given task than the traditional method. If you thought your stand mixer was just good for mixing batter for baked goods or your waffle iron sits on a shelf except for those rare occasions you make waffles, or if you’ve only ever made coffee in your Keurig machine, you’ll want to check out these ideas for other ways to use your gadgets. Many will surprise you!
Bundt Pan Roaster
Use a bundt pan to roast a chicken with this recipe.
Coffee Pot Eggs
You can actually boil food (eggs, veggies, etc.) in your coffee pot.
Rice cookers cook so many more things than rice. This page has tons of ideas.
Slow-Cooked Dried Beans
No need to soak, just use a slow cooker. Here’s the tutorial.
Make homemade butter in a stand mixer! Here’s how.
Dishwasher Cooked Food
You can actually cook food in your dishwasher as long as that food only requires low temperatures to cook. Check it out.
Slow Caramelized Onions
A slow cooker makes great caramelized onions. Here’s how to do it.
Popcorn Toasted Nuts
A popcorn popper can be used to easily toast nuts!
A micro-plane can be used to grate ginger and garlic much more efficiently than your standard grater.
You can actually make bread in a slow cooker with this recipe.