Brilliant Uses for Plastic Take-Out Container Lids
The humble plastic container is a workhorse of the kitchen—but it turns out that the lids themselves also have a few tricks up their sleeves.
Illustration: Florie Duhau
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Slicing a cup, or more, of grapes, or cherry or grape tomatoes, can be a painstaking task, but whole ones just won't do for a Waldorf chicken salad or other dish you're serving to guests. This hack, which we spotted on Food52
and Huffington Post
, has you use two round lids as guides to cut through the fruit or veggies in one fell swoop.
Place the grapes or tomatoes on the lid of a plastic container, then cover them with another lid. Using a serrated knife, cut horizontally, between the plates/lids, going right through the produce.