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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.

Try it: 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.