My, That’s a Clever Trick

Mark Lund

Used ketchup bottle = pancake batter dispenser.

Why do I love this stuff? I don’t even cook pancakes more than twice a year. Am I going to shove an old cleaned-out ketchup bottle into my already bursting kitchen drawer on the off chance that I might use it once every six months?

Maybe I will.

Cook’s Illustrated issues feature handy tips from users on unexpected uses for common tools. What are some of your favorite kitchen utensil inventions?