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(Lifehacker)   Keep your fridge free of condiment spills with an egg carton ... or just stop storing your mustard in the fridge   (lifehacker.com) divider line 37
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2315 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Apr 2014 at 4:30 PM (28 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-08 02:57:43 PM  
Or just learn to close the tops on them like a normal human being would.
 
2014-04-08 02:59:36 PM  
"Refrigerate after opening" is a fascist plot!
 
2014-04-08 03:03:39 PM  
All these years....wasted....
 
2014-04-08 03:04:06 PM  
Protip: bottles & jars should be stored with the tops pointing up to heaven.
 
2014-04-08 03:14:37 PM  

oldfarthenry: Protip: bottles & jars should be stored with the tops pointing up to heaven.


I want my ketchup NOW not 3 seconds from now like some 3rd world biatch!
 
2014-04-08 03:39:05 PM  
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THINK HOW MUCH TIME YOU'LL SAVE

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for these f*cking "Life Hacks" these days.

I saw another refrigerator-related one the other day where someone came up with a "genius" way to store extra eggs by inverting one full egg carton and placing the extra loose eggs between the slots. It's not saving you any space, and you still won't be able to put anything on top of it, BUT YOU'VE GOTTEN RID OF A CARTON! DO YOU BELIEVE IT!
 
2014-04-08 04:06:17 PM  
That person has a freakin lot of mustard.

I think instead of this I am going to invent the condiment centrifuge.  I'll make millions.
 
2014-04-08 04:17:22 PM  

sigdiamond2000: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x358]

THINK HOW MUCH TIME YOU'LL SAVE

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for these f*cking "Life Hacks" these days.

I saw another refrigerator-related one the other day where someone came up with a "genius" way to store extra eggs by inverting one full egg carton and placing the extra loose eggs between the slots. It's not saving you any space, and you still won't be able to put anything on top of it, BUT YOU'VE GOTTEN RID OF A CARTON! DO YOU BELIEVE IT!


I'm gonna amaze them with my miracle space saving trick of pouring identical condiments into the same container, or only opening one at a time in the first place.
 
2014-04-08 04:51:06 PM  
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2014-04-08 04:52:32 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for these f*cking "Life Hacks" these days.


This. According to the internet we've all been doing everything wrong our entire lives.
 
2014-04-08 04:58:16 PM  
That doesn't jeep your fridge clean. The dirty egg carton, which looks like garbage, is now in your fridge. Same goes for tablecloths to keep a table clean. You now have a filthy tablecloth that needs washing rather than quickly wiping down an uncovered table.
 
2014-04-08 05:07:57 PM  

sigdiamond2000: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x358]

THINK HOW MUCH TIME YOU'LL SAVE

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for these f*cking "Life Hacks" these days.

I saw another refrigerator-related one the other day where someone came up with a "genius" way to store extra eggs by inverting one full egg carton and placing the extra loose eggs between the slots. It's not saving you any space, and you still won't be able to put anything on top of it, BUT YOU'VE GOTTEN RID OF A CARTON! DO YOU BELIEVE IT!


I don't even understand that.  When I buy eggs, they come in a carton.  The carton goes in the 'fridge.  It's amazing!

Then if you save about 1000 cartons you can attach them to your wall as soundproofing!
 
2014-04-08 05:15:44 PM  

gfid: I don't even understand that. When I buy eggs, they come in a carton. The carton goes in the 'fridge. It's amazing!

Then if you save about 1000 cartons you can attach them to your wall as soundproofing a tiny amount of mid-high frequency dispersion!


FTFY

/Egg cartons don't block shiat!
 
2014-04-08 05:28:26 PM  
Keep your refrigerator clean- Eat out every meal

#LIFEHACK
 
2014-04-08 05:46:44 PM  
Squeeze mustard? Yes.
Squeeze mayo? No.
Squeeze Hershey's? Yes.
Squeeze margarine? No.
 
2014-04-08 05:58:10 PM  
People who utilize these lifehacks are pretty much the same as people who wrap their furniture in plastic. They're red flags for visitors who comes in and think, "What the hell is wrong with this person?" There is some logic to them, but the benefits of them are so minor and inconsequential that even thinking about them is absurd.
 
2014-04-08 05:58:52 PM  
Why are you keeping mustard in the fridge?
 
2014-04-08 06:13:54 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Squeeze mustard? Yes.
Squeeze mayo? No.
Squeeze Hershey's? Yes.
Squeeze margarine? No.


Jebus, that's actually a thing that exists.
 
2014-04-08 06:14:27 PM  
 
2014-04-08 06:18:13 PM  

sigdiamond2000: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x358]

THINK HOW MUCH TIME YOU'LL SAVE

Really scraping the bottom of the barrel for these f*cking "Life Hacks" these days.

I saw another refrigerator-related one the other day where someone came up with a "genius" way to store extra eggs by inverting one full egg carton and placing the extra loose eggs between the slots. It's not saving you any space, and you still won't be able to put anything on top of it, BUT YOU'VE GOTTEN RID OF A CARTON! DO YOU BELIEVE IT!


That egg trick would be good for us. We have two laying chickens who give us more eggs than we can use. We have two and a half dozen in the fridge. I'm going to start throwing them at cars soon.
 
2014-04-08 06:24:12 PM  

katerbug72: That egg trick would be good for us. We have two laying chickens who give us more eggs than we can use. We have two and a half dozen in the fridge. I'm going to start throwing them at cars soon.


That you, Justin?
 
2014-04-08 06:27:26 PM  
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I've an even better idea: don't open a second mustard until you've emptied the first, and store them with the bottom of the bottle, you know, on the bottom.

farking "Life Hacker" should be called "Tips for 'Tards".
 
2014-04-08 06:32:56 PM  

BATMANATEE: TheShavingofOccam123: Squeeze mustard? Yes.
Squeeze mayo? No.
Squeeze Hershey's? Yes.
Squeeze margarine? No.

Jebus, that's actually a thing that exists.


I have to admit its a lot more convenient when you're on the go vs those butter bars, sure they come in a protective foil wrapper but I still find my steering wheel gets all greasy.
 
2014-04-08 06:33:54 PM  
Anybody who keeps five mustard bottles, inverted, in the refrigerator deserves what they get.
 
2014-04-08 06:40:22 PM  

Uzzah: Or just learn to close the tops on them like a normal human being would.


All you need to know in the breastisis.

Unbe-farking-lievable.  That was the dumbest sh*t I've read all day, and I've been to the politics tab.

Is this a problem for a great many people?  There's even an audible "click" that the bottle makes when you close the damned thing, Jesus Christ!  Do these people wrap the inside of their fridge with industrial-strength Saran Wrap to avoid splatters when they shoot the hell out of the inside of their fridge with paintballs?  Does it not occur to them to maybe not shoot the hell out of the inside of their fridge with paintballs?

Sorry.  That was just beyond stupid.
 
2014-04-08 06:48:36 PM  
For all the people who are saying don't open more than one, do you only keep one type of mustard? I have 5 in my fridge at home right now, though half are in jars not squeeze bottles.
 
2014-04-08 07:57:55 PM  
"legendary food hacker Alton Brown"

WTF is a food hacker?

"No more messy spills!"

Um, I don't have messy spills from my condiments in my fridge. Leaky milk carton, yes. Blood from a piece of meat that leaked through the plastic wrap, yes. A cup of something that got knocked over, sure, but never once has my mustard leaked upward, through the closes spout, and gotten onto my fridge shelf. Never once.
 
2014-04-08 08:02:56 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Blood from a piece of meat that leaked through the plastic wrap, yes.



That's not blood, that's water and myoglobin (and/or its derivatives).

(runs)
 
2014-04-08 08:51:07 PM  
How would they do it on game of thrones?
 
2014-04-08 09:13:25 PM  
The only thing dumber than people who worry about how to store mustard is people coming on Fark to criticize people who worry about how to store mustard.

/And then there's the  people who criticize the people coming on Fark to criticize people who worry about how to store mustard.
 
2014-04-08 10:00:56 PM  
I like to use a variety of different condiments. I have no fewer than 15 different types of mustards, sauces, or related spreads. Most of the ones that come in a squeeze or thin necked container are stored upside down to make it easier to get out. I haven't any sort of a problem with condiment spills. I'm not sure where this gentlemen is buying his mustards, but all of mine, literally every single one, has some sort of a "cap" or "lid" on it. It's an interesting innovation from the manufacturer's that lets you seal the container containing the delicious foodstuff. While I find the primary benefit is to prevent air from entering or leaving the container, which can spoil or dry out the mustard, one of the many additional benefits is that it also seals in the mustard itself. Now, this does require you to firmly secure the cap after you have finished using it, but with all the time you've saved from having easily deployable mustards you can easily spend just a fraction of that savings on cap securement.
 
2014-04-08 11:05:13 PM  

Foxxinnia: People who utilize these lifehacks are pretty much the same as people who wrap their furniture in plastic. They're red flags for visitors who comes in and think, "What the hell is wrong with this person?" There is some logic to them, but the benefits of them are so minor and inconsequential that even thinking about them is absurd.


My bum cousin moved in with his cat. Am I allowed to cover my furniture from the claws?
 
2014-04-09 12:11:54 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "legendary food hacker Alton Brown"

WTF is a food hacker?

"No more messy spills!"

Um, I don't have messy spills from my condiments in my fridge. Leaky milk carton, yes. Blood from a piece of meat that leaked through the plastic wrap, yes. A cup of something that got knocked over, sure, but never once has my mustard leaked upward, through the closes spout, and gotten onto my fridge shelf. Never once.


ever lived in a haunted house dude? Yeah, didn't think so.

#usefullifehack!
 
2014-04-09 12:23:37 AM  
Check this out.  Next time your hand soap dispenser runs out in the bathroom clean out the soap and refill the bottom with mustard.  Boom, instant mustard dispenser with no mess.

CAN YOU DIG IT!?!
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-OYKd8SVrI
 
2014-04-09 02:04:09 AM  

wildcardjack: Why are you keeping mustard in the fridge?


Because it says "refrigerate after opening".....I just did a quick search and from French's FAQ:

Q: Do French's® Mustards need to be refrigerated?
A:
 Dijon & horseradish mustard will lose their distinct flavors if not refrigerated, so we encourage refrigerating both. For all other mustards, refrigeration will help maintain flavor; however, it is not necessary to refrigerate if you prefer to consume your mustard at room temperature. There are no ingredients in mustard that spoil. "Refrigerate After Opening" is not required for food safety--we only recommended you do so to maintain optimal product flavor.

I don't use French's, but it was the first thing that came up.

So you're saying I can keep it in the pantry?  Oh joy.  I've got more room in the 'fridge than I do my pantry.  I'll keep it in the 'fridge.

naughtyrev: For all the people who are saying don't open more than one, do you only keep one type of mustard? I have 5 in my fridge at home right now, though half are in jars not squeeze bottles.


TheOmni: I like to use a variety of different condiments. I have no fewer than 15 different types of mustards, sauces, or related spreads.


Whoah!  I don't know what to say.  How do you decide?  I have a jar of mustard in my 'fridge.  That is all.  No mayo, no ketchup, no - I don't even know what else there is.  I have some butter, but I almost never use it.  I'm sure it's way past the expiration date.

Why do you people like to complicate your lives so much?
 
2014-04-09 07:47:24 AM  

Uzzah: Or just learn to close the tops on them like a normal human being would.


Done in one. I was confused because sauces don`t spill in my fridge then I saw TFA and realised it was advice for idiots.

Cold food changes less quickly than warm food. If you want your food (including sauces) to change at a slower rate and therefore taste `new` for longer, keep it in the fridge.

YMMV

Is it a thing now to call yourself a (whatever)hacker instead of a readers digest tips columnist?
 
2014-04-09 10:31:57 AM  

gfid: wildcardjack: Why are you keeping mustard in the fridge?

Because it says "refrigerate after opening".....I just did a quick search and from French's FAQ:

Q: Do French's® Mustards need to be refrigerated?
A: Dijon & horseradish mustard will lose their distinct flavors if not refrigerated, so we encourage refrigerating both. For all other mustards, refrigeration will help maintain flavor; however, it is not necessary to refrigerate if you prefer to consume your mustard at room temperature. There are no ingredients in mustard that spoil. "Refrigerate After Opening" is not required for food safety--we only recommended you do so to maintain optimal product flavor.

I don't use French's, but it was the first thing that came up.

So you're saying I can keep it in the pantry?  Oh joy.  I've got more room in the 'fridge than I do my pantry.  I'll keep it in the 'fridge.

naughtyrev: For all the people who are saying don't open more than one, do you only keep one type of mustard? I have 5 in my fridge at home right now, though half are in jars not squeeze bottles.

TheOmni: I like to use a variety of different condiments. I have no fewer than 15 different types of mustards, sauces, or related spreads.

Whoah!  I don't know what to say.  How do you decide?  I have a jar of mustard in my 'fridge.  That is all.  No mayo, no ketchup, no - I don't even know what else there is.  I have some butter, but I almost never use it.  I'm sure it's way past the expiration date.

Why do you people like to complicate your lives so much?


You do realize that there are different varieties of mustard, right? I mean, they actually taste different from one another. One mustard may compliment a dish better than another, and vice versa.
 
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