Hack to stop kitchen food spills proves popular on TikTok

No matter how much you love getting your creative juices flowing in the kitchen, no one loves the clear up.

Kitchen counters covered in a sticky mess is one of the worst parts of the cooking aftermath.

Thankfully, a video posted on TikTok recently promises to make annoying food spills a thing of the past.

In the clip, TikTok user Andrew Gatt demonstrates a simple (yet not commonly known) way of avoiding kitchen spills while pouring liquids from a bowl to a pan, or vice versa.

It’s all about basic physics.

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To demonstrate his method for avoiding pouring pitfalls, Gatt filmed himself making scrambled eggs.

After tipping the eggs from a bowl into the pan, he tilts the bowl back and points out the leftover egg spilling over the lip, which would continue to drip down the side of the bowl and onto the counter.

However, Gatt explains that if he applies the law of basic physics and instead of tipping the bowl back, continued to turn it in the same direction, the drippings would fall back into the bowl, preventing any mess.

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Illustrating the simple yet genius method, Gatt illustrates that by continuing to turn the bowl, he can avoid any spillage on the kitchen counter or whatever surface he places the bowl back down.

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“How old were you when you learned this life hack?” Gatt captioned the video.

While this particular video shows Gatt using the technique while making eggs, you can use this hack for virtually any liquid that could be spilled on the kitchen counter. 

The video was viewed more than 1.2 million times within a week of being posted and has clocked up 69.7K likes from impressed home cooks.

“OMG thank you so much for this. You have no idea,” one person commented.

“My paper towels be like ‘thank you’,” another joked.

The hack could help prevent certain kitchen spills. (Getty Images)

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Other people shared their own tricks for avoiding excess drippage.

“I instead use a spatula to get all the excess egg out of the bowl. I hate to see anything go to waste,” one person offered.

“I just put it in the sink while my hand is stopping the drip from hitting the floor,” another shared.

This video can join the host of other social media hacks helping to improve our kitchen skills.

Last month we learned how to make the crispiest roast potatoes using a magical store cupboard ingredient and back in August we solved the problem of cleaning stained tuppaware.

We were also impressed when a woman shared a clever trick for disposing of hot grease without having to pour it down the drain.

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Andrew Gatt’s insanely simple hack for preventing kitchen spills goes viral

Cooking up a great hack! Man’s VERY simple hack for avoiding liquid drips in the kitchen goes viral

  • TikTok user Andrew Gatt shared the trick on the video-sharing app last week 
  • After pouring the eggs into the pan, he demonstrates how to put the bowl back on the counter without any of the leftover egg dripping down the sides 
  • Instead of simply righting it, he turns it all the way upside down and rights it on the opposite side, so the egg drips back into the bowl
  • The video has been viewed 1.7 million times so far 

Amateur home cooks who are tired of kitchen messes may be relieved to learn a seriously simple kitchen hack that keeps leftover liquid from spilling onto the counter.

TikTok user Andrew Gatt shared the trick on the video-sharing app last week while frying up some scrambled eggs on the stove.

After pouring the eggs into the pan, he demonstrated how to put the used bowl back down on the counter without any of the leftover egg dripping down the sides.

Ta-da! TikTok user Andrew Gatt shared a trick on the video-sharing app last week while frying up some scrambled eggs on the stove

Ta-da! TikTok user Andrew Gatt shared a trick on the video-sharing app last week while frying up some scrambled eggs on the stove

Next steps: After pouring the eggs into the pan, he demonstrates how to put the bowl back on the counter without any of the leftover egg dripping down the sides

'If I pour this egg into this pan and turn it back this way,' he says, gesturing to indicate turning the bowl back upwards in an expected way, 'and put it down on the counter, it's gonna drip down the side'

Next steps: After pouring the eggs into the pan, he demonstrates how to put the bowl back on the counter without any of the leftover egg dripping down the sides

Andrew’s video focuses in on the stove, and as it begins, he is finishing pouring a bowl of beaten eggs into a skillet.

But before he puts the empty bowl — which just has a bit of raw egg still clinging to it — back on the counter, he pauses to narrate.

‘If I pour this egg into this pan and turn it back this way,’ he says, gesturing to indicate turning the bowl back upwards in an expected way, ‘and put it down on the counter, it’s gonna drip down the side.’

‘And it’s gonna be on the outside,’ he says.

This would me a few droplets of egg — or whatever other liquid a person might have in a bowl after pouring — would end up on the counter and need to be cleaned up.

'If I continue to turn like this, the drip will go back into the bowl,' he says

Here, he demonstrates not setting the bowl back upward, but continuing to turn it until it's entirely upside down, then righting it in the other direction

‘If I continue to turn like this, the drip will go back into the bowl,’ he says, continuing to turn it until it’s entirely upside down, then righting it in the other direction

'I can put it on the counter and I don't have an extra mess to clean up on the counter,' he says, showing how the egg doesn't spill over the rim

‘I can put it on the counter and I don’t have an extra mess to clean up on the counter,’ he says, showing how the egg doesn’t spill over the rim

But, Andrew notes, there’s another way. 

‘If I continue to turn like this, the drip will go back into the bowl,’ he says.

Here, he demonstrates not setting the bowl back upward, but continuing to turn it until it’s entirely upside down, then righting it in the other direction.

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TikTok hack claims to prevent kitchen food spills, goes viral

Picture this: Your counter sticky with spilled food. Your dishes caked with drippy residue. Somewhere, an infomercial of your plight plays.

Well, you’ll no longer have to struggle with these issues when cooking, thanks to a TikTok video which extolls the virtues of basic physics in the kitchen.

TikTok user Andrew Gatt has recently gone viral with a video demonstrating how home cooks can avoid kitchen spills after pouring food into another vessel.

To demonstrate the pouring pitfalls, Gatt showed himself pouring scrambled eggs from a bowl into a skillet. He then points to the runoff spilling over the lip of the bowl, which continues to drip.

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Gatt, who tipped the bowl to his left, explains if he tips it back to the right — as most people normally would when pouring — “it’s going to drip” on his counter.

However! In a moment of brilliance, Gatt continues turning the bowl to the left, allowing physics to kick in, and the drippings to fall back into the bowl — and not on the counter, or whatever surface is below.

“How old were you when you learned this life hack?” Gatt writes on the video.

The video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times and has nearly 50,000 likes from, assuming, eager kitchen novices.

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Now his video can join the pantheon of “mind-blowing” kitchen hacks, like these little-known egg-cooking tricks, or this mom’s “perfect” cheese-cutting technique.

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Interior IG Team Used Evil Twins and $200 Tech to Hack Department Wi-Fi Networks

Hackers gained unauthorized access to the Interior Department’s internal systems by breaching agency Wi-Fi networks using $200 homemade hacking kits. Luckily, the attackers were white hat hackers from the Interior Office of the Inspector General.

Earlier this year, the Interior IG’s IT audit team conducted several penetration tests at bureau offices, using easily accessible hacking tools to demonstrate the fragility of the agency’s wireless networks.

“We found that the department did not deploy and operate a secure wireless network infrastructure,” the team wrote in an audit report released Wednesday. “Specifically, the department’s wireless network policy did not ensure bureaus kept inventories of their wireless networks, enforce strong user authentication measures, require periodic tests of network security, or require network monitoring to detect and repel well-known attacks.”

To expose just how vulnerable the agency’s networks are, the pentesting work was done entirely by the IG’s in-house IT audit team, which constructed portable test units that fit inside backpacks and purses and could be operated using a smartphone. Auditors then set up in public areas near Interior offices—such as park benches—or got limited access to buildings and set to work infiltrating the agency’s networks.

Each kit cost less than $200 and used widely available open source software.

“These attacks—which went undetected by security guards and IT security staff as we explored department facilities—were highly successful,” the team wrote, noting they were able to intercept and decrypt network traffic at multiple offices.

The intrusion tests showed Interior’s poor Wi-Fi security, as well as other deeper problems with resilience.

At two locations, the team was able to go “far beyond the wireless network at issue” and again access to the department’s internal networks. The IG hackers were even able to steal the login credentials of an IT employee, gaining access to the internal help desk system and visibility into all of that employee’s open tickets.

“We also found that several bureaus and offices did not implement measures to limit the potential adverse effect of breaching a wireless network,” the report reads. “Because the bureaus did not have such protective measures in place, such as network segmentation, we were able to identify assets containing sensitive data or supporting mission-critical operations.”

The report outlines two types of attacks testers used to gain access to Interior networks: one in which the attackers deciphered the pre-shared key—like the single ID and password used to log on to a home network—and another in which they stole unique credentials using “evil twins” to access a more secure network.

In the former scenario, the team used the homemade hacking kits to eavesdrop on wireless network traffic, waiting for someone to log on or otherwise transmit encoded credentials. Depending on the quality of the password, the attacker might be able to break the encryption there on the spot. If it’s too complex, the “credentials can be transmitted to higher performance remote systems where additional efforts could be dedicated to breaking the encoding,” the report states.

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The #1 Kitchen Hack That Will Change Your Life

Garlic is an essential part of countless cuisines, from pasta sauces to naan. But peeling and chopping garlic can be a hassle, which is why you’ll find so many garlic hacks out there. But what’s the best way to chop garlic? Don’t worry—we have you covered.



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Garlic cloves are so small, and your fingers must be strong enough to grasp onto the cloves so that you don’t have an accidental slip while slicing and dicing. We know, that’s a lot easier said than done, and knowing how to cut garlic the right way is a bit tricky.

We spoke with an expert—head chef of Hello Fresh Claudia Sidoti—to get the lowdown on how to cut garlic correctly so that you don’t chop your fingers off in the process.

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What’s the best way to cut garlic?

Sidoti says you can slice garlic in just six easy steps.

1. Pull a single clove from the garlic bulb.

2. Lay a knife blade flat on top of the clove.

3. Using the palm of your hand, push down on the blade with enough strength to crack the skin.

4. Peel the skin from the clove.

5. Cut off the root ends.

6. Use a gentle rocking motion to slice the cloves into several slices, or as many slices as your clove can generate.

And that’s all you need to do! So now you’ve uncovered the secret on how to cut garlic, but you most likely still have another lingering question…

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Is there is a difference between sliced and minced garlic?

Yes, there most certainly is. First of all, it’s important to note that sliced and minced garlic do not look the same. Slices of garlic look exactly how they sound: They’re slices (like the steps you followed above). Minced garlic, on the other hand, refers to garlic pieces that have been chopped finely. OK, so then how do you mince garlic? Sidoti says that you should use a rocking motion to chop the garlic until it’s finely minced.

And as for the benefits of mincing, those smaller pieces will help enhance garlic’s natural flavor in a dish. “Minced garlic will distribute more flavor in a dish and is perfect in sauces and marinades,” Sidoti says.

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Speaking of distributing more flavor, there’s another trick to getting the most savory flavor out of chopped garlic. If you’re using minced garlic in a sauté pan and are seasoning other vegetables, you’ll want to make sure you give the garlic time to simmer in the olive oil by itself before tossing in any other foods into the pan. Heat the garlic with spices of your choice just until it becomes fragrant and

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Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis shows off her clever bathroom hack

Married At First Sight’s Martha Kalifatidis shows off her clever bathroom hack for updating the shower shelf with a luxurious new look

Martha Kalifatidis has won fans with her bathroom hack, which she posted on Instagram Stories recently.

The 31-year-old former Married At First Sight star shared her clever idea for updating the shelf in her shower.

Filming the old shelf, Martha admitted it had seen better days and was in desperate need of an upgrade.

Clever idea: Martha Kalifatidis has won fans with her bathroom hack, which she posted on Instagram Stories recently

Clever idea: Martha Kalifatidis has won fans with her bathroom hack, which she posted on Instagram Stories recently

‘This is my current shelf in the shower. No matter how many times I Jif it or clean it these marks don’t come off and it’s all peeling off,’ she said.

She then revealed she’d sourced a company on Instagram that made marble trays, asking them to create one to the measurements of her existing shelf.

The former reality star then secured the tray on top of her existing shelf, essentially creating a brand new shower shelf. 

Getting an update: Filming her old shower shelf, Martha admitted it had seen better days and was in desperate need of an upgrade

Like new: She then revealed she'd sourced a company on Instagram that made marble trays, asking them to create one to the measurements of her existing shelf.

Getting an update: Filming her old shower shelf, Martha admitted it had seen better days and was in desperate need of an upgrade

No renovation needed: The 31-year-old former Married At First Sight star shared her clever idea for updating the shelf in her shower

No renovation needed: The 31-year-old former Married At First Sight star shared her clever idea for updating the shelf in her shower

‘How much cuter is the marble shelf? Oh my God, so much better. Love that! Might get a few more now, just for everything else,’ she added. 

In an interview with Daily Mail Australia back in March, Martha admitted that it had been an adjustment moving in with her boyfriend of almost two years, Michael Brunelli, after they relocated to Sydney from Melbourne.  

‘We’ve got a lot to learn about living together, but that’s part of being in a relationship, and we’re getting there,’ she said at the time.

Shacking up: In an interview with Daily Mail Australia back in March, Martha admitted that it had been an adjustment moving in with her boyfriend of almost two years, Michael Brunelli

Shacking up: In an interview with Daily Mail Australia back in March, Martha admitted that it had been an adjustment moving in with her boyfriend of almost two years, Michael Brunelli

She then listed things the 29-year-old does which annoy her, including his tendency to only rinse dishes and standing in front of the fridge with the door open.

‘Another thing he does that annoys me is he runs the shower water when he’s not in the shower,’ she added. 

‘I just feel like it’s so wasteful! That is something that breaks my heart. Don’t run the water if you’re not in there!’ 

'We've got a lot to learn about living together, but that's part of being in a relationship, and we're getting there,' she said about moving in with Michael

‘We’ve got a lot to learn about living together, but that’s part of being in a relationship, and we’re getting there,’ she said about moving in with Michael

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Couple transform their ‘dated’ kitchen with genius whiteboard pen hack

This year, Brits have spent more time in their houses than ever before.

And as a result – many have turned their attention to long-overdue DIY projects that have been on top of the to-do list for years.

Transforming an entire room in your home can get pricey, but a savvy Bolton couple managed give their kitchen a contemporary new look while sticking to their budget.

Sean Kay, 30, and his wife Leah, 23, gave their ‘dated’ kitchen an impressive makeover using a lick of paint, budget-friendly accessories, and whiteboard pens to upcycle the kitchen tiles.

Sean said: “As I am a teacher, I had lots of whiteboard markers lying around my house.

“As the black grouting pen wasn’t showing up very well we decided to get colouring in the grout with the whiteboard markers and it looks amazing!

“It wiped off the tiles so easily but stayed in the grout. It was done in two hours.

“We are so proud of ourselves for making our vision a reality on a budget.

“Previously, we didn’t spend much time in our dated kitchen but now we don’t want to leave it!”

Sean posted before and after pictures in the DIY on a Budget Official Facebook and received more than 768 likes and more than 100 comments.

In the post, Sean wrote: “Nearly finished our kitchen transformation using hornblower blue frenchic paint and we love it!

“We’ve just got our new glass top table today and we are waiting for our blue velvet chairs to arrive.



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Before picture of the kitchen

“Everything bought has been haggled and searched for until we grabbed bargains.

“We used white dc fix fablon on the worktops. We used white board markers in the grout of the tiles.

“Just awaiting our curtains blinds and other accessories now!

“We now need to change the flooring as the current vinyl has got so many stains, holes and paint on it!

“Thanks for all of your comments. It’s been hard work over the last few weeks but worth it.”



a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: Sean and Leah's stunning kitchen transformation


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Sean and Leah’s stunning kitchen transformation

Sean and Leah, a part-time GP receptionist and owner of the Leah Kay The Body Shop at Home Facebook group, began to use social media to boost their DIY skills.

The couple, who also have a two-year-old son called Terry, joined the Frenchic Fan Forum Facebook group for tips and tricks and watched YouTube DIY tutorials in their spare time.

Sean said: “To prime the cupboards we first cleaned them with frenchic sugar soap, wiped them down with water, lightly sanded them by hand and wiped off any dust.

“After that the paint went on like a dream – a little paint goes a long way. You are supposed to use it sparingly and it dries really quickly.

“After the first coat, they looked awful and we were starting to regret it but after the second and third cost they looked great. We applied three coats leaving

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