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Woman shows how you’ve been pouring cooking oil wrong your whole life

Chloe Rowland

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With the explosion of TikTok, many of us have been introduced to various life hacks and tricks designed to make things a bit easier or show us we've been doing something completely wrong this whole time.

I have to admit, sometimes these 'hacks' do seem to actually overcomplicate things rather than help, but never did I think I had been pouring cooking oil wrong this whole time.

Yep, apparently we've all been getting it wrong.

To be fair, I have always wondered if there was a way of avoiding accidentally drowning the pan in oil after it all comes gushing out.

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So, usually, when you get a bottle of oil, you’ll remove the screw top and be faced with an additional bit of plastic to pull from the inside, which, if you're anything like me, you just yank straight off and continue with your cooking.

But there's a much better way to do it, according to one TikToker.

Credit: TikTok/chaldomom
Credit: TikTok/chaldomom

Posted by MamaB, aka @chaldomom, the demonstration shows her opening a big bottle of cooking oil along with the caption: "Like seriously TikTok is awesome for teaching me something I didn’t know."

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During the video, she explains that if you take that little plastic part that you pull off, turn it upside down and place it back into the bottle – taking care not to let it drop inside – it’ll control the volume of the oil and force it to trickle out, rather than trying to free-hand the usual pace it comes out.

The video has already been viewed more than 11 million times, with thousands of commenters stunned by the revelation.

Credit: TikTok/chaldomom
Credit: TikTok/chaldomom

One asked: "Urgh!!! I should’ve known about this a long time ago, it would’ve been helpful. Why doesn’t it say that on the bottle?" The creator replied: "I thought the same! I agree."

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Elsewhere in the comments, there’s been debate over the use of oil on pasta altogether. "Frightening how many people in these comments don’t have a single idea how to cook pasta. More upsetting is how convinced they are that they’re right," one user wrote.

"That’s a nice way for your sauce to never stick to the pasta… that’s basic cooking to not put oil on pasta before the sauce is on," another user claimed. "Once it’s cooked and done, I usually use olive oil so it doesn’t stick together. Not too much," MamaB later replied.

Thanks, TikTok!

Topics: Food and Drink, TikTok, Hacks

Chloe Rowland
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