Remarkable warm/hot water hacks you should know

by Sanjeev Kapoor

In a fast-paced life, we are always on a lookout for hacks that can make our routine easier, faster and fuss-free. Internet comes as a quick rescue with a plethora of information served right at a click of a button! Yet, with all the platforms available, we always have a keen eye for the most doable solution possible for everything. In conjunction with this, I thought to touch upon the topic of water today. However, majorly it is a no brainer, but here I’m going to share some very important uses of warm/hot water. 


Isn’t it amazing that boiling water can turn eggs hard whereas the same water can make potatoes soft! That’s the magic warm water holds. It just depends on the way you wish to use it. Not just this but if you read through the Ayurvedic principles, consuming warm water balances the internal doshas in the body. It also aids in smoother digestion in contrast to cold water. This is just a small part of its giveaways. There are so many other ways which we already know and practice day in and day out. Nonetheless, I am going to highlight some of the most distinctive methods, where you can use warm/hot water to tap different fronts and make your life an easy one. 


Daily hacks

  • Warm water can easily be used to tackle these issues – removing stuck price label/tags off store bought products (except plastic as it might melt!), taking out stuck/jammed glass container covers, removing red wine stains and removing stubborn dirt stuck on refrigerator shelves. Just wash these areas with warm water and you’ll be sorted!

  • Apart from these, if you wish to smoothly slice butter, cheese cube, cottage cheese, etc., just wash the knife once with hot water and use. 


Kitchen is the heart of every home

  • Wipe kitchen counters with a mixture of 1 teaspoon ammonia and warm water to bring on extra shine. The oiliness too will disappear! 

  • Wipe kitchen surfaces with hot water and say goodbye to unpleasant odours.  

  • Unclog drains flawlessly, clean off the grease from microwaves. 

  • Remove food stains almost effortlessly. Make a paste of about 1 teaspoon baking soda and warm water, rub on problematic areas and wipe off with a clean cloth. 

  • Clean ceramic floors by wiping them with a mixture of warm water, 1 cup vinegar or 2 teaspoons phenyl (you can add more, depending on the area to be covered). 


Health is wealth

  • Runny nose? Have some warm water. It soothes the throat helping to remove the mucous quickly, hence evading the effects of sinus and cold. Add honey and lemon to the water to have an extra soothing relief.

  • Goodbye, crazy midnight cravings! Warm water assists in stopping midnight cravings and makes you feel fresh the next morning.

  • Just relax: When you sip warm water before going to bed, it helps the body to relax and soothe the nerves. Thereby inducing a good night sleep. 

  • Knockdown fats and toxins: On drinking warm water, the body puts an end to the circulation of fat deposits and toxins circulating in the blood. The consequence is an improved blood circulation.

  • Aids digestion and boosts weight loss: If you drink warm water on a daily basis, you’ll shine inside out and the organs will be better hydrated. This leads to flushing out of toxins from the body, much more smoothly.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.