Summer Food Fights

The Gold Medal Kitchen Hack

By • August 10, 2012 • 26 Comments

We've been hosting our own Summer Food Fights on FOOD52 -- come play along!

Last week, in honor of the Summer Food Fights we asked you to send in Your Best Kitchen Hack -- and we promised you some glorious, drool-worthy prizes.

Wednesday, we presented our bronze medal to hardlikearmour for her photo tutorial on hacking a cold smoker. Yesterday, we brought you the silver medalist: Parties That Cook, with a quick workaround for mincing ginger.

Today, for the gold medal, we've got vvvanessa with her small kitchen kitchen hack: how to get more counter space out of an ironing board.

Congrats to vvvanessa -- here's your medal!

      silver le creuset

 7 1/4 qt. round French oven from Le Creuset

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Tags: hacks, hack, your best kitchen hack, ironing board, counter space

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about 2 years ago travelingthispath

Thanks for Vanessa's idea! I live in an apartment with zero counter space, so this is a great idea!

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about 2 years ago lloreen

I cannot find the link for the video....

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about 2 years ago Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Executive Editor of Food52

Hi lloreen -- it's embedded in the post above, but if that's not working, you can also watch it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos...

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about 2 years ago shef

Congrats on winning the Gold !

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about 2 years ago vrunka

Congrats!! You can put your awesome new French oven on your ironing board!

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about 2 years ago ellenl

What a genius idea---one of those things that make so much sense that nobody thinks of it!!!

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about 2 years ago lapadia

YAY Vanessa, thanks for sharing your idea and congrats on winning the Gold! Oh, and what a film star you would make :)

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about 2 years ago vvvanessa

Whee! Thanks so much, everyone and food52-- and a special shout out to my cinematographer who will be rewarded with lots of braised pork made in the French oven! I'm honored!

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about 2 years ago ATG117

Great idea! Are we able to see all the entered kitchen hacks anywhere?

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

That's such a great idea! I'm sure we'd all learn a lot.

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about 2 years ago gingerroot

Congratulations on winning gold! What a smart and useful hack. PS, After watching the video I saw your salad spinner without a spinner hack - fun and brilliant!

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about 2 years ago Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

Very fun, vvvanesa. Guess we know where you're going to put that super golden French oven.

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about 2 years ago Sadassa_Ulna

Great hack, congratulations on winning gold!

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about 2 years ago Foodinese

I didn't win. But congrats to those who did! This was my entry for those who are interested. I turned my refridgerator ice dispenser into a candy machine : http://www.youtube.com...

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about 2 years ago Sadassa_Ulna

Lucky girlfriend! This is not only a really sweet hack (pun intended) but the video itself is adorable.

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about 2 years ago Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

That is super, Foodinese! I don't have an ice dispenser, but I'm sharing this with friends!

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about 2 years ago enbe

Pretty darn brilliant. Congrats!

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about 2 years ago Summer of Eggplant

Congratulations! I will certainly use this.

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about 2 years ago NBrush

Congratulations on your excellent idea.

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about 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Awesome idea. Simple, elegant, useful, and thus brilliant! :)

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about 2 years ago Christina @ Christina's Cucina

genius! :)

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about 2 years ago beyondcelery

Grats, Vanessa! That's absolutely a brilliant idea!

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about 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

What a great idea! Congratulations!!!

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about 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

That solves the Christmas baking Problem! Thanks! And congratulations!!!!