Cooking with… A coffeemaker?

So I’ve been reading about cooking hacks lately, and the one that had me floored is: cooking in your coffeepot.

First you’re going to ask me: why? Because sometimes you’re in a space (hotel, dorm, office) with limited facilities. Suddenly, the iron is a planchette and the coffeemaker is your new best friend.

A few things were obvious – run plain hot water through to cook directly in the carafe (oatmeal, pasta, instant rice, couscous, hardboiled  eggs). Some tips were less obvious (the right teabag in the basket will make plain oatmeal fruity). But the genius tip was:

Cover the hot plate with foil and you can cook on it like a tiny stove.

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Just sorting out the flotsam of the universe.

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