Home chef baffles TikTok with bizarre hack for keeping veggies from going bad

A new life hack for how to keep cucumbers fresh has TikTok users deeply divided.

The life hack, which seemingly works for most similar-shaped veggies, joins a massive trend on the app. Over the past several months, users have shared countless kitchen hacks — including how to use your sink to keep bread fresh, how to make a homemade spice rack and how to cut herbs with a cheese grater.

Some of those hacks — like this strange way of making omelets in a bag — didn’t go over so well. While others — like this trick for cutting a watermelon with a Pringles can — were a huge hit. This kitchen tip from user @mamaiamhungry1, meanwhile, falls somewhere in between.

In her clip, the home chef shows off her method for how to keep cucumbers fresh after you’ve used part of one but still want to save the rest.

“Another kitchen hack I bet you didn’t know,” the TikToker captioned her video.


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The video begins with @mamaiamhungry1 chopping part of a cucumber. As she chops, the TikToker is sure to save the top piece of the veggie.

Then, when she’s chopped as much as she needs, she reattaches the top slice with a toothpick.

“Did you know this kitchen hack btw?” she wrote in her post.

The clip seemed to baffle some TikTok users, who questioned why the hack was even necessary.

“There’s literally no need for this,” one user wrote.

“I just eat the whole thing in one sitting,” another added.

Others, meanwhile, seemed excited by the concept.

“I love this,” one commenter wrote.

“Good to know,” another added.

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