If you can’t imagine a single morning without a warm cup of coffee, the coffee maker is probably your favorite kitchen tool. There’s more to it than meets the eye and it comes with a long list of alternative uses. Here are five surprising foods that you can prepare with your coffee maker.
Coffee makers can heat water up to around 200 degrees and that’s why you can use yours to make many “just add water” foods. Soup, especially instant noodles, is the first that comes to mind.
It’s also pretty easy to make hard-boiled eggs inside your coffee maker. It’s only important to make sure that they’re covered in water at all times for around 10 minutes to be properly cooked.
The coffee maker’s heat plate comes with a long list of alternative uses. You can use it to easily melt some chocolate and keep it that way for hours if needed.
Speaking of the many amazing uses of the heat plate, it can also double down as a tiny griddle. You can use it to prepare all sorts of tiny treats when properly heated up, and pancakes are a good place to start.
Grilled cheese is another quick snack that you can prepare using the coffee maker’s heat plate—just make sure to cover it with some tin foil to avoid the mess.