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The holidays are in full swing, which means your oven is probably getting way more use than it does in, say, July. Between baking, roasting, and broiling delicious foods, you may have noticed that your oven doesnt seem to be the temperature it says it is. While youre dealing with that problem, you may take a swig of wine and notice its turned. Then as you turn to chopping the onions, as if on cue, your knife has gotten dull.

These are all easy fixes, according to Reactions, the American Chemical Societys YouTube channel. Here are three lifehacks for these kitchen problemsall backed by science.

First, the oven:

Youre all set! Now if only there was a definitive lifehack to make fruitcake palatable.

Screengrab via Reactions/YouTube

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