This Simple Salt and Pepper Shaker Trick is Eye-Opening

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How do you get the salt and pepper out of salt and pepper shakers? You shake them, right? It is the only logical thing to do. But what if we told you it isn’t the right thing to do? See, most people don’t use salt and pepper shakers the right way. And there is a reason why they usually come in pairs. There’s a salt and pepper shaker trick!

The eye-opening salt and pepper shaker trick were demonstrated in a recent viral video posted by TikTok user @cody.93. According to the clip, you can achieve even and moderate salting and peppering by rubbing the ridges on the bottom of the shakers against each other. As a result, you get an even flow of salt and pepper that will allow you to perfectly season your meal.

“How old were you when you learned the proper way to use a salt and pepper shaker?” @cody.93 wrote in the caption of the video.


How old were you when you learned the proper way to use a salt and pepper shaker? #chef #crazy #learnontiktok #lifehacks #fyp #foryou #foryoupage

♬ original sound – Cody

The video got 1.5 million views while attracting close to 2,000 comments. Some users were perplexed by the fact that you don’t shake the “shakers”, while others believe it is an alternative but more efficient way.

“Is this the proper way or just a clever way to use the salt and pepper?”, one user asked in a comment.

Whether it’s the correct way or just a clever way, we know that it forever changed the way we use salt and pepper shakers.