Life hacks are supposed to give us cheap, elegant and smart ways of dealing with everyday problems. As these little tricks have become popular among millions of people all over the world, it comes as no surprise that the internet is now literally flooded with all kinds of hacks. We at List25 love these useful tricks too, and we have already published a few posts with some cool hacks such as these 25 Simple Life Hacks Every Dog Owner Should Know, these 25 Easy Life Hacks You Should Not Be Living Without or these 25 Life Hacks Every College Student Should Know. Unfortunately, not every clever solution that has made it among the viral life hack elite really works. Some hacks are actually more trouble than they are worth. Spread by people who – obviously – have never tried them, these tips and tricks will not save you time, money, or energy. In fact, they might do the very opposite. To show you some of the worst of these that you should definitely avoid, we compiled this list with 25 hacks that are actually far from helpful. From debunked kitchen hacks to ineffective cleaning hacks, make sure not to try any of these 25 Life Hacks That Actually Don’t Help Make Your Life Better.
Keeping reheated pizza´s crust crispy
You might have heard that pizza crust can be crispy after being reheated in a microwave when a glass of water is added to the microwave. Unfortunately, your pizza will be as soggy as its gets whether you add the water or not.
Making grilled cheese in toaster
Turning a toaster on its side and putting slices of bread inside with cheese on them might look like a brilliant hack but there is a significant risk of the cheese completely messing the inside of the toaster and the bread popping out unexpectedly.
Cutting banana with a wire tray
If you need to cut a banana and there is no knife around, you can, allegedly, use a wire tray to do the job. Well, if the banana is unripe, there is a slight chance this hack can work, but if the banana is ripe and soft, you are doomed to end up with banana mash all over the place.
Wooden spoon kitchen hack
Preventing a pot from boiling over by putting a wooden spoon across the pot is one of the most popular kitchen hacks, but does it really work? Well, it might do the trick if the pot is just simmering, but it definitely will not stop a rapid boil.
Cleaning toilet bowl with coke
There are hundreds of great cleaning hacks, but unfortunately, cleaning a toilet bowl with coke is not one of them. The drink is just not formulated to clean a variety of stains and dirt, and it certainly will not kill the bacteria.