Test Kitchen Tips

Our Test Kitchen is full of culinary experts who have picked up plenty of handy tricks and techniques over the years. Check out our favorite cooking tips that’ll make cooking and baking at home easier than ever.

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4 Things You Should Never Cook in Cast Iron

The list of what not to cook in cast iron is much, much shorter than the things you should—we promise. Here are four things to avoid.

Everything You Need to Know About Baking in a Dutch Oven

You can do much more with your Dutch oven than make stews. Try Dutch oven baking, from baking breads to...


When to Use Low, Medium vs. High: Your Electric Skillet Temperature Guide

Electric skillets are handy kitchen tools, but their generic settings of low, medium and high can be confusing. Here's a...


Buying an Electric Skillet? Here’s What You Need to Know.

The best electric skillet is different for every cook. We'll help you find one that fits your needs.


The Surprising Reason You Need an Electric Skillet in Your Kitchen

Look beyond the stovetop! Here's why the electric skillet is staking a claim as one of the most valuable kitchen...

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The Complete Cast Iron Cooking Guide

Here's everything you need for iron-clad success, including our favorite cast iron recipes, the best cooking techniques and the top...


The One Thing You’re Not Doing with Your Cast-Iron Skillet (Yet!)

When you're craving a rustic, golden pie that's flaky and delicious, reach for your trusty cast-iron skillet!

13 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Cast iron can be fickle. Here are some habits to avoid when you're cooking.


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Here’s the Best Thing You Can Do for Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Want to know the best secret for caring for cast-iron skillets? The answer is simple—use it! Frying and sauteing as...