How To Tell If Your Pan Is Hot Enough (Without Adding Food)

How To Tell If Your Pan Is Hot Enough (Without Adding Food)

Stainless steel pans are kitchen workhorses, but they have an ever so slight learning curve, particularly when it comes to searing food without it sticking. Letting the pan get nice and hot before even adding the oil is key, but determining the temperature of something by sight is not a…

Care For Your Cast Iron With A Mister Bottle 

Applying a thin coat of oil to your cast iron after cleaning is an essential step to keeping it pretty and functional. There’s nothing wrong with pouring it straight from the bottle, but you can over-pour and, if you don’t fully wipe up the excess, end up with sticky residue.

Season A Carbon Steel Pan With Oil And Potato Peels

Just like cast iron, a carbon steel pan needs to be seasoned before its first use. Oil is a must-have for the process, but Cook’s Illustrated recommends an additional surprising ingredient for prepping your pan: Potato peels.