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Now’s the Time to Prep Your Oven for Thanksgiving

Fortune may favor the bold, but Thanksgiving favors the prepared. Prepping your oven for Turkey Day in the last week of October may seem like overkill, but repairmen can be hard to schedule (getting you out to your home can take weeks!), and it’s best to identify any oven issues well ahead of time so […]

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Now’s the Time to Prep Your Oven for Thanksgiving

Fortune may favor the bold, but Thanksgiving favors the prepared. Prepping your oven for Turkey Day in the last week of October may seem like overkill, but repairmen can be hard to schedule (getting you out to your home can take weeks!), and it’s best to identify any oven issues well ahead of time so […]

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You Should Make Smoky Gazpacho

In each gardener’s life, there will come a time when you are just throwing shit in jars and are ready to be done. You’ve eaten warm ripe tomatoes until your heart burned, you’ve started handing armfuls of green beans to passersby, and you’ve accepted the fennel just isn’t going to bulb this year. That time […]

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What Is a Convection Oven Good for Anyway?

If you, like me, have an oven with a convection setting, there’s a good chance you may not know exactly how it works, what it’s for, or how to actually use it. In conventional ovens, the heat comes from heating units placed at the top and bottom, while a convection oven has a fan and […]

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When Do You Really Need to Preheat Your Oven? (And How to Do It Faster)

Most recipes that use the oven call for preheating it to a certain temperature, which can take a little while. If you, like me, are a rather absent-minded sort of cook, there will inevitably come the time when you finish prepping your dish and go to put in the oven, only to realize that you […]

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Consider the (Air-Fried) Lobster

The lobster is a fascinating animal, with an equally fascinating culinary history. Like most foods that have a reputation for being decadent and pricey, it’s impossible to talk about lobster without talking about class and capitalism.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Consider the (Air-Fried) Lobster

The lobster is a fascinating animal, with an equally fascinating culinary history. Like most foods that have a reputation for being decadent and pricey, it’s impossible to talk about lobster without talking about class and capitalism.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Easiest Way to Keep Track of Your Favorite Instant Pot Cook Times

If you have an Instant Pot—or a “One Pot,” as my stepmom likes to call it—you have probably noticed that the internet is plastered with Instant Pot graphics and cheatsheets. These tabulations of times and water ratios come in laminated sheets, magnets, and simple printouts, but they often conflict with each other, and…Read more… Continue […]

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You Can Totally ‘Hard Boil’ Eggs in Your Air Fryer

Air-fried hard-boiled eggs are a pedant’s nightmare. They are neither fried nor boiled, and yet it would be very hard to pick them out of hard-boiled egg lineup as the thing that is “not like the others.” They are, for all intents and purposes, a hard-boiled egg, and you can make them in your air […]

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Grill Pans Are Pointless

I’ve heard fall is coming, though I must say it does not feel like it. (The high here today is supposed to be 106℉! In Portland, Oregon!) This shift in seasons means a shift in food content, and I’ve already seen a couple of articles and ads promoting “moving your grilling indoors” with a grill […]

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Why You Actually Shouldn’t Boil Your Wooden Spoons

TikTok is flooded with cleaning hacks, but not all of them are tried and true. One viral hack, for example, is about boiling your wooden spoons to keep them clean…but you really shouldn’t bother. Here’s why you shouldn’t boil your wooden spoons.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Actually Shouldn’t Boil Your Wooden Spoons

TikTok is flooded with cleaning hacks, but not all of them are tried and true. One viral hack, for example, is about boiling your wooden spoons to keep them clean…but you really shouldn’t bother. Here’s why you shouldn’t boil your wooden spoons.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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6 Unexpected Uses for Cooking Spray

If you’ve ever found yourself reaching for a can of cooking spray before scrambling your morning eggs or pouring cake batter into a pan, you know that it is a useful and easy way to avoid a sticky situation. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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6 Unexpected Uses for Cooking Spray

If you’ve ever found yourself reaching for a can of cooking spray before scrambling your morning eggs or pouring cake batter into a pan, you know that it is a useful and easy way to avoid a sticky situation. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Old Pots and Pans

Pots and pans can have a pretty long shelf life, depending on their style, brand, and how well you take care of them—but odds are you’re stretching that lifespan a little too long. The signs that your cookware is at the end of its life aren’t always as obvious as a broken handle or peeling […]

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Old Pots and Pans

Pots and pans can have a pretty long shelf life, depending on their style, brand, and how well you take care of them—but odds are you’re stretching that lifespan a little too long. The signs that your cookware is at the end of its life aren’t always as obvious as a broken handle or peeling […]

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Old Pots and Pans

Pots and pans can have a pretty long shelf life, depending on their style, brand, and how well you take care of them—but odds are you’re stretching that lifespan a little too long. The signs that your cookware is at the end of its life aren’t always as obvious as a broken handle or peeling […]

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How to Clean Your Beloved Air Fryer

Regular readers of Lifehacker’s food and drink vertical, Skillet, are probably quite familiar with air fryers, and may own one themselves. As one of the must-have cooking appliances of the past few years, air fryers have been earning their places on kitchen counters thanks to their ease of use, and ability to make…Read more… Continue […]

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