Cookware

Get The Cast Iron Cleaner That People Are Obsessed With — Amazon Deal of the Day

You've heard us extol the virtues of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. A cast iron pan is versatile, lasts forever, and cooks everything from steaks to eggs to steak and eggs like a pro. That said, cast iron pans also require a specific kind of upkeep. It can feel overwhelming — enough to make you want to throw in the towel and just use non-stick pans exclusively!

Don't do it: Listen to us (and countless generations of grandmothers who came before us) and get yourself a cast iron pan, and then buy this Amagabeli Cast Iron Cleaner for only $13 on Amazon to keep that skillet in tip-top shape.

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Why You Shouldn’t Register for a Set of Pots and Pans — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

Whether you're registering for your wedding or just restocking your kitchen, there are a bunch of things right off the bat that you just do not need. You do not need unitasking tools. You do not need whiskey stones. And you do not need a full set of pots and pans. Actually, ditto when it comes to knife sets.

Let us explain.

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The One Pan That Belongs on Your Wedding Registry — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

Nonstick pans have long been a controversial part of any kitchen arsenal. There are the Serious Chefs, who think that everything and anything you cook could benefit from the seared and crispy goodness that comes from a stainless steel pan and a bit of fat. Then there are the home cooks who prefer to avoid any potential for toxicity where possible, and fear the particles or fumes that can emanate from a nonstick skillet.

But the bottom line is that you need at least one great nonstick pan in your kitchen, if only to cook one staple: eggs.

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5 Tips for Cooking with Cast Iron on the Grill — Tips from The Kitchn

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Cast iron pans were designed for cooking over an open fire, so it only makes sense that we should throw them on the grill from time to time too. Look, I understand there's some romanticism to the idea of cooking everything directly on the grill once it is hot and ready, but there are a few times when busting out your cast iron comrade will make your grilling better.

Here are five ways cast iron makes grilling better, plus three tips for cooking with cast iron on the grill.

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Spring Cleaning: Don’t Forget Your Potholders!

We know, we know — this is a totally boring and very mother-like reminder. But while our dishtowels regularly go through the wash and our apron makes it there sooner or later, how often do we really remember to wash our potholders and oven mitts?

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Electric Kettles: Should You Buy One? — Tips from The Kitchn

There seem to be two camps when it comes to electric kettles: those who can't live without them and those who don't really see the point. The question is, do you need one in your kitchen?

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