Why the Convection Setting on Your Oven Is (Almost) Always the Best Choice

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Why the Convection Setting on Your Oven Is (Almost) Always the Best Choice Blog Post

Roasting vegetables

Once limited to high-end ranges, convection functions are now built in to most new ovens. I use convection almost exclusively at home, because it cooks faster and more evenly than regular settings.

Do You Really Need to Clean Your Dishwasher?

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Do You Really Need to Clean Your Dishwasher? Blog Post

Dishwasher

Which Bakeware Should You Use—Metal or Glass?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Which Bakeware Should You Use—Metal or Glass? Blog Post

Most of the time, either type of pan will give you good results. But there are slight differences because of the way each conducts heat. Here's how they affect brownies.

Related: Do You Really Need to Preheat Your Oven?

Is It OK to Refreeze Previously Frozen Food?

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Is It OK to Refreeze Previously Frozen Food? Blog Post

Most people worry about the food safety of thawing and refreezing, but as long as it's done right, it's perfectly safe. The only risk you'll take is ruin­ing the taste and texture of the food.

Related: Our Top Picks for Healthier Frozen-Food Dinners

Can I Use Wax Paper Instead of Parchment Paper?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
Can I Use Wax Paper Instead of Parchment Paper?  Blog Post

Q. Can I use wax paper instead of parchment paper? —D. Piazza, San Diego, CA

Related: Do I Need Both Liquid and Dry Measuring Cups?