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    The Right Pan for the Job: Understanding Aluminum, Anodized Aluminum, and Nonstick Coatings

    Choosing cookware is tricky, and knowing the differences between materials can help you figure out what is best for you. There may even be some tips related to cleaning hidden…

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    The Test Kitchen’s Tips for How to Bake a Great Cake Every Time

    Whether you’re making one of the cakes from our Cake Fancy article or another favorite recipe, there are several steps you can take to guarantee the best results.

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    Alternative uses for muffin pans

    Silicone muffins pans are a fantastic tool for freezing small amounts of sauce, stock, or pesto for cooking. Popping the frozen puck out of the flexible pan is a breeze…

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    Easy cleaning for poached egg pans

    I make poached eggs almost every morning for breakfast, and used to find the pot very difficult to clean afterwards as the egg whites would often stick to the pan.…

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    Acidic foods need nonreactive pans

    If you’ve ever made tomato sauce in an aluminum pan, you’ve probably discovered why nonreactive materials are important when cooking acidic ingredients. Aluminum and copper are favored in the kitchen…

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    Versatile bakers from All-Clad

    From the minute I picked up one of these new All-Clad baking pans, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Tri-ply bonded stainless steel with an aluminum core gives each…

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    Silicone Meets Metal

    First our kitchens were rocked by all-silicone bakeware, brilliantly stick-resistant and colorful but floppy. Then came another generation of silicone pans, thicker and sturdier yet failing to conduct heat as…

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    Better technique for scrubbing pans

    I just got a new pan and am trying to ward off any burned-on stains. In my experience, applying a damp sponge to a cleanser like Bon Ami or Bar…

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    Preventing rust in baking pans

    A source of frustration for me is finding spots of rust in my baking pans, even after carefully washing and drying them. I have found a good way to prevent…

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    Choosing Pots and Pans to Improve Your Cooking

    A few well-chosen pieces—starting with a good stockpot and a heavy sauté pan—can make a big difference

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