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    All About Potatoes

    Tips for Potato Perfection Drain cooked potatoes in their skins on a rack rather than in a colander, where they continue to steam and get overcooked as they cool; in…

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    Potato Discoloration

    Q: Some color questions: Are potatoes with green skins or sprouts poisonous? Should the whole potato be thrown out, or is it fine to use if I just cut off the…

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    The Microwave Demystified

    Microwaves may be a fixture in most kitchens, but there’s a lot about them we don’t understand. How do they work? Are they safe? We asked scientist and author Robert L. Wolke to answer the hard questions about this mysterious appliance.

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    New Retro-Look Kitchen Tools

    While gadgets tend to be trendy, true kitchen tools never go out of style. That’s the thinking behind this new line from Sur La Table called Things Cooks Love. It includes dozens…

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    How to Can Pickles, Jam, and Preserves

    Whether you’re using our recipes or one of your own favorites, follow this basic hot-water canning method

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    A safer way to clean your blender

    Cleaning a blender jar can be an annoying and tricky task. Taking it apart is easy, but then suddenly you have four pointy blades in your hand, and then there’s…

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    Easy to carry, easy to store

    Carrying a tureen full of steaming soup can be precarious, and let’s face it, just plain nerve-wracking. That’s why we like this tureen set—it comes cradled in a metal caddy,…

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    Gentle Hand Tool

    This angled scraper-spatula from Ar+Cook (pronounced Art and Cook), a Brooklyn-based utensil company, is as useful as it is sleek. The steel-cored silicone head has just enough give around the…

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