The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Cast Iron Pans

Find out how to wash your cast iron pan the right way.

The Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Cast Iron Pans

You treat your cast iron pan with love and care, but do you know if you’re really washing it the right way? Whether you swear by soap or shun it and use salt, read on to learn what you should and shouldn’t do when cleaning your cast iron pan.


DO: Scrub Your Cast Iron Pan With Kosher Salt

DO: Scrub Your Cast Iron Pan With Kosher Salt

The best way to clean your cast iron pan is with coarse kosher salt and a little elbow grease. Use either a scrubbing brush or a paper towel to scrub the salt all over your pan to get rid of any stubborn food residue.

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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