How to keep your non-stick pans in good shape
Most home chefs know that you need a good nonstick pan in your collection of kitchen tools. Consumer Reports reveals some easy tips to keep your non-stick pans working year after year. Calphalon warns that storing pans or lids in its nonstick pans will void the warranty. AdBecause nonstick pans are so easy to clean, it’s tempting to take them right from the stovetop to the sink. Steel wool is used to test the surface of nonstick pans, something you should never use on them.
Is your home harboring dangerous bacteria? Here are some kitchen contamination risks to keep in mind.
Your hands are essential tools when working in the kitchen, but they can spread dangerous bacteria that can make people sick. Knives and other items that come into contact with raw meat should be washed with hot, soapy water after every use. The juices that collect on cutting boards can contain E. coli and other dangerous bacteria that can make you seriously ill. Regularly wash them with hot soapy water. Wipe up spills immediately with hot, soapy water, and rinse.
Tips to get your kitchen ready for the holidays
As the holidays are quickly approaching, many of us are gearing up to host family and friends. In all of the planning and list-making, there are some simple tips you can follow to make sure your kitchen is ready for the holidays. And don’t use the self-cleaning function right before the holidays, because that’s actually when your oven would be most-likely to fail. Instead, wipe out your oven out, clean up any crumbs that you can see and save the deep clean for after the holidays. Instead, wipe the area with a moistened cloth.