Owning top-of-the-line bakeware doesn't mean much if you don't have some useful tips on how to use it. For example, to prevent cheesecake from splitting during the cooking period, butter the sides of the pan. When the cheesecake cools, the cake is then able to release from the pan and let heat escape without splitting. If you are using a crust, only butter an inch up the side of the pan so the cake can release.
I like the concept on non-stick but I keep having to buy a new pan every year or two because the coating wears off. Are there any non-stick pans out there that actually work well, are eas and are durable?
It's not always easy or convenient for me to cook outdoors, but sometimes I really crave a grilled steak. I'm thinking of buying a grill pan for indoors. Is there any one in particular you'd recommend?
I want one of those shiny black cast-iron pans without having to wait for years to achieve the finish, or for my grandmother to hand-down hers. Are there any cast-iron pans out there that have that finish already?
I'd like to cook more, but I am often just too tired and time-constrained when I return home. Do you have any suggestions for streamlining dinner preparation so I can put together a healthy, good tasting meal fast?