Cookware & Bakeware

How to Purge Plastic From Your Kitchen

Whether or not your plastic containers are BPA-free, some research suggests that they might still contain harmful chemicals. Want to go plastic-free at home? Here are six genius swaps to make it happen.

Cake Baking and Decorating Supplies Checklist

With the right tools, creating a beautiful and professional-looking dessert is a piece of, well, cake.

6 Tips for Flawless Cakes

Try these foolproof techniques, brought to you from the Real Simple test kitchen.

Cleaning and Seasoning a Cast-Iron Skillet

With a little TLC, this versatile pan should last a lifetime.

11 Trusty Tools for Thanksgiving Dinner

Real Simple’s food editors share their go-to equipment for holiday cooking.

Essential Kitchen Tools Checklist

Cooking is easier and faster with the right equipment. Stock your kitchen with these basics.

6 Winter Soup Essentials

Cozy up to a bowl of steaming soup with these helpful picks. All you have to add is your favorite recipe!

7 Stylish Cast Iron Kitchen Staples

Serious cooks know that great cast iron cookware lasts forever—and never goes out of style. And with more affordable and well-designed options on the market than ever before, from both historic brands and exciting new makers, there’s never been a better time to add some heavy metal to your kitchen collection.

6 Unique Kitchen Gadgets

Simplify everyday cooking tasks with these innovative tools.