Tools & Products

How Does a Refrigerator Work?

In the refrigeration cycle, there are five basic components: fluid refrigerant; a compressor, which controls the flow of refrigerant; the condenser coils (on the outside of the fridge); the evaporator coils (on the inside of the fridge); and something called an expansion device. Here’s how they interact to cool your food.

10 Things You Should Not Refrigerate

Certain items are at their prime when stored at room temperature.

8 Little Luxuries to Update Your Kitchen

No matter what your kitchen’s style, these unique accents will add a splash of character to your cooking space.

Real Simple’s Most Popular Slow-Cooker Recipes on Pinterest    

What could be better in these dreary winter months than a hot meal that’s ready the second you walk in the door? These 20 recipes for your slow-cooker are the favorites of our fans on Pinterest.

The Best Waffle Maker Buying Guide 2017

Waffles are just too delicious to relegate to brunch. For the price of a few orders of restaurant waffles you can make your own at home and customize them any way you like. If you’re considering purchasing a waffle maker our guide is your one stop shop for everything you need to know during the buying process. From machines that churn out fluffy Belgian waffles for a crowd to flip-style and mini heart-shaped waffle makers there are a wide variety of models and special features to choose from. We surveyed the market, read the reviews, and tested highly rated models available on Amazon; evaluating how evenly and quickly they cooked as well as how easy they were to use, clean, and store. Our guide will help you choose the best waffle maker for you and includes our Top Waffle Maker Picks of 2017 as well as a summary of the features that matter most.

7 Tips Every Camper Should Know About Campfire Cooking

A little intimidated about cooking over an open fire? Don’t be. Campfire cooking is easy with these secrets, starting with: Pack a Dutch oven.

The $30 Kitchen Gadget That Changed My Life

It’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.