Cookware & Bakeware

How Do I Clean a Panini Maker?

Real Simple answers your questions.

Cleaning and Seasoning a Cast-Iron Skillet

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

Best Materials for Pots and Pans

The four most popular cookware metals―and the pros and cons of each.

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.

Which Food Containers Are Safe for the Microwave?

Find out which materials are microwave-friendly, and which ones you should avoid.

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.

11 Trusty Tools for Thanksgiving Dinner

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