Tools & Products

How to Make Award-Worthy Popcorn

Yes, you could pop a bag into the microwave, but nothing beats the old-fashioned way. Here's how to do it.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

Where to Find Bargain Cookware

Online resources for the best pots, pans, and more.

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.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

It’s the best part of waking up, but there are a million ways to brew it. Here, 2012 U.S. Barista Champion Katie Carguilo, from Counter Culture Coffee’s training center, in New York City, spills the beans on her choice method.

Which Food Containers Are Safe for the Microwave?

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

Aluminum Foil Do’s and Don’ts

Tips, tricks, and good advice to help you make the most of every sheet.

6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life

Real Simple’s mission, through its 16 years, has been to simplify your life with smart finds like these.