Whether the gifts under the tree were filled with kitchen appliances or you tore off the wrapping paper for a brand-new cookware set as eight candles burned, you’re most likely ready to put your latest presents to use. Looking for some inspiration? Keep reading to find our suggestions and tips for using some of the most popular kitchen appliances and cookware.
Anything that would normally involve a whole lot of oil—and so much more. Check out all the things you can make in your air fryer, and how to care for it too.
You’ve officially been indoctrinated into the Instant Pot cult. So you’re probably wondering how to get started. Well, lucky for you, there’s plenty to do with your pressure cooker—from quick and easy meals to making wine and vanilla extract. See all our favorite ways to use the Instant Pot.
Finally scored that shiny KitchenAid mixer? Lucky you! It will be the workhorse of all your baking projects from now on, but discover all the other things your stand mixer can do.
Cast iron will last a lifetime. Luckily, we have lots of recipes you can make in it, and tips for taking care of it (and seasoning it too).
Braise, boil, bake, fry—the cooking options when it comes to a Dutch oven are almost endless. Here’s what you need to know about your new Dutch oven, and everything you need to try making in it.
How to Care for New Cookware Sets
You can finally get rid of the cheap cookware you had stocked up on in college, meaning now you’re more than ready to get cooking on that new set that’s wonderfully scratch- and stain-free. Here’s how to keep it all in good condition:
- Cookware Sins You Don’t Realize You’re Committing
- The Best Ways to Store Pots and Pans
- Which Utensil to Use with Every Type of Cookware
- Should You Polish Copper Pans?
- How Is Copper Different From Stainless Steel?
What to Do With New Baking Equipment
Cookies, muffins, brownies, cakes…that’s what. Whip out the canisters of flour and sugar and get started employing that new KitchenAid stand mixer or shiny set of cookie sheets. And check out these helpful tips for making the most of your new baking equipment:
- How to Line Every Pan with Parchment Paper
- How to Clean Silicone Baking Mats
- How to Make Your Own Pop Tarts
- 11 Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas for Easy Meals with Effortless Clean Up
- 17 Muffin Pan Recipes That Aren’t Muffins
- How to Get a Bundt Cake Out of the Pan in One Piece
What to Do With Your New KitchenAid Attachments
The stand mixer is one of those appliances that never stops giving—especially if you also got one of those handy KitchenAid attachments. You can make fresh pasta, grind meat, easily slice and dice ingredients, and even make ice cream.
- If You Got the Veggie Sheet Cutter: Make Noodleless Lasagna
- If You Got the Meat Grinder: Make Your Own Burgers & Homemade Sausage
- If You Got the Ice Cream Maker: See These 13 Scoop-Worthy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes
- If You Got the Pasta Maker: Get the Hang of Fresh Homemade Pasta
- If You Got the Food Processor: Try These Food Processor Recipes
- If You Got the Spiralizer: Make Gluten-Free Pasta
- If You Got the Slicer/Shredder: Make Veggie Chips, Coleslaw, Latkes, and Sauerkraut
- If You Got the Juicer: Make Healthy Homemade Juice
Header image courtesy of Instant Pot/Walmart.