Cooking & Baking

OXO February Challenge: Is Tenderizing Worth it?

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    Ask an Engineer: Grilling for a Group

    Welcome to our new Ask an Engineer series, each month we’ll sit down with a couple of OXO engineers to see how they approach cooking, baking, cleaning, organizing and more. This month we’re tackling a topic that raises a lot of burning questions: grilling.

    By Rebecca Ulanoff
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    How to Make the Crispiest (But Not Greasy) Bacon Ever

    There’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of bacon (or nothing quite like walking past a deli that’s griddling up bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches). But making the crispy, non-greasy, tasty kind of bacon at home can be tough and messy: grease splatters all over the stovetop, bacon bits burn because the pan is too hot, bacon strips get soggy because the pan isn’t hot enough, and most of the grease usually just ends up down the drain.

    By Amalia Safran
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    Chef Hack: Use a Cake Tester to Take Meat Temperature

    Cooking a steak is one of those personal things that everyone (minus vegetarians) seems to have an opinion on. How much do you season it? What type of pan do you use? Do you use oil or butter? Do you put it in the oven first? How do you check to see if it’s ready?

    By Amalia Safran
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    Grilling Tips from The Food Lab’s Kenji Lopez-Alt

    Does it get any better than grilling on a warm summer day? Nope, not really—except if you overcook the burgers, which we’re not going to let you do. We chatted with our friend/grill-whisperer Kenji Lopez-Alt, author of the James Beard Award-winning book The Food Lab and Managing Culinary Director of Serious Eats, to get his grilling tips, and here’s what he said.

    By Erin Zimmer
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  • Behind The Scenes

    Behind the Design: Space Saving Drying Rack

    OXO Tot was born out of necessity. In five years, 25 babies were born to OXO’s then 50 employees. Our engineers and product managers took the same curiosity-driven, problem-solving approach to parenthood (and the slew of gear that comes with it) as they did with creating household tools. Bib not catching crumbs, drips, and dribbles? Enter the Roll-Up Bib. What about a wipes dispenser that dispenses one wipe at a time instead of a handful at once? Try the PerfectPull Wipes Dispenser.

    By Rebecca Ulanoff
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    Ask OXOnians: Our Biggest Cooking Challenges

    When it comes to cooking, no two people are exactly alike (we’re pretty sure that’s what makes potlucks work so well). Chances are, though, you’ve run into a task (or many) that you find intimidating.

    By Emily Connelly
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    OXO February Challenge: Mastering Common Cooking Challenges

    February can be a slower month; the quiet after the holiday season, plus dreary weather and dropping temperatures can make it feel a little uninspiring. We decided to turn things around though, and take this month to inspire you to tackle some common cooking challenges (and fears). We’ll show you what OXOnians have overcome in the kitchen, good tips for mastering skills and new ways to get better dishes on the table. Follow along as we take on new skills every week this month.

    By OXO
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