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How to properly store avocados and slow down browning

If you don’t plan on eating them right away, place ripe avocados in the fridge to extend their shelf life. Prevent opened avocados from browning by spritzing with acid and covering tightly in plastic wrap. You can freeze avocados, but need to work quickly to reduce oxidation. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
How to properly store avocados and slow down browning
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How to store cake so the last piece stays as good as the first

When storing cake, it’s essential to keep it covered so the exterior doesn’t dry out. Cakes with fruit and dairy – including cheesecakes and mousse cakes – always need to be refrigerated. For long-term storage, double wrap the slices or layers and pop them into the freezer. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
How to store cake so the last piece stays as good as the first
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The pros and cons of copper cookware you should know before you buy

Copper cookware is beloved by professionals because it heats up fast and cooks delicate foods evenly. It’s a pricey investment: A single pot typically starts at $US100. This material is high maintenance and requires handwashing and frequent polishing to prevent oxidization. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. When it comes […]
The pros and cons of copper cookware you should know before you buy
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This is the best way to get leftover fries back to crispy

Moisture and cold are the enemies of the perfectly crisp fry, but size also matters. A quick dip in a countertop deep fryer gives the best results, but a blazing-hot oven works, too. Microwaving, which induces steam, is a no-no and should be avoided. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
This is the best way to get leftover fries back to crispy
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7 ways to use chilli crisp, according to professional chefs

Chilli crisp is an oil-based Chinese condiment made of pepper flakes, fried garlic, and fermented soybeans. It’s commonly used on dumplings and noodles – but can also pair with sweets like chocolate and ice cream. There are several popular brands, including the original Lao Gan Ma and Fly By Jing. […]
7 ways to use chilli crisp, according to professional chefs
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How to store bread and never throw away a moldy loaf again

To save bread so it stays fresh longer, you can store it in plastic wrap, a reusable zip-top plastic bag, or a bread box. Avoid storing bread in damp, airy locations, which can speed up moulding. If you’re not going to eat the loaf in two or three days, the […]
How to store bread and never throw away a moldy loaf again