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This Pan Lets You Cook Five Different Things At Once

Unless you’re fine with mixing all your food into a stir-fry, it’s very likely you’ve used multiple pans to cook up a complete meal. But at some point in 2014, some geniuses released a skillet that allows you to do it all at once, and we somehow never heard about it.

It’s called the “Master Pan” and is split into five different sections where you can work on the main entree, and side dishes, all at the same time.

The idea of working on your breakfast, hitting the eggs, bacon, and sausage on the same pan, at the same time, sounds like the answer to the all the prayers we’ve sent to the breakfast gods.

If you’re on that meal prep life, this thing can ideally let you work on your protein of choice and your side veggies, probably cutting your prep time in half.

While this sounds like the perfect pan, and even has pretty favorable reviews on Amazon, one reviewer pointed out:

“As a chef, i will tell you The problem with this pan is, to cook food properly, almost all foods need to be cooked at different temperatures. So you can’t cook everything at once, unless you want some items hot and some cold or some just burnt.”

Also, if you’re cooking for a large number of people, there could be some problems with this pan’s size.

If you’re a single bachelor cooking for one, or two people, though, this thing could be a godsend. Just don’t let your food burn and ruin the whole dinner.

h/t daily dot

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Cravings Features Hacks

5 Ways To Reheat Cold Pizza

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Cold pizza is one of the greatest pleasures in the history of mankind. Let’s get that straight and out of the way. There’s nothing like rolling out of bed, opening the fridge, and just devouring a couple leftover slices before officially declaring your body awake. It really does set the tone for the rest of your day.

Now, if you’re one who has to enjoy their pizza hot, there are multiple ways to go about reheating your slice.

Let’s get to it.

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Microwave

The quickest, and laziest way to get that pizza piping hot is to throw it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. However, you’re gonna end up with a soggy crust that’s just underwhelming. Only use this as a last, desperate resort.

Toaster Oven

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An upgrade from the microwave, for sure. Throw your pizza slices in the toaster oven and set it  for about ten minutes. Your crust should be crispy and your cheese slightly melted. We actually like to leave it a little longer so our slice is a tad well done, but to each their own.

Grill

If you have the time to spare, fire up the grill on low to medium heat and throw your pizza slices on top. You can either place it directly on, or lay down some aluminum foil. Close the grill and leave it alone for a few minutes. The pizza should be crispy and cheese runny, with a newfound smokiness to your bite.

Iron & Hair Dryer

If you’re on the road and setting up shop in a hotel room that’s devoid of microwaves, there’s still a way to get that crispy slice. You just have to get a little creative. Turn on the hotel’s iron and set your slice crust down so that it touches the surface of the iron.

Then, take your hairdryer and hold it about six inches from your slice. The iron will get the crust crispy while the hairdryer will get the cheese nice and gooey.

Just make sure to clean up after you’re done. Don’t want to iron your clothes for a business meeting and have it smell like pepperoni and anchovies now… or do you?

Skillet

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This is probably the best way to heat a pizza to get it as close to the original texture of how it came out of the pizza oven. First, heat up a non-stick skillet at medium to low heat and set your slice down for two minutes so that the crust gets crispy. Then, on low heat, take two drops of water and add it to the skillet away from your pizza. Cover your skillet and allow the water to create steam, melting the cheese.

This method, unlike the toaster oven, will get your bottom crust crispy while keeping the edges moist.

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Recipes

How To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies In A Skillet

Sometimes, one chocolate chip cookie isn’t enough to satiate that sweet tooth. In Foodbeast Family member Clean Eatslatest recipe, we find out how to make a giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. Yep, one massive cookie to gorge on by yourselves or portion out and share with you friends.

The recipe takes about half an hour and leaves virtually ZERO mess. Check it out.

Here’s what you’ll need:

A 1/4 cup of coconut oil, 1 egg, 1/3 cup of honey, 2 cups of almond flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 cup of chocolate chips. A couple scoops of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge is also optional, though highly recommended.

Here’s what to do: 

Mix together all the wet ingredients and set them aside. Then, combine the flour and other dry ingredients. Pour your wet mixture into the dry and mix together thoroughly.

Coat a skillet with non-stick spray and add your cookie batter. Even it out so the batter covers the skillet entirely. Throw the skillet in the over for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once your cookie skillet is done, top it with a few scoops of ice cream and a generous drizzle of hot fudge.

Hot damn.

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Watch This Chef’s Intense Method For Seasoning A Carbon Steel Wok

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There have been many suggested ways to season cooking equipment. In order to create a non-stick surface, a proper combination of heat and oil must be incorporated to correctly season a pan, skillet, or even a wok.

Watch this chef’s intense technique when it comes to seasoning a new carbon steel wok. Definitely not something we can do at home, but still fascinating to watch.

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How to Bring Your Pizza Back to Life Using a Skillet

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If you believe in grilled cheese sandwiches, you believe in pizza reheated in a skillet. This school of thought is hardly original, as a Google search will bring up multiple images of warm pizza cooking on the stove top. However, for those like myself who’ve been ignorant to this leftover hack until now, read on.

If you need convincing, consider Tom Scocca’s elegant grilled cheese to skillet-reheated pizza parallel. As he explains, the cheese between two slices of soft buttered bread in a skillet over medium heat will result in a perfectly crispy exterior while the cheese in the middle melts. Now, apply this theory to cold, leftover pizza on the skillet. Rather than getting microwaved cheese goo on stale bread, pizza reheated on a skillet will give you pizza with hot, melted cheese and a crispy crust.

We know: Knowledge, it’s a beautiful thing.

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Products

Corn Dog Factory: Do-It-Yourself Corn Dog Skillet

One piece of the carnival food game you don’t often see recreated in your home kitchen is the corn dog. With this Corn Dog Factory skillet, no need to limit your corn dog consumption to frozen food varieties or trips to the fair, with some batter, dogs and a stick, you can now enjoy them at home!