BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.


BrightNest's mission is to make homeowners happy.

Our tips and tools will shape up your home & simplify your life.

Why Join?

We’re All About You

No two homes are alike. So, we
hand pick the best tips and tricks
for you and your home. Try it >

Super Easy Scheduling

Save your favorite tips and
schedule your favorite tasks.
We'll remind you! Get going >

Peace of Mind

We've got your back. Keep all
your activities and home details
in one spot! Start now >


Do you have a washing machine?


Don’t Crowd The Oven and Other Pro Baking Tips

Carrot cake, chocolate cupcakes, and banana bread should bring delight not dread. Baking only looks hard, we promise. With the right tips and a little patience, you’ll be breezily whipping up impressive baked goods in no time. It’s time to feel the joy of baking. Follow these do’s and don’ts, and practice your newfound baking prowess with these easy-to-make red velvet cupcakes

DON’T crowd the oven. Your pans should never touch each other or the sides of the oven.

DO stir your flour before you measure it to “loosen” it. Sifting flour first is only necessary if the recipe calls for it. Tip: Keep a spoon in your flour bin for convenient stirring.

DON’T guess on the measurements. Use exact amounts, even with small measurements like salt. Use measuring spoons and cups and level off the top with a straight edge spatula or knife.

DO use a paper towel to grease your pan. Even if you’re using pan spray, take a paper towel and evenly distribute the spray throughout your pan. If you’re using butter, shortening or margarine, always dip the paper towel first in the greasing agent and then spread. Don’t place the greasing agent directly on the pan.

DON’T use spreads instead of butter. If your recipe calls for butter, only use stick butter not spreads like Smart Balance. Spreads contain less fat and more water, so they will not perform like butter or margarine.

DO bake in a well-maintained oven. Try to bake in a poorly maintained oven and you’ll produce a lopsided, undercooked mess due to grease, fat, and dirt build-up in your oven. For step-by-step maintenance instructions, read Clean Your Manual Clean Oven

Keeping your oven and stovetop in top shape is important, for your home and your health. We've got you covered with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to clean all types:

comments powered by Disqus

Like us so far? There's more to love...

Already a member? Log in