Danielle Centoni

Danielle Centoni is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, editor, recipe developer, and cookbook author based in Portland, Oregon. Her latest cookbook is "Fried Rice: 50 Ways to Stir Up The World's Favorite Grain."
I Tried the Scrub Daddy Grill Brush — Here Are My Honest Thoughts
Organize & Clean
Did it really work at cleaning my greasy grill?
Jun 18, 2023
This Old-School Laundry Trick Made My White Towels Look Like New Again
Have you tried this technique before?
Jun 14, 2023
The Best Way to Clean a Greasy Grill Basket
Organize & Clean
It was seriously impressive.
Apr 15, 2023
The Best Dish Soap You Can Buy at Costco
This deal is just too good to pass up.
Feb 4, 2023
Here's What Happened When I Put a Ball of Aluminum Foil in My Dryer
Would this TikTok hack really work?
Oct 1, 2022
Made In Launched a Gorgeous New Dutch Oven — And It Sears Meat Like a Dream
Shopping
It's made in France and half the price of other well-known brands.
Feb 1, 2022
The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services for Right Now
They're all still making things work, despite what's going on in the world, and taking precautions to keep everyone safe.
Apr 6, 2020
We Tried a Dozen Bags of Medium-Roast Coffee Beans—And Found One Clear Winner
We actually liked them all. But we did like one the most!
Feb 25, 2020
8 Pantry and Fridge Staples I’ll Only Buy from Trader Joe’s
These eight products are the core of my Trader Joe's shopping list, and heaven help me if the company discontinues them.
Oct 26, 2019
4 Things You Should Never Buy from Costco (Unless You Really Need To)
It’s hard to say no to anything at Costco, the land of great deals. But here are a few things to steer clear of.
Sep 4, 2019
We Compared Prices for 27 Household Items at Target & Costco
I always leave Costco a bit traumatized by my receipts. When you’re spending $24 on paper towels alone, the bill adds up fast. But even though buying in bulk costs more upfront, it’s usually cheaper in the long run (that’s actually the whole point, of course). The question is: how much cheaper is it? Is it really worth it to have to stash all those big bottles and tubs just to save a few cents (not to mention the cost of membership)?
May 3, 2019
We Compared Prices for 25 Items at Home Depot & Amazon
We all know spring is the season for growing: grass, flowers, trees…and to-do lists. After a winter of cocoon-like inertia, it’s time to get busy deep cleaning, organizing, fertilizing and mowing. So to get the ball rolling, we made a list of some of the most essential things you’ll need, then compared their prices at two mega-stores known for their bargains: Home Depot and Amazon. Here’s how they stacked up.
May 3, 2019
Is Walmart Really That Much Cheaper Than Target?
Target sells just about anything, from motor oil to mattress pads to milk. But of course Walmart sells a lot of the same stuff, too (plus some). Both of these stores aim to be your one-stop shop, whether you’re shopping in person or online, and this got us wondering: Are their prices as similar as their inventory? We compared prices at both stores, evaluating some of the most common household goods and personal care items to see which one will offer the biggest bargains.
May 3, 2019
10 Michaels Money-Saving Tricks You’re Not Taking Advantage Of
You’ve clipped the coupons, you’ve scoured the weekly ads. But if you really want to save on all the bits and bobs at Michaels that fuel your DIY hobbies and home decor dreams, you’ve got to strategize. Here are 10 ways to maximize the savings. By all means clip those Michaels coupons (or better yet, download them on the app), but if you haven’t signed up to get coupons from the company’s competitors you’re missing out.
May 3, 2019
Handy Little $5 Amazon Add-on Items You Can’t Own Too Many of
While browsing on Amazon, you’ve likely seen some products with a little blue flag that says “Add-on Item.” What does that mean? In a nutshell it means you can’t have it unless you buy $25 worth of stuff. Add-on items are usually lightweight and cheap—so much so that it costs Amazon more to ship it than it’s worth. Think Band-Aids, hair elastics and lip balm.
May 3, 2019
I Researched 30 Yogurts and Now This Is the Only One I’ll Buy
I recently spent hours examining every yogurt label I could find to determine which yogurts have the least amount of sugar. I was focusing on toddler yogurts for this story for Kitchn about low-sugar yogurt brands, but it got me thinking about the yogurts I eat, too. It was shocking, truly, to discover most yogurts have a ton of added sugar. I had frequently heard this was the case, but I assumed it was the “dessert” yogurts like strawberry cheesecake or cookies and cream.
May 3, 2019
10 Seemingly-Ordinary Amazon Items That Are Surprising Cult Favorites
It seems like there’s nothing Amazon doesn’t sell, from the tiniest screws to the biggest appliances. And the site doesn’t just sell a couple brands of everything, they sell them all. Sorting through the selection to find the best of the best is a daunting prospect, but we discovered a few things that seem to have earned massive amounts of devotion.
May 3, 2019
50 Ways to Hack the Most Beloved IKEA Products of All Time
At this point, most of us can spot a BILLY bookcase, KALLAX cubby, or LACK table a mile away. Basic and affordable, they’ve been some of the most popular items at IKEA for years, and our first apartments would’ve been bare without them.
Mar 20, 2019
The 13 Best Kirkland Signature Products at Costco
Store-brand products aren’t usually something to get excited about. They’re cheap and … that’s about it. But Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand of products are a bargain-hunter’s dream because they are not only economical, but also often top-of-the-line.
Aug 31, 2018