“Look Outside Your Window” by Don Fensler (painting by Sharon Franke)
How long she's been at GHI:Since 1987, when she was hired as an assistant primarily to develop recipes for the magazine's column on microwave cooking.
What she does:Sharon tests every piece of cooking equipment that could possibly find its way into the American kitchen. Everything from a humble wooden spoon to pots and pans to coffeemakers, toasters, and mixers to ranges and refrigerators falls under her scrutiny.
Her background:Before joining GHI, she was a chef in restaurants in the World Trade Center.
Outside of GHI:Sharon cooks (weekends only), reads cookbooks, and drinks lots of coffee. During the week she's an avid restaurant patron and serves as a Zagat for workmates, friends, and family.
What she cooks on at home:A more than 35-year-old Magic Chef gas range with an oven that still needs to be lit with a match.
Greatest cooking triumph:When one-year old Caitlin Hannah couldn't stop eating Grandma Sharon's stuffed pasta shells.
Question she's asked the most:What's the best coffeemaker? Well, her own home coffee-making system is a stovetop kettle, a porcelain Melitta filter with a broken handle, and a mug. Sharon uses a heavy dose of a personal mix of beans ground to her specifications by an Armenian roaster in her neighborhood.
Her #1 piece of equipment advice:Keep your knives sharp. #2: Dry your lettuce.
Darkest moment during a product test:Overdosing on homemade vanilla ice cream while working on an ice cream maker buyer's guide.
Video: Inside Good Housekeeping's Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab
World Heart Day 2019: What Does Happen In Body During Heart Attack In Hindi
5 of Your Favorite Childhood Meals Made Healthy
How to Include Your Cat in a Disaster Preparedness Plan
Is There A Natural Fix For Exercise-Induced Asthma
The High Streets Greatest Print It Has to Be Gingham
Why Getting to a Healthy Weight Matters
How to Test for Asbestos
The Shape of Water actor says he tried to make the fish lead sexy
How to Prepare and Present Big Data in BIRT
Celebrity Style Guide: How to Wear Millennial Pink
Does Metformin Cause Weight Loss What to Know Before You Take It
Preventive Health: Beyond Our Borders
How to Find an Apartment in Brooklyn