Use a cast-iron skillet for a quick cleanup
"It might seem counter-intuitive, but using a cast-iron skillet can actually save you a lot of time," Shoults said. "We cook a lot, and all I do is wipe them clean with a towel when I'm done using them, then once a week flip them upside and burn them out to fully clean them. You don't have to clean them nearly as often, and the seasoning is already there, built up."
Don't multitask. Really, don't.
"Do one thing at one time. It might make sense to multitask, but when you're cooking, especially at home, you need to focus on your recipe," Shoults said. "My mom is a horrible cook. She won't read recipes, and she tries to do everything at once. It never works out. You will save time in the long run, and short, by just focusing on the task at hand. Trust me on this."
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Wil Fulton is a staff writer for Thrillist. He's always multitasking. Right now, he's cleaning his cast-iron skillet. Follow him: @wilfulton.