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Chef Jack Bishop of America’s Test Kitchen is here to provide a closer look at the different types of cooking salt that every chef should have on hand at all times.

Bishop took the time to explain each salt type that is commonly found in the modern kitchen so that viewers would have a better idea of what to use and how to use it.

Sea salt
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Specifically, he examined table salt, two different types of Kosher salt, and sea salt. For the most part, these are the salts that are used in the vast majority of kitchens. When it comes to various recipes, Chef Bishop says that the size of the salt crystals will make all of the difference. This is one of the most important characteristics of all and many at-home chefs remain unaware of this fact.

“The most important thing is for you to understand that these measure really differently. And whether you’re measuring with your hands or a spoon, this is really really important because the crystal size varies.- you get more or less salt in your hands or in a spoon,” he says in the video below.

Pink salt
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Bishop was sure to note that the crystal size of table salt is usually fairly even all around. Meanwhile, Kosher salt tends to have variance to it. The shape, size, and heft can vary greatly, depending on the brand in question.

“The good news is table salt all measures the same so a teaspoon of this is always going to be a teaspoon no matter the brand. …Now it gets a little bit more complicated when you’re trying to substitute for Kosher salt. You need two teaspoons of the Diamond Crystal in order to equal one teaspoon of table salt. To have the same weight of salt you need one you need one and a half teaspoons of Morton Kosher salt in order to have the equivalent of one teaspoon of table salt,” he explains.

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For those who are unaware of the difference between these different types of salt, this video serves as a handy guide. If you are anything like us, you will be placing this video in your bookmarks for later usage.

Watch the video below:

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