Whether you like to cook or not, chances are there will come a time in your life where you’ll have to do it. And for some of us, that means learning what to do and which tools in the kitchen to do it with.

Fortunately, there are people with a serious passion for and knowledge of cooking and who also happen to have no qualms with sharing their knowledge. And if you’re in the mood to learn something, cooking skills will be one of the few subjects that’s instantly gratifying.

Redditor u/jellysnake asked a question of chefs in the r/AskReddit subreddit and it got over 13k comments and over 30k upvotes. So, what was the question?

“Chefs: what’s your number one useful cooking tip?”

We collected 30+ of the best best answers on the list and are sharing them with you here today.