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America's Test Kitchen Posting Guidelines

We're thrilled to feature commenting on our site for our members to discuss recipes, provide insight, share food photos, and more. Our goal is to host a robust cooking community in which members can engage, learn, and most importantly, have fun! (Our test kitchen staff might even jump in occasionally, when they're able to take a break from developing recipes.)

With that in mind, we kindly ask that members follow our posting guidelines. Posts or comments that do not adhere to these rules are subject to removal; in extreme cases, we have the right to block members from commenting privileges.

Keep the Conversation on Topic

We understand that discussions may naturally veer, but please try to keep it close to the original topic. We'll all learn more about the subject at hand if we stay focused on it.

Send Customer Service Inquiries to Our Support Team

Have questions about your account or require customer service assistance? Please do not leave inquiries in comments; for the quickest turnaround and response to your issue, please contact our support team directly. We'll be happy to assist you.

Be Constructive

Your voice is valuable to making this community thrive. Feel free to share personal stories, kitchen tips, recipe photos, bright ideas, constructive feedback, curious inquiries, honest insights, and more on a cooking topic—we love to hear them! We also love seeing everyone helping, cheerleading, or otherwise supporting each other in their respective cooking journeys. We suggest reading through other comments in a thread before commenting to see if a similar issue was addressed.

No Hateful, Inflammatory, or Harassing Language

We will absolutely not tolerate attacks on other fellow members or company staff. Treat others the way you’d like to be treated. This is a friendly and open community, and we need your help to keep it that way.

Keep It Family Friendly

Consider your words within the context of reaching a diverse readership. As a general rule of thumb, try to keep it "PG-13."

No Promotional or Advertising Messaging

Please don't use the comments as a platform to sell anything or self promote. A discussion or comment that contains only a link to your blog, a product, or your article on another site will almost always be removed. If you wish to personally recommend a product, service, or resource, we strongly suggest you disclose your relationship (even if none) with the brand within the comment.

Don't Copy and Paste

If you didn’t write it, or haven’t properly cited the article you’re quoting, don’t post it.


Do not post private information about yourself or any other individuals on this platform.

Look Out for Each Other

We work hard to enforce a welcoming and resourceful community through moderation, but we appreciate your eyes and ears on the ground floor as well. If you see an issue, please flag any comments for our immediate review. Comments that are flagged do not get automatically removed; instead, flagged comments will be marked for a moderator's review. Flagging comments allows moderators to do their job more efficiently and keep the community running smoothly. Please do not flag a comment just because you disagree. If a comment is flagged for review and it is not violating a rule, the comment will be approved.