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Select your magazine from the right hand side, and log in using your account number or name and address. Your expiration date will be listed next to the magazine title.
We’d be happy to place an order for a single back issue for you! Simply give us a call at 800-611-0759 inside the U.S. or 515-246-6911 if you’re international. Back issues are $6.95 each, with $2.95 shipping and handling.
You can also buy our back issues in bound annual editions at our bookstore. To browse our Cook’s Illustrated Annual Editions, click here or here to browse our Cook’s Country Annual Editions.
You can visit us at the website below to share your Kitchen Shortcuts:
You can visit us at the website below to share your Heirloom Recipes:
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a cooking question that will be considered for publication in Cook's Country.
You can also submit your Kitchen Shortcuts, Heirloom Recipes, and Ask Cook's Country questions through the mail by sending them to:
P.O. Box 470739
Brookline, MA 02447
If you’re submitting to us through the mail, please include your phone number and email address in order to be considered.
Cooks Country ran its final “Looking for a Recipe” feature in the February/March 2014 issue. We know some fans will miss this feature, and we hope that “Lost Recipe” fans will enjoy our new recurring feature, “Heirloom Recipes.”
You can enjoy past recipes and responses from “Looking for a Recipe” on The America’s Test Kitchen Feed, here:
To change the credit card information associated with a magazine subscription, visit your account page and sign in with your account number or mailing address. If you are interested in changing your credit card information for your Cook’s Illustrated or Cook’s Country magazine simply click on ‘Support’ in the upper right hand corner of any ATK, Cook’s Illustrated, or Cook’s Country webpage, or follow the link below:
Once you have logged in, you can select the option “Change Your Credit Card.” Once you have entered your new credit card information, click “Save My Changes” so that your updated information will be saved.
You can share your heirloom recipes with us by visiting us here:
You can also submit your heirloom recipes through the mail by sending them to:
P.O. Box 470739
Brookline, MA 02447
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Once you have logged in, select the option “Change Your Automatic Renewal Status.” Select the option “Stop My Auto Renewal” and then click “Save My Preference” so save the changes made to your magazine subscription.
A magazine subscription is separate from a web membership and does not include online access.
You can always see videos of the current issue’s recipes anytime by clicking the "CURRENT ISSUE" link located on left side of the CooksIllustrated.com homepage under the icon of the magazine. You can watch the videos for up to 4 months after the recipe was published.
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Packages shipped USPS standard from our warehouse typically take 1-2 weeks for delivery within the US. You'll receive an email confirmation with tracking once your order has been shipped. Please allow a few days for the USPS to generate updates to your shipping status.
Packages shipped outside of the US typically take 4-6 weeks to Canada, and 6-8 weeks internationally.
If you placed your order with one of our expedited shipping methods, a tracking number should have been provided to you in your shipping confirmation email.
Just visit us online! You can check out our collection of cookbooks and DVDs at our online bookstore.
If you’d prefer to order over the phone, give us a call at 1-800-611-0759, and we’ll be happy to help. You can reach us Monday through Friday, 8am to 7pm CST.
To order a cookbook with a check, you can send the check to:
America's Test Kitchen
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Boone, IA 50037-0913
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When placing your order, please make sure to select your country first, before entering the rest of the shipping address.
If you received a cookbook you don’t recall ordering, you may have been enrolled in our cookbook preview program during a previous purchase. While we always try to make sure that the terms of this program are clear during the checkout program, we know that sometimes things happen! You can return a cookbook you received in the mail by following this link and filling out and printing your pre-paid return label here. Please make sure to hang on to the bottom half of the printed return label so you can track your package. If you have any trouble printing the return label, simply give us a call at 1-800-611-0759 and we’ll be happy to help you.
If you want to be removed from receiving future shipments of preview cookbooks, you can log in to your bookstore account. Once you’re logged in, scroll down the “Series Information,” and cancel your enrollment.
If you receive a damaged book or DVD, or if something is missing from your order, we’re happy to replace it! Feel free to give us a call at 1-800-611-0759, or message us and tell us what happened.
If you received a damaged item from another retailer, please reach out to them directly for assistance.
Please keep in mind that we are not able to replace books that have been damaged due to regular wear and tear.
You can return your unmarked and undamaged cookbook or DVD order by filling out and printing our pre-paid return label here. If you have any trouble printing the return label, simply give us a call at 1-800-611-0759 and we’ll be happy to help you. Please make sure to include the packing slip from your order, or some other clear identification of the customer (name and complete mailing address, or account number) to make sure your account is properly credited. You can hang on to the bottom half of your return label to track your returned package. Returns must be from purchases no more than a year old, and bought directly from America’s Test Kitchen.
If your original order was purchased from a third party retailer, please contact them directly about making a return.
You can see your most up to date account information and check on your return by logging into your bookstore account.
Please allow 4-6 weeks from the ship date for items to be received and processed for return. If you’re getting bills for an item you’ve returned, just let us know! Give us a call at 1-800-611-0759, and one of our representatives will make sure you’re not billed while your return is being processed.
We don’t include nutritional information in every cookbook we create. At America’s Test Kitchen, we’ve always had one goal: to make great tasting food. However, we also know that staying healthy is important to our fans! Some of our cookbooks, like Comfort Food Makeovers, The Healthy Family Cookbook, and The Best Light Recipes include varying levels of nutritional detail with each recipe, to help you make the eating choices that are right for you. You can check these titles out at our online bookstore.
We have several websites, and not all of our members have access to all of our sites.
It sounds like the recipe you’re tying to view may not be included in your membership, which is why it would have a symbol of a lock and ask you to upgrade when trying to view it.
You can always update your search options on the results page. On the left side, you'll see a box labeled "Results From" and four different options. Make sure that only your membership is checked, and you should have no trouble accessing those results.
We have three main websites: AmericasTestKitchen.com, CooksIllustrated.com, and CooksCountry.com. To help you decide which of our sites is right for you, here’s a quick overview of what each website has to offer:
AmericasTestKitchen.com: View clips and full episodes of the America’s Test Kitchen TV show, and access recipes, equipment reviews, and taste tests from the show. ATK recipes tend to cover a wide range of cooking styles.
CooksCountry.com: View clips and full episodes of the Cook’s Country TV show and access recipes, equipment, reviews, and taste tests from the show, as well as content from Cook’s Country magazine. Cook’s Country recipes are based on more classic, American cuisine.
CooksIllustrated.com: Access every recipe, taste test, equipment review and more from 20+ years of Cook’s Illustrated magazine. Cook’s Illustrated presents an eclectic array of foolproof recipes, and focuses on restaurant style cooking for the home cook.
We provide three membership options, so our customers can choose the option that best fits their needs:
*Basic Membership* - Enjoy access to the recipe website of your choice: AmericasTestKitchen.com, CooksIllustrated.com, or CooksCountry.com for $39.95 per year
*Premium Membership* - Enhance your basic membership with additional access to our Premium Cookbook Collection, which includes nearly 1,000 of the best recipes from our cookbooks, hand-picked by our editors, for only an additional $15 a year
*Multi-Site Membership* - Experience unlimited membership privileges and seamless access to content across all three websites for $69.95 per year
You can register for free access to recipes and episodes from the two most current seasons of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook's Country by clicking on the links below:
Once you register your email address you can select 'Watch Our Show' in the top navigation bar, Browse by Episodes, and select from the 2 most current seasons.
The most current seasons of America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country are available to all viewers. If you want access to expired content from all previous seasons we offer a 14 Day Free Trial that might get you interested in a yearly membership.
If you already know your password and want to change it, you can do so by following these steps:
1. Log in to your membership. You should see “Welcome” and your name in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
2. Click “Account” in the upper right hand corner of the screen, and select “Manage” from the pulldown menu.
3. From the options on the left, choose “Your Personal Information.” Scroll down to “Password,” click “Edit Password” and follow the prompts.
Can’t remember your password? Feel free to visit us here. We’ll send you an email with instructions to change your password.
You can check out your account information at any time by selecting 'Account' in the upper right corner when you're logged in to the site, or by clicking other the link: https://www.cooksillustrated.com/user
In 'Account' you can:
- Edit your personal information, including your email and billing address
- Change your password
- Upgrade your membership
- Let other ATK lovers know a little more about you by building a user bio
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You can save a recipe or article by using our new Favorites feature. Favorites are designed to let you bookmark and organize your favorite recipes into categories and menus. You can select "Add to Favorites" to bookmark any page, and you can click on "Favorites" at any time to refer back to your favorite recipes. If you’d rather save a recipe or article to your computer's hard drive, choose “File,” then “Save” on your Web browser menu bar.
All videos from seasons 13 and 14 of America's Test Kitchen, as well as seasons 5 and 6 of Cook's Country, have closed captioning available. To turn on closed captioning, simply hold your cursor over the video until you see a small popup that says “Captions” in the upper left hand corner. Click this button and select “English” to turn on closed captioning.
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1. Our usernames and passwords are case sensitive. Make sure you’re entering your email and password the same way you did when you set up the account.
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You can renew your online membership at any time by following these steps:
1. Go to AmericasTestKitchen.com/user to log into your account.
2. Enter your email address and password, then click "Sign in".
3. Click "Account" in the top right corner of the page.
4. Click "Renew this Membership" in the Membership section of your account page.
A Multi-Site membership gives you access to all content across CooksIllustrated.com, CooksCountry.com and AmericasTestKitchen.com, plus over 1,000 recipes in our Cookbook Collection for just $69.95/year.
You can sign up for Multi-Site at any time by clicking here
You will not have to pay again for a digital issue you already purchased as long as you use the same Apple ID that you bought it with. After launching our iPad app, go to the "Newstand" and select the Cook's Illustrated Digital Magazine app, click on the wheel icon in the upper righthand corner of the app and choose “Restore All Purchases.”
Accessing Cook's Illustrated magazine digitally is similar to the print magazine, but with many enhancements. The digital version of the magazine will have videos to accompany every master recipe, as well as specially designed slide shows to illustrate step-by-step procedures in ensuring your recipe comes out right.
The Cook's Illustrated magazine app for iPad allows you to read enhanced versions of each issue of Cook's Illustrated magazine on your iPad. For more information, visit our app for iPad information page.
The free Cook's Illustrated app for iPhone gives you 50 of our all-time best recipes, ingredient reviews, useful shopping list and timer features, and provides access to all members-only recipes and ingredient reviews to existing CooksIllustrated.com online members. For more information, visit our app for iPhone information page.
Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazine iPad Apps can be downloaded via the Apple iTunes store. Your digital subscription is entirely managed within your Apple iTunes account.
The Nook: To get Cook's Illustrated magazine on your Nook, go to the Nook store and, using your Nook account, follow the simple directions to either start your free trial subscription or to place an order for a single issue of the magazine.
Google Play: Cook's Illustrated magazine is available on the new Nexus 7 tablet from Google as well all Android phones and tablets, when you subscribe via Google Play.
iPad: To get Cook's Illustrated magazine on your iPad, go to the Apple App Store and download the free Cook's Illustrated magazine app for iPad. Within the app you will find options to purchase individual issues or start a subscription to receive each issue as it is published.
Kindle Fire: To get Cook's Illustrated magazine on your Kindle Fire, go to the Amazon Kindle store and, using your Amazon account, follow the simple directions to either start your free trial subscription or to place an order for a single issue of the magazine.
Nook: Cancelling your Cook's Illustrated magazine Nook subscription is managed through your Nook Account Settings. After logging into your Nook account, click on My Account > Account Settings in the top menu. From there, look for “Manage Subscriptions” under “Digital Management”. For any questions about your Nook subscription, you can also contact the Nook Customer Service department at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665) or email them at email@example.com.
Google Play: Your Google Play subscription can be managed through your Google Play account. For more information, please refer to the Google Play Subscription Help website.
iPad: Cancelling your Cook's Illustrated magazine app for iPad subscription is managed through your iTunes Account Settings. After logging into your iTunes Account, look for the option to manage your subscriptions under Settings, where you can turn off auto-renewal on your subscription. Once turned off, your subscription will not renew at the end of the current subscription term.
Kindle Fire: Cancelling your Cook's Illustrated or Cook's Country magazine Kindle subscription is managed through your Kindle Account Settings. After logging into your Kindle account, click on “Manage Subscriptions”. For any questions about your Kindle subscription, you can also contact the Kindle Customer Service department at 1-866-321-8851.
Nook: Barnes & Noble offers two ways to access Cook's Illustrated on the Nook. You can subscribe for a monthly fee of $1.99, and each new issue will be automatically downloaded to your Nook. Or you can purchase a single copy of the magazine for $6.95. To subscribe or download for Nook, just click here!
Google Play: Google Play offers a few different ways to access Cook's Illustrated magazine. There are two different types of subscriptions: You can subscribe on a month-to-month basis for only $1.99/month. Or you can subscribe annually for only $19.99/year. Both subscriptions include a 14-day Free Trial. You can always purchase a single copy of Cook's Illustrated for $6.95. Cook's Illustrated magazine is available on the new Nexus 7 tablet from Google as well all Android phones and tablets, when you subscribe via Google Play.
iPad: We offer two different types of iPad subscriptions: You can subscribe on a month-to-month basis (which includes a 7-day Free Trial) for only $1.99/month; or you can subscribe annually (which includes a 30-day Free Trial) for only $19.99/year. You can also purchase a single copy of Cook's Illustrated for $6.99. All options are described on our app page which you can reach by clicking here for Apple App Store.
Kindle Fire: Amazon offers two ways to access Cook's Illustrated on the Kindle Fire. You can subscribe annually for $19.99, and each new issue will be automatically downloaded to your device. Or you can purchase a single copy of the magazine for $6.95
The Nook: For any questions about your Nook subscription or the Nook device, please contact the Nook Customer Service department at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google Play: If you have any questions about your Google Play subscription, please contact the Google Play Customer Service department. You can also find answers to many questions on the Google Play help page.
iPad: If you require technical assistance with your iPad App or an iPad purchase please contact Apple at 1-(800) APL-CARE (800-275-2273).
Kindle Fire: For any questions about your Kindle subscription or the Kindle device, please contact the Kindle Customer Service department.
While we don’t currently offer a discount to subscribe to Cook’s Illustrated on a digital device for current print subscribers or website members, our digital magazine subscription offers many perks that you won't receive from the print magazine including step-by-step videos, expanded review charts, a specialized "cooking mode" slideshow, and easy to use navigation!
Nook: Your Cook's Illustrated Nook subscription will renew automatically every month until you cancel your subscription with Barnes & Noble.
iPad: Your Cook's Illustrated magazine app for iPad subscription will renew automatically at the end of each subscription term (either monthly or annually) depending on the term of service you signed up for within In-App purchases.
Kindle Fire: Your Cook's Illustrated Kindle subscription will renew automatically every month until you cancel your subscription with Amazon.
We would love to hear from you! You can call our toll-free number, 855-34-COOKS, and leave a message with your cooking questions. You could be featured as a caller on our radio show and have your questions answered by host Christopher Kimball. Please leave your name, location, and phone number. If your question is chosen, we will call you back within a few weeks.
When we publish a recipe, we test again and again to make sure that the ingredients, the texture, the cook time, and countless other factors all come together seamlessly to create a recipe that is as close to perfect as we can get it. We don’t recommend making any changes to our recipes, simply because once the recipe is altered, we can’t promise that it will give you the perfect results we know you’re looking for. You should always feel free to experiment in your kitchen! However we hope you understand that once you veer away from our tried and true recipes, we can’t guarantee the results.
America’s Test Kitchen Radio is absolutely free to listen to! Anyone can listen to the most recent episode by visiting the America’s Test Kitchen homepage, here. Registered listeners can listen to our entire archive of older episodes, plus access featured recipes, taste tests, and equipment ratings. Registering just takes a moment, and doesn’t cost a thing.
Our recipe testers provide valuable feedback on recipes under development by ensuring that they are foolproof in home kitchens. Here’s how our recipe testing works:
Click here to sign up as a recipe tester and/or volunteer shopper.
We know that for many of our fans, special dietary needs play a big role in your choices in the kitchen. We also know that there are a lot of resources out there who specialize in specific diets. At America’s Test Kitchen, however, we have one goal: to make great tasting food. We know our fans will pick and choose from our recipe collection to make the choices that are right for them, and that not all of our recipes are right for everyone.
Providing detailed nutritional information is a complicated and exacting science, and not our area of expertise. And just like with our recipes, we believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right! However, we also know that staying healthy is important to our fans! With that in mind, we’ve come out with a handful of titles that focus on cooking lighter:
Comfort Food Makeovers: http://americastestkitchen.buysub.com/homepage/comfort-food-makeovers.html
The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook: http://americastestkitchen.buysub.com/best-sellers/the-america-s-test-kitchen-healthy-family-cookbook-bks.html
Cook’s Country magazine also includes a “Recipe Makeover” column that focuses on taking the guilt out of some of our favorite recipes, and includes nutritional information.
America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a nationally syndicated radio show aired on NPR, hosted by Christopher Kimball and Bridget Lancaster of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country. The show features call-in Q&As from fans, wine tastings, interviews with influential people from the world of food, and more. America’s Test Kitchen Radio presents the exciting stories, history, and characters of the food world, in a way previously unexplored by our other shows.
There are a few ways you can listen to America’s Test Kitchen Radio!
To stream us to your computer or portable device, click here to visit the America’s Test Kitchen Radio homepage. From here you can also find a radio station where you can hear us live by clicking “Station finder.”
You can also download our podcast from itunes by clicking here.
If you prefer to access the show from your computer or portable device, you can stream new episodes by clicking the 'Radio' link at the top of AmericasTestKitchen.com.
Click here to find a local station that airs our show and the times it airs.
Our Cooking School is designed to help the home cook hone their skills in the kitchen. The curriculum is designed to help cooks of all levels master a variety of cooking techniques from anywhere, at any time. Our interactive online cooking tools help teach cooking concepts and test students' understanding of these concepts. Courses and lessons vary in duration, and you can spend as much or as little time as you’d like with a course. There is no set schedule, and no limit to how many courses students can take at any time. Simply log in when it is convenient for you, day or night, and take your course! Students can log on from anywhere in the world, so long as you have a computer and an internet connection, and gain access to our wealth of cooking expertise, and our world class cooking instructors. You can Visit our faculty page to get to know more about our faculty.
Most courses and lessons do not require specialized kitchen equipment, and there are no books or outside reading required for the courses. Each course clearly outlines the tools and equipment that you will need. All students have access to our in-depth resource library, which features many of our product and ingredient reviews.
We don’t currently offer grades for the courses, and there are no prerequisites to sign up. You will receive thorough feedback from your instructor if you choose that option and he or she will work to help you improve your craft in the kitchen. The Online Cooking School also has content quizzes after most lessons which is a great way to gauge your own progress!
If you are interested in giving the Online Cooking School a test-drive, or want to check out a specific course or sample lesson before committing, our 14-Day Free Trial will always be available. You can begin taking the courses as soon as you complete the membership enrollment process and start your 14-Day Free Trial. If you choose an Instructor-Led membership, you can communicate with your instructor right away. As long as your Cooking School membership is paid and up-to-date, you will continue to have access to the course content and discussions until you cancel your membership. This is also true of our instructor led memberships. Click here to go to the membership sign-up page.
If you want to learn more about the Online Cooking School click here to watch our About the School Video
Our courses and lessons vary in duration. You can spend as much or as little time as you’d like with a course. With our unique membership model you can study on your own time and at your own pace!
You can log in at any time, day or night, and take your course. You don’t need to be online every week at a certain time!
Watch our Video Tour for a full overview of how studying online works.
There is no limit to the number of courses or lessons that a student can take at one time.
Visit our faculty page for a full list of current instructors.
You can study from anywhere in the world, as long as you have a computer and internet access.
As long as your Cooking School membership is paid and up-to-date, you will continue to have access to the course content and discussions until you cancel your membership.
As long as you maintain your cooking school Instructor-Led membership, you will continue to have access to your instructor, unless you downgrade or cancel your membership.
Our 14-Day Free Trial will always be available and you will get immediate access to the courses and lessons. If you choose an Instructor-Led membership, you can communicate with your instructor right away.
Click here to go to the membership sign-up page.
If you ever want to check out a course before signing up you can start a 14-Day Free Trial. Click here to sign up today and get access to our entire catalog of courses immediately.
You can begin taking the courses as soon as you complete the membership enrollment process and start your 14-Day Free Trial.
We don’t currently offer grades for the courses. You will receive thorough feedback from your instructor if you choose that option and he or she will work to help you improve your craft in the kitchen. The Online Cooking School also has content quizzes after most lessons which is a great way to gauge your own progress!
There are no prerequisites for the courses.
Most courses and lessons do not require specialized kitchen equipment. Each course clearly outlines the tools and equipment that you will need. All students have access to our in-depth resource library, which features many of our product and ingredient reviews.
There are no book requirements for taking the courses.
If you start the process of signing up for a 14-day free trial membership, you will be able to select from one of two membership options: $19.95 Monthly Membership WITHOUT Instructor Access – Our Self-Guided membership offers access to the entire catalog of Cooking Basics, Technique Lessons, Recipe Lessons, and In-Depth Courses. $39.95 Monthly Membership WITH Instructor Access – Our Instructor-Led membership offers access to the full catalog of Cooking Basics, Technique Lessons, Recipe Lessons, and In-Depth Courses, as well as access to our world-renowned test kitchen instructors who are available to create personalized lesson plans, answer your questions, guide you through the material, and provide feedback on your assignments.
We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
You can cancel, upgrade, or downgrade your paid membership at any time. To cancel your membership, please call 1-800-611-0760. As all memberships are paid in advance, you will continue to have access to the school until the end of that payment cycle. We do not offer prorated refunds.
After your trial period ends, your credit card will be charged for the coming month, and every thirty days thereafter until you choose to cancel.
A Self-Guided membership gives you access to our entire catalog of Cooking Basics, Technique Lessons, Recipe Lessons, and In-Depth Courses. This membership has unlimited access to all lesson content with the exception of the instructor feedback.
An Instructor-Led membership also gives access to the same full catalog of content as our self guided membership; however, you’ll also benefit from access to our test kitchen instructors, who can provide you with personalized learning plans, answer your questions, guide you through material, and give feedback on your assignments.
Yes, you can! You can buy a membership to the Online Cooking School as a gift by visiting us at www.OnlineCookingSchool.com, clicking “Gift Membership” at the top of the screen, and following the prompts.
Cooking Basics help students gain confidence in the kitchen and achieve greater success with recipes by reviewing topics like food safety, stocking your pantry, and how to measure ingredients.
Technique Lessons, like Mexican Classics, Hearty Grains, and Best Chicken Soups are single-subject lessons that offer a focused experience for a student with a specific passion or interest. Students spend anywhere from four to five hours on each section of the lesson, including cooking time.
Recipe Lessons explain how the recipe works, warn you about potential missteps, and show you the entire process—from the first prep step to serving. Depending on the lesson you choose, recipes can take anywhere from 30 minutes to five hours to prepare and cook from start to finish.
For those ready to make a more significant commitment to their culinary education, our In-Depth Courses are based on the professional classes offered to students at culinary schools. These courses will take your skills to the next level by teaching you to master the fundamental techniques that will help you enjoy a lifetime of good cooking.
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PC system requirements:
Windows XP, Vista, or 7
1GB of RAM or more
Color monitor with at least 800x600 screen resolution, 1024x768 recommended
Windows sound card
Speakers or headphones
Macintosh system requirements:
Mac OS 10.5 and above
1GB of RAM or more
Color monitor with at least 800x600 screen resolution, 1024x768 recommended
The Online Cooking School has been built to work on iPad and Tablet devices. Please note that formatting may differ on some non-Apple tablets.
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