This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Nov 19, 201316 Essential Tips For Cooking The Perfect SteakDo you love steak but have trouble cooking it? Here are 16 tips to make your life easier.by Andrew P.Community ContributorLinkFacebookPinterestTwitterMail 1. Start By Knowing Your Cuts of Meat. Via thatssoyummy.com If you don't know, ask your butcher, They're there to help in these situations. 2. Salt Your Steak! A Dry Steak Prior to Cooking is a Great Steak! Via steamykitchen.com Osmosis baby. Here's another great guide. 3. Let the Steak Come to Room Temperature Before Cooking This will help you cook the steak evenly as it's easier to bring the steak up to temperature internally. Here are some other great tips from cleaning your grill to the type of heat to use. 4. Find Your Perfect Steak Rub. Via foodnetwork.com Dabble around with different recipes until you find one you like. I prefer Bobby's World Famous Steak Rub on mine. 5. Gordon Ramsay on how to cook steak in a cast iron pan. Also, remember butter! View this video on YouTube 6. Bobby Flay's Perfectly Grilled Steak Via foodnetwork.com Recipe found here. 7. There's also the searing then moving to oven method. Via food.com Recipe is found here. 8. ...Or you can cook your steak in a cooler. View this video on YouTube 9. Always Use Tongs to Turn Your Steak. Would you stab yourself with a barbecue fork? Using tongs helps retain juices. 10. Use the Grilling Chart for Different Thicknesses and Cuts Via kansascitysteaks.com 11. How long to cook a steak to achieve desired doneness. Via pinterest.com 12. How to Test Doneness by Hand Via hackthelife.net 13. What Each Degree of Doneness Should Look Like Via buzzfeed.com Degrees of Steak Doneness 14. Let Your Steak Rest Before Eating. Via lifehacker.com This allows the meat to "relax," making for a juicier, more tender steak. 15. Did you mess up and need sauce? Just mix ketchup and Worcestershire sauce to make A1. 16. IF you have steak leftover, do not let it go to waste. Have a plan. Via leftoversteakrecipes.com Here's a great site with leftover recipes and ideas.