When using salt for cooking it is best to use Kosher salt or sea salt. I prefer Kosher, it has a larger grain and is easier to grap when adding a pinch at a time. The reasaon to use kosher salt as compared to table salt is kosher is not treated with iodine. Iodine was introduce into table salt many years ago as a way to have iodine in peoples diet. Iodine is a neccesity to prevent goiters. The iodine is actually noticable on the palate, try tasting table salt and kosher salt side by side and see. So for best results use kosher salt. I buy one box and it lasts me about a year. Then I just have a small bowl by the stove to grab as I need it.