Carbon-Steel Knives

Published November 1, 2014.

Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more durable than stainless. But do they really perform better—and are they worth the upkeep?

Carbon-Steel Knives

Chef’s Knives for Kids

Published November 1, 2014.

We tested three different knife solutions that are both safe and age-appropriate for aspiring chefs.

Chef’s Knives for Kids

Chef's Knives

Published September 1, 2013.

One chef’s knife has been a champ in our kitchen for nearly two decades. Can any other blade come close to offering what it does—and at a bargain price?

Chef's Knives

Shun Professional Electric Whetstone Knife Sharpener

Published May 1, 2012.

It was twice the price of our favorite electric knife sharpener, but could it perform twice as well?

Shun Professional Electric Whetstone Knife Sharpener

Oyster Knives

Published May 1, 2012.

The right one can make a difficult task a lot easier.

Oyster Knives

Innovative Cutting Boards

Published February 1, 2012.

New twists on traditional cutting boards promise to streamline food preparation. Do they?

Innovative Cutting Boards

Test Kitchen à La Carte Knife Set

Published November 1, 2011.

Instead of wasting money on a set of mediocre knives (half of which you'll never use), you can create your own set of Test Kitchen all stars.

Test Kitchen à La Carte Knife Set

Vegetable Cleavers

Published November 1, 2011.

It won't replace your all-purpose Western chef's knife, but if you chop a lot of vegetables, this may be your new go-to knife.

Vegetable Cleavers

Knife Block Sets

Published November 1, 2011.

Nine pieces of matching cutlery, plus a block for easy storage? It could be a bargain—or a rip off.

Knife Block Sets

Best Buy à La Carte Knife Set

Published November 1, 2011.

If our Test Kitchen à la carte Knife Set is too expensive for you, we've compiled a list of our favorite inexpensive options.

Best Buy à La Carte Knife Set

Toss and Chop Salad Scissors

Published September 1, 2011.

This odd-looking pair of large kitchen shears, sports dual spring-loaded curved blades and a plastic scoop beneath the blades to capture items for slicing. Can it make the cut?

Toss and Chop Salad Scissors

Kitchen Shears

Published April 1, 2011.

Sharp, comfortable shears are a kitchen essential. But do you need to spend $75 for a good pair?

Kitchen Shears

Paring Knives

Published January 1, 2011.

Is it worth shelling out the bucks for forged German steel, or can a $5 blade make the cut?

Paring Knives

Bagel Slicers

Published March 1, 2010.

If your confidence around serrated knives is questionable, a bagel slicing machine might be the answer.

Bagel Slicers

AccuSharp Replacement Blades

Published March 1, 2010.

Is it worth spending almost as much for replacement blades as you would for a brand new sharpener?

AccuSharp Replacement Blades

Pizza Wheels

Published February 1, 2010.

If you use a knife to cut pizza, you’ll pull cheese in every direction. A pizza wheel is essential.

Pizza Wheels

Electric Knives

Published December 1, 2009.

Electric knives might seem like relics of the 1960s, but we wanted to see if these knives had any place in the modern kitchen.

Electric Knives

Asian Knife Sharpeners

Published November 1, 2009.

Is it worth it to invest in a sharpener specifically for your Asian knives?

Asian Knife Sharpeners

Chef's Knives, Hybrid-Style

Published November 1, 2009.

In Europe, the chef's knife is a sturdy tool that can chop and slice anything. In Japan it's a thin, light precision instrument. What happens when East meets West?

Chef's Knives, Hybrid-Style

More Essential Kitchen Equipment

Published July 1, 2009.

We rounded up equipment review winners and made a list of kitchen tools that every well-stocked kitchen should have.

More Essential Kitchen Equipment

Boning Knives

Published July 1, 2009.

When it comes delicate tasks like trimming silver skin from tenderloins or removing the breast from a whole bird, a boning knife is best. Could our old favorite stand up to a host of new competitors?

Boning Knives

Lettuce Knives

Published July 1, 2009.

Does this knife deliver on its promise to prevent lettuce from turning brown after cutting?

Lettuce Knives

Slicing Knives

Published November 1, 2008.

Slicing a roast, ham, or turkey doesn’t require expert knife skills. But producing thin, even slices of meat can be next to impossible if you don’t have the right knife.

Slicing Knives

Serrated Knives

Published March 1, 2008.

Do you really need a bread knife, a tomato knife, a sandwich knife, and a cake splitter? We wanted one all-purpose serrated knife.

Serrated Knives

Universal Knife Blocks

Published January 1, 2008.

Do "universal" knife blocks hold knives of every shape, size, and make?

Universal Knife Blocks
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