Large Ice Cream Makers

Published May 1, 2015.

We churned vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in five different large ice cream makers to find out which was best for large batches.

Large Ice Cream Makers

Rice Cookers

Published May 1, 2015.

A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof. We tested five models to see if any of them measured up.

Rice Cookers

Bread Machines

Published March 1, 2015.

We tested five bread machines to see if the newer, less-expensive models now on the market could produce a great loaf.

Bread Machines

Electric Citrus Juicers

Published February 1, 2015.

We tested seven inexpensive citrus juicers to see how they compare to our favorite (but much more expensive) electric citrus juicer.

Electric Citrus Juicers

Tea Machines

Published January 1, 2015.

Would brewing tea with a tea machine be more convenient than using a regular electric kettle?

Tea Machines

Handheld Electric Mixers

Published December 1, 2014.

We whipped ourselves into a frenzy looking for the best mixer.

Handheld Electric Mixers

Sous Vide Machines

Published November 1, 2014.

High-end restaurants have cooked using the sous vide method for decades, but we tested five sous vide machines designed for home use: two water ovens and three stick-like circulators.

Sous Vide Machines

Slow Cookers

Published October 1, 2014.

Slow cookers with jazzy new features promise easier, better food. Would any of them deliver?

Slow Cookers

Home Seltzer Makers

Published September 1, 2014.

Home seltzer makers that transform still water into sparkling promise clear advantages over buying bottled seltzer from the store. We put four models to the test.

Home Seltzer Makers

Vacuum Sealers

Published August 1, 2014.

With the next generation of home vacuum sealers out, could we find one that keeps food fresh without sucking our wallets dry?

Vacuum Sealers

Greek Yogurt Maker

Published March 1, 2014.

This appliance promises to streamline the process of making Greek yogurt at home. Does it deliver?

Greek Yogurt Maker

Single-Serve Pod Coffee Makers

Published February 1, 2014.

We put five single-serve pod coffee makers to the test.

Single-Serve Pod Coffee Makers

Stand Mixers (High-End)

Published November 1, 2013.

A stand mixer is one of the most expensive appliances in your kitchen, so it had better do it all—from whipping a single egg white to kneading thick pizza dough.

Stand Mixers (High-End)

Portable Crock Pot

Published September 1, 2013.

This device is designed to both transport and warm your food for hot lunches anywhere you can find an outlet.

Portable Crock Pot

Small Slow Cookers

Published August 1, 2013.

We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee perfectly cooked dinners.

Small Slow Cookers

Two-Slice Toasters

Published June 1, 2013.

If we can send a robot to Mars, why can’t anybody make a decent toaster?

Two-Slice Toasters

Automatic Drip Coffee Makers

Published March 1, 2013.

The success of our favorite—but very pricey—Dutch automatic drip model spurred the launch of new rivals. Could any brew a great cup with less pain to our wallets?

Automatic Drip Coffee Makers

Large-Capacity Food Scale

Published March 1, 2013.

Do you need a kitchen scale that can weigh ingredients up to 22 pounds?

Large-Capacity Food Scale

Blenders

Published September 1, 2012.

When our affordable favorite went kaput after less than a year, we had to wonder: How much would we need to spend for durability and a little peace of mind?

Blenders

Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)

Published September 1, 2012.

While citrus reamers tackle oranges and the like, juice extractors expand the options to almost any fruit or vegetable.

Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)

Ice Cream Cone Makers

Published July 1, 2012.

Want to make crispy, fresh ice cream cones at home? Try one of these ice cream cone makers.

Ice Cream Cone Makers

Moka Pots

Published January 1, 2012.

Before we found a winner, we had to learn how to master the subtle techniques that make these small, inexpensive coffee makers worth purchasing.

Moka Pots

Toaster Ovens

Published March 1, 2011.

Do you really need to spend $250 to get a good piece of toast?

Toaster Ovens

Food Processors

Published November 1, 2010.

If a food processor is supposed to be a faster, more convenient alternative to your chef’s knife, why do so many models fail to make the cut?

Food Processors

Electric Gravy Warmer

Published November 1, 2010.

For many Thanksgiving diners, turkey is merely a vehicle for the star of the show: the gravy.

Electric Gravy Warmer
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