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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.
Published September 1, 2013.
This device is designed to both transport and warm your food for hot lunches anywhere you can find an outlet.
Published August 1, 2013.
We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee perfectly cooked dinners.
Published June 1, 2013.
If we can send a robot to Mars, why can’t anybody make a decent toaster?
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?
Do you need a kitchen scale that can weigh ingredients up to 22 pounds?
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?
While citrus reamers tackle oranges and the like, juice extractors expand the options to almost any fruit or vegetable.
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.
Published March 1, 2011.
Do you really need to spend $250 to get a good piece of toast?
Published November 1, 2010.
For many Thanksgiving diners, turkey is merely a vehicle for the star of the show: the gravy.
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?
If you have some extra money to spend, the ultimate slow cooker might be worth its high price tag.
Published September 1, 2010.
Frying without cups and cups of oil? Impossible. That was our first response to this product.
Hand-cranked wooden barrels chilled with ice and rock salt offer old-fashioned charm, but modern ice cream makers whip up frozen treats with the push of a button.
Published August 1, 2010.
Could we get Cadillac performance at a bargain price?
Published May 1, 2010.
Our old favorite model has been discontinued, so we reopened our search for the most efficient performer.
Though the method has been around for centuries, cold-brew coffee has only recently gained the notice of caffeine cravers in the United States.
Published April 1, 2010.
We demanded a lot: smooth emulsifications, airy whips, velvety purees, easy cleaning, quiet motors, comfort—and a bargain price. Were we dreaming?
Published March 1, 2010.
You could boil water, let it cool, and check with an instant-read thermometer for the perfect cup of tea—or let technology do it for you.
Published January 1, 2010.
We wondered: Is a burner that promises to be faster, safer, and more precise too good to be true?
Published December 1, 2009.
Do new, more powerful models make these the equal of stand mixers?
Published September 1, 2009.
Does a blender that costs three times as much as a good mid-priced model really do that much better of a job?
Published August 1, 2009.
Do they save food from freezer burn, or simply suck your wallet dry?
Published May 1, 2009.
Are electric wine openers really handy or just another gimmicky gadget?