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?

Mixing Bowls

Published September 1, 2014.

This most basic piece of cooking equipment might not seem worthy of scrutiny—until you have one that wobbles when you whisk, slips in your hand, or traps food in its crevices.

Science: Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

Published May 1, 2014.

Creating a great gluten-free pizza crust required weeks of thinking and experimenting. Dan Souza shows us the science behind the success.

Colanders

Published March 1, 2014.

A colander is just a bowl with holes, right? Chasing loose pasta around the sink may change your mind about that.

13 by 9-Inch Baking Pans/Dishes

Published January 1, 2014.

Could it possibly make much difference which metal 13 by 9-inch pan you use? Several dozen rounds of baking later, the answer was an unequivocal yes.

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.

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?

Innovative Cookware

Published July 1, 2013.

Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true pots and pans we’ve used for years?

Charcoal Grills

Published May 1, 2013.

We’ve happily made do with Weber’s basic kettle for years. But would newer, more tricked-out charcoal cookers be worth the upgrade?

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?

Pressure Cookers

Published January 1, 2013.

The convenience, ease, and (yes!) safety of the modern pressure cooker will put dinner on the table fast—and make it taste as if you spent the whole day at the stove.

Pepper Mills

Published November 1, 2012.

This everyday gadget has been designed and redesigned a thousand times. But does a fancier mill mean the perfect grind?

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?

Vegetable Peelers

Published July 1, 2012.

Why do some peelers skin produce with ease while others barely make the cut?

Graters

Published May 1, 2012.

A box grater has always been the go-to tool for shredding cheese and vegetables by hand. But given that most of us only ever use one side, shouldn’t there be something better?

Sauté Pans

Published March 1, 2012.

These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay for a pan you don't pull out every day?

All-Purpose Spray Cleaners

Published January 1, 2012.

For cutting through grease, grime, and food splatters on counters, stoves, and cabinets, which household cleaning spray is best?

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.

Cutting Boards

Published September 1, 2011.

We thought we’d picked a winner—until our favorite board warped after just a few years. This time we upped the ante: three months of test kitchen boot camp.

Coolers

Published July 1, 2011.

The difference between a good cooler and a great one isn’t add-ons like cup holders and telescoping handles. The decisive element is much more fundamental: air.

Toaster Ovens

Published March 1, 2011.

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

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?

Editors' Stocking Stuffers

Published December 1, 2010.

Buying a gift for your favorite foodie this season? Here are some gifts, chosen by the editors of America's Test Kitchen, that are guaranteed to impress.

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?

Choosing an Inexpensive Ice Cream Maker

Published September 1, 2010.

We pitted inexpensive ice cream makers against their pricey counterparts to see if it is really worth more than $200 for a bowl of ice cream.

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