A Curated Collection of Equipment

Bread Baking Essentials
Published: October 2020
Cozy Up with Tea and Cookies
Cozy Up with Tea and Cookies
If you’ve been reading this newsletter for a while, you know that I’m a big fan …
Published: October 2020
Prime Day Shopping Guide
Prime Day Shopping Guide
My teammates and I are seasoned pros when it comes to navigating this two-day ev…
Published: October 2020
Everything You Need for An Epic Night In
Over the past few months, I’ve become somewhat of an expert in planning quiet ni…
Published: October 2020
Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Appliances
Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Appliances
I love everything about cooking—the fresh ingredients; the time spent in the kit…
Published: September 2020
Craft Perfect Cocktails at Home
Craft Perfect Cocktails at Home
With many restaurants and bars closed or offering limited services, it’s probabl…
Published: September 2020
Spice Up Your Fall
Spice Up Your Fall
Spices were mostly an afterthought in my cooking until I began working at Americ…
Published: September 2020
25 of Our Favorite Tools When Cooking for One
25 of Our Favorite Tools When Cooking for One
I usually cook for two people, but if my wife is studying at the library or spen…
Published: September 2020
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee
I’m partial to traditional drip coffee myself. Each morning, I use the test kitc…
Published: September 2020
Kitchen Basics for Busy Weeknights
Kitchen Basics for Busy Weeknights
No matter what school will look like in each of our houses this fall, getting di…
Published: August 2020
These 10 Products Are Still the Best on the Market
These 10 Products Are Still the Best on the Market
Our team has been testing kitchen equipment for more than 25 years, and we’ve de…
Published: August 2020
Make the Most of Fresh Corn Season
Make the Most of Fresh Corn Season
While growing up in New Jersey, I was exposed to some of the best food the North…
Published: August 2020
Refreshing Drinks for Warm Summer Days
Refreshing Drinks for Warm Summer Days
How can you stay cool during the remaining warm weeks of summer? One way I beat …
Published: August 2020
Celebrate Summer With Cake
Celebrate Summer With Cake
Whether it’s a quick and simple recipe, such as Easy Pound Cake (I like to serve…
Published: July 2020
What's In Your Utensil Crock?
What's In Your Utensil Crock?
Almost every kitchen I’ve stepped into has had a large utensil crock sitting on …
Published: July 2020
Summertime Mediterranean Meals
Summertime Mediterranean Meals
I’ve gathered some pieces of equipment (and one key ingredient) worth investing …
Published: July 2020
Knives: The Most Important Tools in Your Kitchen
Knives: The Most Important Tools in Your Kitchen
Today I’m sharing some of my favorite knives. Our winning paring knife is a smal…
Published: July 2020
Our Favorite Cookware for Simple Recipes
Our Favorite Cookware for Simple Recipes
I’m always looking for recipes that are simple to make but taste like they took …
Published: July 2020
Grilling Gear 101
Grilling Gear 101
Not only does grilling impart smoky flavors to foods, but it also lets us cook o…
Published: June 2020
Our Favorite Tools for One-Pot Cooking
Our Favorite Tools for One-Pot Cooking
I dislike doing the dishes. That’s why I love one-pan meals. But it’s not as sim…
Published: June 2020
Shining a Spotlight on Vegetables
Shining a Spotlight on Vegetables
I’m always looking for ways to add more vegetables to my diet, so I was thrilled…
Published: June 2020
Should You Buy an Air Fryer?
Should You Buy an Air Fryer?
Air fryers are easy and convenient to cook in. They don’t have to preheat, there…
Published: June 2020
Groundbreaking Gluten-Free Baking
Groundbreaking Gluten-Free Baking
It’s a challenge to find gluten-free baked goods that are as delicious as their …
Published: May 2020
Essential Grilling Gear and Gadgets
Essential Grilling Gear and Gadgets
This week we’ve collected all the gear you need for your first backyard cookout …
Published: May 2020
Make Dumplings and Potstickers at Home
Make Dumplings and Potstickers at Home
I’ve been doing lots of baking and cooking projects that I don’t normally make t…
Published: May 2020
Cooking for Two
Cooking for Two
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying harder than ever to cut down on food w…
Published: May 2020
Kids in the Kitchen
Kids in the Kitchen
For ages 8 to 12, look to The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs and The Complete…
Published: April 2020
Should You Buy a Braiser?
Should You Buy a Braiser?
This round, enameled cast-iron pan has a wide cooking surface for efficient brow…
Published: April 2020
The Best Homemade Pizza
The Best Homemade Pizza
Just saying the word “pizza” brings me back to my grandmother’s kitchen. I can s…
Published: April 2020
Master Your Multicooker
Master Your Multicooker
I’ve been cooped at home for a few weeks now. In these uncertain times, spending…
Published: April 2020
Smart and Sophisticated Cookware
Smart and Sophisticated Cookware
When it comes to slick new kitchen equipment, I’m a skeptic. I was especially wa…
Published: March 2020
Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning
Cleaning is on everyone's mind right now. Whether I’m doing dishes after a weekn…
Published: March 2020
Kitchen Tools from Basic to Bucket List
Kitchen Tools from Basic to Bucket List
Are there tools in your kitchen that you reach for over and over again? Not the …
Published: March 2020
The Winners of Our Geekiest Tests
The Winners of Our Geekiest Tests
Understanding why some products win our tests and others don't is the most chall…
Published: March 2020
Our Favorite Meatless Burger
Our Favorite Meatless Burger
My coworker Kate Shannon recently held a series of tastings to find out. She lin…
Published: March 2020
Our New Favorite Speciality Knife
Our New Favorite Speciality Knife
The small curved blades on these knives resemble—you guessed it—birds’ beaks, an…
Published: February 2020