Cookware

53 Kitchen-Tested Products

Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
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Large Saucepans
Large Saucepans
Most of us use a large saucepan daily, so it’s important to own one that perform…
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Paella Pans
Paella Pans
Are all paella pans created equally?
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Lids for Cast-Iron Pans
Lids for Cast-Iron Pans
Lodge, now makes two dedicated lids, sold separately, that fit its 12-inch tradi…
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Sauciers
Sauciers
An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring…
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Carbon-Steel Skillets
Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
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Cast-Iron Skillets
Cast-Iron Skillets
Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep make…
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Microwave Pasta Cookers
Microwave Pasta Cookers
Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?
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12.5-Inch Pan Lids
12.5-Inch Pan Lids
Most universal pan lids are too small to cover 12.5-inch pans. We tested three m…
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Colanders
Colanders
A colander is just a bowl with holes, right? Chasing loose pasta around the sink…
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Soufflé Dishes
Soufflé Dishes
We put four soufflé dishes to the test. Which would rise to the top?
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Sauté Pans
Sauté Pans
These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay f…
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Tagines
Do you need a tagine to make a tagine?
Specialty Dutch Oven—Le Creuset Doufeu
Can a few cups of ice take the guesswork out of braising?
Small Nonstick Saucepans
Small Nonstick Saucepans
You can spend $100 on a 2-quart nonstick saucepan—but should you?
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Zabaglione Pot
A specialty pot that really works—but it's costly.
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Flat-Bottomed Woks
Flat-Bottomed Woks
The traditional wok is designed to sit in an open cooking pit with flames lickin…
Electric Spice Grinders
Electric Spice Grinders
Is it worth the trouble? Yes. And it’s no trouble at all if you choose the right…
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Dutch Ovens
Dutch Ovens
Our favorite Dutch oven costs $360. We needed a practical alternative.
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Nonstick Skillets
Nonstick Skillets
We demanded our contenders clear a slew of sticky hurdles.
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Canning Pots
Canning Pots
What’s the Best Big Pot for Canning?
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Splatter Screens
Splatter Screens
Splatter screens promise to help contain grease during stovetop cooking. We put …
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Tortilla Warmers
Tortilla Warmers
Could these products keep tortillas warm longer than simply wrapping tortillas i…
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Roasting Pans with Racks
Roasting Pans with Racks
We went looking for a model that we’d want to use all the time, not just twice a…
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Small Slow Cookers
Small Slow Cookers
We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee pe…
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Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-…
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true Dutch o…
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Innovative Saucepans
Innovative Saucepans
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepa…
Basting Pots
Basting Pots
We put four basting pots (which promise to make basting food on the grill easier…
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Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas are flat griddles that fit atop gas or charcoal grill grates. Their sur…
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Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstic…
Tortilla Presses
Tortilla Presses
Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.
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Stovetop Pressure Cookers
Stovetop Pressure Cookers
The convenience, ease, and (yes!) safety of the modern pressure cooker will put …
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Inexpensive 12-Inch Skillets
Inexpensive 12-Inch Skillets
We wanted a sturdy, well-designed skillet, but we didn’t want to break the bank.
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Grill Pans
Grill Pans
A stovetop grill pan can pinch-hit when outdoor grilling is out of the question.…
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Individual Steak Thermometers
Individual Steak Thermometers
Would mini thermometers inserted individually into steaks be easier than poking …