Cookware

50 Kitchen-Tested Products

12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Published: January 2019
12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Our longtime favorite 12-inch pan by All-Clad faces new competition. Is it still…
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Dutch Ovens
Published: September 2018
Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
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Large Saucepans
Published: September 2017
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
Published: July 2016
Paella Pans
Are all paella pans created equally?
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Lids for 12-inch Skillets
Published: March 2016
Lids for 12-inch Skillets
Lodge, now makes two dedicated lids, sold separately, that fit its 12-inch tradi…
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Sauciers
Published: March 2016
Sauciers
An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring…
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12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
Published: September 2015
12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
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12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: May 2015
12-Inch 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
Published: July 2014
Microwave Pasta Cookers
Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?
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Colanders
Published: March 2014
Colanders
A colander is just a bowl with holes, right? Chasing loose pasta around the sink…
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Soufflé Dishes
Published: January 2014
Soufflé Dishes
We put four soufflé dishes to the test. Which would rise to the top?
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Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: July 2013
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-…
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Published: July 2013
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
Published: July 2013
Innovative Saucepans
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepa…
Basting Pots
Published: July 2013
Basting Pots
We put four basting pots (which promise to make basting food on the grill easier…
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Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Published: July 2013
Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas are flat griddles that fit atop gas or charcoal grill grates. Their sur…
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Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Published: July 2013
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstic…
Tortilla Presses
Published: March 2013
Tortilla Presses
Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.
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Stovetop Pressure Cookers
Published: January 2013
Stovetop Pressure Cookers
The convenience, ease, and (yes!) safety of the modern pressure cooker will put …
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Individual Steak Thermometers
Published: September 2012
Individual Steak Thermometers
Would mini thermometers inserted individually into steaks be easier than poking …
Stovetop Waffle Irons
Published: November 2009
Stovetop Waffle Irons
Do manual, stovetop waffle makers work as well as electric waffle makers? We mad…
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French Fry Pans
Published: September 2009
French Fry Pans
We compared fries made with these special pans and those made with a regular rim…
Green Skillets
Published: September 2009
Green Skillets
Eco-friendly nonstick skillets promise to help the planet while they cook your d…
Broiler-Safe Mini Gratin Dishes
Published: July 2009
Broiler-Safe Mini Gratin Dishes
We needed a shallow, broilerproof mini gratin dish to ensure a crisp crust for a…
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Cookware Sets
Published: May 2009
Cookware Sets
Does buying a set of cookware get you a bargain—or a bunch of pans you don’t rea…
Vertical Roasters
Published: March 2009
Vertical Roasters
Vertical roasters cook poultry evenly and crisp the skin all over—and you don’t …
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Wok-Style Pans
Published: November 2007
Wok-Style Pans
Wok-style pans split the design differences between a skillet and a wok; we wond…
Sauté Pans
Published: March 2012
Sauté Pans
These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay f…
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Published: May 2006
Tagines
Do you need a tagine to make a tagine?
Published: March 2006
Specialty Dutch Oven—Le Creuset Doufeu
Can a few cups of ice take the guesswork out of braising?
Small Nonstick Saucepans
Published: March 2006
Small Nonstick Saucepans
You can spend $100 on a 2-quart nonstick saucepan—but should you?
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Published: September 2002
Zabaglione Pot
A specialty pot that really works—but it's costly.
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Small Wire Rack
Published: February 2019
Small Wire Rack
It’s sturdy, tiny, and the perfect match for our favorite small rimmed baking sh…
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8-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: January 2019
8-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Do you need these petite versions of our winning cast-iron skillets?
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10-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: December 2018
10-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Do you need one of these smaller skillets?
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Inexpensive 12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Published: January 2019
Inexpensive 12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Perfect searing, flavorful sauces, and stove-to-oven versatility make stainless-…
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