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54 Kitchen-Tested Products

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 traditional skillet, the winner of our most recent cast-iron skillet testing. Which o…
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Sauciers
Sauciers
An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring in a saucier, you’ll wonder how you ever did without one.
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Carbon-Steel Skillets
Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-iron, and nonstick pans can do—and, in some cases, even do it a little better?
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Cast-Iron Skillets
Cast-Iron Skillets
Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep makes some cooks balk. Could enameled cast-iron pans, which need no special care, to…
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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 models that claim to keep a lid on your favorite larger pan.
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Colanders
Colanders
A colander is just a bowl with holes, right? Chasing loose pasta around the sink may change your mind about that.
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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 for a pan you don't pull out every day?
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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 licking the sides of the vessel—could we find one that worked as well on a stovetop?
Electric Spice Grinders
Electric Spice Grinders
Is it worth the trouble? Yes. And it’s no trouble at all if you choose the right grinder.
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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 seven models to the test.
Tortilla Warmers
Tortilla Warmers
Could these products keep tortillas warm longer than simply wrapping tortillas in aluminum foil and heating them in the oven?
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Roasting Pans
Roasting Pans
We went looking for a model that we’d want to use all the time, not just twice a year.
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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 perfectly cooked dinners.
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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-iron skillet?
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true Dutch oven we’ve used for years?
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Innovative Saucepans
Innovative Saucepans
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepan we’ve used for years?
Basting Pots
Basting Pots
We put four basting pots (which promise to make basting food on the grill easier) to the test.
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Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas are flat griddles that fit atop gas or charcoal grill grates. Their surface puts a good sear on meat and prevents smaller foods from falling through th…
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Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstick skillet we’ve used for years?
Tortilla Presses
Tortilla Presses
Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.
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Electric Pressure Cookers
Electric Pressure Cookers
Electric pressure cookers offer one big advantage over stovetop models: You don’t have to watch the pot—you can set it and walk away. But we’ve found electric m…
Stovetop Pressure Cookers
Stovetop Pressure Cookers
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 …
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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. But some pans mimic the grill much better than others.
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Individual Steak Thermometers
Individual Steak Thermometers
Would mini thermometers inserted individually into steaks be easier than poking and checking with our beloved instant-read thermometer?
Ultimate Chicken Roaster
Ultimate Chicken Roaster
Perfection in one pan?