Nonstick Skillets

Published October 1, 2016.

We demanded our contenders clear a slew of sticky hurdles.

Nonstick Skillets

Paella Pans

Published July 1, 2016.

Are all paella pans created equally?

Paella Pans

Canning Pots

Published April 1, 2016.

What’s the Best Big Pot for Canning?

Canning Pots

Lids for Cast-Iron Pans

Published March 1, 2016.

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 one was better?

Lids for Cast-Iron Pans


Published March 1, 2016.

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.


Carbon-Steel Skillets

Published September 1, 2015.

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?

Turk Heavy Steel Frying Pan 11"

Splatter Screens

Published August 1, 2015.

Splatter screens promise to help contain grease during stovetop cooking. We put seven models to the test.

Splatter Screens

Cast-Iron Skillets

Published May 1, 2015.

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, top the classic?

Lodge Classic Cast Iron Skillet, 12"

Tortilla Warmers

Published August 1, 2014.

Could these products keep tortillas warm longer than simply wrapping tortillas in aluminum foil and heating them in the oven?

Imusa 12" Cloth Tortilla Warmer

Microwave Pasta Cookers

Published July 1, 2014.

Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?

Fasta Pasta Microwave Cooker


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.

RSVP International Endurance Precision Pierced 5 Qt. Colander

12.5-Inch Pan Lids

Published March 1, 2014.

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.

12.5-Inch Pan Lids

Soufflé Dishes

Published January 1, 2014.

We put four soufflé dishes to the test. Which would rise to the top?

Emile Henry 2-Quart Soufflé Dish

Roasting Pans

Published December 1, 2013.

We went looking for a model that we’d want to use all the time, not just twice a year.

Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Roasting Pan with Rack

Small Slow Cookers

Published August 1, 2013.

We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee perfectly cooked dinners.

Cuisinart 4-Quart Cook Central 3-in-1 Multicooker

Planchas (Grill Griddles)

Published July 1, 2013.

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 the grates. We put three to the test.

Weber Style Porcelain-Enameled Cast Iron Plancha

Basting Pots

Published July 1, 2013.

We put four basting pots (which promise to make basting food on the grill easier) to the test.

Lodge Sauce Kit

Innovative Saucepans

Published July 1, 2013.

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

ABCT Low Casserole with Universal Handle and Mahogany Lid

Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets

Published July 1, 2013.

Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-iron skillet?

ExcelSteel by Cook Pro 12-Inch Super Lightweight Cast Iron Frypan

Innovative Dutch Ovens

Published July 1, 2013.

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

Pauli Cookware Never Burn Sauce Pot, 10 Quart

Innovative Nonstick Skillets

Published July 1, 2013.

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

Moneta Padella Whitech Frypan, 28 Cm (11 inches)

Tortilla Presses

Published March 1, 2013.

Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.

La Mexicana Tortilladora de Madera Barnizada/Mesquite Tortilla Press

Stovetop 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.

Fissler Vitaquick 8½-Quart Pressure Cooker

Electric Pressure Cookers

Published January 1, 2013.

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 models to have several disadvantages.

Emeril 1,000-Watt 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker by T-fal

Inexpensive 12-Inch Skillets

Published December 1, 2012.

We wanted a sturdy, well-designed skillet, but we didn’t want to break the bank.

Emeril Pro-Clad Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 12-Inch Fry Pan
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