Cookware

63 Kitchen-Tested Products

Small Saucepans
Small Saucepans
Small saucepans are useful for a range of tasks—which model is best? 
Published: January 2020
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12-Inch Ceramic Nonstick Skillets
12-Inch Ceramic Nonstick Skillets
The ceramic skillets we’ve tested have never been able to compete with regular n…
Published: April 2020
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Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Nonstick-safe spatulas are gentler on your cookware than metal versions. But are…
Published: June 2019
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Small Wire Rack
Small Wire Rack
It’s sturdy, tiny, and the perfect match for our favorite small rimmed baking sh…
Published: February 2019
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Cookware Sets
Cookware Sets
Our advice has always been to skip sets and just buy the pans you need. But new …
Published: June 2019
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Finex Cast Iron Skillet
Finex Cast Iron Skillet
The handsome Finex skillet promises versatility, good release, and a stay-cool h…
Published: July 2019
Stovetop Griddles
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Published: July 2019
Stockpots
Stockpots
To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every pot, ending up with gallon…
Published: May 2019
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12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Our longtime favorite 12-inch pan by All-Clad faces new competition. Is it still…
Published: January 2019
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Large Dutch Ovens
Large Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
Published: September 2018
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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…
Published: September 2017
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Paella Pans
Paella Pans
Are all paella pans created equally?
Published: July 2016
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Lids for 12-inch Skillets
Lids for 12-inch Skillets
Lodge, now makes two dedicated lids, sold separately, that fit its 12-inch tradi…
Published: January 2016
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Sauciers
Sauciers
An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring…
Published: March 2016
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12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
Published: September 2015
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12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep make…
Published: May 2015
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Microwave Pasta Cookers
Microwave Pasta Cookers
Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?
Published: July 2014
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Soufflé Dishes
Soufflé Dishes
We put four soufflé dishes to the test. Which would rise to the top?
Published: January 2014
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Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas are flat griddles that fit atop gas or charcoal grill grates. Their sur…
Published: July 2013
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Basting Pots
Basting Pots
We put four basting pots (which promise to make basting food on the grill easier…
Published: July 2013
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Innovative Saucepans
Innovative Saucepans
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepa…
Published: July 2013
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-…
Published: July 2013
Tortilla Presses
Tortilla Presses
Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.
Published: March 2013
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Stovetop Pressure Cookers
Stovetop Pressure Cookers
The convenience, ease, and (yes!) safety of the modern pressure cooker will put …
Published: January 2013
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Individual Steak Thermometers
Individual Steak Thermometers
Would mini thermometers inserted individually into steaks be easier than poking …
Published: September 2012
Sauté Pans
Sauté Pans
These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay f…
Published: March 2012
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Stovetop Waffle Irons
Stovetop Waffle Irons
Do manual, stovetop waffle makers work as well as electric waffle makers? We mad…
Published: November 2009
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French Fry Pans
French Fry Pans
We compared fries made with these special pans and those made with a regular rim…
Published: September 2009
Broiler-Safe Mini Gratin Dishes
Broiler-Safe Mini Gratin Dishes
We needed a shallow, broilerproof mini gratin dish to ensure a crisp crust for a…
Published: July 2009
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Vertical Roasters
Vertical Roasters
Vertical roasters cook poultry evenly and crisp the skin all over—and you don’t …
Published: March 2009
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Electric Griddles
Electric Griddles
When cooking for a crowd, a good electric griddle can be a timesaver.
Published: February 2019
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8-Inch Nonstick Skillets
8-Inch Nonstick Skillets
We spent 66 hours at the stove and cooked 700 eggs to find the best small nonsti…
Published: October 2018
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Splatter Screens
Splatter Screens
Splatter screens promise to help contain grease during stovetop cooking. We put …
Published: August 2015
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Tagines
Do you need a tagine to make a tagine?
Published: May 2006
Specialty Dutch Oven—Le Creuset Doufeu
Can a few cups of ice take the guesswork out of braising?
Published: March 2006
Small Nonstick Saucepans
Small Nonstick Saucepans
You can spend $100 on a 2-quart nonstick saucepan—but should you?
Published: March 2006
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