98 Kitchen-Tested Products

Metal Spatulas
Published: November 2018
Metal Spatulas
This essential tool can be a cook's best friend—but only if you choose the right…
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Silicone Brushes
Published: November 2018
Silicone Brushes
Silicone brushes can baste, glaze, and then clean up in the dishwasher. Which is…
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9-Inch Tongs
Published: July 2018
9-Inch Tongs
We typically reach for 12-inch tongs to protect our hands from heat and messes, …
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Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
Published: July 2018
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competitio…
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Pastry Brushes
Published: July 2018
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
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Glass Food Storage Containers
Published: May 2018
Glass Food Storage Containers
Sturdy, stain-proof, and microwavable, glass can be a good choice for food stora…
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Kitchen Shears
Published: May 2018
Kitchen Shears
A pair of scissors can be a sheer pleasure to use in the kitchen—if you get the …
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Plastic Food Storage Containers
Published: May 2018
Plastic Food Storage Containers
Could we find a well-made, easy-to-use container that wouldn't warp, stain, leak…
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Parchment Paper
Published: March 2018
Parchment Paper
Parchment paper is simple. Why are so many products hard to use?
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Silicone Baking Mats
Published: March 2018
Silicone Baking Mats
For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…
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Flexible Cutting Mats
Published: March 2018
Flexible Cutting Mats
Thin, lightweight plastic mats are easier to lift, wash, and store than conventi…
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Small Cutting Boards
Published: January 2018
Small Cutting Boards
Compact cutting boards can be easier to handle and clean than their larger count…
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Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Published: January 2018
Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine can be intimidating. Your corkscrew shouldn’t make it more so.
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Cookie Presses
Published: November 2017
Cookie Presses
Could we find a cookie press that consistently produced beautiful cookies?
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Santoku Knives
Published: September 2017
Santoku Knives
With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is gi…
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Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Published: November 2017
Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Our full-size roasting pan is perfect for big holiday meals. Could we find a sca…
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Meat Cleavers
Published: November 2017
Meat Cleavers
Traditional meat cleavers are built like medieval weapons. Could we find one fit…
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Plastic-Wrap Dispensers
Published: September 2017
Plastic-Wrap Dispensers
Are special dispensers for plastic wrap really worth buying? We found one that d…
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Cheese Planes
Published: September 2017
Cheese Planes
Sometimes a knife just doesn’t cut it.
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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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Fire Extinguishers
Published: May 2017
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
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Reusable Storage Bags
Published: May 2017
Reusable Storage Bags
What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?
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Mini Slow Cookers
Published: May 2017
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
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Silicone Spatulas
Published: March 2017
Silicone Spatulas
A spatula should feel like an extension of your arm, nimbly stirring, scraping, …
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Fine-Mesh Strainers
Published: March 2017
Fine-Mesh Strainers
These handy tools are useless unless they live up to their names.
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Tart Pans
Published: March 2017
Tart Pans
For making crisp-looking tarts, pans with a sharper, fluted design have the edge…
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Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
Published: January 2017
Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
These dual-use tools are supposed to make pretty garnishes from citrus peels. Bu…
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Bundt Pans
Published: January 2017
Bundt Pans
Our testing proved that all Bundt pans are not created equal.
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Portion Scoops
Published: January 2017
Portion Scoops
This restaurant-kitchen tool can make you a faster, more efficient home cook.
Thermal Carafes
Published: January 2017
Thermal Carafes
Could we find a thermal carafe that excelled with both hot and cold liquids?
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Slow Cookers
Published: January 2017
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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Fat Separators
Published: November 2016
Fat Separators
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…
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Cooling Racks
Published: November 2016
Cooling Racks
We tested three wire cooling racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on mode…
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Glass Baking Dishes
Published: November 2016
Glass Baking Dishes
We tested five 3-quart glass baking dishes priced from $7.29 to $18.77, using th…
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Rimmed Baking Sheets
Published: November 2016
Rimmed Baking Sheets
A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if…
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Food Mills
Published: July 2016
Food Mills
We wanted to know which food mill was the most stable, efficient, and easy to us…
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