105 Kitchen-Tested Products

Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable smoke infusers promise smoky goodness fast. Are any worth buying?
Published: August 2019
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Metal Spatulas
Metal Spatulas
This essential tool can be a cook's best friend—but only if you choose the right…
Published: November 2018
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Silicone Brushes
Silicone Brushes
Silicone brushes can baste, glaze, and then clean up in the dishwasher. Which is…
Published: November 2018
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9-Inch Tongs
9-Inch Tongs
We typically reach for 12-inch tongs to protect our hands from heat and messes, …
Published: July 2018
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Pastry Brushes
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
Published: July 2018
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Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competitio…
Published: July 2018
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Kitchen Shears
Kitchen Shears
A pair of scissors can be a sheer pleasure to use in the kitchen—if you get the …
Published: May 2018
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Glass Food Storage Containers
Glass Food Storage Containers
Sturdy, stain-proof, and microwavable, glass can be a good choice for food stora…
Published: May 2018
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Plastic Food Storage Containers
Plastic Food Storage Containers
Could we find a well-made, easy-to-use container that wouldn't warp, stain, leak…
Published: May 2018
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Flexible Cutting Mats
Flexible Cutting Mats
Thin, lightweight plastic mats are easier to lift, wash, and store than conventi…
Published: January 2018
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Parchment Paper
Parchment Paper
Parchment paper is simple. Why are so many products hard to use?
Published: March 2018
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Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine can be intimidating. Your corkscrew shouldn’t make it more so.
Published: January 2018
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Small Cutting Boards
Small Cutting Boards
Compact cutting boards can be easier to handle and clean than their larger count…
Published: January 2018
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Santoku Knives
Santoku Knives
With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is gi…
Published: September 2017
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Cookie Presses
Cookie Presses
Could we find a cookie press that consistently produced beautiful cookies?
Published: November 2017
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Plastic-Wrap Dispensers
Plastic-Wrap Dispensers
Are special dispensers for plastic wrap really worth buying? We found one that d…
Published: September 2017
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Cheese Planes
Cheese Planes
Sometimes a knife just doesn’t cut it.
Published: July 2017
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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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Wine Coolers
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
Published: July 2017
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Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
Published: May 2017
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Reusable Storage Bags
Reusable Storage Bags
What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?
Published: May 2017
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Mini Slow Cookers
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
Published: May 2017
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Tart Pans
Tart Pans
For making crisp-looking tarts, pans with a sharper, fluted design have the edge…
Published: March 2017
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Silicone Spatulas
Silicone Spatulas
A spatula should feel like an extension of your arm, nimbly stirring, scraping, …
Published: March 2017
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Fine-Mesh Strainers
Fine-Mesh Strainers
These handy tools are useless unless they live up to their names.
Published: March 2017
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Thermal Carafes
Thermal Carafes
Could we find a thermal carafe that excelled with both hot and cold liquids?
Published: January 2017
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Large Portion Scoops
Large Portion Scoops
This restaurant-kitchen tool can make you a faster, more efficient home cook.
Published: January 2017
Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
These dual-use tools are supposed to make pretty garnishes from citrus peels. Bu…
Published: November 2016
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Bundt Pans
Bundt Pans
Our testing proved that all Bundt pans are not created equal.
Published: January 2017
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Slow Cookers
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough tha…
Published: January 2017
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Glass Baking Dishes
Glass Baking Dishes
We tested five 3-quart glass baking dishes, using them to make sheet cake and la…
Published: November 2016
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Universal Knife Blocks
Universal Knife Blocks
We tested 10 universal knife blocks priced from about $25 to just under $250, us…
Published: November 2016
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Rimmed Baking Sheets
Rimmed Baking Sheets
A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if…
Published: November 2016
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Cocktail Shakers
Cocktail Shakers
We tested three Boston shakers and eight cobbler shakers with capacities ranging…
Published: November 2016
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Fat Separators
Fat Separators
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…
Published: November 2016
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Wire Racks
Wire Racks
We tested three wire racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on models that …
Published: November 2016
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