86 Kitchen-Tested Products

Cookie Presses
Cookie Presses
Could we find a cookie press that consistently produced beautiful cookies?
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Santoku Knives
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
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
Meat Cleavers
Traditional meat cleavers are built like medieval weapons. Could we find one fit…
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Plastic-Wrap Dispensers
Plastic-Wrap Dispensers
Are special dispensers for plastic wrap really worth buying? We found one that d…
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Cheese Planes
Cheese Planes
Sometimes a knife just doesn’t cut it.
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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…
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Fire Extinguishers
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
Reusable Storage Bags
What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?
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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…
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Silicone Spatulas
Silicone Spatulas
A spatula should feel like an extension of your arm, nimbly stirring, scraping, …
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Fine-Mesh Strainers
Fine-Mesh Strainers
These handy tools are useless unless they live up to their names.
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Tart Pans
Tart Pans
For making crisp-looking tarts, pans with a sharper, fluted design have the edge…
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Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
Citrus Zesters/Channel Knives
These dual-use tools are supposed to make pretty garnishes from citrus peels. Bu…
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Bundt Pans
Bundt Pans
Our testing proved that all Bundt pans are not created equal.
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Portion Scoops
Portion Scoops
This restaurant-kitchen tool can make you a faster, more efficient home cook.
Thermal Carafes
Thermal Carafes
Could we find a thermal carafe that excelled with both hot and cold liquids?
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Slow Cookers
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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Fat Separators
Fat Separators
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…
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Cooling Racks
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
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
Rimmed Baking Sheets
A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if…
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Food Mills
Food Mills
We wanted to know which food mill was the most stable, efficient, and easy to us…
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Digital Kitchen Scales
Digital Kitchen Scales
No matter what you’re cooking or baking, weighing the ingredients helps guarante…
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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 tradi…
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Instant-Read Thermometers
Instant-Read Thermometers
The test kitchen's favorite instant-read thermometer gets an upgrade.
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Pie Carriers
Pie Carriers
Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrie…
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Oven Thermometers
Oven Thermometers
An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside you…
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Knife Sharpeners
Knife Sharpeners
What if you could buy a sharpener that not only repaired the new breed of ultrat…
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Cast-Iron Skillets
Cast-Iron Skillets
Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep make…
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Warming Trays
Warming Trays
Warming trays can be a godsend for serving and entertaining—but do they really k…
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Carving Boards
Carving Boards
Clever features on new carving boards promise easier carving and serving. But do…
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Insulated Food Carriers
Insulated Food Carriers
Insulated carriers used to be for pizza delivery workers or caterers only, but w…
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Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
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Mixing Bowls
Mixing Bowls
This most basic piece of cooking equipment might not seem worthy of scrutiny—unt…
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Cutting Boards
Cutting Boards
We thought we’d picked a winner—until our favorite board warped after just a few…
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