161 Kitchen-Tested Products

Cake Testers
Cake Testers
Restaurant cooks swear by cake testers. But are they useful for home cooks?
Published: June 2020
Food Processors
Food Processors
Our longtime favorite is powerful and easy to use, but is it still the best choi…
Published: June 2020
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Meat Pounders
Meat Pounders
For flattening chicken and pork cutlets, we want a tool that combines force and …
Published: April 2020
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Remote-Probe Thermometers
Remote-Probe Thermometers
Babysitting food can be a real slog; remote-probe thermometers untether you from…
Published: February 2020
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Coffee Makers Less Than $100
Coffee Makers Less Than $100
We brewed hundreds of cups of coffee to find out.
Published: October 2019
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Induction Burners
Induction Burners
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
Published: August 2019
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Cut-Resistant Gloves
Cut-Resistant Gloves
Cut-resistant gloves promise to protect your hands against injuries. Do they act…
Published: August 2019
Toaster Ovens
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Published: August 2019
Pepper Mills
Pepper Mills
We were looking for a mill that was easy to fill with peppercorns, had well-mark…
Published: August 2019
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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 Rimmed Baking Sheet (Quarter-Sheet Pan)
Small Rimmed Baking Sheet (Quarter-Sheet Pan)
A petite version of this kitchen essential is the perfect size for smaller tasks…
Published: January 2019
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Large Liquid Measuring Cups
Large Liquid Measuring Cups
Large-volume liquid measuring cups are handy for bigger jobs. Which ones are bes…
Published: June 2019
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Ninja Foodi
Ninja Foodi
Is a multicooker–air fryer hybrid that also steams, bakes, and broils a dream ap…
Published: June 2019
Hawthorne Strainers
Hawthorne Strainers
A strainer is an essential part of your cocktail kit. Which model is the finest?
Published: June 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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Stovetop Griddles
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Published: July 2019
Honing Rods
Honing Rods
It's supposed to keep your knife sharp, but does it work?
Published: July 2019
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Muddlers
Muddlers
Want to make the best mojito? You need a good muddler.
Published: July 2019
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Small Stand Mixers
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
Published: May 2019
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Kitchen Sponges
Kitchen Sponges
Doing dishes is a dirty job. Is there a kitchen sponge that makes it easier? 
Published: May 2019
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Jiggers
Jiggers
To find the best tool for measuring spirits for cocktails, we had to rejigger ou…
Published: May 2019
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Stockpots
Stockpots
To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every pot, ending up with gallon…
Published: May 2019
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Pot Holders
Pot Holders
Don't get burned by bad pot holders. We tested nine sets to find two models that…
Published: April 2019
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Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
A good wood or bamboo cutting board can serve you well for years to come. Which …
Published: April 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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Bento-Style Lunchboxes
Bento-Style Lunchboxes
These Japanese-inspired containers make it easy to pack a variety of foods into …
Published: January 2019
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Flexible Boning Knives
Flexible Boning Knives
A good boning knife can save you money at the meat counter. Which is best?
Published: September 2018
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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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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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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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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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Flexible Cutting Mats
Flexible Cutting Mats
Thin, lightweight plastic mats are easier to lift, wash, and store than conventi…
Published: March 2018
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Silicone Baking Mats
Silicone Baking Mats
For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…
Published: March 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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