44 Kitchen-Tested Products

Cookware Sets
Published: June 2019
Cookware Sets
Our advice has always been to skip sets and just buy the pans you need. But new …
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Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Published: June 2019
Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Nonstick-safe spatulas are gentler on your cookware than metal versions. But are…
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Small Rimmed Baking Sheet (Quarter-Sheet Pan)
Published: January 2019
Small Rimmed Baking Sheet (Quarter-Sheet Pan)
A petite version of this kitchen essential is the perfect size for smaller tasks…
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Large Liquid Measuring Cups
Published: June 2019
Large Liquid Measuring Cups
Large-volume liquid measuring cups are handy for bigger jobs. Which ones are bes…
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Muddlers
Published: July 2019
Muddlers
Want to make the best mojito? You need a good muddler.
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Kitchen Sponges
Published: May 2019
Kitchen Sponges
Doing dishes is a dirty job. Is there a kitchen sponge that makes it easier? 
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Stockpots
Published: May 2019
Stockpots
To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every pot, ending up with gallon…
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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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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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Reusable Storage Bags
Published: May 2017
Reusable Storage Bags
What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?
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Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Published: May 2017
Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometers
Food quality and safety can be affected if temperatures go outside of the safe z…
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Pie Carriers
Published: November 2015
Pie Carriers
Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrie…
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Oven Thermometers
Published: November 2015
Oven Thermometers
An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside you…
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Carbon-Steel Knives
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
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Innovative Dutch Ovens
Published: July 2013
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true Dutch o…
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Pie Drip Catchers
Published: May 2013
Pie Drip Catchers
Pie baking cleanup has never been easier.
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Pie Lattice Tools
Published: March 2012
Pie Lattice Tools
Do you really need a fancy gadget to do something you can accomplish with a simp…
Electric Gravy Warmer
Published: November 2010
Electric Gravy Warmer
For many Thanksgiving diners, turkey is merely a vehicle for the star of the sho…
Parchment Paper
Published: March 2018
Parchment Paper
Parchment paper is simple. Why are so many products hard to use?
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Potato Ricers
Published: November 2012
Potato Ricers
A ricer is a must-have tool for perfectly smooth and fluffy mashed potatoes.
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Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
Published: April 2019
Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
A good wood or bamboo cutting board can serve you well for years to come. Which …
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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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Wire Racks
Published: November 2016
Wire Racks
We tested three wire racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on models that …
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Pie Servers
Published: October 2018
Pie Servers
Don't destroy your pretty pie with a subpar serving tool.
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Clip-On Probe Thermometers for Meat, Deep Frying, and Candy Making
Published: April 2014
Clip-On Probe Thermometers for Meat, Deep Frying, and Candy Making
We made French fries, fried chicken, and caramel sauce, evaluating four thermome…
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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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Plastic Wrap
Published: June 2018
Plastic Wrap
Using plastic wrap can be an exercise in frustration. Could we find a stress-fre…
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Electric Knives
Published: October 2017
Electric Knives
Motorized cutlery may seem like a 1960s artifact, but we found one newer model t…
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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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Meat Cleavers
Published: November 2017
Meat Cleavers
Traditional meat cleavers are built like medieval weapons. Could we find one fit…
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Cookbook Holders
Published: June 2005
Cookbook Holders
It surprised us how many cookbook holders couldn't hold our cookbooks, much less…
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Coffee Makers Less Than $100
Published: October 2019
Coffee Makers Less Than $100
We brewed hundreds of cups of coffee to find out.
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Countertop Vacuum Sealers
Published: September 2019
Countertop Vacuum Sealers
If you regularly buy or prepare food in bulk, a vacuum sealer can save you time …
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Toaster Ovens
Published: August 2019
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Pepper Mills
Published: August 2019
Pepper Mills
We were looking for a mill that was easy to fill with peppercorns, had well-mark…
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Inexpensive Stand Mixers
Published: July 2019
Inexpensive Stand Mixers
We tested six models priced under $200 against our previous winner. Could any st…