120 Kitchen-Tested Products

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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Cookware Sets
Cookware Sets
Our advice has always been to skip sets and just buy the pans you need. But new …
Published: June 2019
Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Nonstick-safe spatulas are gentler on your cookware than metal versions. But are…
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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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
Muddlers
Muddlers
Want to make the best mojito? You need a good muddler.
Published: July 2019
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Honing Rods
Honing Rods
It's supposed to keep your knife sharp, but does it work?
Published: July 2019
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Stovetop Griddles
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Published: April 2019
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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Stockpots
Stockpots
To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every pot, ending up with gallon…
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: April 2019
9-Inch Tongs
9-Inch Tongs
We typically reach for 12-inch tongs to protect our hands from heat and messes, …
Published: May 2018
Pastry Brushes
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
Published: July 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: March 2018
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
Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine can be intimidating. Your corkscrew shouldn’t make it more so.
Published: October 2017
Santoku Knives
Santoku Knives
With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is gi…
Published: June 2017
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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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: September 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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Slow Cookers
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
Published: January 2017
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Portion Scoops
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: 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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Baking Stones & Baking Steels
Baking Stones & Baking Steels
We tested five models of baking stones (also called pizza stones) and baking ste…
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: September 2016
Food Mills
Food Mills
We wanted to know which food mill was the most stable, efficient, and easy to us…
Published: July 2016