Tools & Gadgets

163 Kitchen-Tested Products

The Best Plastic Food Storage Containers for Every Need
The Best Plastic Food Storage Containers for Every Need
We bought several sizes of our favorite plastic container to see which are most …
Published: July 2019
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The Best Glass Storage Containers for Every Need
The Best Glass Storage Containers for Every Need
We found the right sizes for everything from a serving of salad dressing to a bi…
Published: July 2019
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Portable Blenders
Portable Blenders
Made-to-order margaritas at the beach? A smoothie for one after the gym? We’re a…
Published: June 2019
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Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable smoke infusers promise smoky goodness fast. Are any worth buying?
Published: August 2019
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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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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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Ninja Foodi
Ninja Foodi
Is a multicooker–air fryer hybrid that also steams, bakes, and broils a dream ap…
Published: June 2019
Muddlers
Muddlers
Want to make the best mojito? You need a good muddler.
Published: April 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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Handheld Vacuum Sealers
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
The models we tested all worked, but only one was both comfortable to use and ke…
Published: July 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
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Electric Egg Cookers
Electric Egg Cookers
Electric egg cookers offer speed and convenience, but are any worth buying?
Published: March 2019
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
This smart kitchen scale promises to help you mix drinks like a pro. Does it del…
Published: March 2019
ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Published: March 2019
Manual Food Processors
Manual Food Processors
Is a manual food processor a good alternative to an electric one?
Published: March 2019
Sous Vide Lids
Sous Vide Lids
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Published: March 2019
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Bottle Brushes
Bottle Brushes
Scrub your bottles and carafes—and even your salad spinner—to a whole new level …
Published: January 2019
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Baby Food Makers
Baby Food Makers
Do these specialty appliances make cooking purees from scratch any easier than a…
Published: January 2019
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
Published: August 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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Under-Appliance Dusters
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
Published: May 2018
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Ginger Graters
Ginger Graters
Which grater is greatest? We find one that's fast, efficient, and easy to clean.
Published: January 2018
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Wine Coolers
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
Published: May 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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Lid Holders
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
Published: April 2017
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Manual Pasta Machines
Manual Pasta Machines
What separates a great pasta machine from one that’s just good?
Published: March 2017
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Cocktail Shakers
Cocktail Shakers
We tested three Boston shakers and eight cobbler shakers with capacities ranging…
Published: September 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
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Chain Mail Scrubbers
Chain Mail Scrubbers
Can these little gadgets clean cast iron better than oil and salt?
Published: July 2016
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Spider Skimmers
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
Published: May 2016
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Canning Jar Lifters
Canning Jar Lifters
Canning jar lifters are essential for home canning. To find the very best one, w…
Published: April 2016
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Smart Scales
Smart Scales
How do high-tech "smart" scales stack up against our favorite digital scale?
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
Published: March 2016
Manual Spice Grinders
Manual Spice Grinders
We tested six spice grinders by grinding measured amounts of cumin seeds at the …
Published: January 2016
Salad Dressing Shakers
Salad Dressing Shakers
We tested seven salad dressing shakers to see if we could find one worth buying.
Published: January 2016
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Manual Citrus Juicers
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
Published: November 2015
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