Tools & Gadgets

130 Kitchen-Tested Products

Metal Spatulas
Published: November 2018
Metal Spatulas
This essential tool can be a cook's best friend—but only if you choose the right…
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Salad Spinners
Published: November 2018
Salad Spinners
Which salad spinner model can wash and dry your greens without wearing you out?
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Published: November 2018
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
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Pastry Brushes
Published: July 2018
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
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Under-Appliance Dusters
Published: May 2018
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
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Ginger Graters
Published: March 2018
Ginger Graters
Which grater is greatest? We find one that's fast, efficient, and easy to clean.
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Tea Infusers
Published: November 2017
Tea Infusers
A good-quality infuser can mean the difference between a full-bodied brew and a …
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Wine Coolers
Published: July 2017
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
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Fire Extinguishers
Published: May 2017
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
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Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
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Manual Pasta Machines
Published: March 2017
Manual Pasta Machines
What separates a great pasta machine from one that’s just good?
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Fine-Mesh Strainers
Published: March 2017
Fine-Mesh Strainers
These handy tools are useless unless they live up to their names.
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Fat Separators
Published: November 2016
Fat Separators
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…
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Cocktail Shakers
Published: November 2016
Cocktail Shakers
We tested three Boston shakers and eight cobbler shakers with capacities ranging…
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Smart Scales
Published: July 2016
Smart Scales
How do high-tech "smart" scales stack up against our favorite digital scale?
Digital Kitchen Scales
Published: July 2016
Digital Kitchen Scales
No matter what you’re cooking or baking, weighing the ingredients helps guarante…
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Spider Skimmers
Published: July 2016
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
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Chain Mail Scrubbers
Published: July 2016
Chain Mail Scrubbers
Can these little gadgets clean cast iron better than oil and salt?
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Canning Jar Lifters
Published: July 2016
Canning Jar Lifters
Canning jar lifters are essential for home canning. To find the very best one, w…
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Avocado Gadgets
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
Spiralizers
Published: May 2016
Spiralizers
Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long no…
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Manual Spice Grinders
Published: March 2016
Manual Spice Grinders
We tested six spice grinders by grinding measured amounts of cumin seeds at the …
Salad Dressing Shakers
Published: March 2016
Salad Dressing Shakers
We tested seven salad dressing shakers to see if we could find one worth buying.
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Wearable Timers
Published: January 2016
Wearable Timers
An extra minute of cooking time can spell disaster for a dish. Timers that hang …
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Manual Citrus Juicers
Published: January 2016
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
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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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Champagne Savers
Published: November 2015
Champagne Savers
Champagne savers promise to keep champagne and sparkling wine fresh for anywhere…
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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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Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
Published: November 2015
Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
A spatula-spoon (or “spoonula”) promises to serve both functions in one handy it…
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Jar Openers
Published: July 2015
Jar Openers
We tested seven jar openers and tested them on jars of all shapes, sizes, and ma…
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Insulated Shopping Totes
Published: July 2015
Insulated Shopping Totes
We tested six insulated shopping totes in order to find an easy-to-carry tote th…
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Cold Brew Coffee Makers
Published: July 2015
Cold Brew Coffee Makers
We tested 7 cold brewing products, as well as our DIY method, using our favorite…
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Grillbot
Published: July 2015
Grillbot
Could a robotic grill cleaner be the answer to your grill-cleaning woes?
Knife Sharpeners
Published: July 2015
Knife Sharpeners
What if you could buy a sharpener that not only repaired the new breed of ultrat…
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Mason Jar Adapters
Published: May 2015
Mason Jar Adapters
Mason jars make great food-storage containers, but the traditional lid offers li…
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Ice Cream Scoops
Published: May 2015
Ice Cream Scoops
We tested seven classic and innovative ice cream scoop designs, as well as a por…
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