Tools & Gadgets

130 Kitchen-Tested Products

Salad Spinners
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
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
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Metal Spatulas
Metal Spatulas
This essential tool can be a cook's best friend—but only if you choose the right…
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Pastry Brushes
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
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Under-Appliance Dusters
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
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Ginger Graters
Ginger Graters
Which grater is greatest? We find one that's fast, efficient, and easy to clean.
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Tea Infusers
Tea Infusers
A good-quality infuser can mean the difference between a full-bodied brew and a …
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Wine Coolers
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
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Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
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Lid Holders
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
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Manual Pasta Machines
Manual Pasta Machines
What separates a great pasta machine from one that’s just good?
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Fine-Mesh Strainers
Fine-Mesh Strainers
These handy tools are useless unless they live up to their names.
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Fat Separators
Fat Separators
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…
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Cocktail Shakers
Cocktail Shakers
We tested three Boston shakers and eight cobbler shakers with capacities ranging…
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Smart Scales
Smart Scales
How do high-tech "smart" scales stack up against our favorite digital scale?
Digital Kitchen Scales
Digital Kitchen Scales
No matter what you’re cooking or baking, weighing the ingredients helps guarante…
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Spider Skimmers
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
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Chain Mail Scrubbers
Chain Mail Scrubbers
Can these little gadgets clean cast iron better than oil and salt?
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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…
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Avocado Gadgets
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
Spiralizers
Spiralizers
Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long no…
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Manual Spice Grinders
Manual Spice Grinders
We tested six spice grinders by grinding measured amounts of cumin seeds at the …
Salad Dressing Shakers
Salad Dressing Shakers
We tested seven salad dressing shakers to see if we could find one worth buying.
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Wearable Timers
Wearable Timers
An extra minute of cooking time can spell disaster for a dish. Timers that hang …
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Manual Citrus Juicers
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
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Pie Carriers
Pie Carriers
Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrie…
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Champagne Savers
Champagne Savers
Champagne savers promise to keep champagne and sparkling wine fresh for anywhere…
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Oven Thermometers
Oven Thermometers
An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside you…
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Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
A spatula-spoon (or “spoonula”) promises to serve both functions in one handy it…
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Jar Openers
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
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
Cold Brew Coffee Makers
We tested 7 cold brewing products, as well as our DIY method, using our favorite…
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Grillbot
Grillbot
Could a robotic grill cleaner be the answer to your grill-cleaning woes?
Knife Sharpeners
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
Mason Jar Adapters
Mason jars make great food-storage containers, but the traditional lid offers li…
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Ice Cream Scoops
Ice Cream Scoops
We tested seven classic and innovative ice cream scoop designs, as well as a por…
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