Tools & Gadgets

161 Kitchen-Tested Products

Portable Smoke Infusers
Published: August 2019
Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable smoke infusers promise smoky goodness fast. Are any worth buying?
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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Hawthorne Strainers
Published: June 2019
Hawthorne Strainers
A strainer is an essential part of your cocktail kit. Which model is the finest?
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Ninja Foodi
Published: June 2019
Ninja Foodi
Is a multicooker–air fryer hybrid that also steams, bakes, and broils a dream ap…
Muddlers
Published: July 2019
Muddlers
Want to make the best mojito? You need a good muddler.
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Honing Rods
Published: July 2019
Honing Rods
It's supposed to keep your knife sharp, but does it work?
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Handheld Vacuum Sealers
Published: July 2019
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
The models we tested all worked, but only one was both comfortable to use and ke…
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Jiggers
Published: May 2019
Jiggers
To find the best tool for measuring spirits for cocktails, we had to rejigger ou…
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Electric Egg Cookers
Published: April 2019
Electric Egg Cookers
Electric egg cookers offer speed and convenience, but are any worth buying? 
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
Published: April 2019
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
This smart kitchen scale promises to help you mix drinks like a pro. Does it del…
ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
Published: April 2019
ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Manual Food Processors
Published: April 2019
Manual Food Processors
Is a manual food processor a good alternative to an electric one? 
Sous Vide Lids
Published: April 2019
Sous Vide Lids
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
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Bottle Brushes
Published: January 2019
Bottle Brushes
Scrub your bottles and carafes—and even your salad spinner—to a whole new level …
Baby Food Makers
Published: January 2019
Baby Food Makers
Do these specialty appliances make cooking purees from scratch any easier than a…
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Published: August 2018
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
Pastry Brushes
Published: May 2018
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
Under-Appliance Dusters
Published: April 2018
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
Ginger Graters
Published: January 2018
Ginger Graters
Which grater is greatest? We find one that's fast, efficient, and easy to clean.
Wine Coolers
Published: May 2017
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
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: April 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
Manual Pasta Machines
Published: January 2017
Manual Pasta Machines
What separates a great pasta machine from one that’s just good?
Cocktail Shakers
Published: November 2016
Cocktail Shakers
We tested three Boston shakers and eight cobbler shakers with capacities ranging…
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Fat Separators
Published: September 2016
Fat Separators
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…
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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Smart Scales
Published: July 2016
Smart Scales
How do high-tech "smart" scales stack up against our favorite digital scale?
Spider Skimmers
Published: May 2016
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
Canning Jar Lifters
Published: April 2016
Canning Jar Lifters
Canning jar lifters are essential for home canning. To find the very best one, w…
Avocado Gadgets
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
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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Manual Spice Grinders
Published: January 2016
Manual Spice Grinders
We tested six spice grinders by grinding measured amounts of cumin seeds at the …
Manual Citrus Juicers
Published: November 2015
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
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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Pie Carriers
Published: September 2015
Pie Carriers
Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrie…
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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