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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
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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Honing Rods
Honing Rods
It's supposed to keep your knife sharp, but does it work?
Published: July 2019
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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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Tube Pans
Tube Pans
A tube pan may not seem like essential baking equipment—until you try making ang…
Published: January 2019
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Burr Grinders
Burr Grinders
Coffee aficionados have long debated the best brewing method, but is the secret …
Published: September 2018
Indoor Gardens
Indoor Gardens
Countertop garden systems promise to make it easy to grow fresh herbs. Do they d…
Published: January 2019
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Bento-Style Lunchboxes
Bento-Style Lunchboxes
These Japanese-inspired containers make it easy to pack a variety of foods into …
Published: January 2019
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Air Fryers
Air Fryers
We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chi…
Published: February 2018
Glass Food Storage Containers
Glass Food Storage Containers
Sturdy, stain-proof, and microwavable, glass can be a good choice for food stora…
Published: May 2018
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Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
Published: October 2017
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Large Saucepans
Large Saucepans
Most of us use a large saucepan daily, so it’s important to own one that perform…
Published: July 2017
Stovetop Kettles
Stovetop Kettles
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and kettle bubble.
Published: July 2017
Syrup/Honey Dispensers
Syrup/Honey Dispensers
What’s the best tool to control a sticky situation?
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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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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Food Dehydrators
Food Dehydrators
To find the best dehydrator, we purchased five models and set them to work creat…
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: July 2016
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Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competitio…
Published: July 2018
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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of about $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a B…
Published: January 2016
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High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
We tested two high-end food processors to see whether they offered any extra fea…
Published: January 2016
Oven Thermometers
Oven Thermometers
An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside you…
Published: November 2015
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12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
Published: July 2015
Rice Cookers
Rice Cookers
A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof…
Published: May 2015
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Bread Machines
Bread Machines
We tested five bread machines to see if the newer, less-expensive models now on …
Published: March 2015
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
Published: November 2014
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Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstic…
Published: July 2013
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
The Instant Pot is incredibly popular. But is it really the best multicooker on …
Published: November 2017
Sauté Pans
Sauté Pans
These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay f…
Published: March 2012
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