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Induction Burners
Published: August 2019
Induction Burners
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
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Cut-Resistant Gloves
Published: August 2019
Cut-Resistant Gloves
Cut-resistant gloves promise to protect your hands against injuries. Do they act…
Portable Smoke Infusers
Published: August 2019
Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable smoke infusers promise smoky goodness fast. Are any worth buying?
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Toaster Ovens
Published: August 2019
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
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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Cookware Sets
Published: June 2019
Cookware Sets
Our advice has always been to skip sets and just buy the pans you need. But new …
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Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Published: June 2019
Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Nonstick-safe spatulas are gentler on your cookware than metal versions. But are…
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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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Small Rimmed Baking Sheet (Quarter-Sheet Pan)
Published: January 2019
Small Rimmed Baking Sheet (Quarter-Sheet Pan)
A petite version of this kitchen essential is the perfect size for smaller tasks…
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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…
Kitchen Sponges
Published: May 2019
Kitchen Sponges
Doing dishes is a dirty job. Is there a kitchen sponge that makes it easier? 
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Stockpots
Published: May 2019
Stockpots
To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every pot, ending up with gallon…
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The June Intelligent Oven
Published: September 2018
The June Intelligent Oven
A countertop oven with artificial intelligence that “recognizes” and automatical…
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Oven Mitts for Kids
Published: September 2018
Oven Mitts for Kids
Cooking is all fun and games—until someone gets burnt.
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Air Fryers
Published: February 2018
Air Fryers
We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chi…
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Published: September 2017
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
Large Saucepans
Published: September 2017
Large Saucepans
Most of us use a large saucepan daily, so it’s important to own one that perform…
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Stovetop Kettles
Published: September 2017
Stovetop Kettles
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and kettle bubble.
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Espresso Machines
Published: April 2017
Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…
Mini Slow Cookers
Published: May 2017
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
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Slow Cookers
Published: January 2017
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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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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Baking Stones & Baking Steels
Published: November 2016
Baking Stones & Baking Steels
We tested five models of baking stones (also called pizza stones) and baking ste…
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Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
Published: July 2018
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competitio…
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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
Published: January 2016
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of about $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a B…
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Mini Loaf Pans
Published: January 2016
Mini Loaf Pans
Mini loaf pans make it a snap to churn out petite breads and cakes for homemade …
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High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
Published: January 2016
High-End Professional-Style Food Processors
We tested two high-end food processors to see whether they offered any extra fea…
Oven Thermometers
Published: September 2015
Oven Thermometers
An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside you…
12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
Published: July 2015
12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
Carbon-Steel Knives
Published: September 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Published: July 2013
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstic…
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: July 2013
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-…
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
Published: November 2017
Multicookers (Electric Pressure Cookers)
The Instant Pot is incredibly popular. But is it really the best multicooker on …
Sauté Pans
Published: January 2012
Sauté Pans
These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay f…
Knife Block Sets
Published: November 2011
Knife Block Sets
Nine pieces of matching cutlery, plus a block for easy storage? It could be a ba…
Large Coolers
Published: August 2018
Large Coolers
Premium coolers have become aspirational accessories, but do you really need to …
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