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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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Finex Cast Iron Skillet
Published: July 2019
Finex Cast Iron Skillet
The handsome Finex skillet promises versatility, good release, and a stay-cool h…
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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Stovetop Griddles
Published: July 2019
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Small Stand Mixers
Published: May 2019
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
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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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Jiggers
Published: May 2019
Jiggers
To find the best tool for measuring spirits for cocktails, we had to rejigger ou…
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Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
Published: April 2019
Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
A good wood or bamboo cutting board can serve you well for years to come. Which …
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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? 
Potholders
Published: April 2019
Potholders
Don't get burned by bad potholders. We tested nine sets to find two models that …
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12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Published: January 2019
12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Our longtime favorite 12-inch pan by All-Clad faces new competition. Is it still…
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Tube Pans
Published: January 2019
Tube Pans
A tube pan may not seem like essential baking equipment—until you try making ang…
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Burr Grinders
Published: January 2019
Burr Grinders
Coffee aficionados have long debated the best brewing method, but is the secret …
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Indoor Gardens
Published: January 2019
Indoor Gardens
Countertop garden systems promise to make it easy to grow fresh herbs. Do they d…
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Bento-Style Lunchboxes
Published: January 2019
Bento-Style Lunchboxes
These Japanese-inspired containers make it easy to pack a variety of foods into …
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Glass Water Bottles
Published: November 2018
Glass Water Bottles
Glass water bottles have a fervent following, so we put them to the test. Were a…
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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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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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Flexible Boning Knives
Published: September 2018
Flexible Boning Knives
A good boning knife can save you money at the meat counter. Which is best?
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Large Dutch Ovens
Published: September 2018
Large Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
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9-Inch Tongs
Published: July 2018
9-Inch Tongs
We typically reach for 12-inch tongs to protect our hands from heat and messes, …
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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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Collapsible Steamer Baskets
Published: July 2018
Collapsible Steamer Baskets
A bad steamer basket can be a hot mess. Could we find a good one?
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Pastry Brushes
Published: July 2018
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
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Glass Food Storage Containers
Published: May 2018
Glass Food Storage Containers
Sturdy, stain-proof, and microwavable, glass can be a good choice for food stora…
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Kitchen Shears
Published: May 2018
Kitchen Shears
A pair of scissors can be a sheer pleasure to use in the kitchen—if you get the …
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Plastic Food Storage Containers
Published: May 2018
Plastic Food Storage Containers
Could we find a well-made, easy-to-use container that wouldn't warp, stain, leak…
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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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Air Fryers
Published: March 2018
Air Fryers
We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chi…
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Parchment Paper
Published: March 2018
Parchment Paper
Parchment paper is simple. Why are so many products hard to use?
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Silicone Baking Mats
Published: March 2018
Silicone Baking Mats
For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…
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Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Published: October 2017
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
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