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The Best Kitchen Equipment

Step 1 to pulling off a successful holiday meal? Arming yourself with the right tools. Shop smart with our equipment reviews.

Browse Top The Best Kitchen Equipment

Carving Boards

Clever features on new carving boards promise easier carving and serving. But do…

Roasting Pans with Racks

We went looking for a model that we’d want to use all the time, not just twice a…

Small Roasting Pans with Racks

Our full-size roasting pan is perfect for big holiday meals. Could we find a sca…

Fat Separators

We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…

Rimmed Baking Sheets

A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if…

Small Rimmed Baking Sheet (Quarter-Sheet Pan)

These petite versions of a kitchen essential are the perfect sizes for smaller t…

Digital Instant-Read Thermometers

We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competitio…

Remote-Probe Thermometers

Babysitting food can be a real slog; remote-probe thermometers untether you from…

Oven Thermometers

An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside you…

Electric Knives

Motorized cutlery may seem like a 1960s artifact, but we found one newer model t…

Slicing/Carving Knives

Want perfect slices at your holiday table? Lose the chef’s knife.

Chef's Knives

One chef’s knife has been a champ in our kitchen for nearly two decades. Can any…

Paring Knives

For precision cuts, call on the (cheap) little guy.

Meat Cleavers

Traditional meat cleavers are built like medieval weapons. Could we find one fit…

Pie Plates

Ingredients are important, but the real secret to a perfect pie may be the dish …

Pie Servers

Don't destroy your pretty pie with a subpar serving tool.

Pie Weights

For a perfectly baked pie crust, use the best pie weights.

Pie Carriers

Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrie…

Potato Mashers

What makes a great potato masher?

Potato Ricers

A ricer is a must-have tool for perfectly smooth and fluffy mashed potatoes.

Food Mills

We wanted to know which food mill was the most stable, efficient, and easy to us…

Kitchen Tongs

Which pair offers the best precision and comfort?

Large Saucepans

Most of us use a large saucepan daily, so it’s important to own one that perform…

Silicone Baking Mats

For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…

Pot Holders

Don't get burned by bad pot holders. We tested nine sets to find two models that…

Large Dutch Ovens

Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?

Medium Dutch Ovens

Need a lighter pot that can still hold full-size recipes? A medium-size Dutch ov…

Small Dutch Ovens

Do you need a small Dutch oven, and for what?

Stockpots

Which stockpot is best? To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every po…

Plastic Food Storage Containers

Could we find a well-made, easy-to-use container that wouldn't warp, stain, leak…

Glass Food Storage Containers

Sturdy, stain-proof, and microwavable, glass can be a good choice for food stora…

Reusable Storage Bags

What’s the scoop on reusable storage bags?

Pastry Brushes

Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.

Silicone Brushes

Silicone brushes can baste, glaze, and then clean up in the dishwasher. Which is…

Immersion Blenders

Manufacturers brag about speeds and power, but what really makes a good blender?…

8-Inch Square Baking Pans

Four key traits set our winning pan apart from all the others.

Tart Pans

For making crisp-looking tarts, pans with a sharper, fluted design have the edge…

Food Processors

Our longtime favorite is powerful and easy to use, but is it still the best choi…

Multicookers

After cooking more than 68 pounds of meat and 26 pounds of beans over two months…

Slow Cookers

Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough tha…

Fire Extinguishers

When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…

12-Inch Nonstick Skillets

Step 1: Buy the best skillet. Step 2: Treat it right.

10-Inch Nonstick Skillets

We love the 8- and 12-inch OXO nonstick skillets. Is the 10-inch version also wo…

8-Inch Nonstick Skillets

We spent 66 hours at the stove and cooked 700 eggs to find the best small nonsti…

12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets

Our longtime favorite 12-inch pan by All-Clad faces new competition. Is it still…