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Digital Instant Read Thermometers

Published July 1, 2018.

We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competition. Is it still the best digital thermometer?

5 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Published March 19, 2018.

Here are five innovative ways to put lemons to work in your kitchen, from keeping pesto bright green to substituting wine in soups and sauces. 

3 Tips for Buying Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Published March 19, 2018.

Getting your hands on the freshest extra-virgin olive oil is just as important as buying the freshest fruits and vegetables. Here are three ways you can assess the quality of any olive oil. 

Sichuan Pantry Staples

Published March 6, 2018.

Here are four authentic ingredients that you can buy in Asian markets, online, and even in some American supermarkets. 

Why You Should Invest in Fully Clad Cookware

Published March 6, 2018.

After testing dozens of pots and pans over the years, we've concluded that it's worth paying a premium for tri-ply cookware. 

Three Basic Types of Salt

Published March 6, 2018.

Table, kosher, and sea salt are the three you should keep in your kitchen. They have different qualities and different uses. 

Cast-Iron Skillets: Enameled vs. Traditional

Published March 6, 2018.

Pricey enameled pans offer several advantages over the traditional kind. 

Tips for Zesting Citrus

Published March 6, 2018.

We walk you through choosing the right tool, avoiding the pith, how to ensure maximum citrus flavor, and the most accurate way to measure the zest. 

What Is the Best Silicone Spatula?

Published March 6, 2018.

Our favorite makes it easy to stir and fold; strikes the right balance between rigidity and flexibility; feels comfortable to grip—and only costs about $10.

How to Hack Your Cast-Iron Skillet

Published March 6, 2018.

It's no secret your cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse. But it also has a few tricks up its cast-iron sleeves: Here are three innovative ways to use it.

3 Tips for Keeping Your Sink, Sponge, and Garbage Disposal Clean and Fresh

Published March 5, 2018.

Follow these easy tips to zap bacteria in your sink and on your sponges and keep your garbage disposal smelling fresh. 

How to Buy the Freshest Eggs

Published March 5, 2018.

Perfect poached or fried eggs should start with the freshest eggs possible. Unless you own chickens, you need to know how to spot fresh eggs at the supermarket—and all the information you need is right on the carton. 

Parchment Paper

Published March 1, 2018.

Parchment paper is simple. Why are so many products hard to use?

How to Care for Your Cast Iron Skillet

Published February 23, 2018.

Take good care of your cast iron skillet and it will last you a lifetime. From daily maintenance to stripping and reseasoning a rusted pan, we show you how to care for this practically indestructible cooking tool. 

How to Prep and Cook with Celery Root

Published February 23, 2018.

Celery root, also known as celeriac, is the root bulb of a variety of celery plant. Its celery-like flavor sweetens as you braise, bake, roast, or mash it. Prepping it for cooking is a breeze, if you follow our simple steps. 

Testing High-End Blenders

Published January 1, 2018.

We investigate the new crop of pricey blenders to see what you get—and whether it’s worth it—when the sky’s the limit.

10 Best Holiday Gifts from $6 to $600

Published December 11, 2017.

Find the best holiday gifts for the cooks in your life, no matter your budget. Shop with confidence knowing that these trusted editors' picks are worth the splurge.

Santoku Knives

Published November 1, 2017.

With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is giving Western-style chef’s knives a run for their money. But does it offer something unique?

Chinese Pork Dumplings

Published November 1, 2017.

A plateful of juicy dumplings can lift you from the pits of despair. We wanted a recipe that didn’t put you there in the first place.

Large Saucepans

Published September 1, 2017.

Most of us use a large saucepan daily, so it’s important to own one that performs flawlessly and will last for years. But how much does high quality have to cost?

Midpriced Blenders

Published July 1, 2017.

From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most midpriced blenders are a bust. Luckily, we found one you can count on.

Slow Cookers

Published January 1, 2017.

Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough that you can walk away—be all that different? You’d be surprised.

Rimmed Baking Sheets

Published November 1, 2016.

A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if yours is flimsy or you use it only for baking, you’re not getting your money’s worth.

Sauciers

Published March 1, 2016.

An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring in a saucier, you’ll wonder how you ever did without one.

Food Processors

Published January 1, 2016.

How much do you need to spend to get a machine that makes light work of chopping, slicing, shredding, and mixing?

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