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Liquid Measuring Cups
Published: June 2019
Liquid Measuring Cups
Many versions of this simple tool are surprisingly flawed: drippy, hard to read,…
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8-Inch Square Baking Pans
Published: June 2019
8-Inch Square Baking Pans
Four key traits set our winning pan apart from all the others.
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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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Small Stand Mixers
Published: May 2019
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
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Grill Brushes
Published: May 2019
Grill Brushes
Every brush did a decent job of cleaning, but only one made it feel easy.
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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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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? 
Electric Egg Cookers
Published: April 2019
Electric Egg Cookers
Electric egg cookers offer speed and convenience, but are any worth buying? 
Sous Vide Lids
Published: April 2019
Sous Vide Lids
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
Published: April 2019
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
This smart kitchen scale promises to help you mix drinks like a pro. Does it del…
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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Blade-Style Coffee Grinders
Published: February 2019
Blade-Style Coffee Grinders
Mornings can be difficult; grinding coffee should be easy, fast, and fuss-free. …
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Electric Griddles
Published: February 2019
Electric Griddles
When cooking for a crowd, a good electric griddle can be a timesaver.
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Inexpensive 12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Published: January 2019
Inexpensive 12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Perfect searing, flavorful sauces, and stove-to-oven versatility make stainless-…
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Measuring Spoons
Published: December 2018
Measuring Spoons
Small design elements make a big difference.
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Loaf Pans
Published: December 2018
Loaf Pans
Making bakery-quality sandwich breads and pound cakes at home isn't hard. You ju…
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8-Inch Nonstick Skillets
Published: October 2018
8-Inch Nonstick Skillets
We spent 66 hours at the stove and cooked 700 eggs to find the best small nonsti…
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Pie Servers
Published: October 2018
Pie Servers
Don't destroy your pretty pie with a subpar serving tool.
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Large Coolers
Published: August 2018
Large Coolers
Premium coolers have become aspirational accessories, but do you really need to …
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Herb Keepers
Published: August 2018
Herb Keepers
Fresh herbs are essential for many recipes, but we rarely use an entire bunch at…
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Plastic Wrap
Published: June 2018
Plastic Wrap
Using plastic wrap can be an exercise in frustration. Could we find a stress-fre…
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Cherry Pitters
Published: April 2018
Cherry Pitters
De-stoning cherries is the pits—unless you have the right tool.
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 …
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Kitchen Tongs
Published: February 2018
Kitchen Tongs
Which pair offers the best precision and comfort?
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Garlic Presses
Published: February 2018
Garlic Presses
Sure, you can mince garlic with a knife, but a good garlic press makes the job f…
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Ramekins
Published: December 2017
Ramekins
Ramekins have had the same classic shape for centuries. But is traditional best?
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Inexpensive Blenders
Published: December 2017
Inexpensive Blenders
Our winning midrange and high-end blenders are excellent—but pricey. Could we fi…
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Electric Knives
Published: October 2017
Electric Knives
Motorized cutlery may seem like a 1960s artifact, but we found one newer model t…
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Paper Towels
Published: May 2017
Paper Towels
It took 96 rolls—88,608 sheets—to find one phenomenal paper towel.
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Rasp-Style Graters
Published: May 2017
Rasp-Style Graters
We love the Microplane Classic, but it’s not the only rasp around anymore. Can a…
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Ice Packs
Published: May 2017
Ice Packs
Ice is cheap and effective, but it can leave a sloshy mess in your cooler. Is th…
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Paring Knives
Published: June 2017
Paring Knives
For precision cuts, call on the (cheap) little guy.
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Oil Misters
Published: April 2017
Oil Misters
Using vegetable oil spray is easy but has its downsides. Could we find a good re…
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Muffin Tins
Published: April 2017
Muffin Tins
Are gold-colored pans the new gold standard?
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Fondue Pots
Published: February 2017
Fondue Pots
Retro? Maybe. But nothing beats a good old-fashioned fondue pot when it comes to…
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