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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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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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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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12-Inch Nonstick Skillets
Published: October 2016
12-Inch Nonstick Skillets
We demanded our contenders clear a slew of sticky hurdles.
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Splatter Screens
Published: August 2015
Splatter Screens
Splatter screens promise to help contain grease during stovetop cooking. We put …
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Roasting Pans with Racks
Published: December 2013
Roasting Pans with Racks
We went looking for a model that we’d want to use all the time, not just twice a…
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Small Slow Cookers
Published: August 2013
Small Slow Cookers
We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee pe…
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Grill Pans
Published: October 2012
Grill Pans
A stovetop grill pan can pinch-hit when outdoor grilling is out of the question.…
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Stovetop Griddles
Published: June 2008
Stovetop Griddles
Which models can take the heat?
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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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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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Sauté Pans
Published: March 2012
Sauté Pans
These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay f…
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Published: May 2006
Tagines
Do you need a tagine to make a tagine?
Published: March 2006
Specialty Dutch Oven—Le Creuset Doufeu
Can a few cups of ice take the guesswork out of braising?
Small Nonstick Saucepans
Published: March 2006
Small Nonstick Saucepans
You can spend $100 on a 2-quart nonstick saucepan—but should you?
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Published: September 2002
Zabaglione Pot
A specialty pot that really works—but it's costly.
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10-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillet
Published: June 2019
10-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillet
Does the smaller version of our winning 12-inch skillet perform just as well?
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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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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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Medium Dutch Ovens
Published: May 2019
Medium Dutch Ovens
Need a lighter pot that can still hold full-size recipes? A medium-size Dutch ov…
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Small Dutch Ovens
Published: May 2019
Small Dutch Ovens
Do you need a small Dutch oven, and for what?
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13 by 9-inch Broiler-Safe Baking Dishes
Published: May 2019
13 by 9-inch Broiler-Safe Baking Dishes
We love our winning rectangular glass and metal baking dishes, but they’re not b…
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Small Wire Rack
Published: February 2019
Small Wire Rack
It’s sturdy, tiny, and the perfect match for our favorite small rimmed baking sh…
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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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8-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: January 2019
8-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Do you need these petite versions of our winning cast-iron skillets?
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10-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: December 2018
10-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Do you need one of these smaller skillets?
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10-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillet
Published: November 2018
10-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillet
Durable and virtually nonstick, a medium-size carbon-steel pan is a great option…
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8-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillet
Published: November 2018
8-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillet
Carbon-steel pans are slick like nonstick and durable like cast iron, but does a…
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Paella Pans
Published: July 2016
Paella Pans
Are all paella pans created equally?
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Canning Pots
Published: April 2016
Canning Pots
What’s the Best Big Pot for Canning?
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Lids for 12-inch Skillets
Published: March 2016
Lids for 12-inch Skillets
Lodge, now makes two dedicated lids, sold separately, that fit its 12-inch tradi…
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Sauciers
Published: March 2016
Sauciers
An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring…
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12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
Published: September 2015
12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
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12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: May 2015
12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep make…
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Microwave Pasta Cookers
Published: July 2014
Microwave Pasta Cookers
Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?
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