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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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Inexpensive 12-Inch Skillets
Published: December 2012
Inexpensive 12-Inch Skillets
We wanted a sturdy, well-designed skillet, but we didn’t want to break the bank.
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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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Broiler-Safe 13 by 9-Inch Baking Dishes
Published: October 2010
Broiler-Safe 13 by 9-Inch Baking Dishes
Since our favorite 13 by 9-inch Pyrex dish can’t go under the broiler, we looked…
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Stovetop Griddles
Published: June 2008
Stovetop Griddles
Which models can take the heat?
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Stockpots
Published: February 2007
Stockpots
Do you have to spend big money for a big pot?
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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 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…
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…
Dutch Ovens
Published: September 2018
Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
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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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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 Cast-Iron Pans
Published: March 2016
Lids for Cast-Iron Pans
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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Carbon-Steel Skillets
Published: September 2015
Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
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Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: May 2015
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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12.5-Inch Pan Lids
Published: March 2014
12.5-Inch Pan Lids
Most universal pan lids are too small to cover 12.5-inch pans. We tested three m…
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Colanders
Published: March 2014
Colanders
A colander is just a bowl with holes, right? Chasing loose pasta around the sink…
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Soufflé Dishes
Published: January 2014
Soufflé Dishes
We put four soufflé dishes to the test. Which would rise to the top?
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Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: July 2013
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-…
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Published: July 2013
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true Dutch o…
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Innovative Saucepans
Published: July 2013
Innovative Saucepans
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepa…
Basting Pots
Published: July 2013
Basting Pots
We put four basting pots (which promise to make basting food on the grill easier…
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Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Published: July 2013
Planchas (Grill Griddles)
Planchas are flat griddles that fit atop gas or charcoal grill grates. Their sur…
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Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Published: July 2013
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstic…
Tortilla Presses
Published: March 2013
Tortilla Presses
Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.
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