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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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Ramekins
Published: December 2017
Ramekins
Ramekins have had the same classic shape for centuries. But is traditional best?
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Pie Plates
Published: October 2017
Pie Plates
Ingredients are important, but the real secret to a perfect pie may be the dish …
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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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Cream Whippers
Published: December 2016
Cream Whippers
A perfect swirl of whipped cream can be the crowning gem atop your dessert—if yo…
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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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Potato Mashers
Published: October 2016
Potato Mashers
What makes a great potato masher?
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Kitchen Timers
Published: June 2016
Kitchen Timers
Timing is everything—don’t use just anything.
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Biscuit Cutters
Published: April 2016
Biscuit Cutters
Do biscuit cutters really matter?
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Springform Pans
Published: February 2016
Springform Pans
Have you ever ruined a cheesecake? We’ve been there, too. But never again: We t…
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Cake Stands
Published: December 2015
Cake Stands
What makes a great cake stand?
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Small Food Processors
Published: December 2015
Small Food Processors
We love our winning food processor, but it’s big and costs nearly $200. Could we…
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Roasting Racks
Published: October 2015
Roasting Racks
What’s the best roasting rack?
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Slicing/Carving Knives
Published: October 2015
Slicing/Carving Knives
Want perfect slices at your holiday table? Lose the chef’s knife.
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Nonstick Cooking Sprays
Published: February 2015
Nonstick Cooking Sprays
New sprays promise performance without the chemicals—can any take the heat?
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Handheld Electric Mixers
Published: December 2014
Handheld Electric Mixers
We whipped ourselves into a frenzy looking for the best mixer.
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Clip-On Probe Thermometers for Meat, Deep Frying, and Candy Making
Published: April 2014
Clip-On Probe Thermometers for Meat, Deep Frying, and Candy Making
We made French fries, fried chicken, and caramel sauce, evaluating four thermome…
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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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Round Cake Pans
Published: October 2013
Round Cake Pans
Does the color of the pan you use affect the color of your cake? Yes, and it aff…
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Twines & Ties
Published: April 2013
Twines & Ties
We tested cotton and linen kitchen twine as well as two brands of silicone food …
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Cookie Sheets
Published: February 2013
Cookie Sheets
Think your choice in cookie sheets doesn’t matter? Think again. Most of the ones…
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All-Purpose Whisks
Published: June 2012
All-Purpose Whisks
Do you need a bunch of different shapes and styles crowding your kitchen, or can…
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Cookie Jars
Published: February 2012
Cookie Jars
We wanted our jar to keep cookies fresh, intact, and easy to grab.
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Oven Mitts
Published: December 2011
Oven Mitts
Obviously, they should prevent burns, but the best mitts should also be comforta…
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Manual Nut Choppers
Published: August 2011
Manual Nut Choppers
Could a simple manual nut chopper work faster and better than a chef's knife or …
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Cake Lifters
Published: June 2011
Cake Lifters
Handling cakes can be tricky. Can one of these cake lifters make it easier?
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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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Stand Mixers (Inexpensive)
Published: December 2007
Stand Mixers (Inexpensive)
Can you buy a solid mixer for under $250?
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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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Pie Crust Bags
Published: September 2005
Pie Crust Bags
We brought in professionals and novices to see if this plastic pouch made quick …
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Cookbook Holders
Published: June 2005
Cookbook Holders
It surprised us how many cookbook holders couldn't hold our cookbooks, much less…
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Square Cake Pans
Published: May 2007
Square Cake Pans
A square cake pan is a kitchen essential, but should you buy a glass, nonstick, …
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Published: November 2004
Disposable Baking Pans
We tested two plastic brands and one aluminum brand and found one to be a decent…
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Cookie Presses
Published: November 2017
Cookie Presses
Could we find a cookie press that consistently produced beautiful cookies?
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Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Published: November 2017
Small Roasting Pans with Racks
Our full-size roasting pan is perfect for big holiday meals. Could we find a sca…
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Meat Cleavers
Published: November 2017
Meat Cleavers
Traditional meat cleavers are built like medieval weapons. Could we find one fit…
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