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The best kitchen gear from Cook's Country

Stovetop Griddles
Published: July 2019
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
Published: July 2019
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
The models we tested all worked, but only one was both comfortable to use and ke…
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Instant Pot Ace Blender
Published: February 2019
Instant Pot Ace Blender
Is cooking in your blender finally a reality?
Small Stand Mixers
Published: May 2019
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
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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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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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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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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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Mini Slow Cookers
Published: May 2017
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
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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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Electric Citrus Juicers
Published: February 2015
Electric Citrus Juicers
We tested seven inexpensive citrus juicers to see how they compare to our favori…
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Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
Published: March 2013
Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
The success of our favorite—but very pricey—Dutch automatic drip model spurred t…
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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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Long-Slot Toasters
Published: February 2019
Long-Slot Toasters
With plenty of room for big bagels and oversize artisan breads, long-slot toaste…
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Slow Cookers
Published: January 2017
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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Immersion Blenders
Published: February 2017
Immersion Blenders
Manufacturers brag about speeds and power, but what really makes a good blender?…
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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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Vacuum Sealers
Published: August 2014
Vacuum Sealers
With the next generation of home vacuum sealers out, could we find one that keep…
Quesadilla Maker
Published: March 2005
Quesadilla Maker
Do you really need this?
Electric Spice Grinders
Published: May 2004
Electric Spice Grinders
Is it worth the trouble? Yes. And it’s no trouble at all if you choose the right…
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Induction Burners
Published: August 2019
Induction Burners
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
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Toaster Ovens
Published: August 2019
Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Inexpensive Stand Mixers
Published: July 2019
Inexpensive Stand Mixers
We tested six models priced under $200 against our previous winner. Could any st…
Portable Blenders
Published: June 2019
Portable Blenders
Made-to-order margaritas at the beach? A smoothie for one after the gym? We’re a…
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Extra-Large Air Fryers
Published: January 2019
Extra-Large Air Fryers
Regular-sized air fryers are great for quick meals portioned for one or two; can…
Indoor Gardens
Published: January 2019
Indoor Gardens
Countertop garden systems promise to make it easy to grow fresh herbs. Do they d…
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Burr Grinders
Published: January 2019
Burr Grinders
Coffee aficionados have long debated the best brewing method, but is the secret …
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The June Intelligent Oven
Published: September 2018
The June Intelligent Oven
A countertop oven with artificial intelligence that “recognizes” and automatical…
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Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
Published: September 2018
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
This intelligent cooking set includes an induction burner that wirelessly commun…
Indoor Pizza Ovens
Published: September 2018
Indoor Pizza Ovens
Is a specialty appliance the secret to making great pizza at home?
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Published: July 2018
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Cold-brewed coffee in 25 minutes instead of the standard 12 to 24 hours: the rea…
Behmor Connected 8-Cup Brew System
Published: May 2018
Behmor Connected 8-Cup Brew System
Does it matter if your coffee maker is smart?
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Air Fryers
Published: March 2018
Air Fryers
We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chi…
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High-End Blenders
Published: January 2018
High-End Blenders
We investigate the new crop of pricey blenders to see what you get—and whether i…
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Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Published: October 2017
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
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Midpriced Blenders
Published: July 2017
Midpriced Blenders
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
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