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The best kitchen gear from Cook's Country

Pie Servers
Published: October 2018
Pie Servers
Don't destroy your pretty pie with a subpar serving tool.
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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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Cherry Pitters
Published: April 2018
Cherry Pitters
De-stoning cherries is the pits—unless you have the right tool.
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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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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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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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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Cake Stands
Published: December 2015
Cake Stands
What makes a great cake stand?
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Shrimp Peeling Tools
Published: June 2015
Shrimp Peeling Tools
We tested five new tools that promised to make the chore of shelling shrimp and …
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Pizza Cutters
Published: April 2015
Pizza Cutters
The Kindest Cut: We tested 15 pizza cutters to find the best.
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Innovative Dish Drying Racks
Published: October 2014
Innovative Dish Drying Racks
While dish racks are not the most exciting kitchen purchase, they are an essenti…
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Tortilla Warmers
Published: August 2014
Tortilla Warmers
Could these products keep tortillas warm longer than simply wrapping tortillas i…
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Tomato Corers
Published: June 2014
Tomato Corers
We put five tomato corers to the test, but would any of them work better than a …
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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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Food Storage Gadgets
Published: December 2013
Food Storage Gadgets
From Beer Savers to Avocado Keepers, we put six new food storage gadgets to the …
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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Travel Mugs
Published: October 2011
Travel Mugs
The best traveling companion should open and close easily, seal tightly, and kee…
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Mango Splitter
Published: July 2006
Mango Splitter
Removing the flesh from a mango in tidy pieces can challenge even a seasoned pro…
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Serrated Fruit/Vegetable Peelers
Published: July 2006
Serrated Fruit/Vegetable Peelers
We really liked these peelers for delicate tomatoes and peaches—and found two br…
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Smoker Bags
Published: January 2006
Smoker Bags
Do smoker bags perform, or are they just 'smoke and mirrors'?
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Published: May 2005
Mango Fork
Does this trident-shaped utensil really prevent a sticky mess when peeling mango…
Published: October 2005
Fruit Scoops
Do you really need this?
Apple Processors (Peelers)
Published: September 2005
Apple Processors (Peelers)
An apple processor peels, cores, and slices. But can any model do all three task…
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Instant Marinator
Published: September 2003
Instant Marinator
We put the Vacu Vin Instant Marinator to the test with boneless chicken breasts …
Published: May 2002
The Shrimp Butler
Our test kitchen wanted to see if this assistance was worth its price of $39.99.
Baby Food Pouches
Published: September 2018
Baby Food Pouches
These squeezable, refillable pouches are a convenient option for kids’ food on t…
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Salad Spinners
Published: November 2018
Salad Spinners
Which salad spinner model can wash and dry your greens without wearing you out?
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Published: November 2018
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
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Metal Spatulas
Published: November 2018
Metal Spatulas
This essential tool can be a cook's best friend—but only if you choose the right…
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Pastry Brushes
Published: July 2018
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
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Under-Appliance Dusters
Published: May 2018
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
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Ginger Graters
Published: March 2018
Ginger Graters
Which grater is greatest? We find one that's fast, efficient, and easy to clean.
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Tea Infusers
Published: November 2017
Tea Infusers
A good-quality infuser can mean the difference between a full-bodied brew and a …
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Wine Coolers
Published: July 2017
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
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Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
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