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The best kitchen gear from Cook's Country

Grill Brushes
Published: May 2019
Grill Brushes
Every brush did a decent job of cleaning, but only one made it feel easy.
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ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
Published: April 2019
ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Manual Food Processors
Published: April 2019
Manual Food Processors
Is a manual food processor a good alternative to an electric one? 
Electric Egg Cookers
Published: April 2019
Electric Egg Cookers
Electric egg cookers offer speed and convenience, but are any worth buying? 
Sous Vide Lids
Published: April 2019
Sous Vide Lids
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
Published: April 2019
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
This smart kitchen scale promises to help you mix drinks like a pro. Does it del…
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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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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Can Openers
Published: March 2019
Can Openers
Our previous winner billed itself as “magic,” but our test cooks found it confus…
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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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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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Travel Mugs
Published: October 2011
Travel Mugs
The best traveling companion should open and close easily, seal tightly, and kee…
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Spider Skimmers
Published: July 2016
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
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Kitchen Timers
Published: June 2016
Kitchen Timers
Timing is everything—don’t use just anything.
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Fine-Mesh Strainers
Published: March 2017
Fine-Mesh Strainers
These handy tools are useless unless they live up to their names.
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Insulated Food Carriers
Published: November 2014
Insulated Food Carriers
Insulated carriers used to be for pizza delivery workers or caterers only, but w…
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Pastry Brushes
Published: July 2018
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
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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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Manual Citrus Juicers
Published: January 2016
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
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Butter Keepers
Published: March 2013
Butter Keepers
Butter keepers promise to keep sticks fresh-tasting, so we stored unwrapped butt…
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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…