A Curated Collection of Equipment

Side Dish Success is Guaranteed with This Gear
Published: May 2019
Side Dish Success is Guaranteed with This Gear
An entrée is only as good as its side dish. (Can you even eat spaghetti without …
Celebrate Mom with Impressive Baking This Year
Published: May 2019
Celebrate Mom with Impressive Baking This Year
Baking a homemade treat is a thoughtful, creative way to celebrate the mothers i…
Tools for Tacos and Tostadas
Published: May 2019
Tools for Tacos and Tostadas
The weather is warming up and we’re craving the fresh flavors and vibrant colors…
Comforting Southern Food No Matter Where You Live
Published: April 2019
Comforting Southern Food No Matter Where You Live
It’s hard to resist the comfort of Southern cuisine. From buttery cornbread to f…
Make Springtime Entertaining a Breeze
Published: April 2019
Make Springtime Entertaining a Breeze
When you have friends and family over, you deserve to enjoy the party with your …
Spice Up Your Cooking with These Tools
Published: April 2019
Spice Up Your Cooking with These Tools
Using the same spices week after week can make cooking feel monotonous. Shake up…
Best Tools for One-Pan Cooking
Published: April 2019
Best Tools for One-Pan Cooking
Everyone wants a quick and delicious meal in the middle of the week—but not the …
Make Dim Sum-Worthy Dumplings and Potstickers at Home
Published: March 2019
Make Dim Sum-Worthy Dumplings and Potstickers at Home
What’s more fun than eating dumplings? Making them! This week, we’ve collected a…
Homemade Baby and Toddler Food Has Never Been Easier (or Tastier)
Published: March 2019
Homemade Baby and Toddler Food Has Never Been Easier (or Tastier)
Whether you're introducing your child to solid foods or looking to engage kids i…
Cook Unparalleled Pasta with These Gadgets
Published: March 2019
Cook Unparalleled Pasta with These Gadgets
Who needs takeout from an Italian restaurant? Now you can make the perfect pasta…
Must-Have Tools for Mastering Vegetables
Published: March 2019
Must-Have Tools for Mastering Vegetables
Here in the test kitchen, we’re always looking for new and inspiring ways to eat…
Everything You Need to Cook Meat Right
Published: February 2019
Everything You Need to Cook Meat Right
What’s the best way to grill a skirt steak? Roast a rack of lamb? Butcher a chuc…
Essential Equipment for Better Braising
Published: February 2019
Essential Equipment for Better Braising
Braising is hard to beat. It guarantees ultratender roasts, deeply flavorful sau…
Get the Most From Your Air Fryer with These Tools
Published: February 2019
Get the Most From Your Air Fryer with These Tools
Frying with air? It sounds too good to be true, but we were quickly won over by …
Create Impressive Desserts with This Gear
Published: February 2019
Create Impressive Desserts with This Gear
If you love chocolate as much as we do, then you’ll be happy to know that you ca…
Top-Rated Tools for Weeknight Cooking
Published: January 2019
Top-Rated Tools for Weeknight Cooking
Preparing a delicious and easy dinner during the week can be a challenge. We’re …
Perfect Pizza is Guaranteed with this Gear
Published: January 2019
Perfect Pizza is Guaranteed with this Gear
Daunted by the idea of making pizza at home? With our cooking school instructor’…
Send Students Back to College with the Gear They Need
Published: January 2019
Send Students Back to College with the Gear They Need
Most college students don’t have access to a full kitchen. Even if they do, it’s…
 Super Tools and Superfood to Start the New Year Right
Published: January 2019
Super Tools and Superfood to Start the New Year Right
We’ve picked some of our favorite kitchen tools that make it easy to prepare fla…
Our Tasting & Testings Editors' Favorite Equipment Reviews of 2018
Published: January 2019
Our Tasting & Testings Editors' Favorite Equipment Reviews of 2018
What’s the best glass water bottle? Are Yeti coolers worth their hefty price? In…
Ring in the New Year with These Hosting Essentials
Published: December 2018
Ring in the New Year with These Hosting Essentials
We can’t think of a better way to start the New Year than being surrounded by de…
Stocking Stuffers Under $25 for Cooks of All Ages
Published: December 2018
Stocking Stuffers Under $25 for Cooks of All Ages
Fill your family’s stockings this Christmas with a little help from America’s Te…
Impress Your Guests with This Secret Weapon: Sauce
Published: December 2018
Impress Your Guests with This Secret Weapon: Sauce
There’s a wide world of sauces out there—zesty chutneys, bright vinaigrettes, bo…
Lisa's Holiday Shopping Guide
Published: November 2018
Lisa's Holiday Shopping Guide
As an executive editor of our tastings and testings team and an America’s Test K…
Our Favorite Bakeware for All Your Holiday Desserts
Published: November 2018
Our Favorite Bakeware for All Your Holiday Desserts
Whether you and your family love cookies, cakes, pies, or all of the above, dess…
10 Luxe Gifts for the Cook Who Has Everything
Published: November 2018
10 Luxe Gifts for the Cook Who Has Everything
Although we love a bargain, sometimes we want to go all out on a holiday gift. W…
Everything You Need for a Flawless Thanksgiving Turkey
Published: November 2018
Everything You Need for a Flawless Thanksgiving Turkey
What’s the secret to a Thanksgiving turkey with perfectly crispy skin and moist …
Make Your Dutch Oven Your Kitchen MVP
Published: November 2018
Make Your Dutch Oven Your Kitchen MVP
Dutch ovens can do it all. They go from the stovetop to the oven—and they’re oft…
Baking Tools to be Grateful For
Published: November 2018
Baking Tools to be Grateful For
The holidays are almost here, and we’re busy baking some of our favorite pies an…
25 of Our Editors Pick Their Top Tools
Published: October 2018
25 of Our Editors Pick Their Top Tools
Cook’s Illustrated is celebrating its 25th anniversary! We’re marking the occasi…
Sharpen Your Kitchen Skills with the Best Knives
Published: October 2018
Sharpen Your Kitchen Skills with the Best Knives
Knives are some of the most important tools in your kitchen. With so many option…
Welcome to the Kitchen, Kids!
Published: October 2018
Welcome to the Kitchen, Kids!
Do you know a budding young chef? Here's the equipment that will help them perfe…
Sous Vide Perfection Guaranteed with This Gear
Published: October 2018
Sous Vide Perfection Guaranteed with This Gear
Sous vide cooking is a game-changing technique. It involves cooking food (tightl…
11 Egg Essentials
Published: October 2018
11 Egg Essentials
No matter what kind of eggs you prefer, these tools will help you perfect them.
Essential Tools for One-Pot Success
Published: October 2018
Essential Tools for One-Pot Success
Find the right tools to make simple, delicious dinners that don't require you to…
Brew the Perfect Coffee at Home
Published: October 2018
Brew the Perfect Coffee at Home
Whether you like French press, drip machines, cold brew, or espresso, we can all…