Cookware

29 Kitchen-Tested Products

Cookware Sets
Published: June 2019
Cookware Sets
Our advice has always been to skip sets and just buy the pans you need. But new …
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Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Published: June 2019
Nonstick-Safe Spatulas
Nonstick-safe spatulas are gentler on your cookware than metal versions. But are…
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Small Wire Rack
Published: February 2019
Small Wire Rack
It’s sturdy, tiny, and the perfect match for our favorite small rimmed baking sh…
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Finex Cast Iron Skillet
Published: July 2019
Finex Cast Iron Skillet
The handsome Finex skillet promises versatility, good release, and a stay-cool h…
Stockpots
Published: May 2019
Stockpots
To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every pot, ending up with gallon…
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Large Saucepans
Published: September 2017
Large Saucepans
Most of us use a large saucepan daily, so it’s important to own one that perform…
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Soufflé Dishes
Published: January 2014
Soufflé Dishes
We put four soufflé dishes to the test. Which would rise to the top?
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Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Published: July 2013
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstic…
Basting Pots
Published: July 2013
Basting Pots
We put four basting pots (which promise to make basting food on the grill easier…
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Innovative Saucepans
Published: July 2013
Innovative Saucepans
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepa…
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Published: July 2013
Innovative Dutch Ovens
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true Dutch o…
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Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: July 2013
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-…
Individual Steak Thermometers
Published: September 2012
Individual Steak Thermometers
Would mini thermometers inserted individually into steaks be easier than poking …
Green Skillets
Published: September 2009
Green Skillets
Eco-friendly nonstick skillets promise to help the planet while they cook your d…
12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Published: January 2019
12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Our longtime favorite 12-inch pan by All-Clad faces new competition. Is it still…
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Electric Griddles
Published: February 2019
Electric Griddles
When cooking for a crowd, a good electric griddle can be a timesaver.
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Published: May 2006
Tagines
Do you need a tagine to make a tagine?
Published: March 2006
Specialty Dutch Oven—Le Creuset Doufeu
Can a few cups of ice take the guesswork out of braising?
Wok-Style Pans
Published: November 2007
Wok-Style Pans
Wok-style pans split the design differences between a skillet and a wok; we wond…
Offset Turners
Published: September 2019
Offset Turners
Do these supersize restaurant spatulas deserve a place in your kitchen?
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Rolling Pins for Kids
Published: September 2019
Rolling Pins for Kids
Could we find a rolling pin small enough for kids to use but large enough to get…
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Medium Dutch Ovens
Published: May 2019
Medium Dutch Ovens
Need a lighter pot that can still hold full-size recipes? A medium-size Dutch ov…
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Small Dutch Ovens
Published: May 2019
Small Dutch Ovens
Do you need a small Dutch oven, and for what?
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13 by 9-inch Broiler-Safe Baking Dishes
Published: May 2019
13 by 9-inch Broiler-Safe Baking Dishes
We love our winning rectangular glass and metal baking dishes, but they’re not b…
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8-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: January 2019
8-Inch Cast-Iron Skillets
Do you need these petite versions of our winning cast-iron skillets?
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Inexpensive 12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Published: January 2019
Inexpensive 12-Inch Stainless-Steel Skillets
Perfect searing, flavorful sauces, and stove-to-oven versatility make stainless-…
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10-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillet
Published: November 2018
10-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillet
Durable and virtually nonstick, a medium-size carbon-steel pan is a great option…
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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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Solar Cookers
Published: June 2007
Solar Cookers
Solar cookers use just the sun's rays to work—they don't require fuel or emit sm…