Tools & Gadgets

170 Kitchen-Tested Products

Rotary Graters
Rotary Graters
Love Parmesan cheese but hate grating it? A rotary grater might be for you.
Published: April 2020
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Meat Pounders
Meat Pounders
For flattening chicken and pork cutlets, we want a tool that combines force and …
Published: April 2020
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Smart Displays
Smart Displays
We tested smart displays by Google and Amazon to see how helpful they were in th…
Published: December 2019
Portable Outdoor Pizza Ovens
Portable Outdoor Pizza Ovens
A portable pizza oven that heats up to 700-plus degrees and turns your backyard …
Published: February 2020
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Mortars and Pestles
Mortars and Pestles
To find the best mortar and pestle, we went back to the grind.
Published: February 2020
Remote-Probe Thermometers
Remote-Probe Thermometers
Babysitting food can be a real slog; remote-probe thermometers untether you from…
Published: February 2020
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Google Nest Protect Smoke Alarm
Google Nest Protect Smoke Alarm
Want to sear your steak in peace? The Nest Protect has your back.
Published: February 2020
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Car Camping Stoves
Car Camping Stoves
Wilderness cooking doesn’t have to be all instant noodles and oatmeal from a pac…
Published: February 2020
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The Best Plastic Food Storage Containers for Every Need
The Best Plastic Food Storage Containers for Every Need
We bought several sizes of our favorite plastic container to see which are most …
Published: July 2019
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The Best Glass Storage Containers for Every Need
The Best Glass Storage Containers for Every Need
We found the right sizes for everything from a serving of salad dressing to a bi…
Published: July 2019
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Portable Blenders
Portable Blenders
Made-to-order margaritas at the beach? A smoothie for one after the gym? We’re a…
Published: June 2019
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Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable Smoke Infusers
Portable smoke infusers promise smoky goodness fast. Are any worth buying?
Published: August 2019
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Pepper Mills
Pepper Mills
We were looking for a mill that was easy to fill with peppercorns, had well-mark…
Published: August 2019
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Hawthorne Strainers
Hawthorne Strainers
A strainer is an essential part of your cocktail kit. Which model is the finest?
Published: June 2019
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Ninja Foodi
Ninja Foodi
Is a multicooker–air fryer hybrid that also steams, bakes, and broils a dream ap…
Published: June 2019
Muddlers
Muddlers
Want to make the best mojito? You need a good muddler.
Published: July 2019
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Honing Rods
Honing Rods
It's supposed to keep your knife sharp, but does it work?
Published: July 2019
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Handheld Vacuum Sealers
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
The models we tested all worked, but only one was both comfortable to use and ke…
Published: July 2019
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Jiggers
Jiggers
To find the best tool for measuring spirits for cocktails, we had to rejigger ou…
Published: May 2019
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Electric Egg Cookers
Electric Egg Cookers
Electric egg cookers offer speed and convenience, but are any worth buying? 
Published: April 2019
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
Perfect Drink Smart Cocktail Maker
This smart kitchen scale promises to help you mix drinks like a pro. Does it del…
Published: April 2019
ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
ChefSteps Joule Big Clamp
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Published: April 2019
Manual Food Processors
Manual Food Processors
Is a manual food processor a good alternative to an electric one? 
Published: April 2019
Sous Vide Lids
Sous Vide Lids
You can use the sous vide cooking method in almost any container in your kitchen…
Published: April 2019
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Bottle Brushes
Bottle Brushes
Scrub your bottles and carafes—and even your salad spinner—to a whole new level …
Published: January 2019
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Baby Food Makers
Baby Food Makers
Do these specialty appliances make cooking purees from scratch any easier than a…
Published: January 2019
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Metal Spatulas
Metal Spatulas
This essential tool can be a cook's best friend—but only if you choose the right…
Published: November 2018
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
Published: November 2018
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Salad Spinners
Salad Spinners
Which salad spinner model can wash and dry your greens without wearing you out?
Published: November 2018
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Pastry Brushes
Pastry Brushes
Finding the best pastry brush is a delicate business.
Published: July 2018
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Under-Appliance Dusters
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
Published: May 2018
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Ginger Graters
Ginger Graters
Which grater is greatest? We find one that's fast, efficient, and easy to clean.
Published: March 2018
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Wine Coolers
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
Published: July 2017
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Fire Extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
Published: May 2017
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Lid Holders
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
Published: May 2017
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Manual Pasta Machines
Manual Pasta Machines
What separates a great pasta machine from one that’s just good?
Published: March 2017
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