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Muddlers
Published: July 2019
Muddlers
Want to make the best mojito? You need a good muddler.
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Honing Rods
Published: July 2019
Honing Rods
It's supposed to keep your knife sharp, but does it work?
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Instant Pot Ace Blender
Published: February 2019
Instant Pot Ace Blender
Is cooking in your blender finally a reality?
Finex Cast Iron Skillet
Published: July 2019
Finex Cast Iron Skillet
The handsome Finex skillet promises versatility, good release, and a stay-cool h…
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
Published: July 2019
Handheld Vacuum Sealers
The models we tested all worked, but only one was both comfortable to use and ke…
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Stovetop Griddles
Published: July 2019
Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Small Stand Mixers
Published: May 2019
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
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Kitchen Sponges
Published: May 2019
Kitchen Sponges
Doing dishes is a dirty job. Is there a kitchen sponge that makes it easier? 
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Stockpots
Published: May 2019
Stockpots
To find out, we boiled, stirred, and sautéed in every pot, ending up with gallon…
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Jiggers
Published: May 2019
Jiggers
To find the best tool for measuring spirits for cocktails, we had to rejigger ou…
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Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
Published: April 2019
Heavy-Duty Cutting Boards
A good wood or bamboo cutting board can serve you well for years to come. Which …
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Manual Food Processors
Published: April 2019
Manual Food Processors
Is a manual food processor a good alternative to an electric one? 
Rimmed Baking Sheet Lid
Published: January 2019
Rimmed Baking Sheet Lid
No kitchen should be without a rimmed baking sheet and a matching wire rack. Is …
The June Intelligent Oven
Published: September 2018
The June Intelligent Oven
A countertop oven with artificial intelligence that “recognizes” and automatical…
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Large Dutch Ovens
Published: September 2018
Large Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
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Oven Mitts for Kids
Published: September 2018
Oven Mitts for Kids
Cooking is all fun and games—until someone gets burnt.
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9-Inch Tongs
Published: July 2018
9-Inch Tongs
We typically reach for 12-inch tongs to protect our hands from heat and messes, …
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Chef's Knives for Kids
Published: July 2018
Chef's Knives for Kids
When kids help in the kitchen, they need real tools—not toys. Which knives are s…
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Air Fryers
Published: March 2018
Air Fryers
We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chi…
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Kitchen Shears
Published: May 2018
Kitchen Shears
A pair of scissors can be a sheer pleasure to use in the kitchen—if you get the …
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Glass Food Storage Containers
Published: May 2018
Glass Food Storage Containers
Sturdy, stain-proof, and microwavable, glass can be a good choice for food stora…
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Plastic Food Storage Containers
Published: May 2018
Plastic Food Storage Containers
Could we find a well-made, easy-to-use container that wouldn't warp, stain, leak…
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Silicone Baking Mats
Published: March 2018
Silicone Baking Mats
For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…
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Parchment Paper
Published: March 2018
Parchment Paper
Parchment paper is simple. Why are so many products hard to use?
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Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Published: October 2017
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
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High-End Blenders
Published: January 2018
High-End Blenders
We investigate the new crop of pricey blenders to see what you get—and whether i…
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Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Published: January 2018
Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine can be intimidating. Your corkscrew shouldn’t make it more so.
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Santoku Knives
Published: September 2017
Santoku Knives
With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is gi…
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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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Stovetop Kettles
Published: September 2017
Stovetop Kettles
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and kettle bubble.
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Espresso Machines
Published: July 2017
Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…
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Silicone Spatulas
Published: March 2017
Silicone Spatulas
A spatula should feel like an extension of your arm, nimbly stirring, scraping, …
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Slow Cookers
Published: January 2017
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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Rimmed Baking Sheets
Published: November 2016
Rimmed Baking Sheets
A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if…
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Wire Racks
Published: November 2016
Wire Racks
We tested three wire racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on models that …
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Cocktail Shakers
Published: November 2016
Cocktail Shakers
We tested three Boston shakers and eight cobbler shakers with capacities ranging…
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