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Universal Knife Blocks
Published: November 2016
Universal Knife Blocks
We tested 10 universal knife blocks priced from $24.99 to $248.64, using them to…
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Serrated Knives
From the EpisodeElegant Desserts
Published: July 2016
Serrated Knives
Why are some knives a pain and others a pleasure? Everything counts, from the nu…
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Grill Tongs
From the EpisodeSpicing Up the Grill
Published: July 2017
Grill Tongs
What qualities separate the best grill tongs from the pretenders?
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Fat Separators
From the EpisodeSimple Chinese Staples
Published: November 2016
Fat Separators
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price fr…
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Espresso Machines
From the EpisodeBrunch at Home
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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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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Dry Storage Containers
Published: May 2016
Dry Storage Containers
Dry storage containers are designed to ensure that staples like flour and sugar …
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Bundt Pans
From the EpisodeJust Add Apples
Published: January 2017
Bundt Pans
Our testing proved that all Bundt pans are not created equal.
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Spiralizers
From the EpisodeVegan for Everyone
Published: May 2016
Spiralizers
Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long no…
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Electric Kettles
From the EpisodeFlavors of Thailand
Published: September 2016
Electric Kettles
Electric kettles are handy for making tea or coffee and for any cooking task tha…
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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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Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
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Gas Grills Under $500
From the EpisodeSummer Dinner Party
Published: May 2016
Gas Grills Under $500
It doesn’t matter how powerful a grill is. If it can’t distribute and hold the h…
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Food Processors
From the EpisodeHearty One Pot Meals
Published: January 2016
Food Processors
How much do you need to spend to get a machine that makes light work of chopping…
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Paper Towel Holders
From the EpisodeCast Iron Staples
Published: September 2015
Paper Towel Holders
We purchased six paper towel holders, priced from $13.00 to $24.99, determined t…
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Pie Carriers
From the EpisodeAutumn Desserts
Published: November 2015
Pie Carriers
Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrie…
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Personal Blenders
From the EpisodeRefreshing Desserts
Published: November 2015
Personal Blenders
“Personal blenders” offer promising perks over full-size blenders, such as small…
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Manual Citrus Juicers
From the EpisodeItalian Chicken
Published: January 2016
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
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Ice Cream Makers
From the EpisodeBaked Alaska Showstopper
Published: July 2016
Ice Cream Makers
Home ice cream makers are well worth the money and counter space—if you buy a go…
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Offset Spatulas
From the EpisodeBaked Alaska Showstopper
Published: September 2015
Offset Spatulas
We tested six offset spatulas by slathering dozens of jelly rolls and layer cake…
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Charcoal Fire Starters
From the EpisodeSummer Pork Supper
Published: July 2016
Charcoal Fire Starters
Charcoal fire starters promise to light charcoal—even when wet. Do they work?
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Barbecue Basting Brushes
From the EpisodeSummer Pork Supper
Published: May 2016
Barbecue Basting Brushes
We tested our old favorite barbecue basting brush against five new silicone brus…
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Flat Whisks
From the EpisodeSummer Dinner Party
Published: May 2016
Flat Whisks
We tested six flat whisks, using them to make a béchamel sauce and a pan sauce f…
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Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
From the EpisodeSummer Dinner Party
Published: November 2015
Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
A spatula-spoon (or “spoonula”) promises to serve both functions in one handy it…
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Avocado Gadgets
From the EpisodeFast Food Makeovers
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
Paella Pans
From the EpisodeA Spanish Affair
Published: July 2016
Paella Pans
Are all paella pans created equally?
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Carbon-Steel Skillets
From the EpisodeSteak and Veggies
Published: September 2015
Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
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Canning Jar Lifters
From the EpisodeCanning Classics
Published: July 2016
Canning Jar Lifters
Canning jar lifters are essential for home canning. To find the very best one, w…
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Canning Pots
From the EpisodeCanning Classics
Published: April 2016
Canning Pots
What’s the Best Big Pot for Canning?
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Champagne Savers
From the EpisodeElegant Fall Dinner
Published: November 2015
Champagne Savers
Champagne savers promise to keep champagne and sparkling wine fresh for anywhere…
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Wine Travel Bags
From the EpisodeElegant Fall Dinner
Published: September 2015
Wine Travel Bags
We tested four wine travel bags made of various types of plastic or neoprene by …
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Mini Prep Bowl Sets
From the EpisodeAutumn Desserts
Published: January 2016
Mini Prep Bowl Sets
Mini prep bowls allow cooks to measure out, separate, and organize these element…
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Digital Kitchen Scales
From the EpisodeRefreshing Desserts
Published: July 2016
Digital Kitchen Scales
No matter what you’re cooking or baking, weighing the ingredients helps guarante…
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Spider Skimmers
From the EpisodeKorean Feast
Published: July 2016
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
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Oven Thermometers
From the EpisodeOutsmarting Thanksgiving
Published: November 2015
Oven Thermometers
An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside you…
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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
From the EpisodeThe Ultimate Sticky Buns
Published: January 2016
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a Belgian…
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