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28 Kitchen-Tested Products

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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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 Pots
From the EpisodeCanning Classics
Published: April 2016
Canning Pots
What’s the Best Big Pot for Canning?
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Microwave Pasta Cookers
From the EpisodeThe Italian Vegetarian
Published: July 2014
Microwave Pasta Cookers
Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?
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Colanders
From the EpisodePasta Rustica
Published: March 2014
Colanders
A colander is just a bowl with holes, right? Chasing loose pasta around the sink…
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Innovative Saucepans
From the EpisodeEasy Summer Supper
Published: July 2013
Innovative Saucepans
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepa…
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
From the EpisodeEasy Summer Supper
Published: July 2013
Innovative Nonstick Skillets
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstic…
Tortilla Presses
From the EpisodeSpiced-Up Cuban Cuisine
Published: March 2013
Tortilla Presses
Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.
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Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
From the EpisodeAt the Seafood Counter
Published: July 2013
Lightweight Cast-Iron Skillets
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-…
Innovative Dutch Ovens
From the EpisodeAt the Seafood Counter
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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Stovetop Pressure Cookers
Published: January 2013
Stovetop Pressure Cookers
The convenience, ease, and (yes!) safety of the modern pressure cooker will put …
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Vertical Roasters
From the EpisodeA Latin Celebration
Published: March 2009
Vertical Roasters
Vertical roasters cook poultry evenly and crisp the skin all over—and you don’t …
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Green Skillets
Published: September 2009
Green Skillets
Eco-friendly nonstick skillets promise to help the planet while they cook your d…
From the EpisodeWho Wants Pasta?
Published: May 2009
The Ideal Cookware Set, à la Carte
We’ve identified seven core pieces that every kitchen should have.
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Cookware Sets
From the EpisodeWho Wants Pasta?
Published: May 2009
Cookware Sets
Does buying a set of cookware get you a bargain—or a bunch of pans you don’t rea…
Traditional Skillets
From the EpisodeAn Austrian Supper
Published: January 2009
Traditional Skillets
A 12-inch skillet should last a lifetime and cook almost anything. But does qual…
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Solar Cookers
From the EpisodeWeeknight Summer Supper
Published: June 2007
Solar Cookers
Solar cookers use just the sun's rays to work—they don't require fuel or emit sm…
Stockpots
Published: February 2007
Stockpots
Do you have to spend big money for a big pot?
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Small Nonstick Saucepans
Published: March 2006
Small Nonstick Saucepans
You can spend $100 on a 2-quart nonstick saucepan—but should you?
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Sauté Pans
From the EpisodeTwo Ways with Pork
Published: March 2012
Sauté Pans
These big, straight-sided vessels have their uses, but how much should you pay f…
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Sauciers
From the EpisodeDinner on a Dime
Published: March 2016
Sauciers
An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring…
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Electric Griddles
From the EpisodeThe Pancakes Show
Published: January 2009
Electric Griddles
We knew what we wanted in an electric griddle. Could any of the seven we tested …
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12-Inch Nonstick Skillets
Published: October 2016
12-Inch Nonstick Skillets
We demanded our contenders clear a slew of sticky hurdles.
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Cast-Iron Skillets
Published: May 2015
Cast-Iron Skillets
Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep make…
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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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Small Slow Cookers
Published: August 2013
Small Slow Cookers
We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee pe…
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Grill Pans
Published: October 2012
Grill Pans
A stovetop grill pan can pinch-hit when outdoor grilling is out of the question.…
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