Equipment Reviews

Dutch OvensFromFrench Classics
Our favorite Dutch oven costs $360. We needed a practical alternative.
Nonstick SkilletsFromSeafood in a Skillet
We demanded our contenders clear a slew of sticky hurdles.
SauciersFromDinner on a Dime
An ordinary saucepan has its uses, but once you experience the ease of stirring in a saucier, you’ll wonder how you ever ...
Cast-Iron SkilletsFromWhite Chicken Chili Supper
Cheap and tough, a cast-iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse, but the upkeep makes some cooks balk. Could enameled cast-iro...
Microwave Pasta CookersFromThe Italian Vegetarian
Do any of these gadgets simplify and speed up the pasta-cooking process?
ColandersFromPasta Rustica
A colander is just a bowl with holes, right? Chasing loose pasta around the sink may change your mind about that.
Roasting PansFromDinner From the Prairie
We went looking for a model that we’d want to use all the time, not just twice a year.
Small Slow CookersFromColorado Chili and Slow-Cooker Baked Ziti
We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee perfectly cooked dinners.
Lightweight Cast-Iron SkilletsFromAt the Seafood Counter
Could a lighter pan match the same heat-retention ability as a traditional cast-iron skillet?
Innovative Dutch OvensFromAt the Seafood Counter
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true Dutch oven we’ve used for years?
Innovative SaucepansFromEasy Summer Supper
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true saucepan we’ve used for years?
Innovative Nonstick SkilletsFromEasy Summer Supper
Can newfangled designs improve on—or even stand up to—the tried-and-true nonstick skillet we’ve used for years?
Tortilla PressesFromSpiced-Up Cuban Cuisine
Homemade tortillas are a cinch when you've got a tortilla press up your sleeve.
Electric Pressure CookersFromSouthern Fare Reinvented
Electric pressure cookers offer one big advantage over stovetop models: You don’t have to watch the pot—you can set it and...
Stovetop Pressure CookersFromShort Ribs and Chops Hit the Grill
The convenience, ease, and (yes!) safety of the modern pressure cooker will put dinner on the table fast—and make it taste...
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