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.
Paella PansFromA Spanish Affair
Are all paella pans created equally?
Canning PotsFromCanning Classics
What’s the Best Big Pot for Canning?
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 ...
Carbon-Steel SkilletsFromSteak and Veggies
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-iron, and nonstick pans can do—and, in some...
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?
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