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45 Kitchen-Tested Products

Silicone Spatulas
Published: March 2017
Silicone Spatulas
A spatula should feel like an extension of your arm, nimbly stirring, scraping, …
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Cooling Racks
From the EpisodeChinese Classics
Published: November 2016
Cooling Racks
We tested three wire cooling racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on mode…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Warming Trays
From the EpisodeBraised to Perfection
Published: January 2015
Warming Trays
Warming trays can be a godsend for serving and entertaining—but do they really k…
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Knife Sharpeners
Published: July 2015
Knife Sharpeners
What if you could buy a sharpener that not only repaired the new breed of ultrat…
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Carbon-Steel Knives
Published: November 2014
Carbon-Steel Knives
Carbon-steel enthusiasts have long considered these knives sharper and more dura…
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Carving Boards
From the EpisodeA Roast for the Holidays
Published: January 2015
Carving Boards
Clever features on new carving boards promise easier carving and serving. But do…
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Mixing Bowls
Published: September 2014
Mixing Bowls
This most basic piece of cooking equipment might not seem worthy of scrutiny—unt…
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Stand Mixers (High-End)
From the EpisodeSpringtime Sweets
Published: November 2013
Stand Mixers (High-End)
A stand mixer is one of the most expensive appliances in your kitchen, so it had…
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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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Potato Ricers
Published: November 2012
Potato Ricers
A ricer is a must-have tool for perfectly smooth and fluffy mashed potatoes.
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers
Published: July 2012
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers
Why do some peelers skin produce with ease while others barely make the cut?
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Graters
Published: May 2012
Graters
A box grater has always been the go-to tool for shredding cheese and vegetables …
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Springform Pans
From the EpisodeGreat American Classics
Published: February 2016
Springform Pans
Have you ever ruined a cheesecake? We’ve been there, too. But never again: We t…
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Manual Nut Choppers
From the EpisodeChocolate Torte
Published: August 2011
Manual Nut Choppers
Could a simple manual nut chopper work faster and better than a chef's knife or …
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Fire Extinguishers
From the EpisodeWeeknight Workhorses
Published: May 2017
Fire Extinguishers
When you have only seconds to put out a kitchen fire, you want an extinguisher t…
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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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Rimmed Baking Sheets
From the EpisodeThe Best Blueberry Pie
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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Square Cake Pans
Published: May 2007
Square Cake Pans
A square cake pan is a kitchen essential, but should you buy a glass, nonstick, …
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Cookbook Holders
From the EpisodeChicken Kiev
Published: June 2005
Cookbook Holders
It surprised us how many cookbook holders couldn't hold our cookbooks, much less…
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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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Round Cake Pans
Published: October 2013
Round Cake Pans
Does the color of the pan you use affect the color of your cake? Yes, and it aff…
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Twines & Ties
From the EpisodeGrill-Roasted Pork Loin
Published: April 2013
Twines & Ties
We tested cotton and linen kitchen twine as well as two brands of silicone food …
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Electric Knives
Published: October 2017
Electric Knives
Motorized cutlery may seem like a 1960s artifact, but we found one newer model t…
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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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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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Potato Mashers
Published: October 2016
Potato Mashers
What makes a great potato masher?
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Food Mills
Published: July 2016
Food Mills
We wanted to know which food mill was the most stable, efficient, and easy to us…
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Kitchen Timers
Published: June 2016
Kitchen Timers
Timing is everything—don’t use just anything.
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Cake Stands
Published: December 2015
Cake Stands
What makes a great cake stand?
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