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18 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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Midpriced Blenders
From the EpisodeModern Weeknight Meals
Published: July 2017
Midpriced Blenders
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
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Manual Pasta Machines
From the EpisodeItalian Seafood Suppers
Published: March 2017
Manual Pasta Machines
What separates a great pasta machine from one that’s just good?
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Baking Peels
From the EpisodeSummer Cookout
Published: September 2017
Baking Peels
Are flashy, innovative peels better than basic models?
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Wine Coolers
From the EpisodeUltimate Italian
Published: July 2017
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
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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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