19 Kitchen-Tested Products

Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
From the EpisodeSous Vide for Everybody
Published: October 2017
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
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Air Fryers
From the EpisodePork Two Ways
Published: March 2018
Air Fryers
We cooked more than 3,600 frozen french fries, 60 potatoes, and 40 pounds of chi…
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Flexible Boning Knives
From the EpisodeLatin Summer Favorites
Published: September 2018
Flexible Boning Knives
A good boning knife can save you money at the meat counter. Which is best?
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Kitchen Shears
From the EpisodeNew Flavors on the Grill
Published: May 2018
Kitchen Shears
A pair of scissors can be a sheer pleasure to use in the kitchen—if you get the …
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Fine-Mesh Strainers
From the EpisodeItalian Classics
Published: March 2017
Fine-Mesh Strainers
These handy tools are useless unless they live up to their names.
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Syrup/Honey Dispensers
From the EpisodeBetter Breakfast
Published: May 2017
Syrup/Honey Dispensers
What’s the best tool to control a sticky situation?
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Collapsible Steamer Baskets
From the EpisodeClassic Chinese at Home
Published: July 2018
Collapsible Steamer Baskets
A bad steamer basket can be a hot mess. Could we find a good one?
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Full-Size Dutch Ovens
From the EpisodeHow to Braise Everything
Published: September 2018
Full-Size Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Published: November 2018
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
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Under-Appliance Dusters
From the EpisodeWeeknight Italian
Published: May 2018
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
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Baking Stones & Baking Steels
From the EpisodeWeeknight Italian
Published: November 2016
Baking Stones & Baking Steels
We tested five models of baking stones (also called pizza stones) and baking ste…
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Fire Extinguishers
From the EpisodeMexican Fare
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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Glass Baking Dishes
Published: November 2016
Glass Baking Dishes
We tested five 3-quart glass baking dishes, using them to make sheet cake and la…
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Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
From the EpisodeElegant Dinner Party
Published: January 2018
Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine can be intimidating. Your corkscrew shouldn’t make it more so.
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Silicone Baking Mats
From the EpisodeThe Perfect Cookie
Published: March 2018
Silicone Baking Mats
For cookies and tuiles, silicone baking mats are as good as parchment—and someti…
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Parchment Paper
From the EpisodeThe Perfect Cookie
Published: March 2018
Parchment Paper
Parchment paper is simple. Why are so many products hard to use?
Meat Cleavers
From the EpisodeChinese Favorites
Published: November 2017
Meat Cleavers
Traditional meat cleavers are built like medieval weapons. Could we find one fit…
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Stovetop Kettles
From the EpisodeThe Perfect Cake
Published: September 2017
Stovetop Kettles
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and kettle bubble.
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Oven Mitts for Kids
Published: September 2018
Oven Mitts for Kids
Cooking is all fun and games—until someone gets burnt.
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