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55 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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Baking Peels
From the EpisodeSummer Cookout
Published: September 2017
Baking Peels
Are flashy, innovative peels better than basic models?
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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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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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Plastic Food Storage Containers
Published: May 2018
Plastic Food Storage Containers
Could we find a well-made, easy-to-use container that wouldn't warp, stain, leak…
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Bowl Scrapers
From the EpisodeItalian Bread and Sauce
Published: March 2009
Bowl Scrapers
The best way to remove sticky, soft dough or runny batter from a bowl is with th…
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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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Slotted Spoons
From the EpisodeBistro Steak Dinner
Published: September 2016
Slotted Spoons
We rounded up eight dishwasher-safe nylon, silicone, and stainless-steel spoons,…
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Garlic Presses
Published: February 2018
Garlic Presses
Sure, you can mince garlic with a knife, but a good garlic press makes the job f…
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Kitchen Tongs
From the EpisodeMore Tex-Mex Favorites
Published: February 2018
Kitchen Tongs
Which pair offers the best precision and comfort?
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Small Nonstick Saucepans
Published: March 2006
Small Nonstick Saucepans
You can spend $100 on a 2-quart nonstick saucepan—but should you?
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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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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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Nutmeg Grinders
From the EpisodeCooking with Squash
Published: November 2004
Nutmeg Grinders
Fresh nutmeg is definitely better than preground—so what's the best way to grind…
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From the EpisodeHoliday Cookies
Published: March 2010
Stand Mixers vs. Hand-Held Mixers
In head-to-head competitions, stand mixers always best hand-held mixers. So does…
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
Published: July 2018
Digital Instant-Read Thermometers
We've recommended a Thermapen for more than a decade, but there's new competitio…
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