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66 Kitchen-Tested Products

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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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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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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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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Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
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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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Manual Citrus Juicers
From the EpisodeItalian Chicken
Published: January 2016
Manual Citrus Juicers
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juic…
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Offset Spatulas
From the EpisodeBaked Alaska Showstopper
Published: September 2015
Offset Spatulas
We tested six offset spatulas by slathering dozens of jelly rolls and layer cake…
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Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
From the EpisodeSummer Dinner Party
Published: November 2015
Spatula-Spoons (Spoonulas)
A spatula-spoon (or “spoonula”) promises to serve both functions in one handy it…
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Avocado Gadgets
From the EpisodeFast Food Makeovers
Published: May 2016
Avocado Gadgets
As avocados have become more common in American kitchens, so, too, have special…
Canning Jar Lifters
From the EpisodeCanning Classics
Published: July 2016
Canning Jar Lifters
Canning jar lifters are essential for home canning. To find the very best one, w…
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Champagne Savers
From the EpisodeElegant Fall Dinner
Published: November 2015
Champagne Savers
Champagne savers promise to keep champagne and sparkling wine fresh for anywhere…
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Wine Travel Bags
From the EpisodeElegant Fall Dinner
Published: September 2015
Wine Travel Bags
We tested four wine travel bags made of various types of plastic or neoprene by …
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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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Spider Skimmers
From the EpisodeKorean Feast
Published: July 2016
Spider Skimmers
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
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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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Manual Spice Grinders
From the EpisodeTwo Modern Stews
Published: March 2016
Manual Spice Grinders
We tested six spice grinders by grinding measured amounts of cumin seeds at the …
Salad Dressing Shakers
From the EpisodeTwo Modern Stews
Published: March 2016
Salad Dressing Shakers
We tested seven salad dressing shakers to see if we could find one worth buying.
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Mason Jar Adapters
From the EpisodeTwo Modern Stews
Published: May 2015
Mason Jar Adapters
Mason jars make great food-storage containers, but the traditional lid offers li…
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Cold Brew Coffee Makers
Published: July 2015
Cold Brew Coffee Makers
We tested 7 cold brewing products, as well as our DIY method, using our favorite…
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Grillbot
Published: July 2015
Grillbot
Could a robotic grill cleaner be the answer to your grill-cleaning woes?
Jar Openers
Published: July 2015
Jar Openers
We tested seven jar openers and tested them on jars of all shapes, sizes, and ma…
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Jar Spatulas
Published: March 2015
Jar Spatulas
We tested nine models to see how well they could scrape out jars of marinara sau…
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Laundry Stain Removers
Published: March 2015
Laundry Stain Removers
Stain removers abound, all guaranteeing spotless results on the first try. The r…
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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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Apple Corers
From the EpisodePork and Pears
Published: January 2015
Apple Corers
We used six new apple corers as well as our old favorite to core bushels of appl…
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Wine Openers (Waiter's Corkscrews)
From the EpisodeWhy Not Add Wine?
Published: March 2014
Wine Openers (Waiter's Corkscrews)
We uncorked the mystery of what goes into a durable and dependable wine opener.
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Ice Cream Scoops
Published: May 2015
Ice Cream Scoops
We tested seven classic and innovative ice cream scoop designs, as well as a por…
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Insulated Shopping Totes
From the EpisodePass the Pasta
Published: July 2015
Insulated Shopping Totes
We tested six insulated shopping totes in order to find an easy-to-carry tote th…
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Bread Lames for Baguettes
From the EpisodeBaguettes at Home
Published: September 2014
Bread Lames for Baguettes
Professional bakers use a tool called a lame (pronounced “LAHM”), which means “b…
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Beverage Infusers
Published: July 2014
Beverage Infusers
Beverage infusers promise to flavor drinks with fresh produce with little fuss. …
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Wine Chillers
Published: January 2013
Wine Chillers
We found three innovative wine chillers priced from $25 to $50. Could they beat …
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Bench Scrapers
Published: March 2014
Bench Scrapers
Bench scrapers aren't just for pastry—we use ours for a wide variety of kitchen …
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Mandolines
Published: May 2014
Mandolines
Too often, these precision slicers sit tucked away in a cupboard. We wanted one …
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Red Wine Stain Removers
Published: January 2014
Red Wine Stain Removers
We rounded up three red-wine-stain-removal products and put them to the test.
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