Equipment Reviews

Fat SeparatorsFromLet's Talk Turkey
We tested six 4-cup fat separators made of glass or plastic, ranging in price from $11.99 to $33.95.
Potato MashersFromTwo Modern Stews
What makes a great potato masher?
Digital Kitchen ScalesFromRefreshing Desserts
No matter what you’re cooking or baking, weighing the ingredients helps guarantee perfect results. But only if your scale ...
Spider SkimmersFromKorean Feast
A bad skimmer can turn even the most patient cook into a basket case.
Kitchen Timers
Timing is everything—don’t use just anything.
Canning Jar LiftersFromCanning Classics
Canning jar lifters are essential for home canning. To find the very best one, we tested four nationally available models,...
Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long noodles and ribbons for “pastas,” salads, an...
Manual Spice GrindersFromTwo Modern Stews
We tested six spice grinders by grinding measured amounts of cumin seeds at the finest and coarsest settings and then grin...
Salad Dressing ShakersFromTwo Modern Stews
We tested seven salad dressing shakers to see if we could find one worth buying.
Manual Citrus JuicersFromItalian Chicken
The Amco Houseworks Lemon Squeezer has long been our favorite manual citrus juicer. But when we started replacing kitchen ...
Instant-Read Thermometers
The test kitchen's favorite instant-read thermometer gets an upgrade
Cake StandsFromSweet Indulgences
What Makes a Great Cake Stand?
Pie CarriersFromSummer Dinner Party
Traveling with a delicate pie can feel like tempting fate, but a good pie carrier can make the task easier and more secure.
Oven ThermometersFromA Slow and Easy Thanksgiving
An oven thermometer is the only reliable way to know what’s happening inside your oven—unless you have a model that’s inac...
Offset SpatulasFromBaked Alaska Showstopper
We tested six offset spatulas by slathering dozens of jelly rolls and layer cakes with heavy cream cheese frosting, glossy...
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