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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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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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Dutch Ovens
From the EpisodeHow to Braise Everything
Published: September 2018
Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Food Processors
From the EpisodeHearty One Pot Meals
Published: January 2016
Food Processors
How much do you need to spend to get a machine that makes light work of chopping…
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12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
From the EpisodeSteak and Veggies
Published: September 2015
12-Inch Carbon-Steel Skillets
What if one pan could do everything the best traditional stainless-steel, cast-i…
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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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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
From the EpisodeThe Ultimate Sticky Buns
Published: January 2016
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a Belgian…
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Rice Cookers
From the EpisodeUltimate Chinese
Published: May 2015
Rice Cookers
A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof…
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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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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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