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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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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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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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Universal Knife Blocks
Published: November 2016
Universal Knife Blocks
We tested 10 universal knife blocks priced from about $25 to just under $250, us…
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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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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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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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Gas Grills Under $500
From the EpisodeSummer Dinner Party
Published: May 2016
Gas Grills Under $500
It doesn’t matter how powerful a grill is. If it can’t distribute and hold the h…
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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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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…
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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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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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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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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New-Generation Kitchen Trash Cans
From the EpisodeBack to Basics
Published: September 2015
New-Generation Kitchen Trash Cans
We purchased five tall kitchen trash cans, including standard bargain bins and l…
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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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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?
Pitmaster IQ
Published: May 2015
Pitmaster IQ
The Pitmaster IQ120 promises to regulate the temperature in a charcoal grill aut…
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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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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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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Large Ice Cream Makers
Published: May 2015
Large Ice Cream Makers
We churned vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in five different large ice cr…
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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