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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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Full-Size Dutch Ovens
From the EpisodeHow to Braise Everything
Published: September 2018
Full-Size Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
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Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Published: November 2018
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
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Under-Appliance Dusters
From the EpisodeWeeknight Italian
Published: May 2018
Under-Appliance Dusters
The spaces under your kitchen appliances can harbor all sorts of errant food and…
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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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Fire Extinguishers
From the EpisodeMexican Fare
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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Glass Baking Dishes
Published: November 2016
Glass Baking Dishes
We tested five 3-quart glass baking dishes, using them to make sheet cake and la…
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Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
From the EpisodeElegant Dinner Party
Published: January 2018
Wine Openers (Twist Corkscrews)
Wine can be intimidating. Your corkscrew shouldn’t make it more so.
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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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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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Silicone Spatulas
Published: March 2017
Silicone Spatulas
A spatula should feel like an extension of your arm, nimbly stirring, scraping, …
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Wire Racks
From the EpisodeChinese Classics
Published: November 2016
Wire Racks
We tested three wire racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on models that …
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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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Baking Peels
From the EpisodeSummer Cookout
Published: September 2017
Baking Peels
Are flashy, innovative peels better than basic models?
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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 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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Grill Tongs
From the EpisodeSpicing Up the Grill
Published: July 2017
Grill Tongs
What qualities separate the best grill tongs from the pretenders?
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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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Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
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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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Paper Towel Holders
From the EpisodeCast Iron Staples
Published: September 2015
Paper Towel Holders
We purchased six paper towel holders, priced from $13.00 to $24.99, determined t…
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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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Personal Blenders
From the EpisodeRefreshing Desserts
Published: November 2015
Personal Blenders
“Personal blenders” offer promising perks over full-size blenders, such as small…
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