Browse Latest Equipment Reviews

Ginger Graters
From the EpisodeClassic Chinese at Home
Published: March 2018
Ginger Graters
Which grater is greatest? We find one that's fast, efficient, and easy to clean.
Buy the Winner
Large Dutch Ovens
From the EpisodeHow to Braise Everything
Published: September 2018
Large Dutch Ovens
Dutch ovens do it all. But which pot makes “it all” easiest?
Buy the Winner
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Published: November 2018
Fruit/Vegetable Peelers for Kids
Which peeler is effective, safe, and comfortable for young cooks?
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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.
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
Stovetop Kettles
From the EpisodeThe Perfect Cake
Published: September 2017
Stovetop Kettles
Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and kettle bubble.
Buy the Winner
Oven Mitts for Kids
Published: September 2018
Oven Mitts for Kids
Cooking is all fun and games—until someone gets burnt.
Buy the Winner
Silicone Spatulas
Published: March 2017
Silicone Spatulas
A spatula should feel like an extension of your arm, nimbly stirring, scraping, …
Buy the Winner
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 …
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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?
Buy the Winner
Baking Peels
From the EpisodeSummer Cookout
Published: September 2017
Baking Peels
Are flashy, innovative peels better than basic models?
Buy the Winner
Wine Coolers
From the EpisodeUltimate Italian
Published: July 2017
Wine Coolers
Warm white wine? No thanks. These gadgets help your wine stay cool.
Buy the Winner
Universal Knife Blocks
Published: November 2016
Universal Knife Blocks
We tested 10 universal knife blocks priced from about $25 to just under $250, us…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
Grill Tongs
From the EpisodeSpicing Up the Grill
Published: July 2017
Grill Tongs
What qualities separate the best grill tongs from the pretenders?
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
Santoku Knives
Published: September 2017
Santoku Knives
With its petite build and curved tip, this friendly-looking Japanese blade is gi…
Buy the Winner
Dry Storage Containers
Published: May 2016
Dry Storage Containers
Dry storage containers are designed to ensure that staples like flour and sugar …
Buy the Winner
Bundt Pans
From the EpisodeJust Add Apples
Published: January 2017
Bundt Pans
Our testing proved that all Bundt pans are not created equal.
Buy the Winner
Spiralizers
From the EpisodeVegan for Everyone
Published: May 2016
Spiralizers
Spiral vegetable cutters, or spiralizers, cut fruits and vegetables into long no…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
Large Saucepans
Published: September 2017
Large Saucepans
Most of us use a large saucepan daily, so it’s important to own one that perform…
Buy the Winner
Lid Holders
Published: May 2017
Lid Holders
Do you really need a lid holder? Turns out, you just might.
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
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…
Buy the Winner
Personal Blenders
From the EpisodeRefreshing Desserts
Published: November 2015
Personal Blenders
“Personal blenders” offer promising perks over full-size blenders, such as small…
Buy the Winner