The Best Kitchen Tools and Accessories

Our mission is to help you create the kitchen of your dreams by finding the best kitchen tools on the market. We run them through an extensive series of tests, then write about which ones we like (and which ones we don’t). We also break down which products are best for specific situations and lifestyles, so you can make the most informed buying choice possible.

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    The 9 Best Kitchen Towels


    We washed and dried dozens of dinner plates, glasses, and flatware and soaked up puddles of common kitchen spills to find out which kitchen towels were…

  • Coffee Ratio Calculator


    Brewing coffee is an art form. But, understanding your taste is the first step to making a quality cup. Determine if you like your coffee strong,…

  • four meal delivery kit boxes
    The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services


    We ordered and cooked recipes from the four most popular meal-kit delivery subscriptions, and HelloFresh stood out as the best one for beginner cooks. Martha & Marley Spoon is also great if you're an experienced cook.

  • Blue Apron's Balsamic Chicken
    Blue Apron Review

    Blue Apron

    We ordered a meal kit delivery subscription from the popular Blue Apron and cooked three recipes in our test kitchen to see how they compared to competitors.

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    Meat Temperature Guide & Chart


    Most recipes instruct the home cook to roast meat and poultry for a specific amount of time. However, there are a number of factors that render…

  • The best alkaline water pitchers
    The Best Alkaline Water Filter Pitchers

    Brita - Longlast

    After consulting health experts and testing the water from four alkaline water filter pitchers, we don't think any of them are worth buying. Even if you're not buying it for health benefits, the best alkaline water pitcher manufacturer doesn't (or can't) tell you what's in their filters.

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    The Best Refrigerators

    Whirlpool - WRX 735SDHZ

    We compared hundreds of refrigerators on the market including french-doors, side-by-side, apartment sized, and compact models to find the best refrigerators for your kitchen.

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    How To Use A Meat Thermometer


    It's important to know how to use meat thermometers the correct way for cooking all cuts of meat and poultry.

  • french fries in fry basket and air fryer basket
    Air Fryers vs Deep Fryers


    There are pros and cons to air fryers and deep fryers, and we compared them to see which one cooks food to a crispy golden brown and is convenient to use.

  • The 9 Best Infrared Thermometers

    ennoLogic - eT650D

    We tested seven of the most popular infrared thermometers and selected the ennoLogic - eT650D as the most accurate for home and professional use. We also chose the equally accurate Etekcity - Lasergrip 630 as our budget pick.

  • The Best Nespresso Compatible Capsules

    We tested eight popular brands of Nespresso-compatible capsules to determine which one brewed espresso that was equal to or better than the Nespresso brand. We chose Cap’Mundo as the best variety, Delicitaly as the most authentic-tasting and Peet’s as the most eco-friendly.

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    The Best Beer Koozies

    Thermos - 2700TRI6

    After comparing eight top-selling beer coolers in an all-day insulation test, we found that the best beer koozie overall is the Thermos - 2700TRI6.

  • The Best Oven Thermometers

    Admetior - T837AH

    We tested seven top-rated oven thermometers to discover which one was the most accurate and easiest to read. We chose the Admetior - T837AH as the best oven thermometer, and our runner-up is the AcuRite - 00620A2

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    The Best Beef Jerkies

    Lucky Jerky

    To find the best beef jerky, our testers tried top brands side-by-side in blind tests. then ranked the top ten affordable choices. Lucky Jerky won us over with its simple recipe and chewy texture.

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    Tea Consumption & Industry Statistics in 2021


    It’s almost unfair how much tea dominates the market in terms of popularity, revenue, growth, and emerging new specialty categories. But given it’s been around since…

  • The 7 Best Tea Makers (Hot & Iced)

    Breville - BTM500

    We tested some highly rated automatic tea makers and iced tea makers and selected the Breville – BTM500 as the best automatic tea maker for hot tea and the Takeya – 11171 as the best iced tea maker.

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    The Best Citrus Juicers

    Dash - JB065AQ

    We tested the most popular citrus juicers to find out which produced the most juice and was the easiest to use. We chose the Dash - JB065AQ as the best electric citrus juicer and the Urban Trend - Tango as the best manual citrus juicer.

  • The Best Dry Food Storage Containers

    Progressive - Prepworks

    We tested seven highly rated food container systems to determine which one is the most functional and airtight. We selected Progressive - Prepworks as the best dry food storage container and Rubbermaid - Brilliance as a close runner-up.

  • The Best Copper Cookware

    Mauviel M'heritage

    We compared and tested authentic copper cookware with two copper alternatives and found that the 100-percent copper pan cooks best. But an excellent alternative is Anolon - Nouvelle Copper, which cooks almost the same as copper.

  • The Best Meat Slicers

    Cuisinart - FS-75

    We sliced our way through ten pounds of meat and cheese to test meat slicers, and we found that the Cuisinart FS-75 is the best meat slicer for the home.

  • The Best Nonstick Pans

    Anolon - Advanced

    We put seven of the most popular nonstick skillets to the test and determined that the Anolon - Advance is the best nonstick fry pan and the Cuisinart - Chef's Classic is the best nonstick pan set.

  • The 12 Best Food Storage Containers

    OXO Good Grips - Smart Seal

    We tested the most popular food storage containers to find out which one keeps food fresh longer, and we chose OXO Good Grips - Smart Seal as the best glass food storage container and Rubbermaid - Brilliance as the best plastic food storage container

  • How to Clean Hardwood Floors


    Hardwood floors are not only an aesthetically pleasing upgrade in a home, but they are known to be the more sanitary option and require low maintenance.…

  • The Best KitchenAid Stand Mixers


    If you're wondering which KitchenAid stand mixer to buy, we tested three of the most popular models and selected the Artisan as the best for a first-time or occasional baker and the Pro 600 as the best for large-volume baking.

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    The Best Kitchen Knives

    Nexus - BD1N

    After a month of research, we took 11 of the best kitchen knives for under $100 and put them through two months of testing. The Nexus - BD1N 8" is the knife with the top performance.