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.

The Best Kitchen Tools and Accessories

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    The Best Pressure Cooker

    June 12, 2018

    We cooked a whopping 50 pounds of meat, beans, and grains to find the best pressure cooker on the market. Ultimately, the Instant Pot - DUO60 took the crown.

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    The Best Slow Cooker

    June 6, 2018

    We rigorously tested six popular slow cookers, and after cooking 20 pounds of beef chuck roast and pots full of pinto beans, we found the best slow cooker to be one from Cuisinart. It handily out-performed the others, and its browning function made a substantial difference!

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    The Best Immersion Blender

    May 27, 2018

    To flag a winner for best immersion blender, we logged over 50 hours researching products and conducting puréed soup and smoothie tests. Featuring a unique open-cage design, the Bamix - Pro-1 M150 powered to the front.

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    The Best Sippy Cup

    April 22, 2018

    After three weeks of research and five months of testing 13 of the highest-rated sippy cups and straw cups available, we found the best sippy cup for leak-proof sipping and easy cleaning.

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    The Best Manual Coffee Grinder

    April 19, 2018

    With the help of a coffee expert, we tested four of the top manual coffee grinders for performance, consistency, ease-of-use, and blind taste-testing to find the JavaPresse to be the best manual coffee grinder overall.

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    The Best Vacuum Sealer

    March 30, 2018

    We spent 50+ hours with six of the top vacuum sealers, sealing 100+ bags with myriad food ranging from dry beans to moisture-rich foods and we stress tested the seals to find the best vacuum sealer to be the Crenova - VS100.

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    The Best Electric Smoker

    March 21, 2018

    We had a professional chef test the five top-rated machines, smoking over 40 lb of pork, 25 lb of ribs and 20 lb of chicken and consulted with seasoned BBQ pros for advice and found that the Masterbuilt was the best electric smoker.

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    The Best Coffee Grinder

    March 16, 2018

    We spent weeks researching and working with a coffee expert, working with a hydrodynamicist, and performed blind taste testing to discover that Bodum makes the best coffee grinder for home use.

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    The Best Lunch Box

    February 16, 2018

    After a long, hot summer testing 19 finalists, we’ve found the best lunch box in three different categories: bento boxes, lunch bags, medium and jumbo-sized lunch bags.

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    The Best Spiralizer

    February 2, 2018

    After spiralizing 30+ pounds of zucchini, butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato and Bosc pear to test countertop and handheld spiralizers, we found the OXO to be the best spiralizer.

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    The Best Portable Ice Maker

    October 26, 2017

    We spent over 50 hours timing every batch of ice, production at different ice sizes, build quality and more, to find the Della - 048-GM-48186 was the best portable ice maker overall.

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    The Best Cheap Coffee Brands

    August 17, 2017

    We spent four weeks brewing 50+ pots and 400+ cups of coffee to find the biggest crowd pleasing coffee. A Verena Street roast took first place across the board as the best cheap coffee.