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

  • Ground of knife sharpeners on table
    The Best Knife Sharpener

    September 20, 2018

    We performed over 5,000 knife strokes and tested nine different products, both electric and manual, to find a product by Chef'sChoice as the best kitchen knife sharpener.

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    The Best Kitchen Trash Can

    August 23, 2018

    We spent over 30 hours researching, testing and cleaning 11 trash cans and testing with 150+ trash bags to discover the simplehuman – CW2024 to be the best kitchen trash can overall.

  • Group of microwave bacon cookers on table
    The Best Microwave Bacon Cooker

    July 26, 2018

    We cooked over 100 bacon strips to find the best microwave bacon cooker. Presto's Power Crisp made perfect crispy and chewy slices.

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    The Best Food Processor

    July 22, 2018

    We tested five top food processors by chopping and slicing 30 lb of veggies and grinding 10 lb of nuts and cheese, to find the best food processor overall.

  • The Best Bread Machine

    July 1, 2018

    We gathered a wealth of knowledge, science and technique into our 36 hours of research and testing six machines to determine a Zojirushi product was the best bread machine.

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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.