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.

  • stainless steel fridge
    The Best Refrigerator

    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.

  • food thermometer in a roasted chicken
    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.

  • 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 Best Infrared Thermometer

    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 Capsule

    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.

  • The best beer koozies
    The Best Beer Koozie

    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 Thermometer

    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

  • The best beef jerky
    The Best Beef Jerky

    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 2020

     

    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 Best Tea Maker

    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.

  • best citrus juicers hero
    The Best Citrus Juicer

    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 Container

    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 Slicer

    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 Pan

    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 Best Food Storage Container

    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 Mixer

    Artisan

    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.

  • The best kitchen knives
    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.

  • The Best Stand Mixer

    KitchenAid - KSM150P

    After using five of the best stand mixers on the market to make pizza crust, cookie dough and cakes, we've found that the KitchenAid - KSM150PSWH is the clear winner.

  • Coffee makers lined up on granite counter top.
    The Best Keurig

    Keurig - K-Elite

    After testing the most popular Keurigs on the market, we found that the Keurig K-Elite is the best pick for most coffee drinkers.

  • Blenders lined up with ingredients on a counter.
    The Best Blender

    Cuisinart - CBT-2000

    We blended over 30 pounds of produce in the most popular blenders on the market. Ultimately, we thought the Cuisinart - CBT-2000 blended the best for a mid-range price.

  • The Best Hand Mixer

    Breville - BHM800SIL

    We spent over 40 hours baking cakes, blending egg whites, kneading bread and mashing 20 pounds of potatoes to determine the Breville was the best hand mixer.

  • Ground of knife sharpeners on table
    The Best Knife Sharpener

    Chef’sChoice - 1520

    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.

  • the best kitchen trash cans
    The Best Kitchen Trash Can

    simplehuman - CW2024

    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.

  • The Best Bread Machine

    Zojirushi - BB-PAC20

    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.

  • the best slow cookers - group photo
    The Best Slow Cooker

    Cuisinart - MSC-600

    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

    Bamix - Pro-1 M150

    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.