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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Best Sippy Cup

    Nuk - Magic 360

    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

    JavaPresse

    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

    Tinvoo - VS100S

    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 Coffee Grinder

    Bodum - Bistro

    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

    Coleman - 9-Can Soft Cooler

    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

    OXO - 3-Blade Tabletop

    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 Drip Coffee Maker

    OXO - Barista Brain

    After 50+ hours of researching, testing, tasting coffee, and even more analyzing consumers' concerns, we found the OXO - On Barista Brain to be best drip coffee maker with a modern design and delicious brew.

  • The Best Ice Cream Maker

    Whynter - ICM-200LS

    We churned dozens of pints with six of the top machines to discover the Whynter – ICM-200LS compression machine was the best ice cream maker, standing out with top-quality ice cream and a high quality build.

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    The Best Dish Soap

    Dr. Bronner's - Sal Suds

    With 60 hours of researching and testing, we pitted 14 soaps against each other to find that Dr. Bronner's - Sal Suds was the best dish soap for doing dishes by hand.

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    The Best Portable Induction Cooktop

    Duxtop - 9600LS

    We spent over 40 hours of researching and putting products through a series of cooking tests to determine that the recently released Duxtop - 9600LS is the best induction cooktop currently on the market.

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    The Best Food Dehydrator

    LEM Products - 1152

    After slicing dozens of apples, puréeing pints of strawberries to dry and trying a gamut of dried treats, we found the LEM 1152 to be the best food dehydrator.

  • The Best Deep Fryer

    Cuisinart - CDF-200

    We worked with a professional chef with 10 years experience in the kitchen to test seven of the top deep fryers, frying 30+ lbs. of chicken and French fries to find the best deep fryer for most home cooks.

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    The Best Steam Mop

    Bissell - PowerFresh

    After 30 hours of research, two weeks of in-home testing and having squeaky clean floors, we found the Bissell 19404 PowerFresh to be the best steam mop for most homes.

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    The Best Travel Mug

    Thermos - Sipp

    We filled, drained, cleaned, and tried to break 13 travel mugs over multiple weeks to find the CamelBak Forge to be the best travel mug that performed well in all the tests.

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    The Best Air Fryers

    Black+Decker - Purifry

    We spent more than 35 hours testing air fryers and cooking recipes to determine that the Black+Decker Purify Air Fryer is the best option for most people looking to eat healthier diets. Our runner-up is the GoWISE - 22731, a new model that's equally impressive in performance.

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    The Best Toaster Oven

    Breville - BOV845BSS

    We spent 40 hours toasting, broiling and baking to determine that the Breville - BOV845BSS is the best toaster oven. Our new runner-up for 2019 is the Cuisinart - TOB-260N1 as a less-expensive and equally excellent toaster oven.

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    The Best Single-Cup Coffee Maker

    Keurig - K-Elite

    After comparing seven machines, we found the Keurig K-Elite to be the best single-cup coffee maker. It makes stronger coffee quickly and conveniently, with all the options you need.

  • Person's hand holding Scrub Daddy sponge
    Scrub Daddy Sponge Review

    Scrub Daddy

    Scrub Daddy has sold millions of units since being featured on Shark Tank. Our in-house testing indicates that it is worthy of the hype.