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 Electric Kettle Under $40

    July 20, 2016

    Testing the best electric kettles over 45 hours during the course of one month led us to pick the Hamilton Beach 1.7 liter, which has all the essential functions of many kettles two to three times its price.

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    The Best Personal Blender

    July 19, 2016

    After blending seven blenders in several different tests to measure motor power and overall usability, the NutrilBullet Pro 900 Series was our pick for the best overall personal blender.

  • The Best Paper Towel Brands

    July 5, 2016

    Eight household tests made after 30 hours of research led us to select the Brawny Pick-A-Size paper towel due to its excellence in durability, strength, absorbency and overall usability.

  • The Best Oven Mitts

    July 4, 2016

    The RedLantana Silcone Oven Mitt was our top choice for its great forearm and wrist coverage, secure grip, and overall flexibility.

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    ZeroWater vs Brita: Who Wins?

    July 1, 2016

    We tested both of these popular water filters against each other, and the rest of the market, in order to come away with a recommendation for a filter pitcher you should use in your home.

  • ThermoWorks Thermapen Review

    July 1, 2016

    Although a great thermometer, we came to the conclusion that the Thermapen shouldn't be the top choice for most people. It's an amazing product, but not really worth its $100 price point.

  • The Best Electric Wine Opener

    June 30, 2016

    The Wine Enthusiast electric wine opener is our choice due to its ease of use, great battery life, and overall brand reputation.

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    The Best Water Filter Pitcher

    June 22, 2016

    Great taste, affordability, and ergonomic design made the MAVEA Elemaris our pick for the best overall water filter pitcher. It doesn't have the brand recognition of Brita or ZeroWater, but it does have the performance.

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    ZeroWater Review: Can Zero be a Hero?

    June 22, 2016

    No water filter pitcher is better at removing all unsafe solids than the ZeroWater pitcher. However, it still came in second in our overall rankings due to slow filter time and average taste.

  • Brita water filter pitcher pour
    Brita Water Pitcher Review

    June 12, 2016

    The Brita has outstanding filter time and brand recognition, but it's not the best overall water filter pitcher given average filtering and ergonomic design.

  • The Best French Press Coffee Maker

    June 10, 2016

    The SterlingPro's great construction and ability to keep a cup of coffee hotter, longer, made it our choice for the best french press amongst other solid contenders.