The Best Food-Storage Containers Glasslock 18-Piece Set
After conducting long-term testing over two years and watching the prices on these sets swing wildly, we found that Glasslock containers are the best food-storage containers for most people. They have a durable seal, stack neatly in the fridge, and keep stains and smells from lingering. In our tests, they stayed leak-free and survived counter-height drops onto wood.    Read More >
The Best Wine Glasses Riedel Ouverture Magnum
After spending eight hours blind-tasting wine in 33 different glasses, we found that the Riedel Ouverture Magnum is the best wine glass for casual drinking. The Magnum outperformed glasses that cost three times as much, and it’s able to bring out the best flavors in whatever wine you pour into it. Plus, it’s dishwasher-safe and shatter-resistant, so it can endure daily wear and tear.   Read More >
The Best Roasting Pan Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster
After roasting more than 190 pounds of turkey, 200 pounds of chicken, and 30 pounds of veggies in 11 pans over the past three years, the Cuisinart MCP117-16BR continues to be our favorite roasting pan. It cooks more evenly than similarly priced roasters, and it’s better at searing and sauce making than most competitors. Plus, it roasted nearly as well as one pan that cost twice as much.   Read More >
The Best Drinking Glass Duralex Picardie
After year of long-term testing and flinging dozens of glasses off a roof to see which could survive the drop, we've decided that the Duralex Picardie Tumbler is the best drinking glass you can buy. It's durable, stackable, dishwasher-safe, and more pleasurable to drink from than anything else we found. It isn't the cheapest glass we looked at, but it’s the glass we reached for the most.   Read More >
The Best Potato Masher OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher
After performing 21 hours of research and looking at 39 mashers, potato ricers, and food mills, plus interviewing two pro chefs and mashing 51 pounds of potatoes, apples, and tomatoes, we found the OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher to be the best tool for mashing. It’s easy to use, clean, and store, it’s the least messy masher we tried, and it’s one of most inexpensive tools we looked at.   Read More >
The Best 13-by-9 Casserole Dish HIC Porcelain Lasagna Pan
After considering 39 models and spending 41 hours on research and testing over the past two years, we've found that the HIC Porcelain Lasagna Pan is the best 13-by-9 casserole dish for most kitchens. It's broiler safe and easy to clean, has big handles for carrying, serves a family of four, and performs as well as dishes that cost three times as much.   Read More >
The Best Cookie Sheet Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet
After baking 23 batches of cookies, six pizzas, and several pounds of sweet potato fries with 13 different pans over the past two years, we found that the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet is the best option. The Nordic Ware excelled at every task—performing better than sheets twice the price—without warping at high heat, unlike most of the competition. It’s a great all-purpose pan for everything from roasting vegetables to preparing bones for stock.   Read More >
The Best Instant-Read Meat Thermometer for Your Kitchen ThermoWorks ThermoPop
After sticking 19 instant-read digital thermometers into baked chicken and boiling tea kettles, we found the ThermoWorks ThermoPop is the best option for most kitchens. The ThermoPop gets within three degrees of most food temperatures in fewer than five seconds, features an easy-to-read display, and has a long, thin probe that makes it more versatile and convenient than the competition.   Read More >
The Best Waffle Maker Proctor Silex Belgian Style Waffle Maker
After 40 hours of research and testing 15 models, we recommend the $50 Proctor Silex Belgian Style Waffle Maker for most people. It consistently produced crisp-tender, evenly browned waffles, and its nonstick grid was the most effective among the models we tested, releasing waffles without extra oiling. It’s a great size for serving groups since it makes four waffles at a time, unlike some of our other picks, which make two.   Read More >
The Best Chip Clips The Gripstic
After putting in nearly 40 hours of research over two years and testing more than 25 of the highest-rated models, we found the Gripstic to be the best at clipping chip bags, ensuring freshness for a long time. The wide Gripstic closes more bags than the competition and creates an incredibly tight seal, which in our taste tests led to very high scores, and it’s small enough to easily store in a drawer.   Read More >
The Best Rolling Pin Whetstone Woodenware French Rolling Pin
After nearly 20 hours of research and testing 12 carefully selected rolling pins on three types of dough, we found the timeless maple Whetstone Woodenware French Rolling Pin is the best option for most people. It’s more agile than a handled pin, it doesn’t stick to the dough as much as cheaper models, and it has just enough heft to do some of the work for you without smashing fragile dough. Plus, it’s one of the easiest to clean.   Read More >
The Best Barware for Making Cocktails at Home
Making cocktails at home doesn’t have to be complicated, but we can all aspire to more than dumping margarita mix in a blender. Over the past two years, we’ve spent 70 hours researching bar tools, speaking with some of the top bartenders in the country and testing five dozen models to bring you this guide to the absolute best items for home mixology.   Read More >
The Best Pie Plate Baker’s Advantage Ceramic Pie Dish
After nearly 50 hours baking dozens of pies over the past three years, we found the Baker’s Advantage Ceramic Pie Dish is the best pie plate for most people. In our testing, it performed as well as plates twice the price. It baked crust an even brown that never stuck to the bottom of the plate, its deep dish held a wider variety of recipes than shallower ones, and its gently ruffled lip was one of the easiest for forming beautiful fluting.   Read More >
The Best Immersion Blender Breville Control Grip
After considering 54 immersion blenders and spending nearly three years on long-term testing, we found that the Breville Control Grip is the best option for most people. The Breville produces smoother textures than any other model we’ve tried, and its smart design—with a grippy handle, no-suction gasket, and a wide range of speeds—makes it much easier to use than the competition.   Read More >
The Best Dutch Oven Lodge 6-Quart Dutch Oven
After three years of researching and testing Dutch ovens, we have found that the 6-quart Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven remains the best option for most people. It sears, braises, steams, and caramelizes food on par with competitors that cost four times as much, and it features great handles, convenient dimensions, and a durable design.   Read More >
The Best Tea Steeper Finum Brewing Basket
After more than 30 hours researching dozens of tea steepers, and drinking tea made in 15 infusers, teapots, and travel mugs over the past two years, we found that the Finum Brewing Basket is the best option. The fine mesh of this plastic in-cup steeping basket allows more water flow and keeps tea particles from escaping into the cup better than the competition. Plus, it’s one of the only models that fit both mugs and pots, and it’s among the easiest to clean.   Read More >
The Best Grill Tools
Pre-packaged grill kits usually include tools of substandard quality or poor design (although we found one exception this year). We think the smart money is on buying what you need piece by piece, which is why we’ve spent the past three years researching grill accessories, speaking with grilling experts, and testing 52 different tools to find the best equipment for hassle-free outdoor cooking.   Read More >
The Best Cutting Board Prepworks
After spending more than 120 hours on research and chopping 23 pounds of produce with 22 cutting boards, we found the Prepworks cutting board is the best for most kitchens. The Prepworks doesn’t require any maintenance and resists warping, staining, and strong odors better than other plastic boards we tested. Its textured plastic makes slicing easier, and it has a better juice groove and handle than any other board we tested.   Read More >
The Best Measuring Cups KitchenMade Stainless Steel and Pyrex 2-Cup
After testing 33 measuring cups over the past two years, we found KitchenMade’s Stainless Steel Measuring Cups are best for dry ingredients, and Pyrex’s 2-Cup Measuring Cup is the best for liquids. They’re more durable than the competition, easier to clean, and the most compact models we tested. They’re also quite accurate (for cups).   Read More >
The Best Small Trash Cans
After a year spent researching 769 small trash cans (and no, that’s not a typo), and running a dozen standouts through a battery of tests, we found the best small trash cans are the simplehuman 10-Liter Profile Step Can for bathrooms, the Brighton Professional for offices, and the simplehuman in-cabinet for kitchens. These bins can fit tight spaces, resist denting and tipping, accept several types of bags, and look better than plastic buckets.   Read More >
The Best Ice Cream Scoop Zeroll Original Ice Cream Scoop
We spent more than 25 hours researching and testing five scoops (after considering 40), to find the classic Zeroll scoop is the best ice cream scoop. Thanks to its heat-conducting core, it cuts into hard ice cream more cleanly than other scoops, and its shape produces gorgeous scoops from the densest of desserts. It’s also easy to clean and durable, and its simple design has remained virtually unchanged since it debuted 75 years ago.   Read More >
The Best Ice Cream Maker Whynter ICM-15LS
After 85 hours of research, talking to professional ice cream makers and a food scientist, and testing 14 models, we found the $260 Whynter ICM-15LS is the best ice cream maker for most homes. The Whynter made smoother ice cream in a shorter amount of time than any other model we tested, was quieter than the rest, and the easiest to clean.   Read More >
The Best Popsicle Molds Zoku Round Pop Molds
After researching dozens of popsicle molds, testing 26, and making 140 ice pops over the past 2 years, we’ve found Zoku Round Pop Molds are the best molds for most households. They make the most consistent pops of all the molds we tried, are more durable, and easier to use than the competition. Plus, they are the least messy to eat, thanks to unobtrusive drip guards on the sticks.   Read More >
The Best Citrus Juicer Proctor Silex Alex's Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer
After juicing more than 53 pounds of citrus with 13 different juicers, we found the Proctor Silex Alex’s Lemonade Stand Citrus Juicer is the best OJ-producing machine for most homes. It produced as much (or more) juice as models 10 times its price. It’s also built better than the competition, and it has one of the best self-contained pitchers we’ve tested, with a pulp-control design that actually works.   Read More >
The Best Salad Spinner OXO Good Grips
After 25 hours of research and testing eight salad spinners, we found that the OXO Good Grips is the best salad spinner for most people. Its simple design is sturdier and easier to use than any other model we tested, and its unique pump spinner is the easiest to operate. It’s also one of the most compact, though its plastic bowl is big enough for a large head of lettuce.   Read More >
The Best Food Processor Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor
After spending 25 hours researching food processors and conducting nearly two years of long-term testing, we found the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor is the best food processor for most home cooks. The Cuisinart Custom is easy to use and clean, it’s more solidly built than the competition, and consistently chops, slices, and kneads better than any model we’ve found under $300.   Read More >
The Best Chef’s Knife for Most Cooks MAC MTH-80
After 75 hours of research and testing 13 chef’s knives in our own kitchen, we found the best chef’s knife for most home cooks. The MAC MTH-80 8-inch Chef’s Knife with Dimples is the sharpest, most durable, and comfortable model we tested. Not only was the MAC much sharper than its competition, but its high-carbon blade will keep it sharp for longer than any other knife in its price range.   Read More >
The Best Coffee Maker Bonavita 1900TS
After two months surveying readers, interviewing experts, researching coffee makers, and testing with a 10-person tasting panel, the $190 Bonavita 1900TS is still the best. Its brew is about 90 percent as good as pour-over every single time you use it, but the process takes much less time and patience. Plus, it has a dead-simple one-button interface.    Read More >
The Best Blender Oster Versa
After three years of researching and testing blenders, we’ve found the $200 Oster Versa is the best blender for most people. It performs as well as blenders that are twice the price and blows cheaper blenders out of the water. Its speeds are more nuanced than the competition’s, it runs more quietly, and it’s one of the only models that comes with a tamper for bursting air pockets in thicker mixtures.   Read More >
The Best Grater Cuisipro 4-Sided Box Grater
After 40 hours of research, expert interviews, and testing 28 graters, we found the $30 Cuisipro Surface Glide Technology 4-Sided Box Grater is the best for most home kitchens. It shreds hard and soft cheeses, as well as carrots and potatoes, more efficiently than almost any other model we tested. Plus, it shaves off wisps of citrus zests without tearing into the bitter pith—unlike the competition—making it the most versatile grater we found.    Read More >
The Best Scissors & Kitchen Shears Kai 5210 8-Inch Dressmaking Shears and OXO Good Grips Kitchen and Herb Scissors
The Kai 5210 8-Inch Dressmaking Shears are the best all-around household scissors because they’re light and they cut with the smoothest snip of any scissors we tested. They handled cardboard, blue jeans, and even picture-hanging wire without issue. For the kitchen, the OXO Good Grips Kitchen and Herb Scissors are the best for most people because their micro-serrated blade grips meat while the other blade cleanly cuts through—something the competition doesn’t do.    Read More >
The Best Aluminum Foil Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty
We tested 18 aluminum foil brands for more than 15 hours and found that the Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty foil is best for most kitchens. It's the most malleable, the thickest, and the least likely to puncture out of all the heavy-duty foils we tested, making it the easiest to work with. Plus, it’s widely available in a variety of widths and lengths.   Read More >
The Best Champagne Glass Riedel Vinum Cuvee Prestige
From wine educators to James Beard Award winners, everyone agrees: The best thing to drink Champagne out of is a wine glass. But there’s a lot of fine print to that statement, and if you don’t traditionally spend $40 or more on a bottle of Champagne to drink at home, a flute will still do the job nicely. Plus, it has an elegant look that differs from a wine glass, and that’s often what drinking Champagne is all about. At this point, I’ve considered more than 80 glasses in varying shapes and sizes and have put 10 different styles through a total of 12 hours of testing. The Riedel Vinum Cuvee Prestige is our top choice for most people. Its tulip shape, formed of elegant leaded crystal, preserved bubbles best in our tests.    Read More >
The Best Way To Keep Open Wine Fresh Private Preserve
This year, a $300 preservation system bested last year’s method, but you shouldn’t spend that much on a preserver. That means, for the second year in a row, Private Preserve is the best way to keep your open bottle of wine fresh. It beat out seven other methods in head-to-head testing, faithfully preserving the flavor and aroma of wine over a five-day period.    Read More >
The Best Small Saucepan Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart
We considered more than 40 saucepans before narrowing down to nine for in-depth testing. The Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart is the best small saucepan for most households. Unlike the other saucepans we tested, it has every feature we want at an affordable price: tri-ply throughout, a comfortable handle secured with rivets, a bent lip for clean pouring, and a snug-fitting lid.    Read More >
Gear for Making Great Pour-over Coffee Kalita Wave
We spent more than 30 hours on research and testing with a professional barista, plus we interviewed 10 coffee experts from across the US to find the best coffee brewing gear. The Kalita Wave 185-Series Glass makes pour-over coffee that’s easy to brew and highlights the individual flavor of high-quality beans. We also have recommendations for other gear (like grinders and kettles) if you need them.   Read More >
The Best Electric Kettle Cuisinart CPK-17
We spoke to three tea experts, considered 12 electric kettles, and performed in-depth testing on five in order to conclude the Cuisinart CPK-17 is still the best for most people. It's temperature-variable so you can match water temperature to tea type, and it's made of metal, meaning it will last longer in everyday use. We also have a step-up pick if you need to boil larger volumes of water.   Read More >
The Best Ice Cube Tray OXO Good Grips No Spill
Long-term smell and taste tests led us to a whole new round of research and testing on ice cube trays. Ice for everyday use is basically the same no matter what mold you use, but the OXO Good Grips No Spill has the most useful design of those we tested: its silicone lid allows you to store the tray at an angle without spillage.   Read More >
The Best Dish Rack Polder 4-Piece Advantage
After 60 hours of research, interviews with two industrial designers, and washing the equivalent of 35 loads of dishes, we found the Polder 4-Piece Advantage is the best dish rack for a four-person household that cooks 5+ meals a week. We have additional picks too, if you'd rather spend less money or need a rack that's more compact.    Read More >
The Best Kitchen Scale Jennings CJ4000
After 30 hours weighing everything from bread dough to coffee beans, the $26 Jennings CJ4000 is the best digital kitchen scale for most people. It’s the only model we tested that measures in half grams—something our prior pick can’t do—for better precision. For accuracy down to .1 g for coffee and spices, we also have a great pocket scale.   Read More >
The Best Soda Maker Sodastream Jet
We spent more than 30 hours researching dozens of home soda makers, tested six models hands-on, and even built our own machine to determine that the Sodastream Jet is the best one for most people. It’s easier to use than the competition, makes pretty good seltzer water, has a CO2 tank that lasts for 40-60 liters, and is one of the most eco-friendly options you can buy.   Read More >
The Best Travel Mug Zojirushi Stainless Mug
The new Zojirushi Stainless Mug is an evolutionary improvement over its predecessor (our previous pick for best travel mug) and doesn't compromise on design or insulating abilities. After 8 hours, coffee was 20 degrees hotter in the Zojirushi than the next mug down in our test group.   Read More >
The Best Kitchen Trash Can simplehuman Wide Step Rectangular Step Trash Can (Fingerprint-Proof)
After 30 hours of research, arguing the merits of 50+ trash cans, talking to six food professionals, and testing 12 finalists with 12 average users, we found the best trash can. The simplehuman Wide Step has a removable liner for easy cleaning and a stay-open switch keeps it from closing while you bustle around the kitchen.    Read More >
The Best Pepper Mill Peugeot Paris U'Select
After 45 hours of research and testing, we found the best pepper mill for most people. The Peugeot Paris U’Select was the first pepper mill over a century ago, and it’s still the best. Its sharp, steel mechanism ground 1/2 tsp. of pepper faster and more evenly than the competition.   Read More >
The Best Mandoline Swissmar Börner V-Power
After 30 hours of research, testing 11 models with roots and soft fruit, we recommend the Swissmar Borner V-Power Mandoline.   Read More >
The Best Can Opener Good Grips Locking Can Opener with Lid Catch
After 9 hours of research, opening 60 lbs. of canned food with 17 models, the best can opener is the OXO Good Grips Locking Can Opener.    Read More >
The Best Paring Knife Victorinox 3¼-inch
We spent 30 hours researching and testing 8 top knives, and the $8 Victorinox 3 1/4 -inch paring knife is the best.    Read More >
The Best Steak Knife Set Victorinox Rosewood Straight-Edge Steak Knives (Set of 6)
Whether you’re serving a fine Ribeye, humble flank steak, or even a thick-cut pork chop, you need sharp steak knives. And, really, nice meat deserves nice knives. After 28 hours of research, testing, and interviewing professional chefs and knife experts, we think the Victorinox Rosewood Straight Edge Steak Knife Set ($130 for 6) is the set you want. The knives cut beautifully, they’re well balanced, and they come at a reasonable price. They’re also nice enough to complement a formal table setting—but not so fancy that you wouldn’t want to use them on a weeknight.    Read More >
The Best Dish Soap Seventh Generation Dish Liquid
Dishwashing liquid, the kind you squirt into your sink to do dishes by hand, is something that most of us have in our kitchens. After over 60 hours of research we think Seventh Generation Dish Liquid is the one you want. Out of the 20 different hand dishwashing detergents we lab tested, it has the best combination of cleaning power, safety, price, and social responsibility. It also smells good if that’s your thing and comes unscented if it isn’t.    Read More >
The Best Spatula Mercer Hell’s Handle Fish Spatula
If I could only buy one spatula, I’d get the Mercer Hell’s Handle Fish Spatula. Forget that it’s got fish in its name—it’s a versatile, all-purpose slotted spatula with the right amount of flexibility and strength for only ~$15.    Read More >
The Best Stand Mixer KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart
A stand mixer is a great way to take your baking game to the next level, and we believe that the KitchenAid Artisan ($280) is the best mixer for the home baker looking for an equipment upgrade. Not only did it expertly cream butter and sugar for cookies and whip up a genoise cake batter to perfection, it also effortlessly kneaded whole wheat bread dough without straining or walking around on the countertop. For the money, the KitchenAid Artisan can’t be beat in performance and versatility.    Read More >
The Best Paper Towel Bounty Select-a-Size
After dozens of hours of research, interviews and testing, I found that Bounty's Select-a-Size paper towels had more scrubbing strength than anything else available. They're also very absorbent, and the smaller individual sheets let you use (and waste) less.    Read More >
The Best Rice Cookers Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Deluxe Rice Cooker/Steamer
After testing multiple rice cookers with friends and a panel of Japanese chefs, we recommend the $40 Hamilton Beach Digital Simplicity Deluxe Rice Cooker/Steamer for people who cook rice once in a while. But if you enjoy brown rice, cook rice multiple times a week, or like less-common rice-cooking methods like sticky rice or rice porridge, it’s probably worth investing in a high-end rice cooker—namely the $150 Zojirushi NS-TSC10.    Read More >
The Best Refrigerator
Your refrigerator is one of the most important gadgets in your home. You need to find one that runs efficiently and consistently when tasked with keeping your beer cold, your fruits & veggies fresh and your pizza frozen for as long as possible. Our pick for most people is the $900 Kenmore 79009, a basic but well-performing refrigerator for smaller 33-inch cutouts. For those with bigger 36-inch cutouts, the $1300 Frigidaire FGUS2642LF is our pick.    Read More >
The Best Sponge Scotch-Brite Dobie Cleaning Pad
After some longterm testing, we’ve decided the best sponge for most kitchens is the Scotch-Brite Dobie Cleaning Pad (especially when paired with the Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty for tougher messes). It feels good in use and makes quick work of almost any mess.    Read More >
The Best Kitchen Trash Bag Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Bag Stronger with Less Plastic
The best trash bag for hauling garbage that is heavy or sharp or simply kitchen detritus is the Glad Tall Kitchen drawstring bag. It’s the favorite of Consumer Reports and Good Housekeeping and consistently stood up to our testing, holding vastly more weight and demonstrating more resistance to rips and tears than other trash bags.   Read More >
The Best Knife Set (Though We Prefer Piecemeal) Wüsthof Classic 8-Piece Deluxe Knife Set
If you’re looking to buy nice kitchen knives—and are determined to buy a set—you won’t beat the Wüsthof Classic 8-Piece Deluxe Knife Set ($350) for price, performance and overall presentation. I came to this conclusion after more than 18 hours of research, testing and interviewing experts.   Read More >
The Best Skillet All-Clad 12-inch Stainless Steel Fry Pan
For some items, it’s worth paying extra for reputation because that reputation is hard earned and well-deserved. The All-Clad 12-Inch Stainless Steel Fry Pan is one of those things. It’s beloved by professionals, enthusiasts, and home cooks alike for their superior heat conductivity, balanced handling, and durability.   Read More >
The Best Corkscrew for Opening Wine True Fabrications Truetap
Although you can spend plenty of money on a gadgety wine opener, every wine expert we spoke to prefers a simple, double-hinged corkscrew. We especially like True Fabrications' Truetap. Yes, it’s a knockoff of the Pulltap’s—the corkscrew most recommended by experts—but in our tests, we found that it is similar in handling, one of the least expensive models we tried, and solidly built, and unlike the Pulltap’s, it can be shipped from a reliable, local source. And unlike wing corkscrews, it’s compact and slim, which means you can buy a couple and keep extras in your desk, glove compartment, or backyard—so you’re always ready to open up a bottle.    Read More >
The Best Vegetable Peeler OXO Good Grips Pro Swivel Peeler
If you're in the market for a new vegetable peeler, you won't beat the performance of the OXO Good Grips Pro Swivel Peeler.   Read More >