Sous vide cooking—cooking foods in vacuum-sealed pouches in precisely controlled water baths—is no longer the exclusive preserve of fancy restaurant kitchens. The Anova Precision Cooker is one of the best home water bath controllers on the market, with an easy-to-use interface, Bluetooth support, rock-solid construction, a sleek look, and an affordable price tag to boot.
When we tested bread knives earlier this year, we were absolutely blown away by the cutting quality of Tojiro's bread knife. It surpassed every other serrated knife, cutting beautifully clean slices of even the most tender bread, and making quick, neat work of ripe tomatoes. It's a must-have for any kitchen.
The E5 kitchen knife sharpener is easy to use, gentle on knives, and creates professional results in just 90 seconds. Press the button and go. Guesswork is eliminated with timed cycles and sharpening guides that ensure consistent edge geometry along the entire blade. Additionally, Work Sharp Culinary's exclusive MicroForge technology creates a durable, more controlled edge on any knife, and the ceramic honing rod keeps your knife in top shape, long after sharpening. — Work Sharp Culinary
The angled end of a fish spatula means it's one of the few kitchen tools out there that is not ambidextrous. And unfortunately, a lot of manufacturers, including the two above, don't make a left-handed version of their spatula. So if you're a lefty, go for the LamsonSharp Chef's Slotted Turner. It's a bit more expensive than the Victorinox (the lefty version is currently around $23, while the righty is around $30), and the flipper doesn't curve as much, which makes it trickier to slide under things. But overall, it's quite comparable to my favorite spatula, and you can get it with either a walnut handle or a dishwasher-safe polyoxymethylene (POM) handle. (It also gets a stamp of approval from Serious Eats' resident lefty, Daniel.)