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 is one of the best home water bath controllers on the market, with an easy-to-use interface, WiFi support, rock-solid construction, a sleek look, and an affordable price tag to boot.
The Cuisinart is an easy-to-use, powerful blender that aced many of our tests. This model’s dashboard is intuitive, and it features a built-in timer that counts down for you or can be programmed to stop after a certain number of seconds.
Another essential kitchen tool, the Microplane grater does fine grating way better than those tiny, raspy holes on a box grater. Whether you're quickly grating fresh nutmeg and cinnamon or taking the zest off a lemon, the Microplane is the tool to reach for.
High-quality Swedish steel and Japanese design, along with great features like a perfectly balanced handle and blade and an ergonomic bolster, make the Misono UX10 Santoku one of our favorite tools in the kitchen.