Tools and Gadgets

From digital scales (yes, you should own one) to thermometers and measuring cups, here are our favorite gadgets to fill up those kitchen drawers.
Pastry cream being strained through a fine mesh strainer into a stainless steel bowl
Kitchen Gear and Tools We Think You Should Have Two (Or More) Of
Nesco vacuum sealer on a marble countertop
One of Our Favorite Vacuum Sealers Is Currently on Sale for 35% Off
A group of pasta rollers and cutters on marble surface
We Tested 7 Pasta Makers to Find the Best Ones for Rolling and Cutting Dough
a group of electric citrus juicers on a marble surface
We Tested 11 Citrus Juicers to Find the Best Ones for Tackling Citrus Big and Small
A person using an offset spatula to frost a cake on a cake stand
Why an Offset Spatula Is the Tool I Can’t Bake Without
a top-down shot of apple slices in a dehydrator before being dried
How a Food Dehydrator Can Help You Reduce Food Waste
eight different miniature whisks on a marble background
We Tested 8 Mini Whisks And Came Away with Three Favorites
Anova Precision Chamber Sealer with blue backdrop.
We Tested the Anova Precision Chamber Vacuum Sealer
A group of vegetable peelers on a grey surface
We Tested 14 Popular Vegetable Peelers to Find the Best Ones
Multiple Olive Oil Dispenser Bottles
We Tested 9 Olive Oil Dispensers—Here Are Our Favorites
a collection of 12 different garlic presses on a counter
We Tested 12 Garlic Presses—Two Smashed the Competition
Loaves on a baking stone in an oven
All of the Tools You Need to Make Really Great Baguettes at Home
pizza cutters on a black surface
To Find the Best Pizza Cutters, We Sliced Up More Than a Dozen Pies
a small fine mesh strainer drains hot peppers of their oil
Why A Small Fine Mesh Strainer Is Incredibly Versatile
a group of meat pounders on a marble countertop
We Tested 9 Meat Pounders—Two Smashed It
best steamer baskets horizontal lead
We Tested 10 Steamer Baskets—Here Are the Best Ones
Two cocktail smokers with a cocktail under a glass cloche
We Tested 6 Cocktail Smokers to Find the Best Ones for Drinks, Ice, and More
Vitamix Food Processor on the A3500 blender base
Is the Vitamix Food Processor Attachment Worth It?
a variety of kitchen tools and utensils on a blue surface
The Best Utensil Set Is No Utensil Set
A collection of ten bread lames, which are handles and rods that support a razor blade for scoring bread dough.
We Tested 10 Bread Lames—Two Scored the Top Spot
three electric deep fryers on a marble surface
Should You Buy an Electric Deep Fryer?
Six electric corkscrews on a blue countertop
We Opened Dozens of Bottles of Wine to Find the Best Electric Corkscrews
the winners of our siphon testing on a pale green marble countertop
We Tested 8 Whipping Siphons—Our Favorites Made Perfect Whipped Cream
three handheld grinders are arranged on a counter in front of a kettle and electric grinder
We Tested 11 Handheld Coffee Grinders—These Were Our Favorites
a number of muddlers oriented vertically on a marble countertop
We Tested 9 Muddlers to See Which Ones Were Best for Making Cocktails
A loaf of bread with a round bread lame beside it
Why A Circular Bread Lame Can Offer More Control for Scoring Loaves
Pouring coffee into pourover maker sent on the Acacia Pearl scale
We Tested 8 Coffee Scales—Here Are The Best Ones for Accurate Brewing
multiple vacuum sealers on a marble surface
We Tested 19 Vacuum Sealers—Here Are the Best Ones
12 ballon whisks laid out in a semi circle on a piece of grey slate
We Tested 10 Balloon Whisks—Two Whisked Their Way to Victory
our two favorite temperature control mugs on a countertop
We Tested 7 Temperature Control Mugs to Find the Best Ones (And to Figure Out If They’re Worth It)
a variety of rasp-style graters on a wooden countertop
We Tested 12 Microplanes (Rasp-Style Graters)–Here Are the Best Ones
a bunch of instant-read thermometers on a marble countertop
We Tested 18 Instant-Read Thermometers–Here Are Our Favorite Models
a group of potato mashers against a white background
We Tested 10 Potato Mashers—Here Are The Best Ones
Cast iron and carbon steel cookware, plus enameled cast iron Dutch ovens
The Best Kitchen Gear We Bought in 2022
The Best Torches for Wok Hei
Breville Hand Mixer
We Tested 7 Hand Mixers—Here Are Our Favorites
a group of meat grinders on a wooden butcher block surface
We Tested 8 Meat Grinders to Find the Best Ones
Rulers for your kitchen
The Best Kitchen Rulers To Have On Hand
Bowl scraper and dough
Every Kitchen Needs a Bowl Scraper
Beef roast browning in pan under a metal cooking weight
Why You Need a Chef's Press in Your Kitchen
Using a mortar and pestle to grind chiles and shallots.
We Tested A Variety of Mortars and Pestles—Here Are Our Favorites
thermopop 2
We Tested the New ThermoWorks ThermoPop 2—Here’s What We Found Out
A chicken roasting inside an oven with a probe thermometer panel on the outside of the oven
The Best Thermometers for Deep Frying, Candy-Making, and Roasting Meats
Three mandolines on a white background
The Best Inexpensive Mandoline Slicers, According to Our Tests
Should You Buy a Food Mill or a Ricer? (It Depends.)
The Best Cooking Chopsticks Are Cheap, Durable, and Wildly Versatile
Why Every Kitchen Needs a Salt Pig (or Two)
We Tested 7 Plastic Cutting Boards—Here Are Our Favorites
A small plastic 15-degree angle guide is rubber banded to the end of a whetstone
This Tiny Tool Makes Knife Sharpening Way Easier
the lineup of spatulas on a wooden cutting board
We Tested 11 Spatulas (Turners) for Nonstick Pans—Here Are Our Favorites
After Testing 12 Olive Oil Pourers, We Discovered The Best Are Also the Cheapest
a number of measuring spoons on a marble surface
We Tested 12 Measuring Spoon Sets to Find the Most Accurate Ones
fish spatulas on a marble countertop
We Tested 12 Fish Spatulas to Find the Best for Flipping Fish, Burgers, and More
Hand holding black-handled poultry shears
We Tested 12 Poultry Shears—Here Are the Best Ones
Pair of tongues picking up a piece of meat from cast iron skillet
We Tested 33 Sets of Kitchen Tongs—Here Are the 4 Best Models
We Tested 12 Pairs of Kitchen Shears to Find the Best Ones
Managing Editor Niki Achitoff-Gray mugging for the camera while using a very inefficient corn stripper
Take It All Off: Are Corn Strippers Worth It?
The Mandoline Isn't a Fancy Chef's Tool—It's a Kitchen Staple