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Is the Instant Pot Worth It? Few kitchen appliances have caused more of a stir than the Instant Pot. It topped lists of most-purchased Amazon products on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Prime Day 2017 — and broke those records on Prime Day 2018, with over 300,000 sold. I got my hands on the popular ...

The Best Blenders

The Best Blenders The best blender can handle the toughest ingredients without stuttering — giving us fine-textured smoothies without a trace of grit or clump of fruit. We took 10 highly rated blenders and tested them against fibrous kale, dense ice, and tiny oats and almonds to determine their strength and efficiency. In the end, ...

Deep fryers vs. Airfryers

The allure of preparing delicious fried foods like chicken wings and potato fries, means you must invest in a good fryer; whether electric deep fryer, propane fryer OR air fryer. Modern deep fryers feature digital displays that indicate current and desired cooking temperatures. The air fryers, on the other hand, use Rapid Air Technology to ...

The Best Slow Cookers

The Best Slow Cookers Slow cookers create a lot of home-cooked goodness with very little effort. Whether you “set-it and forget-it” every day or only once a month, your slow cooker should be easy to use and it should cook your food well without burning it. We did the research, spoke with experts, and tested ...

The Best Pressure Cookers

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The Best Kitchen Faucets

The Best Kitchen Faucets Any faucet will produce running water, but the best can adapt to different kitchen needs and endure decades of daily use. We talked to 18 experts, pored through hundreds of offerings from over a dozen brands, and contacted manufacturers directly to find out who’s making the best faucets on the market. ...

The Best Air Fryers

The Best Air Fryer The best air fryer should consistently produce the familiar crunch of deep-fried foods, while still being easier to maintain and use than a traditional deep fryer. We tested seven air fryers, cooking more than 20 pounds of fries, chicken strips, and veggies. Most of the models disappointed, but our top two ...

The Best Espresso Machine

The Best Espresso Machines Caffè Espresso translates to “pressed-out coffee.” It’s what happens when you force hot water through finely ground coffee beans. This brewing method is challenging to master, as slight variations in pressure and temperature can produce an extremely unpalatable shot. As such, the best espresso machine is forgiving to first-time owners, extracts ...

The Best Chef Knife

The Best Chef Knives There’s a reason we call the best kitchen knives “chef knives.” A good chef is a multitasker, so a good chef knife is designed to handle multiple jobs. Think of all the slicing and chopping involved in a beef stir-fry or a chicken noodle soup. You want a single tool that ...

The Best Frying Pans

The Best Frying Pans For lots of home chefs, the best frying pan is going to be nonstick, oven-safe, and able to withstand some wear and tear. We consulted with the pros, then tested 10 best-in-class pans, flipping fried eggs, baking cornbread, and searing steak to see which were the least sticky and the most ...

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