From blenders to chef's knives to rolling pins to nonstick skillets, our team of kitchen experts recommends the best equipment to help you whip up the finest meals, whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned pro in the kitchen. These reviews are the result of hundreds of hours of research, expert interviews, crowdsourced opinions and owner ratings, hands-on testing, personal experience, and more.


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  • The Gear to Help You Win Any Bake-Off

    by Marguerite Preston

    It takes practice, precision, and creativity to produce prize-winning baked goods. Here are the pastry tools you need to wow even the toughest judges.

  • Our three picks for best air fryer toaster oven, with one of them stacked on the others forming a pyramid.

    The Best Air Fryer Toaster Oven

    by Michael Sullivan

    If you want an appliance that’s more versatile than a pod-shaped air fryer, we recommend the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer Pro.


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Cooking Tools and Utensils

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  • The Best Knife Sharpener

    by Tim Heffernan

    Easy to use, reliable, and able to put a razor edge on almost any type of knife, the best knife sharpener for home cooks is the Chef’sChoice Trizor XV.

  • A stack of cutting boards.

    The Best Cutting Boards

    by Michael Sullivan and Kevin Purdy

    After testing over 30 boards, we think that the plastic OXO Good Grips and the wood Teakhaus Edge Grain Professional Carving Board with Juice Canal are best.

  • Close up of a person who is using chopsticks to stir a simmering Hot Pot that is on a table surrounded by plates of sliced meats and vegetables.

    Everything You Need to Make Hot Pot at Home

    by Marilyn Ong

    Hot pot, a meal cooked communally at the table, is an enticing way to eat in colder months. Here are our tips for making the meal easy to pull off at home.


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  • A shiny skillet with brussels sprouts inside.

    The Best Skillet

    by Michael Zhao, Lesley Stockton, and Michael Sullivan

    After over 70 hours of research and testing since 2014, we still think the All-Clad D3 Stainless Fry Pan with Lid 12 Inch is the best skillet for most cooks.

  • Two gently used woks situated side by side along with a cooking utensil, a wok lid, and a plate of baby bok choy.

    The Best Woks

    by Cathy Erway

    We sautéed, steamed, and fried our way across 6 different woks (and researched many more). We recommend The Wok Shop’s 14-inch Carbon Steel Wok With Metal Side Handle.

Dining & Entertaining

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  • Eight bottles and two glasses of nonalcoholic wine, all differently colored.

    The Best Nonalcoholic Wines

    by Nena Farrell

    We sampled more than 20 bottles of nonalcoholic wine and found our favorite reds, whites, rosés, and sparklings.

  • Several boxes of frozen pepperoni pizza, some standing and some laying flat, along with a few warmed pepperoni pizzas resting on platters.

    The Best Frozen Pepperoni Pizzas

    by Mace Dent Johnson

    We tasted 12 widely available frozen pepperoni pizzas. DiGiorno’s Rising Crust Pepperoni Pizza was our favorite.

  • The Best Steak Knife Set

    by Tim Heffernan

    After 40 hours of research, interviews, and testing, we’re convinced the Messermeister Avanta Pakkawood steak knives are the best for most people.

Food & Grocery

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  • A few key items from each gift basket we recommend displayed together.

    Most Gift Baskets Are Terrible. These Are Great.

    by Gabriella Gershenson, Anna Perling, and Wirecutter Staff

    These gift baskets offer the best combination of taste, presentation, and value we’ve found, and we think they’ll delight recipients year-round.

  • Several boxes of chocolates in various shapes, sizes, and colors situated near each other.

    The Best Boxed Chocolates

    by Gabriella Gershenson, Lesley Stockton, and Haley Sprankle

    We’ve taste-tested 36 brands of chocolate since 2014, and we found six delicious, luxurious boxes that make perfect gifts.

Kitchen Storage

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  • Six food storage containers, in different sizes and shapes, filled with dry foods like oats, lentils, rice, and nuts.

    The Best Dry Food Storage Containers

    by Arianna Flores, Michael Sullivan, and Marguerite Preston

    After testing 19 food storage container sets over the years, we recommend the Rubbermaid Brilliance Containers and the Rubbermaid Commercial Containers.

  • A selection of lunch boxes, bento and traditional, that we tested to find the best lunch box, packed with food and beverages.

    The Best Lunch Boxes

    by Anna Perling

    We tested 28 bento boxes, lunch bowls, and classic lunch boxes to find the best for packing all kinds of meals, from a simple sandwich to a composed salad.

  • The Emile Henry Modern Classics Rectangular Baker on a set table, full of vegetables to be roasted.

    7 Strategies for Wasting Less Food

    by Anna Perling

    We share seven strategies for reducing food waste that skip the guilt trip and focus instead on a holistic approach to cooking.

Large Kitchen Appliances

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  • A stainless steel dishwasher flanked by yellow kitchen cabinets

    The Best Dishwashers

    by Liam McCabe and Sarah Bogdan

    We tested 17 dishwashers and found that the Bosch 300 Series offers the best combination of cleaning performance, features, and reliability for the price.

  • The GE Profile PVD28BYNFS French-door refrigerator, shown in stainless steel with its doors open.

    The Best Refrigerators

    by Liam McCabe

    We surveyed 5,000+ readers and analyzed 28,000+ customer reviews and found that among the major brands, LG fridges tend to make their owners the happiest.

  • An illustration of a fridge with colorful magnets that spell out "clean me?" along with a reminder to buy milk.

    Do You Really Need to Clean Your Fridge Coils?

    by Rachel Wharton

    Unless you have a really fancy (or old) fridge, you probably don’t need to worry about cleaning your condenser coils. But here’s how, just in case.

Small Kitchen Appliances

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  • Our two top picks for the best electric pressure cooker, together with rice, squash, and small bowls.

    The Best Electric Pressure Cooker Is an Instant Pot

    by Anna Perling and Lesley Stockton

    We’ve tested 18 multi-cookers since 2016, and the Instant Pot Duo 6-Quart is still our favorite—it’s affordable and easy to use, and it has a tried-and-true design.

  • A cooked pizza being slid out of an Ooni pizza oven on a metal peel.

    The Best Pizza Oven

    by Lesley Stockton

    We tested four portable outdoor pizza ovens and one indoor countertop oven to find those that are easier to use and make delicious pizza at a good price.

Wine & Bar

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More Kitchen Posts

  • A bottle of Seventh Generation dish soap next to a blue sponge and a stack of teacups and saucers.

    The Best Dish Soap

    by Wirecutter Staff

    After 65 hours of research, testing 28 detergents, and 7 years of long-term testing, we found Seventh Generation Dish Liquid to be the best dish soap for most people.

  • Our three air fryer picks lined up behind a small bowl of fries. A slice of pizza is nestled in the instant mini's basket.

    The Best Air Fryer

    by Caira Blackwell and Michael Sullivan

    If you’re looking for a pod-shaped air fryer, we recommend the Philips Premium Airfryer HD9741/96.

  • Our top pick for best waffle maker, the Chef'sChoice WafflePro Classic Belgian 840B, with a perfectly cooked round waffle in it. It is sitting on a wood cutting board next to a bottle of maple syrup and a bowl of berries.

    The Best Waffle Maker

    by Marguerite Preston, Sarah Zorn, and Winnie Yang

    We’ve cooked stacks and stacks of waffles since 2014 to find the best waffle makers.

  • Five of the toasters that we tested, in different styles and capacities, with a stack of golden toast.

    The Best Toaster

    by Michael Sullivan and Sabrina Imbler

    After testing 23 toasters for dozens of hours, we think the Cuisinart CPT-122 2 Slice Compact Plastic Toaster is the best, especially for the price.

  • Our four picks for best soda maker, displayed side by side in front of a purple background.

    The Best Soda Maker

    by Mace Dent Johnson

    We’ve tested 26 soda makers over the years, and the Drinkmate OmniFizz is the best at carbonating water, juice, and wine—making it the best soda maker out there.

  • A person holding the dirty basket of an air fryer in one hand and the greasy removable tray in the other.

    How to Clean an Air Fryer

    by Caira Blackwell

    Clean your air fryer as soon as you’re finished cooking and it’s cooled down enough to touch. And yes, after every time you use it (sorry). Here’s how.

  • Our three juicer picks, side by side, surrounded by glasses of fresh juice in a rainbow of colors.

    The Best Juicer

    by Anna Perling

    We’ve tested 19 juicers since 2014, and think the Omega VSJ843 makes the best-tasting juices, and offers the best accessories, value, and warranty.

  • One of the vacuum sealer machines that we tested to find the best, shown sealing a package of walnuts.

    The Best Vacuum Sealer

    by Michael Sullivan

    After rigorously testing 12 vacuum sealers, we recommend the Anova Precision Vacuum Sealer Pro.

  • Our pick for the best over the range microwave the GE JVM6175.

    The Best Over-the-Range Microwave

    by Liam McCabe

    We tested six over-the-range microwaves and found that they’re all very similar, but we like the GE JVM6175 because it’s easier to use than most.

  • Our four picks for best electric kettles.

    The Best Electric Kettle

    by Anna Held, Sarah Zorn, and Michael Sullivan

    Through multiple rounds of testing since 2013, the Cuisinart CPK-17 has remained our favorite electric kettle. It’s fast, accurate, and easy to use—all at a great price.

  • Three homemade pizzas arranged on a countertop.

    The Best Pizza Stone and Baking Steel

    by Lesley Stockton

    We think the FibraMent-D Baking Stone is the best all-purpose stone for making crisp pizza, crusty bread, and golden pastries.

  • Our pick for the best food processor the Cuisinart Custom 14 Food Processor on a white kitchen counter.

    The Best Food Processor

    by Michael Sullivan and Christine Cyr Clisset

    Of all the models we’ve tested since 2013, the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor remains our favorite because it’s simple, powerful, and durable.

  • Our four picks for best chef's knife, on a cutting board with sliced citrus.

    The Best Chef’s Knife

    by Lesley Stockton

    We’ve tested 23 chef’s knives, chopping over 70 pounds of produce since 2013, and recommend the Mac MTH-80 since it’s comfortable to use, reliable, and sharp.