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Perfect, No-Mess Pancakes

Perfect, No-Mess Pancakes

I was intrigued by the promise of “pancakes with no accidental spills” from Whiskware’s Batter Mixer. I hoped it would be a kid-friendly tool.
Fudgy, Silken, Sous-Vide Style Eggs, Coming Right Up!

Fudgy, Silken, Sous-Vide Style Eggs, Coming Right Up!

I was curious to see how the Sansaire compared to other brands of sous vide machines — what bells and whistles would stand out?
Cooking with the Power of the Sun

Cooking with the Power of the Sun

When you live in the desert Southwest, there are no shortage of sunny days. One way to make the most of all the sunshine is to cook with it!
Kitchen Gems — for the Right Cook

Kitchen Gems — for the Right Cook

From the tip of their ice hardened blades to the Swiss Diamond logo forged into the end of the black resin handle, I found the knives’ simple design pleasing.
Can a Spiralizer Inspire? This One Can

Can a Spiralizer Inspire? This One Can

If time, convenience and appeal largely influence your consumption of fruits and vegetables, this spiralizer can help guide you to a produce-rich diet in no time.
A Stove-to-Serve French Soup Pot

A Stove-to-Serve French Soup Pot

There is nothing better than an elegant pot that can go from stove to oven to table.
Make Weekend Brunches More Fun with Crepes

Make Weekend Brunches More Fun with Crepes

In addition to the silicone molds, you can use the heated plate of this crepe maker as a griddle for frying eggs, making pancakes and cooking bacon.
Up Your Sandwich Game with a Cordless Panini Press

Up Your Sandwich Game with a Cordless Panini Press

Since using this panini pan, I have retired not only my electric panini press, freeing up some much-needed counter space, but also my toaster.
Dress a Salad to Impress — Without the Stress

Dress a Salad to Impress — Without the Stress

It may appear frivolous to have a special container simply for mixing oil and vinegar, but trial and error convinced me otherwise.
A New Take on an Old Favorite

A New Take on an Old Favorite

The Lékué Duo springform pan represents a major departure from the typical aluminum type in that none of the pan is metal.
A Kitchen Scale That Pulls Its Weight

A Kitchen Scale That Pulls Its Weight

This scale is big enough to weigh a melon, but also compact and lightweight. I found it very user friendly with a sleek design that produced accurate results.
A Whisk for Nearly Every Kitchen Occasion

A Whisk for Nearly Every Kitchen Occasion

The cost of these whisks is on the high end, but cheaply made whisks tend to break down quickly. And, with the Rösle lifetime guarantee, your batter making, crêpe flipping, egg whipping and hot chocolate days are secured.
An Elegant, Practical Roasting Pan

An Elegant, Practical Roasting Pan

You can get less expensive or larger pans, but this pan is just right for the cook who loves to roast.
Four Knives That Get the Culinary Job Done

Four Knives That Get the Culinary Job Done

Inspired by ancient Japanese sword-crafting traditions, Shun knives are handmade by highly skilled craftsmen, resulting in products that are both functional and beautiful.
An Espresso Maker for Those On the Go

An Espresso Maker for Those On the Go

What to do when you’re off on an adventure but need coffee? This little espresso maker is the answer to your coffee-on-the-go needs.
A Pie Dish That’s Equal Parts Form and Function

A Pie Dish That’s Equal Parts Form and Function

I felt like a kid at Christmas opening the package that contained an Emile Henry pie dish! “Wow, beautiful. What should I make?” I asked myself.
A Speedy, Zero-electricity Chopper

A Speedy, Zero-electricity Chopper

The T-fal Ingenio Hand-Powered Rapid Food Chopper makes prepping your veggies and fruits easy. It’s convenient, fast and is a great way to prepare vegetables ahead of time.
A Safe, Sturdy Pizza Cutter

A Safe, Sturdy Pizza Cutter

Because of the name, it may seem like this pizza cutter is only good for one thing. However, I have used this on quesadillas, flatbreads, bread dough, brownies, pies and scones.
A Risotto Pan That Does So Much More

A Risotto Pan That Does So Much More

This is a great addition to your kitchenware if risotto is a food close to your heart, though the pan isn’t limited to this creamy-textured dish.
Technology for the Well-Managed Kitchen

Technology for the Well-Managed Kitchen

Although I’ve used apps to keep up with my kitchen inventory before, this was my first time using a physical device.
Tailor Your Tea However You Like

Tailor Your Tea However You Like

The Tea Zinger allows you to make your own infusions combining tea or herbs with fresh citrus and other flavors.
Small Dishes with Big Benefits

Small Dishes with Big Benefits

For me, these ramekins are a gateway to achievable, sophisticated cooking. After trialing four different dishes, I am sold.
A Bright,  Better-flowing Water Bottle

A Bright, Better-flowing Water Bottle

The unique design of 50 Strong’s Simply Better Gym Bottle helps water flow better than traditional bottles, so you don’t have to tilt your neck as far back to get a sip.
Innovative, Ergonomic Measuring Cups

Innovative, Ergonomic Measuring Cups

If you’re tired of bending over or squatting to read the lines on your measuring cup, or just want more precise measurements, Urban Trend’s Clearview Measuring Cups come in handy.
A Safe, Modern Pressure Cooker

A Safe, Modern Pressure Cooker

The Lagostina has safety gauges that tell you when the lid can be taken off and when the food can be safely handled. It also has different settings are for lighter or more robust cooking.
Mince More Veggies into Your Meals

Mince More Veggies into Your Meals

Would it be possible for this hand-powered device to mince items better than an electronic food processor or grinder? Now, after testing it with numerous raw and cooked veggies, I no longer doubt its abilities.
Versatile Food Storage Lids

Versatile Food Storage Lids

Have you ever looked at a kitchen tool for the first time and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” That thought kept popping into my head as I used Lékué suction lids.
Cheese Board with a Natural, Rustic Look

Cheese Board with a Natural, Rustic Look

The JK Adams Strata Slate cheese board offers a unique surface for serving cheeses and hors d’oeuvres. With a deep gray color providing a natural and rustic look, it comes equipped with a dust-free chalk pencil for writing labels of the cheese you're eating right on the board.
Who Knew Dehydrating Was So Much Fun?

Who Knew Dehydrating Was So Much Fun?

Several weeks after opening the Excalibur 2400 4-Tray Dehydrator, it's still on my kitchen counter because I've had so much fun testing it. The Excalibur dehydrator is simple to use: simply fill the trays with your favorite fruits or vegetables, close the door, select a temperature, turn it on and leave it for several hours.
Easy En Papillote on a Weeknight

Easy En Papillote on a Weeknight

When I pulled the Emile Henry Papillote Fish Steamer from its box, the first thing I noticed was its good looks (so sleek, so French) and I couldn’t wait to put it through its paces!
A Safer Grater

A Safer Grater

My husband was grating cheese fast and furiously … and grated his knuckle! It only takes one mistake like that to avoid using a box grater forevermore. That's why the Paderno World Cuisine Drum Grater is awesome.
Fresh Mini Baguettes at Home

Fresh Mini Baguettes at Home

The only thing better than the smell of homemade bread in your kitchen is the taste of fresh, warm baguettes straight from your oven. But making delicious bread — with perfectly crunchy exterior and soft interior — is a job for the bakery, right? Wrong!
Make a Frozen Nondairy Treat in Minutes

Make a Frozen Nondairy Treat in Minutes

It was a Saturday, my husband and I had just finished some yard work and ice cream sounded like it would absolutely hit the spot. However, my husband doesn’t do that well with dairy. Time to break out the Yonanas machine!
Homemade Ravioli Can Be Easy and Fun

Homemade Ravioli Can Be Easy and Fun

The last time I made ravioli, I was so discouraged by the frustration and mess that I swore I would never make it again. But the Repast Supply Co. 17" Maple-Walnut Ravioli Rolling Pin promised to make ravioli rolling easy and fun, so I had to give it another try.
Grind Herbs and Spices with a "Manual Food Processor"

Grind Herbs and Spices with a "Manual Food Processor"

Traditionally, used to grind up whole spices and herbs such as fennel seeds, black pepper, cinnamon sticks and cardamom, I think of a mortar and pestle almost like a manual food processor. You can grind anything that will fit in the bottom of the mortar.
A Stand Mixer That Prizes Good Design

A Stand Mixer That Prizes Good Design

As a chef, I put a lot of value in the efficiency of the performance in any kitchen tool. Knives should be sharp and have a good grip, food processors should assemble and detach with ease, and pots and pans should heat with an even distribution. That's why the SMEG Stand Mixer gets high marks from me.
Summertime Iced Coffee Made Easy and Fast

Summertime Iced Coffee Made Easy and Fast

The HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker makes iced coffee in one minute. Well, it doesn’t actually make iced coffee. It makes hot coffee (or any other hot beverage) cold in one minute. But that’s a technicality. The HyperChiller works and is not complicated.
A Pan to Make You Feel Like a TV Chef

A Pan to Make You Feel Like a TV Chef

When cooking with this nonstick, oven-safe pan, my vegetables sautéed and sizzled as if I were a TV cooking show celebrity.
Warm Tortillas in Record Time

Warm Tortillas in Record Time

If I bring an extra gadget into my kitchen, my criteria are that it can't take up too much space and it has to live up to its promise. Looking like a large, round oven mitt with a pocket, this product is designed to warm tortillas in the microwave and keep them hot for up to an hour. .
Super-Simple Skewers for Indoor Kababs

Super-Simple Skewers for Indoor Kababs

We have different diet preferences in my house (vegetarian, omnivore, low-carb), so we love recipes that let us customize without adding extra steps. Kabobs and skewers do just that!

Kitchen tool reviews featured in Food & Nutrition Magazine and FoodandNutrition.org are written by Stone Soup bloggers. Opinions expressed in these reviews are those of individual writers. Test samples are provided by manufacturers.