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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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
The Path to Purer Juice?

The Path to Purer Juice?

There are two main types of juicer: centrifugal and masticating. A centrifugal juicer spins foods at super-high speed to create a pulpy liquid. A masticating juicer slowly squeezes and mashes foods to extract juices. Because they work at low speeds, masticating juicers have two distinct advantages over centrifugal juicers.
Catching the Spiralizer Spirit

Catching the Spiralizer Spirit

Is a spiralizer a necessary kitchen item? No. Is it a fun tool to have? You bet! This spiralizer can make fresh produce more palatable to particular eaters, get kids involved in the kitchen and help anyone minimizing or eliminating wheat or gluten-containing products from their diets.
This Juicer Might Never Leave My Kitchen Counter

This Juicer Might Never Leave My Kitchen Counter

The Novis Vita Juicer has become a necessity in my kitchen repertoire — it's quiet, efficient, powerful, easy-to-clean, sleek and sturdy.
Pleasingly Perfect Parchment

Pleasingly Perfect Parchment

The multi-purpose parchment paper used in PaperChef products is non-stick and biodegradable, making it an easy and environmentally friendly solution for lining baking sheets or cooking French-style "en papillote" dishes.
Towards the Ideal Two-Minute Omelet

Towards the Ideal Two-Minute Omelet

I was excited to try the Lékué Omelet Cooker, which is made of platinum silicone and is non-stick, BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. After reading the instructions, I felt very confident that even I could create a delicious omelet for dinner in about 2 minutes.
Pasta Night Just Like Mom Used to Make

Pasta Night Just Like Mom Used to Make

Like a lot of kids, I loved pasta night when I was younger. Fast-forward 25 years or so, and my pasta-making days are a little different from those of my childhood. I know a day will come when my girls will be more excited about twirling spaghetti on their forks than poking noodles, and when that time comes I have the perfect tool, the Lagostina Pastaiola pasta set.
Holy Mole! This Pressure Cooker Delights

Holy Mole! This Pressure Cooker Delights

I was equally delighted and terrified at the proposal to review a pressure cooker. As someone who spends many hours in the kitchen, it was time to conquer my fear. The All-Clad PC8 Precision Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker — with not one, not two, but five protections to ensure safety while cooking —helped me do exactly that.
This Foodie Plate Does Triple Duty

This Foodie Plate Does Triple Duty

The versatile Salt Rox Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate does triple duty as a foodie’s must-have: it cooks, it seasons and it looks great for serving!
A Perfect Pour of Oil and Vinegar

A Perfect Pour of Oil and Vinegar

Rösle brings its famed German engineering to these aesthetically pleasing tabletop products, made with clear, thick glass bases and stainless steel tops.
Make Fresh Pasta in 30 Minutes or Less

Make Fresh Pasta in 30 Minutes or Less

Preparing homemade pasta may sound intimidating, but with the Ronco Electric Pasta Maker, it’s relatively simple. Plus, my taste-testers were very pleased!
An Economical Way to an "A+" Breakfast

An Economical Way to an "A+" Breakfast

With a designer look and small footprint, the Lékué Oatmeal Kit is ideal for “speed-scratch” cooking, combining fresh ingredients with prepared products for a semi-homemade meal.
One Pot for a Perfect Roasted Chicken

One Pot for a Perfect Roasted Chicken

On a recent Sunday, I was scheduled to have dinner with my family. I decided this would be the perfect time to test out the Emile Henry Chicken Baker and prepare a delicious roasted chicken with vegetables. Using the burgundy ceramic pot was so easy!
A Knife Made for Rocking and Rolling

A Knife Made for Rocking and Rolling

With a name meaning "half-moon" in Italian, this is a knife made for rocking a rolling. When used in a large bowl, as originally intended, the mezzaluna's rounded blade chops herbs and vegetables into a very fine dice.
This Three-in-One is a Real Space-Saver

This Three-in-One is a Real Space-Saver

Combining a rice cooker, steamer and slow cooker in one, this product is great if you want to save shelf or counter space. I gave away my old slow cooker and rice cooker using it.

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.