Kitchen & Culinary Tools: Guides, Reviews, Care & Recipes

Every chef needs kitchen tools. And this library of cooking tool recommendations, reviews, techniques and more will help you make the most of your kitchen equipment.

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    How to Hold a Knife the Right Way

    Learn how to hold a knife so you can get the right mince, dice, chop and chiffonade on your ingredients. This basic skill is the gateway to better cooking.

    Jerk Seasoned Air-Fryer Potatoes

    1 review

    As a spicy food lover, this is a simple way to enjoy the Jamaican jerk flavor profile in a meatless...


    This Multifunctional Meat Chopper Has a Near-Perfect Rating on Amazon—Here’s Why

    Upgrade your kitchen skills with this $10 tool that's a game changer for Taco Tuesdays.


    This Ceramic Herb Stripper Makes Prepping Herbs So Much Easier

    This no-fuss herb stripper will level up your cooking gadget game. Learn more about this hidden gem that'll have you...


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    How to Cut a Whole Chicken in 6 Easy Steps

    If you don't know how to cut a whole chicken, now is the perfect time to learn. You'll save a...

    10 Berry Tools to Help Make the Most of Your Harvest

    Visiting the strawberry patch or farmers market this year? Make your berries last longer and taste even better with these...


    The Best Chef’s Knife for Every Type of Home Cook

    Looking for the best chef's knife for your cooking style? Our Test Kitchen experts will point you in the right direction.

    Pressure-Cooker Beef Short Ribs Vindaloo

    My sister shared this Indian-inspired beef dish with me, and I modified it to make a pressure-cooker version. I love...


    15 Essential Chinese Cooking Tools

    Whether you're tossing up a stir-fry or steaming up bao buns, here are the Chinese cooking tools you need to...


    How to Sharpen a Knife Like a Professional Chef

    Here's how to sharpen a knife at home like a pro.


    21 Mexican Cooking Tools Every Home Chef Should Own

    When preparing dinner, there's no substitute for the right Mexican cooking utensils. A Mexican chef shows us the tools used...

    Homemade Air-Fryer Churros

    Serve these cinnamon-sugar air-fryer churros fresh and hot with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. They're sure to become...


    This Quirky Kitchen Gadget Makes Spreading Butter So Much Easier

    This kitchen gadget is really buttering us up with its genius design.


    The Kitchen Item to Buy This Holiday Season, According to Our Culinary Expert

    It's OK to treat yourself to a new kitchen tool—our culinary expert says so.


    Your Guide to Using Cheese Knives Properly

    We compiled this guide to cheese knives to explain each knife’s specific capabilities so that you can choose the proper...


    How to Chop Nuts, 5 Ways

    Wondering how to chop nuts for your favorite recipes? These methods walnut disappoint.

    Turkey Cake

    Create a simple centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dessert table. This turkey cake comes together fast with the help of a...


    Banana Pudding Cake

    3 reviews

    I love to make cakes, and my family loves banana pudding. One day while brainstorming in the kitchen, I came...


    Southern Peach Toasts

    These bruleed peach toasts are my creative homage to the beloved southern fresh peach cobbler. It is an upscale presentation...


    15 Egg Tools Professional Cooks Actually Love

    Learn from the egg-sperts! Our Test Kitchen staff shares their favorite egg tools and equipment just for you.


    Misen Just Launched the Strongest Set of Kitchen Shears

    The new Misen kitchen shears cut through all your kitchen chores — and they're shockingly strong and affordable.


    12 Popular Zoodle Recipes to Make for Your Next Meal

    Use zoodles to transform any recipe into low-carb, gluten-free dream! From comforting bowls of chicken zoodle soup to spicy plates...


    Vegetable Tian

    This colorful, hearty and delicious Vegetable Tian originated in Provence, France. A mandoline makes easy work of slicing all the...


    How to Grate Zucchini 4 Ways

    Turn this abundant vegetable into shredded zucchini, and you can use it in dozens of sweet and savory recipes. We'll...

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    Sour Candy Cupcakes

    1 review

    If you love the pucker of sour candies, then these sour candy cupcakes will be right up your alley. The...


    Hot Chocolate Bombs

    These hot chocolate bombs are all the rage! Make them ahead of time as a holiday gift or to have...


    The Difference Between Baking Sheets, Cookie Sheets and Jellyroll Pans

    Think sheet pans, baking sheets and cookie sheets are all the same? Let’s cover some of the basics and show...


    Layered Princess Cake

    This magical princess cake will make any party feel special. Whether you're having a birthday party, princess party or baby...


    Watermelon Cupcakes

    1 review

    My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


    Smoky Vegan Bacon

    1 review

    This vegan bacon recipe is a must for any meatless eater! You won't believe how similar it is to the...