After spending 12 hours researching and testing six different springform pans, we think the best option for most bakers is the Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Springform Pan (also see our guides to cake pans and bundt pans). It was the sturdiest pan we tested at such a reasonable price (around $15). Though no springform pan is entirely leakproof, the Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Springform Pan was closer to watertight than most othe...

After spending 11 hours researching and testing four bundt pans, we found a clear winner: the Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Original 10- to 15-Cup Bundt Pan (for other choices, also see our guides to cake pans and springform pans). It’s made of cast aluminum, so it’s thick and sturdy but not too heavy, and it has a nonstick coating that allows cakes to come out cleanly even from tight crevices. The shape of the Nordic Ware Platinum Collectio...

After spending nearly 50 hours baking dozens of pies over the past three years, as well as talking with some of the best pie makers in the country, we’re confident that the inexpensive Baker’s Advantage Ceramic Pie Dish (about $20) is the best pie plate for most people. In our testing, it made some of the most evenly browned crusts, which never stuck to the bottom of the plate. Because the Baker’s Advantage Ceramic Pie Dish is a deep dish, it ...

We spent more than 30 hours researching and testing cake pans in three essential shapes–round, rectangular/square, and loaf–to come up with the best of each (also see our guides to bundt pans and springform pans). And in each test, pans from USA Pan came out on top, easily outclassing the competition in the nonstick department. Highly recommended by experts, bakeware from USA Pan features a combination of a corrugated texture with slight ridge...

After about five hours and many hundreds of spoonfuls testing nine different sets of measuring spoons, we think the Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons are the best choice for most home cooks. The Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons are accurate, easy to use, and conveniently held together by magnets. The double-ended spoons mean you’re essentially getting two sets for the price of one, which means you can switch ...

If you need a basic 13-by-9 baking dish for making gratin, lasagna, or stuffing, or even for roasting vegetables and small cuts of meat, the HIC Porcelain Lasagna Pan represents the best possible value. Though it’s inexpensive, the HIC dish performed in our tests as well as those that cost more than twice as much. In fact, all the dishes—ranging from $10 to $180—functioned generally similarly, but this dish’s balance of features at such a grea...

If you’re looking for a sturdy cookie sheet, the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet is the best one for baking all kinds of cookies. After spending more than 35 hours testing 13 sheet pans and cookie sheets over the past two years, making 23 batches of cookies, six pizzas, and several pounds of sweet potato fries and oven chips, we found that the Nordic Ware performed every task nearly perfectly—better than sheets twice the price—and without warpi...

We spent 200 hours researching and tested 20 types of essential cookie-related items to find the best gear to make holiday baking fun and stress-free. In compiling this guide, we sought advice from renowned bakers such as Alice Medrich, author of books like Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-In-Your-Mouth Cookies and, most recently, Flavor Flours; Rose Levy Beranbaum, author of Rose’s Christmas Cookies and The Baking Bible, among others; Matt Lew...

We scooped 200 balls of cookie dough, cracked more than 60 eggs, sifted almost 4 pounds of flour, and tossed four boxes of cereal in a dozen mixing bowl sets to discover that the Tramontina ProLine 3-Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls set is the best for most people. These bowls are deep enough to contain splatters from a hand mixer yet wide enough for comfortable whisking, folding, mixing, and tossing. If you want a durable glass set, the Pyr...

After more than 10 hours of combing through whisks of all shapes and sizes, and whipping or stirring our way through bowl after bowl of cream, custard, béchamel, and egg whites, we think the OXO Good Grips 11-Inch Balloon Whisk is the best whisk for most people. It’s a great all-purpose whisk, equally efficient at whipping cream or stirring a pot of sauce. It’s flexible but sturdy, and its cushy, rubbery handle was the most comfortable we trie...

Top 9 Best Baby Food Makers

So, your little precious baby is getting ready for solid foods? Are you concerned about the quality of baby food? Do you worry whether or not they have safe ingredients? There have been some disturbing news stories about some products causing problems. You want only the best nutrition for your baby. Also, all those baby food containers cause a lot of waste! Why not make your own baby food? With baby food makers, you can! These makers...

The Best Floor Fans To Stay Cool Whole Summer

The Best Way To Stay Cool This Summer. We all have different ways of keeping cool and there are various floor fans for this purpose. The reasons are as varied and unique as the fans themselves. Sometimes your air conditioner isn’t enough to stave off the heat of the summer. Or you just need a breeze to keep the air from being stale after constant recycling through the A/C system. Maybe you just need the white noise of an oscillating ...

The Best Electric Pressure Cookers for Fuss-Free Quick Meals

An Electric Pressure Cooker is Your Answer to Quick and Easy Cooking If you have seen an episode of MasterChef, then chances are you would have seen an electric pressure cooker in action, even if you may not completely understand exactly what it is and how it works. It is almost a magical appliance – food goes in and in an extraordinarily short amount of time, it is cooked. The science is simple – steam is created which creates press...

The Best Burr Coffee Grinders for Outstanding Coffee Grinds

Best Burr Coffee Grinders for the Best Aroma and Flavour A burr coffee grinder is not when your grinder is really cold (pun intended), rather it is a grinder that uses two revolving abrasive surfaces (known as burr’s) to grind coffee. Any true coffee connoisseur will tell you that in order to have a proper coffee, the beans must first be ground using a burr grinder. Owning a great burr coffee grinder is your great opportunity to show...

Best Toaster Ovens For Your Kitchen

Baking Make Easy With These Smart Toaster Ovens The toaster oven is the kitchen appliance you did not realize you need. It’s not a toaster, it’s not an oven and it’s not a microwave – so what is the point of it? Basically it can cook anything you need easily and quicker than an oven, and they just look cool! For those times when a large oven is just unnecessary, the toaster oven will be there for you. Much more energy efficient than ...

The Best Bread Toasters To Toast Yourself Happy

Incredible Bread Toasters to Fix the Perfect Breakfast Bread is used for entrees, desserts, snacks, lunches, breakfast and every other meal you can imagine in between. There are many ways to prepare bread, but perhaps one of the most popular is toasting it. Toasting bread gives it that soft crispy crunch that everyone craves. So here we go on our pick of some of the best bread toasters in the market. BLACK+DECKER TR1278B 2-Slice Brea...

The Best Upright Vacuum Cleaners You Can Buy

Kick-Start Your House Cleaning Without Breaking Your Back Whether it be a perfect present for the housework-hating member of your family, or for your own house – you cannot go past the practicality of an upright vacuum cleaner. If you have ever struggled to lug one of those giant vacuum cleaners around the house, causing more damage to your walls than actual cleaning, then look no further. Here are the top 9 best upright vacuum clean...

The Best and Most Affordable Blenders for Delicious Smoothies

Make Nutritious and Colorful Smoothies Everyday There is never a bad time for a smoothie. Whether you enjoy them as a meal replacement as part of your diet, before or after a good workout or simply as a healthy and refreshing drink on a hot summers day, nothing beats a good smoothie. Go into any café or hipster coffee shop and you will see a plethora of different smoothies ranging anywhere from $5 to $12. Buying a smoothie every day ...

Best Masticating Juicers for Nutritious Juice

Masticating Juicers for Ultimate Health Benefits Do you prefer fresh juices over boxed ones? But the nearest juice bar is very far from your home? Or, are you just a crazy fan of juice? But want to avoid the harmful effects of processed juices. In that case, worry no more, juice lovers – masticating juicers are the machine for you! These juicers squeeze every drop of nutrient from the fruits and vegetables. The fresh juice combo of f...

The Best Popcorn Makers for a Truly Amazing Popping Experience

Now You Can Make Movie Theater-Quality Popcorn at Home Just for the fun of it, here is a challenge: say ‘popcorn popper’ ten times fast without laughing, we bet you can’t! There is just something about popcorn that invokes happiness and joy – whether it is the smell, the taste, or just the experience of trying not to touch anyone’s hands as you all reach in the bowl at the same time. Once upon a time, the theatre and cinema were the ...