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...

The Best Portable Ice Makers For An Endless Supply of Ice Cubes

Now You Don’t Have An Excuse to Run Out of Ice For Those Delicious Cocktails! A party is not a party without a bucket of ice, and if you are one of those people constantly having to travel to the local liquor shop to stock up on another bag of ice, then you need to invest in a portable ice maker. You can keep using those small inefficient ice trays in your freezer and make 12 cubes of ice at a time, or you can simply set up your auto...

The Home Hospital Beds For Easy Home Care

Find the Best Home Based Hospital Bed for a Recuperating Loved One Are you looking for the best home hospital beds for your home care needs? Home care is generally not the easiest of times. It is both emotionally, physically and financially draining. There are lots of things that can make the life easier and relieve the situation for the patient and the care-giver. That step begins with a decision as easy as choosing the right home h...

The Best Natural Gas Grill For Delicious Outdoor BBQ’s

There are no rules when finding the top rated propane grill for cooking, it’s literally an outdoor BBQ that grills, using propane gas. We will help you find the best propane grill that makes you a grilling master chef! We’ll compare Grills with 2, 3 & 4 Burners, Tabletop, Portable and grills with temperature and gas tank gauges. We have the top rated propane Grills from top brands such as Weber, Cuisinart & Char-Broil. So if ...

The Best Water Filter Brands Which Ensure Crystal Clear Water

Having fresh, clean water is an absolute must! Tap water can be dangerous, not only in countries that have less than ideal water filtration, but even in most major cities. You need the best water filter you can buy, and we have the perfect list, including the best water filter pitcher and the best home water filter. Don’t compromise on your health, pick up one of these items today for crystal clear filtered water! WaterChef® U9000 Pr...

The Best Zero Turn Radius Lawnmowers for Outstanding Cut Quality

Make Yard Work Easier and Fun A ride on lawnmower has many obvious benefits over the standard push mowers – they are quicker, easier to use, cover a large area quickly and the best part is that they are a whole lot of fun to ride! However even something so great has to have its disadvantages – one being that many ride on mowers do not allow for much maneuverability. This has been sorted with the new zero turn riding lawn mowers, whic...

What Type of Paint is used to Paint Toilet Seats?

If your bathroom sees heavy use and requires frequent cleaning then your toilet seat might be showing signs of wear and tear before you’re ready to replace it. The good news is that you can easily paint a plastic or wooden toilet seat, as long as you use the right paint. With the right type of paint, you can freshen up your toilet seat, extending its life until you’re ready to purchase a new toilet seat. While latex paint is commonly...

What are the Top Brands in Toilet Seats?

For the majority of homeowners, buying a toilet seat is an annoying task. Between materials, designs, and features, there are so many options out there. And that’s not to mention the wide-variety of brands offering their own line of products. But by keeping an eye out for some of the best brands making toilet seats today, you can cut through the clutter and pick the product that’s ideal for your home. When purchasing a new toilet sea...

How Do Soft-Close Toilet Seats Work?

You’d be surprised at how many problems are solved by simply buying a soft-closing, or self-closing, toilet seat. Installing a self-closing toilet seat means that you’ll never accidentally slam your toilet seat down again. This is great since you will never startle anyone or wake anyone up when using the bathroom in the middle of the night. Another benefit is that your kids are safer since they can’t accidentally slam the seat down o...

What is a Regulator Pressure on Propane Grills?

Introduction A gas grill pressure regulator is the gas pressure regulator that attaches to your grills propane tank. It sends pressurized gas to your burners, which is then controlled using the cooking knobs on the front of your grill. In many cases, gas pressure regulators are pre-set at the factory and no adjustment can or should be done by the consumer. However, on high end or commercial propane grills, the regulator does have an ...

What is less Expensive, Charcoal or Propane Grills?

Introduction Generally speaking, when it comes to buying a grill from scratch, charcoal grills offer the lowest prices. The most basic charcoal grills can have you grilling like a pro for as little as $30; however you can splurge on a fancy shmancy high-end charcoal grill for as much as $2000. Unfortunately, gas grills are a bit more expensive; the smallest two-burner versions are more or less double the price of a low end charcoal g...