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Epicurious Gear, Tool, and Ingredient Recommendations

Our editors are constantly scouring the internet and testing to find the best versions of the kitchen tools you need: knives, coffee gear, pots and pans, and beyond. Find all of our gear and ingredient recommendations here. 

What Is a Rondeau and Should Your Kitchen Have One?

This all-in-one pot might just be your new favorite piece of kitchenware.

Our Latest Tested-Favorite Gear

The Best Knife Sharpener for Retaining That Factory Edge—and Bringing Damaged Blades Back From the Dead

We tested top-rated electric and manual knife sharpeners, to see which gave us the cutting edge when tackling hard squash and squishy tomatoes.

The Best Cutting Boards Whether You're Team Plastic, Team Wood, or Team Rubber

We took our knives to 19 models to find the very best.

The Best Pizza Stone and Pizza Steel for Crispy, Blistered Crusts Like the Pros Make  

This tool can take your home pizza game to the next level—we tried top-rated models to find the best in each category. 

20 Best Meal Delivery Services and Kits

Forget the grocery store! These food delivery companies bring all the quality ingredients you need to make delicious meals straight to your door. 

Our Favorite Tools for Fall Baking Season

In Praise of the Dough Hook, the Unsung Hero of KitchenAid Attachments

Pillowy bread dough and clean hands at the same time? It’s possible.

The Best Mixing Bowls for Whisking, Beating, and Making Big Batches of All Kinds of Dough

Food prep’s a breeze with the right set of mixing bowls. 

The Best Kitchen Scale for Baking, Meal Prep, and More

We’ve been recommending the same simple scale for four years in a row—because it’s the best.

The 3 Tools Pro Baker Joy Cho Can’t Live Without

One of them works literal magic, according to Cho.

Best Prime Day Coffee Maker Deals to Shop Now in 2023

Amazon Prime Day is back and so are deals on popular espresso machines, programmable drip devices, and our favorite single-serve coffee maker.

More Early Prime Day Deals to Watch

The Best Amazon Prime Day KitchenAid Mixer Deals of 2023

Snag a KitchenAid stand mixer and other KitchenAid appliances in anticipation of Prime Day.

These Amazon Prime Day Knife Deals Look Sharp

Upgrade your cutlery just in time for holiday hosting. Or snag knife gifts for your friends and family at a discount. 

Pots and Pans We Love

Caraway's Sauté Pan Makes Batch Cooking a Breeze

A six-and-a-half quart sauté pan is roomy enough for many meals worth of food—which means far fewer dishes. 

I Can't Do Thanksgiving Without My Le Creuset Braiser

Dutch ovens get all the love but enameled cast-iron braisers are amazing, too. Especially on Thanksgiving.

More Gear to Get You Ready for Fall

The Best Baking Sheets for Baking Cookies, Roasting Veggies, and So Much More

It’s one of the most useful and versatile items in your kitchen—and our top pick is super affordable.

The Best Instant Pot for You: A Comprehensive Guide to Every Size and Model

The question is not if you need an Instant Pot (you do!) but which one exactly.

The Best Dutch Ovens for Baking, Braising, and Beyond

We tested 12 models to find the very best one on the market.

The Best Slow Cooker for Soups, Braises, Dips, and More

We have a new favorite (and it’s not the Crockpot).

The Best Coffee Scales for Consistently Good Pour-Over and Better Espresso

The best way to improve your coffee is to start weighing everything.

This Cookbook Will Make Sashimi and Katsudon Weeknight Staples

Rintaro’s recipes combine the farm-to-table ethos of California cooking with the staples of Japanese bars and restaurants.

Molly Baz Wants You to Use More Garlic

In More Is More, the chef and cookbook author toes the line of “too much,” and we can’t get enough.

The Best Vitamix Prime Day Deals of 2023 for Creamy Soups and Smoothies

The best Prime Day deals, with notes from our experienced product testers. 

The Best October Prime Day Deals on Le Creuset

The iconic enameled cast iron cookware may last forever, but these sale prices will not.

The Best All-Clad Prime Day Deals Online Right Now

It’s time to upgrade your nonstick skillet.

The Best Air Fryers on Amazon Prime Day 2023 to Crispify Your Life

Popular opinion: Air fryers are the new Instant Pots. 

The Best Milk Frothers for Lattes, Cold Brew, and More

Bring the coffee shop experience to your morning coffee routine

The Yeti Cooler Buying Guide—Find One That's Right for You

How much is too much to pay for a really nice insulated box? 

22 Essential Cocktail Books Every Drinks Lover Should Own

Whether you want to brush up on bartending history or find your next signature cocktail, here’s how to build your library.

Seafood Goes Simple in Eric Ripert’s Latest Cookbook

The chef’s new guide will have you cooking fillets with pro-level precision on a Tuesday.

What Is Dish Spray? And Which One Is Best?

Our cleaning columnist explains why it’s so effective and ranks nine popular options.

A New Cookbook Proves That West African Cooking Is About More Than the Recipes

Pierre Thiam’s latest book isn’t just about faithfully recreating dishes—it’s about finding generosity and joy in everyday cooking.

Plant-Based Vietnamese Cooking Takes Center Stage in This New Cookbook

Helen Lê puts a meat-free spin on pho, bánh xèo, bún bò Huế and numerous classics dishes from across the country. 

This Book Proves That a Pot of Soup Is No One Hit Wonder

Shelly Westerhausen Worcel dreams up soups for every season and a million ways to reinvent leftovers.

This New Cookbook Is an Essential Guide Through Taiwan’s Culinary Landscape

Clarissa Wei’s book is an instant classic for anyone who appreciates popcorn chicken, vintage Tatung steamers, and a good pineapple cake.

There’s an Art to Cooking Rice, and This Book Will Show You The Way

Chef JJ Johnson’s new book is an ode to the universality of this little grain.

The Best Toasters for All Your Breakfast Needs, Tested and Reviewed

We tested 23 leading toasters and found the best ones for toasty, golden-brown carbohydrates you can shove in your face before work or linger over with scrambled eggs.

71 Best Friend Gifts (That You Might Be Tempted to Keep)

Good tea, handmade mugs, herbaceous aperitifs, plenty of chocolate, and a houseplant or two.

José Andrés’s New Cookbook Invites Us to Build Longer Tables

The World Central Kitchen Cookbook is full of community-minded comfort food.

The Best Vacuum Cleaner for Your Kitchen and Beyond

We tested 16 popular models from Miele, Shark, Dyson, Tineco, and other top brands to see which could pick up our worst messes.

Misfits Market Review: The Good, the Bad, and the “Ugly Produce”

We tried the online grocer to see if we could get everything we needed.

This Budget-Friendly Book Will Make You a More Resourceful Baker

Hermine Dossou teaches you how to be thrifty in the kitchen—and still pull off handshake-worthy bakes.

The Best Deep Fryer for Crispy Fries, Onion Rings and Crunchy Fried Chicken 

Whether it’s with wings, cheese curds, or croquettes, every day can be fry-day. 

Step Into the World of German Baking With This Fan-Favorite ‘Bake Off’ Alum

This new cookbook by Jürgen Krauss is a must-have for baking enthusiasts.

Bring Roman-Jewish Cuisine to The Table With This New Cookbook

In her new cookbook, Leah Koenig shares recipes for classic Roman-Jewish dishes, including fried artichokes, a spinach (and raisin!) frittata, and sweet almond cookies.

This Swedish Mixer Is More Powerful Than a KitchenAid

It brings bakery-level mixing right to the home kitchen.