Category: Cooking with Kids

Best Electric Knife Sharpener

What’s the best electric knife sharpener? We tried out 9 different knife sharpeners to find the answer. Which were easiest to use? Quickest? Then we surveyed our parent readers to find their favorites. Based on those recommendations and our own hands-on experience, we recommend these knife sharpeners.

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Best Sichuan Peppercorns

What are the best sichuan peppercorns? And what makes these peppercorns so different? We take a deep dive into the world of sichuan peppercorns to find out, doing a blind taste-test of 7 brands to find the best bets. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Hand Blender

What’s the best hand blender? Also called immersion blenders, these blenders are best for smoothies, soft food (baby food) and soups. To find the best hand blenders on the market, we tried out 11 different brands. Which worked best? Quietest? Easiest to clean? Here are the ones we’d recommend. FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home, parents and families since 1994. To keep it real, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! Thanks in advance for reading this article.

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Best Copper Pots and Pans Set

What’s the best copper pots and pans set? And do you want a traditional copper set . . . or a copper non-stick set? We’ll discuss the difference between the two and then give you our top picks. To find the best, we surveyed our parent readers for their favorites. Then we spoke with three veteran kitchen salespeople for their insights. Here are the best bets.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Spicy Ramen

What’s the best spicy ramen? To find out, we took 8 brands of spicy ramen and did a blind taste test. Which had the most heat? The best noodles? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Black Rice

What’s the best black rice? To find out, we tried out 8 different brands of black rice, from sticky rice used in Thai-inspired desserts to so-called forbidden black rice grown in China. Here are the the ones we liked the best.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Grinder

What’s the best grinder for spices and herbs? We tried out several top brands of manual grinders in our test kitchen to find the best bets. Which worked well for dried chiles? What about more coarse spices like peppercorns? What if you have arthritis? Here are the winners.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep our reviews independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Sous Vide

What’s the best sous vide cooker? To find out, we tried out 7 brands in different price ranges. Which was quickest? Most precise and consistent? Most affordable? Here are the ones we recommend.

FYI: We’ve been writing and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review—that keeps our work independent! Our reviews are 100% reader-supported!

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Best Sous Vide Containers

What’s the best sous vide container? We tried out 7 containers with our sous vide to find the best one. Which was most sturdy? Easiest to use? Included a lid? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Gochujang

What is the best gochujang? Popular in Korean cooking at a marinate or condiment, gochujang comes in two varieties: a paste or a sauce. To find the best, we did a blind taste test with 7 gochujang brands with Korean BBQ (a tough job, but someone had to do it). Here are the ones we liked the best!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Saffron

What’s the best saffron? With roots tracing back to 2000 BCE, saffron is often cited as the world’s most expensive spice. Why? A single pound of saffron requires the stigmata from 75,000 flowers! This labor-intensive process makes saffron expensive to produce. To find the best bets, we tried out several brands of saffron in our favorite paella recipe. Which had the best flavor? Aroma? Here are our favorites.

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Best Bottle Blender

What’s the best bottle to blend protein shakes and smoothies? To find out, we tried out 8 bottles from different brands. Which did the best blending? Was easiest to use? Sturdy? Here are the ones we recommend.

FYI: We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. To keep our work independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our reviews are 100% reader-supported—so we thank you for reading this article!

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