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Best Paper Plates

What are the best paper plates? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books to find their favorites. Then we tested them ourselves. Which performed best? Eco-friendly? Lightweight? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Knife Sharpener

What’s the best knife sharpener? We surveyed our parent readers who are cooks to get their favorites. Then we interviewed the owner of a small knife sharpening business for their insights. With these suggestions, we did another 8 hours of research to compare options—looking for ease of use and effectiveness. Here are the knife sharpeners we’d recommend.

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Best Ice Cream Mix

What’s the best ice cream mix? To find out, we fired up our ice cream machine and did a blind taste-test with 8 brands. Which was the creamiest? Best for a party? Here are the winners.

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Best Dutch Oven

What’s the best dutch oven? This workhorse of pots is excellent for baking bread, making hearty stews, authentic Italian dishes and more. We tried out 7 brands of dutch ovens, from cast iron models to enameled options. Yes, you can spend a small fortune on a dutch oven—but we wanted to find the best performers at prices that didn’t break the bank. Here are the best bets.

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Best Ghee

What’s the best ghee? And what is ghee anyway? Popular in Indian cooking, ghee is clarified butter that is often used as a cooking oil thanks to its high smoke point. Even though it is made from cow’s milk, ghee is often labeled as lactose-free, since most of the milk solids are removed in processing. After trying out 7 brands of ghee and doing blind taste tests, here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Smoked Paprika

What is the best smoked paprika? We fired up the grill and tried smoked paprika as a rub for BBQ and then used it in a rustic Spanish paella recipe. We gave 7 brands a try—here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Pizza Peel

What’s the best pizza peel? We tried out 9 pizza peels and researched another half dozen brands before deciding these are the best bets. Looking for a metal peel? One for larger pizzas? What about a wood pizza peel? Here are the peels we’d recommend.

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Best Milk Frother

What’s the best milk frother? We tried out several top brands, frothing several types of milk and mixing protein shakes. Which worked best? Easiest to clean? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Butterfly Pea Flower Tea

What is the best butterfly pea flower tea? To find out, we tried several brands, brewing up cups of this distinctive blue-colored tea. Imported from South East Asian countries, butterfly pea flower tea is a caffeine-free, herbal tea that has gained popularity thanks to TikTok and Instagram. Here are the best bets.

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Best Learning Tower

What are the best learning towers? And how are they helpful? Learning towers are step stools with safety rails for toddlers. In the kitchen, a tower brings the toddler up to counter height so he can help a parent prepare dinner. Or make cookies. To find the best ones, we tried out several learning towers with actual toddlers. Which ones were best? Here are our recommendations.

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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 Jamon Iberico

What’s the best jamon iberico (iberico ham)? And what makes jamon iberico so special? We taste-tested jamon iberico from several brands to find the best bets. Which had the best smoky flavor? Which paired best with wine? Here are the winners. 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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