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Mini Microwaves: Smaller in Size, Still Mighty

The best compact microwaves cook and reheat your food quickly and thoroughly, preferably on the first go around. We put every microwave we received...

When Should You Buy a Rice Cooker?

Eating healthy can be a challenge for anyone – after all, fat, salt and sugar make everything taste better. So, steaming as a cooking method...

The Truth About Airfryers

Fried food is undeniably delicious, but frying is also regarded as one of the least healthy methods of cooking. Yet we want our French fries,...

Drive-Thru Food at Home

It has long been considered the most important meal of the day, at least by some, but breakfast seems to be in the spotlight even more lately....

Science of the Sizzle: How Hot Plates Work

There are several situations in which you would want or need a hot plate – and not only when you move into a dorm room (in most cases, they’re...

How to Defrost Your Freezer

Every freezer is susceptible to frost buildup over time, including the best chest freezers. There is one main cause as to why these mounds of...

Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: Decadent Vegan Ice Cream Recipes

Every day you hear and see more recipes on mainstream menus for vegan diets. Shouldn't dessert be just as diverse? With an ice cream maker, you...

Outside the Norm: Unique Waffle Makers

Imagine a Louis Vuitton waffle maker. Artist Andrew Lewicki did. His 2012 project can be found online alongside photos of his cast iron Oreo...

5 Unconventional Ways to Use Your Coffee Maker

Believe it or not, you can use your coffee maker to make breakfast, lunch and dinner and still brew a good cup of coffee. If you only know a...

The Best Juicer to Buy

There is an astounding array of juicers on the market. This led to some Goldilocks moments as we researched – some juicers would be perfect for...

Over-the-Range Microwaves: Safety First

If you have just gotten an over-the-range microwave oven, congratulations are in order. The best microwaves offer convection as well as microwave...

A Brief History of Popcorn

When you chomp on that delectable mouthful of popcorn during a comfy home movie night, you might not realize it, but you are, in a sense, joining...

Top 10 Items You Must Have in Your Diaper Bag

Whether you are a first-time parent or experienced caregiver, you know how important a diaper bag can be. It holds the things you and your baby...

Espresso Maker: How Americans Came to Embrace an Italian Tradition

As with so many palate-pleasing offerings, espresso has its origins in Italy. However, entrepreneurial Americans fueled the explosive popularity...

Coffee Makers: A Cultural Guide

Throughout the long and storied history of coffee, the people who love it have sought the finest way to brew this drink. Their ingenuity has...

10 Unusual Ways to Ditch Vanilla Ice Cream

Ice cream is a dessert for your imagination. Like some kind of edible silly putty, ice cream can take on the essence of other food while maintaining...

Grease Busters: 3 Tricks to Clean Your Electric Range

No matter how neatly you cook, it is nearly impossible to prevent your stovetop from being coated by bacon grease, pasta sauce spills and boil-overs...

Peek into Our Test Lab: How We Evaluated Wine Refrigerators

The purpose of wine refrigerators is to cool the wine to the optimal serving temperature. Since wines are best served at varying temperatures,...

Just Desserts, No Baking: Best Refrigerator & Freezer Sweet Treats

Everyone enjoys something cool and sweet from time to time, especially when it's hot outside. Many desserts require heating up the whole house...

Gas Grill Fuel Debate: Natural Gas vs. Propane

Editor's Note: This article last updated September 21, 2015. While propane is still significantly more popular than natural gas (with a rough...

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