F&W Gear Guides
The Best Ice Cream Scoop
Yes, there’s a best ice cream scoop. After testing seven popular models, we found one that blew away the competition by allowing us to produce perfectly rolled orbs of ice cream with minimal effort.
The Best Chef’s Knife
After researching popular models and consulting the author of an excellent new book on kitchen cutlery, we tested 14 highly-rated chef’s knives by dicing, slicing and chopping a variety of foods over the course of two weeks.
The Best Spiralizers
A worthy spiralizer should do more than just crank out zucchini noodles—itshould marry design and function so seamlessly that you find yourself looking for excuses to swirl, shred, and slice, adding vegetables to every meal just for the fun of it. And we found one model that did just that, as well as a bargain model that’s ideal for compact kitchens.
The Best Slow Cookers
The variables between slow cookers can make a big difference in your finished dish. We found one model that produced the best results.
The Best Pie Dish
After narrowing the field based on input from our favorite pro bakers, we put nine pie dishes to the test. As it turned out, the best was also the least expensive.
The Best Rolling Pins
Our favorite was an affordable, all-American classic. But we also loved a luxe model made of nylon.
The Best Bundt Pan
Our favorite was easy to use and produced a cake that was elegant and shapely, with clean lines and eye-catching architectural edges. Plus, it comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The Best Cookie Sheets
What makes a great cookie sheet? After narrowing the field based on online reviews, articles published by other sites and the recommendations of our favorite professional cookie bakers, we assembled a lineup of eight promising pans to test.