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Tools & Gadgets

Zoku Slush and Shake Maker

It's a cool idea: a single-serve slushie maker that works along the lines of an ice cream maker. But can Zoku's Slush and Shake Maker help you stay chill, or will it leave you feeling burned for dropping close to 20 bucks? We're on it. READ MORE

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Prodyne Fruit Infusion Natural Fruit Flavor Pitcher

Other infusion pitchers allow for free-flowing aromatics, with a strainer in the lid to catch the floaters. Prodyne's Fruit Infusion traps the fruit or herbs in a perforated core, so you can pour and refill without hassle. Does it work? We tested to find out. READ MORE

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Kitchen Essentials from Calphalon Meat Tenderizer

A good hammer-style meat tenderizer should have three things: weight, balance, and the right surface area. Where does the Kitchen Essentials from Calphalon fall? Our Product Review Team pounded some protein to find out. READ MORE

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KitchenAid Classic Egg Slicer

An egg slicer only needs to do one thing, but it should perform that task well. KitchenAid's Classic Egg Slicer is a simple tool with a designer look, but does it handle like a beauty? We got slicing to find out. READ MORE

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OXO SoftWorks 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Cracking an avocado is a challenge. The OXO SoftWorks 3-in-1 slicer seeks to split, pit, and slice in a single tool that fits comfortably in your hand. Too good to be true? We tested it to find out. READ MORE

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Dexas Turbo Fan Salad Spinner-Dryer

The Dexas Turbo Fan salad spinner operates with the usual centrifugal force, with a twist: a fan that draws in air over the spinning leaves. Does it function better than a standard dryer? We took it for a spin to find out. READ MORE

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Peugeot Baltaz Lever Corkscrew (Basalte)

Lever-pull corkscrews are available with plenty of variations, and at a range of price points. The high-end French-made Peugeot Baltaz is certainly a beauty, but can it handle a case of Côtes du Rhône without making you break a sweat (or worse, a cork)? READ MORE