CHOW Reviews cover a wide range of kitchen tools, including knives, cookware, blenders, and gadgets. All products are rigorously tested in CHOW's 1300-square-foot Test Kitchen in San Francisco. Learn more here.
Tools & Gadgets

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

Tools & Gadgets

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

Tools & Gadgets

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

Tools & Gadgets

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

Small Appliances

Cuisinart Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

Coffeemakers come in all shapes and sizes. With its clean, industrial look, Cuisinart's Brew Central 12-Cup is a machine we'd actually love to keep out on our kitchen counter. But are the programmable features and adjustable settings as hot as this coffeemaker's design? READ MORE

Knives

Kyocera Revolution Series 7-Inch Professional Chef's Knife

Ceramic knives are still a question mark for a lot of cooks. Can they do everything a stainless steel knife can? Will they chip or crack? We put the Kyocera Revolution 7-Inch chef's knife through a trio of tests to find out. READ MORE

Cookware

GreenPan Paris 10-Inch Hard Anodized Open Fry Pan

GreenPan's Thermolon ceramic nonstick cooking surface is safer for the environment, but how does the Paris 10-inch hard anodized fry pan perform in your kitchen? Our Product Review Team fries up some tests to see. READ MORE

Bakeware

Baker's Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan

Baker's Edge designed its nonstick Edge Brownie Pan for lovers of chewy-edged treats. But just how easy is it to use? Our Product Review Team baked up some tests. READ MORE

Blenders

Ninja Professional Blender

The design and packaging make the Ninja Professional Blender look like a killer, but can it deliver? We made this sleek black machine crush, chop, grind, and purée to see if it's as badass as it looks. READ MORE

Blenders

Vitamix 5200 Standard

Vitamix is the new standard for smoothies and juice drinks—it's put commercial-grade power on the kitchen counters of ordinary home cooks able to pay top dollar. We wanted to see if this top-of-the-line blender could be useful for more than making that daily kale health shake. READ MORE

Knives

Wüsthof Classic 7 Pc. Knife Block

When you buy a knife set, you want every piece to be something you'll use, without any lame or specialty knives destined to sit idle. We cast a critical eye over the seven pieces in this Wüsthof Classic set to answer the question: Is this the only knife set you'll ever need? READ MORE

Cookware

Le Creuset Rectangular Skinny Grill

A lot of cooks love Le Creuset French ovens and braisers, but can the best-known maker of enameled cast iron design a grill pan worthy of your dollars? We tested three wildly different foods on Le Creuset's compact Rectangular Skinny Grill to find out. READ MORE

Cookware

12-Inch Chef's Stainless Steel Fry Pan from Emeril by All-Clad

Emeril's 12-inch fry pan has the All-Clad name and a budget price, but can it perform as well as regular All-Clad? We seared, sautéed, and pan-roasted to see just how well this cobranded cookware stacks up. READ MORE

Blenders

KitchenAid 5-Speed Custom Metallic Blender KSB580

The KitchenAid KSB580 chrome blender looks great on the counter, but is it actually worthy of a place of honor in your kitchen? We put this high-style blender through its paces to see if the performance matches the price. READ MORE