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The 7 best places to buy dinnerware in 2021

FAQs What's the best way to care for dinnerware?To get many years of use out of your dinnerware, you'll want to take care of it properly. How to wash and care for your dinnerware depends on its material and how it was glazed. Your best bet is to consult with the manufacturer, most of which offer detailed care guides. Most porcelain, china, and stoneware are dishwasher and microwave safe, but you'll want to check the bottom of each dinnerware item to double check. For example, a porcelain dish is normally microwave s...
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We tested 13 knife sets to find the best ones — here are our top 4 picks

A good, reliable set of knives is essential to any kitchen. We consulted metallurgists, chefs, and butcher Pat LaFrieda to find the best knife sets out there. Wusthof's set is our top pick because it comes with most knives you need, a honing steel, and shears. Whether you're prepping go-to recipes in your home kitchen or working on the line at the latest Michelin-starred restaurant, having good knives is essential. But you don't need many: Between a chef's knife and a paring knife, you can chop, slice, dice, cube, mince, brunoise, chiffonade, julienne, and more. Beyond those two, you'll probably want a bread knife, and depending on how much meat and poultry you cook, you may consid...
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The best cake pans we tested in 2021

The best cake pans release the sponge smoothly, revealing evenly browned sides and bottoms. We tested eight cake pans by baking the same yellow cake in each. Our top cake pan is the KitchenAid Non-Stick 9" Round for its even baking and easy cake release. As a young home baker, I mostly use well-loved, hand-me-down cake pans, and have spent a lot of time dealing with the problems warped, discolored, and non-standardized pans can cause. Whether the mix came from a box or you spent hours on the perfect chiffon, it's a real bummer when your cake sticks to the pan. Having a quality cake pan is just as important as using a tried and true recipe, allowing you to focus on flavor and textur...