The Kitchen Tools Epicurious Readers Bought in September

The Editors of Epicurious
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We often share a monthly roundup of what Epicurious editors bought online—the new kitchen tools that are changing the game for our home cooking. But what about what your fellow Epicurious readers are buying? Every month we write about a variety of kitchen tools, some that we’ve been using in own kitchens a long while, and some that we test rigorously to see if they’re worth adding to our arsenals. Some of those products really resonate with our readers, and we suddenly see binder clips selling like hotcakes. Here are the tools that Epicurious readers purchased this month—maybe there’s something here that you meant to add to your cart?

Binder Clips

Speaking of those binder clips, our site director David Tamarkin recently talked to Edd Kimber, food writer, baker, Great British Bake Off winner, and author of a new cookbook, One Tin Bakes, about how binder clips are a valuable tool for securing parchment paper in baking. Read more about why he loves them, and why you need them, here.

Multicolored Binder Clips

$3.00, Etsy


Bee’s Wrap XXL Roll

Beeswax wrap has been one of our favorite sustainable tools in the kitchen for a while now—and Bee’s Wrap is our favorite brand. Recently, our writer Wilder Davies wrote about a relatively new development in the beeswax wrap world: Bee’s Wrap in a giant roll, which you can cut to the specific size of your glass storage containers or mixing bowls. The roll is perfect for people trying to wrap up unconventionally shaped items or cover larger dishware—which is apparently a lot of you.

Beeswax Wrap Roll

$30.00, Amazon


Victoria Cast-Iron Skillet

The winner of our cast-iron skillet product test, the Victoria is consistently an Epicurious reader favorite tool, month after month, no matter the time of year. It makes sense. A cast-iron skillet is probably the most essential kitchen tool a home cook can own. You can use it to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner; you can use it on the stovetop and in the oven. The Victoria won our test—a surprising upset against the classic Lodge—due to its superior seasoning right out of the package, comfortable handle, and well-shaped pour spouts perfect for drizzling pan sauce over a piece of pork tenderloin. Buy the inexpensive pan now and cook with it for an actual lifetime.

Victoria 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet

$30.00, Amazon


Nordic Ware Sheet Pans

Here’s another classic kitchen workhorse that our readers stock up on every month. Maybe it’s because you can actually never have enough sheet pans. Again, these are a product test winner, in a competition that pitted them against eight top-rated models. They won because they’re hefty enough to be durable, but not so hefty that they’re difficult to maneuver. They warm up and cool down quickly, and they’re easy to clean.

Nordic Ware Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Quarter Sheet Pans, 2-Pack

$21.00, Amazon


KitchenIQ 2-Stage Knife Sharpener

While the country has been in various stages of isolation and lockdown, we’ve seen an increased interest in knife sharpeners. And we get it—you’re using your knives more than you ever have before, which means you probably (1) notice that they could be sharper when you’re slicing many onions a day, and (2) actually need to sharpen them more since they’re working so hard. This was the budget pick in our test of at-home electric sharpeners. We’d still recommend having your knives professionally sharpened from time to time, but this inexpensive electric model will keep you from dull-knife frustration in between trips, which is especially important heading into squash season.

KitchenIQ Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener

$6.00, Amazon


Escali Primo Digital Food Scale

Ever since the country entered lockdown, you’ve been buying our product test–winning digital scale. We can guess why: You’re making bread! But even if you’re not into the whole sourdough thing (or if you’ve lost steam and let your starter languish, no judgment) remember that digital scales are useful for more than just bread. They’ll increase the precision and cut down on the dishes for any baking project, simple or complicated. And you can use them to quickly, accurately measure ingredients for any old Tuesday-night dinner as well.

Escali Primo Digital Kitchen Scale

$36.00, Amazon


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