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Get the essential tools for cooking smarter, faster, and more creatively. Check temperature instantly, measure ingredients precisely, and keep track of cooking times with absolute accuracy with tools used in our test kitchen and in professional kitchens. 100 Techniques offers our must-have techniques for saving time and boosting flavor, along with 200 all-time favorite recipes that put them to work. 

Thermoworks ThermoPop

SPEED ★★★ 

Published July 2018

Our former inexpensive winner had another strong showing. It was dead accurate and extremely fast. Compared with fancier models, this model felt like driving a standard car. The display does rotate and has a backlight, but you have to stop and press a button for both functions. You have to be more careful when holding its small lollipop-shaped head, but it makes the best of its size with a grippy, ergonomic design that's reasonably secure and easy to push and pull out of dense foods. Because the head is so small, this model did put our hands a little closer to the heat.

Range: 58°F to 572°F
Features: Manually operated screen rotation, manual backlight
Average Read Time: 3 sec
Average Margin of Error in Testing: 0.07° at 32°F, 0.29° at 125°F
Color: Purple

OXO Good Grips Triple Timer

DESIGN ★★1/2

Published June 2016

This squat, sturdy triple timer was simple and intuitive, with a dedicated “clear” button and a full 0-to-9 keypad, so testers entered times by typing instead of scrolling. It displayed all of its timers at once, so we could check everything at a glance, and its stainless face repelled messes. Two quibbles: The buttons for toggling between timers were a bit squished together, and the digits on the display could be more visible.

Range: 99 hr, 59 min, 59 sec
Dimensions: 3 x 3.75 x 2.5 in
Extra Features: Clock, stopwatch, time elapsed, memory
Number of Timers: 3

OXO Good Grips 11 lb Food Scale with Pull Out Display


Published March 2020

The redesigned version of the OXO scale is accurate and had all the features that made the old model our favorite: sturdy construction, responsive buttons, and a removable platform for easy cleaning. The screen can still be pulled out nearly 4 inches when weighing oversize items. Instead of a backlight setting, the screen now has brightly lit digits on a dark background, which we found even easier to read than the old model’s screen. OXO also added two display options for weight. Users can choose to view ounces only (24 oz), pounds and ounces (1 lb 8 oz), grams only (2500 g), or kilograms and grams (2 kg 500 g), which comes in handy when doubling a recipe. The scale now uses decimals rather than fractions, so it’s more precise and easier to read.

Maximum Weight: 11 lb
Units Displayed: pounds/ounces, ounces, kilograms/grams, grams

100 Techniques Cookbook

The first book entirely on technique from America's Test Kitchen features 100 innovative techniques that will transform your cooking life, paired with more than 200 innovative recipes that put the techniques into real-world, home-kitchen applications. From making the most tender burger patties to grill-roasting an entire ham; from making pan sauces to dry-aging your own beef; and from griddling the fluffiest pancakes to tempering chocolate, making caramel, and baking French pastry, the test cooks of ATK show you the way.

Recipes: 225
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover, Full-Color Photos
Item Number: CF25

OXO Good Grips Kitchen Timer
OXO Food Scale
Optional: 100 Techniques

Item Number: ATKBCC

Item Weight: 3.2 lbs

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