Stocking up on pots and pans for the holidays

Stocking up on pots and pans for the holidays

The average American will use seven pots and pans to prepare their holiday meals, according to the Holiday Cookaware Omnibus Study conducted by DuPont Teflon. That’s good to know if you’re stocking up on new cookware ahead of the holiday blitz. Also good to know? Which brands and models fared best in Consumer Reports’ latest tests of more than 30 non-stick and uncoated cookware sets.

Our testers subjected the cookware to a battery of tough tests. To measure frying … (read more)

A new top-rated electric cooktop just in time for the holidays

A new top-rated electric cooktop just in time for the holidays

The eating season is here and that means cooking, lots and lots of cooking. To prepare a big holiday meal it helps to have a cooktop that can quickly bring a big pot of water to a boil for potatoes or a burner that can maintain a constant low heat when you’re making a chocolate dessert. Enter the Maytag MEC7430WS, the new electric smoothtop that just took first place in our 30-inch cooktop tests.

Precise simmering and super-fast … (read more)