Baking equipment that hits the sweet spot—or not

Baking equipment that hits the sweet spot—or not

This year, in a once-in-a-lifetime event, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide. Imagine the feasts that will appear on American tables in just a few weeks. But whether you’re cooking potato latkes, pumpkin pie, or both, you’ll want equipment that puts your best food forward. As Consumer Reports found in its tests of baking supplies, some newfangled tools aren’t always an improvement over your tried-and-true bakeware.

A brownie pan that makes individual portions, a silicone pan insert that promises to release the grease, … (read more)