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10 Kitchen Tools for the Best Brunch

We tested the kitchen tools you'd use to make a weekend brunch -- see which ones will make your favorite weekend meal even easier!
JUICERS
juicers

We like Williams-Sonoma Two-in-One Citrus Juicer, $20, williams-sonoma.com

Upside Two reamer sizes for limes, lemons or small oranges; easy to clean; manually operated.

Downside Too small for grapefruit or large oranges; tiring for large jobs.

 
COFFEEMAKERS
coffee makers

We like Zojirushi 10-cup Fresh Brew Thermal Carafe CoffeeMaker, $90, target.com

Upside Shuts off automatically after brewing; thermal carafe keeps coffee hot; clock with timer delay.

Downside Pause-and-serve function is only 30 seconds long.

 
BLENDERS
blenders

We like L'Equip Model 228 R.P.M. Blender, $150, lequip.com

Upside Sturdy, wide nylon head is ideal for flipping large foods like pancakes and fried eggs; extra-long handle.

Downside Edge frays over time; blade too thick for delicate foods like crepes.

 
MUFFIN PANS
muffin pans

We like KitchenAid 12-cup Nonstick Silicone Pop-out Muffin Pan, $30, kitchenaid.com

Upside Pop-out cups can be used individually; cups cool quickly.

Downside Expensive; baked goods may turn out slightly misshapen when used without the frame; uneven browning; surface may discolor with use.

 
WHISKS
whisks

We like Oxo Good Grips Balloon Whisk, $8, oxo.com

Upside Rubber handle prevents slipping; wide bottom is great for whipping cream and egg whites.

Downside Too bulbous for whisking pan sauces and small batches of salad dressing.

 
TOASTERS
toasters

We like Hamilton Beach SmartToast, $40, target.com

Upside Four toasting slots with separate controls for each pair; smudge-proof chrome exterior.

Downside Extra-hot exterior during use; no cord storage.

TOASTER OVENS
toaster ovens

We like Black & Decker Toast-R-Oven, $55, amazon.com

Upside Simple toasting dial; curved door for greater visibility.

Downside Only two rack positions.

 
WAFFLE IRONS
waffle irons

We like Proctor-Silex 26500 Morning Baker Belgian Waffle Iron, $23, proctorsilex.com

Upside Audible alert; stores upright; inexpensive.

Downside Difficult to clean; single setting.

 
GRIDDLES
griddles

We like Anolon Advanced Double Burner Griddle, $50, anolon.com

Upside Comfortable, nonslip silicone-coated handles stay cool; oven-safe to 400°F.

Downside No grease cup or well; incompatible with ceramic cooktops.

 
TURNERS
turners

We like Calphalon Slotted Turner, $9, bedbathandbeyond.com

Upside Sturdy, wide nylon head is ideal for flipping large foods like pancakes and fried eggs; extra-long handle.

Downside Edge frays over time; blade too thick for delicate foods like crepes.

 

*Prices and other details were accurate when we published these articles.

 

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