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The Rational Kitchen

Our reviews will help you find the best kitchen products at every budget. We dig until we find the facts, and we go beyond the most popular to find the best. Sometimes they're the same. But not always. And sometimes the good stuff costs more. But not always. 

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Make life easier with our  simple-yet-detailed infographic guide for cooking all proteins sous vide. Includes info on desired texture, cooking from frozen, and more.

Check out our great how-to articles

We cover a wide range of topics, including pantry stocking, food waste, cleaning tips, basic knife skills, the magic of whipping siphons, savvy online shopping, and more. Tons of great info. 

See our Baked Goods Doneness Infographic (and never overbake anything again):

Who We Are

The Rational Kitchen is a labor of love. We have many, many contributors who research, test and write content. Our editor-in-chief is Melanie Johnson. With a background in technical communication and two decades of experience in the consumer products industry, she manages the page with insight and attention to detail. Her award-winning writing has appeared in dozens of publications and on hundreds of websites.

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