Kitchen Articles and Product Reviews

Your go-to source for kitchen product information!

We offer reviews and how-to articles on a number of kitchen products. All of our reviews are independently done. We never take any products in exchange for reviews. We only recommend products that we like and use ourselves.

Our how-to articles are practical and easy to follow, some with infographics you can print and save for easy reference in the future. 

See all of our in-depth kitchen knowledge:


Kitchen Knives and Sharpeners


Vacuum Sealers

Sous Vide

Pressure Cookers, Multi-Cookers & Rice Cookers

Range Hoods

Food Dehydrators

Water Filters

How-To Articles And Infographics

Small Kitchen Tools

Gift Guides And Shopping



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The Rational Kitchen is a kitchen product review site. We have many contributors who research, test and write content. Since most of our articles are a collaborative effort, we attribute most of them to "TRK." Our editor-in-chief is Melanie Johnson, who has a background in technical communication and two decades of experience in the consumer products industry. Her award-winning writing has appeared in dozens of publications and on hundreds of websites. 

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