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Many home cooks assume they need hundreds of items in order to cook at home. We're here to tell you that just isn't true. Think about your grandmother's kitchen. It probably wasn't all that well equipped, yet she turned out great food.
Countless gadgets promise convenience but deliver disappointment and lost drawer space. Read on for the Test Kitchen's list of the 13 most useful gadgets in any kitchen. We'll tell you exactly what to look for so you can be a savvy shopper and save money.
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