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14 items to help you feel more comfortable in late pregnancy

  14 items to help you feel more comfortable in late pregnancy The end of a pregnancy is not easy! These few items can help make it more comfortable. If you are currently in the final stages of pregnancy, you are probably experiencing a lot of little discomforts that make life a little more difficult.

In 2022, we wrote about so many kitchen tools. After all, it's our job to test appliances and all manner of gear to get you the best version of every key piece of kitchen equipment. Of course, we also love to recommend the stuff we use in our own kitchens: This year, that included tiny stainless-steel prep bowls that make cooking more organized, wine chilling sleeves, and even a hanging fruit basket that we use to store snacks, not fruit. Some of those recommendations—and tested favorite products—resonated with you, Epicurious readers, more than others. After a year of us recommending products to you, here are the tools and appliances your fellow readers bought based on the articles we wrote. If you won't take it from us, take it from your fellow readers: These kitchen tools and ingredients will transform your cooking.

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals 2022: Kitchen Deals Under $25

  The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals 2022: Kitchen Deals Under $25 Not looking to drop major cash at Amazon’s yearly sale? These inexpensive tools will revamp your kitchen without breaking the bank.Think about the little things you use in your kitchen every day—sheet pans, storage bags, rolling pins, scrapers. They're vital and they also need to be replaced from time to time, and Amazon Prime Day is one of the best times to do it. Scroll down to see some of our favorite Prime Day items that are under $25.

Ingredients

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Lee Kum Kee Chicken Powder

$7.00, Amazon

This powder makes instantly flavorful stock and pan sauces.

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Monini Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$40.00, Amazon

Read our review of the best olive oils at every price point and find out why we love this best-selling one for weeknight cooking.

Cleaning tools

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Euroscrubby Original, 3 Pack

$13.00, Amazon

These colorful scrubbing pads can break through the toughest baked on stains.

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Mr. Siga Ultra Fine Microfiber Cloths for Glass, 6 pack

$13.00, Amazon

Read why writer Emily Farris uses these microfiber cloths to clean her drinking glasses—and her eye glasses.

The 17 Best Amazon Prime Day Coffee Maker Deals of Fall 2022

  The 17 Best Amazon Prime Day Coffee Maker Deals of Fall 2022 Popular espresso machines, programmable drip devices, and single-serve coffee makers are all on sale. Plus: More discounted coffee gear you definitely need.For this second round of Prime Day deals, some of our favorite coffee machines and accessories are deeply discounted, including a single-serve coffee maker one of our writers can’t live without. Prime Day is also the perfect opportunity to purchase other coffee-related gadgets like a milk frother, a coffee grinder, or a gooseneck electric kettle (perfect for pour-over).

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Casabella Rubber Gloves

$10.00, Amazon

We reviewed a bunch of dishwashing gloves to find the very best ones, and these hot pink beauties came out on top.

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The Pink Stuff (2-Pack)

$18.00, Amazon

This cleaning paste went viral on TikTok. We reviewed it and we think it's absolutely worth the hype.

Small kitchen tools

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OXO Good Grips Mini Angled Measuring Cup

$6.00, Amazon

Use this mini measuring cup to make cocktails. Use it to measure small amounts of liquid ingredients, like olive oil. Once you have it, you'll find a million reasons to pull it out.

No need to buy a full spiralizer (though we have a review of those if you want it). You can shred green papaya for salad and make all manner of vegetable noodles with this simple, inexpensive shredder. $9, Amazon. Get it now! © Photo by Travis Rainey No need to buy a full spiralizer (though we have a review of those if you want it). You can shred green papaya for salad and make all manner of vegetable noodles with this simple, inexpensive shredder. $9, Amazon. Get it now!

Kiwi Pro Slice Peeler

$9.00, Amazon

How to Dry Brine Turkey for the Juiciest Bird Ever

  How to Dry Brine Turkey for the Juiciest Bird Ever Learn how to dry brine turkey with our easy step-by-step guide. This straightforward, not-at-all messy method will deliver the juiciest Thanksgiving bird.Consider the wet brine. You’ll need to source a giant bucket or a big bag and clear out basically your entire fridge. It’s a process prone to nightmarish outcomes (#throwback to when former Epi food editor Rhoda Boone ended up with a fridge flooded with turkey water). A dry-brined turkey has none of these issues. Sure, you’ll have to make a little room in the fridge, but that’s the nature of Thanksgiving turkey, no matter what route you take.

This peeler is really a mini shredder: Use it to make papaya salad, zucchini noodles, and more.

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ZYLISS Paring Knife with Sheath Cover

$9.00, Amazon

27 Gifts for Grill Masters, BBQ Lovers, and Anyone Who Likes Fire

  27 Gifts for Grill Masters, BBQ Lovers, and Anyone Who Likes Fire These gifts are fire—literally and figuratively.So look, as a rule we don’t think buying someone an actual grill makes for a very good gift. We love a good Weber kettle as much as the next person but it just doesn’t feel very…gifty. And having had dozens of grills in our garages for testing, we can tell you that they are a real pain to return. The two we’re recommending as potential presents are different and quite special.

Owing a paring knife is essential for peeling apples, hulling strawberries, and more. Read why this budget pick performed well in our product test of the best paring knives.

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Sharp Pebble Premium Whetstone Knife Sharpening Stone

$60.00, Amazon

This year, we published a guide to sharpening your knives with a whetstone—and many, many readers bought whetstones. We feel comforted thinking that your knives are sharp.

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Stainless Steel Sauce Cups 2.5 ounces

$14.00, Amazon

Contributor Genevieve Yam uses these tiny cups to do mis en place when she's cooking. Read why you should, too.

This miniature mandoline fits in the palm of your hand; it's perfect for shaving vegetables for a quick salad or slaw. It also comes with two grater attachments, and the carrying case doubles as a catch vessel, which makes for a tidy prep process. $32, Amazon. Get it now! © Photo by Travis Rainey This miniature mandoline fits in the palm of your hand; it's perfect for shaving vegetables for a quick salad or slaw. It also comes with two grater attachments, and the carrying case doubles as a catch vessel, which makes for a tidy prep process. $32, Amazon. Get it now!

OXO Good Grips Mini Complete Grate & Slice Set

$32.00, Amazon

Our Ultimate Guide to Cooking the Easiest Thanksgiving Turkey

  Our Ultimate Guide to Cooking the Easiest Thanksgiving Turkey Wondering about the best way to cook a turkey so that the skin is crispy, white meat and dark meat alike are juicy and delicious, and the turkey’s internal temperature meets food safety standards? You’ve come to the right place.In a hurry? Scroll down to get right to our table of turkey cook times. Or scroll even further for our guide to cooking a turkey that’s still frozen solid.

This grating set allows you to shred, zest, and mandoline vegetables—all in one compact, modular design.

Cookware

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Joyce Chen Classic Series Carbon Steel Wok Set

$32.00, Amazon

The 17 Best Gifts for Tired Parents and Caregivers

  The 17 Best Gifts for Tired Parents and Caregivers Practical gifts that still feel special are the way to go this year.The answer then, is to go with a practical gift that will still feel special because it’s something they might not think to buy for themselves. I know this because I’ve been a tired parent for seven years and I also happen to know a thing or two about shopping. So whether you’re looking for something in the stocking stuffer price range or feeling much more spendy, here are the 17 best practical gifts for tired parents and caregivers—including the best gift I’ve ever received.

Read our full review of the best woks.

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Victoria 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet

$25.00, Amazon

Our favorite cast-iron skillet is a bestseller every year. Read our full cast iron skillet review (and find out why we've started to prefer smooth-surfaced pans over rough-surfaced ones).

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Nordic Ware Half Sheet Pan

$11.00, Walmart

Another forever bestseller. This is our favorite sheet pan of all time.

Appliances

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Zojirushi Induction Heating System Rice Cooker and Warmer

$335.00, Amazon

Read our review of the best rice cookers.

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Duxtop Induction Cooktop Model 9600LS

$140.00, Amazon

An induction cooktop offers greater precision and efficiency than your gas or electric range. And this portable one will make you feel like you're on a cooking show—and give you more cooking space.

Gardening

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Nisaku Hori-Hori

$23.00, Amazon

Read why our gardening columnist Wilder Davies loves this tool.

17 Best Black Friday Knife Deals 2022 for Slicing, Dicing, and Chopping .
Some of our tested favorite knives are marked down today—plus, a few other knives we love at deep discounts.While astronomically high cost isn’t always indicative of a reliable knife (we have a lot of inexpensive favorites, actually) there's no denying that knives and knife maintenance can get a little expensive. Which makes sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday a great opportunity to start your chopping artillery or find a new knife. We’re keeping tabs on all of the pre-Black Friday sales, as well as any sales happening day of and on Cyber Monday, so we’ll be updating this post as it goes on.

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