Healthy Kitchen 101 features unbiased, test-based reviews to help you choose the best kitchen appliances for your needs and budget.
Looking for comparative reviews that show you how a product performs with genuine kitchen tasks? That’s what we do at Healthy Kitchen 101.
Save your time on product reviews that rehash manufacturers’ claims or merely parrot specifications. At Healthy Kitchen 101, our team is dedicated to rigorous testing of kitchen tools and appliances. Our comprehensive appraisals and ratings help you choose the best products every time.
First, we look at the task the product is designed for or the problem it’s meant to solve. Next, we research user issues or likewise complaints. From this, we develop practical tasks to assess performance, test limitations, or tap into issues that may impact usability.
We don’t waste time on random tests to gain attention. Instead, we develop and apply standardized test methodologies for fair comparisons between products. We purchase products in batches and put them through identical testing batteries.
With garbage disposal machines, for example, the test task is to grind an equal amount of waste with similar composition and particle size, while our sharpeners are tested using identical knives.
We experiment with various product classes and models over extended periods to gain practical insights into how they work. Rather than relying on a single opinion , we limit personal bias by assigning a minimum of two testers to use, assess, and score a product category.
Our test reports are presented in verifiable and easy to compare formats. Notwithstanding our editorial recommendations, you still get all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
In addition to reviews, on our website you can find product guides, specific recommendations, model comparisons, maintenance tips, repair advice, and more. Healthy Kitchen 101 gives you all the information you need to equip your kitchen with the best appliances and tools for creating delicious home cooked meals.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Anh Ngo is a writer with 9 years experience at different media outlets, covering from public news and events to product testing and analysis. At Healthy Kitchen 101, she works across different departments, communicating closely with its network of writers, editors, and health, tech, and search engine experts to provide a meaningful and pleasant reading experience for visitors.
Roger Shitaki is a writer, author, and editor. His niches are household appliances, health & wellness, and travel. Roger's interest in home technologies was sparked by time spent at companies like Sharp, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi. Previously, his job was prepping Japanese engineers to work abroad. Editorial work has included document editing and email screening for a large beverage maker.
Tina Pham is a staff writer and reviewer, with five years of experience in the industry. As a passionate amateur home cook, she loves to discover practical cooking solutions, and has made it her mission to bring her findings to every kitchen. Her ultimate goal is making cooking more of a pleasure for all.
Matthew is one of the writers at Healthy Kitchen 101. Working as part of the Review Team, he directly contributes to the production of content for the site’s Product Review pages. Much like the other members of staff, he strives to bring you the most authentic and accurate reviews of kitchen appliances as possible.
Alan Nguyen is a writer and product reviewer at Healthy Kitchen 101. His major in English language teaching taught him to present concise information. In addition to his cooking hobby, he values the practical aspects of household appliances.
Be Nguyen is a writer of product reviews at Healthy Kitchen 101. His curiosity in technology and its real-world applications once drove him to study Engineering. That same interest is what motivated him into dissecting and testing household appliances. When not working at the Healthy Kitchen 101 lab, Be writes and plays music.
Nguyen Ntk handles all things graphic at Healthy Kitchen 101: from product comparison charts to unboxing videos. He has also been the person behind many of the beautiful food photos on Healthy Recipes 101 since 2018.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Natalie is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health. Natalie supports various organizations, like Apple, Inc., Healthline, Head Health, Inc., and others, and has advocated for personalized functional nutrition through her private practice Nutrition By Natalie since 2007.
Natalie loves spending time with her husband and children in the kitchen, garden and in nature. She is a foodie at heart and loves most cuisines, but especially spicy Indian and Thai.
Lizzie is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications.
Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic.
She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Kitchen 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.
Our editors fact-check and revise our content to make sure our buying guides and reviews are accurate, informative, and helpful for the home cooks in their search for the best kitchen utensils and appliances.
Kori Perten is a Boston-based editor with a passion for cooking and a background in product reviews and consumer advocacy journalism. Her work has appeared in publications such as Wirecutter, USA Today, and Reviewed, among others.She was previously an editor at Reviewed, producing and managing content with a focus on kitchen tools and appliances.
She's excited to be working with the team at Healthy Kitchen 101 as a consulting editor to ensure product reviews are in tip-top shape.
Donna Currie is the author of the cookbook Make Ahead Bread, and a kitchen gadget fanatic. From apple peelers to toasters to zesters, she loves seeing how they work, testing their functions, and keeping the best for her arsenal of handy kitchen tools. Her collection of cookbooks is quite impressive, ranging from quirky cookbooks from the 1800’s to cutting edge molecular gastronomy. Besides her own blogs, Cookistry, Cookistry’s Reviews, and Munching on Books, she writes for several online publications.
In her free time, you might find her sharing her home made baked goods with neighbors or puttering in the garden.
Tyler Lynch is a writer and editor located in Maine. His work has appeared in USA Today, Motherboard, Wirecutter, Reviewed, and the Huffington Post, among others. He enjoys cooking and playing music and serves as a consulting editor for Healthy Kitchen 101.