healthy cooking awards

Recently rediscovered the joys (and struggles) of making everything at home?

If you want to step up your game or just catch a break, we have gadgets, goodies, and great advice for you!

After reviewing hundreds of products, you can swear by these to help give joy, relieve stress, fight germs, and just generally make your time spent in the kitchen that much better.

Introducing, the winners of the 2020 Healthy Cooking Awards.

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Joy Givers


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These magical gadgets—big and small—will make you feel like a real freakin’ rock star at the counter.

Precision Powerhouse
Anova Precision Cooker Pro
Anova Culinary Anova Precision Cooker Pro
Now 38% Off
$247 at Amazon

The sleek sous vide (a water bath simmers foods low and slow) aces eggs, medium-rare steaks, and more.

Marvelous Multitasker
Le Creuset 7¼ qt Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven
Le Creuset 7¼ qt Enameled Cast Iron Signature Round Dutch Oven

Roast a chicken or braise dinner all day in this gem that goes from oven to table. 

Cool Corer
Stainless-Steel Pineapple Slicer & Dicer
Williams Sonoma Stainless-Steel Pineapple Slicer & Dicer

Pineapples, with their spiky skin and hard core, are tough to dive into. This makes light work of the fruit.

Versatile Griddle
Cuisinart Griddler Five
Cuisinart Griddler Five

Press a panini or whip up pancakes on this machine. When you’re done, pop the reversible plates into the dishwasher. Voilà!

Bread Winner
Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker
Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker

Just load your ingredients and start—this quiet contraption will mix, knead, and bake a beauty every time.

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Akira Kawahata
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More cooking = more cleaning. These picks make washing dishes, counters, your hands—dare we say it?—a little fun.

Sustainable Stunner
Blueland The Clean Suite
Blueland The Clean Suite
Now 21% Off

This kit of reusable containers comes with various dissolvable soap tabs that will replace your gaggle of cleaning products.

Soap Server
simplehuman Rechargeable Liquid Sensor Pump
simplehuman Rechargeable Liquid Sensor Pump

A sensor dispenses different amounts of soap (for little hands and grown-ups), keeping digits germ-free.

Best Brush
OXO Palm Brush Storage Set
OXO Palm Brush Storage Set

The built-in dispenser means no fussing around with detergent bottles while doing the dishes, and the drip tray equals clean counters.

Grime Getter
Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner
New Metro Design Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner
Now 19% Off

Fill with water and vinegar, add to your microwave, and turn on. After 5 mins, steam will help you wipe away all the stains.

Clean Machine
Goodbye Detergent Spaghetti Scrub
Goodbye Detergent Spaghetti Scrub

This scrubber’s shape is optimal for hard-to-clean items, and its abrasive side—made from peach pits—nixes the need for soap.

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Akira Kawahata
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Every little bit still counts, even when you’re rushing from the fridge to the (home) office.

All-In-One Accolades
Thermomix TM6

Ideal for novices and pros, this multi cooker is a one-pot wonder. Chop, blend, stir, and also steam, simmer, and slow-cook.

Super Juicer
Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer
Chef'n FreshForce Citrus Juicer
Now 20% Off

Squeeze the last drop out of your oranges, lemons, and limes with these easy-to-grip handles. So fresh! 

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Fave Faucet
U by Moen Smart Faucet
Moen U by Moen Smart Faucet

Via a smart speaker or app, ask it to measure a refreshing cup of water, dispense H20 at various temps, and more.

Finest Air Fryer
Instant Vortex Plus 6 Quart Air Fryer
Instant Pot Instant Vortex Plus 6 Quart Air Fryer

This one has six settings, including Dehydrate and Bake. (Hot tip: The basket is big enough to roast a whole chicken.)

Chopper Champ
KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Food Chopper
KitchenAid 3.5 Cup Food Chopper

Top-notch blade performance aside, the built-in cord storage is a dream on crowded countertops.

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Akira Kawahata
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You have enough to worry about…don’t let wasted food, raw meat, or dull knives bring you down.

Right Wrap
Bee’s Wrap XXL Roll
Bee's Wrap Bee’s Wrap XXL Roll

Swap single-use plastic for an eco essential: Made of beeswax, it can be cut to size, used, then washed and given another go!

Smart Meat Thermometer
Meater+ with Bluetooth Repeater
Meater+ with Bluetooth Repeater

Poke the thermo in your food and control doneness with the app. The result? Practically foolproof protein cooking.

Futuristic Fridge
Samsung 24 cu. ft. Family Hub 3-Door French Door Refrigerator
Samsung 24 cu. ft. Family Hub 3-Door French Door Refrigerator

The interior cameras scan the shelves and notify you about anything you’re out of.

Supreme Sharpener
Wüsthof Universal Hand-Held Sharpener
Wüsthof Universal Hand-Held Sharpener

Sharp knives mean smoother prep; this small but mighty tool offers pro-like edges and fits in any drawer.

Nonstick MVP
Silpat Half Size Baking Mat
Silpat Half Size Baking Mat

This silicone mat ensures food doesn’t stick around, and it cuts back on the need for added oils when roasting and baking. Healthier, naturally!

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Take Care Beeswax wraps should be cleaned in cool water with a gentle soap. Be sure to air-dry to make the most of their awesome powers. And FYI, when they lose their stick for covering bowls or wrapping sammies and produce, they’re compostable. Win!


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Akira Kawahata
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How you start your day is how you live your day, and these products will make sure that means: happy as hell.

Tea Drinker’s Delight
Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle

A lightning-fast boil, plus buttons that specify tea types, so each gulp is flavorful.

Waffle Whiz
Breville The Smart Waffle Pro 4 Slice
Breville The Smart Waffle Pro 4 Slice

Irons can get messy, but this has a built-in moat to catch spills. Program the browning, too, to serve an epic b’fast for all.

Adaptable Blender
NutriBullet Blender Combo
NutriBullet Blender Combo
Now 15% Off

The pitcher is great for pureeing large-batch bevs; the solo cup is portioned for you. A blend above the rest!

Mighty Mug
Ember Mug²
Ember Mug²

Calling all slow sippers: This brilliant cup keeps your Bev at a preset temp—designated by you—all a.m. No more old, cold drinks, #Bless. 

Bean Booster

Nespresso Aeroccino4 Milk Frother
Nespresso Aeroccino4 Milk Frother

Lattes and Capps deserve cafe-worthy foam, even at home. Whip dairy and nondairy milks in seconds to holy java any day o’ of the week.

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This article appears in the December 2020 issue of Women’s Health. Become a WH Stronger member now.