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The Wonderful World Of Kitchen Gadgets

Do you have a favorite kitchen gadget? Lisa McManus of “America’s Test Kitchen” shares gadget recommendations based on rigorous testing, which may make cooking easier – and more fun.

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Lisa McManus, gadget expert on “America’s Test Kitchen”


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Do you love your Instant Pot?

Can't live without your Air Fryer?

From Pizza Spinners to Hot Dog toasters, who doesn't love a good kitchen gadget?

Today, Lisa McManus of America’s Test Kitchen joins us to take your calls about these marvelous inventions, as you get ready for your July 4th holiday cooking!

We hear about the best kitchen tools and the most unusual finds, plus, secrets from America's Test Kitchen and the lengths they go to test those gadgets.

Which ones actually make food prep easier?

And which are just plain cool and fun to use?

Listeners call in to share their personal favorites.


Lisa McManus

America's Test Kitchen airs Saturdays at 11:30am on Houston Public Media TV 8

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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