Taste of Home’s Best Loved Brands

We tested 100+ products to reveal your best-loved brands.

The Best Food

Standing in front of grocery store shelves can be mind-boggling. From pancake and brownie mixes to meatballs and hot sauces, there are literally dozens of brands to choose from in every food category. Our Test Kitchen put more than 100 of the most popular food brands through their paces, and after months of testing, tasting and taking notes, we’re proud to present our Best Loved Brands winners.


The Best Healthy Products

We all mean to eat healthy, but actually doing so can be tough when it feels like you’re sacrificing the foods you love. To help you make smart—and delicious!—choices, we tested a few healthier foods and helpful kitchen tools. Here’s the skinny on the winners that qualified as our Best Loved Brands.

The Best Gear

We’ve all been there—excited to try a new kitchen tool only to take it home and realize it just doesn’t work. With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to know which is right for you. And who has the patience to test it all? We do! Our staffers spent months chopping, mixing, blending, brewing and pressure-cooking to determine what kitchen gear gives you the best bang for your buck. We’re happy to say each of these winners is an appliance we love to use in our own Test Kitchen. And see all our favorite kitchen gadgets here.

The Best Cleaning Products

Let’s face it: The messiest room in your house is probably the kitchen. We don’t want you to spend precious sunny days scrubbing, buffing and sweeping away, so we’re sharing our favorite cleaning products to help your home get spick-and-span in a snap. Our Taste of Home pros spent weeks in their own kitchens rigorously testing products to decide the ultimate brands that make spring cleaning a cinch. We’re excited to share our findings with you.

How We Choose the Winners

Our Taste of Home Test Kitchen and editors team up to taste all kinds of popular foods and run essential kitchen gear through the paces. We rank them, discuss and test again, if needed, to arrive at the products we recommend for you and your kitchen. Learn more about our testing process.

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