Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm

Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm was the Tools Editor at The Kitchn. A professional kitchen equipment tester, she's worked for America's Test Kitchen, EatingWell, and Food52. Her goal: to find the best gear for your kitchen so you don't waste time or money on anything else. She lives in Boston, MA with her two dogs.
This Editor-Favorite Instant-Read Thermometer Just Got Even Faster — and It’s 20% Off Right Now
It has a ONE-second response time!!!
Nov 24, 2021
Le Creuset Just Launched a Brand New Harry Potter-Themed Collection
We're not sure which Dutch oven we like best!
Nov 2, 2021
I’ve Been Using the Our Place Perfect Pot For a Month and It’s Even Better Than I Imagined
"I've used it to steam dumplings, sear and then simmer meatballs in tomato sauce, make rice, boil water, and roast a whole chicken."
Sep 29, 2021
I’ve Been Using Dyson’s Small-Space Vacuum for 6 Months — and I *Love* Cleaning With It Every Day
It can go forwards, backwards, and sideways. And it swivels!
Sep 27, 2021
This Might Be One of the Best Deals We’ve Ever Seen on a Vitamix
A Vitamix for less than $200? Believe it!
Aug 24, 2021
This Might Be One of the Best Deals We’ve Ever Seen on a Vitamix
A Vitamix for less than $200? Believe it!
Aug 23, 2021
If You Love Material’s Famous Cutting Boards, Just Wait Until You See Their Brand-New Bowls
Get yours before they sell out!
Aug 23, 2021
Hydro Flask’s New Cooler Tote Is Even Better Than Their Amazing Water Bottles
It has a *toothless* zipper design!
Jul 22, 2021
I Tried the $15 Spatula That Keeps Selling Out — Here’s My Honest Review
It once sold out in just 12 days!
Jul 20, 2021
KitchenAid Just Launched a New, Limited-Edition Stand Mixer — And It’s Absolutely Gorgeous
It's a kitchen statement piece.
Jul 14, 2021
Vitamix Has Some Majorly Discounted Blenders on Sale Right Now for Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day 2021
Including a top-notch blender that's 50 percent off!
Jun 22, 2021
You Need Smaller Sheet Pans. (No, Even Smaller!)
It's time to join the quarter- and eighth-sheet family.
May 12, 2021
I Tested Instant Pot’s Coffee Maker (and Milk Frother) — Here’s My Honest Review
The coffee maker works with *both* Keurig and Nespresso pods.
May 14, 2021
I Tried Made In’s Beautiful New Bakeware — Here’s My Honest Review
There's also a hyper-limited-edition Nancy Silverton floral-print bakeware set that will sell out ASAP!
Apr 8, 2021
I Tried All-Clad’s Gorgeous New Fusiontec Cookware — Here’s My Honest Review
All-Clad's newest cookware line is the prettiest one yet.
Apr 2, 2021
Great Jones’ Most-Requested Dutch Oven Color Is Back in Stock — And You’ll Want to Grab It ASAP
It's pretty, PINK, and perfect.
Mar 15, 2021
The Unexpectedly Helpful Measuring Cup Every Home Cook Needs
I used to put these in the "probably unnecessary" gadget category. But I was very, very wrong.
Mar 5, 2021
This Wacky-Looking Knife Makes Prep Work a Million Times Easier
It's something you might not have heard of.
Mar 2, 2021
Staub Just Released a New Color — And It’s Simply Stunning
It's honestly perfect for spring.
Feb 25, 2021
I Tested 14 Different Face Masks — These Are the Only Ones I’ll Wear Now (Bonus: They’re on Sale!)
And they're from a kitchen gear company.
Feb 17, 2021
Great Jones Just Created the Small Sheet Pan Everyone’s Been Waiting For
It was the single most requested product!
Feb 16, 2021
KitchenAid Just Announced the 2021 Color of the Year — And It’s Stunning!
Say hello to Honey.
Feb 10, 2021
10 Kitchen Tools a Professional Equipment Tester Uses at Home
From spatulas to braisers, and yes, a Dutch oven.
Feb 10, 2021
Le Creuset’s Latest Color Launch Is Like Nothing They’ve Ever Done Before
We got the exclusive sneak peek!
Jan 8, 2021