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Valerie Li Stack


Boston, MA, United States

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Past articles by Valerie:

How to Use Baijiu in Cocktails

Baijiu, the Chinese grain spirit, works well in a range of cocktails from Daiquiris to strong and stirred Old-Fashioned riffs. → Read More

The One Tinto de Verano Recipe You Need This Summer

The best Tinto de Verano recipe for summer drinking, plus how the easy red wine cocktail from Spain came to be. → Read More

5 sustainable meal kit delivery services for easy weeknight dinners

These environmentally friendly meal kits make weeknight dinners delicious. → Read More

Love barbecue? This portable charcoal grill lets you cook anywhere

I tested the Everdure Cube Portable Charcoal grill on a multi-day camping trip to see if it was as portable and functional as the brand claimed. → Read More

Keurig just launched a new brewer—and it's smarter than ever

Keurig's latest coffee maker, the Keurig K-Supreme Plus Smart, claims to be convenient and consistent when brewing different roasts—but does it work? → Read More

The best Keurig coffee makers to buy on Amazon right now

We love the convenience of a Keurig coffee maker that makes single-serve coffee from its K-cups. Here are the best Keurig machines on Amazon. → Read More

I can't cook without this one tiny gadget

We tested the new instant-read Thermapen One by ThermoWorks to see if it’s better at cooking meat and other food than its predecessor, the Thermapen MK4. → Read More

The best air fryers you can buy on Amazon right now

Here are the best air fryers you can buy on Amazon right now from brands including Philips, Cuisinart, Cosori, Dash, GoWise, and more. → Read More

These collapsible containers make it easy to take lunch to-go

Stojo, the brand behind the popular Stojo Cup, launched a collapsible lunch box and bowl to help you ditch plastic as you return to school and the office. → Read More

You can order seafood online from Fulton Fish Market, but should you?

We tested the online ordering platform of Fulton Fish Market, a popular marketplace in New York City. Our main concerns were freshness and shipping. → Read More

Can this perforated pizza steel beat my heirloom pizza stone?

Popular cookware brand Made In released a pizza steel designed with perforated cut outs across its bottom, so we tested it against a pizza stone. → Read More

Our favorite 'ugly produce' subscription now delivers groceries

Misfits Market, known for its “ugly produce” subscription, now offers grocery and pantry items in addition to slightly misshapen fruits and vegetables. → Read More

This slow juicer helped me ditch store-bought juice

NutriBullet just launched its first slow juicer—but can this countertop appliance live up to the reputation of the brand’s top-performing personal blenders? → Read More

Ordering oysters this summer? Here’s how to shuck them

Here’s a brief guide on how to shuck oysters, including important tools and techniques to help you get started. → Read More

This Magic Bullet Blender set is great for smoothies—and on sale for Prime Day 2021

The Magic Bullet blender set is a great option for smoothies—and on sale for Prime Day 2021 → Read More

The Takeya cold brew maker is an iced coffee lover's dream—and on sale for Prime Day 2021

The Takeya cold brew maker is an iced coffee lover's dream—and on sale for Prime Day 2021. → Read More

The Nespresso VertuoPlus is better than a Keurig—and on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2021

The Nespresso VertuoPlus is better than a Keurig—and it's on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2021. → Read More

I’m no gardener, but this device helped me grow veggies indoors

I tried Gardyn, an indoor hybriponic herb and vegetable garden system with an AI-enabled assistant to see if it could help me break my plant-killing streak. → Read More

This vegan milk maker changed the way I consume plant-based milk

The ChefWave Milkmade vegan milk maker can make almond milk, oat milk, and other plant-based milks at the touch of a button. → Read More

The brand behind the Always Pan just released two new products

Our Place, the brand behind Instagram-famous Always Pan, just launched a walnut cutting board and a 3-piece knife set. We tested them to see if they’re worth it. → Read More