Cassidy covers all things cooking as a staff writer for Reviewed. An experimental home chef with a healthy distrust of recipes, Cassidy lives by the "Ratatouille" philosophy that, with a few techniques and key tools, anyone can cook. Since joining Reviewed in mid-2018, she's produced in-depth reviews and guides on everything from meal kits to stand mixers and the right way to cook an egg.
Cassidy holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Film Studies from Tufts University. Outside of her work at Reviewed, she's also a freelance film critic and print editor at Much Ado About Cinema.
Articles and Reviews by Cassidy Olsen
6 smart fitness gadgets that could replace your gym membership
January 15, 2019 – From energy-producing treadmills to smart punching bags, these are the biggest home gym and fitness products we saw at CES 2019.
High-tech beauty is all over CES—here's what you'll actually want to use
January 10, 2019 – From pH sensors to dark spot correctors and custom face masks, these are the most interesting beauty products from CES 2019.
The Best Electric Multi-Cookers of 2019
December 26, 2018 – Yes, we're talking about "Instant Pots."
The Best Popcorn Poppers of 2019
December 20, 2018 – Want fresh popcorn? Our favorite method is with your own pots on a stove, but we found some makers worth your money.
The Best Electric Can Openers of 2019
December 12, 2018 – Electric can openers can be tricky and unreliable, so we found the best ones for your kitchen.
The Best Manual Can Openers of 2019
December 11, 2018 – From traditional openers that will last decades to specialized safety models, these are the best manual can openers for your kitchen.
How to buy the right Instant Pot, everyone's favorite kitchen gadget
November 13, 2018 – From their budget models to their latest and greatest, there's an Instant Pot that's right for you.
These are the best kitchen & cooking products of 2018
November 01, 2018 – Need some new kitchen tools? These are the very best we tested.
The Best Cookware Sets for Induction of 2019
October 31, 2018 – No more guessing and magnet tests—these top-performing cookware sets are all induction compatible.
The 20 best kitchen gifts of 2018
October 29, 2018 – This year's best kitchen gifts are heavy-hitting, multi-tasking products that are as stylish as they are useful. Whether you're shopping for an experienced home chef or a total ...
We tried HelloFresh's new Thanksgiving meal kit—here's what happened
October 19, 2018 – HelloFresh wants to give you a drama-free holiday dinner with their newly launched Thanksgiving Box. We got our hands on one to test how it actually worked (and tasted) for a re...
Here's everything you need to cook sous vide at home
October 12, 2018 – If you want perfectly cooked meat and vegetables, the sous vide technique is unbeatable. We rounded up our favorite tools to help you sous vide the right way, every time.
The Best Meal Kit Delivery Services of 2019
October 03, 2018 – Blue Apron and beyond—we tested the most popular meal kit delivery subscriptions.
How to modify recipes when you have an induction cooktop
September 26, 2018 – Induction cooking is efficient, safe, and and downright cool—here's how to make the most of your recipes on an induction cooktop.
This company made us our own custom shampoos—here's what happened
September 20, 2018 – Prose hair care promises tailor-made products that will address all your hair and scalp needs—we tested them to see if they actually work.
5 ways to pack a better work lunch
September 11, 2018 – Work lunch should be delicious, even if it's coming from home. Here are the best ideas and products we've tested to make that happen.
The 10 most popular make-ahead breakfast ideas on Pinterest
September 06, 2018 – From easy baked oatmeal to egg bites and monkey bread, these are the most popular make-ahead breakfast recipes on Pinterest right now.
Dutch ovens are the perfect wedding gift—here's the best one to buy
September 06, 2018 – Take the guesswork out of gifting with our favorite dutch oven.
The 10 most popular back-to-school lunch ideas on Pinterest
August 21, 2018 – Brown bag lunches can be so much more than soggy sandwiches.
Vitamix is recalling over 100,000 blender containers—here's what you need to know
August 15, 2018 – Love your Vitamix? Make sure it's not one of the two models that were recently associated with a recall.