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 the film critic at The Improper Bostonian and a print editor at Much Ado About Cinema.
Articles and Reviews by Cassidy Olsen
How to make corned beef and cabbage in an Instant Pot
March 15, 2019 – You don't need to spend all day making an Irish feast this St. Patrick's Day—your Instant Pot can have it all done in under 2 hours.
This $30 gadget could save you hundreds on groceries
March 11, 2019 – The Fridge Fresh by Berry Breeze claims to use 'activated oxygen' to prolong the life of produce in your fridge—but does it actually work? We tested it ourselves to find out.
The Best Immersion Blenders of 2019
March 07, 2019 – Need a quick way to whip up soup, smoothies, and dips in the kitchen? We tested the best immersion blenders to find out what you should buy.
Instant Pot just launched their first blender—should you buy it?
February 27, 2019 – We put the Instant Pot Ace up against our favorite Vitamix—here's what happened
This one ingredient can transform your dry winter skin
February 21, 2019 – Hyaluronic acid (or HA) is the super-hydrating skin care ingredient that you should be using. Here's how it works, where to find it, and what it can do for your skin.
Sorry, you're ruining your pots and pans—here's how to make them last
February 20, 2019 – Are your favorite pots and pans looking a little worse for wear? Here's how to clean them up and care for all your cookware long-term.
Do you really need a NutriBullet?
February 12, 2019 – Everyone loves the NutriBullet, but we did our research and tested it against the best personal blenders to find out if it's worth the hype.
Will this craft pizza oven be 2019's ‘hottest’ kitchen gadget?
February 08, 2019 – The Breville Smart Oven Pizzaiolo is the hottest countertop oven ever—we took it to a real pizza chef to see what it could do.
The Best Personal Blenders of 2019
February 04, 2019 – We tested the most popular personal blenders to find which ones can whip up smoothies, shakes, and dips better than the rest.
The 10 best Instant Pot and Crock-Pot recipes for the Super Bowl
January 31, 2019 – Don't go hungry on Super Bowl Sunday—these Pinterest-approved recipes are simple, fast, and sure to please a crowd.
This $20 moisturizer is my secret weapon against winter skin
January 28, 2019 – When winter weather wreaks havoc on my skin, this heavy-duty moisturizer from Cosrx is my saving grace.
This is everything you need to know before using an Instant Pot
January 18, 2019 – Just got an Instant Pot? These are all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to start your multicooker journey.
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.