Sharon Franke

Sharon Franke has been a contributor to Food Network for four years, writing articles to help readers make educated decisions about kitchen equipment. After a seven-year career as a professional chef, Sharon joined the prestigious Good Housekeeping Institute where she worked for three decades, serving as Director of the Kitchen Appliances Lab. Over the last seven years, Sharon has been reviewing products for many national publications including Wirecutter, Reviewed, thekitchen and CNNunderscored. With over 37 years of experience testing, writing, and consulting about everything used for cooking, serving, and storing food, she's a respected authority on kitchen gear, with particular expertise in appliances, cookware, and cutlery.

Education: Course work in culinary arts at New York City College of Technology; Graduate of University at Albany State University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in History