Small Appliances

KitchenAid Pro Line 4-Slice Toaster
REVIEW

KitchenAid Pro Line 4-Slice Toaster

It might look the part of a $500 machine, but the KitchenAid Pro Line didn't toast any better than the $30 Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome Toaster.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2014
Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-Slice Toaster
REVIEW

Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-Slice Toaster

Even if you don't expect much from your toaster, you can do better than this.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2014
KitchenAid 4-Slice Manual Toaster w/Digital Display
REVIEW

KitchenAid 4-Slice Manual Toaster w/Digital Display ( Empire Red)

Buying the KitchenAid 4-Slice Manual only makes sense if you have a weakness for retro appliance looks, otherwise you'd be better served by cheaper machines which make toast better and faster.

3 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2014
NutriBullet Pro 900
REVIEW

NutriBullet Pro 900

Beneath all the health hype, you'll find a competent blender that gets caught in the middle between the best single-serve smoothie makers and the best full-size multitaskers.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 27, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Vitamix S30
REVIEW

Vitamix S30

Only consider the Vitamix S30 if personal to-go blending and quality are your objectives and saving money isn't.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 8, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Hamilton Beach MultiBlend Blender
REVIEW

Hamilton Beach MultiBlend Blender

For basic nuts-and-bolts blending on a budget, the Hamilton Beach MultiBlend delivers, though other models offer greater flexibility and food-processing horsepower.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 4, 2014
Oster Beehive Blender
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Oster Beehive Blender

The Oster Beehive is a subpar blender, both lagging behind other budget models and falling short of its classic namesake.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on August 4, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner
REVIEW

Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner

For Nest-like cooling smarts in homes without central air, the Aros looks like an excellent option.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2014
3.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Dyson AM06 Air Multiplier Desk Fan 10"
REVIEW

Dyson AM06 Air Multiplier Desk Fan 10" ( Blue)

The AM06 is an impressive spectacle to behold -- but it's still just a desk fan. For such an expensive device, we wish that it doubled as a space heater, like Dyson's AM05, or featured a more noticeable bump in performance. It doesn't, and that makes it difficult to recommend.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 5, 2014
Adaptics Drop
REVIEW

Adaptics Drop

You don't need Drop to make good chocolate chip cookies, but it definitely helps ensure that your recipe ends up the same every time.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2014