Zojirushi Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
If you have $200 to spend on a drip coffee-maker, pass on the Zojirushi Fresh Brew which makes pots that are much too bitter; buy a Bonavita BV1900TS instead.
Anova Precision Cooker ( Black)
We loved the original Anova, and this one cooks just as well for less cash. Underwhelming smarts aside, it's a great sous vide starting point.
Eades Appliance Technology SousVide Supreme
Eades Appliance Technology's SousVide Supreme performs pretty well, but it's missing features that would make it much easier to use.
Instant Pot Smart
This capable cooker returned consistently great results, but the so-so Bluetooth and app portion isn't quite worth the inflated price.
S+ by ResMed
The S+ offers accurate tracking and insightful sleep data that any insomniac will appreciate.
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.
Frigidaire Professional 4-Slice Wide Slots Toaster
The Frigidaire Professional toasts as evenly as any model we tested. It takes the guesswork out of getting your bread to the level of brownness you desire.
Anova One Sous Vide Circulator ( black)
For its price, this dependable sous vide cooker is a perfectly reasonable kitchen upgrade, but consider waiting for the feature-rich next generation, with options that'll cost a little less.
The Nomiku is a great kitchen gadget, but it's the wrong time to buy one. Shop around for a cheaper competitor -- or hold out for Nomiku 2.0.
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.