Ninja Nutri Ninja BL450
This is a powerful and effective single-serve blender that won't cost a fortune, just don't expect it to go too far beyond the line of duty.
Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender 52400
For simple, travel-size smoothie making, look to the affordable Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender, but you'll have to spend more for hard-core food processing.
Dirt Devil Lift & Go
Contrary to its appearance as a real bargain, usability issues and subpar cleaning performance mar this Dirt Devil.
Dyson DC59 Motorhead
Dyson's DC59 competes well enough as a high-end stick vac, but poor battery life and a tendency to clog with large particles hold the DC59 Motorhead back from replacing your full-size upright.
Soniclean VT Plus
With decent performance and a price of just $200, this vacuum might make sense for value-minded minimalists, but you'll need to look elsewhere for something more modern or feature-rich.
Hoover Air Cordless
Hoover's Air Cordless ushers in a welcome new vacuum category, but it still needs some work to match the performance of our most highly rated uprights.
Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker
If you have a stable home Wi-Fi connection and want more control over your slow-cooked meals, Belkin and Jarden's Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker can give you the on-the-go access you crave. For everyone else, it's an overpriced slow cooker that makes a hands-off process much more involved.
Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner
For Nest-like cooling smarts in homes without central air, the Aros looks like an excellent option.
Moneual Rydis H67 Pro
If you want a no-fuss floor cleaner, stay away from the Moneual Rydis H67 Pro.
iRobot Scooba 450
iRobot's Scooba 450 isn't perfect, but it's a solid, albeit pricy, choice for small space cleaning.