SousVant Circulating Sous Vide Oven
The SousVant is the best self-contained water bath we've tested. Anova and Nomiku still make better places to start with sous vide, but the SousVant is a fine option if you're ready to dive in.
Pure Imagination Perfect Bake
Perfect Bake offers an interactive experience for families and beginners who need a little hand-holding in the kitchen.
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.
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.
Ninja Cooking System
If you're just looking for a simple "set and forget" countertop cooker, there's no reason to spend this much. Still, with unique functions like searing and steam baking, creative home chefs will love having the Ninja in their culinary arsenal.
Quirky Egg Minder
A smart egg inventory management system isn't the worst idea, but Quirky's Egg Minder's approach lacks the sophistication to make this a worthwhile purchase.
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Vitamix 7500 ( Black)
As tempting as that freakishly powerful motor is, it's difficult to justify the $529 Vitamix over some of the more affordable competitors available.
BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer
If you aren’t turned off by its questionable social-sharing features, the advanced BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer is a compelling tool that can help minimize overindulging.
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale ( Black)
If you can afford it, the $129.95 Aria Wi-Fi scale adds real-time weight tracking to Fitbit's fitness arsenal.
Coming this September, the $100 iSoda DrinkMate promises to bring the fizz to whatever liquid you like.