Small Appliances

Zojirushi Fresh Brew Plus Thermal Carafe Coffee Maker
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 25, 2015
PicoBrew Zymatic
REVIEW

PicoBrew Zymatic

Unless you have a very specific need for the data tracking or automation provided by the PicoBrew Zymatic, you will likely see very limited benefit for the cost of this machine over traditional home-brewing equipment.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 28, 2015
SousVant Circulating Sous Vide Oven
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 27, 2015

MSRP: $399.00

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Eades Appliance Technology SousVide Supreme
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 11, 2015
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Instant Pot Smart
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 23, 2015
3 Squares Tim3 Machin3
REVIEW

3 Squares Tim3 Machin3

Though a bit pricey, the Tim3 Machin3 is well-rounded enough to merit consideration, especially if you think you'd enjoy using the quinoa and yogurt settings.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 23, 2015
S+ by ResMed
REVIEW

S+ by ResMed

The S+ offers accurate tracking and insightful sleep data that any insomniac will appreciate.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2014
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
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
Frigidaire Professional 4-Slice Wide Slots Toaster
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2014
Cuisinart Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster
REVIEW

Cuisinart Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster ( CPT-440)

At $100, this toaster is a tough splurge to justify, but not an impossible one, given that it gets the job done quite well.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 15, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Nomiku
REVIEW

Nomiku

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 8, 2014
Pure Imagination Perfect Bake
REVIEW

Pure Imagination Perfect Bake

Perfect Bake offers an interactive experience for families and beginners who need a little hand-holding in the kitchen.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 6, 2014
Dorkfood Sous-Vide Temperature Controller
REVIEW

Dorkfood Sous-Vide Temperature Controller ( DSV)

Ugly looks aside, at just $100, the Dorkfood DSV is an attractive and legitimate sous vide entry point.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 6, 2014
Blendtec Designer 725
REVIEW

Blendtec Designer 725 ( Gunmetal)

We cannot recommend a $650 blender with such a glaring design flaw.

1.5 stars Editors' rating on September 19, 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
Oster Versa Performance Blender
REVIEW

Oster Versa Performance Blender

Using this blender is a pain, but once you get it up and running, it can keep up with machines that are more than twice as expensive.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 14, 2014
iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini
REVIEW

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini

iDevices' Kitchen Thermometer Mini is a solid thermometer that delivers smart functionality and hands-free convenience at an entry-level price.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 12, 2014
iDevices Kitchen Thermometer
REVIEW

iDevices Kitchen Thermometer

This dual-probe Kitchen Thermometer is expensive, but you can trust it to turn out perfectly prepared food with little to no effort on your part.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 11, 2014