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.
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.
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.
Visit manufacturer site for details.
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.
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.
S+ by ResMed
The S+ offers accurate tracking and insightful sleep data that any insomniac will appreciate.
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.
Hamilton Beach Classic Chrome 2-Slice Toaster
Even if you don't expect much from your toaster, you can do better than this.
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.
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.
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.
Pure Imagination Perfect Bake
Perfect Bake offers an interactive experience for families and beginners who need a little hand-holding in the kitchen.
Dorkfood Sous-Vide Temperature Controller ( DSV)
Ugly looks aside, at just $100, the Dorkfood DSV is an attractive and legitimate sous vide entry point.
Blendtec Designer 725 ( Gunmetal)
We cannot recommend a $650 blender with such a glaring design flaw.
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.
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.
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.
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.