Blendtec Designer 725
We cannot recommend a $650 blender with such a glaring design flaw.
Bunn Velocity Brew BT
If brewing up 10 cups of tasty coffee swiftly is what you're after, then the Bunn Velocity Brew BT should be on your short list, but its no-frills looks won't impress seekers of high appliance style.
Melitta 10-CUP Thermal Coffeemaker MDL46894
While the Melitta 10-Cup Thermal Coffeemaker is a cheap way to get your morning Joe in a thermal carafe, its bitter brew makes it hard to recommend.
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.
With fewer brands to choose from, Keurig 2.0 is more restrictive than the last generation, and the K500 doesn't do much to make up for it. As upgrades go, this one doesn't make sense.
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.
Only consider the Vitamix S30 if personal to-go blending and quality are your objectives and saving money isn't.
Hamilton Beach MultiBlend Blender
For basic nuts-and-bolts blending on a budget, the Hamilton Beach MultiBlend delivers, though other models offer greater flexibility and food-processing horsepower.
Oster Beehive Blender
The Oster Beehive is a subpar blender, both lagging behind other budget models and falling short of its classic namesake.
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.