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.
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.
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.
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.
Dyson AM06 Air Multiplier Desk Fan 10" ( White)
The AM06 is an impressive spectacle to behold -- but it's still just a desk fan. For such an expensive device, we wish that it doubled as a space heater, like Dyson's AM05, or featured a more noticeable bump in performance. It doesn't, and that makes it difficult to recommend.
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.
Breathometer A01 Smartphone Breathalyzer
The Breathometer makes for a fun party game and a potential way to meet people in bars, but its testing results should not be taken as proof of driver safety.
iDevices iGrill Mini
The $39.99 iGrill Mini is a well-designed gadget that works. If you like the idea of hands-off cooking, this pint-sized probe is for you.
Frigidaire Professional 7-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
We expect more from a $99 slow cooker, and so should you.There are smarter upgrades than this, and they don't cost quite as much.
Crock-Pot Cook & Carry Digital Slow Cooker with Heat-Saver Stoneware
The Crock-Pot Cook & Carry Digital Slow Cooker delivers all of the low-maintenance cooking performance we expect from a slow cooker, with a few nods to convenience and portability that give it an edge over its competitors.
Ball Freshtech Automatic Home Canning System
For many, I think the convenience of the Ball Freshtech Automatic Home Canning System will be worth the price. It's a fantastic starter kit and a great option for experienced canners who want to complete a batch in less time.
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.
KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender
If you're looking for a blender that can multitask and do more than just make smoothies, but don't want to shell out a lot of money, the KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender is a great option.
Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Blender
Do you really need a 9-in-1 kitchen appliance? If you aren't planning to make massive quantities of nut butter (or other relatively obscure things) regularly, you might actually prefer something less intense.
Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart Blender ( 56206)
This blender is a great budget option that will make smoothies and other simple snacks without complaint. Just don't expect anything extraordinary from it and you won't be disappointed.
Breville Hemisphere Control Blender
If you want a high-end blender that can multitask for you, the Breville may be worth the cost. If you're looking for a basic blender, there are solid options out there for less money.
Cuisinart PowerEdge 1000 Watt Blender
With superior options available at the same midrange price point, this blender is just too average for us to recommend.
Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven
The wee Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven is endearingly quirky and almost surprisingly good at what it does. For a midrange price, you’ll get the functionality of a much more expensive model.
Breville Smart Oven
Consider investing in this trusty, solid and clever toaster oven if you plan to use yours for serious cooking and as long as you're not turned off by a $249 price tag.
Frigidaire Professional 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven
The Frigidaire Professional 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven's stainless steel finish and LCD screen may draw you in, but a major design flaw makes this toaster oven little more than a pretty face.
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.
Withings Wi-Fi Digital Body Scale ( Black)
The $159 ultraflexible Withings Body Scale, once the pinnacle of home weight measurement, is losing its edge in the face of better competition.