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.
Dyson v6 Absolute
As usual, Dyson produced a competent product that costs too much. At $600, the Absolute isn't worth the upgrade over the Linx or even over other Dyson sticks.
Dyson AM09 Hot+Cool ( white)
Unless you're the most devoted Dyson loyalist, you'll find much better values if you shop around -- including Dyson's own AM05.
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.
Bissell Bolt Ion Cordless Vacuum
The Bissell Bolt Ion is a bad vacuum. It costs a reasonable $180, but it's such an ineffective pain that I wouldn't recommend it at any price point.
Black & Decker 36V Max Lithium Stick Vacuum with ORA Technology
The Black & Decker Lithium Vacuum is mediocre and tedious to use. It needs to be better than that to be worth its $300 price point.
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.
Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Allergy
Dyson reinvents the wheel with the Cinetic series, and though the filterless approach works, it doesn't add enough practical convenience to justify the price jump over similarly capable competition.
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me ( Black)
If you have a hankering for fancy cafe drinks at home, the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me is worth a look -- just don't expect anything close to real espresso flavor.
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.
Behmor Brazen Plus
If you're into constantly tweaking your brews, the Behmor Brazen Plus offers unmatched control but other coffee makers from Bonavita and Bunn deliver excellent java for less.
Remington iCoffee Opus Single-Serve Brewer
iCoffee's brewer does an acceptable job, but it doesn't live up to its performance claims, and that makes it difficult to recommend.
Mr. Coffee 10-Cup Smart Optimal Brew Coffeemaker Wemo Enabled
The Mr. Coffee Smart Optimal Brew makes sense for those who get a thrill from commanding their coffee maker by mobile app but not for people seeking strong java flavor.
Bonavita BV 1900TS
If whipping up amazingly delicious drip coffee for less is what you want, then the Bonavita BV1900TS is the best choice by far.
Breville YouBrew BDC600XL
Breville's YouBrew really tries hard to please with its sophisticated design and brewing options, but for much tastier drip get the Bunn Velocity Brew BT or Technivorm Moccamaster 741 KBT instead.
Anova One Sous Vide Circulator ( black)
For its price, this dependable sous vide cooker is a perfectly reasonable kitchen upgrade, but consider waiting for the feature-rich next generation, with options that'll cost a little less.
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.
Technivorm Moccamaster KBT 741
The Moccamaster KBT 741 proves Technivorm's reputation for building exceptional drip coffee makers is well deserved.
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.
Capresso MT600 Coffee Maker
If all you want in a coffee machine is the ability to brew drinkable joe quickly without busting the budget, the attractive Capresso MT600 fits the bill -- just don't expect gourmet results.
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