Small Appliances

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
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
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
Vitamix S30
REVIEW

Vitamix S30

Only consider the Vitamix S30 if personal to-go blending and quality are your objectives and saving money isn't.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 8, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Hamilton Beach MultiBlend Blender
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 4, 2014
Oster Beehive Blender
REVIEW

Oster Beehive Blender

The Oster Beehive is a subpar blender, both lagging behind other budget models and falling short of its classic namesake.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on August 4, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Ninja Nutri Ninja BL450
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 25, 2014
Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 6, 2014
Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner
REVIEW

Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner

For Nest-like cooling smarts in homes without central air, the Aros looks like an excellent option.

4 stars Editors' rating on May 16, 2014
3.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes
Dyson AM06 Air Multiplier Desk Fan 10"
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 5, 2014
Adaptics Drop
REVIEW

Adaptics Drop

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 24, 2014
Breathometer A01 Smartphone Breathalyzer
REVIEW

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 21, 2014
iDevices iGrill Mini
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 21, 2014
Frigidaire Professional 7-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
REVIEW

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on February 13, 2014

MSRP: $99.00

Crock-Pot Cook & Carry Digital Slow Cooker with Heat-Saver Stoneware
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 12, 2014

MSRP: $59.99

Ball Freshtech Automatic Home Canning System
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on December 10, 2013
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Vitamix 7500
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 29, 2013
4.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes
KitchenAid 5-Speed Diamond Blender
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 28, 2013
Blendtec Designer Series WildSide Blender
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 28, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Hamilton Beach Smoothie Smart Blender
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 25, 2013
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Breville Hemisphere Control Blender
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 25, 2013
Cuisinart PowerEdge 1000 Watt Blender
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 24, 2013
Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 8, 2013
Breville Smart Oven
REVIEW

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.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 8, 2013
3 stars User rating out of 4 votes
Frigidaire Professional 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven
REVIEW

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.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on September 8, 2013
BACtrack Mobile Breathalyzer
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2013
Withings Wi-Fi Digital Body Scale
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 22, 2012
2.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes

MSRP: $129.99