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.
Designed to meet the IP55 standard for durability, the Coffeeboxx brewer makes hot coffee anywhere.
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.
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.
Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner
For Nest-like cooling smarts in homes without central air, the Aros looks like an excellent option.
Neato Botvac 85
Neato improved on its already-impressive robot vacuums with the BotVac line. Roomba 870 fans might find that Neato's BotVac 85 offers similar features and performance, but you get more accessories (like three filters rather than the 870's two) and much shorter run times.
Ninja Cooking System
If you're just looking for a simple "set and forget" countertop cooker, there's no reason to spend this much. Still, with unique functions like searing and steam baking, creative home chefs will love having the Ninja in their culinary arsenal.
Neato XV Essential Robot Vacuum
This robot vacuum is a whopping $320 less than the iRobot Roomba 880 and performed similarly well. However, its cheap filter makes it hard to use -- if you want a Neato, stick with the $399 XV Signature or the $449 XV Signature Pro.
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.
Cuisinart CSO-300 Combo Steam + Convection Oven
Creative home chefs looking for a powerful, versatile alternative to their full-size oven should give the CSO-300 first consideration, but those just looking for something to heat up Pop-Tarts and Red Barons should stick with something less expensive.