Speaking of new and improved kitchen gadgets, the team behind the Instant Pot decided to double down on their ultrapopular pressure cooker this year by releasing an accompanying blender called the Instant Pot Ace. And wouldn't you know it, they cooked up another winner.
With a built-in heating element, the Ace doesn't just blend -- it actually cooks. It aced our tests, too, making delicious, well-blended soups, smoothies and sauces. Best of all, at $99, the price is just right, making this one of our top appliance recommendations of the year.