The NutriBullet Balance connects to a companion app (available for iOS and Android) that walks you step by step through smoothie recipes and gives you the exact nutritional information of your liquid meal.
The KitchenAid Pro Line Series Blender has plenty of power to chop and mix solid food into smoothies, soups, sauces, butters and batters. It's constructed from sturdy metal, plastic and silicone parts. It has just a few components, which are a snap to clean, and two speeds to pulse its blades at.
The Hestan Cue uses Bluetooth to connect a pan, a countertop induction burner and an app to walk you through recipes and regulate your cooking temperature. Each step comes with videos that show you what to do. The app's recipes are delicious and make it easy to improve your cooking skills.
You scan the bar code from Tovala's prepackaged, refrigerated meals on the Tovala Smart Oven, and the appliance automatically cooks them with little effort on your part. The Tovala meals are leaps and bounds ahead of traditional convenience foods like frozen TV dinners.
The June Pro is very similar to the June Intelligent Oven. Both appliances use mobile device-grade processors, high-definition cameras and your home's Wi-Fi network to identify the food you put in (similar to facial recognition technology) and cook it automatically. You can also control each oven remotely from your iPhone or iPad and watch a livestream of your meal as it cooks.
The Electrolux EI30EF45QS slide-in electric range cooks food quickly and looks good doing it. The stove provides a taste of luxury that costs less than comparable models and performs just as well -- if not better.
Amazon's gadget is a battery-powered, voice-enabled grocery scanner. Point it at a bar code and press the button to add that item to your Amazon shopping cart when you're running low, or press and hold to ask Alexa to add it. She'll even talk back to you through the scanner's tiny speaker.
The iGuardStove Intelligent automatically shuts off your stove if you step away for too long, which could help keep kitchens safe for families, kids and older adults. And built-in Wi-Fi lets the iGuardStove send you email alerts if five or more auto-shut-offs happen within 24 hours.
This pricey appliance is the first super-automatic espresso contraption Breville has built for the home. The Oracle Touch doesn't just grind whole coffee beans, froth milk and pull espresso shots -- it tackles all this pretty much on its own.
The Baratza Encore burr grinder is affordable considering it packs 40 coarseness settings to supply a wide range of coffee types and brewing styles. It produces grounds that are uniform in size and texture. It's simple to operate, sturdily built and relatively quiet.
This sous vide machine will cook your food in a water bath, but more uniquely, it will also keep it refrigerator-cool until you're ready to start cooking. Toss in a vacuum sealed steak in the morning, come home from work to precisely cooked, medium rare-perfection.