Best Small Appliances for 2018

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  • $599 at June
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Usability
    • 7 Performance
    June Intelligent Oven (2018)
    Best Smart Countertop Oven

    June's second generation smart countertop oven is just as fun and easy to use as its predecessor. This time around though, it recognizes more food items, costs much less, and works with Alexa.

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  • $499 at Amazon Marketplace
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    Ninja Ultima Blender BL810
    Best Blender

    The Ninja Ultima is a great blender at an awesome value. It pulverized a whole block of cheese, turned almonds into almond butter, and made smoothies with ease. With the Ultima, you get the power of a high-end machine at a mid-range price.

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  • $134 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Maintenance
    Bonavita Connoisseur
    Best High-End Drip Coffee Maker

    A followup to the Bonavita BV1900TS, the impressive appliance is compact, has few parts to clean, and it's a breeze to operate. Best of all it has brewing performance to match even the most expensive Technivorm Moccamaster machines.

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  • $126 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Maintenance
    Bunn My Cafe MCU
    Best Single Serve Coffee Machine

    For a quick cup of joe, the Bunn My Cafe MCU provides outstanding versatility. The different attachments let you brew with K-Cups, Pods, fresh ground beans, or just heat up a cup of water for tea.

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  • $81 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7.5 Performance
    • 8 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker
    Best multicooker

    An affordable multicooker that makes it easy to prepare your favorite meal, the Crock-Pot lets you steam veggies, sear meat, or cook under pressure.

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  • $98 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Usability
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Maintenance
    Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven
    Best Toaster Oven

    It’s small, it’s fast, and it’s accurate. The Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven uses a double infrared heating system to great effect and turns out delicious entrees quickly with its many properly tuned presets.

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  • $50 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker
    Best Slow Cooker

    The Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker has just enough features to be helpful. Most importantly, it cooks on par with its much more expensive competition.

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  • $199 at FirstBuild
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Performance
    FirstBuild Paragon Induction Cooktop
    Best Kitchen Multitasker

    Between Bluetooth connectivity, an induction cooktop, and a sous vide attachment, you can cook just about anything with the highly versatile and easy to use Paragon Induction Cooktop. Deep-fry, slow cook, or sautee your way to a gourmet meal.

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  • $105 at Amazon
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 7 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    Anova Precision Cooker
    Best Sous Vide Circulator

    With a stock pot and this Anova Precision Cooker, you can bring the formerly exclusive sous vide style of cooking into your own kitchen. Anova boasts accurate temperature control, along with Bluetooth connectivity. It makes gourmet cooking easy.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Usability
    • 7 Design
    • 8 Features
    Frigidaire Professional 4-Slice Wide Slots Toaster
    Best Toaster

    The Frigidaire Professional 4-slice toaster handles thicker bread with ease and makes a case for spending a little more for this often over-looked appliance. Not only does it have a simple but appealing design, but it toasts evenly every time.

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