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.
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.
The Char-Broil SmartChef Tru-Infrared cooks food well and has connected tech included, but it's expensive and its smarts aren't that useful.
At $100, this toaster is a tough splurge to justify, but not an impossible one, given that it gets the job done quite well.
The Avance Collection Indoor Grill gets your meat a-cooking but grease removal is a pain.
Given its price tag and hit-or-miss voice-control performance, it's tough to recommend Lynx's high-end SmartGrill to anyone who doesn't have an uncommonly large budget and a genuine interest in emerging -- occasionally glitchy -- tech.
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.
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.
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.
Even if you don't expect much from your toaster, you can do better than this.
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.
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.
Inexperienced home cooks will definitely find the T-Fal OptiGrill's automatic operation a comfort but if you're confident in the kitchen you'll want an appliance with more control and abilities.
Consider this grill if you're new to gas grills. If you don't want to spend as much money, consider another Char-Broil model -- the $299 Performance XL.
This grill is well-priced, roomy and has a convenient side burner. It's a great starter grill for anyone new to grilling.