If you're looking for a blender that can replace a lot of your small appliances without breaking the bank, you can't go wrong with the reasonably priced Ninja Ultima.
Stick with older Instant Pot models that are cheaper and cook food faster.
Unless you're the most devoted Dyson loyalist, you'll find much better values if you shop around -- including Dyson's own AM05.
The Philips Airfryer XXL cooks in big batches but costs too much considering its flaws.
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.
The Thermomix TM5 is a luxury kitchen gadget worth pining for.
If you live in a small apartment without an outdoor garden, this smokeless grill could be ideal.
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.
The Vitamix Ascent 3500 blender’s expensive high-tech tricks won’t thrill you, and neither should its less-than-stellar food blending.
The appliance manufacturer wants to make it easier to brew your own beer at home.
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.
The $800 Pico fails to make brewing easier for beginners, and makes homebrewing less satisfying for all skill levels. Unless you're in an area where you can't find good beer and are in desperate need of variety, I'd pass on the Pico.
The DeLonghi MultiFry 1363 isn't as flexible as an Instant Pot but air-fries food well with less oil.
If you value head on beer, the affordable That UltraBeer Thing is fun to experiment with, but I don't recommend it to most beer lovers, as it alters the texture and dampens the taste of your beer.
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 $130 Crock-Pot WeMo Smart Slow Cooker gives you direct management of your meal, whether you're home or away.
The Immersion Pro uses temperature control to make a tricky stage of beer brewing easier.
Beneath all the health hype, you'll find a competent blender that gets caught in the middle between the best single-serve smoothie makers and the best full-size multitaskers.