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Small Appliances

28 Kitchen-Tested Products

Midpriced Blenders
From the EpisodeModern Weeknight Meals
Published: July 2017
Midpriced Blenders
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
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Espresso Machines
From the EpisodeBrunch at Home
Published: July 2017
Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…
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Personal Blenders
From the EpisodeRefreshing Desserts
Published: November 2015
Personal Blenders
“Personal blenders” offer promising perks over full-size blenders, such as small…
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Ice Cream Makers
From the EpisodeBaked Alaska Showstopper
Published: July 2016
Ice Cream Makers
Home ice cream makers are well worth the money and counter space—if you buy a go…
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Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
From the EpisodeThe Ultimate Sticky Buns
Published: January 2016
Electric Waffle Makers (Waffle Irons)
We set a price cap of $100 and tested 13 irons, making batches of both a Belgian…
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Rice Cookers
From the EpisodeUltimate Chinese
Published: May 2015
Rice Cookers
A good rice cooker should make the task of cooking rice convenient and foolproof…
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Large Ice Cream Makers
Published: May 2015
Large Ice Cream Makers
We churned vanilla ice cream and raspberry sorbet in five different large ice cr…
Greek Yogurt Maker
Published: March 2014
Greek Yogurt Maker
This appliance promises to streamline the process of making Greek yogurt at home…
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Stand Mixers (High-End)
From the EpisodeSpringtime Sweets
Published: November 2013
Stand Mixers (High-End)
A stand mixer is one of the most expensive appliances in your kitchen, so it had…
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Home Seltzer Makers
From the EpisodeSeafood Specials
Published: September 2014
Home Seltzer Makers
Home seltzer makers that transform still water into sparkling promise clear adva…
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Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
Published: March 2013
Best Coffee Maker (Automatic Drip)
The success of our favorite—but very pricey—Dutch automatic drip model spurred t…
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Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)
Published: September 2012
Electric Juicers (Juice Extractors)
While citrus reamers tackle oranges and the like, juice extractors expand the op…
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Ice Cream Cone Makers
Published: July 2012
Ice Cream Cone Makers
Want to make crispy, fresh ice cream cones at home? Try one of these ice cream c…
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Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
From the EpisodePasta, Please
Published: October 2017
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous vide machines are cheaper, sleeker, and smarter than ever before. Can we fi…
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Toaster Ovens
From the EpisodeRise and Shine Breakfast
Published: March 2011
Toaster Ovens
Do you really need to spend $250 to get a good piece of toast?
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Adjustable Electric Kettles
From the EpisodeCoffee Break Sweets
Published: March 2010
Adjustable Electric Kettles
You could boil water, let it cool, and check with an instant-read thermometer fo…
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Electric Wine Openers
Published: May 2009
Electric Wine Openers
Are electric wine openers really handy or just another gimmicky gadget?
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Electric Citrus Juicers
From the EpisodePork Two Ways
Published: February 2015
Electric Citrus Juicers
We tested seven inexpensive citrus juicers to see how they compare to our favori…
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Innovative Teapots
Published: March 2009
Innovative Teapots
We tested small teapots with unusual strainers and dispensing mechanisms that pr…
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From the EpisodeHoliday Cookies
Published: March 2010
Stand Mixers vs. Hand-Held Mixers
In head-to-head competitions, stand mixers always best hand-held mixers. So does…
Electric Spice Grinders
From the EpisodeMexican Favorites
Published: May 2004
Electric Spice Grinders
Is it worth the trouble? Yes. And it’s no trouble at all if you choose the right…
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Electric Griddles
From the EpisodeThe Pancakes Show
Published: January 2009
Electric Griddles
We knew what we wanted in an electric griddle. Could any of the seven we tested …
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Coffee Grinders
From the EpisodeWeekend Brunch
Published: November 2001
Coffee Grinders
It's more of a challenge to choose among available coffee grinders than it is to…
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Immersion Blenders
Published: February 2017
Immersion Blenders
Manufacturers brag about speeds and power, but what really makes a good blender?…
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Slow Cookers
Published: January 2017
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough th…
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Small Food Processors
Published: December 2015
Small Food Processors
We love our winning food processor, but it’s big and costs nearly $200. Could we…
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Handheld Electric Mixers
Published: December 2014
Handheld Electric Mixers
We whipped ourselves into a frenzy looking for the best mixer.
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Small Slow Cookers
Published: August 2013
Small Slow Cookers
We looked for a model that was consistent and easy to use—and could guarantee pe…
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