The Best Appliances

Buying an appliance is a major decision. Most are not cheap, and moreso, they’re going to be prominent parts of your life. We help with that decision by doing the hard work for you, taking the purchase anxiety off the table with hundreds of hours of research and testing in order to make a recommendation that’s best for you — and also not overly expensive. Check out our product reviews below to make sure you get the absolutely best appliance for your home and situation.

  • Vacuums for hardwood floors
    The Best Vacuum for Hardwood Floors

    Shark - Apex

    After 18 months of testing on mixed surfaces, we tested the top vacuums on hardwood. The best vacuum for hardwood floors is the Shark - Apex, with its revolutionary soft roller.

  • Canister vacuums
    The Best Canister Vacuum

    Kenmore - Elite

    After months of research and testing top designs for power, handling and dust control, we chose the Kenmore - Elite as the best canister vacuum. The unique multi-mode floor head switches quickly between carpets and bare floors, and the power and dust control are competitive with vacuums that are double or triple the price.

  • The Best Tea Maker

    Breville - BTM500

    We tested some highly rated automatic tea makers and iced tea makers and selected the Breville – BTM500 as the best automatic tea maker for hot tea and the Takeya – 11171 as the best iced tea maker.

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    The Best Citrus Juicer

    Dash - JB065AQ

    We tested the most popular citrus juicers to find out which produced the most juice and was the easiest to use. We chose the Dash - JB065AQ as the best electric citrus juicer and the Urban Trend - Tango as the best manual citrus juicer.

  • The Best Lightweight Vacuum

    Shark - Rocket HV302

    We tested eight of the best lightweight vacuums and chose the Shark - Rocket HV302 as the best corded vacuum for everyday and heavy-duty cleaning. We also picked the Eureka - NEC22 as the best cordless lightweight vacuum.

  • The Best Gas Grill

    Char-Broil - Performance

    We tested three of the most popular gas grills and chose the Char-Broil - Performance as the best value gas grill. The Char-Broil gave us perfectly seared and evenly cooked steaks and juicy burgers and chicken. Coming in a close second is our upgrade pick, the Weber Spirit II.

  • The Best Meat Slicer

    Cuisinart - FS-75

    We sliced our way through ten pounds of meat and cheese to test meat slicers, and we found that the Cuisinart FS-75 is the best meat slicer for the home.

  • The Best KitchenAid Stand Mixer

    Artisan

    If you're wondering which KitchenAid stand mixer to buy, we tested three of the most popular models and selected the Artisan as the best for a first-time or occasional baker and the Pro 600 as the best for large-volume baking.

  • The Best Pet Hair Vacuum

    Shark - NV350

    After testing six of the best pet hair vacuums on the market, we found that the Shark - NV will keep your pet-filled home the cleanest.

  • The Best Stand Mixer

    KitchenAid - KSM150P

    After using five of the best stand mixers on the market to make pizza crust, cookie dough and cakes, we've found that the KitchenAid - KSM150PSWH is the clear winner.

  • The Best Hand Mixer

    Breville - BHM800SIL

    We spent over 40 hours baking cakes, blending egg whites, kneading bread and mashing 20 pounds of potatoes to determine the Breville was the best hand mixer.

  • The Best Bread Machine

    Zojirushi - BB-PAC20

    We gathered a wealth of knowledge, science and technique into our 36 hours of research and testing six machines to determine a Zojirushi product was the best bread machine.

  • Air Conditioners
    The Best Window Air Conditioner

    Frigidaire - FFRE0833U1

    We researched the best new window air conditioners and stress-tested the top models. After three months of extended testing, we've confirmed that the new Frigidaire 8,000 BTU is the best window unit for most people.

  • The Best Electric Smoker

    Masterbuilt - 20071117

    We had a professional chef test the five top-rated machines, smoking over 40 lb of pork, 25 lb of ribs and 20 lb of chicken and consulted with seasoned BBQ pros for advice and found that the Masterbuilt was the best electric smoker.

  • The Best Handheld Vacuum

    Dyson - V7 Trigger

    After 30+ hours of research and four months of in-house testing with eight top products, we feel confident in recommending the Dyson - V7 Trigger as the best handheld vacuum, even if it comes at a premium.

  • the best steam irons by Your Best Digs
    The Best Steam Iron

    Rowenta - DW5080 Focus

    We spent 45+ hours researching and testing steam irons and reached out to fashion design and sewing professionals to get their opinions and found the best steam iron for clothes to be a high-performing unit from Rowenta.

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    The Best Spiralizer

    OXO - 3-Blade Tabletop

    After spiralizing 30+ pounds of zucchini, butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato and Bosc pear to test countertop and handheld spiralizers, we found the OXO to be the best spiralizer.

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    The Best Portable Ice Maker

    Della - 048-GM-48186

    We spent over 50 hours timing every batch of ice, production at different ice sizes, build quality and more, to find the Della - 048-GM-48186 was the best portable ice maker overall.

  • drip coffee makers - group of 5 tested machines
    The Best Drip Coffee Maker

    OXO - Barista Brain

    After 50+ hours of researching, testing, tasting coffee, and even more analyzing consumers' concerns, we found the OXO - On Barista Brain to be best drip coffee maker with a modern design and delicious brew.

  • The Best Ice Cream Maker

    Whynter - ICM-200LS

    We churned dozens of pints with six of the top machines to discover the Whynter – ICM-200LS compression machine was the best ice cream maker, standing out with top-quality ice cream and a high quality build.

  • group shot of six induction burners
    The Best Portable Induction Cooktop

    Duxtop - 9600LS

    We spent over 40 hours of researching and putting products through a series of cooking tests to determine that the recently released Duxtop - 9600LS is the best induction cooktop currently on the market.

  • lineup of six tested machines
    The Best Food Dehydrator

    LEM Products - 1152

    After slicing dozens of apples, puréeing pints of strawberries to dry and trying a gamut of dried treats, we found the LEM 1152 to be the best food dehydrator.

  • The Best Deep Fryer

    Cuisinart - CDF-200

    We worked with a professional chef with 10 years experience in the kitchen to test seven of the top deep fryers, frying 30+ lbs. of chicken and French fries to find the best deep fryer for most home cooks.

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    The Best Air Fryers

    Black+Decker - Purifry

    We spent more than 35 hours testing air fryers and cooking recipes to determine that the Black+Decker Purify Air Fryer is the best option for most people.

  • All the finalists we tested
    The Best Toaster Oven

    Breville - BOV845BSS

    We spent 40 hours toasting, broiling and baking to determine that the Breville - BOV845BSS is the best toaster oven. Our new runner-up for 2019 is the Cuisinart - TOB-260N1 as a less-expensive and equally excellent toaster oven.

  • group of the best single cup coffee makers
    The Best Single-Cup Coffee Maker

    Keurig - K-Elite

    After comparing seven machines, we found the Keurig K-Elite to be the best single-cup coffee maker. It makes stronger coffee quickly and conveniently, with all the options you need.

  • The Best Electric Kettle

    Hamilton Beach - 41020

    After 55 hours of research and testing, we found that the recently released Hamilton Beach - 41020 was the best electric kettle. Our runner-up, the T-fal - BF6138, is a compact, budget model for smaller kitchens and living spaces.

  • group of the best portable AC units
    The Best Portable Air Conditioner

    Whynter - 12,000 BTU

    We tested eight portable AC units for 150+ hours over five summers so you do not have to break a sweat finding the best unit. Check out our cooling comparison data, and learn if a single or dual hose model is better for you.

  • The NutriBullet vs Vitamix

    NutriBullet Pro

    In the battle of powerhouse blenders, the Nutribullet comes in first, especially as a personal blender choice. If you want to get a little more versatile, the Vitamix has its perks, but isn't quite worth the price.

  • Vitamix S30 Review: Is It Worth It?

    Vitamix - S30

    The Vitamix S30 is a great personal blender -- its just not worth the $250+ you'll pay for it if you're using it for those reasons. If you want a real, more versatile blender, upgrade in size.