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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.

The Best Appliances

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    The Best Drip Coffee Maker

    August 8, 2017

    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

    July 31, 2017

    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.

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    The Best Wine Coolers

    July 25, 2017

    After two weeks testing six top coolers with 50+ wine bottles, we found a freestanding dual-zone model by EdgeStar that stood out as the best wine cooler.

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    The Best Portable Induction Cooktop

    July 1, 2017

    We spent over 30 hours of researching and putting products through a series of kitchen tests to discover the NuWave PIC2 was the best portable induction cooktop for most people.

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    The Best Food Dehydrator

    April 30, 2017

    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

    March 30, 2017

    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 Fryer

    January 4, 2017

    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.

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    The Best Toaster Oven

    December 2, 2016

    After over 40 hours of researching, baking, toasting, broiling, and carbo-loading we found the Breville BOV845BSS to be best toaster oven, with a great runner-up too.

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    The Best Single-Cup Coffee Maker

    November 15, 2016

    After two weeks of brewing and drinking dozens of cups of coffee, we determined that the Keurig 2.0 K575 Series Coffee Maker is the best single-cup…

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    The Best 2 & 4 Slice Toasters

    October 3, 2016

    We spent more than 30 hours eating toast and testing toasters to determine that Cuisinart Touch to Toast Leverless 4-Slice Toaster is the best product for consumers.

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    The Best Waffle Maker

    August 5, 2016

    We spent 35 hours eating and cooking delicious waffles in order to determine the best waffle maker on the market: the Oster Flip Nonstick Belgian Waffler Maker.

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    The Best Electric Kettle Under $40

    July 20, 2016

    Testing the best electric kettles over 45 hours during the course of one month led us to pick the Hamilton Beach 1.7 liter, which has all the essential functions of many kettles two to three times its price.