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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.