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 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.

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    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 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.

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    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.

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    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 looking to eat healthier diets. Our runner-up is the GoWISE - 22731, a new model that's equally impressive in performance.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.