GADGETS EVERY home needs
Most blenders can whip up a smoothie. The Kenmove Elite 900 watt will also crush ice for frozen cocktails, pure vegetables into hearty soups, and even grate cheese.
If you’re a coffee connoisseur, with a bit of an addiction to a good cup of Arabica, you’ll appreciate the superior brewing performance that the Mr. Coffee Programmable Coffee Maker offer. And wake up to a delicious scent of coffee.
Whether you’re cooking from scratch, heating leftovers or defrosting meat, the Whirlpool GH5184XP is able to multitask. Midsized or large countertop models need at least 3 square feet of counter space.
The French-door revolution continues: Those once-pricey models can now outperform many top-freezers and side-by-sides, often for the same money. Regardless of type, the Whirlpool Espresso combines precise temperature control, efficiency and convenience.
The best toasters brown evenly from light to dark with almost every batch. And the TIM1000 stainless steel 2 slice toaster does the job in about half the time as the fastest toaster ovens, unless you’re feeding a crowd. Then a toaster oven’s six-slice capacity will save time.
Many electric wall ovens offer convection. Bakers will appreciate the Kenmore Elites superb baking, and like the Bosch, it was very good at removing baked-on food in an oven-cleaning test.