Breville Grind Control Review: Can Full Auto Satisfy a Coffee Geek?

As much as I love the ritual of my daily manual pour-over, even a coffee geek like me sometimes wishes for an easier method. There are a few great automatic coffee machines out there, but the Breville Grind Control features a built-in burr grinder—an essential device for great coffee. It promises high quality with as… » 7/01/15 4:04pm Wednesday 4:04pm

A Tilted Blender Promises To Make Your Smoothies Actually Taste Better

It’s generally assumed that the faster the blades in a blender spin, the better it will work, right? Wrong. Over-blending fruits like strawberries can lead to crushed seeds that make a smoothie taste bitter. So Electrolux’s new tilted blender uses a less powerful motor, combined with an improved design, to actually… » 6/24/15 11:23am 6/24/15 11:23am

A Humidifying Toaster Ensures Breakfast Isn't a Dried-Out Disappointment

Did you know that you’ve been toasting bread wrong all this time? Well, maybe not wrong, but vastly inferior to how Balmuda’s new humidifying toaster oven can do it. The intelligent appliance ensures your toast comes out not only perfectly browned on both sides, but also still soft and fluffy on the inside. » 6/10/15 10:27am 6/10/15 10:27am

A Life-Size R2-D2 Mini Fridge That Can Actually Deliver Your Drinks

Jabba the Hutt realized that R2-D2 was better suited to serving drinks on his sail barge than being a sassy sidekick to C-3PO, and apparently Haier Asia’s AQUA brand agrees because come 2016 you’ll actually be able to buy this rechargeable remote control R2-D2 mini fridge that comes to you. » 6/03/15 9:21am 6/03/15 9:21am

Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Mini Fridge: "I'm Thirsty." "I Know."

We don’t exactly know how the science behind freezing cargo, or a person, in carbonite works. But given there’s the word ‘freezing’ in there, we have to assume it gets pretty cold inside that solid block. So what better place could there be for keeping drinks cold at your desk than a carbonite mini fridge? » 6/02/15 10:15am 6/02/15 10:15am

The Pizza From This Box-Shaped Oven Is Always Hot and Gooey

Usually when you open a pizza box that's been sitting on your kitchen counter for weeks, you're not going to find a fresh, hot slice inside. So maybe it's time to take your local pizza place off your speed dial and start making your own using this compact oven that looks like a pizza box, except that it's not made of… » 3/06/15 9:22am 3/06/15 9:22am

This Smart Countertop Grill Has All the Chef Skills You Don't

When the microwave was first introduced it seemed like it would be the perfect all-in-one kitchen appliance that made cooking as easy as setting a timer. But rubbery meats, scalding hot beverages, and soggy pizza slices proved otherwise. The Cinder Sensing Cooker, however, could very well be the perfect kitchen… » 3/05/15 6:30am 3/05/15 6:30am

When You're Not Cleaning, This Self-Standing Vac Is Also an Air Purifier

What do you do with your vacuum in-between visits from your parents? Does it just sit in a utility closet until you need to do a mad-dash cleaning the day before company arrives? That seems like a waste, and Mitsubishi apparently agrees because the company has created a stick vac that does double-duty as an air… » 2/11/15 9:52am 2/11/15 9:52am

GE's New Sensor Turns Induction Cooktops Into Compact Sous Vide Machines

Revived sometime in the mid-1960s, sous vide is a method of evenly cooking food using an airtight vacuum-sealed plastic bag submerged in a temperature-controlled water bath, and it's become increasingly popular for home use in recent years. But instead of requiring yet another appliance that occupies precious kitchen… » 1/20/15 12:00pm 1/20/15 12:00pm

GE's New Fridge Has a Keurig Coffee Machine Built Right Into the Door

You can complain about the quality of the coffee they produce all you want, but now that those pod-based Keurig hot beverage machines come built right in to GE's new Café French Door refrigerator, they aren't going to disappear anytime soon. And if you think the Keurig machine is the greatest thing since sliced bread,… » 1/14/15 10:56am 1/14/15 10:56am

This Samsung Washer Has Its Own Built-in Sink For Pre-Treating Stains

In a perfect world every stain and spill would come out of your clothes after just a single wash. But the same way a dish washer works best after you've scraped the plates clean, pre-treating your clothes is the only way to help guarantee a stain comes out. And for homes that are lacking a sink in the laundry room,… » 1/05/15 5:00pm 1/05/15 5:00pm

How to Keep Your Internet-Connected Home Safe and Secure

From smart thermostats like the Nest to always-on security cameras, every year we add more appliances and gadgets to our homes that connect to the internet. Some offer great features like remote monitoring, others use data to help you optimize your home and save money. Even so, anything connected to the internet is… » 1/05/15 1:46pm 1/05/15 1:46pm

Whirlpool's Nest-Connected Washer and Dryer Run When Power Is Cheaper

If you think the only benefit to a fully-connected smarthome is getting notifications on your phone when someone is breaking into your house, you're missing the bigger picture. Whirlpool is introducing a connected washer and dryer that can talk to your Nest thermostat so it knows when you're home and when you're away… » 1/04/15 8:00am 1/04/15 8:00am

LG Exec Could Be Banned From CES For Sabotaging a Washing Machine

As far as electronics manufacturers are concerned, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas every year is their own personal Super Bowl, Academy Awards, and Mecca pilgrimage all rolled into one. Apparently, Jo Seong-jin, the head of LG's home appliance division should have thought of that before… » 12/24/14 1:30pm 12/24/14 1:30pm