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

Whirlpool's New Dryer Recycles Hot Humid Air So It Doesn't Need a Vent

With a breakthrough that will no doubt be lauded by every apartment dweller who has to trudge to a laundromat to clean their clothes, Whirlpool's new HybridCare Heat Pump dryer is actually able to recycle its own hot exhaust which not only makes it more energy-efficient, it also means it doesn't need to vent all that… » 12/17/14 4:20pm 12/17/14 4:20pm

You Can Daisy-Chain These Crock Pots So You Only Need One Outlet

As you prepare your amazing Thanksgiving feast tomorrow you'll probably realize there's something missing in your kitchen. But it's not a key side dish you've forgotten—it's enough power outlets to keep hot plates, slow cookers, coffee makers, and all your other appliances running. The folks behind the Crock-Pot have… » 11/26/14 8:53am 11/26/14 8:53am

You Can Almost Finally Buy That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker

It first graced the Gizmodo front page way back in 2007, but finally, seven years after we all first really wanted one for ourselves, that keyboard-shaped waffle maker could really be yours. Assuming, of course, its creator's $50,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal—so close, but yet still so far. » 11/25/14 3:21pm 11/25/14 3:21pm

Real Life Journalist Suing Over the Microwave Scene in American Hustle

Remember that scene in American Hustle when Jennifer Lawrence's character sticks some metal in the microwave? It starts a fire and Lawrence's character dismisses the entire technology, claiming that it zaps the nutrition out of food. She even has an article to back up her claim. Now the real life journalist who was… » 11/04/14 12:34pm 11/04/14 12:34pm

Fake LED Flames Indicate How Hot Samsung's New Induction Stove Gets

Induction stove tops might be more energy-efficient than electric or gas burners, but many chefs miss the obvious visual cues about what temperature they're cooking at—a red-hot burner is hard to misinterpret. So for its new Chef Collection Induction Slide-in Range, Samsung is introducing a clever new feature that… » 10/22/14 8:00am 10/22/14 8:00am

A Lego-Like Kit for Building and Easily Repairing Household Appliances

If the motor burns out on a cheap desk fan, or the power switch breaks on a simple hand mixer, you're not going to have them repaired. But just replacing cheap appliances is pretty wasteful, so using 3D printing techniques and standard components, a group of designers have proposed a sort of building kit for creating… » 9/30/14 3:51pm 9/30/14 3:51pm

Serve an 8-Bit Breakfast With This Poke-a-Pixel Wafflemaker

Quirky's approach of bringing user-submitted inventions to life pre-dates Kickstarter by quite a few years. And the company's track record at successfully producing these often highly original creations means you can actually get excited about a wafflemaker that lets you create custom pixelated images every morning.… » 9/23/14 4:07pm 9/23/14 4:07pm

This Mixer Could Have Originally Been an Industrial Factory Robot

Mixing and kneading dough for bread can be a back-breaking process. It's a chore best left to a grandparent who's been doing it all their life—or a machine like Bosch's new MaxxiMUM mixer, which actually looks like a robotic arm from an automotive factory that was laid off but has since found other work. » 9/10/14 9:54am 9/10/14 9:54am

Your Giant American Refrigerator Is Making You Fat And Poor

There is a fair chance that if you're reading this post, your fridge—the most-used and largest appliance in your house—is screwing you. The refrigerator is as potent a symbol of American consumerist culture as you're likely to find, which is to say, it only makes sense if you don't really look at it very hard. It is,… » 7/29/14 9:47am 7/29/14 9:47am

Borg Cube Mini-Fridge: Freezistance Is Futile

It's apparently taken some 27 years for a marketing genius at Paramount to realize that the cube-shaped Borg ship introduced in Star Trek: The Next Generation bears an uncanny resemblance to a mini fridge. But someone has finally put two and two together resulting in what's easily one of the best Star Trek-themed… » 7/28/14 2:57pm 7/28/14 2:57pm