appliances

This Glass Toaster Costs $1000 -- But It Can Cook Steak

It’s fair to say, not all toasters are created equal. But the Bugatti Noun is a god amongst toasters, a futurist but elegant combination of glass and chrome that would stand out in any kitchen. And it does more than just toast.


GE Has Found A Way To Cool A Fridge With Magnets

At one time giant blocks of ice were the best solution we could come up with for keeping food cold. That primitive approach was eventually replaced by electric refrigerators using compressors and chemical coolants. Now, almost 100 years later, GE thinks it’s found a better way to cool a fridge using a water-based fluid and magnets.


The Perfect Microwave Listens To Popcorn Popping So It Never Burns

Tossing a bag of popcorn in the microwave is much easier than dragging out the hot air popper, except that you have to watch it like a hawk to make sure it doesn’t burn. Alternatively, you can swap out your dated microwave for this new model from Whirlpool that actually listens to the popcorn as it pops to make sure your snack never gets scorched.


The Low-Oil Frying Machine Fits Even Better On Your Counter Now

Realising that not everyone needs an appliance capable of frying up a family-sized portion of wings or french fries, Tefal has scaled back the capacity and size of its Actifry with a new Mini version that’s roughly 21 per cent smaller. Like its larger predecessors the Mini still needs just a spoonful oil to work its magic, but is designed to serve up smaller portions while being slightly more portable.


A Toaster Oven With A Bread Slot For When Pizza's Not On The Menu

There are entire cookbooks dedicated to preparing meals using only a toaster oven, but most of us only ever use them for reheating pizza. So it seems like kind of a waste to have one sitting on the kitchen counter all the time. Unless it’s the Toastation by Hamilton Beach, which adds traditional toaster functionality to a compact toaster oven, creating an appliance that’s the best of both worlds.


Why Mop When A Genius Robot Can Do It Better?

Name someone who likes to mop. You can’t because no one does, so thankfully iRobot has a brand new mopping robot — the Scooba 450 — to make your floors shine.


LG Home Chat: One Service That Tells All Your Appliances What To Do

LG has a new messaging service that lets you tell all of your appliances — from washing machines to ovens — what you need them to do. That’s right: you can now text your washing machine to ask it what it’s doing.


This Smart Crock Pot Makes Using A Slow Cooker Even Lazier

Slow cookers are great because you can throw in your ingredients in the morning and by the time you get home from work dinner is done. But stuff happens, and sometimes you forget about that roast simmering away, and next thing you know you burn your meal and your house down. Enter the WeMo Smart Crock Pot to solve all your woes.


A Toaster For A Single Slice Of Bread Is Nothing To Be Sad About

Most people’s first reaction to a toaster with just a single slot is to feel pity on the lonely soul who would need such a device. But that’s the wrong reaction to have here. The pity part is ok — but not because the probable owner of this toaster must be single and lonely. It’s more likely because they live in an incredibly cramped apartment with a kitchen no bigger than a closet.


This Super Compact Toaster Oven Isn't Just For Bachelors

The toaster oven has far more uses than your average two-slot toaster, but it also requires a lot more counter space — which is problematic if you’re stuck with a tiny kitchen. You can either go to the hassle of stashing it away inside a cupboard when it’s not needed, or trade it in for Plus Minus Zero’s wonderfully compact vertical toaster oven — which isn’t too slim to accommodate your morning bagel.