How we tested
We hands-on tested all of the kitchen gadgets in this list, and each one was chosen for testing because it had over a four-star user review rating and came from brands that are well-known for making top-notch kitchen gadgets for both advanced and beginner chefs.
Some factors we considered while testing were:
Ease of use and learning curve: Kitchen gadgets can feel overwhelming, especially for beginner chefs. We tested a variety of kitchen tools from non-dairy milk makers to smartphone-controlled Instant Pots to see how easy or difficult they were to use and the quality of the food or drinks they produced.
Best bang for the buck: We compared products in several categories to see if we thought they delivered on the value for the price.
Cool Factor: When testing these gadgets, we considered whether or not the products were actually doing something new — or better than — what is already on the market.
You’ll notice that this roundup is made up of reviews previously published on Mashable. If you want to learn more about any of the products that have been previously featured on our site, click on the review link in the product cards to head to the full write-up.