The best of...problem-solving appliances
Martha Stewart swears by hers—which she uses to give her summer garden a head start. Programmed to supply plants with light, water, and a steady temperature, it can be used to grow herbs and microgreens year-round.
$2,499, urbancultivator.net Source: Wall Street Journal
It’s no wonder this pressure cooker has inspired a craze: “It’s as user-friendly as a slow cooker—except that it gets dinner on the table a day or so faster.” Think spare ribs in 20 minutes and fork-tender lamb shanks in 40.
$77, amazon.com Source: New York Times
Zera Food Recycle r
It looks like a “very classy” kitchen garbage can, but the Zera is more like a miracle in-home composter: It turns food scraps— including meat—into garden-ready fertilizer in just 24 hours. It’s due to ship in October.
This “groundbreaking” toaster oven remains unique in its use of both quartz and ceramic heating elements. The instant infrared heat ensures even browning and reduces cooking time on muf_ ns or frozen pizzas.
$150, shop.panasonic.com Source: Consumer Reports
Don’t you hate it when you start a load and then _ nd an extra sock? A hatch door on this washer makes late additions easy. An “excellent” machine all around, it’s “loaded with features,” including a speed-wash option.
$1,499, samsung.com Source: Consumer Reports