TODAY | January 09, 2014
>>> if you're looking to upgrade your small kitchen appliances this new year, like a new mixer or food processor , the choicing can -- choices can be overwhelming and expensive.
>> let's start with the coffee maker . you're waking up, watching the "today" show and brewing a cup of coffee .
>> my favorite part of the day is a cup of coffee .
>> let's talk about this machine. it's all built in one. can you put some coffee right in there? it has a grind are built in.
>> what do you do?
>> let's not turn it on. it makes a lot of noise.
>> i want to grind.
>> you want to grind?
>> close this. press the grind button.
>> where's the grind button?
>> start. power. and start!
>> no, that may make the coffee.
>> no, there's a grind button but i don't know where it is.
>> that's fine, it doesn't matter.
>> the gist is the best way to get great coffee is to get it fresh live ground. at bed & best, they sell this. but the bona vita does everything you want to do with the push of a button.
>> does it grind?
>> no, it does not grind. more classic coffee maker . it brews your coffee at 205 degrees of water, exactly the right temperature for coffee. if you want to do more diy -- oh, i should have given you some tips. you have to let it bloom there.
>> what's wrong with that?
>> this is $47 and this is what coffee snobs say is the ultimate for the most amazing, unbitter cup of coffee . now we're now we're going to the mixers. everyone wonders should i spend $300 on a kitchen aid ?
>> plus it comes in this beautiful red.
>> it comes in a lot of colors.
>> jenna, do you want to do the honors?
>> i'm not very good in the kitchen.
>> pour slowly. see hough nicely that's working. that makes you want to bake something. this is going to be a birthday cake for your little one.
>> this is about $350?
>> about 350. this will last you -- yesterday they were saying his wife had it for 25 years and he's been baking with it ever since. this is a cuisinart. if you're not somebody who has a lot of room --
>> this is great for new york city purposes.
>> i have both.
>> this is about $80.
>> let's move to what every texan has in their house.
>> you have this in your house?
>> it's the good old slow cooker .
>> it's also called a crock pot .
>> this is actually a slow cooker .
>> what i love about it is you can first brown your meet on the stove and then put it and set it and forget it.
>> it's delicious. you can leave it on all day long.
>> you said this is the splurge.
>> this is our steal. this is a hamilton beach . we love this because it has a probe built in so you don't sneak a peek. when you're cooking, the last thing you want to do is open it up because all the heat comes out.
>> let's keep move hearing.
>> a juicer.
>> food processor .
>> it looks like we're juicing, right?
>> no, we're slicing.
>> okay. this is like --
>> how did you do that?
>> turn it on.
>> how do you turn it on?
>> you're not even helping it and it's working.
>> look, that's amazing.
>> turn it off.
>> does anybody want me to come over and cook tonight? i think not.
>> so this has an incredible number of options and attachments. and our hamilton beach is a great deal.
>> this is a reversible gridle and grill. if you want to bring a little summer into your home in summertime.
>> and the good old george foreman .
>> i love this for paninis