Weigh, chop, mix, blend, steam, and cook—the Thermomix does it all and more, making it one of the most versatile cooking appliances you could own. And its ease of use appeals to everyone from the beginner cook to talented home chefs who like to multitask. This one-stop-shop of countertop appliances offers guided cooking options that walk the user through easy-to-follow steps on the touchscreen and even automate some meals altogether. And, if you're feeling creative or inspired to try your favorite recipe on this master machine, its ability to prepare multiple parts of the meal simultaneously in its various compartments means you'll spend less time slaving away over a stove and more time enjoying your home-cooked meal. Available for demo through thermomix.com, or to order over the phone at 888-867-9375; $1,349.