Philips Soup Maker

Chunky or smooth, hot or cold – whatever soup you crave, the Philips Soup Maker cooks it to perfection in as fast as 18 minutes. Just add your ingredients and select one of five automatic programs, including smoothies and cream-based soups. This countertop electric cooker is portable, easy to store, and also doubles as a handy blender.

Retail value: $130