We'll be the first to admit that the word "pixie" typically has us recoiling, but the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker ($250) is a happy exception. A pro at single-cup servings of the caffeinated stuff, it features a design that you'll be pleased to have in your kitchen, with a 25-30 second heat up time, buttons for selecting a one, two, or three ounce pour, a 19-bar pressure pump, and a removable water tank. Take that, Tinker Bell.
We're big fans of multi-functional gadgets — but we were still a bit surprised when we stumbled across the Breville Radio Toaster (£50; roughly $80). Sporting a slightly retro design with a chrome and glossy black finish, the Radio Toaster also boasts two slots, variable browning control, reheat and defrost settings, an AM/FM tuner with 10 station presets, an integrated antenna, and an auxiliary input, making it quite possibly the world's first iPad-compatible toaster.