15 Pricey Home Gadgets That Are Worth Every Penny
If loving my iPhone is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. So many of us are 100% dependent on the gadgets we use in our daily lives. After all, going through life without certain essentials would be zero fun for most of us. This notion absolutely applies to how we live in our homes each day. The routines we develop and cherish at home bring us comfort and joy, and that’s largely because of the fancy gadgets we’ve purchased.
Stomaching the price of our beloved gadgets ain’t always easy when you consider the cost of having the best of the best is always hefty. The question at hand — is it worth it? For some items, yes it most certainly is. These 15 expensive little gadgets are absolutely worth their price tag for the happiness they bring.
1. Dyson V8 Animal cordless vacuum
- Price: $399
Pet owner? Kid owner? Do yourself a favor. Bite the bullet and buy this vacuum cleaner. You will not be disappointed. In fact, you’ll more than likely be jumping for joy after you clean all of your floors. The ease of pulling it off the docking station and getting after it makes Dyson owners want to vacuum for the fun of it. Some claim they’re doing it every single day.
Next: Come get your blender magic.
2. Vitamix 5200 blender
- Price: $449.95
The crème de la crème when it comes to blenders. The Vitamix 5200 is considered the entry level of the company’s blender selection. Besides making daily smoothies, a surprise feature of the Vitamix is the hot soup option. The blender creates friction heat with blades reaching crazy fast speeds. Throw in your cold ingredients and six minutes later you’ve got piping hot soup. Cray!
Next: Ready to save tons of energy in your home?
3. Nest Learning Thermostat
- Price: $249
This isn’t your grandma’s thermostat. Nest’s third-generation learning thermostat works for you by programming itself. The Nest figures out what temperature you like and at what time of day you like it. It’ll turn off when you’re not home. You can even control it from an app on your phone.
An extra bonus: A lot of power companies will give rebates for customers installing Nests into their home. And it’s simple to install. Just take off your old thermostat and pop this bad boy in its place. On average, the thermostat saves 10-12% on heating and 15% on cooling your home. That’s a lot of saved energy, don’t ya think?
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4. KitchenAid Professional 600 standing mixer
- Price: $599
What can’t the KitchenAid mixer do? It’s a staple in so many households for good reason. Beyond just whipping up your favorite cookie dough or cake batter, the KitchenAid can do so much more. Special attachments make this mixer a mainstay appliance in the kitchen. If spiralizing is your thing, there’s an attachment for it. Homemade pasta? You can make that happen too. There’s even an ice cream maker attachment. Nom!
Next: Starbucks has nothing on what you’ll be whipping up.
5. Breville Barista Express espresso machine
- Price: $599.95
Once you dip your toes into making your own espressos and lattes, you’re done. There will be no going back, guys. You’ll be grinding the beans just before concocting your favorite morning brew, and it will be heaven. This is one of Breville’s more entry-level machines, and the price just goes up from here. If you’re like the masses of the world that love sipping on a tasty caffeinated beverage, this machine will pay for itself in no time.
Next: Blade-free bliss
6. Dyson AM07 Tower Fan
- Price: $399.99
It seems a little ridiculous to pay $400 for a tower fan, but absolutely worth it. If quiet and efficient cool airflow is your priority, go ahead and drop the change on this Dyson. The company is on the cutting edge with every single piece of equipment it creates, and the tower fan is no exception. Advanced technology pulls air through the device, creating cool, quiet, more efficient cool air. What makes this even better? It’s blade free and wildly easy to clean.
Next: Can your phone and this little gadget really cook the best meal?
7. Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker
- Price: $199
Do you crave the most perfectly cooked steak every now and then? A lot of us do. The Anova Precision Cooker is a game changer in the kitchen. How does it work? Grab a pot, fill it up with a little water, throw your steak into a plastic bag, and place in the pot. Then, attach the Anova and pull up the app on your phone. Instruct the app on how you’d like your steak prepared, and let the cooker do its thing. You will never have a more perfectly prepared steak. Boom!
Next: Wireless tunes throughout your entire home? Yes, please.
8. Sonos Play 1
- Price: $199
Sonos in-home speaker systems are seamless. Operated through the Sonos app and your in-home wifi, Sonos speakers output impeccable sound anywhere in your home. The app pulls in all of your music, whether it’s on iTunes, your music library, or your Tune In account. You can put the speakers anywhere throughout your home and select which room you’d like to be playing music — all of them or just one. Sonos has a wide variety of options, including a new speaker that works seamlessly with Amazon Alexa. It’s a beautiful thing!
Next: This stuff will last a lifetime.
9. All-Clad Stainless Steel Cookware
- Price: $699.95
The All-Clad 10-piece stainless steel cookware set typically goes for over $1,000, but hey, when Williams Sonoma has a sale, you hit it. What may seem like a ridiculously expensive purchase should actually be considered a lifelong investment. Besides not having to worry about the Teflon stripping off and ending up in your food, the cookware is durable beyond belief. If you take care of this stuff, it will last you a lifetime.
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10. UE Megaboom portable speaker
- Price: $199.99
In this day and age, everyone will whip out their portable Bluetooth speaker at the drop of a hat, and it’s for good reason. They are uber convenient to have. The UE Megaboom is top of the line when it comes to Bluetooth speakers. It outputs 360-degree surround sound, and it’s waterproof and shockproof. When the speaker is not on sale, it typically goes for $299.99.
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11. Apple TV
- Price: $199
Cable no mo. It’s true that cable networks are probably seeing the writing on the wall. It sort of feels like cable will soon be a thing of the past. Anywho, it’s because Apple TV (and the like) is giving it a run for its money. With Apple TV you can stream all the movies and shows you want. Beyond that, you can listen to music, play games, and much more. Of course it works well with all of your Apple devices, so it’s a win win.
Next: Are you ready for your own little robot?
- Price: $699.99
What better robot to have than one that cleans your house? The Roomba is sweeping the nation by storm (for lack of a better pun). It’s true, people love these things. This wireless little cutiepie knows how to recharge itself in order to clean your floors until the job is complete. You can schedule when you want Roomba to get to work, so you’ll have nice, clean floors when you come home at the end of the day.
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13. Dyson Supersonic hair dryer
- Price: $399.99
Does Dyson make anything that’s not perfect and amazing? They’ve done it again, but this time with a hair dryer. The Air Multiplier technology powering this hair dryer combines just the right amount of turbulence and pressure to create the most effective results. To make a great thing even better, it’s got a 2-year warranty. Get to drying, people!
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14. Soda Stream
- Price: $149.99
Boring water no more! Soda Stream your water all day, every day, if you want. Whether you’re concocting homemade sodas or just pushing the button for sparkling water, the Soda Stream seems to be making its way into homes all over the place. Instead of purchasing sparkling water each week, you can have it on demand right inside your home. The carbonating cylinders can typically be exchanged at a local store for new ones, which helps in eliminating waste. Soda Stream also sells flavor options if plain sparkling doesn’t tickle your fancy.
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15. Le Creuset Dutch Oven
- Price: $370
This signature Le Creuset Dutch oven is so beautiful, you’ll want to leave it out for display. Simmer your grandmother’s bolognese recipe or bake a dutch oven apple pie. Cook whatever you want in this beauty. She will serve you well, and will last your lifetime if you treat her right. You can not go wrong when you purchase any Le Creuset piece, but the Dutch oven is especially exceptional.