With one of the most attractive designs of any coffee maker, the Mukka Express is very unique in performance as well. It won the Best Design Category at the 2006 housewares show last month. Mukka seems to be a play on the words "moo" and "coffee" or "cafe," indicating that this tool makes cappuccinos - but it makes them on the stove-top. Each Mukka can make two mugs of cappuccino, complete with foamy milk, as the special pressure valve is designed to steam it with little more than the touch of a button. Did we mention that it also comes in a black-and-white cow print? There is an instructional video available on the Bialetti website that details the performance of the Mukka Express, complete with product demonstration. Price: $89.