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June 2017

 
June 27, 2017
The Best Folding Chairs MityLite Flex One Folding Chair
We looked at dozens of folding chairs, testing two, and we recommend the MityLite Flex One Folding Chair for its superior comfort, even for long sits.   Read More >
June 26, 2017
The Best Can Opener EZ-Duz-It
After three years of researching can openers, speaking with cookbook authors, and opening 121 cans with 23 can openers, we think the EZ-Duz-It is the best can opener for most people.   Read More >
June 26, 2017
The Best Sheets L.L.Bean Pima Cotton Percale Sheets
After testing 53 sets over the past 4 years, L.L.Bean’s Pima Cotton Percale Sheets and JCPenney’s sateen Royal Velvet Sheet Set remain our favorites.   Read More >
June 23, 2017
June 22, 2017
The Best Laundry Detergent Tide Ultra Stain Release Free
We spent 85 hours doing research and ran 456 pounds of laundry to determine that the best overall detergent is Tide Ultra Stain Release Free. It’s tops at removing odors and stains, plus it’s not too pricey.   Read More >
June 21, 2017
The Best Smart Pill Dispenser (So Far) GMS Med-e-lert Automatic Pill Dispenser
We researched 22 pill dispensers and tested six. Our pick, the GMS Med-e-lert Automatic Pill Dispenser, is the best for its price, simplicity, and ease of use.   Read More >
June 16, 2017
June 9, 2017
June 8, 2017
The Best Bathroom Rugs and Bath Mats Lands’ End Supima Non-skid Bath Rug
After testing 17 bathroom rugs and mats, we recommend the Lands’ End Supima Non-skid Bath Rug. It absorbs water easily, dries quickly, and has some of the best materials of any mat we found.   Read More >
June 8, 2017
The Best Sous Vide Machine and Gear Anova Precision Cooker Wi-Fi
After testing sous vide circulators and water baths over the course of five years, we’ve chosen the Anova Precision Cooker Wi-Fi as our top pick for its versatility, temperature control, and reasonable price.    Read More >
June 6, 2017
The Best Fan Seville Classics UltraSlimline 40″ Tower Fan
After nearly 60 hours of fan research that included air flow tests in a customized duct, we found the $60 Seville Classics UltraSlimline 40″ Tower Fan is the best room fan for most people.   Read More >
June 6, 2017
The Best Medical Alert Systems GreatCall Lively Mobile
After more than 40 hours of research and over a month of testing 12 devices, we think the GreatCall Lively Mobile is the best medical alert system for most people.   Read More >
June 2, 2017

May 2017

 
May 31, 2017
The Best Probe Thermometer ThermoWorks Dot
If you’re set on getting a probe thermometer to measure the temperature of food while it cooks, we recommend the ThermoWorks Dot.   Read More >
May 26, 2017
The Best Portable Air Conditioner Whynter Elite ARC-122DHP
After 45 hours researching more than 100 portable air conditioners and testing seven models, we recommend the Whynter Elite ARC-122DS.   Read More >
May 26, 2017
The Best Air Conditioner LG LW8016ER
After 115 hours of research and 40 hours of testing over six summers, we think the feature-rich, relatively quiet LG LW8016ER is the best window AC for most rooms, for the second year in a row.   Read More >
May 26, 2017
May 24, 2017
The Best Bathroom Scales EatSmart Precision CalPal
After six months of research and testing and hundreds of weigh-ins, we’ve found the EatSmart Precision CalPal is the best digital scale, and the Withings Body is the best smart scale.   Read More >
May 22, 2017
The Best Grill Tools and Accessories
After testing more than 90 tools over four years, we have over a dozen grill-accessory recommendations: spatulas, thermometers, tongs, and everything else you need to have an amazing barbecue.   Read More >
May 19, 2017
May 17, 2017
The Best Cold-Brew Coffee Maker OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker
After testing 15 cold-brew makers and brewing enough for over 300 cups of coffee, we think the OXO Good Grips Cold Brew Coffee Maker offers the best way to make delicious iced coffee at home.   Read More >
May 16, 2017
The Best Gas Grills Weber Spirit E-310 Gas Grill
We tested six best-selling gas grills, in rain and shine, on burgers, barbecue chicken, and whole chickens. Our pick is the venerable Weber Spirit E-310.   Read More >
May 16, 2017
The Best Charcoal Grill Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill 22″
After weeks of research and two days of testing on burgers, barbecue, and whole chickens, the Weber Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill 22″ is our pick as the best charcoal grill for most people.   Read More >
May 12, 2017
The Best Patio Umbrella and Stand Treasure Garden Market Aluminum Push Button Tilt Umbrella
After considering dozens of umbrellas and bases, we recommend the 9-foot-wide Treasure Garden Market Aluminum Push Button Tilt Umbrella and 50-pound US Weight Umbrella Base for adding optimal shade and a stylish pop of color to your yard, deck, or patio.   Read More >
May 12, 2017
May 9, 2017
The Best Fitness Trackers Garmin Vívosmart HR+
After more than 120 hours testing 19 different fitness trackers, including trying to trick their step counters with shopping carts and jumping jacks, we’ve found the Garmin Vívosmart HR+ is the best tracker.   Read More >
May 5, 2017
May 4, 2017
The Best Bike Racks for Small Homes and Apartments Delta Cycle Michelangelo Gravity Stand
After more than 30 hours of research and testing, we recommend the Delta Cycle Michelangelo Gravity Stand as the best bike rack for people who want to store their bikes in homes with limited space.   Read More >
May 3, 2017
Patio Furniture Sets We Like for Under $600 IKEA Äpplarö Table and 4 Armchairs
After doing 18 hours of research and considering 20 patio dining sets, we recommend the acacia-wood IKEA Äpplarö Table and 4 Armchairs. It looks great, owners say it lasts a long time, and it costs a fraction of most wood sets.   Read More >
May 1, 2017
The Best Electric Kettle Cuisinart CPK-17 PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
After dozens of hours researching and long-term testing electric kettles, we think the Cuisinart CPK-17 is the best electric kettle for most people.   Read More >

April 2017

 
April 28, 2017
April 27, 2017
The Best Lawn Mower Honda HRX217K5VKA
After 60 hours of research, we’re sure the Honda HRX217K5VKA is the best self-propelled mower for people mowing less than half an acre of lawn.   Read More >
April 27, 2017
The Best Pressure Cooker Instant Pot IP-DUO60
The electric Instant Pot IP-DUO60 and stovetop Fagor Duo 8-Quart are the best options we found after 40 hours researching and testing 15 pressure cookers.   Read More >
April 25, 2017
The Best Dish Rack Polder 4-Piece Advantage
After putting in 74 hours of research and doing the equivalent of 41 loads of dishes, we think the Polder 4-Piece Advantage Dish Rack System is the best option for most kitchens.   Read More >
April 21, 2017
The Best Rechargeable AA and AAA Batteries Energizer Recharge Universal
After 1,000 hours on our analyzer, the Energizer Recharge is our pick for the best rechargeable AA battery. AmazonBasics usually has the best deal on AAAs.   Read More >
April 21, 2017
The Best Rechargeable Battery Charger (for AA and AAA Batteries) Panasonic Advanced Individual Cell Battery Charger with Four Eneloop batteries
After six hours of research, we have found the best battery chargers for most people's needs, whether they need one that's simple and reliable or one with performance monitoring and extra slots. All of our picks are designed to prevent overcharging, and unlike some competitors and older chargers, each has independent charging slots so you won't have to charge your batteries in pairs.   Read More >
April 21, 2017
April 18, 2017
The Best Kitchen Scale Escali Primo Digital Scale
After nearly 45 hours of research, three years of testing, and interviews with experts, we’re confident that the Escali Primo Digital Scale is the best for most people.   Read More >
April 18, 2017
The Best Ironing Board Brabantia Ironing Board B
After 25 hours of research and testing, we recommend the Brabantia Ironing Board B. It’s both stable and compact—a tough combo to find—and should last many years of use.   Read More >
April 18, 2017
The Best Clothing Iron Maytag M400 Speed Heat Iron and Vertical Steamer
After more than 60 hours of research and testing, we recommend the Maytag M400 Speed Heat Iron and Vertical Steamer. It’s affordable and easy to use—the best choice for occasional ironing.   Read More >
April 14, 2017
The Best Wet Mop O-Cedar Microfiber Cloth Mop
We considered hundreds of mops and tested eight, and the O-Cedar Microfiber Cloth Mop (along with the O-Cedar Quick Wring Bucket) was the best at soaking and scrubbing every spill we tested it against.   Read More >
April 14, 2017
April 13, 2017
The Best Fireproof Document Safe First Alert 2017F
Our new top pick is First Alert’s 2017F. It’s a smaller version of our previous pick, with the same materials, locking mechanism, and certifications.   Read More >
April 11, 2017
The Best Hybrid Car 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco
We spent dozens of hours considering every hybrid car currently on sale and driving and living with the best of the bunch. The 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco achieves the best fuel efficiency rating of any car that doesn’t plug in. And it doesn’t cost much more than a non-hybrid compact car, meaning you’ll save from day one.   Read More >
April 11, 2017
The Best Smart Thermostat Nest Learning Thermostat
We tested the top five smart thermostats for over a month, and our pick is the simple-to-use, easy-to-integrate third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat. It outperforms the competition thanks to its automatic scheduling features, elegant design, and continually improving software, and integration with other smart home devices.   Read More >
April 11, 2017
The Best Smart LED Light Bulbs Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 – Gen 3
After testing 10 new smart LED light bulbs for eight weeks, we think the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 – Gen 3 is the best smart bulb for most people.   Read More >
April 11, 2017
The Best Electric Vehicle 2016 Kia Soul EV
After driving every electric vehicle currently available for sale in the United States, we found the Kia Soul EV is the best option for drivers who want to go completely gas-free. The Soul has great range, an affordable price, and the best set of high-tech features we’ve seen. Plus, it drives better than most other EVs, and Kia has the best warranty among its competition.   Read More >
April 7, 2017
April 5, 2017
The Best Shower Curtain Threshold Waffle Weave Shower Curtain White
For an affordable, durable, and easy-to-wash shower curtain, we recommend the Threshold Waffle Weave Shower Curtain White. It looks better than other curtains under $30 and will complement nearly any bathroom.   Read More >
April 4, 2017
The Best Bath Towel Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towel
After more than 42 hours of research and testing, we think the affordable Fieldcrest Luxury Solid Towels are best for most people. They’re almost as soft and absorbent as others twice the price.   Read More >