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December 2014

 
December 19, 2014

* Best Deals: A nicer version of our favorite robot vacuum, the iRobot Roomba 780, has matched its lowest price ever, $400 (from $530). [Amazon]

December 19, 2014
The Best Champagne Glass Zwiesel 1872 Enoteca
We considered 80 Champagne glasses before testing 10 glasses for 12 hours, and we found that the Schott Zwiesel 1872 Enoteca is best for most people. It’s taller, lighter, and thinner than any glass we tried, with tiny etching to keep Champagne carbonated longer. The tulip shape allows more aromas to reach your nose while still maintaining an elegant profile.   Read More >
December 19, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of December 19, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision: Create a vertical monitor setup for optimum viewing, keep wrinkles out of your neckties by tightly rolling them, and find out what your zip code says about you with Zip Tapestry.
December 19, 2014
The Best Deals We Can Find
Because we think we can make a small difference by being picky, here are some great deals on solid pieces of gear.    Read More >
December 18, 2014

* Best Deals: Our pick for best towel, Pottery Barn's HydroCotton, is on sale for $20 (down from $25). [Pottery Barn]

* Best Deals: Our favorite sateen sheets, the Royal Velvet 400TC WrinkleGuard sheet set, is $56 (for queen size) with the code SNOWMAN, down from $140. [JCPenney]

* Best Deals: A good hand-crank weather alert radio for emergency situations, the Eton FRX3, is down to its lowest price, $33 (from $45). [Amazon]

December 17, 2014

* Best Deals: Our favorite knife set, the Wusthof Classic 8-piece, is down to $330 (from $380) with a bonus set of Wusthof Gourmet steak knives. [Chef's]

* Best Deals: Our favorite skillet, the All Clad 12-inch Fry Pan, has matched its lowest price ever, $90 (from $120). [Amazon]

December 17, 2014
The Best Beard Trimmer Wahl 9854-600 Lithium Ion
After 40 hours of research, surveying more than 500 Wirecutter readers, and spending a week testing trimmers with two professional barbers, the $37 Wahl Lithium Ion All-in-One is the best beard trimmer for most people. Its 2-hour runtime is above average, plus it has the sharpest blades, most reliable guides, and the most power of any cordless tool we tested.   Read More >
December 16, 2014

* Best Deals: A nicer version of our favorite robot vacuum, the iRobot Roomba 780, is down to its lowest price ever, $400 (from $530). [iRobot]

* In our wrenches guide, we dismissed three more ratcheting adjustable wrenches and added the results of our long-term testing. [Best Adjustable Wrench]

December 15, 2014

* There's a new input method for our favorite thermostat: You can use Google Now to set the Nest thermostat's temperature with voice commands. [Best Smart Thermostat]

* Best Deals: Our runner-up pick for the best travel mug, the older model Zojirushi 16oz Stainless Steel, is down to its lowest price, $25 (from $30). [Amazon]

December 15, 2014
The Best Way To Keep Open Wine Fresh Private Preserve
This year, a $300 preservation system bested last year’s method, but you shouldn’t spend that much on a preserver. That means, for the second year in a row, Private Preserve is the best way to keep your open bottle of wine fresh. It beat out seven other methods in head-to-head testing, faithfully preserving the flavor and aroma of wine over a five-day period.    Read More >
December 12, 2014

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* Best Deals: Our budget pick for the best juicer, the Omega 8004, is down to one of its lowest price, $204 (from $225). [Amazon]

December 12, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of December 12, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision: what to do if you inherit your parents’ home, how to sleep better by achieving total room darkness, and why working less is better for productivity.
December 12, 2014
The Best Hot Chocolate Trader Joe's Sipping Chocolate
We tasted three new hot cocoa mixes against our favorites from last year, but Trader Joe’s Sipping Chocolate is still the best all-around mix. It stands out from the rest because of its deep, rich flavor that isn’t overly sweet. It’s only available in December, so get it while you can!   Read More >
December 11, 2014

* We'll be testing the Omega NC900HDC juicer to see how it compares to our current favorite, the Tribest Slowstar. [Best Juicer]

* Best Deals: Our favorite saucepan, the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart with cover, is down to its lowest price, $37 (from $50). [Amazon]

* Best Deals: A great ice cream maker attachment for KitchenAid stand mixers, the KitchenAid 2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, is down to a great low price, $60 (from $69). [Amazon]

December 10, 2014

* For the past eight months, we've continued to use all three of our top mandoline picks. They've performed extremely well, and we still recommend each one, depending whether you need something compact, extra sharp, or with a more comfortable grip. [Best Mandoline]

* Best Deals: Our upgrade pick for best sauce pan, the All-Clad Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 2-Quart Saucier, is down to $109 with code COOKWARE (from $145). [Williams-Sonoma]

December 10, 2014
The Best Comforter L.L.Bean’s Baffle-Box Stitch Down Comforter
We tested six new comforters this year, and the L.L.Bean Baffle-Box Down Comforter is still our favorite. It keeps you comfortably warm, is generously sized, and has a great return policy and warranty. It is also the lightest comforter we tested under $400. We have a down alternative pick too, if you suffer from allergies.   Read More >
December 9, 2014

* Best Deals: Our budget pick for the best knife set, the Victorinox 4-piece Knife Set, is down to a low price, $80 (from $100). [Cutlery and More]

December 8, 2014

* Best Deals: Take 25% off our favorite trash can, favorite food mill, and runner-up roasting rack with promo code FRIEND. [Macy's]

December 8, 2014
The Best Small Saucepan Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart
We considered more than 40 saucepans before narrowing down to nine for in-depth testing. The Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart is the best small saucepan for most households. Unlike the other saucepans we tested, it has every feature we want at an affordable price: tri-ply throughout, a comfortable handle secured with rivets, a bent lip for clean pouring, and a snug-fitting lid.    Read More >
December 5, 2014

* Best Deals: Get free installation of our favorite dishwasher, the Bosch 500 series, via a $150 prepaid card acquired by mail-in rebate. [Lowe's]

* Follow us on Twitter for updates on our newest guides and the best holiday deals we find.

* Best Deals: Our favorite garden hose, the Craftsman All Rubber 50 Feet Hose, has matched its low price if you can avoid the delivery charges, $20 (from $38). [Sears]

* Best Deals: Our favorite skillet, the All-Clad 12-inch Fry Pan, is down to $96 with code SAVE20 (from $120). [Crate & Barrel]

December 5, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of December 5, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we show you how to recycle your old electronics, use social media to track sickness with the Sickweather Map, and pull an all-nighter (but only if you must).
December 3, 2014

* We've updated our pliers guide with notes from long-term testing our pick, the Irwin 10-inch Groovelock, alongside our step-up choice, the Knipex Cobras. [Best Adjustable Pliers]

* Best Deals: A fancier version of our favorite robot vacuum, the iRobot Roomba 780, is down to its lowest price, $430 (from $530). [Amazon]

December 2, 2014

* A toaster oven we plan to test soon, the Cuisinart TOB-260, is already getting good reviews. [Best Toaster Oven]

* Best Deals: Our favorite German-forged chef's knife, the Wusthof Classic 8-inch, is down to $90 (from $130). [Williams-Sonoma]

* Best Deals: Our favorite portable vacuum, the Black & Decker MAX Flex, has matched its lowest price, $91 (from $130). [Amazon]

December 2, 2014
The Best Christmas Lights GE Colorites
We spent nearly 40 hours on research and tested 16 strands of lights to find the best for a variety of uses. For indoor use, we recommend the GE Colorites. They’re LEDs that are safer, more durable, longer lasting, and more efficient than incandescent lights, or any other LEDs we looked at. For outdoor use, we recommend the 5-mm wide-angle conical LEDs from Christmas Designers, which are bright, easy to work with, and impervious to moisture—confirmed after we left a set in a bucket all day. We also have an incandescent pick, for those of you who just have to stick to tradition.   Read More >
December 1, 2014

* Best Deals: A future runner-up for best comforter, the Alberta Baffled Down Comforter, is down to $255 with code N14CYBER (from $340). [The Company Store]

* Best Deals: Our favorite sateen sheet set is $48 with promo code CYBRMNDY (down from $140). [JC Penney]

* Best Deals: Our runner-up pick for best cordless stick vacuum, the Dyson DC44, is available refurbished for $200 (down from $240). [Amazon]

* Best Deals: Last year's model of one of our favorite pieces of sous vide gear, the Nomiku, is now $200 with the code CYBERNOMDAY (down from $300). [Nomiku]

* Best Deals: The Oster Versa 1400W Professional Performance, a great blender we like, is down to $160 (from $250). [Costco]

* Best Deals: Our runner-up for best soda maker, the Mastrad PureFizz, is down to $40 with promo code SM20OFF (from $60).  [Amazon]

November 2014

 
November 30, 2014
The Best Christmas Tree Stand Krinner Christmas Tree Genie XXL
We looked at new Christmas tree stands for 2014, but none came close to beating the Krinner Christmas Tree Genie XXL. Its fastening mechanism is superior to any other we tested; it only needs one person for set up and can accommodate trees up to 12 feet tall. Plus, there's a 2.5-gallon water reservoir with a water level gauge to keep your tree hydrated.   Read More >
November 28, 2014
The Things We Want to Give
Our 2014 gift guide of weird and wonderful things is here. It’s strictly made of things we’d actually want to give and get.
November 28, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of November 28, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we share a helpful tip for figuring out where you parked your car, strategies for building better morning habits at any time of day, and four easy ways to open a bottle of beer when you don’t have a bottle opener.
November 27, 2014

* Best Deals: Our favorite smart thermostat, the Nest 2.0, is down to its lowest price, $199 (from $250). [Amazon]

November 26, 2014

* Our staff from Wirecutter and Sweethome are answering questions on reddit this morning! Come on over and ask us (almost) anything.

November 25, 2014

* Our editors from the Wirecutter and Sweethome will be answering questions on Wednesday morning (November 26) in reddit's AMA section about deals, product testing and vetting, and anything else you can think of. Check back at 10am ET for the link!

* Best Deals: Our runner-up pick for the best blender, the Oster Versa, is down to its lowest price ever, $125 (from $250). [Amazon]

November 25, 2014
The Best Facial Tissue Puffs Basic Facial Tissues
We spent nearly 40 hours researching and testing more than a dozen well-liked facial tissues to find the best for most people. Puffs Basic facial tissue aced all our tests, first with a panel of sniffly humans and then with $40,000 worth equipment in an engineering lab. They're the most absorbent and softest non-lotion tissues we tested. Plus, Puffs cost the least per tissue. But if you’re looking for a lotion tissue or one made from recycled materials (shudder…), we have other recommendations as well.   Read More >
November 24, 2014

* Best Deals: Our favorite soda maker, the SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit, is back down to its lowest price, $59 (from $70). [Amazon]

* Best Deals: The 6-inch version of our favorite German-forged chef's knife, the Wusthof Classic, is down to its lowest price, $50 (from $109). [Amazon]

November 23, 2014
The Best Potato Masher OXO Good Grips Smooth Potato Masher
The best potato masher is the fastest, least frustrating, and cleanest at mashing among all the tools we looked at. Plus, it's easy to clean and produces smooth, fluffy mash. This was after looking at 36 mashers, ricers, and food mills, when we crushed 20 pounds of mashed potatoes, 13 pounds of applesauce, and 12 pounds of tomato sauce. But if you’re more of a ricer or food mill person, we have recommendations for you, too.   Read More >
November 21, 2014

* We have a new runner-up for best nail clippers: The Muji Silver Nail Clippers (Size Small) cut finger- and toenails sharply without leaving jagged edges. [Best Nail Clippers for Home Grooming]

* The new stick vacs coming soon from Bissell and Black & Decker look quite promising. [Best Cordless Stick Vacuum]

November 21, 2014
Our favorite gift ideas from yesteryear are still great
As we were finishing up this year’s gift guide, we went back and noticed that our past guides are still filled with thoughtful gifts you might want to give to the weird and wonderful humans in your life.
November 21, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of November 21, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we teach you how to stay in shape while on the road, make delicious homemade pizza using a sheet pan, and feel good about procrastinating (according to Duke professor Dan Ariely).
November 21, 2014
Great Gear for Parties 2014
Whether you’re having people for a candlelit dinner or a BYOB, call-the-cops dance party, you’ll probably need a few supplies before, during, and after your gathering. Our team put several hundred hours of research and testing into choosing these updated picks for 2014, which include everything from napkins and champagne glasses to stain removers and garbage bags.   Read More >
November 20, 2014

* Best Deals: The white version of our favorite microwave, the GE 1,200-Watt Countertop, is down to its lowest price, $129 (from $170). [Lowe's]

November 19, 2014

* Best Deals: Our favorite wine glass, the Riedel Ouverture Magnum, is offering 2 free glasses with a set of 6 ($20 value). [Amazon]

* Best Deals: A great ricer we like, the Chef'n Potato Ricer Press, is down to its lowest price, $30 (from $40). [Amazon]

November 19, 2014
The Best 13×9 Casserole Dish HIC Porcelain Lasagna Pan
After baking with it for 12 months and comparing it with 30 other top models, we found the $30 HIC Porcelain Lasagna Pan is the best 13-by-9 baking dish for making casseroles or roasting vegetables and small cuts of meat. The HIC performed as well as dishes that cost three times as much and, with its big handles and attractive design, it can easily be moved from oven to table.    Read More >
November 18, 2014

* Best Deals: Our favorite bike lock, the Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2, is down to $30 with a code (from $43). [BuyDig]

November 17, 2014

* The 60W replacement LED bulb from Osram is getting good reviews, and could be a competitor to our Cree pick. [Best LED Bulb]

November 14, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of November 14, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we bring you the truths and myths about cast iron pans, a helpful cheat sheet for remembering upcoming holidays, and the way to fix a wobbly table with math.
November 13, 2014

* We’re on a mission to find the best mascara. If you wear it, please help us out by taking this survey.

* Best Deals: Our favorite soda maker, the SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit, is down to its lowest price, $59 (from $70). [Amazon]

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best sateen bed sheets, the Royal Velvet 400tc, is down to a great low price, $79 (from $140). [JCPenney]

November 13, 2014
Build a Bike Patch & Flat Kit
We talked to a pro racer, a bike messenger turned mechanic, and a touring cyclist with thousands of miles logged through Europe to find the best items to include in a commuter kit for patching tires and fixing flats. After spending 96 hours on testing, including changing and patching tires over 50 times, our recommendations include levers, patches, portable tire pumps, seat bags, and wrenches.   Read More >
November 11, 2014

* Since early November, our staff has vetted over 10,000 so-called "deals" so you don't have to. Here's our philosophy on holiday deals and why we strive to be the pickiest on the Internet.

November 11, 2014
The Best Bath Towel Pottery Barn Hydrocotton
After weighing, soaking, drying, and washing a dozen of the best bath towels, we recommend the $25 Pottery Barn's Hydrocotton. It offers a great balance of softness, absorbency, affordability, and durability, and is likely to last over five years with regular use. In our testing it absorbed five times its weight in water and dried almost completely in six hours—just as quickly as the thinnest, cheapest towels we tested.    Read More >
November 10, 2014

* Best Deals: Our favorite garden hose, the Craftsman All Rubber 50 Feet Hose, is down to a great low price if you avoid the delivery charges, $20 (from $38). [Expired]

* Best Deals: Our favorite citrus juicer, the Black & Decker CJ625, is down to its lowest price ever, $13 (from $18). [Expired]

November 9, 2014
The Best Space Heaters Lasko 754200
After an additional 60 hours of research, comparisons to 100 other heaters, and a battle against 37 competitors in hardware tests by a Ph.D. physicist, our favorite space heaters from last year are still the best. For smaller spaces like a bedroom or home office, the $25 Lasko 754200 heated our test area faster than any of the competition, and at a fraction of the price. For larger spaces like living rooms or master bedrooms, the oil-filled $95 Delonghi TRD0715T Safeheat provides slow, steady heat that continues for an hour after turning it off.   Read More >
November 7, 2014

* Best Deals: Take 10% off our favorite comforter ($319 to $287 for a queen), favorite bed sheets ($54 to $49), and a great pair of furry slippers ($69 to $62), at L.L. Bean with code SAVE10. [Expired]

* This 12-inch KitchenAid Convection Bake Digital Countertop Oven looks like a contender for best toaster oven based on the great reviews it's getting. [Best Toaster Oven]

* Best Deals: Our step-up pick for best instant-read thermometer, the ThermoWorks Thermapen, has matched its lowest price, $88 (from $99). [Expired]

*polar vortex is about to hit. We'll have an updated space heater guide this Sunday—same main picks as the current guide, but with more extensive testing and several new alternate picks. Other cold weather gear worth checking out: insulated travel mugsice scraperssnow shovelstouchscreen gloves, and hand warmers. And don't forget our emergency gear guide!

* Follow us on Twitter to find out what we're working on, snag deals on our picks, hear about updates, or just to say hi.

November 7, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of November 7, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we share tips on getting a good nights rest through better sleep posture, how to soundproof any bedroom for $40, and which US airlines are best for flying coach domestically.
November 6, 2014

* Best Deals: Get free installation of our favorite Bosch 500 dishwasher via a$150 mail-in rebate. [Expired]

* Best Deals: Our favorite blender, the Vitamix 5200, temporarily includes the cost of the dry blade container at the regular price, $450 (from $500). [Costco]

November 5, 2014

* If you happened to contact OXO recently to replace a Good Grips Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale with Pull-Out Display that always reverts to ounces and were told you couldn’t get a replacement, try again. After a reader let us know he was denied a new scale, we worked with OXO to resolve the replacement issue. You can get a full refund (if you have a copy of your receipt) or replacement by emailing info@oxo.com or calling 800-545-4411.

* Best Deals: Our step-up tape measure, the Stanley FatMax 25-feet, is two for the price of one ($20) in-store. [Home Depot]

* Best Deals: Combine 3 pieces of gear, like our favorite food scale, peeler and potato masher, and get 10% off the total price. [Amazon]

* Best Deals: A pair of our favorite windshield wiper blades, the Rain-X Latitude 24-Inch, is down to $24 (from $35). [Amazon]

November 4, 2014

* Best Deals: Get 30% off two of our favorite trash cans and one of our favorite dish racks with a code. [Expired]

November 3, 2014

* After more research, we found a great 18-inch dishwasher for smaller kitchens that has everything we like about our main pick, plus a portable option for those who can't install a dishwasher at all. [Best Dishwasher]

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best sateen bed sheets, the Royal Velvet 400tc, is down to $69 with a code (from $140). [Expired]

November 2, 2014
The Best Eyelash Curlers Shiseido Eyelash Curler
We spent 20 hours researching and testing eyelash curlers—both traditional and heated. The $19 Shiseido Eyelash Curler gave us the longest-lasting curls on various eye shapes and, unlike most other traditional curlers, wasn't pinchy. We also have a heated pick, which is twice the price but creates a smooth, swooping curl that lasted four hours — longer than any other curler we tested.   Read More >

October 2014

 
October 31, 2014

* Our clothes iron guide now has results from our testing over the last six months. In short, we still love the T-Fal Ultraguide Easycord and have had no problems with it at all. However, some users say their T-Fal iron has been leaking or dripping water, but we think this is a care and maintenance issue that's fairly easily solved. See our guide for more.

* Best Deals: Our favorite multi-bit screwdriver, the Megapro 13-in-1, is down to a great low price, $20 (from $30). [Amazon]

October 31, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of October 31, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we share the story behind why we carve pumpkins on Halloween, tips for avoiding cabin pressure sickness, and ways to save some battery life on your Android phone.
October 31, 2014
Gear for Making Great Pour-over Coffee Kalita Wave
We spent more than 30 hours on research and testing with a professional barista, plus we interviewed 10 coffee experts from across the US to find the best coffee brewing gear. The Kalita Wave 185-Series Glass makes pour-over coffee that’s easy to brew and highlights the individual flavor of high-quality beans. We also have recommendations for other gear (like grinders and kettles) if you need them.   Read More >
October 29, 2014

* In the six months we've been long-term testing the Vitamix 5200 it has performed beautifully. We have seen a couple complaints about a black residue forming on the inside of the jar, but we've been unable to recreate it ourselves. We're still waiting to hear back from Vitamix about the issue, but we stand by our pick because it's come recommended by so many experts. [Best Blender]

October 28, 2014

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October 27, 2014

* The Enviro World FreeGarden EARTH Compost Bin is our new runner-up choice for best composter. We like that it holds 82 gallons, is made from 100 percent recycled materials, and is super-simple to set up--there's no assembly required. [Best Composters for Kitchen Scraps]

October 24, 2014

* Best Deals: A great stand mixer very similar to our recommendation, the KitchenAid Tilt-Head 4.5-Quart, is down to $210 (from $270). [Expired]

October 24, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of October 24, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we show you how to remove the discoloration and odor from plastic Tupperware, why what you eat affects your productivity, and how to get stains out of hard wood with oxalic acid.
October 22, 2014
The Best Air Purifier Coway AP-1512HH Mighty
After more than 100 hours of research and testing—conducted by an airborne particle physicist and former NOAA scientist using $100,000+ of equipment—we found the best air purifier. Our tests showed the $200 Coway AP-1512HH Mighty is as effective at removing common allergens like pollen, mold, and dander as other air purifiers twice its size and twice as expensive.   Read More >
October 20, 2014
The Best Cordless Stick Vacuum Hoover Linx BH50010
After 35 hours of research and testing with cordless stick vacuums, we found the Hoover Linx BH50010 is the best for small homes with short carpets and bare floors. The Linx's 15-minute running time can handle homes up to 1,000 square feet, is powerful enough to suck up a plethora of small items that its peers struggled with in our tests, and it's cheaper than any other worthwhile competition.   Read More >
October 18, 2014
The Best Gear for Small Apartments
Many of us at the Sweethome live or have lived in tiny, 250-500 sq. ft. apartments with babies, pets, and significant others. Together with the small-living-space experts at LifeEdited, we put together a list of the best gear to make small-space living enjoyable.   Read More >
October 17, 2014

* Best Deals: Our runner-up pick for the best snow shovel, the Bigfoot Power Lift, is down to a great low price, $22 (from $32). [Expired]

October 17, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of October 17, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we show you a recipe for making a giant pancake using a rice cooker, a great how-to on enabling two-factor authentication for all your online accounts, and the houseplants you should own to improve indoor air quality (according to NASA).
October 14, 2014

* We've updated both our paring knife and nail clippers guides with long-term testing results.

October 14, 2014
The Best Leaf Blowers Toro Ultra
If your lawn needs more help than a rake can provide, we found the best leaf blower after 50 hours of research and testing eight leading blowers with three pro landscapers. The $70 Toro Ultra Leaf Blower is a corded, electric blower that's as powerful as many gas models at a fraction of the cost, but we also have gas picks for those who need to cover more property.   Read More >
October 13, 2014

* Best Deals: Take 10% off our favorite comforter, favorite bed sheets, and a great pair of furry slippers, at L.L. Bean with code FALL10. [Expired]

October 10, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of October 10, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we share tips on defeating jet lag, how to measure the square footage of your home with a handy iPhone app, and determining how many keystrokes you have left in your hands before you die with Keysleft.
October 7, 2014

* We compared our $10 Private Preserve wine preserver pick to the $300 Coravin system, and while Coravin does keep wine slightly more fresh over a five-day period, Private Preserve is still our choice for most people. [The Best Way to Keep Open Wine Fresh]

October 7, 2014
The Best Shower Caddy OXO Good Grips 3 Tier Shower Caddy
If I were buying a shower caddy to keep my shampoos, soaps, and toiletries tidy and handy while bathing, then I would buy the OXO Good Grips 3 Tier Shower Caddy.   Read More >
October 7, 2014

* Who doesn't use some kind of broom in their house or apartment? Please take our reader survey to help inform our research on the best ones.

October 6, 2014

* We've continued testing our favorite bike pump and budget alternative pick, and both are working just as great as when we picked them six months ago. [The Best Bike Pump]

October 6, 2014
The Best Juicer Tribest Slowstar
After pushing almost 25 pounds of crunchy, leafy, pulpy produce through nine top machines, we found the Tribest Slowstar is the best juicer for home use. It's one of the slowest juicers available, but that's a good thing since you're getting more juice and nutrients with less waste than the competition.   Read More >
October 6, 2014
The Best Electric Kettle Cuisinart CPK-17
We spoke to three tea experts, considered 12 electric kettles, and performed in-depth testing on five in order to conclude the Cuisinart CPK-17 is still the best for most people. It's temperature-variable so you can match water temperature to tea type, and it's made of metal, meaning it will last longer in everyday use. We also have a step-up pick if you need to boil larger volumes of water.   Read More >
October 3, 2014

* Best Deals: Our favorite bike lock, the Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2, is down to $31 with a code (from $43). [BuyDig]

October 3, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of October 3, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, we show you how to open a bottle of wine with a shoe, a great tip for using a + symbol to secure your Gmail account, and how to use murals to make your room seem larger.
October 3, 2014
The Best Leaf Rake Ames True Temper Jackson Kodiak Spring Brace Rake
The Ames True Temper rake is our favorite leaf rake for the second year running, after more than 27 new hours of research and testing with five top rakes with a landscaping crew. The Ames is lighter, its tines are springier, and its handle is sturdier and more firmly attached than the competition’s.   Read More >
October 1, 2014

* We're on the hunt for a deals assistant, creative director, PC & PC accessories writer, social media manager, and more. Check out our jobs page for details.