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January 2015

 
January 27, 2015

* We found two third-party apps (one Android, one iOS) worth trying out with our favorite sous vide cooker. [Best Sous Vide Gear]

* Makeup users: help us find the best eyeliner by filling out our survey.

* We've researched reports of small, black flecks appearing in our Vitamix blender pick for some owners. In short, we find the the problem annoying, but not harmful. See our guide for info on how to get a replacement jar. [Best Blender]

January 27, 2015
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 >
January 27, 2015

* Over at the Wirecutter, after almost three months of research and more than six weeks of personal and panel testing, we think the $300 Bowflex SelectTech 552s are the best dumbbells for most people. The Bowflex are great for building muscle, but they stood out from the others because they are versatile enough to use in cardio workouts and circuit training.

January 26, 2015

* After using the Black & Decker BDH2020FLFH 20 V MAX Flex Vac every week for more than eight months, we've updated our guide with long-term testing results. [Best Portable Vacuum]

January 23, 2015

* We tested the iOS app for the Anova Precision Cooker and updated the guide with our initial impressions. [Best Sous Vide Gear]

* Best Deals: Save $10 when you spend $50 on our runner-up pick for best towels, the Fieldcrest Towels, with the promo code HOME. [Target]

January 23, 2015
Inner Vision for the weekend of January 23, 2015
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, get your sweat on while watching TV with the commercial break workout, conquer fear by making a game of it, and read 52 books recommended by some of the world’s leading thinkers.
January 23, 2015
The Best Snow Shovel True Temper 18-inch Ergonomic Mountain Mover
After a fresh look at the competition and testing four new shovels (on top of the 14 we tested last year), we still recommend the Ames True Temper Ergonomic Mountain Mover with the added Stout Backsaver handle for most people because it has the best mix of size and features. It allows your back to stay straighter while shovelling and thus reduces strain. Plus, it’s durable — ours has lasted 6 years — and lightweight.    Read More >
January 22, 2015
The Best Slow Cooker Hamilton Beach Programmable Set ’n Forget (6-Quart)
The Hamilton Beach Set ’n Forget is not the fanciest of the slow cookers, but we think it is the best because it offers a great combination of intuitive interface, locking lid, and solid performance for $60. It’s also the only slow cooker that comes with a built-in heat probe to monitor temperature. We’ve been using ours for a year and we still think it’s great.   Read More >
January 21, 2015
The Best Laundry Detergent Tide Plus Bleach Alternative
After 150 hours of research and testing 20 different detergents on 252 stain swatches and 136 pounds of laundry with a chemist, our new favorite is Tide Plus Bleach Alternative HE Liquid. In our tests, it was the best at removing a wide variety of stains in both cold and warm water. It's particularly great at removing chocolate, grass, lipstick, oil, tomato, and red wine. At $0.36 per load, it’s fairly affordable, falling about mid-range among the detergents we tested.   Read More >
January 19, 2015
The Best Instant-Read Thermometer for the Home Cook ThermoWorks ThermoPop
We spent more than two dozen hours researching and testing instant-read thermometers (both this year and last) to find the ThermoWorks ThermoPop is the best option for most home kitchens. It works in temperatures ranges that are higher than our pick from last year, and its battery is easier to replace than most other thermometers. It’s the fastest, most versatile, and convenient instant-read thermometer you can get for less than $95.    Read More >
January 16, 2015
Inner Vision for the weekend of January 16, 2015
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, use expiration dates to get rid of box clutter, load your dishwasher the right way, and try a simple breathing exercise to help reduce stress.
January 16, 2015
The Best Humidifier Honeywell HCM-350
A former NOAA scientist tested eight top-ranked humidifiers and found that the Honeywell HCM-350 is the best humidifier for most people. It’s the easiest to fill and clean (the two things you'll do most with it), and unlike almost every other humidifier, any part that touches water is free from electronic components, so it’s dishwasher safe. Plus, it’s the only humidifier made from a single piece of plastic, meaning leaks are much less likely.    Read More >
January 14, 2015

* Best Deals: Our favorite budget humidifier, the SPT SU-4010 Ultrasonic Dual-Mist Humidifier, is down to its lowest price, $65 (from $78). [Amazon]

January 14, 2015
The Best Ice Scraper Hopkins 14039 Sub Zero Extendable 50" Crossover Snow Broom
We spent 24 hours on research and clearing ice-covered vehicles in single-digit temperatures to find the $20 Hopkins Crossover Snow Broom is still the best ice scraper. In our tests, it was the fastest at clearing frozen windows because of its tough scraping surface and deep ice-scoring teeth.    Read More >
January 13, 2015

* Best Deals: Our budget pick for the best slow cooker, the Crock-Pot 4-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker, is down to a great low price, $20 (from $28). [Amazon]

January 12, 2015

* Best Deals: Our favorite coffee maker, the Bonavita 1900TS, is down to its lowest price, $152 with code RESOLVE15 (from $190). [Sur La Table]

January 10, 2015
The Best Sous Vide Gear Anova Precision
After some additional testing for 2014, the Anova Precision Cooker is our new favorite. It’s made by a lab equipment manufacturer with a great reputation and only costs $180, though it provides temperature precision on par with machines way above it’s price bracket. A unique attaching mechanism allows it to work with almost any size and shape of container too.    Read More >
January 9, 2015
Inner Vision for the weekend of January 9, 2015
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, learn why being frugal isn’t always your best bet, what to look for when buying a used DSLR, and how to deal with unwanted gifts.
January 8, 2015
The Best Dutch Oven Lodge 6-Quart Dutch Oven
We spent an additional 50 hours investigating and testing six top-rated dutch ovens to find the best for most home kitchens. The $75 6-quart Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven is great for braises, stews, and even baked no-knead bread. Its balance of practical design, price and features made it the best among the competition.   Read More >
January 7, 2015
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 >
January 6, 2015

* We updated our robot vacuums guide with two new models coming to the US this year from Samsung and Ecovacs Robotics, and our thermostat guide with news of more appliance makers that plan to integrate their smart locks, washing machines, and dishwashers with Nest. [Best Robot Vac, Best Smart Thermostat]

January 6, 2015
The Best Slippers Haflinger AT
After 40 hours of research and walking around in 14 different slippers, we’d recommend the $90 Haflinger AT to keep your feet warm and sweat-free. Not only are they more comfortable, warm, and supportive than competitors, but they actually get better and better the more you wear them in.    Read More >

December 2014

 
December 26, 2014
Inner Vision for the weekend of December 26, 2014
In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision: A small tip to help you exit the airport faster, some great aerial wallpaper photos for your smartphone, and the reason reading a book might be better for your sleep habits than a tablet.
December 23, 2014

* After a year of using the KitchenAid Artisan to make cookies, cakes, and even grind meat, we still think it’s the best stand mixer for home use. [Best Stand Mixer]

December 23, 2014
The Best Coffeemaker (So Far) Bonavita 1900TS
The $190 Bonavita 1900TS made better coffee than the other machines, according to our 10-person tasting panel. The 1900TS tasted great enough to compare favorably to the taste of handmade pour-over coffee. Plus, it’s super easy to use and produces a reliably tasty cup every time.   Read More >
December 22, 2014
The Best Chocolate Bar (for Gifting or Eating) Hachez Cocoa D' Arriba Chocolate Bar
We tested nine new chocolate bars against last year’s winners and spoke to chocolatiers, retailers, and a 15-year chocolate veteran to find the best. Our new favorite for eating (and gift-giving) is the Hachez Coca D’Arriba 77%. It stands out because of its near perfect balance of fruit notes and bitterness, making for a deep chocolate flavor.    Read More >
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 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

* We're researching the best washers and dryers. Please help us by taking this survey.

* 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 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 >