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July 2017

 
July 31, 2017
The Best Bread Machine West Bend 41410 2.5-pound Hi-Rise Bread Maker
After over 30 hours of researching, testing, and baking 30 loaves of bread, we recommend the West Bend 41410 2.5-pound Hi-Rise Bread Maker.   Read More >
July 28, 2017
The Best Washer-Dryer Combo (But We Don’t Recommend It)
We can’t strongly recommend any washer-dryer combo. They take too long and often break down. But if you must get one, then the LG WM3488HW is your safest bet.   Read More >
July 28, 2017
The Best Freezer Frigidaire FFFH20F2QW
After more than 40 hours of research, including interviews with two butchers, an engineer, and a bunch of hunters, we think the Frigidaire FFFH20F2QW is the best freezer for most people.   Read More >
July 28, 2017
July 27, 2017
The Best Platform Bed Frames Under $300 Zinus Quick Snap 14 Inch Platform Bed Frame
After 100 hours researching hundreds of frames and testing six, we recommend the Zinus Quick Snap 14 Inch Platform Bed Frame for foam and spring mattresses.   Read More >
July 26, 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.   Read More >
July 21, 2017
July 17, 2017
The Best Ice Cream Maker Whynter ICM-15LS
After 95 hours of research, and tests of 16 models, we think the Whynter ICM-15LS is the best ice cream maker for most homes.   Read More >
July 14, 2017
The Best Compact Washer and Dryer Bosch 300 Series WAT28400UC
After 25 hours of research into 22 compact washers and 24 dryers, we think the best bet is probably the Bosch 300 Series WAT28400UC washer and WTG86400UC dryer.   Read More >
July 14, 2017
July 13, 2017
The Best Food Processor Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor
After spending 50 hours researching food processors, we think the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor is still the best choice for most home cooks.   Read More >
July 11, 2017
So You Got a Sous Vide Machine—Now What?
Our top pick for sous vide circulator, the Anova Precision Cooker Wi-Fi, dropped to $130 on Prime Day, and other great models can be had for as little as $100.
July 7, 2017
July 6, 2017
The Best Air Fryer (But We Don’t Recommend It)
After more than 35 hours researching and testing air fryers, we don’t recommend them for most people. If you’re determined to get one, the Philips HD9641/96 Airfryer was the best of those we tested.   Read More >
July 5, 2017
The Best Door Lock Schlage B60N
After 40 hours of research and interviews with locksmiths and security experts, the Schlage B60N deadbolt is the best door lock for most homes—it’s tough, secure, widely available, and universally recommended.   Read More >

June 2017

 
June 30, 2017
June 28, 2017
The Best Sunscreen Coppertone Ultraguard Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70
We’ve tried out 28 sunscreens with various panels of testers, including at the beach. Coppertone Ultraguard Sunscreen Lotion SPF 70 is our favorite for its UVA/UVB protection and because it’s fragrance-free.   Read More >
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 Organizer (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 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 >