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June 2016

 
June 30, 2016
Ask Sweethome: Will an Electric Sharpener Ruin Your Expensive Chef’s Knife?
Each week our editors will answer your most pressing questions. Although we try to cover as much as we can in our reviews and guides, if you’re looking for further advice please write to us at notes@thesweethome.com, and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. Should I use an electric sharpener […]
June 29, 2016
The Best Spatulas Victorinox Chef's Slotted Fish Turner
We spent over 40 hours researching and testing six different types of spatulas—including fish, plastic, silicone, metal, wood, and offset spatulas—to discover the best in each category.   Read More >
June 28, 2016
How to Anchor Furniture to a Wall
Anti-tip hardware for furniture is a critical safety measure in homes with young children, as a recent recall of IKEA Malm dressers unfortunately reminds us.   Read More >
June 28, 2016

* Due to popular demand, we’ve added a pick for an induction range to The Best Electric and Gas Ranges. If you’re willing to pay for the performance, safety, and efficiency advantages, we think the Electrolux EI30IF40LS is the best value thanks to a versatile cooktop, a huge oven, and a relatively reasonable price. [The Best Electric and Gas Ranges]

June 28, 2016
The Best Electric and Gas Ranges Samsung NE59J7630SS
After 35 hours of research, we think the Samsung NE59J7630SS (electric) and Frigidaire FGGF3058RF (gas) have the features, versatility, and durability most people need.   Read More >
June 28, 2016
How to Anchor Furniture to a Wall
As IKEA’s recent recall of 29 million Malm and other chests and drawers shows, securing large pieces of furniture against tipping is a must in any home (especially one with small children). This grisly video from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission demonstrates how the results of a tipped piece of furniture can be catastrophic. The […]
June 27, 2016
The Best Linen Sheets West Elm Belgian Flax Linen Sheet Set
After considering a dozen linen sheet sets and testing four, we think West Elm’s Belgian Flax Linen Sheets offer the best value. They feel luxurious to sleep in, they’re softer and cheaper than other sets, and they receive fewer complaints about wearing thin.   Read More >
June 24, 2016
The Best String Trimmers Ego ST1502-F Power+ 15" String Trimmer
After testing seven string trimmers (aka weed whackers) on 12,598 square feet of field, the Ego ST1502-F Power+ 15" String Trimmer is our choice—a long-running cordless tool as powerful and affordable as a gas model but with less noise and hassle.   Read More >
June 24, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of June 24, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision we share the fine art of positioning audio speakers for tonal balance, spotlight the austere lifestyle of Japanese minimalists, and show how to make matcha ice cream with just three ingredients and a whisk.

June 23, 2016
The Best Window Fans Pelonis 9-Inch Twin Window Fan
We researched 16 window fans and tested the five most promising contenders. The Pelonis 9” Twin Window Fan from Home Depot is our pick because it offers the best combination of value, power, and features.   Read More >
June 21, 2016
The Best Commuter Bike Lights Light & Motion Urban 350
We’ve tested 54 commuter lights in the last four years and think the Light & Motion Urban 350 is currently the best way to see and be seen in traffic, without spending a fortune. Our favorite taillight is the Cygolite Hotshot 50, due to its long battery life and attention-getting flash.   Read More >
June 20, 2016
The Best Microwave GE JES1656SRSS
After 75 hours of research, two hands-on trials, and years of ownership, we’ve come to a conclusion: We love GE microwaves—like our new pick, the small, sub-$200, high-performing JES1656SRSS.   Read More >
June 20, 2016
The Best Gear for Small Apartments
We’ve spent more than 100 hours researching and testing the best small apartment furnishings and accessories to optimize your small home.   Read More >
June 20, 2016
The Best Adjustable Dumbbells Bowflex SelectTech 552
After almost three months of research and more than six weeks of personal and panel testing, we think the Bowflex SelectTech 552s are the best adjustable dumbbells for most people. They 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.   Read More >
June 17, 2016
The Best Cheap Coffee Maker Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker (46201)
After considering 17 coffee makers and testing six top candidates, we think that the Hamilton Beach 12-Cup Coffee Maker is the best cheap coffee maker. The only machine that made better-tasting coffee costs five times as much.   Read More >
June 17, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of June 17, 2016
June 16, 2016
The Best Hard Cooler Coleman 70 Qt. Xtreme Marine Cooler
After another five hours of research, we’ve tracked down a cheaper Marine version of our top pick for hard coolers, and we think it’s the best deal we’ve seen for a cooler this summer.   Read More >
June 10, 2016
The Best Duvet Cover Brooklinen Classic Duvet Cover
After spending 60 hours on research and testing, we think Brooklinen’s Classic Duvet Cover is the most comfortable to sleep under. It is super soft, crisp, and breathable (like good hotel bedding), durably stitched, and comes at a great price for the quality.   Read More >
June 10, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of June 10, 2016
June 8, 2016
For Product Reviews, Tests Aren’t Everything
Lab tests are valuable, but they don’t tell you everything you need to know about a product.
June 6, 2016
The Best Ladders Gorilla GLF-5X Fiberglass Hybrid Ladder
After 30 hours of research comparing more than 35 ladders, we recommend the 5.5-foot Gorilla GLF-5X Fiberglass Hybrid Ladder for common indoor/outdoor tasks and the Werner D6228-2 28 ft Type IA Fiberglass D-Rung Extension Ladder for getting even higher.   Read More >
June 6, 2016
The Ceiling Fan I Always Get Westinghouse Comet 52-Inch Five-Blade
Senior editor Harry Sawyers says there’s no one Best Ceiling Fan out there, but in four different installations, Westinghouse Comet 52-Inch Five-Blade has always worked perfectly for him—a silent, inexpensive, subtle model that blows plenty of air.   Read More >
June 6, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best food processor, the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup, is down to $159 (from $198) [Amazon]

June 3, 2016
The Best Beach Umbrellas, Chairs, and Accessories for Enjoying the Sun and Surf
Our team of ocean-loving gear testers have spent dozens of hours over the past three summers finding the best umbrellas, chairs, and accessories for a comfortable, relaxing day at the beach. Whether it’s sunscreen, sun shades, or flip-flops, we’ve got you covered.   Read More >
June 3, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of June 3, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision we’ll help you optimize your Netflix queue for quicker decision making, share our favorite summertime backyard party grill recipe, and show you how to sharpen a knife using an unexpected surface.

June 2, 2016

* Best Deals: Our upgrade pick for the best drill, the Bosch DDS181-02 18-Volt, is available for $125 (from $155) [Amazon]

June 1, 2016
The Best GPS Running Watch Garmin Forerunner 230
Out of 20 GPS running watches tested, the Garmin Forerunner 230 feels best, shows the most relevant stats, and provides the smartest training plans.   Read More >
June 1, 2016
Blue Shift: How the Panic Over BPA Accomplished Nothing
“BPA-free” products still have BPA-like materials in them that pose similar health risks. Was the freakout worth it?

May 2016

 
May 27, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of May 27

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, track the forecast for the season’s best sunsets wherever you live, discover why you may be able to make ice cubes more quickly using hot water, and learn how a dollar bill can help you find the best fit for a wristwatch.

May 26, 2016
Ask Sweethome: Disturbing Refrigerator Reviews and a Lighter Hybrid Bike
This month’s questions: Terrible Amazon reviews for one of our picks, and a search for a lighter hybrid bike.
May 25, 2016
Blue Shift: DEET Is Actually Quite Safe—Really
If you’re worried about the Zika virus (and the CDC says there’s reason to be), you should use DEET. Experts say the danger of Zika to an unborn baby is higher than any potential danger from DEET.
May 25, 2016
The Best Bug Repellent Cutter Backwoods Dry
After putting in more than 25 hours of research, reading ginormous stacks of scientific papers on safety and efficacy, and coating ourselves with 10 bug repellents, we think that Cutter Backwoods Dry with 25 percent DEET is the one you should get.   Read More >
May 24, 2016
The Best Eyelash Curler Shiseido Eyelash Curler
We tested nine eyelash curlers, and the Shiseido Eyelash Curler remains the best one for most people. Our diverse test panel found that it created smooth curls without crimping lashes or pinching skin.   Read More >
May 24, 2016
The Best Serrated Bread Knife Victorinox Fibrox Pro 10.25-inch Serrated Curved Bread Knife
We spent over 15 hours researching and testing serrated knives, and the well-made, versatile Victorinox Fibrox Pro 10.25-Inch Serrated Curved Bread Knife beat knives that cost three times as much.   Read More >
May 24, 2016
The Best Knife-Sharpening Tool Chef’sChoice ProntoPro 4643
After 15 hours of research and testing, and several adult lifetimes of kitchen experience, we recommend the manual Chef’sChoice ProntoPro 4643 knife sharpener. Tomatoes (and everything else) don’t stand a chance.   Read More >
May 23, 2016

* Best Deals: Our runner-up pick for the best reel mower, the Fiskars Staysharp Max Reel Mower, 18-Inch, is down to $143 (from $185) [Amazon]

May 20, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best hex wrenches, the TEKTON 25282 26-piece Long Arm Ball Hex Key Wrench Set, are down to $11 (from $16) [Amazon]

Inner Vision for the Weekend of May 20, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, learn how to make a healthier and lower-calorie version of table sugar imparted with the taste of caramel, organize your tab collection by site and time visited with a browser extension, and be amazed at how easy it is to determine if a gas grill’s propane tank is in need of replacement.

May 18, 2016

* Best Deals: Our runner-up pick in our best bathroom scale guide, the Taylor Glass Digital CalMax Electronic Scale, is down to $18 (from $28) [Amazon]

May 18, 2016
Blue Shift: Why Dishwasher Rinse Aid Makes Dishes Cleaner and Drier
Take a look in your dishwasher. You should see a little compartment for the detergent—and next to that, another little compartment. The second one is for the rinse aid, liquid stuff made up of surfactants and salts and acids. It’s designed to help your dishwasher work better, to give you cleaner and drier dishes that are all sparkly […]
May 17, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best combo desk and room fan in our best fan article, the Dyson AM06, is down to $200 (from $270) [Dyson through Ebay]

May 17, 2016
The Best Portable Induction Cooktop Duxtop 8100MC Induction Cooktop
After putting in more than 40 hours on research and testing, we’re confident that the Duxtop 8100MC Induction Cooktop is the best for most people. It’s a reasonably priced induction burner that offers up a solid performance and an easy-to-use interface.   Read More >
May 13, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of May 13, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, learn how to erase scratches marring furniture or floors using a heart-healthy snack, watch how the best in hospitality make a 4-stars bed, and rediscover your inner child’s fearlessness to adapt new skills more effectively.

May 12, 2016
The Best Food Storage Containers Glasslock 18-Piece Container Set
After three years of long-term testing, we still think the sturdy and leakproof Glasslock 18-Piece containers are the best for storing your leftovers.   Read More >
May 10, 2016
The Best Skillet All-Clad Stainless Steel 12-Inch Covered Fry Pan
After over 50 collective hours on research and testing, and three years of long-term testing, we still think the All-Clad Stainless Steel 12-Inch Covered Fry Pan is the best skillet for the money.   Read More >
May 10, 2016
The Best Portable Dishwasher Danby DDW1801MWP
The best portable dishwasher is the Danby DDW1899WP-1. It costs less and cleans more reliably than other wheeled stowable dishwashers that hook up to a faucet.   Read More >
May 6, 2016
The Best Espresso Machine, Grinder, and Accessories for Beginners Breville BES840XL the Infuser Espresso Machine
After spending more than 60 hours to research and test five top-rated espresso machines, four grinders, and a dozen accessories, we’ve put together the best espresso setup under $1,000.   Read More >
May 6, 2016
The Best Spiralizer OXO Good Grips Spiralizer
We spent over 20 hours spiralizing several pounds of vegetables after consulting with multiple culinary professionals and chefs; we think the OXO Good Grips Spiralizer is best for most people.   Read More >
May 6, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of May 6, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, learn how to pronounce “hugelkultur” and discover what it means, elevate your avocado-cutting skills to another level, and find out which international airlines offer the best economy-class experience when traveling abroad.

May 5, 2016

* Best Deals: The runner-up pick in our guide on the best ice cream maker, the Breville Smart Scoop, is down to $339 (from $400). [Amazon]

May 4, 2016
Why Startup Mattresses Cost Less
The mattress industry is dominated by four brands that control 77 percent of what’s sold. Here’s how Big Mattress tries to confuse buyers, and how companies such as Casper, Leesa, and Tuft & Needle may be changing the game.
May 2, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best garden hose, the Craftsman Premium Rubber Hose, is down to $18 w/ in-store pickup (from $30) [Sears]

April 2016

 
April 30, 2016
Ask Sweethome: Dutch-Oven Fears and Gear for the Zombiepocalypse
Each month our editors will answer your most pressing questions. Although we try to cover as much as we can in our reviews and guides, if you’re looking for further advice please write to us at notes@thesweethome.com, and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction. Dutch oven fears Q: I just bought […]
April 29, 2016
Our Guide to the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and SE iPhone 7 128 GB
We compared Apple’s latest with the iPhone 6 and 6s and SE, and the iPhone 7 with 128 GB of storage is the best device for those who want a great iOS phone.   Read More >
April 29, 2016
The Best Wireless TV Headphones Power Acoustik Farenheit HP-902 RFT
After testing 14 pairs of wireless home theater headphones over two years, we found that the Power Acoustik Farenheit HP-902 RFT is the best option.   Read More >
April 29, 2016
The Best Photo Scanning Service Memories Renewed
After 80 hours of research and testing, we found that Memories Renewed, an online scanning service based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the best place for most people to get their photos and film scanned. They consistently delivered great-looking digital files, offering the best combination of price, quality, and turnaround time of any service we tested.   Read More >
April 29, 2016
The Best Ebook Reader Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
We tested every currently available ebook reader, and the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is our pick thanks to a great screen and Amazon’s huge library.    Read More >
April 29, 2016
The Best Bluetooth Tracker Tile Mate
The Tile Mate is the best Bluetooth tracker for finding your stuff thanks to solid range, a loud alarm, a big crowd-finding service, and an easy-to-use app.   Read More >
April 29, 2016
The Best Android Phones Google Pixel and Pixel XL
After testing the latest models, we think the Google Pixel is the best Android phone for most people, though the Samsung Galaxy S8 is great too.   Read More >
April 29, 2016
The Best Bed Pillows Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow
After putting in hundreds of hours of testing, we think the Xtreme Comforts Shredded Memory Foam Pillow offers the best balance of comfort and price for most sleepers.   Read More >
April 29, 2016

* Best Deals: Our fat separator pick in our Thanksgiving guide, the OXO Good Grips 4-Cup Fat Separator, is down to $11 (from $15) [Amazon]

* Best Deals: The nicer serving bowl pick in the best salad spinner guide, the OXO Steel Salad Spinner, is down to $37 (from $50) [Amazon]

Inner Vision for the Weekend of April 29, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, discover an easy technique for propagating succulents at home, watch the pleasing process of ink manufacturing, admire a postcard-perfect surf shack constructed in just 5 weeks, and learn how to throw together an Instagram-friendly summer citrus salad.

April 28, 2016

* Best Deals: Our larger homes pick for the best smart thermostat, the ecobee3, is down to $162 (from $250) [Amazon]

April 26, 2016
The Best Toilet Paper Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care
We tested 40 varieties of toilet paper over four months, and our test panel liked the feel, strength, and cleaning power of Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care the best.   Read More >
April 25, 2016
The Best Lotions for Most People Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
After 20 hours of research and testing 10 popular drugstore brands, our new pick is Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Simple ingredients like dimethicone, petrolatum, and glycerin help seal in moisture. Our test panel found it the easiest to smooth on, with a neutral scent.    Read More >
April 22, 2016
The Best Dinnerware Set The Fitz and Floyd Nevaeh Dinnerware Collection
After studying over 60 dinnerware sets and testing seven, we recommend the Fitz and Floyd Nevaeh Dinnerware Collection. These dishes can handle everyday breakfasts and are still beautiful enough for fancy dinners.   Read More >
April 22, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of April 22, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, learn how traveling alone can challenge us to be more courageous and present in the moment, how to awaken yourself from sensory-motor amnesia, and where to peruse 67,000 maps and cartographic images online.

April 21, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best pie plate, the Baker's Advantage Ceramic Deep Pie Dish, is down to $12 (from $17) [Amazon]

April 20, 2016
The Best Picnic Basket Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Insulated Picnic Basket with Cutlery Set
It’s picnic time! We tried seven baskets and the Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Insulated Picnic Basket was the sturdiest, most attractive, and easiest to store.   Read More >
April 20, 2016
The Best Picnic Blanket Nemo Victory Blanket
After lounging on seven top-rated picnic blankets, we found the Nemo Victory Blanket offers the best combination of comfort, durability, and easy cleaning.   Read More >
April 20, 2016
Great Gear for Picnics and Grilling
We spent over 85 hours researching and testing—and selected our favorite tools and gadgets from past guides—to bring you the best gear for picnics and cookouts.   Read More >
April 20, 2016
Blue Shift: Why You Don’t Need to Worry About Your Foam Mattress Off-Gassing
Mmmmm, foam. It’s so tasty on the top of a latte. And so comfy in a mattress. All these new ordered-online, shipped-to-your-house mattresses are made of some kind of foam. They have to be, so they fit into that smallish box they’re shipped in. Just like almost every other substance on the planet, polyurethane foam […]
April 15, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best space heater, the Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater, is down to $20 (from $25) [Amazon]

Inner Vision for the Weekend of April 15, 2016
April 14, 2016
The Best Portable Solar Battery Charger Anker PowerPort Solar Lite
The 15W Anker PowerPort Solar Lite is our new pick for the best portable solar charger. Compact and lightweight it is as efficient in most cases as our heavier and bulkier previous recommendation.   Read More >
April 14, 2016
The Best Plug-in Hybrid 2016 Chevrolet Volt
After three months of research and lots of electrified miles of driving, we’ve found that the 2016 Chevrolet Volt is the best plug-in hybrid for most people. It offers a total of 53 miles of all-electric range, seating for five, and a better interior than the competition, and it’s very fuel efficient when running on gas. Plus, it’s the least expensive plug-in hybrid available.   Read More >
April 14, 2016
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 14, 2016
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 14, 2016

* Best Deals: The smaller hands pick in our guide on the best garden pruners, the Felco F-6, is down to $40 (from $46). [Amazon]

April 14, 2016
The Best Foam Mattresses You Can Buy Online Leesa
We researched 15 of the top online mattress companies, interviewed experts on sleeping and mattress design, spent over 40 hours researching foam mattresses, and slept on six models. We recommend the Leesa as a mattress that will work well for most people who sleep on their side or stomach.   Read More >
April 13, 2016
The Best Multi-Tool for Most Cyclists Topeak Mini 9
Whatever you ride—a road or mountain bike, fixie, or commuter—don’t walk home if you break down: Get the Topeak Mini 9, the best multi-tool for most cyclists. We tested 13 mini tools, and the light, durable, inexpensive Topeak has the best range of tools in a usable package. But we have more picks for those with specific riding needs, from hard-core singletrack to fixed-gear street riding.   Read More >
April 13, 2016
The Best Interior Paint Benjamin Moore Regal Select
After more than 30 hours of research, interrogating eight professional house painters, and painting two rooms ourselves, we enthusiastically recommend Benjamin Moore Regal Select.   Read More >
April 13, 2016
The Best Home Security System LiveWatch Total Home + Video
We tested six DIY home security systems for a month, and our pick is the simple to install, easy to use LiveWatch Plug&Protect IQ with Total Home + Video plan. It’s the most practical solution for protecting your home, and combines smart security features with basic home-automation tools most people will like.   Read More >
April 13, 2016
The Best Slippers for Women and Men Haflinger AS
We put 14 new pairs of men’s and women’s slippers through their paces and found the Haflinger AS and AT the coziest for winter and summer use.   Read More >
April 12, 2016
The Best Hangers Proman Kascade Hanger
Treat your clothes right. After seven months of testing dozens of hangers, we found that the Proman Kascade Hanger beat out the competition thanks to its smooth, solid construction and versatility.   Read More >
April 11, 2016
The Best Cake Pans USA Pan Aluminized Steel 9x2 Inch Round Layer Cake Pan
We spent more than 30 hours researching and testing cake pans, and the essential shapes from USA Pan—in round, rectangle/square, and loaf varieties—came out on top time and time again.   Read More >
April 11, 2016
The Best Bundt Pan Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Original 10- to 15-Cup Bundt Pan
After testing four different bundt pans, we think the Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Original 10- to 15-Cup Bundt Pan is the best for most people. It’s thick and sturdy but not too heavy, and it has a nonstick coating that allows cakes to come out cleanly even from tight crevices.    Read More >
April 11, 2016
The Best Springform Pan Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Springform Pan
After researching and testing six springform pans over 12 hours and baking cheesecakes head to head, we’re recommending the sturdy Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 9-Inch Springform Pan, which beat out a pan that cost three times as much.   Read More >
April 11, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best spatula, the Mercer Hell’s Handle Fish Spatula, is down to $12 (from $17) [Amazon]

April 8, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of April 8, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, learn how to make a cup of coffee like a world champion (or three), improve your interior air quality without plugging anything in, and peek inside the homes of the “world’s most interesting people."

April 7, 2016
The Best Water Filter Pitcher Pur Classic 11-Cup
We tested seven models for water taste and filtration performance, and Pur’s Classic 11-Cup pitcher is head and shoulders above the rest—even the ubiquitous Brita.   Read More >
April 6, 2016
The Best Refrigerator Whirlpool WRF535SMBM
After 65 hours of research, we think the Whirlpool WRF535SMBM is probably the best fridge for you. It’s one of the most affordable and reliable 36-inch French door models, which is the most popular size and style today.   Read More >
April 6, 2016
The Best Pepper Mill Peugeot Paris u’Select Pepper Mill
After spending more than 60 hours of research over the past three years and testing 18 different pepper mills, we’re confident that the Peugeot Paris U’Select is the best for most people. While the Peugeot is more expensive than its competition, a great pepper mill is a buy-it-for-life kind of item.   Read More >
April 6, 2016
Blue Shift: Will My Microwave Popcorn Bag Kill Me?
When a source of light moves toward you, its waves are compressed and pushed to a higher energy. We can’t always see this blue shift, but it’s there. In the space of Internet science, there’s a lot of bad information floating around. In this biweekly column, Leigh Krietsch Boerner, chemistry PhD and science editor of […]
April 4, 2016

* Best Deals: Our pick for the best food processor, the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup, is down to $179 (from $200). [Amazon]

April 1, 2016
The Best Wire Cutter Channellock E337CB Diagonal Cutting Plier
It took hundreds of cuts and years of reader requests for us to finally post the best wire cutter: The Channellock E337CB is a truly superior snipper.   Read More >
April 1, 2016
Inner Vision for the Weekend of April 1, 2016

* In this weekend’s edition of Inner Vision, the best time to purchase a laptop, how to navigate challenging conversations mindfully, and a look inside a trio of secret forest cabins that exemplify small-space living.