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Home Office

The Best Space Heaters Lasko 754200 Ceramic Heater with Adjustable Thermostat
After 87 hours of research and testing, we found the Lasko 754200 is the best space heater for smaller rooms, and the DeLonghi EW7507EB best serves larger rooms. The Lasko heated our test spaces faster and cheaper than the competition, and the De’Longhi was near-silent as it provided slow and steady heat, even an hour after turning it off.   Read More >
The Best Small Trash Cans simplehuman 10-Liter Profile Step Can
After a year spent researching 769 small trash cans (and no, that’s not a typo), and running a dozen standouts through a battery of tests, we found the best small trash cans are the simplehuman 10-Liter Profile Step Can for bathrooms, the Brighton Professional for offices, and the simplehuman in-cabinet for kitchens. These bins can fit tight spaces, resist denting and tipping, accept several types of bags, and look better than plastic buckets.   Read More >
The Best Scissors & Kitchen Shears Kai 5210 8-inch Dressmaking Shears
The Kai 5210 8-Inch Dressmaking Shears are the best all-around household scissors because they’re light and they cut with the smoothest snip of any scissors we tested. They handled cardboard, blue jeans, and even picture-hanging wire without issue. For the kitchen, the OXO Good Grips Kitchen and Herb Scissors are the best for most people because their micro-serrated blade grips meat while the other blade cleanly cuts through—something the competition doesn’t do.   Read More >
The Best Office Chair Steelcase Gesture
After a year of testing eight top-rated chairs and talking to four ergonomics experts, we think the Steelcase Gesture is the best office chair for most people. It's comfortable, attractive, and more compact than any other full-featured task chair, so it fits in a wider variety of spaces than its competitors. And because it's more adjustable, it fits a wider variety of people, too.   Read More >
The Best Standing Desks Jarvis Bamboo
After spending hundreds of hours testing 13 desks over the past three years, we’ve concluded that the Ergo Depot Jarvis Bamboo is still the best standing desk for most people. It's as reliable and stable as desks that cost twice as much, and unlike most sub-$1,000 desks, it's sturdy at full height, making it suitable for even very tall people. Plus, it comes with an unmatched seven-year warranty.   Read More >