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After running more than 30 cleaning cycles over two months with four top-rated robot vacuums, we've determined that the iRobot Roomba 650 is the best bot for most people. It cleans up more debris than other bots because it gets stuck less and covers more ground. It's also quieter and more affordable than the competition, and it has the best user reviews of any robot vacuum.
After 20 hours of research and testing, we think using Private Preserve is the best way to keep opened wine fresh. In our tests it beat out seven other wine-preserving methods and proved to be the best at maintaining the wine’s flavor after five days. It was also the only tool we tried that was better than recorking and refrigerating a half-full bottle of wine, and it doesn't cost hundreds of dollars.
After spending 60 hours on research and testing 18 shovels during three winters, we think the True Temper 18-inch Ergonomic Mountain Mover with the added Trentco ProHandle is the best option. It has the best mix of size, ergonomics, and durability, and it’s the only shovel in our test group that allows your back stay to straight while shoveling, thus reducing back strain.
After putting in 41 hours of research over the past two years and brewing hundreds of cups of coffee in 12 machines, we found that the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker is the best for most people. The OXO makes better-tasting coffee than other drip coffee makers, and it’s much easier to use than other high-end coffee makers we’ve tested.
After testing five top-rated kettlebells for seven weeks, we found that the best kettlebell for home fitness is the Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Cast Iron Bell. It’s the most comfortable kettlebell we’ve tested, with a wider handle that makes it easier to grip with two hands, and a super-smooth finish that’s less likely to injure your skin over time.
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