Starting with 100 cheap vacuum models, we whittled the list down to three and put them through their paces. The Shark Navigator Lift-Away NV352 ($150) is a bagless upright vacuum capable of cleaning carpets, bare floors, furniture, and more. It works 85% as well as a high-end vacuum for 40% of the price, which is what we like in a cheap vacuum.
March 4, 2014
* We found a great alternative electric toothbrush pick, the Oral-B Deep Sweep Triaction 1000, for those who like the plaque-removal ability of an electric, but want something that feels more like a manual toothbrush.
March 3, 2014
* We know it's hard for most of you to even think about needing a cooler right now. But for those planning ahead/dreaming of spring, check out our updated hard coolers guide with new runner-up pick, the Igloo MaxCold Ultra 70.
A carpenter with 10 years of construction experience sliced up and broke down 50 cardboard boxes with 20 different utility knives to find the best. The Milwaukee Fastback II can be quickly closed and opened with one hand, has a comfy grip, and changes blades easier than most.
Really nice meat deserves really nice knives like the Victorinox Rosewood Straight Edge knife set. We interviewed chefs and knife experts, tested 10 different sets in our own kitchen, and cut 128 ounces of meat at a Mexican-themed brunch to find the best. Since they're also gorgeous, you can use them with a formal table setting, but any ol' weeknight will work too.