After three years of researching and testing Dutch ovens, we have found that the 6-quart Lodge Color Enamel Dutch Oven remains the best option for most people. It sears, braises, steams, and caramelizes food on par with competitors that cost four times as much, and it features great handles, convenient dimensions, and a durable design.
After more than 30 hours researching dozens of tea steepers, and drinking tea made in 15 infusers, teapots, and travel mugs over the past two years, we found that the Finum Brewing Basket is the best option. The fine mesh of this plastic in-cup steeping basket allows more water flow and keeps tea particles from escaping into the cup better than the competition. Plus, it’s one of the only models that fit both mugs and pots, and it’s among the easiest to clean.
September 2, 2015
* There's a new version of the Nest, our favorite smart thermostat. The Nest 3.0 isn't much different from our current pick, but adds a larger, brighter display, and a slightly thinner profile. The price remains $249. We'll bring it in for testing, but we're fairly certain the Nest 3.0 will be our new pick. [Best Smart Thermostat]