Many new owners of portable air conditioners are surprised to see the large exhaust vent hose included in the box, since they’re often missing from photos of the air conditioner unit in advertising. Whether you’re shopping for a portable air conditioner or setting one up for the fifth summer in a row like we are, […]
We bought and tested lamps to find the best reading lamp for desks, reading in bed, and larger floor lamps for use with larger chairs too.
We tested eight of the most highly rated car phone mounts in five different styles to determine which was the best car phone mount for holding a phone securely and was also the safest to use while driving.
It’s almost unfair how much tea dominates the market in terms of popularity, revenue, growth, and emerging new specialty categories. But given it’s been around since 2700BC, it’s not surprising how much tea’s popularity has spread around the globe, and how much it has become part of people’s daily lives and spending. We dove deep […]
For months we tested six products, tripping alarms and checking countless notifications, to find the best outdoor security camera system to be the Nest - Cam Outdoor.
We spent weeks testing the top car vacuums in the grimiest cars to figure out which cleans the best. Ultimately, the Black and Decker - Pivot did the best job of getting our vehicles clean.
We spent over 30 hours researching, testing and cleaning 11 trash cans and testing with 150+ trash bags to discover the simplehuman – CW2024 to be the best kitchen trash can overall.
We spent an entire summer prepping lunches and transporting nine coolers to parks, beaches and other destinations. The Orca kept ice the longest, and it's our top pick.
We cooked over 100 bacon strips to find the best microwave bacon cooker. Presto's Power Crisp made perfect crispy and chewy slices.
We tested five top food processors by chopping and slicing 30 lb of veggies and grinding 10 lb of nuts and cheese, to find the best food processor overall.
We gathered a wealth of knowledge, science and technique into our 36 hours of research and testing six machines to determine a Zojirushi product was the best bread machine.
We rigorously tested six popular slow cookers, and after cooking 20 pounds of beef chuck roast and pots full of pinto beans, we found the best slow cooker to be one from Cuisinart. It handily out-performed the others, and its browning function made a substantial difference!
To flag a winner for best immersion blender, we logged over 50 hours researching products and conducting puréed soup and smoothie tests. Featuring a unique open-cage design, the Bamix - Pro-1 M150 powered to the front.
With the help of a coffee expert, we tested four of the top manual coffee grinders for performance, consistency, ease-of-use, and blind taste-testing to find the JavaPresse to be the best manual coffee grinder overall.
After 10 weeks of research and extensive in-home testing with the top five products and our two cats Kit Kat and Jelly Bean, we found the best automatic litter box to be the Pet Zone - SmartScoop.
We spent 50+ hours with six of the top vacuum sealers, sealing 100+ bags with myriad food ranging from dry beans to moisture-rich foods and we stress tested the seals to find the best vacuum sealer to be the Crenova - VS100.
We spent weeks researching and working with a coffee expert, working with a hydrodynamicist, and performed blind taste testing to discover that Bodum makes the best coffee grinder for home use.
Through over 20 hours of use, talking with a dentist with 22 years experience and water flossing after over 80 meals, we found the best water flosser overall to be the h20floss - hf-8 for cleaning your teeth and gums.
We spent 60+ hours testing seven of the top-rated white noise machines. After weeks of sleep tests, sound-masking bootcamps and thorough one-on-one inspections, we found the 'LectroFan to be the best white noise machine.
We spent 35+ hours researching and testing 16 products at our local beach in sunny San Diego to find the best beach umbrellas, chairs, and tents.
After many hours of real life testing with two babies: dropping diapers, lid flipping, bag changing and room sniffing, we found the Munchkin - STEP to be the best diaper pail overall.
We spent over 50 hours timing every batch of ice, production at different ice sizes, build quality and more, to find the Della - 048-GM-48186 was the best portable ice maker overall.
We put seven metal detectors through tests for a month with 30+ hours of hands-on time to find the Garrett - Ace 250 was the best metal detector overall.
After 200 hours of amassed data, studies and surveys, we found Cottonelle – Ultra ComfortCare to be the best toilet paper in both lab tests and user satisfaction.
We spent four weeks brewing 50+ pots and 400+ cups of coffee to find the biggest crowd pleasing coffee. A Verena Street roast took first place across the board as the best cheap coffee.
After two weeks testing six top coolers with 50+ wine bottles, we found a freestanding dual-zone model by EdgeStar that stood out as the best wine cooler.
With 60 hours of researching and testing, we pitted 14 soaps against each other to find that Dr. Bronner's - Sal Suds was the best dish soap for doing dishes by hand.
We spent months driving around with our six-year-old to find the best booster car seat to be Britax's Grow With You booster, even if it comes at a premium.
We spent over 40 hours of researching and putting products through a series of cooking tests to determine that the recently released Duxtop - 9600LS is the best induction cooktop currently on the market.
We spent 27+ hours researching and testing standard & smart bathroom scales to name the Weight Gurus scale as the best smart bathroom scale and one by Etekcity for standard scales.
We spent over 40 hours researching and testing air compressors in a busy wood shop to find the CA Air Tools - 5510SE to be the best air compressor in terms of noise and portability.
We spent 25+ hours researching and testing each aspect of the seven best label makers to find the Brother P-Touch PT-D600 was the clear winner due to its ease of use and computer compatibility.
After slicing dozens of apples, puréeing pints of strawberries to dry and trying a gamut of dried treats, we found the LEM 1152 to be the best food dehydrator.
We spent almost forty hours testing nine of the most effective and affordable options to determine the Vornado - Vortex to be the best space heater for most needs and types of rooms.
We spent many hours over a few weeks steaming shirts, drapes and dresses with 10 units to find two Jiffy models to be the best handheld and standing steamers for clothes.
We worked with a professional chef with 10 years experience in the kitchen to test seven of the top deep fryers, frying 30+ lbs. of chicken and French fries to find the best deep fryer for most home cooks.