The Best Electric Toothbrush

by Nancy Redd

After more than 100 hours of research and considering nearly every model available, we think the Oral-B Pro 1000 is the best rechargeable electric toothbrush.

Daily deals

Price drops on products we already love

Meet your next kitchen project

Our expert-approved kitchen picks might seem like they’re reserved for pros, but don’t worry—they’re beginner-friendly, too.

Home

The Best Home Projector for a Living Room

The Best Home Projector for a Living Room

by Geoffrey Morrison

The Epson Home Cinema 3800’s combination of high brightness, great picture quality, and convenient setup tools make it our favorite living-room projector.

Electronics

  • The Best Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kits

    The Best Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kits

    by Joel Santo Domingo

    If a normal router can’t provide reliable wireless access to every corner of your home, mesh systems should help you stream and watch TikTok without a hitch.

  • The Best Budget Projector for a Home Theater

    The Best Budget Projector for a Home Theater

    by Adrienne Maxwell

    The BenQ HT2050A’s best-in-class contrast ratio, bright output, and impressive color accuracy make it our pick for the best budget home theater projector.

  • The Best Ebook Reader

    The Best Ebook Reader

    by Nick Guy

    After testing every competitive ebook reader available in the US, we think the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Kids is the best choice for almost everyone.

Sleep

The Best Flannel Sheets

The Best Flannel Sheets

by Jackie Reeve

Our favorite flannel sheets, the L.L.Bean Ultrasoft Comfort Flannel Sheet Set, will warm up any bed this winter.

  • The Best Comforters

    The Best Comforters

    by Jackie Reeve and Alex Arpaia

    We’ve tried dozens of comforters, spending hundreds of hours sleeping on them. Here the six we like the best for their loft, construction, and warmth.

  • The Best Bed Pillows

    The Best Bed Pillows

    by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano and Jackie Reeve

    Our favorite pillow for side- and back-sleepers is the supportive Nest Easy Breather. Stomach-sleepers should try the Sleep Number PlushComfort Ultimate.

  • Our Favorite Weighted Blankets (Are All Machine-Washable)

    Our Favorite Weighted Blankets (Are All Machine-Washable)

    by Joanne Chen

    Weighted blankets are meant to soothe, but many are hand-wash only—the opposite of relaxing. We tried 13 machine-washable ones to find five worth lounging with.

Kitchen

  • The Best Portable Induction Cooktop

    The Best Portable Induction Cooktop

    by Rachel Wharton

    We cooked for months with portable induction burners and found that the Duxtop 9600LS has the best features and performance for everyday cooking.

  • The Best Nonstick Pan

    The Best Nonstick Pan

    by Lesley Stockton

    We’ve cooked mounds of eggs and more in 27 nonstick pans since 2016, and we recommend the slick and durable Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Restaurant Fry Pan.

  • 50 of Wirecutter’s Most Popular Picks for Coffee and Tea Lovers

    50 of Wirecutter’s Most Popular Picks for Coffee and Tea Lovers

    by Truth Headlam

    Give your caffeine routine a jolt with these Wirecutter-recommended electric kettles, coffee makers, tea steepers, mug warmers, and more.

Appliances

The Best Humidifier

The Best Humidifier

by Thom Dunn and Tim Heffernan

This guide contains advice on humidifiers that can balance out your home’s indoor comfort.

Gifts

  • The 21 Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds

    The 21 Best Gifts for 5-Year-Olds

    by Kelly Glass and Wirecutter Staff

    Many of the best gifts for 5-year-olds are projects or kits to help them explore their newly developing interests, whether they’re in art, music, science, or nature.

  • The 27 Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds

    The 27 Best Gifts for 2-Year-Olds

    by Caitlin Giddings and Wirecutter Staff

    The best gifts for 2-year-olds challenge their fine motor skills and let them bounce, scoot, and wiggle out their abundant energy.

  • Our Favorite Tools for a Tricked-Out Halloween

    Our Favorite Tools for a Tricked-Out Halloween

    by Wirecutter Staff

    From superior carving tools to colorful face masks, we have some suggestions for a safer, spookier Halloween.

Outdoors

The Best Hurricane Preparedness Supplies and Strategies

The Best Hurricane Preparedness Supplies and Strategies

by Doug Mahoney and Ellen Airhart

How to plan and protect yourself in areas at risk of hurricanes.

  • What to Carry on the Slopes

    What to Carry on the Slopes

    by Christine Ryan

    These are the items Wirecutter staffers carry with them when skiing or snowboarding.

  • 7 Cheap(ish) Things to Bring Leaf Peeping

    7 Cheap(ish) Things to Bring Leaf Peeping

    by Elissa Sanci

    Going to see the seasonal foliage? These inexpensive bring-alongs will keep you cozy and comfy.

  • The Best Sunscreens for Your Face

    The Best Sunscreens for Your Face

    by Caira Blackwell

    Sunscreen is personal, and the one you choose to slather on your face is even more so. Here are seven options to suit different preferences and budgets.

Style

  • The Best Men’s and Women’s Cashmere Sweaters

    The Best Men’s and Women’s Cashmere Sweaters

    by Gregory Han

    We asked the experts to tell us the difference between a $50 cashmere sweater and a $500 one. Then we found our six favorites at a variety of prices.

  • The Best Backpacks for College and High School Students

    The Best Backpacks for College and High School Students

    by Zoe Vanderweide

    Our top backpack picks for the 2022 back-to-school season include a comfortable outdoorsy pack, a campus classic, and a just-grown-up-enough daypack.

  • How to Clean Crocs

    How to Clean Crocs

    by Ellen Airhart

    Crocs tend to be fairly low maintenance but some stains are trickier than others. Here’s how to get an old pair looking like new.

Travel

Air Travel Is Chaos. This Gear Will Help Get You Through the Exasperating Delays.

Air Travel Is Chaos. This Gear Will Help Get You Through the Exasperating Delays.

by Elissa Sanci

These things don’t make your flight take off any faster, but they can make the wait a little more tolerable.

  • The Best Duffle Bags

    The Best Duffle Bags

    by Kit Dillon

    After lugging 33 duffles through airports, to beaches, and on weekend trips, we chose seven bags that’ll carry what you need carried in a range of scenarios.

  • The Best Gear for Travel

    The Best Gear for Travel

    by Wirecutter Staff

    We put in another year and tens of thousands more miles of travel to test the best travel gear—and we stand by last year’s choices alongside a few new picks.

  • The Best Tumbler

    The Best Tumbler

    by Aaron Lebowitz and Christine Ryan

    We left 15 Slurpee-filled tumblers in a 112 °F car. Handling the meltdown with ease, the Hydro Flask emerged as the perfect choice for most people.

Health & Fitness

  • The Apple Watch Is the Best Smartwatch for iPhone Owners

    The Apple Watch Is the Best Smartwatch for iPhone Owners

    by Nick Guy

    Three generations of the Apple Watch are for sale right now, and we’ve tried them all to find the best mix of features and value.

  • The Best Bike Panniers

    The Best Bike Panniers

    by Eve O'Neill

    After spending three years testing dozens of panniers, we’ve chosen six that’ll be great for daily duty no matter what you’re toting or where you’re going.

  • Build a Bike Patch and Flat Kit

    Build a Bike Patch and Flat Kit

    by Eve O'Neill

    If you own a bike, you need a patch kit. After 96 hours of testing, here are our picks for the best levers, patches, hand pumps, and more for most bike owners.

Baby & Kid

Now Is the Best Time to Buy a New Car Seat

Now Is the Best Time to Buy a New Car Seat

by Rose Maura Lorre

Target’s semi-annual car seat trade-in event is happening through Sept 24, 2022.

  • 25 Kids Birthday Party Favors That Aren’t Junk

    25 Kids Birthday Party Favors That Aren’t Junk

    by Marilyn Ong

    We looked high and low for fun birthday party favors—including good-quality trinkets and special standalone items—that aren’t bound straight for the trash.

  • The Best Jogging Strollers

    The Best Jogging Strollers

    by Katharine Gammon and Jenni Gritters

    After considering 20 jogging strollers and testing seven, we think the Thule Urban Glide 2 is the best overall.

  • The Best Labels for Kids Lunch Boxes and Clothing

    The Best Labels for Kids Lunch Boxes and Clothing

    by Erica Pearson

    We put labels from seven companies through 12 wash cycles to see how well they stuck and found that the best labels to put on kids gear come from Name Bubbles.

Pets

  • The Best Cat Scratchers

    The Best Cat Scratchers

    by Kaitlyn Wells

    After putting 13 scratchers up against the claws of 74 cats, we think Pioneer Pet’s SmartCat The Ultimate Scratching Post is the one that stands tall.

  • The Best Cat Litter Mat

    The Best Cat Litter Mat

    by Kaitlyn Wells

    After testing 19 mats with dozens of cats and retesting our picks against new models, we like the Gorilla Grip Cat Litter Trapping Mat the best.

  • The Best Dog DNA Test

    The Best Dog DNA Test

    by Kaitlyn Wells

    The Embark Breed + Health Kit is the most accurate dog DNA test we’ve found and will help you unravel your pet’s specific breed background.

Games & Hobbies

The Best Budget Digital Piano for Beginners

The Best Budget Digital Piano for Beginners

by John Higgins

Casio’s CDP-S150 is a great digital piano for beginners thanks to its realistic piano feel, good sound, and compact form.

  • 10 Ways to Read More Each Month for Less

    10 Ways to Read More Each Month for Less

    by Elissa Sanci

    Reading is a great way to pass the time—especially while you’re stuck at home—but it can quickly get expensive. Here’s how to read more while spending way less.

  • The Best 3D Printer

    The Best 3D Printer

    by Dave Gershgorn and Signe Brewster

    After testing over a dozen printers over seven years, we recommend the reliable, easy-to-use Prusa Mini+ for beginners and hobbyists.

  • How to Teach Someone a Board Game (and Even Have Fun Doing It)

    How to Teach Someone a Board Game (and Even Have Fun Doing It)

    by James Austin

    Playing games is a great way to spend time with people. But before you can play a game, you have to learn it and teach it. We have tips to make that easier.

Software & Apps

Office

Do You Need a Fancy Bluetooth Speakerphone to Make Your Zoom Meetings Better?

Do You Need a Fancy Bluetooth Speakerphone to Make Your Zoom Meetings Better?

by Brent Butterworth

Our tests showed that a Bluetooth speakerphone won’t necessarily produce better results than a smartphone. But we found a few models worth checking out.

  • The Best Office Chair

    The Best Office Chair

    by Melanie Pinola

    The impressively supportive, adjustable, and durable Steelcase Gesture is still our pick for the best office chair for most people, as it has been since 2015.

  • The Best Paper Shredders

    The Best Paper Shredders

    by Melanie Pinola

    We tested top shredders for use at home and in small offices, and we found that Amazon Basics has the most reliable, secure shredders at affordable prices.

  • The Best Monitor Arms

    The Best Monitor Arms

    by Melanie Pinola

    We tested 10 monitor arms ranging in price from $50 to $335, and we recommend the Fully Jarvis for its great adjustability, smooth movements, and long warranty.

Cars

  • The Best Gear for a Roadside Emergency

    The Best Gear for a Roadside Emergency

    by Jim Travers, Kit Dillon, Eleanor Ford, and Wirecutter Staff

    After over 60 hours of research and talking with safety experts and mechanics, here are the items we recommend you keep in your car for a roadside emergency.

  • The Best Car Phone Mount

    The Best Car Phone Mount

    by Thom Dunn and Nick Guy

    After researching hundreds of car phone mounts and testing more than 50 models on the road, we’ve made the iOttie iTap Magnetic 2 our top pick.

  • The Best Booster Car Seats

    The Best Booster Car Seats

    by Rebecca Gale

    We researched over 50 booster car seats and tested 12, and we found the Chicco KidFit ClearTex Plus performed the best and is convenient to use.

Money

The Best Preview Deals From Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale

The Best Preview Deals From Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale

by Ignacia Fulcher

The Prime Early Access Sale has officially been announced. Here are a few early deals to take advantage of before the big event.

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