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The 5 best snow shovels in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Amazon With the right snow shovel, you can clear your porch, walkways, driveways, and more easily.  The Dmos Alpha Expedition Shovel is our top pick. It has a serrated blade that cuts into snow piles. If you need to move a ton of snow with minimal effort, read our guide to the best snow blowers. Read more about how Insider Reviews tests and researches home products. When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn ...
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The best home security systems of 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Smart-home gadgets are affordable and easy to use, making DIY home security an option. Simplisafe is the best home security system you can set up on your own. You can also check out our guide to the best home security cameras. Home security systems were once pricey, requiring professional installation and monitoring. In 2021, they are relatively accessible. You can install and monitor many of them yourself and boost their usefulness by incorporatin...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Security, Home, Trends, Tech, Features, Buying Guide, Smart Home, Home Security, Zigbee, Alexa, Honeywell, IOTA


The 5 best over-ear headphones in 2021 for detailed, spacious sound

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Mark Knapp/Insider The best over-ear headphones emphasize audio performance and match it with comfort. A quality pair should be well built and provide a detailed listening experience. The Monoprice Monolith M570 headphones do just that while delivering fantastic value for the money. Earbuds are a good fit when you need compact headphones for listening on the go,...
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The 4 best Bluetooth speakers of 2021 for listening to music outside and around the house

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. The Sonos Move is our top pick thanks to quality sound, reliable smart features, and good battery life. Read more about why you can trust our tech team to provide the best product recommendations. A great listening experience for all your favorite music services shouldn't be limited by p...
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The 6 best coffee grinders we tested for making a perfect cup of Joe at home

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Whether you're making espresso, French press, or drip coffee, a good coffee grinder is key. Baratza's Encore is best for most because it has 40 different settings and offers good consistency. Read about how we test kitchen products at Insider Reviews. Whether you brew your coffee with a French press, pour-over setup, or espresso maker, the key to getting the perfect cup lies in the quality and consistency of the grounds. In other words, yo...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Kitchen, Home, Coffee, Trends, Walmart, Features, Baratza, Buying Guide, Joe, Scaa, OXO, Burr, Ngai, Owen Burke


We tested 9 popular bread machines — these are the 3 best ones you can buy in 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Caitlin Petreycik/Insider A bread machine is a valuable kitchen tool if you enjoy making bread at home. Most bread makers require quick prep work and take about three to four hours to make the bread. We tested nine machines, and the Zojirushi Virtuoso Plus is our top pick. While I like the concept of making bread entirely from scratch, the lag time is significant between realizing that warm carbs are what's missing in my life and actually ho...
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The 6 best treadmills of 2021

Prices are accurate at the time of publication. Treadmills offer an excellent way to maintain routine cardio exercise and keep fit.  The most important qualities to look for in a treadmill are its power, reliability, and run comfort. Our top pick is the ProForm Pro 2000; it features iFit workouts, has a cushioned tread, and folds up for easy storage. Few exercise machines endure the changing landscape of at-home fitness like the treadmill. Not only do they work well for anyone maintaining cardio...
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The 7 best rice cookers we tested in 2021

Su-Jit Lin/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky I researched 30 and tested 15 rice cookers to find the seven best. A lesser-known product by Yum Asia delivered flawless results across all four tests, besting well-loved brands. Read more about how the Insider Reviews team tests kitchen products.  If you've ever tasted "plain" rice and thought it was boring, I have a revelation for you: it may not be the rice. It might just be how you cooked it. Rice a staple food for countless cultu...
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The best smartphone chargers

Satechi; Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Not all phones come with chargers anymore, and when they do, they're rarely the fastest chargers out there. It's worth upgrading your phone chargers to get the fastest and most convenient charging. As for the best smartphone charger, we recommend the Anker PowerPort III Nano. More and more phones are shipping without chargers, and it seems to be the new norm for the foreseeable future. That leaves you to use wh...
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The 5 best bike trainers of 2021

REI Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Indoor bike trainers let you replicate the outdoor riding experience at home, allowing you to train all year long. The best should be easy to set up and use, compatible with a variety of bike styles, and track your riding data. Our top pick is the Elite Direto XR; it's lightweight, works with popular training apps, and is easy to set up and ride.  With an indoor bike trainer, I'm able to simulate what it's like to ride outdoors whenever the ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Fitness, Trends, Best, Features, United States, Cycling, Bicycle, Buying Guide, Exercise, OTS, Zwift, Tacx, Indoor Cycling, Kinomap


The 4 best espresso machines we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good espresso machine is essential to achieving cafe drinks like lattes and cappuccinos. Gaggia's Classic Pro is a simple machine that makes rich shots and fits most kitchens and budgets. Read about how we test kitchen products at Insider Reviews. The requisite for cafe drinks like lattes and cappuccinos, espresso is a concentrated form of coffee that's made using pressure to force near-boiling water through tightly packed coffee grounds. If you want...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Coffee, Trends, Features, United States, Buying Guide, IMS, Espresso, Aeropress, Scaa, Nespresso, Burr, Smeg, Breville, Kitchen Appliances


The 18 little home office luxuries we swear by for working from home in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Fluidstance Good tools amplify your attention or decrease distractions and clutter while you work. These are the items we keep on our desks to help us stay focused and comfortable in our home offices. Read more about how we test and review home and kitchen products. The catch-22 of having your office where you live is that you're surrounded by, well, your home. Instead of the usual work setup with an erg...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Productivity, Home, Organization, Trends, Home Office, Logitech, Qi, Zanzibar, Everlast, Lula, Amazon Post, Fluidstance, Connie Chen, Ellen Hoffman


The 4 best Instant Pots and electric pressure cookers we tested in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. James Brains/Insider A good multicooker can pressure cook, slow cook, and brown or sear food effortlessly. We cooked over 130 pounds of food in 11 multicookers to find the best ones on the market. The Crock-Pot Express Crock XL is our top pick with its simple controls and accurate cooking. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews kitchen products. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Whether ...
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The 8 best artificial Christmas trees for every home — from a tiny tabletop Tannenbaum to a stunning flocked spruce

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Puelo International/Facebook Artificial Christmas trees have come a long way and look more like the real thing than ever. Realistic and quality fake trees are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. To complete the look of your Christmas tree, check out our guide to the best tree decorations. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Grabbing the artificial tree box from the basement will never eq...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Holidays, Christmas, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Santa, Christmas Trees, Douglas, Lowe, Fraser, Tannenbaum, Insider Picks, National Tree, Treetopia


The 6 best kitchen knives we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Putting your knife set together piecemeal is best, and a chef's knife is the only real essential. Wusthof's Classic Ikon 8" Chef's Knife is our favorite, but we also like Victorinox, Shun, and more. Read about how we test kitchen products at Insider Reviews. There may be no more important tool in your kitchen than your chef's knife. It is the one-stop-shop for all of your slicing, chopping, dicing, and trimming needs. Sure, there are other kitc...
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The 7 best rowing machines of 2021 for your home gym

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky At-home rowing machines deliver high-cardio, low-impact workouts that strengthen muscles and burn calories. Rowers come in four resistance types: Water, air, magnetic, and hydraulic, each with its own benefits. Our top pick is Concept2's Model D; it's durably built, comfortable to use, and has smooth-running air resistance. There are few machines that deliver the same kind of calorie-burning, full-body workout as an at-home rower. In 30 minutes, rowin...
Tags: Reviews, Fitness, Digital, Trends, Health and Wellness, Walmart, Features, Buying Guide, Rowing, Crawford, Goldberg, Peloton, Row House, Bryan Goldberg, Home Gym, Amazon Quiet


The 4 best French presses we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky French press coffee can be made within five minutes and is as fast as coffee-making gets. We tested twelve options and found the Bodum Chambord to be the best French press for most people. Read about how we test kitchen products at Insider Reviews. French press is a quick, foolproof, and enjoyable method for getting a cup of coffee in front of you. All you need are some coarsely ground beans, some water fresh off the boil, and, yes, a French press.The most imp...
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44 thoughtful and useful gifts under $25 you can buy on Amazon this holiday season

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Getty Images Amazon has wide selections and low costs, making it difficult to know what's worth buying. The Insider Reviews team shared the best things they've bought on Amazon for under $25. We unearthed some interesting finds, from a cheddar cheesy powder to a vintage puzzle. Amazon has become the one-stop shop for an unbelievable amount of online purchases. The e-commerce kingpin has a huge ...
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The 5 best electric scooters of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Electric scooters are a convenient and fun way to commute to work or run errands around town. The best electric scooters should have a reliably long battery range and travel at speeds of up to 20-plus mph. Our top pick, the Ninebot KickScooter by Segway ES4, has a dual-battery design and up to 28 miles of range. Electric scooters have gone from curious novelties to a bonafide form of transportation thanks to advancements in tech and the rise of e-scooter renta...
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The 5 best cordless vacuum cleaners of 2021

Connie Chen/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Cordless vacuums are convenient, but they shouldn't sacrifice cleaning power or comfort. The Shark Vertex DuoClean Cordless Vacuum picks up all kinds of particles on a variety of surfaces. It reaches low and deep under furniture and has a cleaning path light. It's also reasonably priced. Find out more about how Insider Reviews tests and reviews home products. Compared to a clunky corded vacuum, a sleek cordless stick vacuum i...
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The 5 best roasting pans in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good roasting pan is roomy enough to fit a turkey and has large handles that are easy to grab. Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Roasting Pan is built to last, easy to clean and has a lifetime warranty. Read about how we test and research kitchen products at Insider Reviews. Roasting pans are made from a variety of different materials including tri-ply aluminum and steel, plain stainless steel, enamel-coated steel, and hard-anodized aluminum. Hard-anodized aluminum pa...
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The best cold-brew coffee makers we tested in 2021

Dylan Ettinger/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Cold-brew coffee can take up to 24 hours to make, but it's refreshing, delicious, and well worth it. Relying on 10+ years of industry experience, I tested seven cold-brew makers to find the best. The Toddy Cold Brew System is the best option because it makes great coffee and it's easy to use The rise of cold-brew coffee is one of the most dramatic changes I've seen in my decade-long career in specialty coffee both behi...
Tags: Reviews, Kitchen, Coffee, Trends, Best, Features, Buying Guide, Mason, OXO, Cold Brew, Rinaldi, Toddy, Coffee Maker, Owen Burke, Warsaw Indiana, Eileen Rinaldi


The 4 best sunrise alarm clocks for waking up gently in 2021

Suzy Hernandez/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Sunrise alarm clocks use light and natural sounds to help you fall asleep and wake up more gently. I tested seven models, consulted doctors, and used my sleep research background to find the best. Our top pick is the Hatch Restore because of its many light and sound options. Read more about how Inside Reviews tests home products. A blaring alarm early in the morning can be quite jarring. Sunrise alarm clocks (sometimes called wak...
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The 4 best garden hoses we tested in 2021

Connie Chen/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Garden hoses made from cheap, flimsy materials make even the simplest watering tasks a nightmare. Dramm's ColorStorm Garden Hose is made from heavy-duty rubber and doesn't kink. It stood out as the most efficient, easy-to-use hose in all our tests. See also: The best garden hose nozzles A garden hose is one of those do-it-all items that everyone should have in their home. Beyond watering plants, you can use it to wash your ...
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The best air mattresses for all sleepers in 2021

Suzy Hernandez/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air mattress is a convenient option for unexpected visits, sleepovers, and camping trips. A great air mattress is comfortable, easy to set up, and can be stored quickly. Our top pick from SoundAsleep provides great back support and comes with excellent customer service. An air mattress is a great investment for those who like to be prepared for unexpected visits, sleepovers, spontaneous trips, or even camping. It can be set up ...
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The 4 best deep fryers

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Deep fryers are simple to use, easy to clean, feature-packed, and the best way to fry food. Presto's Dual Basket Pro Fry Deep Fryer, is convenient, affordable, and fries large batches of food. If you want to fry without a vat of hot oil, check out our guides to air fryers and toaster ovens. There's nothing quite like an extra crispy piece of fried chicken or a pillowy doughnut hot out of the fryer. But try as we might to recreate these dishes in our ho...
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62 thoughtful gifts for him available on Amazon, from a modern turntable to a top-notch espresso machine

Whether it's your dad or partner, you don't have to look further than Amazon for gifts for him. Amazon has pretty much everything he could need, from a turntable to a rotating pizza oven. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. When trying to find thoughtful gifts for the men on your shopping list, Amazon is a great place to start. The retail giant is sure to have a gift he'll appreciate with product categories as diverse as ...
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The 6 best wine glasses in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Connie Chen/Insider Drinking wine from a wine glass lets you fully enjoy its aroma, taste, and texture. For red wine, use a glass with a large bowl and wider opening to allow the wine to aerate. For white wine, look for a smaller bowl and opening and a long stem to keep the wine cool. A universal glass has a versatile shape to bring out the best of red, white, and rosé wines. See also: The best wine ...
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The 7 best places to buy workout clothes for men

VRST; Rhone; Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A pair of well-fitting running shorts or a moisture-wicking top helps you feel more comfortable working out. How you work out dictates what you should wear, too - i.e. running shorts for runners, stretch fabrics for lifting, etc. Below, we've rounded up the best places to shop for workout clothes, including gear from Rhone, Janji, and Ten Thousand. Performing your best while working out starts with wearing the rig...
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The 7 best dehumidifiers to keep any room comfortable in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Wayfair Dehumidifiers help remove excess moisture from the air to prevent mold and remove allergens. The best dehumidifiers are from Frigidaire, HomeLabs, and Honeywell. We also include budget-friendly, portable, and small-space options. Read more about how Insider Reviews tests home products. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The purpose of a dehumidifier is to remove excess humidity from the air, k...
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