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The best bread machines in 2021

If you enjoy freshly baked bread but don't have the time or baking skills to make it entirely from scratch, a bread machine or bread maker is a valuable kitchen tool.Most basic bread maker recipes require about 10 minutes of prep work, and you're rewarded with a fresh loaf three to four hours later.  After testing nine bread machines, the Zojirushi Virtuoso Plus is our top pick for most home bakers thanks to its reliability and versatility. It kneads thoroughly, bakes evenly, features customizab...
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The best kids' lunch boxes of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Although school may look different this year, a lunch box is still essential for on-the-go learning.Our picks give you the best lunch boxes for kids ranging in age from preschool to college and everything in between.Heading back to school this spring looks different everywhere, which means some products on your back-to-school shopping list may be omitted.  For the most part, however, a good-quality, well-designed lunch box is a lifetime staple. It's perfect for...
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The best yoga pants, according to a yoga instructor who's tested dozens

As a yoga teacher and decades-long practitioner, I've been living in yoga pants - on and off of the mat - since long before COVID-19.After years of informal testing, I went on a proper search for the best yoga pants and tried eight of the top choices on the market.To cover my bases, I determined not only a best overall yoga pant, but also the best for hot yoga, outdoor yoga, a high-waist fit, and for a non-legging look. Over the past decade, yoga pants have become a staple in women's wardrobes. ...
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The best places to buy affordable fine jewelry in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Svetlana Evseeva/Getty Images Fine jewelry will nearly always cost a bit more than the costume variety, but that doesn't mean you have to spend a fortune in order to have the ring or necklace of your dreams.Brands and retailers like Catbird, Mejuri, AUrate New York, Stone and Strand, The Last Line, and Vrai are changing the game with beautiful, affordable, and high-quality pieces. These are truly n...
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The best dishwashers in 2021

A reliable dishwasher is one of the most time-saving products you can buy for your home.After researching dozens of popular dishwashers and interviewing four experts, we determined the Bosch SHEM63W55N to be the best.It's quiet, has an adjustable middle rack for larger items, and a strong reputation among experts. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky As a homeowner, a dishwasher will give you the biggest return on investment. Instead of spending time washing, rinsing, and drying dishes by hand, a ...
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The best free at-home workouts of 2021

Staying or getting fit at-home doesn't have to require paying for effective programming.These five free fitness apps offer a sweat for every fitness ability, mobility level, and time constraint.  Our top pick, the Nike Training App, offers the highest quality routines with the most variety of intensity levels, time requirements, and workout types.Also check out the best workout apps that are worth paying for and the best workout apps for beginners in 2021.It's both the start of a new year and kn...
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The best sewing machines in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A sewing machine can help you make your own masks or clothes, or just repair small holes and ripped seams.  The Brother CS7000X is the best sewing machine because it's precise and user-friendly - even for beginners.If you want to make masks that fit your face perfectly; repair clothes or upholstery; or sew costumes, clothing, or quilts; you'll need a good sewing machine. As a theatrical costume maker for six years, I've made everything from heavy corsets and ho...
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The best true wireless earbuds in 2021

True wireless earbuds are free from pesky cables, offering a convenient and portable solution for listening to music. The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 true wireless earbuds are the best ones we've tested thanks to their great battery life, superb sound, and affordable price.Just like the name suggests, true wireless earbuds are headphones that fit neatly in your ear and are completely without wires. Because they are so small and wire-free, these earbuds can be easily transported and stored in sma...
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The best shower heads in 2021

Shower heads are one of those things you use without a second thought - until it starts sputtering.The best shower head is from Waterpik because of its various spray settings and affordable price.Read more: The best shower curtainsSign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.If you think that all shower heads are the same, you might have a second opinion once yours starts sputtering mid-shampoo. A shower head is something you use every day, so it's import...
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The best kids' snow boots of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Kids' snow boots should be warm, waterproof, and simple to put on - lasting through outdoor play time and nature walks.We consulted parents and experts to narrow down the best kids' snow boots to test for this guide.We've tested several boots so far and will continue to test more top-recommended pairs as the winter season continues.Bogs Classics are the best kids' snow boots we've tried so far because of the waterproof, slip-on design and warm lightweight neopr...
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The best smoke detectors in 2021

An effective smoke detector is one of the most important purchases for your personal safety.The X-Sense SC01 is the best smoke detector due to its LCD screen, 10-year battery, and self-monitoring functions. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky For something so important to home and personal safety, smoke detectors don't seem to get the same attention as home security systems, but this can be a costly mistake. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a working smoke alarm can d...
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The best HDMI cables in 2021

HDMI cables send video and audio from a source to a display, like a media player to a TV.We tested several HDMI cables and interviewed the VP of marketing for HDMI Licensing Administrator.The best HDMI cable is the Monoprice Certified Premium Cable because it's reliable and affordable. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky When you hook up a video game console, cable box, media-streaming device, or Blu-ray player to the TV in your living room, chances are that you'll be using an HDMI cable. You'll ...
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The best cold-brew coffee makers in 2021

Cold-brew coffee can take up to 24 hours to make, but it's refreshing, delicious, and well worth it.Relying on my 10+ years of coffee industry experience, I tested seven different cold-brew devices to find the best so that you won't be left with a weak batch after hours of brewing.The best cold-brew maker is the Toddy Cold Brew System, which produces large batches of flavorful concentrate and is easy to use and clean.Check out our other coffee- and tea-related guides and reviews. Table of Conten...
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The best hand soaps of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Washing your hands with soap and water can prevent the spread of viral illnesses like colds and the flu, according to the CDC.This article was reviewed by Tania Mucci-Elliott, MD, an expert on infectious diseases at NYU Langone Health. Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Hand Soap is our top pick because it's free of harsh chemicals, lathers well, and the variety of scents smell great.Editor's note: A previous version of this guide included an antibacterial soap but it's si...
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The best fire pits of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good portable fire pit warms up any outdoor area, so you, your friends, and your family can still enjoy the backyard once the sun (and temperature) drops. The best fire pits are easy to light and channel excess smoke away from the pit (and the people around it) - some even allow you to grill food on them. Our top pick, the Breeo X Series 24, serves as a hub for outdoor entertainment, can help you cook dinner, and looks like a piece of art all at the same time...
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The best shower curtain liners in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon A great shower curtain liner should be durable, easy to take care for, and mildew- resistant. We recommend plastic or polyester liners for the best durability and water repellency, with a weighted hem for keeping the liner in place. See also: The best shower curtains Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The purpose of a shower curtain liner is simple but important: to keep water contained in t...
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The best patio heaters for outdoor dining in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Outdoor patio heaters have been in short supply as folks attempt to set up their outdoor spaces for the and winter. We've tested brands as they've come available, and talked to three experts about what to consider when buying a patio heater.We recommend choosing a pyramid or dome-top propane heater that gives off at least 40,000 Btu...
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The best toilet seat bidets in 2021

Bidet toilet seats and attachments offer a more thorough clean than toilet paper alone.After testing 22 bidets, the reasonably-priced Coway Bidetmega 400 Electronic Bidet Seat performed the best in our tests.Here are guides on how to install a bidet toilet seat and how to use a bidet. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A bidet is a useful tool for cleaning your nether regions more hygienically and economically than traditional toilet paper. Although there are variations of bidets, bidet toilet s...
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The best dog collars of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best dog collars are durable, comfortable for everyday wear, and won't lose their looks over time.While a harness is a safer and more comfortable option for walking your dog, a collar is important for attaching their ID tags should they get lost.We spoke to veterinarians to find out what kinds of collars are best for dogs and then tested and researched popular brands.The soft LupinePet Eco Dog Collar, which is made from recycled plastic and comes with a lif...
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The best baby bottles of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky We did the research and testing to choose the best baby bottles for different needs, from ones designed for colic to others that mimic breastfeeding.Our pick for the best baby bottle is Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Options+ Anti-Colic Glass Bottle for its interchangeable nipples and tops, removable anti-colic vent, and durability.This article was reviewed by Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, FAAP, who is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisc...
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The best soft coolers of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best soft coolers should offer enough capacity to keep a variety of drinks and food chilled, properly distribute weight to make them comfortable to carry, and come standard with straps for easy transport.We recommend a selection of soft coolers from brands like Yeti and IceMule that performed well on multi-day camping trips, afternoons spent at the beach, or even short day hikes. Our top pick, the Yeti Hopper M30, is a highly-durable and easily-accessible s...
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The best coffee mugs in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you have one or more cups of coffee or tea every day, it's worth investing in a quality mug.Le Creuset's classic stoneware mug is our top choice for its durability and array of color options. If you start every morning with a cup of coffee but are still groggily reaching for an old mug you got for free several years ago, it may be time to upgrade. A quality coffee mug can make all the difference and is a worthy investment if you use it daily, especially sinc...
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The best golf drivers

One of the easiest ways to improve your golf game is to upgrade the kind of driver you use, even if you're not used to using one.Modern drivers offer plenty of innovation geared toward straightening slices and draws, getting the most out of direct (and indirect) strikes, and allowing you to hone your long game.Our top pick, the Ping G400 Max, uses a smart design that keeps off-center ball strikes closer to the target without robbing you of distance, making your golf experience (and learning curv...
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The best air purifiers in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky An air purifier can help clear your indoor air of pollutants, dust, and smoke.We tested and researched more than 10 air purifiers to determine the best ones for your needs and budget.The Blueair Blue Pure 211+ is the best air purifier because it can clean a 650-square-foot room in 15 minutes and has an indicator so you know when to clean or replace filters.An air purifier can greatly help improve the quality of indoor air, which can be more polluted than the ai...
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The best pizza stones in 2021

Using a pizza stone is a simple way to get better pizza out of your home oven or grill. The Original Baking Steel is our top pick because it's durable, easy to clean, and produces exceptional home cooked pizza. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky If you've ever tried making pizza in your home oven without any special equipment, you've probably found the results markedly different than what you get from your favorite pizza joint. Home-cooked pizzas tend to emerge from the oven pale, doughy, and le...
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The best shoe polish of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Shoe polish is an important part of ensuring that your leather shoes and boots last as long as possible.With its all-natural formula, great nourishing properties, and centuries-old pedigree, the French-made Saphir Renovateur is an old-school icon that remains the premier shoe polish. Check out more Insider style reviews here.A good pair of leather dress shoes is one of the most important parts of any wardrobe, but here's one of the "catches" with buying quality...
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The best garden hose nozzles in 2021

Despite their fairly simple function, garden hose nozzles are one of the most important and versatile tools in outdoor home and lawn care.Since we depend on hose nozzles to perform a wide range of duties from watering flowers to washing our cars, we chose the versatile Gardenite Heavy-Duty Watering Nozzle as our top overall pick.If you're also looking for a new hose, check out our guide to the best garden hoses. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The middle child between the watering can and the...
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The best robot vacuums in 2021

A good robot vacuum should clean floors without much work on your end, clearing up dirt and dust with just a push of a button. I personally tested 16 robot vacuums and consulted three experts to determine the best robot vacuums for different needs and budgets.The Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum is the best robot vac for most people because it works well on hardwood, carpeting, and in corners; features mopping and home security capabilities; and has a helpful app.A robot vacuum can remove the small but ...
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8 places to shop for outdoor furniture in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. CB2 Outdoor furniture has to stand up to the elements, whatever that may mean in your geographical location.Whether it's the patio, the balcony, the pool deck, or the dock, great outdoor furniture can easily transform those often-overlooked spaces into the open-air parlor you never knew you had.From Wayfair and Bend Goods to  and Serena and Lily, these are our favorite places to shop for patio fur...
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The best dog harnesses in 2021, according to professional dog trainers

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best dog harnesses are ones that make it easier to walk your dog while keeping them comfortable, secure, and pain-free. As a professional dog trainer who has tested harnesses on hundreds of dogs, I've found different harnesses work best for dogs of different sizes, needs, and abilities.For leash pulling, a no-pull harness with a front clip is likely your best bet, whereas small dogs often benefit from a vest-style harness.Our pick for the best dog harness o...
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