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The Best Puffy Blanket

A warm but lightweight blanket can be the key to a cozy fireside cuddle or surviving the sidelines of a Little League game. After spending 40 hours researching and testing 13 puffy blankets outdoors, analyzing them with an outdoor insulation guru in his workshop, crashing a series of outdoor movie nights, and stress testing at a local laundromat, we...

The Best Cookware Set

Cookware is the cornerstone of your kitchen, so finding a set that’s durable and can heat evenly is paramount if you want to become a better cook. After researching more than 60 cookware sets and rigorously testing 17, we think the Tramontina Gourmet 12-Piece Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set is the best for most home cooks because of its solid construction...

8K TV Is Here. Most People Don’t Need to Upgrade.

This year almost all the major TV manufacturers are introducing models with 8K resolution (which offer four times the resolution of 4K TVs), and we’re starting to see receivers and other AV components that support 8K video, too. Microsoft and Sony have said that their upcoming game consoles can do 8K, and Hollywood filmmakers are using cameras that...

The Best Flatware

Flatware should be anything but flat, and a good set can enhance your table at every meal, whether it’s a weekday dinner or a special occasion. After spending countless hours researching flatware—including visiting a flatware factory and interviewing a professor with a background in metallurgy—as well as testing over 200 individual utensils, we think...

The Best Foot Spa Is a Bucket of Warm Water

If you’ve ever had a professional pedicure, you know the indulgent delight they bring: the warm water circulating between your toes, the tingly feeling of epsom salts dissolving, the sinister satisfaction as you watch a blizzard of dead skin fall off your feet.

The Best Electric Stoves and Ranges

A good electric stove (or ranges, whatever you call them) should allow you to easily cook a full-sized meal and keep it warm, be it on the stove, or in the oven. Over the years, we’ve researched and reviewed different electric freestanding stoves in person and online. The GE JB735 stood out from the pack. It comes in five different finishes, and it...

The Best Rain Jackets and Raincoats

As Longfellow might have said: Into each life spent commuting, running errands, or watching a kid’s soccer game, some rain must fall. We spent two and a half months researching 134 raincoats and testing 30—with a panel of six testers in a range of shapes and sizes—to find seven of the best rain jackets in a wide variety of sizes, styles, colors, and...

The Wirecutter Guide to Online Retailer Return Policies

You’re likely shopping online now more than ever. If you’re on a first-name basis with your delivery person, and your entryway is a whirlwind of ripped cardboard and shredded plastic pouches, it’s inevitable you have a few impulse purchases that you no longer want or need.

What Do You Get When You Spend More for Speakers?

A pair of speakers can cost as little as $30 and as much as $1 million. Through any of them, you can tell right away when you’re hearing Adele or Miles Davis or Nirvana. So what are the big spenders getting from their speakers that budget-minded shoppers are missing?

The Best Platform Bed Frames Under $300

You don’t have to spend big bucks to boost the ambiance in your bedroom—adding a simple platform bed frame can be a game changer. It’s an easy and affordable way to support your mattress, and it will make your bed comfier to climb into and prevent mold from forming underneath. We spent weeks researching and testing bed frames to find our three favorites—each...

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