Do You Really Need to Clean Your Fridge Coils?

by Rachel Wharton

Unless you have a really fancy (or old) fridge, you probably don’t need to worry about cleaning your condenser coils. But here’s how, just in case.

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The Best Electric Toothbrush

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.

  • How to Choose a Mattress

    How to Choose a Mattress

    by Joanne Chen

    We’ve collected all our big-picture mattress-buying advice to help you find a bed you’ll happily sleep on for years.

  • The Best Cotton Sheets

    The Best Cotton Sheets

    by Jackie Reeve

    We've spent more than 625 hours over six years researching and testing cotton sheets. Here's what we recommend.

  • Wherever We Go, We Bring the Weego 44s Portable Jump Starter

    Wherever We Go, We Bring the Weego 44s Portable Jump Starter

    by Annemarie Conte

    Become a self-rescuing human and revive a dead car battery with our staff favorite, the Weego 44s portable jump starter.

Electronics

Sleep

Shopping for a Mattress? Avoid These 8 Sales Traps.

Shopping for a Mattress? Avoid These 8 Sales Traps.

by Joanne Chen

We spoke to mattress sellers and business experts to learn tips to help you navigate the tricky business of buying a new bed.

  • The Best Modern Bed Frames to Dress Up Your Bedroom

    The Best Modern Bed Frames to Dress Up Your Bedroom

    by Gregory Han and Katie Okamoto

    After testing and researching dozens of bed frames, we found nine stylish and high-quality models that should suit various decor styles.

  • The Best Platform Bed Frames Under $600

    The Best Platform Bed Frames Under $600

    by Gregory Han and Dorie Chevlen

    These three stylish and sturdy, yet inexpensive, platform bed frames offer great support for most foam and spring mattresses.

  • The Best Cheap Mattresses (Under $500)

    The Best Cheap Mattresses (Under $500)

    by Caira Blackwell

    It takes some effort, but you can find a decent, comfortable mattress that won’t break the bank. Here are four we recommend.

Kitchen

  • The Best Woks

    The Best Woks

    by Cathy Erway

    We sautéed, steamed, and fried our way across 6 different woks (and researched many more). We recommend The Wok Shop’s 14-inch Carbon Steel Wok With Metal Side Handle.

  • The Best Pizza Stone and Baking Steel

    The Best Pizza Stone and Baking Steel

    by Lesley Stockton

    We think the FibraMent-D Baking Stone is the best all-purpose stone for making crisp pizza, crusty bread, and golden pastries.

  • Ask Wirecutter: My Family Uses Scratched Nonstick Pans. Is That Bad?

    Ask Wirecutter: My Family Uses Scratched Nonstick Pans. Is That Bad?

    by Annemarie Conte

    Using scratched nonstick pans is not a good idea for many reasons. Here’s how to keep them looking good, and alternative pans you might want to try.

Appliances

The Best Food Processor

The Best Food Processor

by Michael Sullivan and Christine Cyr Clisset

Of all the models we’ve tested since 2013, the Cuisinart Custom 14-Cup Food Processor remains our favorite because it’s simple, powerful, and durable.

  • How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

    How to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances

    by Andrea Barnes

    Cleaning stainless steel can be a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be. For a streak-free clean of stainless steel, look no further than dish soap.

  • The Best Space Heaters

    The Best Space Heaters

    by Thom Dunn

    Boost a home’s heating system with an electric indoor space heater.

  • The Best Clothing Steamers

    The Best Clothing Steamers

    by Jackie Reeve and Zoe Vanderweide

    To smooth wrinkles without an iron, try the Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Garment Steamer. It’s light and easy to maneuver, and you can control the force of the steam.

Gifts

  • The Best Online Flower Delivery Service

    The Best Online Flower Delivery Service

    by Hannah Morrill and Wirecutter Staff

    The next time you want to make someone’s day, try the online flower delivery service from The Bouqs Company, which delivered the best-looking bouquet during testing.

  • Most Gift Baskets Are Terrible. These Are Great.

    Most Gift Baskets Are Terrible. These Are Great.

    by Gabriella Gershenson, Anna Perling, and Wirecutter Staff

    These gift baskets offer the best combination of taste, presentation, and value we’ve found, and we think they’ll delight recipients year-round.

  • The 31 Best Gifts for Girlfriends (That Are Great for Anyone)

    The 31 Best Gifts for Girlfriends (That Are Great for Anyone)

    by Dorie Chevlen and Hannah Morrill

    We’ve compiled thoughtful, cheeky, and beautiful finds to delight the most special someone on your list.

Outdoors

The Best Hand Warmer

The Best Hand Warmer

by Kaitlyn Wells

After testing nine new hand warmers we think the Celestron Elements FireCel+ is the best way to keep your hands warm this winter.

Style

Travel

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.

  • The Best Travel Power Strips and Surge Protectors With USB Charging

    The Best Travel Power Strips and Surge Protectors With USB Charging

    by Sarah Witman

    The best power strip for travel in North America is the inexpensive Accell Home or Away Surge Protector (aka Tripp Lite Protect It 3-Outlet Surge Protector).

  • How to Clean Your Luggage

    How to Clean Your Luggage

    by Kit Dillon

    When it comes to cleaning your grimy suitcases, a little maintenance between trips can go a long way. Here’s how to do it.

  • The Best Compression Socks

    The Best Compression Socks

    by Eve O'Neill and Shannon Palus

    Whether you’re shopping for compression socks at your doctor’s orders or just because, we’ve found high-quality options in a variety of fabrics and styles.

Health & Fitness

  • The Best Water Flossers

    The Best Water Flossers

    by Nancy Redd

    Water flossers are pricier, bulkier, and fussier than string floss. If you need or want to floss with a steady stream of water, we recommend the Waterpik Ion.

  • The Best Women’s Razors (for Every Body)

    The Best Women’s Razors (for Every Body)

    by Caira Blackwell

    The Venus Original is the best body razor for most people because it’s functional and easy to maneuver, and it doesn’t clog as easily as five-blade models.

  • The Best Period Underwear

    The Best Period Underwear

    by Nancy Redd

    Period underwear is more reliable—and better looking—than ever. The best styles for you depend on your period and preferences. We recommend several styles.

Baby & Kid

Our Favorite Kids Pajamas

Our Favorite Kids Pajamas

by Wirecutter Staff

Our favorite kids pajamas come in great prints and natural fibers and hold up well through lots of wash and wear.

  • The Best Infant Car Seats

    The Best Infant Car Seats

    by Christina Szalinski

    After extensive research and field testing, we found that the Graco SnugRide SnugFit 35 DLX is the best infant car seat for most families.

  • The Best Diaper Pail

    The Best Diaper Pail

    by Winnie Yang

    We logged 250 diaper changes using nine different diaper pails and determined that the Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail has the best balance of ease of use and stink control for most families.

  • The Best Baby Monitors

    The Best Baby Monitors

    by Kerry Davis, Andrew Cunningham, and Harry Sawyers

    Local-video? Wi-Fi? Audio-only? The best baby monitor for you depends on your needs and preferences. We have picks in all three categories.

Pets

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.

Software & Apps

  • The Best VPN Service

    The Best VPN Service

    by David Huerta and Yael Grauer

    A virtual private network (VPN) is a useful way to improve security or privacy in certain situations, but it’s difficult to find one that’s trustworthy.

  • The Best Meditation Apps

    The Best Meditation Apps

    by Caira Blackwell

    After researching 21 apps and testing 18, we think Headspace is the best meditation app.

  • RIP, Passwords. Here’s What’s Coming Next.

    RIP, Passwords. Here’s What’s Coming Next.

    by Thorin Klosowski

    Usernames and passwords may soon be going away. Passkeys will replace them.

Office

The Best Standing Desks

The Best Standing Desks

by Kaitlyn Wells and Melanie Pinola

After testing more than 25 standing desks over 8 years, we recommend the Uplift V2 due to its customizability, wide height range, and reliable stability.

  • The Best Compact Mechanical Keyboards

    The Best Compact Mechanical Keyboards

    by Kimber Streams

    A compact mechanical keyboard takes up less space on a desk than a regular one—but you might need to be prepared to give up some keys in return.

  • 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 Business Laptops

    The Best Business Laptops

    by Dave Gershgorn

    An ultrabook is likely to be the best laptop for most people, but business laptops hold up to travel and frequent use thanks to their repairability.

Cars

Money

Now’s a Great Time to Save on Wirecutter-Approved Apple Gear—Including Deals on Apple Watches and iPads

Now’s a Great Time to Save on Wirecutter-Approved Apple Gear—Including Deals on Apple Watches and iPads

by Kaitlin Mahar

Bad news: Apple devices don’t go on sale often. Good news: We’ve harvested a bounty of deals on some of Wirecutter’s favorite Apple Watches, iPads, and more.

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