The Best Fan: Reviews by Wirecutter

The glossy Vornado 660 Large Air Circulator was the runner-up pick in a previous version of this guide, but in side-by-side testing with the 630, we think the 660 is a little too powerful for most people’s needs. Having extra power isn’t bad, but paying a $30 premium for a windy maelstrom you may never end up using[…]

The Best Electric Pressure Cooker: Reviews by Wirecutter

Photo: Michael Hession Our pick We think the Instant Pot Duo 6-Quart offers the best combination of great performance and price for most people. It was one of the easiest electric cookers to use, and is much more affordable than most. Its uncoated inner pot is more durable than nonstick ones, and it’s also one of the best[…]

Where Should You Buy Appliances?: Reviews by Wirecutter

The best retailers (local, regional, or national) will deliver your appliance to the room of your choice for free; install it for free, if it’s as simple as plugging in a power cord and connecting some hoses (or usually for under $100 if it’s a little more complicated); haul the old one away for free; and work with[…]

How to Keep Your Home Cool: Reviews by Wirecutter

It’s a common misconception that ACs pull warm air out of your home and draw fresh air in, cooling it along the way. In fact, air conditioning works by isolating the indoor air from the outside, continuously recirculating and re-cooling the indoor air—that’s why it’s so important to have a well-sealed, well-insulated home. Unfortunately, no house is perfectly[…]

The Best Microwave Oven for 2018: Reviews by Wirecutter

Our picks (clockwise from bottom left): the GE JES1072SHSS, the Toshiba EM925A5A-BS, and the Toshiba EM131A5C-BS. Photo: Michael Hession The most shocking revelation of all our research was the fact that among the hundreds of microwaves for sale today, many have completely identical hardware. Like, exactly the same—except for slightly different keypads and brand-name badges. This is because[…]

The Best Air Conditioner for 2018: Reviews by Wirecutter

The LG LW8016ER is the best affordable AC for a home office or living area because it’s quietish, gives you more control than others, and tends to cost less than its competition. Our pick The LG LW8016ER is the window AC you should probably get, especially if it’s for an office, den, or other room where you won’t[…]

Best Microwave Oven 2018

Best Microwave Oven 2018 Whether you agree or not, a kitchen without a microwave is incomplete. It doesn’t matter if you cook all your meals on a stovetop, the microwave comes into play at some point when its least expected. Imagine this, you come home, exhausted and dead hungry, too tired to switch on the stove; and then[…]