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The Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons are an also great pick in our review of the best measuring spoons. Sarah Zorn and Marguerite Preston wrote, “Double-ended spoons allow you to measure the same quantity of two different ingredients without stopping to rinse. And a magnet is embedded in each handle, making these spoons easy to separate and to store. But they’re not as durable as a heftier, 100 percent stainless steel set.”
Street price: $15. This is a nice drop on these recommended measuring spoons.
The Tuft & Needle Mattress is our foam mattress pick in our guide to the best mattresses for back pain. Senior Staff Writer Joanne Chen wrote, “The Tuft & Needle isn’t made with memory foam, so it doesn’t hug every contour. It has a soft top but a firm under layer, so you should feel supported but cushioned at the same time.”
We recommend the $100 App Store & iTunes Gift Card in our guide to the best Black Friday Apple deals. Associate Staff Writer Elissa Sanci wrote, “Considering that we recommend quite a few iOS devices in our guides, App Store and iTunes credit is a nice option that allows you to get the most out of those devices. This $100 gift card is available for $80 with e-delivery from Best Buy.”
We discuss this speaker’s pros and cons in our review of the Apple HomePod. Wirecutter Editor Jon Chase wrote, “Apple’s HomePod is the best-sounding wireless smart speaker available, and you can control it by voice using Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri. But the HomePod is worth considering only if you’re an iPhone owner and a subscriber to Apple Music (or are willing to be)—don’t buy it if you want to keep streaming Spotify.”
The Xtreme Comforts Memory Foam Pillow is the budget pick in our guide to the best bed pillows. Wirecutter Editor Jon Chase wrote, “This adjustable pillow is more affordable than other shredded-foam pillows we’ve tried, and it offers firm support for back-, side-, and some stomach-sleepers.”
The Echo Show 5 is our smaller-screen pick in our guide to the best smart display for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Wirecutter Staff Writer Signe Brewster wrote, “This pint-sized version of the Echo Show is perfect for catching the weather report and playing tunes while you get ready in the morning.”
The Bonavita BV1901TS Connoisseur is a pick in our guide to the best drip coffee maker. Cale Guthrie Weissman and Liz Clayton wrote, “The Bonavita BV1901TS Connoisseur brewed the best-tasting coffee of any machine we tried, with minimal (read: zero) bells and whistles and an uber-simple interface.”
The Instant Pot Duo 8-Quart Connoisseur is our top pick in our guide to the electric pressure cooker. Senior Staff Writer Lesley Stockton wrote, “The Duo is a versatile time-saver in the kitchen.”
The Hydro Flask 22-ounce Tumbler is our top pick in our guide to the best tumbler. Aaron Lebowitz wrote, “This slim, powder-coated tumbler fits easily in hands and cup holders, and that’s why we love it.”
The Wisdom Panel Health Canine DNA Test is a pick in our guide to the best dog DNA test. Wirecutter Staff Writer Kaitlyn Wells wrote, “Wisdom Panel Health identifies more breeds than any kit we tested, its turnaround time is quicker than those of other kits, and it’s cheaper, too, but the results aren’t as granular.”
The Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy XL is our upgrade pick in our guide to the best shower caddy. Wirecutter Assistant Updates Editor Medea Giordano wrote, “Simplehuman Adjustable Shower Caddy XL cost more than the OXO but provided added versatility, with features like adjustable-height necks and shelves to fit varying sizes of bottles, multiple hooks, and more storage options overall.”
The Tribit XSound Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker is our budget pick in our guide to the best portable bluetooth speakers. Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Brent Butterworth wrote, “The Tribit XSound Go is the best speaker we’ve heard in its price range, and it’s compact and waterproof to boot.”
The Asus Chromebook C425TA is our no-frills pick our guide to the best Chromebook. Wirecutter Senior Staff Writer Kimber Streams wrote, “The C425 has a washed-out, non-touch screen and a flimsier body than the HP Chromebook x360 14, but it’s fast enough, and its keyboard and trackpad are reliable.”
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