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The 10 Most Popular Stories on Wirecutter

The 10 Most Popular Stories on Wirecutter

  • This post has been updated to reflect the most popular stories from the past two weeks.

Superfans of Wirecutter know that every month, we publish a list of the top-selling products recommended on our site. Look through enough of them, and you get a glimpse not just of what readers are buying, but how those habits change (readers loved towels last year, but quarantine calls for resistance bands).

What readers are buying only provides part of the story, though. There’s also what Wirecutter fans are reading—the posts about things they’re researching, comparison-shopping, and, well, thinking about buying. And that’s not even to mention the Wirecutter pieces that don’t have much to do with shopping at all: the stories in which we bust myths, give advice, and answer burning reader questions.

For a fuller picture of just what our readers are interested in, we present the ten most-read stories on Wirecutter over the last two weeks (we’ll be updating this every other week):

1. The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

A laptop surrounded by confetti showing the Prime Day deals webpage
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Amazon Prime Day 2020 will be held on October 13 and 14 this year. Here’s what you need to know about the annual deals bonanza.

2. The Best Air Purifier

Assorted air purifiers we tested
Photo: Sarah Kobos

The exceptional Coway AP-1512HH Mighty is the best air purifier we’ve found.

3. The Best Office Chair

Four chairs we reccomend, clustered close together on a green rug.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

After a fresh round of testing, we still think the Steelcase Gesture is the best office chair for most people. It’s been our favorite since 2015.

4. Peloton Review: What to Know Before You Buy

A person using a Peloton exercise bike.
Photo: Michael Hession

We review the Peloton indoor bike, which offers unique live at-home classes for a monthly membership fee, as well as six Peloton alternatives.

5. The Best Cordless Stick Vacuum

Five of the cordless stick vacuums tested for this review.
Photo: Michael Hession

We’ve tested dozens of cordless stick vacuums over the years, and we think the Dyson V7 is the best cleaner for the price, especially if you’ve got rugs.

6. The Best Robot Vacuums

Our picks for the best Robot Vacuums side by side.
Photo: Michael Hession

We tested more than 20 popular robot vacuums in 2019 and recommend the versatile iRobot Roomba 614 and Roomba 675 for their durability and repairability.

7. How to Choose the Best Cloth Face Mask for You

Several masks we tested.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

The “best” cloth face mask is the one you will wear (and not fuss with). Here’s how to find a mask that fits and is reasonably comfortable.

8. The Best Humidifier

The humidifiers we recommend all lined up.
Photo: Michael Hession

If you’re looking for a portable humidifier to help with the dry air in your home, we recommend the Honeywell HCM-350 Germ Free Cool Mist Humidifier.

9. The Best Electric Toothbrushes

Two electric toothbrushes stand between a glass of water and a floss dispenser.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

After almost 100 total hours of research and evaluating nearly every model available, we think the Oral-B Pro 1000 is the best for most people.

10. The Best Standing Desks

The Uplift V2-Commercial Standing Desk, with a monitor, laptop, keyboard, and some plants resting on top of its bamboo work surface.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

After testing four of the newest standing desks, we recommend the Uplift V2-Commercial due to its wide height range, customizability, and excellent stability.