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- Relied on testing done by a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist
- Easy to fill and clean
- Dishwasher safe
- Design prevents leaks
Alternative: Sunpentown SPT SU-4010 Ultrasonic $83 on Amazon. Better for larger rooms.
- Over 20 hours of research
- 3 months testing 9 candidates
- Good fit and good dexterity
- Good grip compound
- Come in 3 colours plus black and gray
Alternative: Mujjo’s Double Layered $33 on Mujjo. Almost the same but a bit more expensive and less grip.
- Keeps liquids hot for 8 hours +
- Durable in drop tests
- 5 year limited warranty on vacuum seal
Alternative: OXO Good Grips LiquiSeal Travel Mug $30 on Amazon. Better for cupholders.
- Considered more than 50 pairs, tested 16
- Tested by three different-sized women in three different cities
- Durable and comfortable
- Never ripped during tests
- Come in a variety of sizes and colours
Budget Pick: 100 Dernier Control-Top H&M $13. Almost as good just not as durable or long-lasting.
- More than 50 hours of research
- Interviews with two manufacturers
- Research compiled from Paul Sikkema of MovingSnow, Consumer Reports, and websites including Snow Blowers Direct.
- Electric start
- Quiet engine
- Power steering makes it easy to use
- No mar skid shoes for use on decks
- No hearing protection required
- Many premium features usually only found on more expensive models
Budget Pick: Toro Power Clear 721 E Home Depot $570. Good for 6 inches or less on paved driveways.