Wirecutter’s 5 Most Popular Picks in August 2020

For the previous a number of years, firstly of “wildfire season,” we have now seen a spike in reader curiosity in our guide to the best air purifiers. August 2020 was no exception, as fires continued to burn in a number of states throughout the nation and their smoke unfold far and vast. Three of our air air purifier picks made the checklist of most-purchased Wirecutter picks for the month of August.

There have been additionally a couple of new additions to our checklist final month. We revealed a guide to the best cloth face masks a couple of weeks in the past, and two of our really useful masks have been high sellers since. Dog harnesses additionally shot up the leaderboard, as lots of of readers welcomed new furry family and friends members into their houses. And 965 of you ventured out into the world with our favorite reusable pee funnel, from a latest guide to portable toilet gear.

Additionally in style final month: office chairs, standing desks, and Chromebooks for these working from house; scales and electric toothbrushes for the toilet; and vacuum cleaners and bug repellents for these coping with mud and pests.

These are the highest picks our readers bought in August:

1. Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier

Coway air purifier on a rug, between a plant and a chair.
Photograph: Sarah Kobos

Good for bedrooms, playrooms, and dwelling rooms, the Mighty is without doubt one of the best-performing, most sturdy, and most economical purifiers we’ve examined.

Learn extra: The Best Air Purifier

2. iProven DMT-489 Thermometer

A close up of our pick for best forehead and ear thermometer.
Photograph: Michael Hession

Pulling double obligation as each an ear and a brow thermometer, the iProven DMT-489 provides quick and dependable readings. It’s good for households with children (however not for youngsters youthful than 6 months).

Learn extra: The Best Thermometer for Kids and Adults

3. HON Exposure Office Chair

The HON Exposure office chair in black.
Photograph: Kyle Fitzgerald

The Exposure is without doubt one of the most snug chairs beneath $250 that we examined, and it has most of the changes typically reserved for costlier chairs.

Learn extra: The Best Office Chair

4. Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Restaurant Fry Pan

The Tramontina 10" frying pan being held by a person.
Photograph: Michael Hession

With its traditional flared-lip pan form, slick nonstick coating, and cozy deal with, the Tramontina is a high quality pan that may final for years.

Learn extra: The Best Nonstick Pan

5. Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repeller Gen 2.0

The Radius on a table outside.
Photograph: Doug Mahoney

The Radius has a novel rechargeable-battery gas supply, a longer-lasting repellent provide, and an computerized shutoff timer, making it simpler to make use of than different spatial mosquito repellents.

Learn extra: The Best Mosquito Control Gear for Your Patio or Yard

Rounding out the highest 20:

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