The Best Household Products, According to 40,000 Shoppers
The votes are in—say hello to 2019’s Products of the Year. From cleaners to crackers, these are the top picks, according to more than 40,000 consumers nationwide.
Automatic Dish Care
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Those looking for a dish detergent that delivers sparkling clean dishes after every single wash without leaving behind residue in the detergent compartment will want to check out the FINISH Max-in-1 Powerball. In the category of Automatic Dish Care, Product of the Year survey respondents ranked it a reliable best bet. These Amazon products that have practically perfect reviews are also clear winners.
When Product of the Year survey data was analyzed, the results were clear: Air Wick’s Essential Mist diffuser keeps spaces feeling fresh and clean. It operates intermittently, meaning that not only does this keep the room from being overpowered by a strong scent, but your product also lasts longer too.
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If you have to eat on the go, and convenience store food is the most realistic option, drive thyself to the nearest CVS. The brand’s Gold Emblem abound White Cheddar Flavored Bite-sized Quinoa & Rice Cakes are a top pick for the salty, crunchy taste, all for 120 calories per serving.
As any savvy shopper already knows, ALDI is a treasure trove of grocery store savings, with more than its fair share of premium brand surprises—and here’s how they can keep their prices so dang cheap. This ALDI Specially Selected Sliced Sourdough Round is one of them, a top pick by Product the Year survey participants in a category that everyone takes seriously…ahh bread.
Yes, you know that meal prep has its advantages. But you also live in the real world and some weekends, there simply isn’t the time. When manic Monday arrives and you’re doing your level best to look alive in time for work, toss this Del Monte Fruit & Oats cup in your bag. In the Breakfast category, it was named a hands-down winner for its filling fiber content, Omega-3’s, and lack of artificial flavors and sweeteners.
Cold brew coffee lovers, rejoice! In the competitive category of Caffeinated Product, guess what beat all? Java House Cold Brew, which you can make in a flash on your home Keurig. Psst! If you prefer your coffee iced, these are the prepping hacks you need in your life.
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All those years after Bart Simpson snarled that none of us dare lay a finger on his Butterfinger, the candy bar remains a fan favorite, and for good reason—it’s still awesome. Did you know in its miniature form—the Butterfinger BBs—this buttery, crunchy chocolately wonder that always gets stuck in the roof of your mouth was the most popular candy of 1992? Find out the most popular candy in the year you were born.
It’s good to know that the best-loved product in the Car Care category is also one that can help you see the roads more clearly. Survey respondents raved over this Rain-X Waterless Car Wash & Rain Repellent. In a real downpour, that extra layer of protection can make a huge difference (not to mention extending the life of your wiper blades).
In the Cat Care category, The Clorox Company’s Fresh Step Clean Paws took top billing. A standout for its sustained performance, with low tracking and low dust being among the top cited reasons, this is one Product of the Year that will be a purr-fect fit for feline owners.
All hail the one-dish dinner! Even better when in it’s a can, costs less than $2, and tastes like it took serious effort. Bush’s Black Bean Fiesta delivers on all those points, a hearty side but also more than capable of standing on its own as an entree, which is why it garnered the award for Product of the Year’s 2019 Convenience Meal category.