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Our 100 Most Popular Picks October 2022

In October, our readers showed us that they like to plan ahead. Electric toothbrushes were especially popular—perhaps an effort to prevent the frightful cavities waiting post–Halloween candy binge? Some readers might have had Thanksgiving dinner on their minds, considering that our favorite nonstick pan topped the list, while others looked even further to the future by picking up Christmas trees and Advent calendars. It never hurts to be prepared for the holidays!

Here are the 100 most popular Wirecutter picks in October, according to Wirecutter readers. Read it here.


October 5, 2023

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Wirecutter’s mission is to recommend what really matters. Each year, we independently test and review thousands of products to help you find just what you need. Our goal is to save you time and eliminate the stress of shopping, whether you’re looking for everyday gear or gifts for loved ones.

We strive to be the most trusted product recommendation service around, and we work with total editorial independence. We won’t post a recommendation unless our writers and editors have deemed something the best through rigorous reporting and testing.

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