52 (More) Things We Love

18 Apr, 2021

Plus: New leggings and dish rack picks

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Exclusive deals on our favorite picks

Over the past year, as part of our 52 Things We Love series, Wirecutter staffers have written odes to their favorite picks—the items they go back to every day.

We’re truly enamored with a lot of our picks, from luxurious towels and mighty air purifiers to super-cheap power cables and inky pens. And we want you to love them just as much as we do.

We also have some Wirecutter-exclusive discounts on some of our favorite things. A few deals are listed below, but you can find them all here.

52 Things We Love returns April 29

In 2020 we wanted to highlight some of our all-time-favorite Wirecutter picks. Our staff has recommended more than 10,000 products, but some picks have truly withstood the test of time (like the Zeroll Ice Cream Scoop, our top pick since 2013). And so we launched our 52 Things We Love newsletter series.

On April 29, we are launching the next edition of 52 Things We Love. This year, we will be focusing on surprisingly valuable picks. In other words, we’ll be spotlighting inexpensive picks that really have made our lives easier (especially during a global pandemic), as well as picks that have lasted us for years. Look for these newsletters in your inbox on Thursdays.

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More this week

Sensory-Friendly Picks for Life on the Autism Spectrum

Sensory details (like beeps, buzzes, or scratchy tags) really matter when choosing the right items for autistic people. Here are our sensory-friendly picks.

How Our Readers Made Wirecutter Better Last Month

We’ve been doing some spring cleaning, updating older recommendations and posting new ones, and readers have been asking thoughtful questions along the way.

The Best Leggings

We’ve added new leggings recommendations to this guide, including some favorites from Lululemon, Universal Standard, and more.

The Best Dish Rack

A good dish rack that fits your needs can make all the difference in your dish-washing experience. After a new round of testing, these are our picks.

52 Things We Love Deals


OXO 9-Cup Coffee Maker

$160 $200 Use code WIRECUTTER

Buy now from OXO

The OXO 9-Cup Coffee Maker produces coffee that tastes like it took a lot of effort, yet it requires only the push of a button. Over the years we’ve tested the OXO brewer against other machines with a number of coffee professionals, and they’ve all ranked it among their favorites.


Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 (18 ounce)

$50 $58 Use code WIRECUTTER

Buy now from Supergoop

Supergoop Play Everyday’s formula is designed for both face and body. It rubs in easily and appears nearly transparent once applied. It has a light, pleasant scent and comes in three sizes, including an 18-ounce jug that’s very affordable on a per-ounce basis.

Coway AP-1512HH Mighty Air Purifier

$150 $200 Use code WCCOWAY

Buy now from Coway

If Wirecutter had a Hall of Fame, the Coway AP-1512HH Mighty would be a first-ballot lock. It’s been our top pick since 2015, and in that time we’ve pitted it against more than 40 competitors in our rigorous testing. It’s perfect for bedrooms, playrooms, and living rooms. And the Coway captures smoke from wildfires and traps particles smaller than the coronavirus.

Frontgate Resort Cotton Bath Towel

$29 $35 Use code WCTOWEL

Buy now from Frontgate

The Frontgate Resort Cotton Bath Towel adds a little luxury to an ordinary shower routine. This is the softest towel we tested. The Frontgate Resort feels like a plush towel from a luxury hotel, and it comes in a wider variety of sumptuous colors than any other we found.

Frontgate Resort Bath Mat

$39 $50 Use code WCMAT

Buy now from Frontgate

This towel-like mat isn’t all that grippy (it doesn’t have a nonslip backing). But it’s easy to hang to dry between showering, and it will fit under a low-clearance door. This mat comes in lots of colors but is available in only one size. We also found the Frontgate to be more absorbent than other towel mats. Its densely packed loops didn’t feel soggy after one person drip-dried on this mat, whereas others we tried soaked through immediately.

1Password Password Manager

$18 $25 For an individual plan
$30 $50 For a family plan 

Buy the individual plan
Buy the family plan

Everyone should use a password manager. Yes, everyone. After researching dozens of options since 2016, we found that 1Password outperformed the 40 apps we considered. 1Password’s Watchtower feature keeps track of any weak or duplicated passwords you’ve already created and gently encourages you to change them.

Wyze Cam v2 Indoor Security Camera

$21 $25 Use code WIRECUTTER52

Buy now from Chewy

The Wyze Cam v2 is a no-nonsense option for keeping an eye on your pets. The Wyze Cam is not even technically a pet camera, but it does everything a pet camera should do, for a fraction of the price. It’s easy to set up—just plug it in and download the simple and intuitive app. The Wyze Cam is also tiny—it fits in the palm of your hand and has a small footprint on any surface.

For more great prices on our picks, check outour Deals page.

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