Do you actually need a Dyson with lasers?

Date: 04 Apr, 2021
Plus: Our favorite things from Trader Joe’s, the best flea protection for your pets, and more.
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Michael Hession

Our take on the new Dyson V15 Detect

Dyson recently announced its new lineup of vacuums. We’ve already tested some of them, including the Dyson V15 Detect. We found it cleans better than any other cordless vacuum we’ve ever tested, so it’s our new upgrade pick. The V15 Detect worked great on rugs, picking up an astounding amount of fine dust and hair. It even has a laser to help illuminate all the grime. Here’s what we think of all the new gimmicks that are actually useful.

New picks

The best French press: Espro P3 French Press

After a new round of testing, the Espro P3 is our top-pick French press. It’s easy to use. And, for the price, the P3 produces the most balanced, clean, and smooth coffee of all the French presses we tested. When we used Counter Culture Coffee’s Forty-Six beans, brews made in the P3 highlighted the slightly sweet and smoky notes of the blend. Our updated review is publishing later this week.

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More this week

The Best Flea Treatments for Cats and Dogs

To protect both pets and humans from these frights, we’ve rounded up the most effective vet-recommended flea and tick treatments.

How to Wash a Comforter 

Your comforter needs to be washed only every three to five years (yes, really). But if it’s done right, washing a comforter can take all day. Here’s how to do it.

The Budget Kettlebell That Vulture Writer E. Alex Jung Uses at Home

With limited space and no gym, E. Alex Jung became tethered to his kettlebell.

Our Favorite Things From Trader Joe’s

From yummy snacks to quick, on-the-go meals, these are the best things from Trader Joe’s, according to our obsessive staff. 


These are some of the best deals we’ve seen this week (that are still around).

Takeya Actives Water Bottle

$32 $52
Add 18-ounce coral bottle to cart w/ any other Takeya Actives bottle

Buy now from Takeya

We’ve tested over 100 water bottles since 2014, and the Takeya is the most versatile one. Its lid stands out: You can lock it when you flip it open (so it won’t hit your face), and when it’s closed, the lid covers the drinking surface completely. In our testing, we found very little not to love about this bottle.


Monoprice Strata Home Sous Vide Precision Cooker 800W

$47 $70
Use promo code WC21594

Buy now from Monoprice

A home sous vide cooker is mostly for food lovers and experimental cooks. It can be used to effortlessly cook a medium-rare steak to a precise temperature. This Monoprice model is a great option if you are just getting started with this cooking technique, or if you don’t want to spend a lot of money. This sous vide cooker has very basic features compared with others we tested, but it keeps water hot (which is what it needs to do).

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