Best Products We Tested in July: Charcoal Grills, First Aid Kits & More

CNN Underscored constantly tests products – whether it’s charcoal grills, first aid kits or cooling fans – to find the absolute best in each category. Our testing process is rigorous, beginning with spending hours of research to find the best products in each category. Once we create a test suite of products, we test and retest each product multiple times in real world settings over the course of several weeks or even months.

This year we’ve already tested many products – from electric toothbrushes to pizza ovens to outdoor home security cameras – to find the best products you need to improve your life. Here are the winning products from July.

Best overall charcoal grill

Charcoal grilling has consistently given us the best results, and the classic Weber Original Premium Kettle Grill is our favorite. The easy-to-use and direct vents make controlling the temperature a breeze, and they’re also very affordable.

Best fan overall

The Honeywell tower fan is compact in size, stylish design, sturdy base, and eight speed settings, plus it’s quiet and affordable.

Best overall electric toothbrush

Affordable, full-featured, effective, and compatible with many types of Philips replacement brush heads and third parties, the Sonicare 4100 is a great way to improve your oral hygiene routine.

Best overall wired outdoor security camera

The Floodlight Cam Wired Plus from Ring gives you a complete package of outdoor security cameras. It has a flood light with ample brightness, easy setup, powerful video and sound quality and motion alerts that keep you up to date with what’s going on in your home.

Best Overall Outdoor Wireless Security Camera

Arlo’s Essential Spotlight Camera is battery powered, records 1080p video, can be installed almost anywhere around your home and is among the most affordable cameras we tested.

Best overall sports bra

All of our testers found the Nike Dri-Fit Swoosh Ultra Support Sports Bra to be the most comfortable sports bra they’ve ever worn. The soft, breathable, sweat-wicking fabric and simple front-zip design keep everyone comfortable, even in high-octane workouts.

Best overall baking sheet

Nordic Ware’s affordable and durable uncoated aluminum frying pan as well as the most expensive sheet pans performed in our tests and stayed flat without warping even above rated temperatures.

Best rice cooker overall

Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy consistently achieved the best results in all of our cooking tests. It is cooked perfectly thin rice every time and has practical features that make it a must for people who cook and eat rice regularly.

Best overall pizza oven

The only electric pizza oven we tested, the Breville Pizzaiolo was our oven of choice overall due to its consistent, predictable results and even cooking.

Best overall cloud storage app

In our testing, we found the Microsoft 365 Personal plan for Microsoft OneDrive is the best personal cloud storage option if you don’t use any Apple devices.

Best overall first aid kit

The easy-to-use loop-style design, high-quality products and all the basics recommended by the Red Cross means you’ll be guaranteed to have everything you need and be able to find it when you need it.

The best laptop from Apple

The MacBook Air M2 is Apple’s best laptop for most people, perfect for everyday multitasking and a good amount of gaming and visual work. It’s the fastest laptop for the money, and an especially big upgrade if you’re coming from an Intel Mac.

The best Windows laptop overall

The Dell XPS 13 features an impressive design that is lightweight, thin and ultra-portable to work anywhere, a virtually borderless screen that makes content pop and a powerful 11th generation Intel processor that can burn most workloads with ease.

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