HGTV Shopping Editors' Tested Product Winners of 2024

HGTV shopping editors have rigorously tested lots of products — and here are the winners so far in 2024.

Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money off these affiliate links. Learn more.
Updated on January 16, 2024

The shopping editors at HGTV are experts in lots of products — some are new favorites, some are products we've used for years and some are the products we've rigorously tested in our homes to make sure they're up to our (very high) standards. Since 2020, we've spent hours trying the best products from some of our reader-favorite categories: cleaning, bedding and household necessities like humidifiers.

What makes us so sure we've found the best? The editorial team is consumers just like you are. And when we say we put these products to the test, we mean not only do they have to be great, they have to be worth using once the test is over. We have pets that love to play in the mud, kids that spill their food and grout that needs cleaning. We live in apartments, country homes, city dwellings — in different places like New York, Atlanta and Tennessee. We use these products for days, weeks and years — and have strong opinions on what makes the best of the best. We are confident these are some of the best products on the market, so keep this page bookmarked to see what we add to our favorites this year.

Our Favorite Tested Cleaning Products

We're passionate about cleaning here at HGTV, and therefore want to make sure the products we're offering you are the very best. Here are the products we firmly stand by, from stick vacuums to carpet cleaners.


The shining star in our Best Pet Vacuums test, here's why it earned top billing: "A best-overall pet hair vacuum should have superior suction, the ability to thoroughly clean all floor surfaces, feature whole-machine filtration and offer tools to clean up high and under furniture. The Dyson Ball Animal 2 checks every box." The editor also loved that it's easy to use on stairs and in corners and that it picked up such an incredible amount of dust and pet hair with ease.


This was a clear winner in our Best Carpet Cleaner test for a few reasons — affordable price, large tank size and easy cleanup. This will tackle an 8x10 rug without having to refill the water tank, and our editor raved over how effective the job was.

Our Favorite Tested Bedding Products

Okay, we love sleeping, too. And we have tested so. many. sleeping products. Ahem — it's for work, okay? If you met us in real life, here are the products we would enthusiastically recommend to get the best night's sleep possible.

From $109

A wildly enthusiastic win for Best Cooling Pillows was this Layla pillow, which is a dream if you're on the market for a pillow that feels like the cool side all night long. It's also customizable and super soft.


This unique sleep mask won first place because it was so comfortable, and the patented design made it a really unique find. It also is slightly weighted, which means it can relieve headaces, too.

Our Favorite Tested Household Necessities

A lot of people ask us about the little things that have so many options: have you seen how many essential oil diffusers are on the market today? We did you a solid and tried out a lot of different necessities to make your next purchase an easy win.


A direct quote from our Best Air Purifiers article says it best: "I love that the lowest setting is quiet enough to use while sleeping, and there's an option to turn off all of the control lights if you're sensitive to lights at night. Plus, this thing is great for reducing odors — you could barely tell when I cook salmon for dinner with this machine running." The extras make this a really good deal, like the nightlight feature and the fact that it has three fan speeds.

Read All of Our Product Reviews

Next Up

7 Best Mattress Toppers of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

If your mattress isn't cutting it but you're not ready to upgrade, consider a comfortable mattress topper. From memory foam to feather, these toppers will make you feel like you're sleeping in a 5-star hotel.

The Best Grills of 2023

Find the perfect grill for your family and outdoor space with our expert appliance guide.

The 10 Best Dog Collars for Every Pup in 2023

We did the research and found the best collars for every size and situation.

The Best Air Fryers of 2022 for Every Budget and Household

Find out everything you need to know about air fryers and where to buy the best model for you and your household.

9 Best Blenders of 2024 for Smoothies and Shakes

Get healthy and happy with morning smoothies that are both nutritious and delicious. These top-rated blenders can help supercharge your day and put a spring in your step.

The Best Pressure Washers Under $500 for Every Job

Narrow your search with these top-rated pressure washer picks.

6 Best Noise-Canceling Headphones of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Tune out distracting chatter, loud appliances and that roaring airplane hum with these well-made and comfortable earbuds and headphones.

The Best Subscription Boxes

Sign us up for goodies delivered to our doorstep every month. No matter your interest or age, there's a subscription box out there for you and your loved ones — making it the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

12 Best Pillows of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Drift off into dreamland with one of these editor-tested and -approved pillows.

The Best Vacuum Cleaners of 2024, Tested and Reviewed

Shop our editors' most-loved vacuum cleaners for every surface and budget.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.