Good Housekeeping Editor’s Choice Picks of 2022

Every year, editors and analysts from the Good Housekeeping Institute attend CES (Consumer Electronics Show) to gain an exclusive peek at the newest and most innovative goods that will be available in stores and on e-carts in the following year. Due to COVID-19, this large trade expo went totally virtual last year, and this year’s exhibition is hybrid, with some physical attendance in Las Vegas and some virtual announcements and events, thanks to the latest Omicron variant. The show in 2022 still included over 2,200 exhibitors showcasing the newest advancements from an industry that is expected to surpass $500 billion in revenue.

Body Scan

Body Scan

Body Scan has been unveiled by Withings, a firm recognized for its connected health tech devices. The technology uses a smart scale coupled to a retractable handle, which together contains sensors and electrodes for analysis, to measure body composition and heart rate. Updates to the related app are in the works and will collect feedback on nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management, as well as provide access to medical professionals.

Bespoke French-Door Refrigerator

Bespoke French-Door Refrigerator

Samsung’s newest line of appliances, which includes this Bespoke French Door refrigerator with Family Hub, puts design first. It’s available in three or four doors, 12 distinct colors, and two different finishes. The nicest feature is that you may create your own custom color schemes. You’ll be able to stream Samsung TV Plus, a new feature for 2022, use it with Alexa-enabled devices, and take advantage of an improved version of the internal camera technology with the Family Hub.

All-New 360 Smart Bed

All-New 360 Smart Bed

Sleep Number, a Good Housekeeping Seal holder, has consistently pleased us with new solutions for providing consumers with a comfortable night’s sleep. The latest smart bed from the brand incorporates sensors and technologies to adjust to the sleeper’s changing needs (s). The bed can adjust to the different comfort levels of each person. The bed can regulate the temperature on each side of the bed, detect snoring and modify the head of the bed as needed, tilt to maintain appropriate spinal alignment while elevating the head, or entirely lower and elevate to make it easier for sleepers to get in and out of bed. The embedded sensors may also be able to detect and monitor additional health issues in the future.

Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Encode Plus Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Smart door locks provide homeowners more control over their homes, allowing them to lock, unlock, and monitor lock activity in real-time without losing security. For the first time in the United States, this smart lock solution will work with Apple’s home keys for iPhone or Apple Watch, allowing homeowners to unlock their door without having to unlock their device! The Schlage Home app, as well as Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant will work with the new lock. The fact that the hardware will be available in a variety of styles and finishes is certainly a plus for our home editors!

Fully Autonomous Tractor

Fully Autonomous Tractor

John Deere, a company known for its capable tractors, has claimed that it has developed a fully autonomous tractor that is ready for mass production. The 8R tractor will be combined with a slew of new innovative technologies. Given that feed, demand has increased but land availability has decreased, the introduction is intended to help feed the world more efficiently. While this equipment is aimed toward farmers, we can’t wait for the technology to trickle down to our backyard machines!

FX Washer and Dryer

FX Washer and Dryer

At Good Housekeeping, we’re no strangers to testing the latest and finest washers and dryers. LG keeps innovating in this field, as evidenced by its latest FX laundry duet. It uses intelligence to recognize load size, fabric kinds, and soil levels, then adjusts the wash cycle and detergent amount automatically. The dryer then “speaks” to the washer, instructing it to select the appropriate cycle for the load and to preheat for faster drying periods. There are also more downloaded cycles available, like pet care, and the washer self-cleans. While we haven’t tested this model yet, LG washers and dryers have always performed admirably in our tests, and we can’t wait to put them to the test. Carolyn Forte, our Cleaning Appliances Director, believes they will “make doing laundry easier than ever!” based on what she’s observed.

7-in-1 HomeChef Compact Oven

7-in-1 HomeChef Compact Oven

In the large appliance area, built-in combi-steam ovens have been popular, but more and more businesses are introducing countertop models. Panasonic’s 7-in-1 model steams, convection bakes, air fries, ferments, sterilizes, and more. Panasonic toaster ovens have done well in prior testing, according to Nicole Papantoniou, our Kitchen Appliances Director, so we’re excited to get our hands on this one to evaluate

Over-the-Range Microwave Oven

Over-the-Range Microwave Oven

There have been some interesting microwave innovations, but none that have blown us away since air frying became available in select models a few years ago. LG’s newest over-the-range microwave can steam cook for more flavorful results, a trend Papantoniou is seeing more of. It also has a broad ventilation area for better ventilation. The microwave connects to the ThinQ app, which provides recipes that may be purchased.

Smart Faucet with Motion Control

Smart Faucet with Motion Control

Moen has overlaid motion controls on a new handle-free design, building on the brand’s existing Smart Faucet offering. We’ve tried speech controls with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant in our laboratories, and we like being able to administer precise amounts of water with just our voice. You can now request particular temperatures, such as two cups at 100°F. What got us even more thrilled was the announcement of Moen’s Smart Water Network connectivity with the smart faucet and other smart water devices, such as a sump pump monitor, water monitor and shutdown, leak detection, and smart shower controller. Smart gadgets will soon be able to interact with one another, assisting in the prevention of damage from leaks or burst pipes.

CordZero All-in-One Cordless Stick Vacuum

CordZero All-in-One Cordless Stick Vacuum

At the Good Housekeeping Institute, we’ve done our fair share of stick vac testing. For a sleek, compact, and clean vacuum system, this model stores its six attachments in a self-emptying tower. A telescopic wand is included in the design, which can be adjusted to reach further when cleaning and to compress when storage. The hand vacuum can also be detached for easier spot cleaning. It’s also WiFi enabled, so you can use the ThinQ app to do diagnostics as needed. Forte is impressed since this technique will address concerns such as untidy emptying, difficult storage, and misplaced attachments.

EverestAir Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

EverestAir Smart True HEPA Air Purifier

Levoit, a seal-holding brand, has pleased us with its HVAC products, which include everything from our favorite humidifiers to excellent air purifiers. That’s why we were so pleased to hear more about EverestAir, the company’s newest air purifier, which features smart control via the VeSync app and a sleek design. DiClerico, the director of Home Improvement, was blown away. “It features a stylish appearance, sophisticated controls with real-time air quality updates, and amazing air cleaning,” he summarised.

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