Revealed: America's most popular homeware products of 2024 - our readers' top buys, and today's best prices

From air fryers to vacuums - find out what everyone's been buying in our our annual round up

One of the most popular products this year, the Ninja Max XL
(Image credit: Ninja)

Want to know the best selling air fryers, vacuums and juicers of 2023? At Homes & Gardens, we keep a close eye on the products that you actually go on to buy from our hundreds of guides, recommendations and reviews.

Just because a product is the best-selling, it doesn't necessarily make it right for you - but we were fascinated by the choices in some of our most popular areas of specialism. Other people's choices do serve as a good starting point to help you make your own choices - and so what better way to start than by reading our annual round up.

Whether it's the best air fryer, the best juicer, or even just some bed sheets, this is what our readers have been buying.  

How we test

Where possible, we test products in our test centre, where we can standardise our testing to give every product a fair chance of success. We test all small appliances on a wide range of ingredients and recipes to make sure that they're up to the task. We test all floorcare appliances on a wide range of different debris and floor types. Our testers have expert training in their given field or years of experience. For example, our in-house coffee expert is trained as a barista. 

When we can't arrange a sample for the test kitchen, we send products out to a team of expert freelancers. In some cases this can tell us more than the test kitchen, because using this products in a real home can reveal that little annoyances that come from using a product in an everyday home rather than a pristine test kitchen. 

Where possible, we test products for months, if not years, so that we can make sure that products have longevity and represent genuine value for money. This is  especially true of products like mattress and bedsheets, which can be products to last a lifetime. With sleep products, it's crucial to test them throughout the year, so we can see if they sleep hot or cold as the seasons change. 

Our review and testing guidelines provide more insight into our process. 


What's the most popular air fryer?

The most popular air fryer in the world is the Ninja Max XL. This is a little surprising, as it's not our pick for the best air fryer. However, it was trending throughout Black Friday thanks to its non-toxicity and speed.  

What's the most popular vacuum cleaner?

Dyson make the best-known vacuums, but we've found that the Shark Strtos is one of the most popular vacuums in the world. It does a great job for a lot less than a top-line Dyson vacuum. 

Best of all, a lot of the most popular products are on markdown in the after-Christmas sales. I've covered the best of the Amazon after-Christmas sales and Walmart after-Christmas sales and some of these top picks have big discounts. 

Alex David
Head of eCommerce

As Head of eCommerce, Alex makes sure our readers find the right information to help them make the best purchase. After graduating from Cambridge University, Alex got his start in reviewing at the iconic Good Housekeeping Institute, testing a wide range of household products and appliances. He then moved to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, assessing gardening tools, machinery, and wildlife products. Helping people find true quality and genuine value is a real passion.