The best products we tested in June: emergency radios, electric lawn mowers and more

CNN Underscored is constantly testing products – whether emergency radios, electric lawn mowers or LED light strips – to find the absolute best in each respective category. Our testing process is rigorous, starting with spending hours of research to find the best products in each category. Once we’ve created a product testing pool, we test and retest each product multiple times under real-world conditions over weeks or even months.

This year, we’ve already tested dozens of products – from the best cold brew coffee makers to juicers to mops – to find the best products you need to make life better. Here are the winning products for June.

The Best Electric Lawn Mower Overall

Easier to use than the competition, self-propelled and, best of all, excellent for cutting grass, the Ego Power+ Select Cut Electric Lawn Mower packs plenty of power to mow a standard lawn on a single charge and almost makes chore fun. .

The best emergency radio overall

With easy-to-use alerts, four charging options, a bright LCD display, a powerful flashlight, and simple controls, the Midland ER310 outperformed other radios we tested in all areas and is a valuable addition to your household emergency kit.

Best mop overall

The O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop combines a hands-free mop bucket with a lightweight triangular mop head that’s perfect for cleaning and scrubbing on any surface.

Best Coffee Subscription Box Overall

Blue Bottle’s coffee subscription won us over with its balance of variety, customization, and most importantly, taste. The flavors are complex and bold, yet undeniably delicious. Beyond its coffee, Blue Bottle’s subscription is simple and easy to use, with tons of options to fit your caffeine needs.

Best Cold Brew Coffee Maker Overall

Hario Mizudashi cold brew machine

Overall, the Hario Mizudashi Cold Brew Coffee Maker got the highest score. This sleek, sophisticated and streamlined carafe produces 1 liter (approximately 4 1/4 cups) of rich, robust brew in just eight hours. It was one of the easiest to put together, it performed an exemplary brew in the shortest amount of time, and it looked elegant doing it. Additionally, it ranked as the second most affordable in our inventory.

The best juicer overall

The Hurom H-AA has consistently given us more juice with better body than any other juicer we’ve tested. It’s more expensive than the others, but if you want to get the most out of your fruits and vegetables, it’s worth it and the counter space.

Best Insect Repellent Overall & Best DEET Free Insect Repellent

So nice and light you might forget you’re wearing it, but the bugs don’t. Picaridin – the active ingredient in Proven, comprising 20% ​​of its formula – is one of the best at repelling insects.

Best sunscreen overall

The Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sun Spray scored miles above all the other sunscreens we tested. A broad-spectrum SPF 30 chemical formulation, this sunscreen spray goes on super light, rubs on immediately, and smells delicious of coconut.

Best LED Strip Lights Overall

Govee Wi-Fi RGBIC strip lights work brilliantly and give you longer lengths and greater coverage for less money than the competition. The easy-to-use app lets you create warm moods and color-changing special effects for entertaining or everyday use.