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The 20 Best Home Innovations We Saw In 2023

From high-powered vacuums to portable pizza ovens, here are our favorites.
The Best Innovations We Saw in 2023

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We’re finally at the end of 2023! This year there was no shortage of nifty home gadgets and innovative home products that hit the market. And what better way to wrap up the year than highlighting 20 of our favorite home innovations of the year? From powerful vacuum-mop combos and indoor pizza ovens, to flame-proof safes and new tools, here are the 20 best home innovations we saw in 2023, in no particular order.

1. Klein Tools launched a fully customizable portable workstation

A DIYer Opening Klein Tools Stackable Storage
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Klein Tools reinvented job site organization this past year with The ModBox—a fully customizable mobile workstation with ample storage that can be tailored to your needs. Custom-design the modular unit with your choice of add-ons, like back and side storage compartments for larger items, a swiveling cup holder, built-in grooves, and much more.

Get the toolbox set at Acme Tools for $319.94

2. Craftsman unveiled 13 new outdoor products

The Best Innovations in April
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This past spring Craftsman announced three new electric riding mowers and added 10 additional new outdoor products to streamline lawn care. We were particularly intrigued by the brushless compact riding mower that could trim up to an acre of grass per battery charge, the brushless spring trimmer with 80 percent more runtime, and a multi-purpose gardening tool that could speed through planting a garden three times faster than you might manually.

You can shop all the newest releases on Craftsman.com.

3. Eufy launched a powerful robot mop

Eufy Clean X9 Pro
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Eufy’s Clean X9 Pro CleanerBot was among our favorite new launches this past year for its high-tech capabilities that take the hassle out of cleaning your home. Its impressive laser navigation, rotating mop pads, auto-lift mop, and superior yet quiet suction sweep up dirt and debris from every crevice of your home. Plus, the machine cleans and dries itself at its charging dock, which also has two separate water tanks to prevent cross-contamination.

Buy the Eufy Clean X9 Pro CleanerBot at eufy.com

4. John Deere and Ego teamed up on battery-powered lawn care products

John Deere S130 Review
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Two of our favorite legacy outdoor brands, John Deere and Ego announced an exciting partnership, adding powerful Ego batteries to John Deere tractors. Ego’s line of outdoor tools is now sold through John Deere retailers alongside their quality tractors. Plus, they work with more than 70 compatible products, opening up a world of new environmentally-friendly lawn care solutions to John Deere fans.

Get Ego battery-powered tools from your local John Deere dealer.

5. Solo Stove launched a pizza oven

Solo Stove Pizza Pi Prime
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Solo Stove, the brand behind one of our favorite firepits added a pizza oven to its lineup this past year—The Pi Prime Pizza Oven. Churning out pizzas in just 90 seconds, this appliance is your ticket to perfect pies at home. It reaches a scorching temp of 950 degrees Fahrenheit, and weighs just 30 pounds, making it easy to transport.

Get the Pi Prime Pizza Oven for $299.99 (Save $100)

6. Durable workboots from Keen

Men's Camden 6" Waterproof Boot
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The established shoe brand just unveiled the Camden Waterproof boot, a durable work boot built to handle even the toughest jobs. Made from barnyard-resistant leather that is fully waterproof, breathable, and oil- and slip-resistant, it has a fiber-toe that isn’t constricting and feels comfortable on your feet.

Get it at Keen for $215

7 . Anker launched its most powerful portable battery yet

Anker Solix
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Anker launched its most powerful battery yet—the Solix C1000 Portable Power Station. Perfect for powering your home in the event of a power outage, this compact yet mighty battery has up to 2400W AC, which can hold up to 1056Wh of charge (and can be doubled to 2112Wh with the purchase of the B1000 battery) making it strong enough to power mini-fridges, devices, wifi systems, computers, and more.

Buy the Solix C1000 for $649 ($300 off) at Amazon

8. A whole home energy monitor controlled via a smartphone App

Leviton smartphone app
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Bringing home protection into the modern age, Leviton’s whole-home energy monitoring keeps your home protected with a smartphone app that allows you to control your home’s circuit breakers, lighting, and charging right from your fingertips. It tells you important information like real-time energy usage and consumption data while notifying you of any unusual home activity, such as broken HVACs, a broken freezer, and more.

Get more info at Leviton.com

9. Dyson unveiled a high-powered vacuum and wet mop combo

The Best Innovations We Saw in September
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Dyson’s V15s Detect Submarine is undoubtly one of the most talked about launches in 2023. This versatile cordless vacuum and wet mop combo removes the hassle of cleaning your home, allowing you to simultaneously mop and vacuum your hardwood floors all without needing another tool. As Dyson’s first vacuum with an included wet vacuum component, it only requires clean water to scoop up dirt and debris from top to bottom of your home.

Get the Dyson V15s Detect Submarine at Dyson for $949

10. A powerful snow blower from DeWalt

The September Innovations This Month
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DeWalt’s first-ever snowblower—the 21 in. 60-Volt Max Cordless Electric Single Stage Snow Blower made a splash in 2023. Sprinkled with tons of cool features like the ability to clear 16 parking spots in a single charge, a powerful FlexVolt battery, dual headlights, and more. Best of all, the handles fold up easily for convenient storage.

Get the 21 in. 60-Volt Max Cordless Electric Single Stage Snow Blower at The Home Depot for $699

11. A smart autopilot kettle grill for perfectly cooked proteins

LOCO 22 in. SmartTemp Kettle Charcoal Grill in Black with Stand
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The LoCo SmartTemp 22-Inch Kettle Grill’s game-changing technology made it stand out this past year. It helps you maintain a consistent cooking temperature on the grill, which automatically kicks on to fan the flames whenever the grill starts to cool off and stops to maintain your desired level of heat. Select a temperature between 250 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit on the LCD screen, which is easily legible whether you grilling midday or at night.

Get the LoCo kettle grill at The Home Depot for $399.99

12. MyQ debuted the world’s first smart garage doorbell

Smart Garage Video Keypad
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The MyQ Smart Garage Keypad combines the ease of a garage keypad with the security of a front door camera. Featuring an easy-to-install Bluetooth design, this handy camera gadget eliminates the need for keys through the use of customizable pins for the whole family.

Get the MyQ Smart Garage Keypad at Lowe’s for $59

13. Vitamix launched an electric composter

New in May: Vitamix Eco 5 FoodCycler
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Vitamix launched the newest generation of its countertop composter: the Eco 5 FoodCycler. This appliance turns food scraps into compost, helping reduce the amount of waste and unwanted leftovers in the kitchen by 90 percent. While not the brand’s first composter, its 5-liter capacity handles double the amount of its predecessor, the FC-50. While you load it up, count on the carbon filler to help make it for indoor use.

Get the Eco 5 FoodCycler by Vitamix at Amazon for $498.80 (Save $101.15)

14. A 6-in-1 air fryer arrived from buzzy cookware brand Our Place

Our Place Wonder Oven
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Our Place, the brand behind the coveted 8-in-1 Always Pan and Perfect Pot launched its take on the air fryer: the Wonder Oven. Like Our Place’s other kitchen products, this compact appliance is a multitasker. It air fries, steams, roasts, toasts, broils, and reheats so you don’t have to switch to another appliance. Pour a little water into its inlet for perfectly steamed foods.

Get the Wonder Oven at Amazon for $175 (Save $20)

15. Ooni just launched its first electric pizza oven for indoor use

Ooni Indoor Pizza Oven
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The brand behind the market’s most coveted outdoor pizza oven (our personal favorite from hands-on testing, too!) launched an electric indoor-outdoor model to make restaurant-quality pies in your kitchen. Ooni’s pizza oven features a large 13-inch cooking surface, precise temperature dials, a cordierite baking stone, and a built-in timer with none of the ashy mess of a wood-burning oven. Plug the Volt oven into an outlet, and this hot appliance goes up a scorching 850 degrees Fahrenheit in just 20 minutes—the temperature for the perfect pie—out in 90 seconds flat.

Get the Volt electric pizza oven at Ooni for $999.

16. A sleek, small-space-friendly solution for clear countertops

New Launch: Bocchi Sink
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We loved this ultra-sleek under-mount sink design from Bocchi. Recognized at KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) this past year as Best of Show, the Baveno Hide-Away Kitchen Sink System transforms from a standard-size sink into prep space in seconds. Simply tuck away its telescopic faucet and cover the opening with two wooden cutting board covers. Or, use the ledge in the design to hold accessories like colanders, dish racks, and more steady while in use. Not only do they handle hot pots, pans, and dishes (up to 535 degrees Fahrenheit), but they are also antibacterial, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant.

Get the hide-away sink at AmazonLowe’s, and The Home Depot starting at $547.38.

17. A fireproof safe to keep your items safe from flames

Sentry Safe SAFE WITH DIAL COMBINATION
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Sentry Safe’s new fireproof safe was one of the coolest innovations we saw in 2023. Resisting flames of up to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour, this safe protects even your most precious valuables and documents inside its large .81 cubic-foot build. Powerful steel bolts, a three-combination dial, a built-in master lock, a pry-resistant-hinge bar, and convenient interior organization work together to keep all of your belongings sturdy for quick retrieval and keep intruders out.

Get it at Walmart for $155

18. An electric vehicle charger you can install at home

The Best October Innovations
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Legrand’s Hardwired Home Level 2 EV Charger, allows you to charge your vehicle from the comfort of your home. Not only will you avoid high gas prices at the pump, but you can also have your vehicle fully charged ahead of your morning commute—as it charges in just 6 to 8 hours. Retailing for $649, this sleek charger comes with an 18-foot charging cable, storage hook, and meets safety standards.

Get the Hardwired Home Level 2 EV Charger for $649 at Legrand.

19. Two renowned home brands teamed up on a line of high-powered vacuums

The Best October Home Innovations
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Two of our favorite cleaning and outdoor tool brands—Bissell and Greenworks—partnered up on a line of powerful vacuums. The Bissell CleanView XR Stick Vacuum and Cleanview XR Pet 300W Stick Vacuum combine the best of these two legendary brands, Greenwork’s Powerall 24-volt lithium-ion battery and Bissell’s superior cleaning abilities which allow you to clean your entire home from top to bottom.

Get the Bissell CleanView XR Stick Vacuum for $199 at Bissell and Amazon and the Cleanview XR Pet 300W Stick Vacuum at Amazon for $229.99

20. Cyclopure announced its new Purefast Home Filters for PFAS removal

Cyclopure Launched Purefast Filter Cartridge for PFAS
Cyclopure Launched Purefast Filter Cartridge for PFAS

The concern for contaminants in drinking water is high for many. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are often found in nonstick cookware, household cleaners, and even some clothing products. This year, Cyclopure debuted Purefast Home Filter designed to remove forever chemicals from our drinking water. Best of all? It’s compatible with the already popular line of Brita filtration pitchers, making it an easy upgrade for many households.  At the end of its use, the company pays for its return and safe disposal to prevent PFAS waste from contaminating the environment.

Get the Purefast Home Filters at Cyclopure for $40

The prices listed here are accurate as of publication on December 22, 2023.