1. We created categories for kitchen, bath and laundry products, then selected the top four to six products in each category based on consumer rankings and our own research.
2. We put each product through a series of relevant challenges and rated the performances.
3. Products that survived the first round were subjected to a second and even a third round until a winner emerged. Then we asked you, our readers, to nominate your favorites. Somtimes our editors agreed with you and sometimes there were two winners. Read on to see which products came out on top.