The Top 10 Products Spruce Readers Bought in September

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Our Favorite September Products

The Spruce / Michaela Buttignol

From organic, eco-friendly cotton sheets to powerful, efficient robotic pool cleaners, the products we recommend on The Spruce are vast and suited for many different uses. Whatever you're looking for, we’ve rounded up some of our readers’ September favorites that you’ll definitely want to snag for yourself.

Read on for the top, Spruce-approved products that our readers couldn’t get enough of this month.

Our Top Picks
In This Article

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Cleaner

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Robotic Pool Vacuum Cleane


Named our Best Overall robotic pool cleaner, the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus includes a number of premium features ideal for maintaining your pool—without the time and energy that you'd have to spend manually cleaning it. Our home tester loved the pool cleaner’s automatic setup, compact yet powerful design, and effective cleaning performance. Suitable for in-ground pools up to 50 feet long, this cleaner uses smart navigation and dual scrubbing brushes to rid an entire pool of dirt and debris in just about two hours. "After working its magic for a little over two hours, my pool, up to the waterline, was noticeably cleaner," said our tester. "I could 'see' this in the clearer, fresher-looking water and 'feel' it in the water, as it had a lighter, less silty feeling."

What really sets the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus apart is its use of advanced technology. You’ll find that it easily transforms labor-intensive pool cleaning into a truly automated experience, taking on almost all of the workload from pool owners who can simply put the product in the pool and forget about it. Thorough in its cleaning job, the Nautilus CC Plus utilizes CleverClean technology to map out the pool and create the most efficient path—meaning it will hardly miss an inch. Its three-point turn capabilities and climbing rings allow for effective navigation, both on the floor and the walls of the pool.

And while robotic pool cleaners aren’t exactly cheap, this model’s superior performance adds value and efficiency, making it worth the initial investment. Plus, compared to high-end models with a similar performance, we'd say it's pretty reasonably priced.

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set

Cozy Earth

Whether you’re a sleeper in search of naturally cooling sheets or ready to upgrade to a more sustainable bedding option, the Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set is a prime pick for those willing to spend a bit more on a luxe bedding set. Made from exceptionally soft, bamboo-sourced viscose, it’s no wonder why these stylish and moisture-wicking linens were named our splurge pick for the Best Bamboo Sheets of 2023.

Our tester noted the sheets’ moisture-wicking and breathable material, which allows for thermo-regulation to help cool you down if you tend to overheat while sleeping. In addition, the sheets maintained their quality after washing, remaining wrinkle-free and super soft right out of the dryer. While the Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set may be a bit pricey, it’s a purchase you can feel good about considering its multiple certifications, including from OEKO-TEX, FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), and Ecocert.

Parachute Down Duvet Insert

Down Duvet Insert Parachute


As temperatures cool and chilly weather calls for snuggling in bed, consider upgrading your nighttime routine with the Parachute Down Duvet Insert, our number-one pick for the Best Down Comforters of 2023. The lightweight yet warm bedding earned a 5-star rating from our at-home tester, who described its fluffiness and loft as "cloud-like." 

This ethically-sourced, dreamy duvet insert has a fill power of 750, an 85/15 down-to-feather ratio, and a sateen cotton shell. As an added bonus, the high-quality duvet can also handle machine washing and drying. While the Parachute Down Duvet Insert may be too warm for all-season use, it’s a worthwhile investment to keep you cozy through the fall and winter months.

Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum with DuoClean PowerFins

Shark IZ462H Vertex Ultra Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum with DuoClean PowerFins


After testing over 50 vacuums—both in The Lab and at home—our team found that the Shark IZ462H Vertex DuoClean PowerFins Lightweight Cordless Stick Vacuum was a clear winner, earning its title as our pick for the best overall Shark vacuum of 2023. This model will streamline your cleaning routine by offering powerful suction on all surfaces, easy handling and operation, and a relatively quiet experience. With just one or two passes, our tester found that this vacuum effectively cleaned all types of debris and left floors squeaky clean.

This Shark vacuum also features a flexible wand perfectly engineered to clean hard-to-reach places, such as beneath the sofa or bed. Compared to other cordless models, this product has a battery life of 60 minutes, giving you plenty of time to clean the house without having to stop and charge in between. Bonus: For smaller jobs, the product can also convert into a handheld vacuum, and you can fold it in half for compact and convenient storage.

Saatva Classic Mattress

Saatva Classic Mattress


For a restful night’s sleep, relax on the perfectly plush Saatva Classic Mattress, which was named our top pick for the Best Pillow-Top Mattresses of 2023. This hybrid model is engineered with an innerspring base and dual-coil design, including edge support for secure sleeping, high-density memory foam, and a cushiony, three-inch pillow top. Our tester found that this mattress alleviated the aches and pains she’d experienced with her previous model—so if you have problems with sleep quality, the Saatva Classic Mattress may be just the solution. 

The Saatva Classic Mattress is handmade to order and is constructed with organic materials for a luxurious sleeping experience. In addition, this mattress is available in three comfort levels (plush soft, luxury firm, and firm), making it suited for virtually any kind of sleeper.

Frontgate Resort Skid-Resistant Bath Rug

Frontgate Resort Skid-Resistant Bath Rug


After conducting 20 hours of research and testing 13 different bath mats, the Frontgate Resort Skid-Resistant Bath Rug stood above the rest, earning a perfect score in all categories. Woven with long-staple cotton, it has a plush, soft texture that still proved to be highly absorbent. The 1.8-inch thick, high-pile surface is offset with low loops, giving the product a lavish texture and aesthetically-pleasing look. Did we mention that the material gets even softer the more you wash it?

To ensure secure footing, the Frontgate Skid-Resistant Bath Rug is crafted with a latex-treated back. Available in over 20 different custom-dyed color options and multiple sizes, it's sure to pair well with any type of bathroom style.

Whirlpool WTW8127LW 5.2-5.3-cu ft Smart Top Load Washer with 2-in-1 Removable Agitator

Whirlpool WTW8127LW 5.2-5.3-cu ft Smart Top Load Washer with 2-in-1 Removable Agitator


The widely beloved Whirlpool WTW8127LW 5.3-cubic-foot Smart Top Load Washer utilizes a number of well-designed features that are sure to enhance and streamline your laundry routine. As our top pick for the Best Top-Load Washers of 2023, the Energy Star-certified product includes both an impeller plate and removable agitator to customize the 2-in-1 machine for a multitude of laundry needs. This washer also provides 11 pre-set cycle options and allows you to easily control laundry preferences, such as water temperature and cycle speed.

In addition to the numerous cycle combinations, this machine also has a built-in faucet, perfect for treating stains before washing. For added user convenience, the washer also includes built-in Wi-Fi that connects with the Whirlpool app, where—at the touch of your fingertips—you can easily schedule loads of laundry for a specific time or receive notifications on a load’s cycle status. With the myriad of premium features that this model offers, laundry doesn’t get much easier than this!

Brooklinen Down Comforter

Brooklinen Down Comforter


As our pick for the best heavy down comforter of 2023, the ultra-warm version of the Brooklinen Down Comforter, which has a 750-fill power, gets high marks for faring well in almost all climates and seasons. The ethically-sourced down is constructed with an extremely soft, cotton-sateen shell and feather fill that will keep you toasty during winter. 

The Brooklinen Down Comforter, made with long-staple cotton, is also certified by OEKO-TEX  and treated with antimicrobials that help prevent odor-causing bacteria growth and minimize allergies. We also liked its baffle-box construction, which helps ensure that the fill never bunches up and is evenly distributed. You’ll find this comforter in three weights—lightweight, all-season, and ultra-warm—so you’re sure to cozy up to an option that’s comfortable for you.

Avocado Organic Superfine Suvin Cotton Sheets

Avocado Organic Superfine Suvin Cotton Sheets


The Avocado Organic Superfine Suvin Cotton Sheets, which earned a perfect score on all fronts, is a top-tier choice for those looking for luxurious, yet sustainable bedding. This sheet set is our top pick for organic sheets, as it's made from 100 percent Indian Suvin cotton. Its sateen finish and long-staple cotton material allow for a lavish feel, with a durable construction that gets softer after each wash. 

This sheet set is also OEKO-TEX certified, Made Safe certified, and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified, so you know you’re getting one of the most ethically-produced options in the bedding market. The sheet sets are available in 600 and 1,000 thread counts and come in white, natural, or gray for all standard bed sizes.

EGO POWER+ Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Leaf Blower

EGO Variable-Speed Blower

Courtesy of Home Depot

As autumn approaches and falling leaves take over the yard, a quality leaf blower that’ll clear your outdoor space with minimal effort might be worth the investment. That’s where the time-saving EGO POWER+ 650 CFM Cordless Leaf Blower comes in. The handheld blower offers variable speed control that can range from 225 CFM to 500 CFM, which makes for a powerful unit that can clear an area in little to no time. For larger pieces of debris, activating the leaf blower’s turbo mode allows for 650 CFM (the equivalent of 180 MPH). The battery-powered model has 90 minutes of run time when turbo mode is not activated, so you’ll be able to spiff up your yard uninterrupted before having to recharge. 

If you’re willing to shell out a little extra cash, consider buying the company’s newer model, the EGO Power+ LB6003 600 CFM Backpack Blower. As our choice for the best splurge pick for both cordless leaf blowers and leaf blowers and vacuums for clearing lawn debris, the product’s large airflow capacity, backpack design, and variable speed settings made cleanup a total breeze for our testers.

Final Verdict

You can't go wrong with any of these products—but based on popularity alone, we'd especially recommend the Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Automatic Robotic Pool Cleaner and the Cozy Earth Bamboo Sheet Set. Both earned high marks from our home and lab testers, who devoted hours to assessing the quality, design, and usability of each item.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This article was written by Bianca Pineda, a commerce writer for The Spruce. To compile this list, she researched the top-selling products bought by Spruce readers in September, from outdoor tools to heavy-duty appliances. As she evaluated products for the roundup, she examined testing insights, overall cost, user experience, and versatility to select this wide range of items that cater to every kind of Spruce reader.

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