The 15 most popular things our readers are buying on Cyber Monday

Here's what you all couldn't stop buying

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What did smart shoppers buy on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? As it turns out, a lot of Instant Pots, streaming sticks, and smart home gadgets.

We spend all year lab-testing products and searching for the best deals. But you're the ones actually spending your hard-earned money—which is why we compiled a list of the things you couldn't stop buying between Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017.

Nearly every item on the list was recommended by our editors. Most of you stuck with Amazon, but the Harry Josh hair dryer and All-Clad cookware sales were popular too—and they're still on sale for Cyber Monday.

These are the things that you, our readers, couldn't get enough of on the busiest shopping days of 2017:

1. The Instant Pot and the Instant Pot Mini

Instant Pot
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The Instant Pot was the breakout star of last year's Black Friday, and it's easy to see why: It can do just about anything with its 7-in-1 features including pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer and more in its biggest size of 8 quarts.

The 3-quart version still has the 7-in-1 functionality but at a smaller size. It’s perfect for dinner for two, a side dish or taking food on the go. Both sizes are still on sale. If you're not sure which one to buy, we have a guide for which Instant Pot is best for you.

Our readers also bought up the “Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker” cookbook, which has over 100 recipes for the multi-cooker along with tips and guidelines for each. It’s not on sale, but it’s a cheap companion to your new best friend in the kitchen.

Get the Instant Pot 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $110
Get the Instant Pot Mini 7-in-1 Pressure Cooker for $60
Get the Instant Pot Cookbook for $6

2. This popular DNA test

23andMe Ancestry DNA Testing Kit
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This is the only item we haven't tested (yet)—but a crazy-good discount pushed it into a top position. The 23andMe DNA Test provides 75-plus personalized genetic reports online from a simple saliva sample collected from an at-home kit and sent for study. It also provides information on health, traits and ancestry.

There's a cheaper version that provides a genetic breakdown of ancestry through the saliva sample with an option to upgrade for health and traits. Neither one is on sale anymore.

Get this 23AndMe Genetic Service DNA kit for $129
Get this 23AndMe Genetic Service DNA kit for $69

3. Amazon Echos

Amazon Echo
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The all-new 2nd generation Echo is still on sale for under $100 and has a new speaker, design and comes in a range of styles. It’s perfect for music, messaging, cooking, scheduling and much, much more. Alexa can also hear you better now.

Its smaller counterpart, the 2nd generation Echo Dot, does much of the same for a lower price minus some of the Echo’s advanced features. Both are still on sale.

Get the 2nd generation Amazon Echo for $80- $100
Get the Amazon Echo Dot for $30

4. These ECOVACS DEEBOT Robot Vacuums

ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 Robot Vacuum
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Though no longer on sale, the two robot vacuums come in at very similar prices and functions including Wifi and smartphone capability. The Deebot M80 version has a mop and water tank attachment, while the N79 version does not. Both also have smart navigation.

Get the ECOVACS Deebot M80 for $240
Get the ECOVACS Deebot N79 for $230

5. This top-rated Anker PowerCore portable charger

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger
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With the capability to recognize the device hooked up to it and provide the fastest charge possible, the Anker PowerCore II 20000 is perfect for those on the go. It is no longer on sale, but has day's worth of power, including the ability to charge an iPhone 7 six times.

Get the Anker PowerCore portable charger for $50

6. The Roku Streaming Stick

Roku Streaming Stick
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The popular streaming device was one of the best we’ve ever tested and is now on sale for a price we’ve never seen before. With advanced wireless for the 4x range and a voice remote, the 2017 model is perfect for streaming all kinds of things to your TV.

Get the Roku streaming player for $43

7. The Amazon Fire TV stick

Fire Stick
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Available for the biggest discount we’ve seen, this streaming device is one of the most popular sticks and now has Alexa to find what you want to watch for you. With easy access to shows, movies, Netflix and other streaming sites, you can stop shows and pick them up later on a different TV.

Get the Amazon Fire TV streaming player for $25

8. The TP-Link smart plug

TP-Link Smart Plug
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Still on sale, this plug has Wifi, Alexa and Google Assistant capabilities for a very low price. You can turn devices on and off from anywhere and program them to turn on at different times while traveling to give the appearance of being home. You can also schedule devices to turn on and off at set times.

Get the TP-Link smart plug for $29

9. This Calphalon Nonstick Pan

Calphalon Nonstick Pan
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While the sale is over on our Editor’s Choice nonstick pan, you’re still getting a top-notch product. The lightweight pan cooks evenly and cleans up easily, while also staying durable and providing plenty of cooking space.

Get this 10-inch Calphalon nonstick pan for $50

10. This Netgear Wifi range extender

Netgear Wifi Range Extender
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Now at the lowest price we’ve ever seen, this extender is a quick and easy way to boost the Wifi in your house. With all the computers, TVs, phones and tablets hooked up to internet, this device simply plugs into the wall and helps to connect them all.

Get this Netgear Wifi range extender for $54

11. These best selling Rubbermaid food containers

Rubbermaid Food Containers
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The Editor's-Choice-winning 42-piece set is not on sale anymore, but provides a huge array of plastic food containers from 0.5 cups to 7 cups. Lids snap together and also to bases of containers, while containers stack for easy storage.

Get this Rubbermaid food container set for $17

12. This top-rated Nest smart outdoor security camera

Nest Smart Security Camera
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The best outdoor security camera we’ve ever tested is at a great price right now on Amazon. It’s great for any outdoor spot around the house with built in speakers and microphones, plus 1080p HD quality and a weatherproof camera, cable and adapter.

Get the Nest smart security camera for $127

13. These popular wireless headphones and earbuds

Bose and Powerbeats
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With a number of good headphones and earbuds out there, three are going fast right now.
The Skullcandy Uproar Bluetooth Wireless On-Ear Headphones are sold out, but are wireless and have bluetooth capability on a budget if you can get them.

Another pair of headphones are the Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones that are on sale right now for a great price. Some of the best headphones around, these are specialized for Apple products and non-Apple products as well depending on what you choose.

The Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones are some of our favorites and come in a number of different colors. They’re also very cheap right now and have 12 hours of battery life plus remote talk.

Get these Skullcandy wireless headphones for $45
Get these Bose noise cancelling headphones for $180
Get the Powerbeats3 wireless earphones for $127

14. The Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

Kindle Paperwhite
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We think this is the best Kindle Amazon offers and it is now on sale for a fantastic price, blending quality and affordability. On the quality side, the pages are paper-like so as not to strain your eyes and give you the sensation of actually reading a book.

Get the Kindle Paperwhite Reader for $90

15. These Tile trackers

Tile trackers
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We’ve never seen the combo pack drop as low in price as it’s at now. Hook these onto your keys and luggage so you can always find them, or put them in your wallet or iPhone case. You can find them via app, make them ring or use the community function so someone else in the area with the app can update the location.

Get this 4-pack of Tile trackers for $51

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