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Remodeling your kitchen? One of the biggest challenges is deciding which cooking appliances to get. Choices among cooktops, ovens, and ranges have mushroomed in recent years. Consumer Reports tests more than 250 models to help you hone in on some great...
Tags: Turkey (animal)
The peak travel season has begun, bringing with it crowded planes and higher fares. Consumer Reports has just released its latest airline ratings. They’re based on input from more than 16,000 subscribers. The list of complaints is long. A full...
When it’s time to water your yard, does your hose drive you crazy? It’s heavy. It gets tangled. It’s hard to move. Now there are several new As-Seen-On-TV garden hoses that sound like they make watering your garden a snap. Consumer...
Tags: Rubber Products Industry
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alcohol beverages soon could have nutritional labels like those on food packaging, but only if the producers want to put them there. The Treasury Department, which regulates alcohol, said this past week that beer, wine and...
Tossing out fresh fruit and vegetables that have gone bad feels like throwing money down the drain. A new product called FreshPaper claims to keep produce fresh for two to four times longer. It’s made from a mixture of spices, including fenugreek,...
Tags: Strawberries, Blueberries
If dirty grout in your bathroom drives you crazy, you may be tempted to try some of those miracle grout cleaners you’ve seen advertised on TV. Well, Consumer Reports was, too, and it has a few things to tell you before you place your order. Can...
Tags: Building Material
More people are grilling with gas these days. Consumer Reports tested more than 100 gas grills costing from less than $200 to more than $2,000. Some grills do more than the basics, including one with a rotisserie that also has a side burner, perfect for...
Tags: Walmart, The Home Depot
If you’ve been thinking about getting a backup laptop, either for yourself or one that’s easy for your kids to use, there’s a new kind that’s being heavily advertised. It’s called a Chromebook. Chromebooks fall between...
Before you fire up the grill for some great summer meals, Consumer Reports has a caution. The beef you buy may have been tenderized by machines, and that process can introduce potentially deadly bacteria into your food. The trouble is that sharp...
More and more cars come with safety features like blind-spot monitoring. A light in or near your rearview mirror lights up when something is in your blind zone. And if you drift out of your lane, some cars caution you with a beep. Consumer Reports Auto...
Tags: Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Minivans and Vans, Passenger Cars
Cruise the cracker aisle these days, and you’ll see that competition is really heating up for your snack dollars. Sure the old favorites remain, but now there are lower-fat siblings and store-brand twins—not to mention newer flavors....
Tags: Whole Foods Market, Agriculture
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