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Making Glassware Sparkle

Posted: 12/16/2012 - Frustrated by filmy buildup on your glasses? There are detergent additives for dishwashers that promise to help. Consumer Reports tested to find out whether they really can deliver crystal clear results.

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Tastiest Hot Appetizers

Posted: 12/16/2012 - 'Tis the season to celebrate with friends, family, and food! And this may be the year to upgrade your usual cheese and cracker appetizers.

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Exceptional E-Book Readers

Posted: 12/13/2012 - If you're looking to give someone an e-book reader this holiday season, listen up! There are plenty to choose from, and prices are lower than ever.

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Exceptional E-Book Readers

Posted: 12/09/2012 - If you're looking to give someone an e-book reader this holiday season, listen up! There are plenty to choose from, and prices are lower than ever. Consumer Reports' tests single out the best.

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Best Kids' Tablets

Posted: 12/09/2012 - If you're not wild about sharing your tablet with your kids, there's good news. This year you'll find a lot more tablets made especially for them.

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Tablet Keyboards For Easy Typing

Posted: 12/04/2012 - Tablet computers are easy to take wherever you go, but typing on a touch screen, especially for long periods of time, can be frustrating. If you've got a tablet-lover on your list-or you're just looking to make your own life easier-a tablet keyboard may be the perfect holiday pickup!

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Quality Cashmere Know-How

Posted: 12/04/2012 - Looking for a special gift? Cashmere sweaters are heavily marketed around the holidays. But do you have to spend hundreds of dollars to get good quality?

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Naughty & Nice Company Policies

Posted: 12/03/2012 - Santa's not the only one checking who's been naughty and nice this year. Consumer Reports is out with its third annual Naughty and Nice list highlighting company policies that deserve a thumbs up...or raspberries.

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Shocking Elderly Financial Abuse

Posted: 11/25/2012 - Older Americans are easy victims fro scam artists. But Consumer Reports has found increasingly it's trusted family and friends who are abusing the elderly-by draining bank accounts, selling valuables, or even taking over their real estate.

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Fantastic Wireless Speakers

Posted: 11/21/2012 - Looking for a great gift this holiday season? Consumer Reports just tested wireless speakers. They make it easy to stream music from your smart phone, tablet, or computer without a bunch of wires.

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Pork Contamination Concerns

Posted: 11/21/2012 - It used to be trichinosis was the big fear when eating pork,, but the risk of getting that disease has been largely eliminated. However, Consumer Reports' latest tests of pork find there are new reasons to take precautions when eating pork.

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Top Tablets

Posted: 11/20/2012 - If you're shopping for a tablet this holiday season, you've got a ton of choices. The newest offer great new features and lower prices than ever. But it can be tough to figure out what to get.

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Top Toasters

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Celebrities, high tech, and toasters? These three things don't usually go together. But Consumer Reports finds they do now.

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Maddening Packaging Tricks

Posted: 11/18/2012 - Product packaging-boxes, blister packs, and fancy packaging-can add up to a mountain of frustration.

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Easier, Cheaper Surround Sound

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Watching movies in your living room with surround sound is great, but getting set up can set you back big bucks. Home-theater-in-a-box systems can save you money and a lot of hassle.

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Best Buy Vacuums

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Nobody likes to vacuum. But have you ever thought about how many miles you've vacuumed in your life?

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Waste-of-Money Warranties

Posted: 11/11/2012 - Holiday shopping is just around the corner, and so are the hard sells for extended warranties and service plans. Consumer Reports says, there's a real dollars-and-cents reason for this.

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Tastiest Turkey Stuffing

Posted: 11/11/2012 - Anyone who hosts Thanksgiving dinner knows how much work it is. A good store-bought stuffing can help relieve some of the stress in the kitchen. But it's got to taste good! Consumer Reports tests find not all do.

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Fun Tech Toys (For Kids!)

Posted: 11/07/2012 - If you're looking to delight little ones on your holiday gift list, toys with a technology twist can be a good bet. ShopSmart's electronics experts played with the latest games and gadgets to find some terrific choices-starting with a classic.

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Repair-Prone Kitchen Ranges

Posted: 11/07/2012 - With the holidays coming, every cook needs a reliable stove. But Consumer Reports' survey of its readers finds some brands have been much more likely to break down than others.

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iPhone 5 Vs. Android

Posted: 11/04/2012 - Consumer Reports has just finished testing the iPhone 5. With 4G, it's now as fast as the fastest Android phones, but there are still plenty of differences.

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Blueberries? Baloney!

Posted: 11/04/2012 - Blueberries are touted as a super health food. Eager to capitalize on this, manufacturers of prepared foods are plastering the berries all over their packaging.

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Toyota Up, Ford Down

Posted: 10/31/2012 - Bad news today for the Ford Motor company. Consumer Reports' just-released reliability rankings of new cars shows Ford has dropped to near the bottom of the list.

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Long-Lasting AA Batteries

Posted: 10/30/2012 - We burn through a staggering amount of batteries-several million a year. Double-A batteries are the most popular. Just in time for the holiday crunch, Consumer Reports' results are in on which last the longest.

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Great Pod Coffeemakers

Updated: 10/30/2012 - Single-serve coffeemakers that use coffee pods are gaining in popularity, and everyone wants a piece of the market-including Starbucks, along with nearly two dozen others.

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