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Super Buffalo Wings

Posted: 01/06/2011 - It's Super Bowl time, and you know what that means? Buffalo wings! If you're hosting a Super Bowl party this year, can store-bought frozen wings fill the bill?

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Never Run Out Of Money

Posted: 01/06/2011 - If you're worried you haven't saved enough to retire comfortably, you're not alone. A Consumer Reports' survey finds only 21 percent of those older than 55 and near retirement are very satisfied with their plans.

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Avoid Vending Machine Pitfalls

Updated: 01/04/2011 - In a perfect world, you'd always have an apple handy to tide you over when hunger hits. But in the real world, a vending machine is often the closest thing you can find.

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Jenny Craig Vs. Nutrisystem

Updated: 01/04/2011 - The world of weight loss was shaken up last month when Weight Watchers announced changes to its points system. But what about two other big-name diet plans-Jenny Craig & Nutrisystem?

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Delicious Hot Cocoas

Posted: 01/03/2011 - With chillier weather, there's nothing like a cup of hot cocoa to warm you up. Consumer Reports tested eight different ones to find the tastiest and a money-saver.

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Tuna Mercury Caution

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Canned tuna is America's favorite fish. But regrettably, it's also been the most common source of mercury in our diets. And Consumer Reports' latest tests show there's still cause for concern.

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Best Cell Phone Companies

Posted: 12/13/2010 - If you've been shocked by a cell-phone bill, you're not alone. One in five people got an unexpectedly high bill in the past year, according to Consumer Reports' just-released cell phone survey.

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Cell Phones In An Emergency

Posted: 12/13/2010 - With nearly a quarter of all Americans giving up landlines and using cell phones only, Consumer Reports wanted to know just how reliable cell phones are in an emergency.

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Styling For Less

Posted: 12/13/2010 - From the first corsets dating back to the Middle Ages to present-day shapewear, women have been squeezing themselves into all sort of contraptions to trim and firm.

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Glass Cookware Danger

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Glass bakeware, such as Pyrex and Anchor Hocking, are staples in many kitchens. The companies' marketing touts how versatile they are-good for ovens and freezers.

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Tastiest Frozen Pizzas

Posted: 12/13/2010 - When you're in a pinch for dinner, frozen pizza can come to the rescue. Sales topped more than three billion dollars this past year.

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Top-Rated Cookware Sets

Posted: 12/07/2010 - Buying a new cookware set can burn up some money. And with celebrity chefs like Emeril and Rachael Ray promoting theirs-should you get one of theirs or go with Calphalon or All-Clad?

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iPad Gets Some Competition

Posted: 12/07/2010 - The iPad made quite a splash when it came out earlier this year, and it's dominated the market ever since. But competition is heating up.

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Cooking For A Crowd

Posted: 12/07/2010 - With the economy slogging along, many of us will be staying closer to home for the holidays. This means your kitchen appliances will be getting quite a workout this season.

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Confusing Hotel Ratings

Posted: 12/07/2010 - It's high season for holiday travel, and if you need to find a hotel, no doubt you find it to be confusing. Hotel ratings can vary significantly depending on which travel site or guide book you use. Consumer Reports wanted to know why.

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Impressive Video Games

Posted: 12/07/2010 - Long gone are the days when playing a video game meant having to push buttons and use a joystick! The newly released Xbox game, Kinect, is totally hands-free.

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Best Blu-Ray Players

Posted: 12/07/2010 - "Tis the season when people are buying all sorts of electronics. If you're looking to give...or get...a Blu-ray player, your timing is very good. Prices have fallen dramatically.

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Top 3D TVS

Posted: 11/11/2010 - If you're considering a 3D TV this holiday, or if you're just curious as to how well the new sets stack up, you've got to see Consumer Reports' latest test results.

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Pocket Camcorders For Easy Videos

Posted: 11/11/2010 - When it comes to shooting home videos, the choices are ever-expanding. You can now use smart phones and digital cameras to make quick videos, but Consumer Reports' tests show a better option is a pocket video camera.

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Mashed Potatoes In A Pinch

Posted: 11/11/2010 - Nothing says a home-cooked meal like mashed potatoes-the ultimate comfort food and a staple of a Thanksgiving feast. But getting the meal together can be a feat.

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GM Cars Getting More Reliable

Posted: 11/11/2010 - General Motors cars are getting more reliable. And Ford has kept its top spot as the most reliable American carmaker. Those are key findings in Consumer Reports' latest annual auto reliability survey, which covers more than one million vehicles owned or leased by Consumer Reports' subscribers.

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Electronic Money Saving Moves

Posted: 11/11/2010 - You always see a flurry of electronic sales around Black Friday. Often you can snag a deal, but not always.

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Best Store For Eyeglasses

Posted: 11/09/2010 - More than 60% of people wear glasses. And once you hit 45, the percentage goes even higher. If you're in the market for a new pair of glasses, Consumer Reports can help you save plenty.

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Best GPS

Posted: 11/09/2010 - With most new cars, you can get GPS built in, but you'll pay a premium. Portable GPS units cost far less. Consumer Reports has tested the latest units to find the best.

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Best E-Book Readers

Posted: 11/09/2010 - If you've been tempted to switch to electronic books, this may be the right time. Consumer Reports says e-book readers have improved and prices are dropping.

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