Home & Garden

Bon Worth, L.L.Bean, Haggar & Carter’s Top Consumer Reports Outlet Store Ratings
Two-thirds were completely or very satisfied with their outlet-shopping experience in CR subscriber survey YONKERS, NY — When it comes to satisfying customers, Bon Worth, L.L.Bean, Haggar and Carter’s are among the better outlet stores, according to Consumer Reports. They...

Guide to Building a Social Kitchen Designed To Last On Any Budget
How to plan a remodeling budget to create space to accommodate parties, homework & more; Plus, Ratings of countertops, flooring, appliances and the best places to shop for them YONKERS, NY – Today’s kitchens are built for entertaining, digital networks...

Running a Home from a Phone
Findings from the latest tests of home automation products including smart appliances, app-enabled locks, musical toilets and more YONKERS, NY – The number of home automation products is exploding. And according to a survey of nearly 2, 500 subscribers from...

Amica, USAA, & Auto-Owners Among Top Home Insurance Companies in New Survey
Plus, tips for winning a home insurance claim and five ways to save on a policy YONKERS, NY ― A home insurance policy is a must to protect an owner from the expense of a potentially large loss, but not...

Honda & Toro Top Consumer Reports Latest Lawn Mower Ratings
Results of lawn mower, tractor, string trimmer, & leaf blower testing part of comprehensive guide to getting the best lawn ever—Plus, five ways to slice lawn-care bills YONKERS, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of nearly 40 lawn mowers, models...

Farrow & Ball Finish Falls Flat in Consumer Reports Interior Paint Tests
$105 per gallon paint misses the mark; $34 per gallon Behr top of the Ratings YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of interior paints, Farrow & Ball, an import from England known for its colors, was the worst...

Consumer Reports: Five Tips to Save Time in the Kitchen
Advice on how to prepare faster, tastier meals with top products and practices YONKERS, NY – Five to ten minutes may not seem like much, but when cooking a weeknight meal, almost half of Consumer Reports subscribers said they wished...

Consumer Reports: Affordable Led Bulbs That Shine above Brightness Claims in Tests
As incandescent bulbs are phased out, more LEDs come to market with reduced prices and more choices YONKERS, NY – The incandescent bulb’s days are numbered; by January 1, 2014, most will have been phased out. And a typical 60-watt...

LED & CFL Bulbs Use 75 Percent Less Energy than Traditional Incandescents in Consumer Reports Tests
Plus, a room-by-room guide to choosing the best LEDs and more YONKERS, NY – Simply screwing in one of Consumer Reports’ top-rated LED lightbulbs could save consumers about $125 in electricity over the bulb’s life. January 1, 2014 marks the...

Walmart and Target Store Brands Earn High Marks for Taste in Consumer Reports’ Tests of Fiber-Rich Cereals
Bear Naked Fruit and Nut granola only cereal deemed “excellent” for taste; Four offerings from Kellogg’s and Post were both tasty and nutritious YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of cereals, two store brands, Market Pantry Frosted Shredded...

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