Top products and great buys for every budget
Consider this special section—available to subscribers as a PDF—the ultimate buyer’s guide. A supreme cheat sheet. The best electronics, appliances, and other products among more than 3,550 items. (The total bill: about $ 1.7 million for products and an additional $ 2.5 million for cars.)
All of the products we list are recommended, which means that they performed well in our labs, and where we’re able to assess a brand’s reliability, we believe the brand to be reliable. We’ve also included … (read more)
Honda mower with self-charging electric start cuts great too
One of the frustrations of mowing the lawn is getting the dang mower to start. So when Honda introduced a nifty self-charging electric start feature on its self-propelled Honda HRR2169VLA it was a welcome improvement. Especially for homeowners who’ve been met with a recalcitrant mower at the beginning of mowing season when the weather is often too cold for the starter’s battery to charge properly.
Mimicking a car’s alternator, the battery charges as you mow. This keeps the … (read more)
Five great refrigerators for small kitchens
Maybe you’ve downsized from a big house in the burbs to a smaller city condo. Or you’re a DINK—that’s “double income, no kids” household—who has made the switch from renting to owning. Whatever the case, if you live in an apartment you need a refrigerator sized to fit a modest kitchen. Fortunately, manufacturers have been rolling out more models aimed at this market that don’t skimp on features. Here are five to consider from Consumer Reports’ latest refrigerator tests.
Put your pastry desserts on a deserving pedestal, with the Great White 3-tier pastry stand by Pottery Barn. This dessert server makes a great gift for those who love to host and bake alike. This tiered stand is executed in durable porcelain and finished in pure white glaze. Three large levels let you arrange your desserts for all to see, sample and swoon over. At the center, a broad, round stem done in chrome anchors the piece while allowing you to pass it easily … (read more)
Connox is featuring this Thermo-Pot which consists of corrosion-resistant steel, and a lid made out of natural cork. Meals and liquids will remain inside of the Thermo-Pot: warm for about 6 hours. The manufacturer Black + Blum furthermore ensures 10 years of use. We’re not sure how you’d make your soup sipper pot wear out – but we do like the guarantee.