Showcased at this year’s Maison & Objet in Paris, within an ethereal setting fit for an ice princess, is a series of new furnishings by Baxter within a set called “Scenes d’Interieur”. Designed by Paola Navone, the rooms overall imagery is one of a cold winter’s days, with the furnishings oh so inviting and looking incredibly warm and cozy. The deep tufting within the Diana Chester sofa (made with Nabuck Moon leather) just beckons you forward to curl up in it. Adding to this uber cozy expression is … (read more)
Bounty cleans up in our latest paper towel tests
Blowouts are rare in Consumer Reports’ tests, but our latest report on paper towels saw a landslide victory for the latest Bounty product, from Procter & Gamble. With an overall score of 96, Bounty DuraTowel was 21 points ahead of the next best, Bounty Extra Soft. Yet another Bounty product took third place, with Viva rounding out our recommended list. Even with DuraTowel’s decisive victory, finding the best paper towel for your family … (read more)
Kenmore quietly tops Bosch in our latest dishwasher tests
One brand, Bosch, has topped our dishwasher Ratings for many years, with a $ 700 model, the Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7UC, top of the list most recently. Until now. In our latest tests of dishwashers, the Kenmore Elite 12783, $ 1,200, edged out the now number two Bosch with slightly quieter operation and lower water use.
The Bosch Ascenta SHX3AR7US, a CR Best Buy, comes close to matching the Kenmore in performance and features. Both machines have adjustable … (read more)
Fortune 90 White Glass
The latest designer hoods from Frecan, both wall hood collection and Light collection.
Fortune 90 Black Glass
These designer range hoods are made of glass and stainless steel, certain models have distinct wood inserts. Stainless steel or aluminum filters, 4-speed blowers with up to 2,400 cubic meters per hour extraction rates when installed with top performing external roof motor.
Halogen lights or LEDs and Frecan advanced Science Comfort System, equipped with the latest design turbines, built with compensated silent-block and anti-vibration … (read more)
GE’s slate finish is latest challenger to stainless steel
GE is the latest manufacturer to roll out a new finish for its major appliances. Slate, a gray-toned metallic with slightly less sheen than the stainless steel it’s looking to succeed, launches this month across a suite of appliances that includes French-door refrigerators, freestanding gas and electric ranges, dishwashers, and an over-the-range microwave.
“During our conversations with designers and consumers, they expressed their strong desire for an alternative to stainless steel,” said Brian McWaters, brand general manager for GE … (read more)