Big changes coming for daily news at ConsumerReports.org

Big changes coming for daily news at ConsumerReports.org

Starting Wednesday morning (July 24), you’ll notice a few things different about the daily content we produce at ConsumerReports.org:

The news.consumerreports.org subdomain will go away. All of the content we produce, including daily news items, product reviews and Ratings, the Consumer Reports magazine archive, videos, and more–will appear on ConsumerReports.org.

Don’t worry–you’ll still be able to find all the previous news articles we published over the past seven-plus years. And if you’ve bookmarked news.consumerreports.org, that URL will … (read more)

News from our labs: Whole-food juicing in the Vitamix 5200

News from our labs: Whole-food juicing in the Vitamix 5200

Whole-food juicing is gaining in popularity as more Americans try to maximize their intake of fiber and other nutrients from fruits and vegetables. In order to liquefy the ingredients found in a typical juice recipe, you need to use a blender. Juicing with a reamer-style citrus juicer or a juice extractor wastes much of the pulp and skin, limiting the apparent health benefits.

We tried out a whole-food juice recipe using the Vitamix 5200, $ 450, one of … (read more)

News from our labs: Best way to cook frozen pizza

News from our labs: Best way to cook frozen pizza

While choosing a frozen pizza from among the myriad pies in the freezer section of your local supermarket isn’t exactly a big deal, it can be confusing. But once you get home and are ready to nosh, a more important decision awaits: to nuke or not to nuke?

In preparation for our test of individual frozen pizzas for an upcoming report, we compared microwave and conventional-oven cooking methods. Some manufacturers list both preparation methods on packaging and leave the … (read more)

The Old News Parquet Flooring by Bauwerk Parquet

What’s new in home decor? Ironically, it’s Old News Parquet Flooring by Baurwerk Parquet. This funky, fun flooring product is part of the Vintage Bauwerk collection created by Swiss designer Virginia Maissen. It has the lax look of newspapers scattered across a cutting room floor, faded, overlapping, in the midst of an inspired explosion! Each board is made of natural oak strips and features a different print which can be combined to create as many as 2,047 unique designs. The faded newsprint pattern boasts a cool retro style … (read more)