Convection steam ovens promise speedy cooking

Convection steam ovens promise speedy cooking

Why reheat day-old food in the microwave when you can rejuvenate leftovers to just-made freshness. That’s one of the promises Wolf makes with its $ 3,800 built-in convection steam oven. We scoured the market for the latest in timesaving cooking appliances, and convection steam ovens, which boast speed, versatility, and healthy food prep, grabbed our attention. Here’s a look at three we have in our cooking labs now.
 
The combination of convection and steam is meant to reduce cooking time, with … (read more)

Speedy Raven tractor grounded again, perhaps for the season

Speedy Raven tractor grounded again, perhaps for the season

When Consumer Reports’ mower testers heard about the speedy Raven MPV-710 lawn tractor with a built-in generator, they were excited to put it through its mowing paces. But it’s been a bumpy ride for the $ 3,000 hybrid tractor. Shortly after our tests Lowe’s, the exclusive retailer, halted sales when the manufacturer, Denver Global Products, found a flaw that allowed the blade to spin when it wasn’t engaged. More problems followed and with the Consumer Product Safety Commission possibly … (read more)

Lowe’s speedy Raven mower back on sale after flaw fixed

Lowe’s speedy Raven mower back on sale after flaw fixed

Hybrid gas-electric power, a built-in generator, and a blistering 17-mph top speed helped make Raven’s new $ 3,000 MPV-710 lawn tractor a brisk seller at Lowe’s, where it’s sold exclusively. Then Lowe’s brought Raven sales to a screeching halt in late February after its manufacturer, Denver Global Products, found a sample that spun its blades when it shouldn’t have. Lowe’s recently put the Raven MPV-710 tractor back on sale after its manufacturer checked and cleared other Ravens in Lowe’s … (read more)