DeLonghi tweaks a winning coffeemaker design

DeLonghi tweaks a winning coffeemaker design

The DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto line has dominated our single-serve coffeemaker Ratings for years. But in our tests of the $ 150 DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Circolo and the $ 100 DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Piccolo EDG200T, we’ve had mixed feelings about the joystick control. On the one hand it seemed to speed brewing and gave us the flexibility to put in only as much water as we wanted. But on the other hand, all that freedom lost these units points … (read more)

Consumer Reports tweaks its washer tests

Consumer Reports tweaks its washer tests

Washers are getting better and better at getting clothes clean using less energy and water. They also extract more water in the process, and that means less time in the dryer. Following this welcome trend, the appliance experts at Consumer Reports have raised the bar in our tests for cleaning and water and energy efficiency. As a result, some of our washing machine scores have changed.  

As the result of innovations, some manufacturers have been able to update their washers so that they … (read more)