Consumer Reports Articles

The real deal on outlet stores

Consumer Reports rates outlet stores and identifies where you’ll find the best bargains.

Consumer Reports' most, least reliable cars

Based on Consumer Reports' survey of more than a million vehicles, it identifies cars and carmakers that are the least likely to give you trouble and the ones that could have you in and out of the shop.

Consumer Reports tests 13 juicers

With fall harvest in full swing, Consumer Reports tests juicers. Some are difficult to use and clean. Find out which two are recommended.

Best, worst air purifiers

Consumer Reports tests 28 portable air cleaners and find several don’t do a good job removing dust, pollen and smoke. And some actually can make the air worse if you suffer from asthma.

Apple releases Apple Pay mobile wallet

Apple released its virtual mobile wallet, Apple Pay, Monday. It allows you to buy things with the tap of one of the latest iPhones. Consumer Reports checked out Apple Pay to see how well it works and how secure it is.

Dangers of portable heaters

One out of three home-heating fires are caused by space heaters. The latest 26 Consumer Reports tested have important safety features. So if you have an old heater, consider replacing it with one it recommends.

Best tablet & laptop combos

Tablets have been one of the fastest growing consumer electronics. But sales are starting to level off. And the laptop market has been declining for some time. Now there’s an emerging class of computers called detachables that combines a laptop and a tablet.

Effective flu prevention

Where to get vaccinated, how much it will cost and which vaccine you need.

What not to microwave

About 90 percent of Americans have a microwave in their home, but most of us probably don’t know what we should and shouldn’t zap with it.

Food labeling for GMOs

Consumer Reports tested more than 80 processed foods to see just how widespread GMOs are and whether you can trust food labels.

Best tasting coffee

If you love a good cup of Joe, you will want to check out the blends that topped Consumer Reports recent taste tests.