Consumer Reports Articles

Is pet insurance worth it?

Believe it or not, some companies now offer pet insurance as an employee benefit. You can also buy the insurance on your own. But is it worth it? Consumer Reports explains when it pays off for pet owners.

Best deals on electronics

With the holidays fast approaching, we’re entering the biggest season for buying electronics.

Most and least loved cars

New-car sales continue to soar. But before you buy, you want to make sure you’ll be happy. A good way to tell is to check with other owners.

Consumer Reports warns of bacteria-breeding humidifiers

A dirty humidifier can spew bacteria into the air and make you sick. Some manufacturers claim they’ve solved the problem. Consumer Reports' tests of 35 humidifiers found that you can’t count on the claims, but did find some humidifiers that are cleaner than others.

Amazon's $50 tablet tested and reviewed

Reviews for the $50 tablet are mixed when Consumer Reports puts it to the test.

Consumer Reports' 'Naughty & Nice List'

Consumer Reports releases its annual roundup of how companies treat customers

Consumer Reports: How to buy better meat

Consumer Reports' tests of turkey, chicken, shrimp and beef have found worrisome contamination with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They have advice to help consumers as they shop for meat, poultry and seafood.

Slash your energy bills

Consumer Reports identifies money-saving moves you can make now to cut your utility bills for years to come.

Consumer Reports: Is all-wheel drive worth it?

This expensive safety feature is billed as the best way to drive in the snow. But Consumer Reports' extensive tests find AWD isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There is a less expensive solution that delivers better traction.

Is your mattress harmful to your health?

The chemicals in your mattress could be making you sick, according to Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports' best, worst airlines

In time for the busiest travel season of the year, Consumer Reports rates airlines on leg room, seat comfort, service, food, hidden fees, overhead luggage storage and more.