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The most (and least) reliable appliance brands in every category

Ever wonder if you’re buying the best brand of fridge, washer, or dishwasher? A new report from service provider Puls points out which brands are the most reliable. You might be surprised by which brand service technicians rate the best.
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Do matching appliances matter? We asked the experts to find out

Whether you’re in the midst of a kitchen renovation or planning one in the near future, chances are you’ll spend a decent amount on choosing appliances. Will having a kitchen suite from the same manufacturer make a difference? You might be surprised by the answer.
Thermador DHDW870WFM review

Thermador DHDW870WFM review

Thermador is known for its high-end luxury appliances. But is the 24-Inch Masterpiece Stainless Steel Star Sapphire dishwasher worth its price tag of almost $3,000? We took it for a spin to find out how well it performs. Here’s how it went.
Miele TWI180 review

Miele TWI180 WP dryer review

Miele’s Heat-Pump Dryer is a compact machine that steams your clothes by recycling the water collected during the drying process. But how well does this method work for getting clothes dry? Read our review to find out.
Miele WWH860 review

Miele WWH860 review

This compact machine with its TwinDos automatic detergent dispensing system does a surprisingly good job at getting clothes clean. But is it worth the price for the limited amount of clothes you can wash in a single load? Read our review to find out.
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Whether you’re team Patriots or Rams, we’ve got menus for your Super Bowl bash

Regardless of whether you’re on #TeamRams or #TeamPatriots, you can still create a great menu for your 2019 Super Bowl party. Here are some recipes and a list of the tools you need for that bash– other than a big TV, of course.
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Dear Instant Pot Smart: I love you. Thank you for changing my life

Is it really true that you can throw frozen meat into an Instant Pot and have it come out perfectly cooked? After taking the Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi for a spin, one long-time product reviewer finds much to love about the device she long coveted, including delicious chicken.
Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator

Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator review

With loads of space, a middle drawer that adds versatility, and a huge touchscreen door display with apps to make being in the kitchen fun, this Samsung fridge has a lot going for it. But is it worth the hefty $3,500+ price tag? We put it to the test to find out.
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Where have you bean all my life? I finally found the perfect coffee maker

When her beloved coffee maker died, Digital Trends reviewer Joni Blecher found herself lost and caffeine-less. Blecher then embarked on a yearlong journey looking for the perfect new machine. Find out what she discovered in her quest, and get some tips on how you can pick the best model for your home.
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Bonaverde Berlin brewing system review

The Bonaverde Berlin Brewing System lets you roast, grind, and brew coffee beans. But is the cup of Joe worth ditching your regular coffee maker?
Samsung DV8750 review

Samsung DV8750 dryer review

Looking for a workhorse dryer than can handle heavy blankets with the same ease as a small load of delicates? The Samsung DV8750 could be the perfect fit, as long as you don’t expect your clothes to be completely wrinkle-free.
Samsung WF7500 review

Samsung WF7500 front-loading washer review

We’ve all forgotten to add a piece of clothing to a wash already in progress. This Samsung washing machine solves that problem with an easy open hatch on the front door. But how well does it clean your laundry?
DeLonghi BC0430 review

DeLonghi BC0430 review

DeLonghi brings you the best of both worlds with its combo coffee machine and espresso maker. Some days you want straight coffee, while other days you need a stronger kick in the you-know what. But who has both a coffee and an espresso machine? With the DeLonghi BC0430 coffee maker, you don’t have to choose between machines.
Samsung DW80M9 Chef Collection dishwasher

Samsung DW80M9 Chef Collection dishwasher review

What happens when you combine innovative design elements with the cleaning power of Samsung’s latest rendition of its WaterWall cleaning technology? A dishwasher that’s as powerful and stylish as it is quiet. Read our review and find out why this unit is one of our favorites.
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Change your habits and win the snoring debate with the Nokia sleep sensing pad

Is a sleep pad that fits under a mattress any better at monitoring your sleep than one of the many apps you can download to your phone? You might be surprised to find out what we discovered when using the Nokia Sleep Sensing Pad, as well as how it affected the way we approached the day.
Electrolux EI24ID81SS review

Electrolux EI24ID81SS review

We really wanted to like the Electrolux EI24ID81SS dishwasher. It has a sleek, basic design and lots of promise. But some things were missing that prevented us from giving it a great score. Read our review to find out more.
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Bosch Wall Oven Series 500 HBE5452UC review

The Bosch 24-inch Wall Oven Looks and Runs Great, But Fails on Smart Connect Promise
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Ninja Coffee Brewer CF020 review

This Ninja coffee machine lets you brew up a variety of coffee servings, so you can say goodbye to using pods for a single cup. We just wish it made better coffee.
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Meater review

Is a Bluetooth-enabled wireless meat thermometer really a better choice than a standard off-the-shelf model? We put it to the test to find out
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Elechomes CHS2001 blender review

The Elechomes CHS2001 blender does a lot more than make a good smoothie: it’s also a juicer, milkshake and mixer. Find out how it handled the tasks in our review.
LG LDP6797ST review

LG LDP6797ST review

Tired of rinsing or pre-washing dishes before loading them into the dishwasher? See why this LG LDP6797ST QuadWash Dishwasher makes that extra step a thing of the past.
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LG InstaView LFXC24796S refrigerator review

Our LG InstaView Refrigerator LFXC24796S review makes it clear that the door-in-door feature is useful and cool.
Maytag Dryer MEDB755DW

Maytag MEDB755DW electric dryer with steam review

The Maytag MEDB755DW electric dryer has features that help it rival more-expensive machines, such as a sanitize setting, steam, and dependable rapid dry.
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Whirlpool Smart Cabrio WTW8700EC washer review

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DeLonghi Livenza review

Maytag MVWB765FW

Maytag MVWB765FW Top Load Washer review

The Maytag MVWB765W is a top-load washer that feels like a throwback, thanks to its agitator and deep-fill option. These features won’t necessarily get your clothes any cleaner, though.
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Maytag 24-inch top control dish washer review

Frigidaire Professional FPEW3077RF

Frigidaire Professional 30” electric wall oven review

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DeLonghi EC680 Espresso Maker Review

GE Keurig Fridge being tested by customer.

GE Profile Series refrigerator with Keurig system review

LG DLEX5000 Dryer

LG DLEX9000V Electric Dryer with Turbo Steam review


LG WM5000HVA Twin Wash and SideKick review

iDevices Thermostat

iDevices Thermostat review

Samsung DW80J9945US

Samsung WaterWall Tall Tub dishwasher review