|Does the As-Seen-on-TV sharpener really work? Consumer Reports puts it to the test
If your knives aren’t quite cutting it these days, perhaps you’re thinking of getting the Edge of Glory infomercial sharpener. It claims to make your knives like new. Video
|Top ice creams: See Consumer Reports' picks
Summer is not far off, and for many adults and kids alike, thoughts turn to hot, sunny days and refreshingly cold desserts. If ice cream and frozen yogurt choices seem endless, have no fear. Consumer Reports has the scoop on what to keep stocked in your freezer.
|Consumer Reports tests the latest in Bluetooth car kits
Most cars now come with Bluetooth technology built in so that you can talk hands-free. Though talking while driving is not ideal, sometimes it can’t be avoided. Now there are lots of Bluetooth devices made for older cars. Consumer Reports just checked out four inexpensive ones that cost $60 or less. There were some pluses and minuses.
|Consumer Reports tests as-seen-on-TV grout cleaners
If dirty grout in your bathroom drives you crazy, you may be tempted to try some of those miracle grout cleaners you’ve seen advertised on TV. Well, Consumer Reports was, too, and it has a few things to tell you before you place your order.
|Consumer Reports looks at the latest car innovations
More and more cars come with safety features like blind-spot monitoring. A light in or near your rearview mirror lights up when something is in your blind zone. And if you drift out of your lane, some cars caution you with a beep.
|Securing your smart phone: Consumer Reports
If you store sensitive information on your smart phone, losing track of it could spell disaster. A just-released survey by Consumer Reports projects more than 7 million smart-phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.
|Save on TV, phone & Internet: Consumer Reports
To save on TV, Internet, and phone bills, many people get all three services from the same company. Those “triple plays” get you steep discounts, but only for a limited time. Then bills often shoot up. But Consumer Reports says there are ways to save. Video
|Considering eyelash enhancement? Consumer Reports looks at the hazards
Women have been looking for ways to darken and thicken their eyelashes since the days of Cleopatra. But Consumer Reports’ medical adviser says be careful how you get that long lash look.
|Consumer Reports tests more than 100 gas grills; see the top-rated models
More people are grilling with gas these days. Consumer Reports tested more than 100 gas grills costing from less than $200 to more than $2,000. Some grills do more than the basics, including one with a rotisserie that also has a side burner, perfect for keeping a pot boiling.
|More reliable motorcycles: Consumer Reports
Motorcycles offer an exhilarating riding experience and can deliver impressive fuel savings. If you’re thinking about getting one, Consumer Reports National Research Center surveyed more than 4,000 motorcycle owners to find some of the most reliable ones. Video