Product Testing

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Does It Really Do That? Play And Freeze Ice Cream Ball

A new product called the Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball claims you don’t have to pause the fun to make delicious homemade ice cream. Does it really do that?

07/14/2015

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Consumer Reports Tests Chest & Upright Freezers

If you are in need of some extra storage space, Consumer Reports just tested dozens of chest freezers and uprights.

07/03/2015

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Consumer Reports Rates Best Water-Saving Appliances

This summer brings with it lots of hot weather, and in many parts of the country continued drought. Forty states now expect water shortages over the next decade.

06/23/2015

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Consumer Reports Issues Recommendations For Push Mowers

Consumer Reports has tested more than 100 lawn mowers from Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other retailers. Its testers have pushed them more than 50 miles to help you find the best mower for your yard. They rated each mower on how well it can cut in different modes — mulching, bagging, and side discharging.

06/05/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Scratch Aide

After we tested Dutch Glow Almond Wood Milk, our tester, and a lot of our viewers told us they wished there was something we could test to see if it takes care of scratches in wood.

05/18/2015

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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S5 Beats Out S6

Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing. The test results are in and the Galaxy S6 landed below Samsung’s older S5 in Consumer Reports’ ratings.

05/12/2015

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Consumer Reports Rates Best Bike Helmets

No question, a bike helmet can be a real lifesaver. Ninety percent of the bicyclists killed in the past two decades were not wearing a helmet.

05/06/2015

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Does It Really Do That? StainzAway

Do you have a stain or two around the house that you just can’t get out? The StainzAway mitt says it can help with only a mitt and water.

05/04/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Eggstractor & Rollie

There are a couple of new products that claim to make your egg cooking and eating, easier, but do they really work?

04/29/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Copper Fit

Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from pain? Whether it’s your knee, elbow, ankle, wrist, or back, lots of people are looking for relief.

02/25/2015

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Does It Really Do That: Wraptastic

Have you had some fights with your plastic wrap? Maybe it tangles on you, or bunches up. maybe you’ve cut yourself on that blade.

02/18/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Win Cleaner

There are many products that claim they can clean your computer and get it back to that like-new speed. KDKA-TV news anchor Jennifer Antkowiak worked with the Win Cleaner to answer the question – Does It Really Do That?

02/11/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk

A product called Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk promises to bring old wooden furniture back to life; does it really do that?

01/29/2015

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Consumers Reports Tests LED Light Bulbs

LED bulbs promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years and thanks to electronic circuitry and semi-conductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and off.

01/06/2015

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Does It Really Do That? Juggle Bubbles

With its Magic Gloves and No-Bubble Solution, Juggle Bubbles looks fun. It claims to make bubbles without the trouble, but does it really do that?

11/26/2014

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