Consumer Reports is an independent expert company that provides customer with factual information about certain products. Reports are made for products such as, appliances, cars, electronics, children’s accessories, and miscellaneous products. These reports are designed to make consumers more informed about certain products that they are considering purchasing.
I don't buy anything much over $30 before I check with CR. Right now is a new 1-=20 drip coffee maker. I have NEVER got bad info. If CR says 'watch out for' it means those words. I have found that I should try to get the model tested and not just the brand name, but sometimes you get what you need.