You could just throw your old mattress out, but the last thing we need is more trash — and mattresses are particularly bad to have in landfills. Instead, see if you’re among a small but growing number of consumers with local options for mattress recycling.
There are all different types of vacuums: bag-less, upright, canister, handheld, the list goes on and on. So how do you choose between them? Lets take a look at all of the different choices you have, effectively answering the question, what are the different types of vacuums?
Dieting? Who isn’t? There are few businesses bigger than the diet industry. At any given time, it’s estimated that one in five people is on a diet to lose weight and feel better.
But here’s something we found surprising. The market research company, the NPD Group, reports that the number of dieters is actually down from its peak in 1991 – when fully a third of the U.S. was following a weight loss plan. One theory is that the emphasis now is on eating healthier — not restricting portions or entire food groups — which explains the popularity of The Eat-Clean Diet. It’s the highest-rated diet on Viewpoints and wins ”Best Overall” diet honors in the Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards of 2014. Its secret is its simplicity. Read the rest of this entry »
For about six months now, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes at Viewpoints to highlight the products that are truly terrific. We feel fortunate to have partners as awesome as the people like you who come to our site every day to write reviews — real world experiences on everything from vacuums to dishwashers to shampoo. We all benefit from the generosity. Those insights have also given us the ability to come up with a very useful list for those of you watching your budget this Christmas.
A juicer is a sign that someone in the kitchen really cares about eating healthy. Although the true health benefits of juice (vs. eating the fruit whole) is a matter of debate, reviewers agree on their love of the Breville Juicer BJE510XL ($200), otherwise known as the Juice Fountain Multi-Speed. Of the 73 juicers reviewed on Viewpoints, it wins “Best Overall” juicer in the Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards.
Few products in the kitchen – or the home, for that matter – are as enduring as the KitchenAid stand mixer. Based on well over a thousand reviews, we can say with confidence that the cooks of America have lifted their spatulas and been counted. The KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer K45SS ($330) is the “Best Overall” stand mixer you can buy, winning the top spot in the 2013 Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards.
The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker 80R08 ($30) is a rare product that combines both stellar performance and low price. It wins both “Best Overall” and “Best Value” of the French press coffee makers in the Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards. A New York reviewer calls it a “brilliant little gadget.”
The Cuisinart Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffee Maker with Hot Water System CHW-12 ($100) is really two products in one. Reviewers enthusiastically recommend this Cuisinart because it makes great coffee AND provides hot water on demand for tea, cocoa, instant oatmeal and soup. Compared to the average coffee maker rating of 87/100, this Cuisinart coffee maker easily wins “Best Overall” drip coffee maker of 360 coffee makers reviewed on Viewpoints.
The Breville Smart Oven BOV800XL ($250) is one of those rare products that everyone — yes, everyone — strongly recommends. It has the distinction of being the highest-rated winner to date in the Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards. With its nearly perfect rating, the consumer love for this convection toaster oven is as strong as it gets.
When it comes to kitchen appliances, less is often more. A toaster oven that tries to do too many things may wind up not doing any single thing very well.
That’s not the case with the Black and Decker 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven with Rotisserie CTO7100B ($100). This toaster oven of many talents also comes at a budget price ($100) and easily wins “Best Value” convection toaster oven in the Viewpoints Reviewers’ Choice awards.