Top-Rated Washing Machines

top-rated washing machines

Viewpoints Reviewers have spoken: These are the top-rated washing machines from big-name appliance brands.

Asking for the top-rated washing machines in these high-tech times is a loaded proposition—top-loading, front-loading or otherwise. In some cases it’s no different from asking, “What’s the most I can spend?”

The bottom line is that any of the major manufacturers is going to get the job done-cleaning clothes is what it’s all about. Beyond that, it’s a matter of subjective preference and techno-savvy.

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Save Money On Date Night With Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com

Diners can buy coupons from Restaurant.com to save on date night — if you read the fine print.

If you’re a foodie or are planning on taking someone special out for a romantic dinner, you might want to acquaint yourself with Restaurant.com. It offers both individual and group discounts and coupons for restaurants that can be filtered by location, cuisine type, or you can search for a specific hot spot.

Coupons for single dinners run from around $5 to $25, and group discounts can be a big as $100 off. You might want to consider a group date night if you want to really maximize the savings. Think of Restaurant.com as being like Groupon for foodies.

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Best Vacuum for Pet Hair: Shark Perfect Pet SV780

best vacuum for pet hair

The Shark Pet Perfect II Cordless Hand Vac SV780 wins our reviewer’s vote for best vacuum for pet hair.

Right now, there are two dogs asleep at my feet. Does it get any better than that? If you are a pet owner, you know the joys of having a furry friend who is always excited to see you, who nuzzles you with a wet nose and is willing to keep you company no matter where you go. I love my dogs. What I don’t love is the shedding. So I started my search for the best vacuum for pet hair.

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T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Iron Review: Not For Heavy-Duty Ironing

T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Iron

T-fal Ultraglide Easycord Iron Review: The T-fal Ultraglide Easycord iron might not be best for heavy-duty ironing, but it produces a lot of steam.

I know this sounds crazy, but I love to iron. I find it kind of therapeutic. It’s one of the only chores I can do while I stand in front of the TV and catch up on my shows. Plus, it gives me a great sense of accomplishment. In just a few minutes, I can turn a messy, wadded garment into a neat, pretty little work of art.

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Whirlpool Microwave: Fast Cooking For Large Over-Range Space

Whirlpool microwave

Our reviewer loves the large capacity of her Whirlpool microwave, but thinks it might be too big for her cabinets.

Whirlpool is one of the most well-known major appliance brands. With minor complaints from reviewers, shoppers know they’re going to get a quality appliance from Whirlpool, even if they have to spend a little more than a store brand. I love my Whirlpool microwave, so I wanted to take a closer look to investigate why I enjoy it so much.

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Replacing a Discontinued Favorite: Brillo Plus the Power of OxiClean Grease Fighter

Brillo Plus the Power of OxiClean Grease Fighter

Brillo Plus the Power of OxiClean Grease Fighter was a reviewer favorite, but it has been discontinued. What works just as well?

I tend to stick with the cleaning products I have discovered work well for my family. You get used to how a certain cleaner works, and you rely on it to be there when you need it. Occasionally though, the manufacturers have a different plan in mind and discontinue a product consumers loved. This is the case for the Brillo Plus the Power of Oxiclean Grease Fighter Steel Wool Pads. The Brillo pads that contained Oxiclean were rated highly by Viewpoints reviewers (80/100) and are still regularly searched for on the internet, but sadly are no longer available through the company.

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Worst Strollers: Products and Trends To Avoid

worst strollers

The worst strollers are flimsy, too small, break easily and don’t provide the needed support for your little one.

For families on a budget, quality and affordability are incredibly important when shopping for baby gear. Strollers tend to have a wide range of prices, ranging from less than $20 to nearly $1,000. The many choices available, coupled with the huge range of prices, make for a confusing shopping experience for lots of moms and dads. Sometimes it’s more important to know what strollers to avoid, rather than what features to look for.

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