Consumer Reports Magazine | February

Consumer Reports Magazine | February

Published: February 2014
February 2014

Cover story

Dangerous contaminated chicken 97% of the breasts we tested harbored bacteria that could make you sick. Learn how to protect yourself.


Frozen dinners get the steam treatment Are they as fast and tasty as they claim?
Get in shape during the new year! The right home exercise equipment can help you reach your fitness goals in 2014
Save time in the kitchen Prepare faster, tastier meals with our top products and practices
Save time in the kitchen with these speed cookers The best—and briskest—appliances for all of your food-prep needs
Should you repair or replace that product? How to save money on appliances, electronics, and lawn and yard gear


Dodge Durango review Luxurious, roomy interior with workhorse towing ability
Ford Fusion and C-Max Review A new Fusion engine and software tweaks have little impact on mpg
High-tech automotive headaches Drivers find infotainment systems complicated and trouble-prone
Volkswagen CC vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA250 VW upends Mercedes in a face-off of stylish sedans

Up Front

Fast food fare isn't picture-perfect Why fast food meals don't appear as advertised
Special box chocolates for Valentine’s Day If you’re going to spend $50 to $125 on a box of chocolates, it should be as special as your Valentine
Taste test of store-bought brands of guacamole Find out which avocado dip to serve at your New Year's or football party


From our president: How's that again?
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint This page highlights efforts of Consumers Union to improve the marketplace

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