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Consumer Reports Magazine | December

Published: December 2015
December 2015

Cover Story

2015 Gift Guide: For the Food Lover Help the foodie on your holiday list with primo tools big and small, from mixers to fridges.
2015 Gift Guide: For the Person Who Has Everything Not all great gifts come in a box. Give someone a once-in-a-lifetime experience or a daily dose of goodies.
2015 Gift Guide: For the Gadget Geek The latest electronics can bring joy to people's lives, whether through reading, connecting, or staying fit.
2015 Gift Guide: For the Food Lover Help the foodie on your holiday list with primo tools big and small, from mixers to fridges.


Rewards Cards That Will Maximize Your Benefits To help you play your cards right, Consumer Reports recommends the best credit card combo.​
Best Gift Baskets for the Holidays Our survey revealed what Americans really want in a gift basket, then we searched to find offerings that really delivered

Lab Tests

AA Batteries That Are Built to Last Find the models that belong at the top of your shopping list, for holiday gifts or everyday use


2016 Honda Pilot Review The antidote for the common minivan
2016 Nissan Maxima Review Not-quite-maximum impact
Roadside Assistance: Who You Gonna Call? From apps to insurers, where to get help when you break down

Up Front

Easy Ways to Boost Smartphone Storage All those photos and videos you shoot can eat up storage
Is Barilla Premium Pasta Worth the Cost? We compared the regular pasta with the pricier premium line
Is Expired Food Safe to Eat? Confusion over date labels leads Americans to toss groceries that are still good


Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Improving the Marketplace for Consumers This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace
We're Thankful for You Consumer Reports President, Marta L. Tellado, expresses gratitude for the support of CR's readers and members

The December 2015 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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