Electric dryers are the top sellers, and we test drying performance, capacity, noise, and convenience. Use our Buying Guide to learn which features matter most.. . .
Decades of testing revealed that electric and gas dryers perform similarly. We now test only electric models, but their gas versions appear in our ratings because we expect them to perform comparably.. . .
When space is tight, compact laundry appliances have a big appeal. We found that these scaled-down models get the job done, but they differ in important ways, such as how noisy the dryer is. Features vary, too.. . .
Matching washer and dryer pairs are a widely sold choice, although some don't make a great couple. Their coordinating style makes a statement, but you'll question how a terrific washer and a noisy dryer that's tough on clothes ended up together. Our tests found pairs that are worth a look.. . .
The top-rated Brita purges tap water of bad tastes, odors, and chlorine, while two low-scoring models are slow and prone to clogging
Save space on the counter with a cabinet-mounted model that stands out in Consumer Reports' tests
Standouts from CR's tests include models from Bosch, Kenmore, and others
Our Green Choice designation will help you find a dishwasher that's easier on the environment
Paying more for a dishwasher won't guarantee a more reliable machine, reveals Consumer Reports' member surveys