Top products and great buys for every budget

Our round-up of more than 550 items from a year's worth of testing

Published: September 2013


Consider this special section—available to subscribers as a PDF—the ultimate buyer’s guide. A supreme cheat sheet. The best electronicsappliances, and other products among more than 3,550 items. (The total bill: about $1.7 million for products and an additional $2.5 million for cars.)

All of the products we list are recommended, which means that they performed well in our labs, and where we’re able to assess a brand’s reliability, we believe the brand to be reliable. We’ve also included many choices in each category, so you’re bound to find at least a few that meet your needs. (We highlight CR Best Buys across a range of prices. CR Best Buys perform well in our tests and are of exceptional value.

There are more than 550 recommended items for you in almost two dozen categories. And because we know that cost is always important, we’ve arranged some products by price range in the middle of each page of the PDF so that you can get find something for every budget. Happy shopping!

Editor's Note:

This article appeared in the November 2013 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.

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