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Consumer Reports Magazine

December 2013
December 2013

Special Section

10 top electronics products of 2013
Here's our short list of standouts for innovation and performance
7 tablets for your holiday gift list
Our recommendations for the workaholic, the beachgoer, and more


What to look for in your next washing machine
Top models raise the bar for cleaning and efficiency
How to Clean Up Common Holiday Messes
Expert tips for removing wax, wine, and other stains

Lab Tests

4 Reasons You Might Still Need a Cordless Phone
Why you shouldn't abandon your landline just yet


Review: 2014 Fiat 500L adds space to the formula
The cute 500 stretches out and becomes more practical
Reduce Your Chances of Becoming a Victim When Shopping
Parking lot safety tips to reduce your chances of becoming a victim

Up Front

Best hams for the holidays
Taste tests of 6 spiral-cut hams
Smartest snacks to eat at the mall
What to nosh on when you're out shopping
Claim check: Stream Clean carpet cleaner
Is this spray really a no-scrub carpet cleaner?

CR Money

Avoid these pitfalls of online shopping
Watch out for rip-off retailers, faulty products, ID theft, and more


Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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