CR Digital Archive

November 2019

Cover Story

Should We Break Our Bottled Water Habit?
Americans spent $31 billion last year on bottled water. CR's investigation may make you rethink what you drink.

How to Test Your Tap Water
It’s important to know your local results to decide whether you need to filter your water

Special Report

The Smart Way to Save on Car Insurance
Your loyalty to one company for long stretches of time may be costing you money

Are You Willing to Be Tracked to Save on Car Insurance?
Usage-based insurance might make you safer behind the wheel, but there is a flip side to making your carrier a backseat driver


Are Plant Milks Good for You?
They can be, depending on the type—and brand—you choose. Here, CR's take on almond, coconut, oat, and soy milks.
How to Pick a Great TV This Fall
Most companies have several TV series—here's what you'll get if you decide to pay more

Pros and Cons of Smart TV Systems
Before you shop, find out whether Amazon Fire TV Edition, Android TV, Roku TV, SmartCast, Tizen, or webOS is right for you

Lab Tests

Hotplate vs. Thermal Carafe: Which Is Best at Keeping Coffee Hot?
Consumer Reports' experts help you weigh the pros and cons of these two warming methods

Road Report

Hidden Flaws Even Quality Cars Have
CR alerts you to potential problems in popular models and steers you to better picks—some of which even cost less

CR Health

The Whole-Body Benefits of Coffee
Go ahead—drink to your health!


Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
From Our President: What's in Your Water?
Consumer Reports dives into potable water safety, an issue CR first raised nearly 50 years ago

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