CR Digital Archive

May 2020

Cover Story

Not All Fast-Food Calories Are Created Equal
What to think about when you see those calorie counts on menus
Fast Food Gets a Makeover
Our ratings of 17 restaurant chains can help you eat healthier, especially if you're ordering in more now

Special Report

Alternatives to Traditional Medical Care
More Americans are accessing on-demand house calls, virtual doctor visits, workplace clinics, and more. Which is best for you?

Why Older Adults Need Special Medical Care
How geriatricians can help and what to do if you can't find one


How to Minimize Mold in Your Washing Machine
8 tips that you can try to fight the funk in your front-load washer
Mold in Your Washing Machine: The Mystery & the Menace
CR investigates why some front-loaders become a breeding ground for mold and whether the industry can find a solution

Lab Tests

What's New in Vinyl Siding and Alternative Home Siding
Our tests reveal brands offering great protection at the best price
Which Grill Makes the Tastiest Food?
In this Consumer Reports cook-off, our grill team compared food cooked on gas, pellet, and charcoal grills

Vinyl Siding and the Environment
The health risk to consumers and the environment is generally low, except under extreme conditions


Meet Your Driving Style Match
You’ll be happier behind the wheel if you choose a car well-suited to your driving personality. CR's experts play matchmaker for you.
Quiz: What Kind of Driver Are You?
Take Consumer Reports' quiz to find out which cars match your personality


Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, fairer, healthier marketplace
From Our President: Taking Care in a Time of Crisis
CR offers its best, scientifically rigorous guidance to help you through the COVID-19 emergency

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