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Consumer Reports  Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit organization that works side by side with consumers to create a fairer, safer, and healthier world.

There are too many hidden catches. Can we just keep it honest? That’s why we test products and services. Click link in bio for the full story. #keepithonest #keepingithonestsince1936 #ConsumerReports

#TBT with the star of our mattress laboratory in the ’80s: the mechanical buttocks. Yes, you read that right—a split bowling ball formed a booty shape, which was moved up and down 100,000 times at the center of each mattress, where a sleeper’s weight is concentrated, simulating years of tush wear and tear. Today the mechanical booty is gone: Instead, we simulate eight to 10 years in the life of a mattress by running a 308-pound roller over each one 30,000 times. Link in our bio has tips on how to find the right fit for you. #tbtCR

Is that an asterisk?🤔 There must be some fine print around the corner. Truth-sleuthing and hidden catch-catching is what we do best. We have the information you need make the best decisions on purchases. Leave the fine print to us. Link in bio has more info. #keepithonest #keepingithonestsince1936 #ConsumerReports

The force was not with this Cory vacuum coffee maker back in January 1958: It took force to operate, but pushing too hard could result in water spurting out. This model was judged comparable in overall quality to the lowest-rated acceptable percolators. Today, every drip coffee maker that comes into CR's lab brews roughly 65 cups of coffee by the time our engineers wrap up testing. #tbt #tbtCR

⬆Sugar. ⬆Sodium. ⬇Veggies. That green juice might not be as healthy as you think.

SPF, broad spectrum, very water resistant, natural or mineral, UVA and UVB protection.🤷🏽‍♀️ We’re decoding sunscreen labels. For more tips, check our story🔝.

“If you’ve tasted the speed and power of a contemporary computer word-processing system, a personal word processor might come as a disappointment,” Consumer Reports noted in October 1990. We now run laptops and desktop computers through a variety of tests to provide ratings for ergonomics, performance, display, and other factors. To find the right computer for you, check out our buying guide—the link is in our bio. #tbt #tbtCR #jorts

Time to break up with that ______ stain on your carpet. Click link in bio to say 👋🏽to that stain.

Getting scammed not on your bucket list? CR’s June issue is giving you the 411 on keeping your identity safe and sound. You’ll also find tips on upping your curb appeal and our trusted reviews and ratings to save you time and money. Pick up your copy today, on #newsstands now. 📷 @sinelab

[SWIPE LEFT] Does your house need a pick-me-up? We’ve got tips on how to paint and stain like a pro, and how to choose a winning color combo. Your house makeover is waiting for you at the link in the bio.

Lawn care: It can be a literal uphill battle. In a June 1993 report on mowers for big lawns, Consumer Reports noted, “Let out the clutch abruptly on some lawn tractors and you’re likely to pull a wheelie, especially if you’re on a hill and the grass bags are full.” Today’s CR testers still sometimes experience mowers that rise up in front when tackling hills—more notably when using zero-turn-radius mowers with full bags of clippings—but current models have counterweights to minimize how much this occurs. Need a new mower to tackle your unruly lawn? Click link in bio for our Lawn Mower & Tractor Buying Guide. #tbt #tbtCR

SCAM ALERT! Can you spot the scam? Click link in bio to give your scam radar a tune up. 📷: @sinelab

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