New energy-efficient models are only $10–$50 more expensive than were previous models.
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Compactors, like disposers, collect food waste. However, the compactors market has had even less change than its counterpart has had.
The market for food-waste disposers is about to change with the arrival of Moen in 2016.
New blenders handle ingredients that are in vogue.
New ideas could kick life into a stagnant market.
Cordless power reached full-size vacuum cleaners.
Washers are bigger than ever before.
Ultrapremium features now are available for less.
Today's quietest, low-water models excel at cleaning.
Beware of claims of longer run times of ultrasonic models.
Today’s technology leads to more-healthful eating.
Innovations might not be as useful as claimed.
Low speeds help consumers forgo a makeup-air system.
Specialty vacs are more powerful than ever.
Toasters have been tweaked for convenience.
Regulators work on standards after a lawsuit derailed past changes.
High-tech models require less time and effort.
Single-serving brewing grows.
Pricing won’t drop on more energy-efficient mini fridges.
Carpet-cleaning formulas catch up with today's technology.
When it comes to today's room air purifiers, a higher rating might not signify the best appliance.
Manufacturers of portable heaters are adding infrared models to their product portfolios.
Manufacturers are taking steps to reduce the burns that are caused by the glass front of a gas-burning indoor fireplace.
You should be wary about claims of overall effectiveness for whole-house air purifiers.
New models are more efficient than ever before.
Don’t get swept away by models that produce the highest temperatures of steam.
Iron manufacturers are smoothing out a few kinks to make their products even better.
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Manufacturers are making easier-to-use extractors.
The Energy Star logo is supposed to identify highly efficient appliances, but flaws have weakened its usefulness.