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Video: Kenji Tests Consumer Reports' Top-Rated Knives

J. Kenji López-Alt 41 comments

A few weeks back, our friends over at Consumer Reports asked me if I was willing to take their knife recommendations into the kitchen and run them through their paces. How did the knives stack up after a week of slicing and dicing? Check out the video to find out! More

In-N-Out Tops 'Consumer Reports' Fast Food Chain Survey

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 6 comments

Last September Consumer Reports released results of their fast food burger poll that called In-N-Out the best and McDonald's the worst. Today they released more chain burger ratings in their member survey of quick-service restaurants, which also covers pizza, Mexican, sandwiches, and chicken chains. More

Today, Check out Consumer Reports' Live Video Chat about Grilling with Kenji Lopez-Alt

Robyn Lee 6 comments

Today at 1 p.m. ET our Food Lab expert Kenji Lopez-Alt will appear in Consumer Reports' live video chat on grilling to teach you how to grill the perfect burger and answer your grilling-related questions. Joint the chat at Consumer Reports' Facebook page or Ustream page. You can submit questions on Facebook or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRGrills. More

'Consumer Reports' Rates Frozen Pizza

Slice Adam Kuban 10 comments

Hey! What a week for frozen pizza! First it gets a star turn as the subject of this week's Slice pizza poll, and today, the folks at Consumer Reports released their list of best iced slices. After the jump, the press release from CR that just landed in the Slice inbox. More

Consumer Reports' Burger Poll Names In-N-Out the Best, McDonald's the Worst

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 25 comments

Happy In-N-Out burger, sad McDonald's cheeseburger. [Photographs: Robyn Lee] The October issue of Consumer Reports features the results of a fast food burger poll taken by 28,000 of their readers. Out of 18 restaurants, In-N-Out and Five Guys tied... More

'Consumer Reports': Two-thirds of Fresh, Whole Broiler Chickens Contain Salmonella, Campylobacter

Adam Kuban 5 comments

Two-thirds of fresh whole broiler chickens tested by Consumer Reports in 22 states contained salmonella and/or campylobacter bacteria, the magazine reports. Air-chilled organic birds (especially store-brand birds) fared best. Among name brands, Perdue's were cleanest while 80 percent of Tyson and Foster Farms chix registered for one or both pathogens. [via Civil Eats]... More

'Consumer Reports' Rates Fast Food French Fries

Fast Food Adam Kuban 3 comments

Unfortunately, Consumer Reports only hits the big three--McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's. The two redheads get "very good" ratings while the King merely receives a "good," with CR saying what I've always thought about BK fries: "coating detracts from the quality and makes texture a little tough, not crispy."... More

Grill Shopping: Advice from Consumer Reports

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The Consumer Reports blog posts advice about buying gas grills, including a useful tip about bringing a magnet for testing the quality of the metal. Watch the accompanying video for more information about grill size, price, safety, and what BTUs really mean.... More

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