• Consumer Goods, Services & Issues

I just replaced a 2014 Honda Civic LX with a 2017 Honda HRV LX, so I make some comparisons below....I liked the Civic but wanted something higher off the ground.... Basics of HRV....What I Don't Like....What I like....Test Drive Comparisons.... Read more →

Finally, I can stop posting about beds. I bought a Loom and Leaf memory foam bed.... I liked many aspects: high-quality workmanship, green-manufacturing processes, etc. But the mattress was too firm for me.... After a 3-to-4-week break-in period, I decided to keep the bed. Read more →

My mom bought a $5,600 Sleep Number M7 bed with adjustable base. . . . The salesman said she could return the bed within 100 days if she paid a $180 return fee.... He didn't say that the $2,300 adjustable base was NOT returnable.... At least our family's losses were under $3,000. Read more →

I don't work for a bed seller and wasn't paid for this review.... What I Received & Paid... Mattress Details (Firmness... Warmth... Off-Gassing... Construction... Other Details)... Foundation... Warranty... Delivery... Read more →

This review covers: Disgraceful Company Policies... Mattress Depth & Padding... Protruding Tubes... Bad Sheet-Fit... Unstable Mattress... Box under Bed... Why I chose P6... Interactions w/Company Read more →

After buying a queen bed, I needed sheets that fit it. See review of of $2800 nightmare with w/Sleep Number... (new Loom and Leaf bed comes tomorrow). Living in Florida, I don't like thick, heavy sheets. I like all-cotton sheets but silk pillowcases.... BTW, the best silk pillowcases I've found are... Anyway, after doing a lot of research, I bought 6 sets of sheets... Read more →

I’m not a Martha Stewart wannabe, not obsessed with bedding, and not in denial. Really, I'm not.. I just spent weeks researching sheets.... I bought 6 sets and returned 3 after washing (see reviews)... How They Feel Before & After Washing...Thread Count...Long Staple... Single-Ply... Read more →

I started at Macy's, thinking I'd find high-quality stainless like in the '80s. WRONG. Even some pricey Lenox flatware (made in China) felt cheap. The finish on my Kate Spade/Lenox pieces started coming off in 3 hand washes (maybe TOXIC?). . . . Only one company makes stainless flatware in the USA: the brand is Liberty Tabletop, and the company is Sherrill Manufacturing.... • What I bought.... • What I like.... • What I wish were different.... • Different lines for different budgets.... Read more →

After a couple hand washes, some pieces developed dark spots that I can't remove. Click on the photo below to see the enlarged version: the dark spots are not reflections.... This product might be toxic--as well as low quality.... Shame on kate spade and Lenox for marketing such junk. Read more →

When convenient, I shop at a grocery store that sells whole beans and use the store’s grinder because freshly ground beans make better coffee. ButI’m not a connoisseur, so I don’t drive miles out of my way, and I don’t grind coffee at home. Last week, I tried Gevalia, pre-ground decaf—and... Read more →

I bought a tempered (ballistic) glass screen protector by Tech Armor for my iPhone SE. I like it better than thin-film protectors. Tech Armor makes these for other iPhone models, Samsung Galaxy, iPad, and other devices (check website). Price • $7.95 at Amazon Prime (iPhone SE size). • Less-expensive than Read more →

I paid $39.97 for my Black & Decker 8-Cup Thermal Coffee Maker (Amazon Prime). Coffee stayed hot-ish for 2 1/2 hours in the thermal pot. I wanted a thermal pot because leaving a non-thermal pot on a warmer ruins the coffee's flavor and Read more →

Cancer, birth defects, memory problems, lung problems, fertility problems, allergies—all have been linked to chemicals in air fresheners and other scented products, like laundry detergent and candles. The info isn't new (links below). Even Wikipedia discusses toxicity. Common toxins include . . . Read more →

Breyer’s All Natural Ice Cream used to contain only a few simple ingredients, like milk, cream, sugar.... It was a great alternative to Haagen-Daz because Breyers had less fat. About 10 years ago, Good Humor-Breyers (subsidiary of Unilever), started including cost-saving additives in many Breyer’s ice creams, like Read more →