Sources for rating appliances?
Other than this forum, what are your go to sources for reviews for appliances when you need to buy a new appliance?
I used to check Consumer Reports for their reviews, but I've been burned too many times. I really like the idea of the magazine, but I've noticed that CR's best picks are never the ones that experts and connoisseurs say are the best.(I wonder if CR's problems is that the reviewers are generalists, and they place too much emphasis on cost.)
Is there something more like Cook's Illustrated for appliances? I'm not saying Cook's Illustrated picks are always correct, but they tend to be in the general ballpark and just reading their testing methods gives you a good idea what to look for. With Cook's Illustrated, cooks are evaluating the products and they're not afraid to nominate something as the best, regardless of price.