About our reviews

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Homes & Gardens is committed to giving you the champion merchandise buying proposal possible. This is wherefore erstwhile you work our reviews, you tin beryllium assured that everything we diagnostic has undergone a rigorous investigating process. 

The products we reappraisal are tested successful person, implicit a play of astatine slightest 2 weeks, though often longer. 

While immoderate of our tests could beryllium described arsenic much scientific, connected the full we similar to enactment the products done their paces against the trials of daily life. We trial them successful the location to assistance our readers determine whether they volition suit you and if they are worthy your investment.

We volition ne'er instrumentality outgo for a review. Do enactment that sometimes we are allowed to support the products we review, giving america a accidental to adhd to our reviews implicit time. This way, you cognize you are getting large prime and worth for months, and adjacent years to come.

If you are a marque and would similar your products reviewed, get successful interaction with the squad at homesecommerce@futurenet.com

The investigating process

The tests we undertake volition alteration depending connected the benignant of product, but we screen each of the pursuing successful our reviews:

What are our archetypal impressions of the merchandise and what bash you get successful the box?What is the merchandise similar to use? (We enactment the merchandise to the trial against astir communal uses and effort each feature)What peculiar features does the merchandise have?How casual is it to clean, store and support the product?How does it complaint online?How does the merchandise comparison to its competitors?Should you bargain it?

Oftentimes we are allowed to support the merchandise we reviewed, meaning we tin talk to its durability and update our reappraisal implicit time.

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We trial appliances successful the home, doing the jobs they are intended for

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How bash we trial tiny appliances?
Each tiny appliance is tested against the astir communal usage situations. For example, each blender volition beryllium utilized to marque a smoothie and each manus mixer volition whip cream. We effort to usage the aforesaid recipes to support the trial fair.

We besides trial immoderate further features the merchandise has and look astatine however casual it is to clean. Can it beryllium enactment successful a dishwasher? Will it necessitate tons of other effort to support it looking its best?

How bash we trial mattresses?
When we trial a mattress we marque definite the reviewer has slept connected it for a minimum of 2 weeks, but usually a period oregon longer. They volition instrumentality into relationship the wide comfortableness and enactment of the mattress, positive however it rates connected borderline support, spine alignment and question transfer. We usage a value successful the centre and astatine the borderline of the mattress to amusement however overmuch 'sinkage' the mattress has.

As we recognize the interaction of slumber positions and the subjective quality of mattress testing, we inquire our reviewers to beryllium unfastened astir their slumber habits and preferences. This means you tin subordinate your ain needs to those of our reviewer, erstwhile choosing a mattress.

Naturepedic chorus mattress

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How bash we trial grills?
There are tons of antithetic types of grill, truthful we marque definite we trial it successful the setup for which it was designed. Portable grills volition get packed up and usage successful assorted locations and a ample six burner state grill volition beryllium utilized to assistance big a household gathering.

However, we marque definite each grill is tested connected its basal cooking abilities too, by grilling the astir communal barbecued foods specified arsenic blistery dogs, burgers, a larger associated of nutrient and veggies. Finally, our tester volition spot however casual it is to cleanable the grill and what aftercare it mightiness require.

How bash we trial vacuum cleaners?
When we reappraisal vacuum cleaners, we trial successful a location that champion suits their design. A favored vacuum volition beryllium tested connected carnal fur and a handheld vac volition beryllium utilized for smaller areas and cars.

As good arsenic investigating each vaccum for its particulars, we tally a bid of modular tests for all. They are utilized connected assorted flooring types they are suited to and fixed the 'Pantry Test'. This is wherever we spot however good they tin suck up ample and tiny particles connected carpet and hard flooring. To bash this, the tester vacuums up a 4th cupful of cereal, 4th cupful of atom and a tablespoonful of sweetener and judges however casual each was to cleanable away.

About our buying guides

Our buying guides are compiled utilizing accusation from our merchandise reviews. We purpose to person archetypal manus acquisition of everything we feature, but successful immoderate cases our buying guides volition beryllium amalgamated utilizing reviews from antithetic radical with antithetic needs to give you the astir rounded view. If we bash not person a standalone reappraisal for the merchandise connected this site, we whitethorn person tested it connected 1 of our sister brands.

Some products are not suited to standalone reviews, truthful successful these cases we volition bash a mini reappraisal wrong the buying guide.

Our purpose is to lone diagnostic products wherever we person first-hand experience. However, successful immoderate instances (such arsenic with definite furnishings and location décor) we whitethorn not person reviewed the merchandise successful afloat – successful these cases we volition lone urge brands that we person had a affirmative acquisition with. The squad penning these reviews and buying guides person earned user advisor presumption successful respective merchandise areas, meaning they cognize what materials, features and companies to look for erstwhile suggesting a buy.

About our merchandise badges

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Top rated products get a Homes & Gardens Tried & Trusted badge. This means we person tested them for ourselves, and fixed it 4 oregon much stars retired of five. The products that person been awarded this astir prestigious of titles volition amusement a Gold oregon Silver mentation of the badge connected buying guides and their reviews

Brands cannot wage to beryllium granted these badges, but we bash connection them the accidental to licence the badge to usage connected their ain selling material. This is ever offered aft the reappraisal has been written and our writers volition not beryllium influenced oregon paid for a bully rating.

Our writers and reviewers

Meet our squad of ecommerce editors, buying writers and freelance reviewers.

Lindsey Davis Homes & Gardens author

Lindsey made her archetypal foray into penning astir homes 10 years agone erstwhile she joined the Homebuilding & Renovating squad arsenic web editor. In 2020 she became Editor successful Chief of ecommerce for the Future Homes portfolio, looking aft merchandise contented with her squad and she besides serves arsenic Editor of Realhomes.com. She lives successful a tiny Victorian cottage successful the UK truthful is ever looking for space-savvy products that don't look retired of spot successful a play home. She has a agelong (but narrow) backyard truthful tests gardening tools and outdoor cooking accessories, but has tested everything from mattresses to tiny appliances, too.

Annie writer  pic

Annie is Deputy Ecommerce Editor astatine Future Homes, and with a penchant for buying and 4 years of ecommerce acquisition down her, it's her occupation to archer readers what to bargain for their home. Her ecommerce acquisition has inspired countless online purchases crossed the titles of Ideal Home, Livingetc, Gardeningetc, Real Homes, and Woman & Home. She lives successful an flat successful South London and is ever connected the lookout for high-quality homewares to refresh her space. Her specialism is location fragrance and fitness.

Amy Lockwood - Interior Design - Homes & Gardens

Amy gained an appreciation and knowing of color, form, and creation successful the plan studio, creating aboveground patterns for the interiors industry. Here she developed a deeper cognition of cardinal plan principles and gained knowing of however spaces and materials tin power our consciousness of wellbeing. After completing her ain location renovation, including acold excessively overmuch clip spent deliberating implicit the nonstop shadiness of achromatic paint, and respective years moving wrong the interiors industry, she present writes for Homes & Gardens, Livingetc, Ideal Home and Gardeningetc covering each things furnishings and decor. 

Caroline Preece

Caroline has worked connected Homes & Gardens with the ecommerce squad since the commencement of 2021, bringing her inheritance successful exertion and enthusiasm for interior plan with her. She loves helping radical spot the benefits of incorporating astute devices into the location without compromising connected benignant and puts this to actin producing reviews and buying guides connected everything from astute speakers to video doorbells.

Jaclyn Turner photo

Jaclyn officially joined the Homes & Gardens squad successful January 2021 to negociate buying usher contented successful the US, keeping tabs connected what’s caller and amazing, and trying those products retired excessively to marque recommendations. Currently, she oversees buying contented astir sleep, including mattresses and bedding. As a savvy, price-conscious shopper, she ever focuses connected some prime and value, with a discerning approach. She antecedently worked connected the commerce teams with Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine, covering everything from large income to caller merchandise launches.

Jennifer Oksien

Jennifer is our nonmigratory Large Appliance Editor. She joined the ecommerce squad successful 2020 aft moving arsenic a merchandise writer for starring British marque John Lewis & Partners. When she is not bringing the champion in-class vacuums and washing machines to your attention, Jennifer tin beryllium recovered going for walks successful the Somerset countryside with her hubby and daughter, oregon enjoying immoderate beverage and barroom with a magazine.

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With anterior PR acquisition moving for a luxury bedding brand, Louise is simply a slumber specialist, but besides curates buying contented for homeware items that’ll adhd a decorative interaction to your space. Holding a BA successful Fine Art, Louise’s creator flair has injected her interior benignant with a emotion for classical colors and patterns. Whilst she presently lives successful a rented East London flat, she longs for a location with a abstracted abstraction she could telephone her studio. She joined the squad successful April 2022.

Millie Fender

Millie has been penning for Homes & Gardens since the opening of 2021, covering each things product-related earlier specialising successful tiny appliances. A person of al fresco dining, she is ever connected the hunt for the champion barbecues and pizza ovens for entertaining friends and family. When the upwind turns, she brings her emotion of cooking wrong and puts the latest blenders, nutrient processors and room helpers to the trial for you.

Molly Cleary

Molly is Ecommerce Writer for the Future Homes brands and spends her clip searching the net for the adjacent champion happening for your home. With erstwhile acquisition wrong the Home conception of TopTenReviews, different Future site, penning astir everything from ride-on lawnmowers to robot hoovers, she has cognition of each of those niche areas of your location and plot that you mightiness request a caller acquisition for. Aside from buying and buying content, which is present her biggest country of focus, she besides has plentifulness of acquisition with putting unneurotic features brimming with beauteous location ideas and penning deals posts truthful that readers tin get the champion imaginable price. 

kaitlin madden interiors editor

Kaitlin joined the Homes & Gardens squad successful February 2022 aft moving connected Realhomes.com for 2 years and arsenic Editor successful Chief. She has written astir interiors for much than 10 years for assorted brands including Architectural Digest and Martha Stewart Living and successful her clip she has tested everything from mattresses to homewares. Kaitlin has a keen oculus for plan and lives successful Connecticut with her husband, 2 sons, girl and a achromatic labrador.

Alex Temblador

Alex Temblador is simply a Mixed Latinx award-winning writer and freelance writer based successful Dallas, Texas. She is perfectly placed for investigating each things outdoor surviving and reviews grills, blistery tubs and plot tools for us. Her enactment successful the location abstraction has appeared successful outlets similar Real Homes, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Culture Trip, Neighborhoods.com, among galore others.

Alexandra Pamias headshot

Alexandra is simply a freelance writer and erstwhile writer with a buying addiction that rivals Carrie Bradshaw's. But portion Carrie chiefly deals successful clothes, Alexandra battles with an obsession with however to efficiently support a location cleanable and organized. Alexandra studied Journalism astatine the University of Maryland and is pursuing her Master's successful Public Relations and Corporate Communications astatine New York University. She antecedently worked astatine Fox News arsenic an duty exertion successful the DC Bureau.

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