Senior Staff Writer
Cindy Bailen loves writing about technology and home design. According to her mom, the first word Cindy could read was "KitchenAid", and she has been fascinated by home appliances ever since. In her spare time, Cindy hosts pledge programs for WGBH-TV in Boston and other public television stations.
Articles and Reviews by Cindy Bailen
Here are the best ways to test paint color to see if it works in a room
March 08, 2018 – It's not enough to pick a color you like. You need to test before you paint.
These 10 portable islands give you the extra counter space you need
March 07, 2018 – Portable kitchen islands help with storage and meal prep in small kitchens.
This popular home decor store is having a massive furniture sale
March 06, 2018 – You can find plenty of popping pieces as much as 70% off in this Houzz furniture sale.
Kenmore 13473 Dishwasher Review
March 01, 2018 – This economy dishwasher has many cycles and options, but some owners think it should have a longer lifespan.
The 7 hottest kitchen renovation trends for 2018
February 28, 2018 – These trends will get you started planning a kitchen renovation in 2018.
Amana ADB1400AGS dishwasher review
February 21, 2018 – The stainless steel Amana ADB1400AGS dishwasher is a good value, and performs well on Normal cycle.
10 things you didn’t know you could clean in a washing machine
February 19, 2018 – Your washing machine can clean a lot more than your family's clothing.
You're using your freezer wrong—here's how to stock it the right way
February 16, 2018 – Take better care of frozen food by wrapping it right and keeping it organized.
You're doing your laundry wrong
February 14, 2018 – Are you doing your laundry the wrong way? Follow these steps to get it done right.
Here's the secret to cleaning your Ugg boots at home
February 12, 2018 – Here's how to clean dirty Ugg boots or mocs in your washing machine.
Beyonce's stylist is launching a line at Ikea—here's everything you'll want to buy
February 07, 2018 – Top stylist Bea Akerlund, who works with Beyonce and Rihanna, launches a collection with Ikea.
This German washer can hold enough detergent to last a month
February 06, 2018 – Miele's W1 washer dispense the right amount of detergent and bleach for laundry.
Don't be mad at Crock-Pot—here's the device 'This Is Us' fans should blame
February 06, 2018 – Crock-Pot is a brand—and it's not always a slow cooker.
You're loading your dishwasher the wrong way
February 02, 2018 – Fighting with your partner about loading the dishwasher? Here's the right way.
5 ways you can upgrade your kitchen—without breaking the bank
January 31, 2018 – Color designer Maria Killam shares the best ideas for updating your kitchen.
5 things you should never use as laundry detergent
January 31, 2018 – Not all laundry products are effective. Here are some you should avoid.
10 things around your house you need to replace right now
January 29, 2018 – Not everything in your home should stick around forever—here's what to throw out and how.
'This Is Us' fans are throwing out their Crock-Pots—but are they really unsafe?
January 26, 2018 – No matter what you saw on This Is Us, you can keep using your Crock-Pot.
LG LFXS28566M French door refrigerator review
January 25, 2018 – The LG LFXS28566M is a French door refrigerator with door-in-door design.
Samsung DVE54M8750V dryer review
January 18, 2018 – This dryer's generous capacity and multiple controls allow you to custom dry your family's laundry.