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
Spending more money on paint can save you hundreds of dollars
October 20, 2017 – These are the 6 best reasons to use high quality paint on your walls.
Maytag MSC21C6MFZ side-by-side counter-depth refrigerator review
October 18, 2017 – A side-by-side that is also counter depth, this Maytag fridge can't keep its cool.
Whirlpool WDF330PAHW dishwasher review
October 13, 2017 – The Whirlpool WDF330PAHW is a no-frills dishwasher that is a good value, easy to use, and cleans well.
10 pieces we love from Ikea's new collection that will transform your space
October 06, 2017 – When Ikea paired up with Danish design firm Hay, they produced these stunning, minimalist basics.
LG WM9000HVA washing machine review
October 04, 2017 – The LG WM9000HVA washer rocks good looks, huge capacity, numerous cycles, and fast Turbo Wash.
LG DLEX9000V 9.0 cu.-ft. electric dryer review
October 02, 2017 – With a giant 9 cu.-ft. drum and plenty of cycles, this handsome dryer can get big loads of clothes 100% dry.
Here's how to stop white spots from appearing on your clean dark clothes
October 02, 2017 – Using too much laundry detergent leaves white spots on your clothes.
The ultimate guide to cleaning every appliance in your kitchen
October 02, 2017 – This summary explains how to clean just about every appliance in your kitchen and laundry room.
10 things you must do to your yard before winter hits
September 27, 2017 – If you live someplace where winters are cold, you need to do these projects this fall.
If your clothes aren't getting clean, you're probably using the wrong bleach
September 22, 2017 – We compared three types of bleach to see which one would whiten best.
Here's why you should never add extra water to your washing machine
September 22, 2017 – Adding more water to the washer will actually leave clothes dirtier.
Bosch Benchmark Series SHE89PW55N dishwasher review
September 22, 2017 – The Bosch Benchmark series SHE89PW55N is Bosch's flagship dishwasher for a reason.
Whirlpool WDTA50SAHZ dishwasher review
September 22, 2017 – This attractive, well-priced dishwasher has good features but a bit of an issue with food particles.
You can pour detergent into these washing machines only once a month
September 19, 2017 – With these washers, there's no need to measure liquid laundry detergent for each load.
Whirlpool WDT970SAHV dishwasher review
September 15, 2017 – You don't need to drop a thousand dollars on a dishwasher to get upscale looks and high-end features.
Whirlpool WFW75HEFW front-loading washing machine review
September 15, 2017 – Don't need a washing machine with tons of specialty cycles? This washer does fine with just a few.
You can buy a $60 dustpan and brush—but should you?
September 05, 2017 – We tried out two dustpan sets and the OXO Good Grips one swept away the competition.
The 10 best items from Target's affordable home decor line
September 01, 2017 – Target's new line of mid-century modern home decor has value and luxe.
10 pumpkin spice products that are more fail than Fall
September 01, 2017 – Every fall pumpkin spice reappears, and this year, it's getting out of control.
Miele Futura Crystal G6665SCVi dishwasher review
August 30, 2017 – The Miele Futura Crystal G6665SCVi is pricey, but delivers powerful performance and fine features.