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
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.
I've traveled the world with these 7 pieces of clothing in my suitcase
August 30, 2017 – When traveling on business, women can get by with these seven pieces of clothing.
GE GFD45ESPKDG dryer review
August 25, 2017 – Great looks and lots of features make this dryer a good value. But it runs slow and its cycles are inconsistent.
GE GFW450SPKDG front-load washing machine review
August 23, 2017 – Homeowners looking for value in a front-loading washing machine will find it in the GE GFW450SPKDG.
Your dustpan is old and gross—buy one of these stylish ones instead
August 22, 2017 – If you would be ashamed to pull out your dustpan and broom at a party, check out these stylish sets.
10 things you had no idea you can do with coffee
August 21, 2017 – What do you do with your leftover coffee? Here are some great ideas.
The 10 best music streaming apps of 2017
August 18, 2017 – If you can't find what you like on terrestrial radio, your favorite streaming app has it online.
10 things we love at Ikea that are perfect for college students
August 16, 2017 – Furnish your dorm room or apartment at Ikea, and you can have high style and low cost.
Whirlpool WDT710PAHZ 24-inch dishwasher review
August 15, 2017 – The Whirlpool WDT710PAHZ will surprise you with its good value and high-end features.
Pantone just named a shade of purple after Prince—and it's so perfect doves will cry
August 14, 2017 – Purple has been associated with Prince since his 1984 Purple Rain release. Now he has his own official shade.
Can this laundry sheet keep your white clothes from turning pink?
August 11, 2017 – We tested Color Catchers in our labs to see if they could prevent colors from running in the wash.
Maytag MRT118FFFZ 30-inch Top-freezer Refrigerator
August 11, 2017 – This 30-inch Maytag wants to be your basement or garage refrigerator.
LG LFCS25426D and LFCS25426S French Door Refrigerator Review
August 09, 2017 – French door refrigerators like the LG LFCS25426S look good in a new or remodeled kitchen, but design quirks make this one less user-friendly.
This new laundry alternative is safer than pods, and more convenient than detergent
August 08, 2017 – Life Sheets dissolve in the wash and don't look like candy to babies.
Ikea’s 2018 catalog is here—and you’ll be surprised by the designs inside
August 07, 2017 – Looking for clever design inspirations you can use at home? Ikea's 2018 catalog has tons of ideas to steal.
LG WM3770HWA Front-loading Washing Machine Review
August 02, 2017 – The LG WM3770HWA cleans well and quickly, and has conquered the mold issue the old front-loaders had.
7 things to do with baby shampoo, even after your baby grows up
July 31, 2017 – This tear-free liquid is a golden elixir that cleans many things