Senior Staff Writer
Cindy Bailen loves writing about technology and home design for Reviewed, and publications like The Boston Herald, Harvard Business Publishing, Boston Business Journal, Boston Homes, Good Life, The Collection, and many more. According to her mom, the first word Cindy could read was "Kitchen Aid", and she has been obsessed with home appliances ever since. In her spare time, Cindy works in TV, hosting programs for WGBH-TV in Boston and other public television stations. She is also passionate about architectural color and helps homeowners choose wall colors with her business, Orangesandlemons Color Consulting.
Articles and Reviews by Cindy Bailen
Here's why you should never waste your money on an expensive microwave
February 15, 2019 – You can buy a microwave with tons of features, but do you really need them?
Is Trader Joe’s the cheapest place to buy quality flowers?
February 08, 2019 – You can buy beautiful flowers economically at Trader Joe's and get good value and selection. At this price point, the flowers are a steal.
Sorry, you're washing your sweaters all wrong
February 05, 2019 – Your sweaters will look better and last longer if you wash them correctly.
Here's how to make your Valentine's Day flowers last as long as possible
February 05, 2019 – Got a bouquet of cut flowerers from your loved one? Here's how to keep those flowers fresh for a while longer.
Best Counter-Depth Fridges of 2019
February 04, 2019 – Our picks for the best counter-depth refrigerators available today.
Samsung NX58K9500WG Slide-In Gas Range Review
February 04, 2019 – Samsung NX58K9500WS Slide-In Gas Range Review
Maytag MVWB865GC Washer Review
February 04, 2019 – The Maytag MVWB865GC washer is one of the largest agitator top loaders on the market. It cleans well, and its modern features make it easy to use.
Hey, Marie Kondo—I tidied up my stuff with these storage pieces from The Container Store
February 01, 2019 – After you tidy up and throw away things that don't spark joy, The Container Store sells storage pieces for everything you have left.
The Best Third Rack Dishwashers of 2019
January 25, 2019 – We love a good third rack; who doesn't need more room in their dishwasher?
What is hard water—and what can you do about it?
January 24, 2019 – Hard water, caused by dissolved calcium and magnesium, can cause trouble around the house. Here's what hard water is and how to test for water hardness.
12 eco-friendly ways to save money on your laundry
January 24, 2019 – These eco-friendly tips will help you save money and preserve the environment.
Are 'luxury appliances' finally becoming more affordable?
January 18, 2019 – Features that used to be found only in luxury appliances are now available in budget models.
10 things to help you practice mindful meditation this year
January 18, 2019 – Whether you're learning to meditate or practicing yoga, here's what you need to create your Zen Den.
The Best French Door Refrigerators Under $1,500 of 2019
January 17, 2019 – Want your fridge to stay cold and give your kitchen a designer look at a good price? These are our picks for the best French door refrigerators under $1,500.
Best Side-by-Side Fridges of 2019
January 16, 2019 – Our picks for the best side-by-side fridges money can buy.
The Best Fridges Under $1,000 of 2019
January 15, 2019 – Our picks for the best sub-$1,000 refrigerators available today.
The Best Refrigerators of 2019
January 11, 2019 – Want the best of the best in your kitchen? We've got you covered.
As Sears liquidates, Sears Home Services is still in business
January 08, 2019 – Since the fall of 2018, when Sears declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Sears has been honoring appliances warranties, and Sears Home Services is still operating. That's still the case.
Stitch Fix is the hottest online shopping service—but is it right for you?
January 07, 2019 – How would it feel to have somebody else—someone more stylish, with better taste—pick out my clothes? I was curious, so I scheduled a Stitch Fix.
The Best Affordable Dishwashers of 2019
January 07, 2019 – Our picks for the best affordable dishwashers on the market today.