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'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.
5 colorful kitchen appliances that will spice up your boring kitchen
January 16, 2018 – White kitchens is here to stay, but to keep it stylish, add a pop of color.
10 futuristic appliances that will be on your 2018 wishlist
January 11, 2018 – Features we've only dreamed of are coming to the latest kitchen appliances.
This new washing machine is like a Keurig for Tide pods
January 10, 2018 – A time-saver on laundry day, these Electrolux front-load washers have a dispenser for pods.
If your fridge won’t stay shut, this simple trick will fix it
January 04, 2018 – Our refrigerator gasket wouldn't keep the door closed, until we tried this.
Kenmore 51112 side-by-side refrigerator review
December 29, 2017 – This side-by-side refrigerator has limited freezer space, and its crispers can't keep produce fresh.
Here’s what happens inside your washing machine while it cleans
December 22, 2017 – Here's how your washer uses water, detergent, and mechanical action to clean clothes.
Maytag MEDB955FC dryer review
December 20, 2017 – This large-capacity dryer accommodates a whole family's laundry and can dry a fluffy comforter, too.
9 kitchen accessories you need in Pantone's 2018 color of the year
December 20, 2017 – Add accessories in Ultra Violet, Pantone's color of the year, to transform a blah kitchen.
Frigidaire Gallery FGSC2335TF counter-depth side-by-side refrigerator review
December 15, 2017 – A side-by-side refrigerator is counter-depth and sports luxury features at a reasonable price point.