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
7 ways to prevent your holiday packages from getting stolen
November 24, 2017 – Millions of packages are stolen every year. Here's what to do to keep yours safe.
12 things you need to know before your next appliance delivery
November 22, 2017 – Read this list before the truck shows up to avoid headaches!
Whirlpool WRF555SDHV French door refrigerator review
November 20, 2017 – A good-looking black stainless refrigerator maintains the right temperature in the fridge and freezer
8 things you should know before you buy a major appliance online
November 17, 2017 – When you are purchasing an appliance online, consider all the options.
Samsung WA54M8750AW top-load washing machine review
November 15, 2017 – There's room for a whole family's laundry and a special sink for scrubbing out stains before you wash.
These are the best refrigerators of 2017
November 14, 2017 – Looking for a new refrigerator? These are the very best we tested this year.
These are the best washers and dryers of 2017
November 14, 2017 – Looking for a new washer and dryer? These are the very best we tested this year.
These are the best dishwashers of 2017
November 14, 2017 – Looking for a new dishwasher? These are the very best we tested this year.
5 things you should know before an appliance is delivered to your home
November 10, 2017 – If a new appliance is in your future, find out how it will be delivered.
10 things your dog will love from Ikea’s new pet collection
November 08, 2017 – Ikea has a debuted new collection of everything your dog or cat needs.
Don't throw out that shrunken sweater—here’s how you can fix it at home
November 03, 2017 – I shrank my favorite wool sweater—and I saved it using this trick
Samsung RF28JBEDBSG 4-door French door refrigerator review
November 02, 2017 – This French door refrigerator has modern features, great looks, and stays chilly.
LG DLEX3570W dryer review
November 02, 2017 – The LG DLEX3570 dryer has a large drum, numerous cycles, steam if needed, and gets clothes 100% dry.
Bosch 800 series dishwasher review
October 27, 2017 – Bosch 800 series dishwashers are whisper quiet, great at cleaning, and good looking, with features to love.
Bosch 500 Series dishwasher review
October 26, 2017 – We are big fans of the Bosch 500 series dishwashers. They clean well and look sharp in any kitchen.
Your grout is disgusting—use this trick to clean it
October 25, 2017 – If the grout looks dirty, your tiles don't look clean. Oxygen bleach comes to the rescue.
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.