Julia is the Senior Scientist at Reviewed, which means that she oversees (and continually updates) the testing of products in Reviewed's core categories such as televisions, washing machines, refrigerators, etc. She also determines the testing methods and standards for Reviewed's "The Best Right Now" articles.
When she's not outlining testing procedures, chances are that Julia is doing some of the testing herself. Some of her recent articles include "The Best Right Now" articles specific to fire extinguishers, lunch coolers, smart thermostats, and wireless headphones. The article she is most proud of is the aforementioned smart thermostat article, since she managed to test smart thermostats without breaking Reviewed's extensive (and expensive) air conditioning/heating system.
Julia received her PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 2014, and is currently working on her MBA.
Articles and Reviews by Julia MacDougall
The Best Washer and Dryer Sets
April 18, 2019 – Make laundry day a breeze with our list of the best washer and dryer sets.
Thermador SGSX365TS Gas Cooktop Review
April 16, 2019 – The Thermador SGSX365TS gas cooktop's high-powered burners can really bring the heat.
The Best Dishwashers That Dry Your Dishes
April 09, 2019 – These dishwashers make sure your dishes come out completely dry.
Which shampoo is best for dyed hair?
March 29, 2019 – We put four color-safe shampoos to the test: Olaplex, Nexxus, Dove, and Pantene. Which one is the best for your dye job?
Do these products really work to disinfect your phone?
March 29, 2019 – You've heard that your phone is covered in bacteria, but is a phone cleaner the best way to disinfect it?
This is the biggest fire risk in your home—here's how to prevent it
March 08, 2019 – Cleaning your dryer vent isn't fun, but it's relatively easy.
The Best Affordable Dishwashers of 2019
March 06, 2019 – Our picks for the best affordable dishwashers on the market today.
Water-resistant vs. waterproof headphones: what's the difference?
February 19, 2019 – Can your headphones survive a workout, get splashed, or take a dunk in the pool?
Best Counter-Depth Fridges of 2019
February 04, 2019 – Our picks for the best counter-depth refrigerators available today.
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?
Best Gas & Electric Ranges Under $800 of 2019
January 24, 2019 – Our picks for the best affordable gas and electric ranges available today.
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.
The Best Portable Dishwashers of 2019
January 02, 2019 – Our picks for the best portable dishwashers on the market.
Best Stainless Steel Dishwashers of 2019
January 02, 2019 – Our picks for the best stainless-steel dishwashers available today.
The Best Bosch Dishwashers of 2019
December 31, 2018 – Our picks for the best Bosch dishwashers available today.
Best Ultra-Quiet Dishwashers of 2019
December 31, 2018 – Our picks for the best quiet dishwashers available today.
The Best Full-Size Dishwashers of 2019
December 28, 2018 – These are our picks for the best dishwashers available today.
The Best Wireless Headphones of 2019
December 27, 2018 – These are the best wireless headphones and earbuds you can buy.