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
10 things you didn’t know you could clean in a washing machine
February 19, 2018 – Your washing machine can clean a lot more than your family's clothing.
You're doing your laundry wrong
February 14, 2018 – Are you doing your laundry the wrong way? Follow these steps to get it done right.
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.
Samsung DVE54M8750V dryer review
January 18, 2018 – This dryer's generous capacity and multiple controls allow you to custom dry your family's laundry.
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.
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.
Best Top-Load Washers Under $1,000 of 2018
December 08, 2017 – Our picks for the best affordable top load washers available today.
Best Washers for Large Families of 2018
December 08, 2017 – Our picks for the best washing machines for large families.
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 washers and dryers of 2017
November 14, 2017 – Looking for a new washer and dryer? These are the very best we tested this year.
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.
LG WM9000HVA washing machine review
October 04, 2017 – The LG WM9000HVA washer rocks good looks, huge capacity, numerous cycles, and fast Turbo Wash.
LG DLEX9000V 9.0 cu.-ft. electric dryer review
October 02, 2017 – With a giant 9 cu.-ft. drum and plenty of cycles, this handsome dryer can get big loads of clothes 100% dry.
Here's how to stop white spots from appearing on your clean dark clothes
October 02, 2017 – Using too much laundry detergent leaves white spots on your clothes.
If your clothes aren't getting clean, you're probably using the wrong bleach
September 22, 2017 – We compared three types of bleach to see which one would whiten best.
Here's why you should never add extra water to your washing machine
September 22, 2017 – Adding more water to the washer will actually leave clothes dirtier.
You can pour detergent into these washing machines only once a month
September 19, 2017 – With these washers, there's no need to measure liquid laundry detergent for each load.
Whirlpool WFW75HEFW front-loading washing machine review
September 15, 2017 – Don't need a washing machine with tons of specialty cycles? This washer does fine with just a few.
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.