About Us

About Us

Our mission is to simplify buying choices.

Who we’re and what we do

BestReviews is the positioning to show to if you’re about to purchase one thing. From heated blankets to trampolines to cordless drills, we examine the highest merchandise in hundreds of classes to provide the most dependable buying recommendation. Our purpose is to make it straightforward so that you can choose one of the best product and be assured in your determination. 

BestReviews is majority owned by Tribune Publishing (NASDAQ:TPCO), which operates newsrooms in 9 markets with titles together with the Chicago Tribune, New York Each day Information, The Baltimore Solar, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Solar-Sentinel, Virginia’s Each day Press and Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Name of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Hartford Courant. Because of this possession construction, BestReviews companions with a number of Tribune Publishing manufacturers to convey product suggestions to customers, and the businesses share commissions on sure purchases.

BestReviews is a product overview firm with a singular mission: to assist simplify your buying choices and prevent money and time. We spend hundreds of hours researching, analyzing and testing merchandise to suggest one of the best picks for many customers. BestReviews purchases virtually all merchandise with our personal funds; we solely settle for free merchandise from producers when the product isn’t simply obtainable or in the marketplace to overview. All opinions about merchandise reviewed are these of BestReviews writers and editors. 

 

We’ve helped customers make their buying choices.

Once you’re on the point of purchase a product, you could have a number of choices. There could also be tons of of merchandise to select from, dozens of them with person critiques that make them sound equally nice. It may be complicated and time-consuming to chop by means of the info to search out one of the best product for you.

That is the place we are available.

Our reviewers and subject material specialists consider the handfuls (or tons of) of obtainable merchandise in every class, and from them, choose the shortlist of essentially the most promising and best-selling merchandise — the merchandise in every class that actually matter.

Once we resolve you, the buyer, would profit from extra product perception, we purchase these merchandise, similar to you’d, and topic them to impartial analysis and exams.

In lots of circumstances, we construct our personal take a look at tools to judge merchandise and take a look at them in opposition to one another. Why? As a result of dependable testing requires repeatable exams, and simply handing merchandise to folks to check out is not sufficient. Whereas we take a look at most of the merchandise we overview, for some product classes we solely use analysis and shopper suggestions to create the knowledge in our overview.

We collect insights from those that use the merchandise day in and time out to assist us construct overview methodologies and design new methods to analysis and take a look at merchandise.

How do we all know what to search for in a product? We interview trade specialists, contractors, and different super-users earlier than our overview course of begins.

Our professional advisors and specialists in residence embrace physicians, who present steerage on testing health-related merchandise, PhDs with backgrounds in diet and different specialty areas, constructing contractors who use energy instruments daily of their work lives, {and professional} cooks who know what works and what does not in kitchen home equipment.

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Dale brings over 40 years of automotive trade expertise to the BestReviews desk. An avid DIY man, he has labored with, rebuilt, and led upkeep on quite a lot of autos. He’s additionally well-versed in fleet administration and car operations. Dale’s previous experiences embrace distinguished service as an officer within the US Military.

Dale  |  Automotive Tremendous-Consumer

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Richard is a seasoned small enterprise proprietor within the {hardware} trade. He additionally owns a pool upkeep enterprise and serves as an advisor on groundskeeping committees for numerous outstanding organizations. He’s a regionally famend protected cracker/locksmith professional, and in his spare time, he renovates and repairs vaults, safes, home equipment, and numerous different merchandise.

Richard  |  {Hardware} Retailer Proprietor, Do-It-Your self Guru

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Tristan is a lifelong photographer, photoshop professional, and passionate producer of unbelievable art work with cameras and images gear. When not taking wonderful images, you would possibly discover Tristan tinkering with an car.

Tristan  |  Images Skilled

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Grasp Barber Susan D’Arcangelo has over 20 years of expertise in each cosmetology, barbering and inventive haircutting. Susan blends state of artwork manufacturing methods with an ever-expanding repertoire of precision cuts and kinds. Susan is obsessed with making you look and feel your finest

Grasp Barber Susan  |  Males’s Hair & Magnificence Professional

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Sarah O’Kelley has spent 15 years immersed within the meals and beverage discipline. From working in Emeril’s culinary division to founding her personal restaurant, she has explored many a culinary path, and extra not too long ago she has totally devoted herself to wine research. She has her Licensed Sommelier certification by means of the Court docket of Grasp Sommeliers, and she or he is at the moment learning for the superior stage. She can be opening a wine and beer store in Charleston, SC, within the spring of 2017, Edmund’s Oast Alternate.

Sarah  |  Meals & Wine Professional

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Kelsi is knowledgeable girls’s rugby participant and at the moment trains full time with the USA 7s crew on the Olympic Coaching Heart in Chula Vista, California. Earlier than making the nationwide crew, she performed for the Seattle Saracens and helped win two Nationwide Championships. A real health fanatic, Kelsi has additionally participated in cheerleading, basketball, volleyball, soccer, monitor, gymnastics, and wrestling.

Kelsi  |  Nationwide Champion Rugby Participant

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Born and raised in Paris, the land of unapologetic butter, Francois has spent the final 20 years shaping the American culinary world behind the scenes. He was a purchaser at Williams-Sonoma, constructed the Meals Community on-line retailer, managed product assortments for Rachael Ray’s website, began two meal supply companies and runs a profitable baking weblog. When he is not baking a cake or consuming his manner by means of Europe, Francois enjoys sharing cooking abilities with cooks of all ranges. Guidelines he lives by: “Use actual butter” and “Nothing beats a pointy knife.”

Francois  |  Kitchen Professional

EXPERT CONSULTANT

At present Government Chef at Bon Appétit Administration Firm, Steve started his tenure with Bon Apetit as Chef de Partie. He has over ten years of expertise, together with tenures at two- and three-Michelin star eating places. Steve is obsessed with all issues cooking – merchandise, provide chain, administration, menu design, and budgeting.

Steve  |  Government Chef

EXPERT CONSULTANT

BestReviews interviewed fireplace security specialists together with an assistant fireplace chief and licensed electrician to convey you the following tips.

-Keep conscious of your environment when utilizing powered garden tools or slicing instruments, particularly round electrical cords

-Plug tools instantly into an accepted energy supply and use UL licensed adaptors / and so forth

-Excessive powered home equipment require everlasting wiring by a licensed electrician! Extension cords can overheat and trigger a fireplace if used completely for a big equipment like a sizzling tub.

Professional Ideas  |  Outside Electrical Security

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Arden is a pet habits guide and grasp licensed pet first help/CPR and security teacher. Arden is the founding father of Pet First Help 4U.com, host of the Oh Behave Present on Pet Life Radio, the writer of over 25 cat and canine books, and is a daily contributor to main pet publications. She has offered canine habits consulting for 4 $500,000 dream canine park initiatives and interviews main veterinarians, enterprise leaders, and strange folks doing extraordinary issues for pets.

Arden Moore  |  Pet Conduct Guide

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Samantha Attard, diet PhD, is a guide, coach, yoga teacher, and founding father of Blissful Wholesome Human. Via her enterprise, Samantha offers customized well being options to people and teams of all sizes. She additionally has a line of well being snacks that to assist people everywhere in the nation eat with intention. Her analysis has been featured within the British Medical Journal, Diabetologia, and Journal of Hypertension, amongst others.

Samantha  |  Diet PhD and Guide

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Jonas has spent greater than half of his life surrounded by kids’s merchandise. He printed a sequence of child books known as Indestructibles which are designed to take the whole lot a child can dish out. Extra not too long ago, Jonas has taken on a task as Advertising Director for ConsumerSafety.org, the place he oversees security campaigns to tell customers about recalled merchandise. As a father and security professional, Jonas has a crucial eye for analyzing merchandise, and is well-versed in CPSC security laws for child merchandise.

Jonas  |  Product Security Professional

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Matt graduated from Columbia College with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering, then went on to develop into the founder and CEO of Laptop Restore Physician, a telephone restore, laptop restore, and laptop computer restore firm with places all through america. Matt and his crew of tech docs are specialists in shopper electronics of every type – there isn’t a system they’ll’t repair!

Matt  |  Client Electronics Professional

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Allen Rathey is a cleansing professional who promotes more healthy indoor areas. He’s past-president of the Housekeeping Channel and the Wholesome Home Institute, and principal of the Wholesome Services Institute (HFI) culminating greater than 30 years of expertise in making indoor locations cleaner. He has been tapped as an professional by the New York Occasions, Actual Easy, U.S. Information & World Report, and different nationwide media.

Allen  |  Indoor Cleansing Professional

EXPERT CONSULTANT

Amy is an outside addict who started her love affair with nature as a tiny 3-year-old operating the paths of Nova Scotia with boundless power. She has continued to reside in shut concord with the surface world ever since, rising up mountain climbing and tenting on the East Coast. She moved to Los Angeles after faculty and misplaced no time exploring the infinite journey alternatives that the Southwest affords. She is now a backpacking information with TSX Problem on their Japanese Sierra and Grand Canyon routes. She adores nerding out about something to do with gear, tenting, or backpacking typically.

Amy  |  Backpacking Information and Outside Fanatic

Lastly, we contemplate the opinions of patrons such as you, who’ve already invested their time and cash in utilizing the merchandise. We survey readers commonly to hunt their opinions on merchandise, and we additionally pore over the product evaluations left on-line, to develop a transparent image of the strengths and weak point {that a} product might exhibit over time. That is as a result of our lab testing can consider the efficiency of a product, however solely long-term real-world use will flip up sturdiness and different design flaws.

Our impartial product testing occurs in our labs and within the discipline, the place we use the merchandise such as you would at house.

The place we take a look at

Area Testing

Once we take a look at merchandise, we consider them in real-world settings like the place you’d use them as a shopper. This helps us perceive if the product has longevity and worth.

The place we take a look at

Reno, Nevada

Our giant lab in Reno, Nevada is outfitted with the entire tools to finish each commonplace in addition to proprietary testing. We design and construct our personal take a look at rigs as wanted to carry out consumer-focused exams.

The place we take a look at

San Francisco, California

We take a look at lots of our smaller home equipment and residential items in and round our headquarters in San Francisco, California.

We buy each product we overview with our personal funds. We by no means settle for something from product producers. Our purpose is to be 100% goal in our evaluation, and we don’t need to run the danger of being swayed by merchandise offered without charge.

By buying merchandise by means of regular retail channels, we additionally keep away from the danger of a producer sending us ‘juiced up’ fashions. We overview precisely what customers purchase off the shelf.

If, throughout testing, we discover a product that performs a lot worse than anticipated we are going to purchase a further unit and re-run our testing, to ensure we didn’t obtain a nasty copy of it.

We take a look at merchandise the place you employ them – in actual life conditions. Whether or not it is mixing dough with a stand mixer, filming with a drone, or constructing a desk with a miter noticed, our picks have been totally evaluated earlier than recommending them to you.

The place reviewed merchandise go

A number of weeks after we’re achieved testing and reviewing a product, we donate it to a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable group – both for particular use by the charity or to be offered to lift funds for the group. A number of the charities which have benefitted from our donations are No One Left Behind, Edgewood Heart for Kids and Households, Ladies, Inc., Contra Costa Disaster Heart, White Pony Categorical, and Goodwill.

We try to supply worth to readers by making strong and dependable shopping for suggestions. We generate income when a reader clicks by means of to a product shopping for web page and purchases a product. It does not matter which one, although – we earn the referral price on any merchandise you purchase. We aren’t biased to select one merchandise over one other. Our sole focus is delivering one of the best overview doable.

If we fail to win your belief and information you to a buying determination, we don’t make something.

We’re on this for the lengthy haul, and we succeed solely by operating reliable and correct product critiques. If we fail at recommending one of the best product, our readers will not come again.

BestReviews was began by entrepreneurs with three many years of enterprise expertise. The corporate was incubated out of the Harvard Innovation Lab, and our senior administration crew has instructional backgrounds from Harvard Enterprise Faculty, Stanford, Berkeley, Northwestern, Notre Dame, West Level, and the US Military’s Airborne and Ranger Colleges, along with company expertise at Google, Tesla, LinkedIn, and the US Military.

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