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Consumer Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? Shuck-free corn on the cob: Does it work? (Video)
It's not the worst food prep task to get stuck with- but there's nothing fun about shucking fresh ears of corn- especially when it comes to getting all that corn silk off the cob. And of course none of us likes the thought of a giant pot of boiling water in the kitchen on a hot summer day. So I was intrigued by websites claiming to have a solution.
Consumer Top laundry detergents Top laundry detergents (Video)
378 loads! That's how much laundry Consumer Reports' testers did to find the best laundry detergents. The tested more than 50 liquids, powders, and pods. Also included in the tests-two laundry systems that claim to clean without detergent. They are the $300 pureWash and the $400 Wash It. Both mount on the wall above your washer and inject ozone into your wash water.
Consumer Don't let a scammer ruin your vacation
It's no fun getting scammed on vacation. Here's how to reduce your risk.

Remove everything from your wallet that you won't need on your travels. Only take the ID, credit cards and debit cards you’ll need.
Consumer Winbot: How well does it work? Winbot: How well does it work? (Video)
By now, most of us have seen the little robots that vacuum your floor so you don't have to. The latest trend in robotic cleaning is bots that clean big windows and mirrors- and I finally got my hands on one. It's called Winbot. By a Chinese company called Ecovacs Robotics. Retail price? Around $350.
Consumer Extending cell phone battery life Extending cell phone battery life (Video)
Phone batteries always seem to run out when you need them! To the rescue-smart phone cases with a built in battery. The cases promise to protect your phone and add extra battery life. Consumer Reports tested four made for popular phones and found they all work well.