I’m in the market to buy a new dishwasher and from time to time when looking to make big purchases in my life I turn to Consumer Reports (I also really like their ShopSmart magazine!) If you’re not familiar with Consumer Reports, they are a great independent resource for product reviews and tips to help shoppers make smart purchases.
So I was excited to see that Consumer Reports has a free iPhone app. They offer much of the same content as on the web site, including tips and videos. I was able to find a lot of great information on the Cash for Appliances rebate program, as well as product reviews and recommendations.
The only downside to this app is that there is no search function, so I could not do a specific search for dishwashers. However, it was easy to find links in the articles to specific content on dishwashers. You can also look for content in various categories, including Appliances, Mobile Electronics, Television, Health, Babies and Kids, and more.
If you’ve tried out the Consumer Reports iPhone app, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Or, if you can suggest any other great product review and comparison apps, please share them in the comments. And don’t forget to check out all the posts in my 30 Days of Money-Saving Apps series.