Our Methodology

DWYM’s analysis isn’t limited to high-dollar appliances. We review blenders, mixers, coffeemakers and every other type of household appliance you could possibly need. Household products require a specific area of expertise, so we make sure that the members of our team who are reviewing those products know the ins and outs.

For appliances, it’s important to look at a wide range of factors based on the average household’s needs. You may be cooking for a family of six, but another reader could be cooking for one. We point out small appliances that are more ideal for cooking for large groups, as well as those that are more than adequate for smaller households. This ensures you get the information most relevant to your own situation.

It’s also important to consider modern trends when looking at various small appliances. Juicers have exploded in popularity in recent years, for instance, driven in large part by the health and wellness craze. Consumers want healthy recipes that incorporate plenty of fruits and vegetables. When reviewing juicers and making recommendations, we keep that in mind and point out features that might impact your get-healthy resolutions.

When you’re looking for small appliances, it’s also important to keep durability and warranty in mind. A product may come with a 10-year warranty, but does that cover everything or just malfunctions based on manufacturing defects? If you’re shopping online, it’s important to pay close attention to the construction of the small appliance you’re considering since it can be difficult to know exactly how a product is made when you can’t reach out and touch it.

Our Trusted Process

Don’t Waste Your Money employs a team of 20 researchers who take the role seriously. We love taking deep dives into various products, looking at each item from every angle possible. Our team of researchers are investigative journalists who have made a career out of leaving no stone unturned.

Our team starts with the many review sites out there, poring over every word to learn as much as possible about a product. We start with a group of 15 competing products in each subcategory, narrowing the group down to the top four. If we’re reviewing blenders, for example, we’ll pull a sampling of 15 that represent some of the most popular brands on the market and research until we get a picture of the four that meet the needs of our own readers.

Once all of the reviews have been gathered and analyzed, our team assigns a DWYM score based on a scale from 1 to 10. This score is based on the authority level of the sites rating the product, as well as the content of the reviews. We don’t limit our research to the big-name sites, though. We also take smaller sites and reviews from consumers into consideration to get a more holistic view of how a product performs.

When you come to DWYM to read up on a product, you’ll know you’re getting expertise you can trust. We’ll break down all the essential information to make sure when you spend your hard-earned money, you’re getting the best product possible. Whether you’re renovating your kitchen, replacing a broken appliance or simply looking to add a new gadget to your home, we have you covered from every angle.