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About Us

Our mission is to simplify purchasing decisions.

Review6 spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We only make money if you purchase a product through our links, and we never accept free products from manufacturers. 

Our goal is to make it easy for you to pick the best product and to be confident in your decision.

We’ve helped consumers make their purchasing decisions.

How We Do It

When you're getting ready to buy a product, you have a lot of options. There may be hundreds of products to choose from, dozens of them with user reviews that make them sound equally great. It can be confusing and time-consuming to cut through the data to find the best product for you.

That's where we come in.

Our reviewers and subject matter experts evaluate the dozens (or hundreds) of available products in each category, and from them, select the shortlist of the most promising and best-selling products — the products in each category that really matter.

When we decide you, the consumer, would benefit from additional product insight, we buy these products, just like you would, and subject them to independent evaluation and tests.

Independent Testing

In many cases, we build our own test equipment to evaluate products and test them against each other. Why? Because reliable testing requires repeatable tests, and just handing products to people to try out isn't enough. While we test many of the products we review, for some product categories we solely use research and consumer feedback to create the information in our review.

We gather insights from those who use the products day in and day out to help us build review methodologies and design new ways to research and test products.

Expert Advice

How do we know what to look for in a product? We interview industry experts, contractors, and other super-users before our review process begins.

Our expert advisors and experts in residence include physicians, who provide guidance on testing health-related products, PhDs with backgrounds in nutrition and other speciality areas, building contractors who use power tools every day of their work lives, and professional chefs who know what works and what doesn't in kitchen appliances.

Steve
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Currently Executive Chef at Bon Appétit Management Company, Steve began his tenure with Bon Apetit as Chef de Partie. He has over ten years of experience, including tenures at two- and three-Michelin star restaurants. Steve is passionate about all things cooking – products, supply chain, management, menu design, and budgeting.


Steve  |  Executive Chef
Dr. Tamer
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Dr. Tamer emphasizes prevention as the most effective way to minimize health issues (cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, etc.) and maximize long-term health. Warm and knowledgeable, he is committed to forming comfortable bonds with his patients by which they can work together to set priorities and manage ongoing health concerns. Tamer earned his MD from the University of Connecticut and completed his internal medicine residency at Yale University.


Dr. Tamer  |  Medical Doctor
Sarah
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Sarah O’Kelley has spent 15 years immersed in the food and beverage field. From working in Emeril’s culinary department to founding her own restaurant, she has explored many a culinary path, and more recently she has fully dedicated herself to wine studies. She has her Certified Sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and she is currently studying for the advanced level. She will be opening a wine and beer shop in Charleston, SC, in the spring of 2017, Edmund’s Oast Exchange.


Sarah  |  Food & Wine Expert
Luke
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Luke owned and operated his own lawn and landscaping business for over a decade. Founding the business and growing it prior to an acquisition, Luke led all procurement decisions, from the purchase of blowers and lawn mowers to weed whackers and tillers. Luke uses all of these machines regularly.


Luke  |  Landscaping Professional
Francois
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Born and raised in Paris, the land of unapologetic butter, Francois has spent the last 20 years shaping the American culinary world behind the scenes. He was a buyer at Williams-Sonoma, built the Food Network online store, managed product assortments for Rachael Ray's site, started two meal delivery businesses and runs a successful baking blog. When he's not baking a cake or eating his way through Europe, Francois enjoys sharing cooking skills with cooks of all levels. Rules he lives by: "Use real butter" and "Nothing beats a sharp knife."


Francois  |  Kitchen Expert
Joy
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Joy fell in love with hiking and climbing about six years ago. Her favorite mountain of all time is Mt. Kilimanjaro, which she summited after a 10-day trek. Summit day itself was a 10-hour slog, but the satisfaction of reaching the crater and then the summit was unparalleled. The most important lesson Joy has learned is to listen to the experts, be prepared, and have the right gear.


Joy  |  Hiking Expert
Laurel
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Laurel works for a large company that is dedicated to pets and pet care. She's worked hands-on with animals for the past seven years, including volunteer work with rescue shelters and working with veterinarians. Laurel grew up around animals as her mother was a naturalist and ran an animal rescue organization. For the last two years, Laurel has worked full time with both domestic and exotic animals, as well as focused on dog grooming and training.


Laurel  |  Pet Expert
Dr. Sun
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Dr. Sun is an MIT graduate who also holds a master's degree from Harvard in public health and an MD from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency at UCLA. Her area of focus is internal medicine.


Dr. Sun  |  Medical Doctor
Master Barber Susan
EXPERT CONSULTANT

Master Barber Susan D’Arcangelo has over 20 years of experience in both cosmetology, barbering and creative haircutting. Susan blends state of art production techniques with an ever-expanding repertoire of precision cuts and styles. Susan is passionate about making you feel and look your best


Master Barber Susan  |  Men's Hair & Beauty Expert

Consumer Feedback

Finally, we consider the opinions of buyers like you, who have already invested their money and time in using the products. We survey readers regularly to seek their opinions on products, and we also pore over the product evaluations left online, to develop a clear picture of the strengths and weakness that a product may exhibit over time. That's because our lab testing can evaluate the performance of a product, but only long-term real-world use will turn up durability and other design flaws.

Our independent product testing happens in our labs and in the fields, where we use the products like you would at home.

Where We Test

Field Testing
When we test products, we evaluate them in real-world settings like where you would use them as a consumer. This helps us understand if the product has longevity and value.
Reno
Nevada
Our large lab in Reno, Nevada is outfitted with all of the equipment to complete both standard as well as proprietary testing. We design and build our own test rigs as needed to perform consumer-focused tests.
San Francisco
California
We test many of our smaller appliances and home goods in and around our headquarters in San Francisco, California.

Product Acquisition

We purchase every product we review with our own funds. We never accept anything from product manufacturers. Our goal is to be 100% objective in our analysis, and we do not want to run the risk of being swayed by products provided at no cost.

By purchasing products through normal retail channels, we also avoid the risk of a manufacturer sending us 'juiced up' models. We review exactly what consumers buy off the shelf.

If, during testing, we find a product that performs much worse than expected we will buy an additional unit and re-run our testing, to make sure we did not receive a bad copy of it.

We test products where you use them – in real life situations. Whether it's mixing dough with a stand mixer, filming with a drone, or building a table with a miter saw, our picks have been thoroughly evaluated before recommending them to you.

Where Reviewed Products Go

A few weeks after we're done testing and reviewing a product, we donate it to a nonprofit
501(c)(3) charitable organization – either for specific use by the charity or to be sold to raise funds for the organization. Some of the charities that have benefitted from our donations are No One Left Behind, Edgewood Center for Children and Families, Girls, Inc., Contra Costa Crisis Center, White Pony Express, and Goodwill.

Our Promise

We strive to provide value to readers by making solid and reliable buying recommendations. We make money when a reader clicks through to a product buying page and purchases a product. It doesn't matter which one, though - we earn the referral fee on any item you buy. We are not biased to pick one item over another. Our sole focus is delivering the best review possible.

If we fail to win your trust and guide you to a purchasing decision, we do not make anything.

We are in this for the long haul, and we succeed only by running trustworthy and accurate product reviews. If we fail at recommending the best product, our readers won't come back.

Our Team

Review6 was started by entrepreneurs with three decades of business experience. The company was incubated out of the Harvard Innovation Lab, and our senior management team has educational backgrounds from Harvard Business School, Stanford, Berkeley, Northwestern, Notre Dame, West Point, and the US Army's Airborne and Ranger Schools, in addition to corporate experience at Google, Tesla, LinkedIn, and the US Army.