Teacher Linda Engelmann also has her coffee mug going throughout the day, as she teaches fifth and sixth graders at Altenburg Public School.With the new Tervis Tumbler, she could drink both hot and cold
A 2-for-1 Does it Work test featuring Ice Cream Magic and Tervis Tumblers
Like so many others who've seen the commercial for Magic Tap, Kendra Williams' family also thinks this product could be a hopeful solution. Her daughter spotted it on TV and said, "We need this," but we
No more spilled milk or juice---Magic Tap dispenses drinks perfectly, but Does it Work?
Consumer Reports ShopSmart testers sampled eleven toys and liked these best.The first Top Tech Toy for Kids is Monopoly Zapped Edition. It costs $30. You download the app for free.A favorite for kids ages
Consumer Reports tested eleven toys and listed their top Tech Toys for kids in 2012.
"The big problem hunters have is no one wants to fall. No one wants to get injured." Steve Halter knows that firsthand. He almost fell himself during a recent hunt. "I've had my stand go to
Rutt 'n' Stuff claims this life-saving strap could stabilize your tree stand while hunting, but Does it Work?
Consumer Reports recently compiled its comparison of the best and worst leaf blowers on the market. Researchers tested 29 blowers and found the best choices put power before pizzazz. They say don't be
Consumer Reports lists its best and worst leaf blowers, from electric and gas-powered to back-pack models.
Heather Freeland of Sikeston is one of many who've seen the "Aah Bra" advertised on TV. She said after a long day on her feet working as a convenience store clerk, her normal bra often digs into her shoulders
The makers say no cups, no wires, and no hooks will leave you letting out a sigh of relief, but Does it Work?
Lisa Halter recently bought Thundershirt for her one-year old Shih Tsu, Sophia. The spry little dog is still quite playful, but pretty anxious any time Lisa turns on her vacuum sweeper or when company
Put Thundershirt on your dog to help ease anxiety, lessen barking, and even calm fear of thunderstorms, but Does it Work?
Tinkering might just prove to be profitable for Mike Peters of Cape Girardeau. "I've always tinkered with stuff." This avid lake lover designed a way you can float a cooler, have some shade, and maybe
Put together My Floating Bar and you can have shade, a cooler, and a grill all while never leaving the water, but Does it Work?
Corn on the cob in the summer is about as "American" as you get, and it's been around since before our country was formed. However, a method of getting those pesky silks off the cob is just starting to
Simply toss corn in its husk in the microwave, and a few minutes later, you have corn without any silk on it, but Does it Work?
Steve Hendricks is a choral conductor at Southeast Missouri State University by day, but his wife also lovingly calls this professor a "cultural janitor" at home because he prides himself in a clean house
Attach Lint Lizard to your vacuum and suck out years' worth of lint from your clothes dryer, thus preventing dryer fires. Does it Work?
Makers of Snap-2-0 say you can simply attach their piece to your spicket and hose. You won't have to twist or turn your hose when you want to move it from spicket to spicket. Simply, snap it into place
Snap on your hose in seconds; no more twisting and turning, but Does it Work?
Crank up the sound on your iPad and iPad 2 with these special speakers, but Does it Work?
A new two-pound lithium ion drill is light-weight but can it still do the same job of bigger and more powerful drills?
One turns your smart phone into a wallet; the other allows you to open bottles with its pop-out bottle opener.
With Bag Rack you can turn that leftover plastic grocery bag into an instant garbage can you can hang or take anywhere, but Does it Work?
Before you rush out to rent a carpet shampooing system, see if the Hoover Max Extract has a permanent spot in your home. But Does it Work?
Why buy cake pops when you make them yourself with the Bake Pops pan, but Does it Work?
Never open a gate again--just Bump 'n' Drive right on through, but Does it Work?
Hook up multiple cell phones and speak hands-free all in the same car with the one device, SuperTooth Buddy. Does it Work?
Don't frame those mementos lying flat...make them "float" in thin air with the 3D Picture Frame, but Does it Work?
One set of bubbles promises color; another is scented, but Does it Work?
Doggy Steps are perfect for helping your dog climb up in your car or bed. No more jumping! No more straining! So, Does it Work?
Cami Secret claims to provide just the amount of coverage needed for low-cut shirts, but Does it Work?
Lauren Keith picks the best products of 2010 as featured on Does it Work Wednesday.
It's Toy Testers 2010! We kick off Toy Testers with what many markets analysts say are the hottest toys of the season.
The new $50 Bissell PowerEdge Hard Floor vacuum says you can toss the broom and dustpan and now clean your hardwood, tile or laminate floors in half the time, but Does it Work?
Wash a red and white shirt together? No way, but makers of Shout Color Catcher say you can with these special sheets that prevents dyes from running onto fabrics in the wash, but Does it Work?
After five months of testing and several Heartland summer storms, does the Flag Saver keep our flag from fraying? Lauren wraps up her long term Does it Work test.
Sure, dishwasher cleaners have been around for awhile, but Finish says this one is new, offers intensive clean and care, and there's no wiping involved.
UGlu supposedly has the "strength of super glue but the convenience of tape." Simply stick it on a number of surfaces and have extra-holding power, but Does it Work?
Swipe your hands by the sensor on the new Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System and the perfect amount of soap should come out each time. It's supposed to help prevent the spread of germs, but Does it Work?
EZ Cracker promises to crack eggs perfectly every time, leaving no shell behind, but Does it Work? Lauren gets the help of a tester from Bloomfield to see if the EZ Cracker passes or just makes a mess.
Just a few squirts of this mouthwash into the water bowl and your pet's bad breath could smell significantly better, but Does it Work?
Gain an extra inch on your waistline after a big meal when you apply Perfect Fit Button, but Does it Work?
Two devices promise to make the task of potty training go more smoothly.
Can a weighted hula hoop trim your abs and maybe even replace sit-ups? See the inches two Heartland women lost by simply using this hoop.
Our tester, David Likens, is 36 and the father of three active boys and he wanted to be able to keep up with them. Does this $100 extreme at-home fitness routine work?
This week Lauren's testing the Nathan's Reversible Stovetop Griddle and Grill. The company claims you just place this on your stovetop and instantly transform it into a grill and griddle. But does it work?
Lauren lists her favorite product of the year and looks back at some of the worst in 2009 on Does it Work Wednesday.
Makers of the Big Top Cupcake pan promise to enlarge your cupcakes by 25 times the normal size, but is it full of big promises it can't keep? Lauren puts the Big Top Cupcake to the test in this morning's Does it Work Wednesday.
No need to load up the grill when camping or tailgating. Just bring along the portable and lightweight EZ Grill, if it works.
Zip down the corn cob with this cutter and you should have kernels ready to go, but Does it Work?
Nothing's worse when applying foundation and it doesn't match your skin tone. Revlon says no more embarassing make-up lines with its Beyond Natural Skin-Matching Makeup.
Windshield Wonder is basically a plastic stick with a pivoting head feautring microfiber cloths to help you wipe down your windshield and reach into the tiniest of crevices between the dash and the windshield. Does it work?
CoolJamaz promise to keep you cool while you sleep by absorbing any moisture during night sweats, but Does it Work?
Dozens of Heartland News viewers requested I try Pro-Caulk before you buy it on Does it Work Wednesday. Can it seal a good grade?
Does it Work?
The Walgreens-only Incoco sure does make applying your own French manicure look easy, and if this dry nail applique works, it could save you some money at the nail salon.
Does it Work
The newest vacuum sealer is a pump from Ziploc. Does it Work and is it any better than its competitor?
Does it Work?
A 2-for-1 special this week--a new vacuum for hardwood and tile floors and a product designed to keep furniture from slipping on those surfaces.
Not that tacos and 'taters go together, but Ore Ida Steam 'n' Mash potatoes and Old El Paso's Stand 'n' Stuff shells promise to save you some hassle.
Not that tacos and 'taters go together, but there are two new products out promising to save some time and hassle *and* put a new spin on dinner. So, a 2 for 1 test this week on Does it Work Wednesday.
The Pasta 'n' More pot promises you can make perfect pasta in the microwave every time and a whole lot more, but Does it Work?
Can the suction cups on the Get a Grip bath handle stand up to the Does it Work test?
Rapid Bath promises to fully shampoo and rinse your dog in three minutes, with no pre-washing. So, Does it Work?
The Aqua Cool looks like a bandana, but you might be surprised at just how cool this device can feel. Does it work?
Lauren compares Repel bug spray, Avon Skin So Soft with Picaridin, Cutter Wipes, Don't Bite Me patch and an at-home remedy dryer sheets.
Crayola puts a spin on sidewalk chalk with special 3D glasses designed to make your child's sketches pop off the pavement, but Does it Work?
It's like yard-selling online, but you don't leave your home and everything is free! But is freecycle.org too good to be true? Lauren Keith puts it to the Does it Work Test.
Can you really plant tomatoes UPSIDE-DOWN? Topsy Turvy promises that and more, but does it work?
Does the new H20 Steam Mop work better than the Shark Steam Mop? Find out in a comparison test this week on Does it Work.
The Grill Daddy is the latest steam cleaner to hit the market, but this one promises to clean and sanitize your BBQ grill.
A 2-for-1 breakfast combo this week: do Pancake Puffs and Kellogg's Cereal Straws put a new spin on some breakfast staples?
The wireless, tooless Handy Switch is supposed to give your lamps the power of a remote control, but let Lauren Keith shed light on this product before you buy it!
The DeWitt Tree Ring is "Made in the Heartland", but is this all-in-one kit all you need to give your trees that perfect, manicured touch?
Before you toss that old disposable razor, sharpen it with the Save a Blade and save some money---at least that's the promise made and Lauren Keith puts it to the Does it Work test.
Four years ago the Roobma swept its way to a grade 'B', but now the makers offer a "new and improved" version. So, can the iRobot Roomba ace the Does it Work test now?
Three over-the-counter snoring remedies get the wake-up call today. Hopefully, Lauren finds something that works and gets you some sweet dreams tonight!
It looks like a teapot, but this pot is supposed to clear out those nasal passages like never before, promising life-changing results.
Could the Twin Draft Guard cut down on your energy bills? It's supposed to close off drafty doors on both sides, sealing them air-tight. Lauren picks the coldest winter day yet to test this product on Does it Work Wednesday.
Can a scrub you make with ingredients in your own kitchen truly be exfoliating enough to pass the Does it Work test? Check out this recipe.
Spanx is a product that could have you looking slimmer for all those upcoming Christmas and New Year's Eve parties. Let's see if the Spanx lives up to its claim.
We've been watching meat in the freezer for several weeks now trying to see if the Reynolds Handi-Vac sealer really does virutally eliminate freezer burn.
Today, Lauren features the MagnoGrip, Ion USB Turntable, the SteriPen and the KidSafe USB Lock. All are computer-related for the "techie" in your life.