While reading the Oxo duds thread, I noticed that several of the Oxo products were called out even though they had been favorites of Cook Illustrated equipment reviews. For those who've never heard of them, CI is like the Consumer Reports of cooking.
What's been your experience with CI's equipment picks- were they really the best or did you end up being disappointed with them?
Even though I've heard horror stories about CI's website, I think I'd sign up for it just to read through their equipment reviews. But, if their reviews are off, then I can just avoid that whole mess.