“Emilio Gonzalez cooks chili, eggs, soup, oatmeal, and 13 other foods a few times per month.” But no one eats it. Gonzalez is part of the dishwasher testing team at Consumer Reports. Joseph Stromberg gets an inside look at how the magazine obsessively tests snowblowers, cookies, cars, and toilets.

+ JCPenney is bringing back its print catalog.