Best Picks: Grills, Sunscreen, Ice Cream and More

The weather is getting warmer and school is almost out. It's that time of year again -- summer!

The July 2010 issue of Consumer Reports magazine tested these summer products so you won't have to. Mandy Walker, senior project editor at Consumer Reports, stopped by to tell us about some of the results.

For more information click HERE to visit the Consumer Reports website.

Large Gas Grills

Consumer Reports based its overall score on the test results in the following categories: evenness, low-temperature grilling and convenience/ features.

Brinkmann 810-1575W (Shown on "GMA")
Price: $380
Overall Score: 73 (Consumer Reports rated this as a Best Buy.)

VIDEO: Mandy Walker offers her picks for grills, ice cream and air conditioners.
Consumer Reports' Top Summer Product Picks

Jenn-Air 720-0709
Price: $800
Overall Score: 80

Char-Broil Commercial Quantum
Price: $500
Overall Score: 72

Medium Gas Grills

Grill Master 720-0697 (Shown on "GMA")
Price: $200
Overall Score: 74 (Consumer Reports rated this as a Best Buy.)

Weber Genesis E320 Genesis E310
Cost: $700
Overall Score: 86

Char-Broil Red 463250509
Cost: $450
Overall Score: 81

Small Gas Grills

Char-Broil Red Patio 463250210 (Shown on "GMA")
Cost: $270
Overall Score: 78 (Consumer Reports rated this as a Best Buy.)

Weber Q 200 396002
Cost: $200
Overall Score: 65

Small Air Conditioners

Consumer Reports recommended the following air conditioners based on comfort, noise, ease of use and energy efficiency.

Frigidaire FRA054XT7 (Shown on "GMA")
Cost: $140
Overall Score: 75

Haier ESAD4066
Cost: $250
Overall Score: 81

Friedrich CP06E10
Cost: $250
Overall Score: 78

Sharp AF-S60PX
Cost: $200
Overall Score: 76

Large Capacity Dehumidifiers

These scores were based on water removal, efficiency, noise and humidistat accuracy.

Danby DDR6009REE (Shown on "GMA")
Cost: $200
Overall Score: 79 (Consumer Reports rated this as a Best Buy.)

GE ADKW65LN
Cost: $260
Overall Score: 82

Kenmore Elite 90701
Cost: $300
Overall Score: 82

Sunscreen

Consumer Reports examined the UVA and UVB protection and how long the SPF lasted after volunteers soaked in water for 40 or 80 minutes.

Up & Up Sport Continuous SPF 30 (Shown on "GMA")
Cost per ounce: $0.88
Overall Score: 88 (Consumer Reports rated this as a Best Buy.)

Walgreens Sport Continuous SPF 50
Cost per ounce: $1.33
Overall Score: 88

Banana Boat Sport Performance Continuous SPF 30
Cost per ounce: $1.60
Overall Score: 88

Aveeno Continuous Protection SPF 50
Cost per ounce: $2.00
Overall Score: 88

Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50
Cost per ounce: $1.38
Overall Score: 85

Bug Spray

Consumer Reports tested how long it took before the bugs started biting after using these products. These had the best overall score.

Off Deep Woods Sportsmen II (Shown on "GMA")
Cost per ounce: $1.25
Overall score: 98

Cutter Backwoods Unscented
Cost per ounce: $1.33
Overall score: 98

Off FamilyCare Smooth & Dry
Cost per ounce: $1.63
Overall score: 98

3M Ultrathon Insect Repellent 8
Cost per ounce: $1.67
Overall score: 98

Repel Plant Based Lemon Eucalyptus
Cost per ounce: $1.94
Overall score: 97

Vanilla Ice Cream

Consumer Reports looked for dairy and a vanilla taste.

Haagen-Dazs vanilla Bean
Cost per serving: $1.13
Rank: 1

Ben & Jerry's
Cost per serving: $0.97
Rank: 2

Haagen-Dazs Five Vanilla Bean
Cost per serving: $1.13
Rank: 3

Breyers Extra Creamy (Shown on "GMA")
Cost per serving: $0.39
Rank: 4

Chocolate Ice Cream

Consumer Reports test for dairy and a chocolate taste.

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