About the Good Housekeeping Research Institute Almost 100 years of history! INCLUDEPICTURE "http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/cm/goodhousekeeping/images/good-housekeeping-institute-de.jpg" \* MERGEFORMATINET The Good Housekeeping Research Institute The Good Housekeeping Research Institute (GHRI) is the product-evaluation laboratory of the magazine, with a staff of scientists, engineers, nutritionists, and researchers dedicated to evaluating and testing everything from moisturizers to bed sheets to cell phones. Also part of GHRI is the test kitchen, which creates, tastes, and triple-tests (at least) the thousands of recipes appearing in the magazine. Related Links HYPERLINK "http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/author-bio/about-susan-westmoreland" About Susan Westmoreland HYPERLINK "http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/author-bio/about-carolyn-forte" About Carolyn Forte HYPERLINK "http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/author-bio/about-sharon-franke" About Sharon Franke HYPERLINK "http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/author-bio/about-delia-hammock" About Delia A. Hammock, M.S., R.D. HYPERLINK "http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/good-housekeeping-tv" Good Housekeeping on TV The Institute was founded in 1900 to improve the lives of consumers and their families through education and product evaluation. It has departments specializing in consumer electronics and engineering, to test appliances like flat-screen TVs and refrigerators; health, beauty, and environmental sciences for beauty and hair-care products; textiles, paper, and plastics, which analyzes fiber-based products like sweaters, suitcases, and backpacks; and the editorial test kitchens to assess foods' nutrition claims and create low-cost, family-friendly meal solutions. Before Good Housekeeping accepts any advertisement from a company, GHRI reviews its products. Only those that pass the rigorous evaluation are allowed to buy advertising space in the magazine and become eligible for HYPERLINK "http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/video/?maven_playlistId=861d21e0eeddf20dd377385a5ff93867439d82b7&maven_referrer=mrss&maven_referralPlaylistId=861d21e0eeddf20dd377385a5ff93867439d82b7&maven_referralObject=421528465" \t "_blank" the Good Housekeeping Seal , which involves an even more rigorous evaluation. The Seal has been reassuring consumers about their product-purchasing decisions for almost 100 years, and is one of the most recognized consumer emblems in the market today. When you see a product with the Good Housekeeping Seal, you can rest assured that Good Housekeeping stands behind that product, so much so that if you find a Seal-bearing product is defective within two years of purchase, it's Good Housekeeping who will refund the price paid for the product or replace it. In addition to its work with the Seal, GHRI also uses its expertise to create the buyer's guides in "The Goods" section of the magazine every month, as well as Institute Reports that appear throughout the magazine and Website. The Institute conducts more than 2,000 evaluations each year and salutes the most innovative problem-solving products with Good Housekeeping's annual Good Buy Awards.