Frequently Asked Questions



What is the Good Housekeeping Institute?


The Good Housekeeping Institute (GHI) is the country's foremost consumer product testing and consumer advocacy center, with a staff of scientists, engineers, nutritionists, and researchers dedicated to evaluating everything from moisturizers to bed sheets to cell phones. In addition to Beauty, Textiles, Nutrition, Kitchen Appliances, Home Appliances and Cleaning Products, and Consumer Electronics and Engineering Labs, GHI has a Test Kitchen, which creates, tastes, and triple-tests the thousands of recipes appearing annually in the magazine, in dozens of cookbooks, and on goodhousekeeping.com.



How do GHI's consumer test panels work?


Based upon the responses you give in your profile as well as pre-questionnaires that are emailed to you, GHRI will determine which surveys are best suited for you. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee entry in evaluations.

Please be patient, as we have thousands of testers across the country and are sometimes seeking people with specific attributes. If you are selected, we will contact you. We will include as many people in the testing as possible.



I just moved. How can I update my address?


To update personal information, log into your account here: Account Login.

Once you are logged in, click on the “My Profile” tab on the left side of the page. Here you will be able to update your personal information, as well as make changes to your testing preferences. Don’t forget to hit “Update Profile” at the bottom of the page when you are done!



I have a new e-mail address. How can I alert Good Housekeeping to this change?


Any changes you make to your personal information will automatically register with our system. To update personal information, log into your account here: Account Login.

Once you are logged in, click on the “My Profile” tab on the left side of the page. Here you will be able to input changes to your personal information and testing preferences. Don’t forget to hit “Update Profile” at the bottom of the page when you are done!



I don’t want to test certain products anymore. How can I change my testing preferences?


If you ever need to change your testing preferences you can log into your account here: Account Login.

Once you are logged in, click on the “My Profile” tab on the left side of the page. Here you will be able to update your testing preferences, as well as make changes to your personal information if necessary. Don’t forget to hit “Update Profile” at the bottom of the page when you are done!





Good Housekeeping Tours


Interested in taking a tour of the famous Good Housekeeping Institute? Come visit GHI to learn how we put consumer products to the test and keep you safe.



Products Review Channel


Interested in learning the results of our product testing? Go to the Products Review Channel.



Beauty Product Testing FAQs


If you have specific questions related to Beauty Product Testing, click on the Beauty Product Testing tab above or in the bottom footer.