One elliptical that Consumer Reports did not review was a fairly recent addition to the elliptical world. Since I just bought an elliptical, I did tons of research and trials.
One elliptical that I'd recommend in the low $1000 range is the Sole e35. I was really close to buying it or the Sole e95. They are fairly quiet and come with a lifetime frame warranty, 5 year parts and 2 year labor. I liked it a lot better than the Schwinn 418 which consumer reports listed as their best buy.
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.