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Questions over tea: has the kettle evolved, and when should you replace it?

One of the most used appliances in the Australian home has to be the kettle, thanks to our obsession with tea, but has this trusted appliance really changed over the past few years, and when should you be worried about replacing it?

5:23 pm 26/08/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Panasonic gets steamy with microwave ovens

As we all look for better ways to cook our food — and by better, we mean “better for you” — it’s important to acknowledge steam cooking, which is what Panasonic is doing with a model on its way to stores.

1:20 pm 18/08/2014 By Staff writers

A big deal for a small meal: Sunbeam’s Big Fill Toastie reviewed

Toasties are about as Australian as it gets, and Sunbeam’s Big Fill aims to let you pack more into not just a single Toasties, but four, cutting off eight triangles at once and cooking them in a matter of minutes. Hungry yet?

6:08 pm 14/08/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Samsung’s door-in-door fridge range to encompass three- and four-doors

The idea of the door-in-door concept for fridges is a fun one not just because it shows what we’ve made for the evening, but also offers an easy way to take bottles and drinks out, but what if you don’t want one big showcase door, but rather a smaller one with more space for your food?

12:31 pm 11/08/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

SodaStream offers up homemade stylish bubbles for under a hundred

SodaStream has been around long enough that it has products at several price points, but its inexpensive gear does look a bit dated, especially by today’s standards. That’s about to change, though, as SodaStream teams up with the designer of its Source for a new model: the $99 Play.

10:37 am 08/08/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Breville’s partnership with Heston yields juiced fruit and well-cooked meat

It’s not just about slapping a name of a celebrity on the product and hoping for the best,with Breville actually working with Heston Blumenthal to build better kitchen appliances that work with the science of food to deliver better cooking across the board, and we’re seeing the first examples of that now in the form of a new grill and blender.

2:58 pm 06/08/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Kambrook turns 50, celebrates with a couple of newbies to cut the clutter

Breville isn’t the only Australian appliance brand with some clout, as sister brand Kambrook shows what it’s working on in time to celebrate 50 years in the industry.

4:57 pm 05/08/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Convergence comes to vacuum cleaners as Bissell throws in a steam mop

Cleaning is one of those activities that is rarely fun, but if you can get two things done at one time, why not? And if you can cut down on the appliances you need with one to do both activities, isn’t that better long term?

3:11 pm 24/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

DeLonghi’s latest coffee contraption caters to craft and convenience

Like many people, we’re big fans of the convenience that encapsulated coffee offers, but when we want to dart across the road for some real beans, our machines can’t help us. Fortunately, DeLonghi has a new appliance that solves both dilemmas.

11:23 am 22/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

Philips combines a vacuum with a hair trimmer, we go beard-on for a mini review

A vacuum and a beard trimmer all in one? We’ll bite, because it appears that’s exactly what Philips has been working on, developing a facial hair groomer that sucks hair as opposed to the ones that just suck, period.

11:01 am 11/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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