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Sandwich press and jaffle maker reviews

We've tested 24 sandwich presses and jaffle makers in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Cuisinart, Sunbeam and more.

21 Jul 2014 | Turn your favourite sandwiches into mouth-watering snacks with a sandwich maker.

Electric blanket reviews

We tested 18 electric blankets in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, Kambrook, Sunbeam and more.

16 Jun 2014 | When the temperature drops, an electric blanket to keep warm during those cold winter nights is very appealing.

Hand mixer reviews

We test 26 hand mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, KitchenAid, Sunbeam and more.

17 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 26 hand mixers priced from $15 to $199.

Blender reviews

We test 27 blenders in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Kenwood, Sunbeam and more.

15 Apr 2014 | Our home economist has tested 27 blenders priced from $20 to $379.

Stick blender reviews

We test 38 stick blenders in the CHOICE labs, including models from Bamix, Breville, Braun, Kenwood and Sunbeam.

10 Apr 2014 | Our home economist reviews 38 stick blenders, and finds safety is just as important as performance.

Iron reviews

Are you about to spend too much? Our testers have found buying the most expensive iron is not always a guarantee for wrinkle-free clothing.

5 Feb 2014 | Irons are a less expensive alternative to steam stations, and there are plenty to choose from at varying prices that will get the job done.

Breadmaker reviews

Breadmakers can save you money - plus, you know exactly what goes into your loaf.

30 Oct 2013 | We test nine breadmakers priced from $100-$350.

Pedestal and tower fan reviews

We find the best fans to keep you cool this summer.

27 Nov 2012 | We test 10 pedestal and tower fans, priced from $20 to $599, including models from Dyson, Kambrook, and Sunbeam.

Benchtop oven reviews

Benchtop ovens are cheap and convenient but can get dangerously hot.

9 Feb 2012 | CHOICE reviews six small benchtop or toaster ovens, priced $109 to $300.

Gift ideas for the kitchen

These gift ideas will please any budding amateur chef.

29 Nov 2011 | CHOICE picks the kitchen gadgets that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to cook.

Christmas gift guide

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.

Karcher

Pressure cleaner reviews

These high-pressure water cleaners blast away grit and grime.

19 Feb 2014 | CHOICE reviews 30 pressure cleaners priced from $69 to $749 and finds that higher operating pressure really is the key to a good blaster.

Steam mop reviews  

Steam mops are an effective way to clean your home and many people are opting for these over a mop and bucket.

16 Jan 2014 | Test results for 25 steam mops, including 12 newly tested models, priced from $49 to $349.

Karcher Window Vac first look

Now there's a vacuum cleaner for windows too.

31 Jul 2012 | The Karcher Window Vac WV 70 promises - and delivers - streak-free window cleaning.

Kathmandu

Family sized tent reviews

We test 11 family-sized tents ranging from $141 to $700, including models from Coleman, Kathmandu and Caribee.

11 Jul 2014 | A good tent can make or break a camping trip. We test 11 family-sized (four-person) tents.

Christmas gift guide for the traveller

We round up some of the best buys for your globetrotting friends.

16 Dec 2011 | We pick fun and handy products that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to travel.

Christmas gift guide

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.

Kawasaki

Kawasaki Jet Skis (assorted models) recall

The steering cable guide pipe may have detached from the outer steering cable during assembly.

23 Jan 2012 | Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd is recalling assorted Kawasaki Jet Ski models sold between the 1st November 2009 and 31st January 2012.

Kawasaki-ZX1000KBF-and-ZX1000JBF-recall

An electrical fault could cause an accident in the Kawasaki models.

7 Sep 2011 | The main wiring harness of the Kawasaki models may rub against the rear of the frame, causing an electrical fault. The loss of ignition could cause the engine to stop running, creating the potenial for an accident.

Kawasaki Motorcycle Recall

Kawasaki recalls a range of its motorcycle models

22 Aug 2011 | A damaged tube will cause air to escape from a range of Kawasaki motorcycles, resulting in a flat tyre, which may create potential for an accident.

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Kawasaki recalls motorcycles with fuel tank leakage potential

13 Jul 2011 | Kawasaki discovers that the fuel tank on its KLX250T9/TA/TB and KLX250WAF models may leak, and in the presence of a spark or flame this can cause injury or death.

Kellogg's

Coco Pops, Tiny Teddies and Smarties classified as healthy by manufacturers

Many foods deemed unhealthy by FSANZ are still being marketed to kids, according to new research.

8 Aug 2014 | Many unhealthy foods are being classified as healthy by manufacturers under the industry's self-regulatory advertising code, allowing the products to be marketed to kids.

Breakfast cereal reviews  

Which cereals make the nutritional grade?

4 Oct 2012 | We look beyond the names and claims to uncover the breakfast cereals that provide the most nutritious start to your day.

Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Clusters product recall

Kellogg recalls Crunchy Nut Clusters 450g and 540g packs.

2 Aug 2011 | Packs of Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Clusters cereal sold nationally have been recalled due to the discovery by some consumers of small plastic pieces in their cereal.

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Fridge reviews  

We put refrigerators of all shapes and sizes through their paces in our laboratories.

2 Sep 2014 | Latest performance results for all major fridge brands, including Westinghouse, Fisher and Paykel, Electrolux, LG and Samsung, are in.

Dr Ken Harvey

ACCC slams SensaSlim again

The federal court finds SensaSlim misled franchisees about Peter Foster's involvement in the company.

11 Apr 2014 | Everyone's favourite phony weight loss company under fire again.

CHOICE Awards 2012  

Our experts hand out bouquets to the worthy recipients.

28 Mar 2012 | The third annual CHOICE Awards is our chance to celebrate the people, products, services and brands that improve the lives of consumers every day.

The 2011 Shonky awards  

CHOICE's awards for the shoddiest services and the shonkiest products.

24 Oct 2011 | CHOICE's annual showcase of the worst of the worst consumer products and services.

SensaSlim sues Ken Harvey

Weight-loss spray still on the market while consumer champ Dr Ken Harvey battles in court.

21 Jun 2011 | A behind-the-scenes look at the defamation lawsuit by SensaSlim against consumer-health advocate Dr Ken Harvey reveals a deep flaw in TGA regulations.

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Hand mixer reviews

We test 26 hand mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, KitchenAid, Sunbeam and more.

17 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 26 hand mixers priced from $15 to $199.

Blender reviews

We test 27 blenders in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Kenwood, Sunbeam and more.

15 Apr 2014 | Our home economist has tested 27 blenders priced from $20 to $379.

Stick blender reviews

We test 38 stick blenders in the CHOICE labs, including models from Bamix, Breville, Braun, Kenwood and Sunbeam.

10 Apr 2014 | Our home economist reviews 38 stick blenders, and finds safety is just as important as performance.

Mixer reviews

We test 29 mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, Kenwood, KitchenAid and more.

10 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 29 mixers priced from $60 to $999.

Steam mop reviews  

Steam mops are an effective way to clean your home and many people are opting for these over a mop and bucket.

16 Jan 2014 | Test results for 25 steam mops, including 12 newly tested models, priced from $49 to $349.

Home theatre quick look

What are your surround sound options?

10 Sep 2013 | CHOICE provides a realistic look at home theatre in a box.

All-in-one kitchen machines

The Thermomix has dominated the European market for decades, but how do the new kitchen machines compare?

15 Oct 2012 | We compare the Thermomix TM31 to Bellini's Intelli Kitchen Master and the ThermoChef Natura to see if the market leader is worth the cash splash.

Gift ideas for the kitchen

These gift ideas will please any budding amateur chef.

29 Nov 2011 | CHOICE picks the kitchen gadgets that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to cook.

Christmas gift guide

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.

Kerry-Pinnacle

Choc Cherry Slice and Choc Chip Flapjack Slice recall

Any consumers who have an EGG allergy or an EGG or sulphites intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

26 Oct 2011 | Kerry Pinnacle Pty Ltd is recalling Choc Cherry Slices and Choc Chip Flapjack Slices because packaging doesn't state the products' allergens, EGG and sulphites.

Kettles

Kettle reviews

We review 51 kettles, including models from Breville, Sunbeam, DeLonghi and Le Creuset.

19 Mar 2014 | Find out which kettles are efficient as well as quiet. We've tested electric and stove top models ranging in price from $9 to $220.

Breadmaker reviews

Breadmakers can save you money - plus, you know exactly what goes into your loaf.

30 Oct 2013 | We test nine breadmakers priced from $100-$350.

Christmas gift guide

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.

Breville Tea Maker and Kettle

The latest kettle that also brews the perfect cup of tea.

4 Jun 2010 | If you enjoy a good cup of tea, you're sure to find your perfect brew with this tea maker and kettle.

Sunbeam Glass Kettle review

The latest kettle has a glassy design, but at a cost.

7 Mar 2010 | Is it worth sacrificing ease of use for style when buying your next kettle?

Kettles review and compare

Looking for a kettle that combines cool style with hot performance?

6 Dec 2006 | Good controls, easy-to read water level indicators, and being easy to fill and pour all help make a kettle easier to use.

KFC

Coco Pops, Tiny Teddies and Smarties classified as healthy by manufacturers

Many foods deemed unhealthy by FSANZ are still being marketed to kids, according to new research.

8 Aug 2014 | Many unhealthy foods are being classified as healthy by manufacturers under the industry's self-regulatory advertising code, allowing the products to be marketed to kids.

Junk food advertising to kids

One in four Australian children is overweight or obese. Is the all-pervasive junk food advertising to children part of the problem?

25 Nov 2013 | Around the globe, governments and communities are grappling with the social, financial and health costs of overweight and obese populations. Is restricting junk food advertising to kids part of the solution?

Fast food vegetarian 2012

How do the major chains stack up when it comes to healthy vegetarian fast food?

14 Jun 2012 | We've surveyed 12 national fast food chains and reviewed their online menus to see how their vegetarian offerings stack up nutritionally.

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iPod speaker dock reviews

Some can be used as a sound system for a flat, but most will struggle if you turn them up.

1 Mar 2012 | Price is no guarantee of quality when it comes to iPod docks.

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Crowdfunding risks and rewards

Is it time to regulate crowdfunding in Australia?

25 Jun 2014 | Should crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Pozible be compelled to offer better protections for funders?

Kids' food

McDonald’s spruiks free fries vouchers at children’s playground

Free fries vouchers breach the fast food industry’s initiative for responsible advertising and marketing to children, says Advertising Standards Bureau.

5 Aug 2014 | McDonald’s broke the rules by handing out free fries vouchers to kids at a children's playground, the Advertising Standards Bureau has found.

Healthy kids lunch box snacks

Processed snacks are a common addition to children's lunch boxes, but how do they rate nutritionally?

24 Jun 2014 | CHOICE reviews more than 260 processed snacks to find the nutritional disasters, reveal the healthier treats and help you pack the perfect lunch box.

Childrens' products investigation

Which are essential for your infant and which are just marketing hype?

28 Mar 2013 | There’s a booming market in products tailored to babies and toddlers, but CHOICE found many are simply unnecessary.

Breakfast cereal reviews  

Which cereals make the nutritional grade?

4 Oct 2012 | We look beyond the names and claims to uncover the breakfast cereals that provide the most nutritious start to your day.

Fruit juice popper reviews  

Is there a place for fruit poppers in your child’s lunchbox?

30 Apr 2012 | We review 100 different varieties of fruit juice poppers available in major supermarkets and found a few factors worth considering before you pop one in your kids lunchbox.

Food for kids

An overwhelming proportion of kids foods are far from healthy.

22 Jun 2011 | CHOICE compares the nutritional panels of various products to help consumers make more informed choices about foods for their children.

Fussy eating among toddlers

Fussy eating among toddlers is very common.

4 Jun 2011 | There are some strategies for the many parents who worry about their toddler's eating habits.

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Australia takes a step towards banning toys and baby products containing DEHP.

27 Jan 2010 | Australia may eventually catch up with the US and the UE and ban toys and baby products containing DEHP.

Chocolate fountains quick review

These chocolate fountains are better in theory than in practice.

18 Nov 2009 | Given the mess it creates, a chocolate fountain isn't something you'll be bringing out for every occasion.

Children's appliances

They may not be enough to keep your children interested in cooking once the novelty has worn off.

4 Nov 2009 | These gadgets can be a good way to get children into the kitchen, but be prepared to compromise on taste.

Children's cereal reviews

We highlight the best for everyday eating out of over 40 childrens' cereals.

1 May 2009 | A good breakfast cereal can be the perfect start to the day, but children's cereals among the worst for excessive sugar and salt.

Children's milk

Do children really need their own milk?

7 May 2007 | Several milks specifically aimed at children have recently entered the market. But do children really need their own version of milk?

Foods that make kids fatter faster

Plenty of everyday foods from the supermarket can be just as fattening as fast food.

22 Jan 2007 | Plenty of everyday products from the supermarket can be just as fattening as fast food. Often they’re aimed at kids, and even promoted as healthy.

Recipes for toddlers

Here's some quick recipes that are easy to make and sure to please your little one.

24 Jul 2003 | These simple recipes come from CHOICE's popular book title, Practical Cooking for Babies and Toddlers.

Babys' first foods

We look at how to start with solids, what to choose and what to look out for.

15 Jul 2003 | Experts are probably still arguing, but the latest recommendations are that you shouldn’t start your baby on anything other than breast milk or formula before they’re six months old.

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Cot reviews

Safety is key when a newborn comes into the picture. We have test results for 116 cots to tell you which are the safest.

11 Aug 2014 | The mandatory Australian standard aims to benchmark all cots to a safe level, but some failures still slip through the cracks.

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Portable hard drive reviews  

We review and compare 13 portable hard drives from 1TB to 4TB capacity along with a 256GB SSD, including models from LaCie, Buffalo, Seagate and Thunderbolt.

4 Jun 2014 | Portable hard drives can carry all your data, but which one should you buy? We compare 13 portable hard drives from 1TB to 4TB capacity along with a 256GB SSD.

Kitchen

Fridge reviews  

We put refrigerators of all shapes and sizes through their paces in our laboratories.

2 Sep 2014 | Latest performance results for all major fridge brands, including Westinghouse, Fisher and Paykel, Electrolux, LG and Samsung, are in.

Rice cooker reviews

We put the heat on 24 rice cookers priced between $13 and $214, including models from Breville, Panasonic, Tiger, Tiffany and Homemaker.

11 Aug 2014 | Want to cook perfect rice? A rice cooker might be the answer, especially if you eat lots of rice or feed lots of people.

Dishwasher reviews  

We take the guesswork out of buying the best dishwasher in your price range..

23 Jul 2014 | More than 50 dishwashers rated on their washing and drying performance, energy and water use, including models from Bosch, Dishlex, LG, Miele and Westinghouse.

Sandwich press and jaffle maker reviews

We've tested 24 sandwich presses and jaffle makers in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Cuisinart, Sunbeam and more.

21 Jul 2014 | Turn your favourite sandwiches into mouth-watering snacks with a sandwich maker.

Pressure cooker reviews

Is a stovetop pressure cooker right for you? We compare the Tefal, Silit, Fissler and Hawkins models priced between $135 and $616 to help you decide.

10 Jul 2014 | Pressure cooking is often used to braise, stew and simmer. We test and compare the Tefal, Silit, Fissler and Hawkins stovetop models.

Yonanas review

Create a tasty, healthy frozen dessert in no time with the Yonanas.

2 Jun 2014 | A new gadget hits the market that allows you to turn your overripe fruit into a delicious dessert.

Nutribullet review

This juicer claims to supercharge your health in seconds. What's our verdict?

2 Jun 2014 | This pricey little juicer retains the pulp and blends it with the rest of the fruit. We put it through its paces in the CHOICE test kitchen.

Slow cooker reviews

Which slow cookers make tasty meals with minimum fuss? We've tested 33, including new models from Breville, Sunbeam and Crock-Pot.

28 May 2014 | If you could do with a bit of help in the kitchen, or are always short of time, a slow cooker could be the answer to your problems.

Vitamix and Optimum first look

These multi-purpose appliances allow you to create endless amounts of healthy, nutritious foods.

28 Apr 2014 | Both the Vitamix and Optimum can juice, blend, grind and heat. But how do they compare?

Hand mixer reviews

We test 26 hand mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, KitchenAid, Sunbeam and more.

17 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 26 hand mixers priced from $15 to $199.

Blender reviews

We test 27 blenders in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Kenwood, Sunbeam and more.

15 Apr 2014 | Our home economist has tested 27 blenders priced from $20 to $379.

Stick blender reviews

We test 38 stick blenders in the CHOICE labs, including models from Bamix, Breville, Braun, Kenwood and Sunbeam.

10 Apr 2014 | Our home economist reviews 38 stick blenders, and finds safety is just as important as performance.

Mixer reviews

We test 29 mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, Kenwood, KitchenAid and more.

10 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 29 mixers priced from $60 to $999.

Kettle reviews

We review 51 kettles, including models from Breville, Sunbeam, DeLonghi and Le Creuset.

19 Mar 2014 | Find out which kettles are efficient as well as quiet. We've tested electric and stove top models ranging in price from $9 to $220.

Ovens review  

We've put 66 electric ovens through their paces in our test kitchen including models from Miele, Westinghouse and Electrolux.

13 Mar 2014 | Find out which ovens we recommend and how they stack up when it comes to cooking performance and ease of use.

Slow cooker buying guide

Forget about a partner in life – come home to a slow cooker!

5 Mar 2014 | Much simpler and more reliable than their human counterparts, slow cookers require very little attention and give great foot massa… wait, too far!

Induction cooktop reviews

Looking for faster, energy-efficient cooking for your kitchen? An induction cooktop could be just what you're after.

14 Feb 2014 | Induction cooktops can cost thousands of dollars, but our test results show you don’t always have to pay top dollar for a good one.

Double oven reviews  

If you have a large family to feed, or love to entertain, a double oven is worth considering.

24 Oct 2013 | Our home economist has put eight double ovens priced from $1399 to $3299 to the test, from brands including Bosch, Euromaid, Smeg and Westinghouse.

Food processor reviews

When it comes to food processors, is price an indicator of quality?

1 Oct 2013 | While all these things can be done with a chopping board and knife or a grater, hand whisk and so on, food processors are much quicker.

Chest and upright freezer reviews

Is an upright freezer the way to go, or is a chest model the true treasure?

24 Sep 2013 | Upright or chest? When it comes to freezers, both have their pros and cons.

Juicer reviews

You can spend big bucks on a juicer, but one of the cheapest models on test comes equal first.

19 Sep 2013 | We test a range of centrifugal and non-centrifugal juicers and find a high price tag doesn't necessarily mean outstanding performance.

Automatic espresso machine reviews

Automatic espresso machines are more convenient - and some make very good coffee.

20 Aug 2013 | For a fast coffee hit, doesn't real espresso at the push of a button sound more appealing than instant coffee from a tin?

Canopy rangehood reviews

We've tested canopy and retracting rangehoods for both 60cm and 90cm cooktops.

20 Jun 2013 | Find out which newly tested rangehoods from brands including Blanco, Westinghouse and Fisher and Paykel will vanquish kitchen smells and steam.

Non-stick frypans

We've tested 13 non-stick frypans from brands including Le Creuset, Jamie Oliver, Scanpan, Tefal and Circulon.

9 May 2013 | We reveal how some non-stick frypans perform when it comes to non-stick capabilities, heat distribution, durability and ease of use.

Pizza makers home test

CHOICE member John Eleftheriou and his family trial four pizza makers.

24 Apr 2013 | Our home tester and his family trialled four pizza makers - find out which one they preferred.

Gas cooktop reviews

We've tested 11 new gas cooktops, including Blanco, Bosch, Electrolux and Miele models.

14 Mar 2013 | We have test results for 39 gas cooktops ranging in price from $329 to $3389. Which are the best performers?

Sunbeam VersaCook first look

We check out the newly released multi-cooker from Sunbeam, which combines five appliances in one.

18 Jan 2013 | We give this all-in-one appliance, which functions as a deep fryer, frypan, slow cooker, saucepan and steamer the once-over.

Microwave oven reviews

We've tested nine convection benchtop ovens priced under $600, including Panasonic, Electrolux and Sharp models.

16 Jan 2013 | These convection (combination) microwave ovens are capable of convection cooking, microwaving, grilling or combinations of all three.

Jamie Oliver Homecooker First Look

This benchtop cooking appliance can save you time in the kitchen.

10 Jan 2013 | The Jamie Oliver HomeCooker with cutting tower can chop, stir, cook, steam, melt, simmer, boil, sear and keep food warm.

All-in-one kitchen machines

The Thermomix has dominated the European market for decades, but how do the new kitchen machines compare?

15 Oct 2012 | We compare the Thermomix TM31 to Bellini's Intelli Kitchen Master and the ThermoChef Natura to see if the market leader is worth the cash splash.

Breville Sous Vide First Look

A cooking technique that cooks foods perfectly, but is it a kitchen necessity?

8 Oct 2012 | Sous Vide is a cooking technique that requires foods to be vacuum packed and heated at controlled temperatures over a period of time.

Ceramic cooktop reviews

Ceramic cooktops have the looks, and they perform well too.

2 Oct 2012 | Ceramic cooktops have easy-to-clean surfaces and a mid-range price tag. Which ones perform best?

Breville the Fresh Keeper First Look

This appliance allows you to vacuum pack your food at home.

24 Sep 2012 | Breville now has a food sealing device in their range, to complement its Sous Vide appliance.

Coffee grinder reviews

They all grind coffee, but which coffee grinder does it best?

17 Feb 2012 | Grinding your coffee beans immediately before making coffee is the best way to extract their full flavour.

Thermochef first look

How does the Thermochef stack up against its famous rival, the Thermomix?

25 Jan 2012 | The Thermochef performed well, but how does it stack up against its rival, the Thermomix?

Black and stone multi-purpose cooker

This all-in-one appliance is great for busy people.

21 Dec 2011 | This eight-function cooker has settings for steaming, baking, and slow cooking.

Gift ideas for the kitchen

These gift ideas will please any budding amateur chef.

29 Nov 2011 | CHOICE picks the kitchen gadgets that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to cook.

Kitchen and laundry mixer taps recall

There is an increased risk of the mixer leaking and in rare cases the handle & cartridge assembly may disengage from the body of the mixer.

21 Oct 2011 | Starion Industries is recalling kitchen and laundry mixer taps sold nationally between 1st February 2010 and the 5th October 2011.

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The Décor Corporation recalls its thermo glass cookware products sold in Coles nationally - RE-ANNOUNCEMENT

7 Sep 2011 | A range of products did not meet Décor's temperature differential specification, which may lead to breakage. it was initially thought that there were 13 affected cookware products sold at Coles in Berwick, Victoria, but it has since been found that they were sold nationally.

Breville fast slow cooker first look

This reasonably priced appliance is ideal if you’re pressed for time.

5 Aug 2011 | Looking to save time in the kitchen? The Breville fast slow cooker offers four functions in one cooker.

Philips Airfryer review

CHOICE looks into the new air fryer to see if it the benefits are worth the cost.

13 Jul 2011 | The Philips Airfryer promotes itself as a healthy alternative to traditional deep frying.

MyCook Domestic review

There's room for improvement, but the MyCook has potential.

6 May 2011 | With a similar price tag and functions to the famous Thermomix, the MyCook has a way to go before it's in the same class.

Fridge and freezer buying guide  

Side by side or upside down? Find the right fridge and freezer for your needs.

10 Mar 2011 | There are big variations in temperature uniformity, efficiency, noise and running costs.

BBQ mushrooms

A great vegetarian option at your next barbecue

2 Mar 2011 | A tasty recipe for BBQ mushrooms with herbs.

Watercress salad

A simple salad that you can whip up in seconds

2 Mar 2011 | An accompaniment to any meal.

How to cook bechamel sauce in a microwave

We show you how to whip up this versatile sauce without using a cooktop.

8 Feb 2011 | A tasty sauce to go with different dishes like lasagna and au gratin

How to make pizza dough

Make your own homemade dough, fresh from your kitchen.

25 Jan 2011 | Try this simple, low-fuss pizza dough recipe.

How to cook soft bacon

The perfect addition to any big breakfast or a BLT on the run.

21 Jan 2011 | Cook's CHOICE reveals how easy it is to prepare soft bacon every time.

Cinnamon chicken pasta

Add a unique sweet touch to your pasta - a great recipe for slow cookers.

20 Jan 2011 | A tasty chicken and cinnamon recipe best served with pasta.

Eggplant and mushroom pasta

A tasty vegetable pasta with a touch of cinnamon.

14 Jan 2011 | Eggplant and mushroom pasta with a touch of cinnamon, topped with parmasan cheese.

Thermomix review

This surprising benchtop appliance could make many of your kitchen essentials obsolete.

2 Nov 2010 | This 10-function cooking appliance is much praised for its versatility in the kitchen.

Planning a new kitchen

What to look for and how to stay on budget.

12 Aug 2010 | A kitchen is often the showcase in today’s open-plan living space, so designing and building one that suits your home and needs is essential.

Cooking oils review

With such a range of cooking oils on supermarket shelves, which are better for what purpose?

9 Aug 2010 | Not all oils are equal. We tell you the right ones to use for the cooking purpose in mind.

Rangehoods buying guide

Get rid of kitchen steam and smells.

2 Jul 2010 | You can pay $1000 or more for a rangehood, but during testing we've found some good ones among the lower-priced models.

Food processor buying guide

Does paying more get you a better food processor?

2 Jul 2010 | A food processor can slice, shred, chop and blend foods; some can also mix cakes and knead dough.

Sponge cake

This sponge cake recipe can be adapted to many different desserts.

1 Jul 2010 |

Breville slow cooker review

This slow cooker makes delicious meals that practically cook themselves.

30 Jun 2010 | If you're pressed for time when it comes to making dinner, a slow cooker could be the answer to your problems.

Mushroom pasta with sage

Mushroom with a hint of sage make this great pasta dish

24 Jun 2010 | A tasty mushroom pasta with a hint of sage.


Radish and feta salad

CHOICE recipe for radish with danish feta dip

24 Jun 2010 | Sliced radish used to eat this feta dip adds a fresh taste.


Mushroom risotto

Pine mushroom risotto

24 Jun 2010 | Delicious recipe for pine mushroom risotto and white wine.


Passionfruit butter

CHOICE recipe for passionfruit butter

24 Jun 2010 | A great accompaniment to scones, sponge cake or as a spread on toast.


Kitchen gadgets review and compare

A whizz in the kitchen

21 Jun 2010 | There are hundreds of clever gizmos on the market, all claiming to make cooking easier. But do you really need to fill your kitchen drawers with all these gadgets?

Scones

Berry creamy delights

8 Jun 2010 | Puns aside, these are simple and delicious.


Scones

Berry creamy delights

8 Jun 2010 | Puns aside, these are simple and delicious.


Zucchini mint and fetta salad

A fresh zucchini and feta salad with a hint of mint

8 Jun 2010 | Using zuchini in a salad, adding feta and mint for that special flavour


Egg and bacon pasta

Quick and easy savory pasta

8 Jun 2010 | CHOICE recipe egg and bacon pasta that's quick and easy.


Breville Tea Maker and Kettle

The latest kettle that also brews the perfect cup of tea.

4 Jun 2010 | If you enjoy a good cup of tea, you're sure to find your perfect brew with this tea maker and kettle.

Salamander quick review

Stylish overhead heating comes at a price.

17 May 2010 | This appliance does the job, but is it worth the hefty price tag?

Sunbeam Glass Kettle review

The latest kettle has a glassy design, but at a cost.

7 Mar 2010 | Is it worth sacrificing ease of use for style when buying your next kettle?

Microfibre cloth reviews

Keep your regular household cleaning simple and green with a microfibre cloth and a spray of water.

11 Dec 2009 | Microfibre cloths minimise the need for chemical cleaners, so they're good for the environment and the hip pocket.

Chocolate fountains quick review

These chocolate fountains are better in theory than in practice.

18 Nov 2009 | Given the mess it creates, a chocolate fountain isn't something you'll be bringing out for every occasion.

Fridge temperature guide

Less than ideal settings reduce the storage life and quality of foods.

18 Mar 2009 | For the optimal freshness and safety of your foods, you need to follow a set of recommendations when setting your fridge's temperature.

Dishwashers buying guide

Searching for a new dishwasher? Consider these factors before buying one

3 Mar 2009 | A dishwasher can save you hours of slaving over a hot sink and help save the planet too – used properly, dishwashers are generally more water and energy efficient than dishwashing by hand.

Thermos Shuttle Chef review

Energy-efficient and portable, this slow cooker is handy at home and outdoors.

12 Feb 2009 | The Thermos Shuttle Chef consists of a steel cooking pot that fits inside an insulated outer pot.

Danoz Flavorwave Oven Turbo review

It sounds out of this world, but can it deliver scrumptious meals in a flash?

5 Jan 2009 | The DANOZ Flavorwave Oven Turbo claims to cook healthy meals, including frozen food, up to three times faster than ordinary methods, with no defrosting or preheating required.

Cooktops buying guide

Here’s the lowdown on buying a cooktop.

1 Oct 2008 | The old kitchen range — albeit in an upmarket format — is making a comeback, but having a separate oven and cooktop allows you flexibility to put each where you like, at the height that suits you best.

Health grill reviews

They’re marketed as a healthy way to cook, but do you really need one?

17 Sep 2008 | Health grills, which started to appear on the kitchen scene in the '90s, generally make claims to reduce both cooking time and the amount of fat and oil in your food.

Tefal ActiFry review

Can you cook deliciously crispy, golden chips with only a spoonful of oil?

3 Sep 2008 | The TEFAL ActiFry cooks food with hot air and minimal oil, claiming to make crunchy fried chips with fewer calories.

Tipping stoves

We take precautions to prevent burns to children from stovetop saucepans, but what if the stove itself is the danger?

7 Jul 2008 | While parents are alert to the dangers of hot baths and unguarded pots, there’s another hazard you probably haven't thought of — tipping stoves.

Kitchen benchtops

Showing the way through the choice of kitchen benchtop materials.

1 Jul 2008 | The kitchen is often described as the heart of the family home. No longer just a place for cooking and washing-up, it’s become one of the key entertaining areas.

Ovens buying guide  

Ovens aren't simple anymore – our buying guide takes you through the choices.

21 May 2008 | But while looks may be important, they're only one of many things to think about when buying an oven.

Daewoo Pizza Microwave Oven review

Short on space? A combination microwave pizza grill could be the answer.

16 Apr 2008 | If you don’t have room for a full-sized oven and don’t want to pay for a convection microwave, the Daewoo Pizza Oven Combo will make a crispier pizza than you’d get in a microwave.

Tefal Quick Cup BR review

If you find yourself playing the waiting game for your favourite beverage, this kettle may be for you.

10 Apr 2008 | These days many of us are time-poor and environment aware, so any help we get to speed up a chore and reduce our energy footprint is welcome. The Tefal Quick Cup claims to help, producing hot water for a tea or coffee in a mere three seconds.

Two-slice toasters review

You can’t put a price on the smell of warm toast in the morning.

3 Mar 2008 | Like all modern household appliances, the pop-up toaster has evolved beyond its basic duties over time.

Kenwood Multipro Libra FP950 Food Processor

A first look at this new processor.

9 Nov 2007 | Every good cook needs a kitchen scale and having one integrated into your food processor can make food preparation a breeze.

Fridge thermometer reviews

We tested 24 fridge thermometers of varying types to find out which give the most accurate readings.

17 Oct 2007 | To keep food safe to eat, it must be chilled below 5°C or frozen at or below –18°C. Any warmer allows for potential for harmful bacteria growth.

Oven reviews - $850 to $1900  

Modern ovens do a lot more than just bake.

16 Apr 2007 | If you haven’t been in the market for a new oven for a while, you might be surprised to discover what they can do these days.

Bendy bakeware review and compare

Is silicone bakeware a revolution or a fashion statement?

7 Jan 2006 | We included, where available, a range of products from each brand - a muffin pan, a cake pan and baking sheet. We also compared their performance to traditional non-stick metal bakeware.

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Hand mixer reviews

We test 26 hand mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, KitchenAid, Sunbeam and more.

17 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 26 hand mixers priced from $15 to $199.

Blender reviews

We test 27 blenders in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Kenwood, Sunbeam and more.

15 Apr 2014 | Our home economist has tested 27 blenders priced from $20 to $379.

Stick blender reviews

We test 38 stick blenders in the CHOICE labs, including models from Bamix, Breville, Braun, Kenwood and Sunbeam.

10 Apr 2014 | Our home economist reviews 38 stick blenders, and finds safety is just as important as performance.

Mixer reviews

We test 29 mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, Kenwood, KitchenAid and more.

10 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 29 mixers priced from $60 to $999.

Coffee grinder reviews

They all grind coffee, but which coffee grinder does it best?

17 Feb 2012 | Grinding your coffee beans immediately before making coffee is the best way to extract their full flavour.

Christmas gift guide

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.

Kitchen appliances

Rice cooker reviews

We put the heat on 24 rice cookers priced between $13 and $214, including models from Breville, Panasonic, Tiger, Tiffany and Homemaker.

11 Aug 2014 | Want to cook perfect rice? A rice cooker might be the answer, especially if you eat lots of rice or feed lots of people.

Dishwasher reviews  

We take the guesswork out of buying the best dishwasher in your price range..

23 Jul 2014 | More than 50 dishwashers rated on their washing and drying performance, energy and water use, including models from Bosch, Dishlex, LG, Miele and Westinghouse.

Sandwich press and jaffle maker reviews

We've tested 24 sandwich presses and jaffle makers in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Cuisinart, Sunbeam and more.

21 Jul 2014 | Turn your favourite sandwiches into mouth-watering snacks with a sandwich maker.

Pressure cooker reviews

Is a stovetop pressure cooker right for you? We compare the Tefal, Silit, Fissler and Hawkins models priced between $135 and $616 to help you decide.

10 Jul 2014 | Pressure cooking is often used to braise, stew and simmer. We test and compare the Tefal, Silit, Fissler and Hawkins stovetop models.

Yonanas review

Create a tasty, healthy frozen dessert in no time with the Yonanas.

2 Jun 2014 | A new gadget hits the market that allows you to turn your overripe fruit into a delicious dessert.

Nutribullet review

This juicer claims to supercharge your health in seconds. What's our verdict?

2 Jun 2014 | This pricey little juicer retains the pulp and blends it with the rest of the fruit. We put it through its paces in the CHOICE test kitchen.

Slow cooker reviews

Which slow cookers make tasty meals with minimum fuss? We've tested 33, including new models from Breville, Sunbeam and Crock-Pot.

28 May 2014 | If you could do with a bit of help in the kitchen, or are always short of time, a slow cooker could be the answer to your problems.

Lavazza Minu and Espressotoria Adesso review

Capsule coffee machines are praised for their convenience and ease of use: we put two to the test.

13 May 2014 | How do the Lavazza Minu and Espressotoria Adesso capsule machines compare?

Vitamix and Optimum first look

These multi-purpose appliances allow you to create endless amounts of healthy, nutritious foods.

28 Apr 2014 | Both the Vitamix and Optimum can juice, blend, grind and heat. But how do they compare?

Hand mixer reviews

We test 26 hand mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, KitchenAid, Sunbeam and more.

17 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 26 hand mixers priced from $15 to $199.

Blender reviews

We test 27 blenders in the CHOICE labs including models from Breville, Kenwood, Sunbeam and more.

15 Apr 2014 | Our home economist has tested 27 blenders priced from $20 to $379.

Mixer reviews

We test 29 mixers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, Kenwood, KitchenAid and more.

10 Apr 2014 | Fiona Mair, home economist from CHOICE's test kitchen has tested 29 mixers priced from $60 to $999.

Toaster review

We’ve tested 42 two-slice and four-slice toasters, including models from Breville, Kambrook, Dualit and Cuisinart that are priced from $20 to $399.

21 Mar 2014 | We look past the smart styles and retro designs to reveal which toasters are best at actually making toast.

Kettle reviews

We review 51 kettles, including models from Breville, Sunbeam, DeLonghi and Le Creuset.

19 Mar 2014 | Find out which kettles are efficient as well as quiet. We've tested electric and stove top models ranging in price from $9 to $220.

Product reliability survey

Our 2014 report reveals how our members rate common technology product and appliance brands for reliability.

21 Feb 2014 | Use our brand reliability results to help guide your decision before buying. A bargain isn't a bargain if you're likely to pay a lot for repairs in the long term.

Induction cooktop reviews

Looking for faster, energy-efficient cooking for your kitchen? An induction cooktop could be just what you're after.

14 Feb 2014 | Induction cooktops can cost thousands of dollars, but our test results show you don’t always have to pay top dollar for a good one.

Rollie vertical grill first look

Here's an appliance that turns eggs and other sweet and savoury treats into cylindrical pops.

13 Dec 2013 | The Rollie claims to be "the fast, easy, pan-free way to make perfect eggs every time". Could this be the next must-have kitchen appliance?

Home espresso coffee machine reviews  

With so many designs, features and technologies on offer, which espresso machines will deliver the perfect cup of coffee at home?

13 Dec 2013 | We have test results for 35 coffee machines, a mix of semi-automatic, manual and capsule machines priced from $70 to $2499.

Double oven reviews  

If you have a large family to feed, or love to entertain, a double oven is worth considering.

24 Oct 2013 | Our home economist has put eight double ovens priced from $1399 to $3299 to the test, from brands including Bosch, Euromaid, Smeg and Westinghouse.

Food processor reviews

When it comes to food processors, is price an indicator of quality?

1 Oct 2013 | While all these things can be done with a chopping board and knife or a grater, hand whisk and so on, food processors are much quicker.

Juicer reviews

You can spend big bucks on a juicer, but one of the cheapest models on test comes equal first.

19 Sep 2013 | We test a range of centrifugal and non-centrifugal juicers and find a high price tag doesn't necessarily mean outstanding performance.

Automatic espresso machine reviews

Automatic espresso machines are more convenient - and some make very good coffee.

20 Aug 2013 | For a fast coffee hit, doesn't real espresso at the push of a button sound more appealing than instant coffee from a tin?

Sunbeam Duos Sous Vide and Slow Cooker First Look

Sunbeam has released its first sous vide, which pulls double duty as a slow cooker

2 Aug 2013 | Traditionally for commercial use, sous vide is making its way into households, allowing you to create tender, succulent meals at home.

Breville the All in One first look

This appliance is a complete blending, mashing and processing station

2 Jul 2013 | CHOICE's home economist tested the multi-function Breville All in One appliance for performance and ease of use.

Canopy rangehood reviews

We've tested canopy and retracting rangehoods for both 60cm and 90cm cooktops.

20 Jun 2013 | Find out which newly tested rangehoods from brands including Blanco, Westinghouse and Fisher and Paykel will vanquish kitchen smells and steam.

Pizza makers home test

CHOICE member John Eleftheriou and his family trial four pizza makers.

24 Apr 2013 | Our home tester and his family trialled four pizza makers - find out which one they preferred.

Sunbeam VersaCook first look

We check out the newly released multi-cooker from Sunbeam, which combines five appliances in one.

18 Jan 2013 | We give this all-in-one appliance, which functions as a deep fryer, frypan, slow cooker, saucepan and steamer the once-over.

Microwave oven reviews

We've tested nine convection benchtop ovens priced under $600, including Panasonic, Electrolux and Sharp models.

16 Jan 2013 | These convection (combination) microwave ovens are capable of convection cooking, microwaving, grilling or combinations of all three.

Jamie Oliver Homecooker First Look

This benchtop cooking appliance can save you time in the kitchen.

10 Jan 2013 | The Jamie Oliver HomeCooker with cutting tower can chop, stir, cook, steam, melt, simmer, boil, sear and keep food warm.

All-in-one kitchen machines

The Thermomix has dominated the European market for decades, but how do the new kitchen machines compare?

15 Oct 2012 | We compare the Thermomix TM31 to Bellini's Intelli Kitchen Master and the ThermoChef Natura to see if the market leader is worth the cash splash.

Breville Sous Vide First Look

A cooking technique that cooks foods perfectly, but is it a kitchen necessity?

8 Oct 2012 | Sous Vide is a cooking technique that requires foods to be vacuum packed and heated at controlled temperatures over a period of time.

Breville the Fresh Keeper First Look

This appliance allows you to vacuum pack your food at home.

24 Sep 2012 | Breville now has a food sealing device in their range, to complement its Sous Vide appliance.

Philips QuickClean Juicer First Look

Philips claims that this juicer is so easy to clean that it can be done in under a minute.

14 Sep 2012 | The QuickClean Juicer is a very good performer overall and is definitely one to consider if you’re looking for lots of juice.

Soup makers home test

CHOICE member Winsome Hall tests three soup makers.

21 Jun 2012 | Homemade soups are a winter favourite, and having a warm, quick and healthy meal on the table is always welcome.

Coffee roaster reviews

True coffee connoisseurs may consider this purchase obligatory.

13 Mar 2012 | If you want to control the freshness and flavour of your coffee then look no further than a home coffee roaster.

Coffee grinder reviews

They all grind coffee, but which coffee grinder does it best?

17 Feb 2012 | Grinding your coffee beans immediately before making coffee is the best way to extract their full flavour.

Thermochef first look

How does the Thermochef stack up against its famous rival, the Thermomix?

25 Jan 2012 | The Thermochef performed well, but how does it stack up against its rival, the Thermomix?

Black and stone multi-purpose cooker

This all-in-one appliance is great for busy people.

21 Dec 2011 | This eight-function cooker has settings for steaming, baking, and slow cooking.

Gift ideas for the kitchen

These gift ideas will please any budding amateur chef.

29 Nov 2011 | CHOICE picks the kitchen gadgets that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to cook.

Christmas gift guide

We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.

16 Nov 2011 | From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.

Freestanding electric cooker reviews

Modern freestanding cookers look streamlined compared to their retro counterparts, but how do they perform?

10 Nov 2011 | These all-electric cookers look sleek, with controls at the front so your splashback can run across the whole wall.

Breville fast slow cooker first look

This reasonably priced appliance is ideal if you’re pressed for time.

5 Aug 2011 | Looking to save time in the kitchen? The Breville fast slow cooker offers four functions in one cooker.

Philips Airfryer review

CHOICE looks into the new air fryer to see if it the benefits are worth the cost.

13 Jul 2011 | The Philips Airfryer promotes itself as a healthy alternative to traditional deep frying.

MyCook Domestic review

There's room for improvement, but the MyCook has potential.

6 May 2011 | With a similar price tag and functions to the famous Thermomix, the MyCook has a way to go before it's in the same class.

Old appliances that last

Not everything is disposable these days.

28 Apr 2011 | Our readers share stories of old reliable appliances and recount tales of appliances that have failed within minutes of first use.

Fennel salad

A fresh and delicious salad.

2 Mar 2011 | A delicious salad that quick and easy to make.

MyPressi Twist Quick Review

How effective is this handheld gadget at making a good cup of coffee?

23 Feb 2011 | Despite their convenience, handheld espresso makers still don't make a decent cup of coffee.

How to cook bechamel sauce in a microwave

We show you how to whip up this versatile sauce without using a cooktop.

8 Feb 2011 | A tasty sauce to go with different dishes like lasagna and au gratin

How to make pizza dough

Make your own homemade dough, fresh from your kitchen.

25 Jan 2011 | Try this simple, low-fuss pizza dough recipe.

Slow cooked corn beef

A perfect dish for your slow cooker.

20 Jan 2011 | Set up your slow cooker in the morning and come home at the end of the day to delicious corned beef

How to make pancakes

Simple recipe for making pancakes.

17 Jan 2011 | A simple and easy way to make a pancake

Veal goulash

A delicious savoury treat perfectly suited to a slow cooker.

17 Jan 2011 | A warm, hearty meal best enjoyed with a small dollop of sour cream.

Sunbeam milk frother quick review

These coffee gadgets still don't live up to the hype - or their price tag.

21 Dec 2010 | CHOICE says an espresso machine with in-built milk frother is a better way to go.

Thermomix review

This surprising benchtop appliance could make many of your kitchen essentials obsolete.

2 Nov 2010 | This 10-function cooking appliance is much praised for its versatility in the kitchen.

Planning a new kitchen

What to look for and how to stay on budget.

12 Aug 2010 | A kitchen is often the showcase in today’s open-plan living space, so designing and building one that suits your home and needs is essential.

Food processor buying guide

Does paying more get you a better food processor?

2 Jul 2010 | A food processor can slice, shred, chop and blend foods; some can also mix cakes and knead dough.

Sponge cake

This sponge cake recipe can be adapted to many different desserts.

1 Jul 2010 |

Breville slow cooker review

This slow cooker makes delicious meals that practically cook themselves.

30 Jun 2010 | If you're pressed for time when it comes to making dinner, a slow cooker could be the answer to your problems.

Potato-and-leek-soup

CHOICE recipe for a tasty potato and leek soup

24 Jun 2010 | An easy to make, thick and tasty, potato and leek soup


Breville Tea Maker and Kettle

The latest kettle that also brews the perfect cup of tea.

4 Jun 2010 | If you enjoy a good cup of tea, you're sure to find your perfect brew with this tea maker and kettle.

Salamander quick review

Stylish overhead heating comes at a price.

17 May 2010 | This appliance does the job, but is it worth the hefty price tag?

Sunbeam Glass Kettle review

The latest kettle has a glassy design, but at a cost.

7 Mar 2010 | Is it worth sacrificing ease of use for style when buying your next kettle?

Supersteam Oven Quick Review

It steams, bakes and microwaves with surprising efficiency. This newcomer from Sharp gets the thumbs up from CHOICE.

18 Jan 2010 | The Sharp Supersteam combines healthy multi-function cooking with a space-saving design.

Chocolate fountains quick review

These chocolate fountains are better in theory than in practice.

18 Nov 2009 | Given the mess it creates, a chocolate fountain isn't something you'll be bringing out for every occasion.

Thermos Shuttle Chef review

Energy-efficient and portable, this slow cooker is handy at home and outdoors.

12 Feb 2009 | The Thermos Shuttle Chef consists of a steel cooking pot that fits inside an insulated outer pot.

Kitchen scales reviews

We put electronic and mechanical kitchen scales to the test.

5 Oct 2008 | If you’re the kind of cook who likes to work from a recipe then a good set of kitchen scales can be a real asset.

Health grill reviews

They’re marketed as a healthy way to cook, but do you really need one?

17 Sep 2008 | Health grills, which started to appear on the kitchen scene in the '90s, generally make claims to reduce both cooking time and the amount of fat and oil in your food.

Tefal ActiFry review

Can you cook deliciously crispy, golden chips with only a spoonful of oil?

3 Sep 2008 | The TEFAL ActiFry cooks food with hot air and minimal oil, claiming to make crunchy fried chips with fewer calories.

Kitchen shears review and compare

A good set of kitchen shears can handle a wide range of cutting duties, and needn’t cost the earth.

6 Aug 2008 | A good pair of multipurpose shears can handle the tough jobs but still neatly cut paper or herbs.

Tefal Quick Cup BR review

If you find yourself playing the waiting game for your favourite beverage, this kettle may be for you.

10 Apr 2008 | These days many of us are time-poor and environment aware, so any help we get to speed up a chore and reduce our energy footprint is welcome. The Tefal Quick Cup claims to help, producing hot water for a tea or coffee in a mere three seconds.

Two-slice toasters review

You can’t put a price on the smell of warm toast in the morning.

3 Mar 2008 | Like all modern household appliances, the pop-up toaster has evolved beyond its basic duties over time.

Kenwood Multipro Libra FP950 Food Processor

A first look at this new processor.

9 Nov 2007 | Every good cook needs a kitchen scale and having one integrated into your food processor can make food preparation a breeze.

Kettles review and compare

Looking for a kettle that combines cool style with hot performance?

6 Dec 2006 | Good controls, easy-to read water level indicators, and being easy to fill and pour all help make a kettle easier to use.

Four slice toaters review and compare

Will price guarantee a better toaster?

2 Mar 2006 | Today's toasters come in a range of colours and sizes to suit individual needs but how are they at toasting bread?

Kitchen shears

Kitchen shears review and compare

A good set of kitchen shears can handle a wide range of cutting duties, and needn’t cost the earth.

6 Aug 2008 | A good pair of multipurpose shears can handle the tough jobs but still neatly cut paper or herbs.

Kitchen utensils

Nutribullet review

This juicer claims to supercharge your health in seconds. What's our verdict?

2 Jun 2014 | This pricey little juicer retains the pulp and blends it with the rest of the fruit. We put it through its paces in the CHOICE test kitchen.

Kitchen knives

We review kitchen knives from well-known brands such as Anolon, Cuisinart and Scanpan.

15 May 2013 | We've tested kitchen knives of different sizes, weights and handle types, revealing which slice, cut and chop best, and which stay sharp.

Saucepans

We've tested 10 saucepans from brands including Scanpan, Jamie Oliver and Tefal.

10 May 2013 | Our testing reveals how some stainless steel saucepans perform when it comes to heat distribution, sticking performance and ease of use.

Thermochef first look

How does the Thermochef stack up against its famous rival, the Thermomix?

25 Jan 2012 | The Thermochef performed well, but how does it stack up against its rival, the Thermomix?

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The Décor Corporation recalls its thermo glass cookware products sold in Coles nationally - RE-ANNOUNCEMENT

7 Sep 2011 | A range of products did not meet Décor's temperature differential specification, which may lead to breakage. it was initially thought that there were 13 affected cookware products sold at Coles in Berwick, Victoria, but it has since been found that they were sold nationally.

Fennel salad

A fresh and delicious salad.

2 Mar 2011 | A delicious salad that quick and easy to make.

Digital utensils quick review

Digital utensils: handy or hopeless?

30 Dec 2010 | How much value does digital technology bring to conventional cooking utensils?

Thermomix review

This surprising benchtop appliance could make many of your kitchen essentials obsolete.

2 Nov 2010 | This 10-function cooking appliance is much praised for its versatility in the kitchen.

Mushroom risotto

Pine mushroom risotto

24 Jun 2010 | Delicious recipe for pine mushroom risotto and white wine.


Kitchen gadgets review and compare

A whizz in the kitchen

21 Jun 2010 | There are hundreds of clever gizmos on the market, all claiming to make cooking easier. But do you really need to fill your kitchen drawers with all these gadgets?

Knife sharpeners review and compare

We test knife sharpeners for safety and performance.

6 May 2009 | Keeping your knives sharp not only makes your job as master chef in the kitchen easier and quicker, but much safer too.

Graters review and compare

There's a grater for everything.

18 Jul 2008 | A versatile box grater may be all you need in the kitchen, but lovers of kitchen gadgets will find a use for lots of different kinds.

Bendy bakeware review and compare

Is silicone bakeware a revolution or a fashion statement?

7 Jan 2006 | We included, where available, a range of products from each brand - a muffin pan, a cake pan and baking sheet. We also compared their performance to traditional non-stick metal bakeware.

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The pros and cons of lay-by

Lay-by can be a cheap and convenient way to budget but you should be aware of the pitfalls.

22 Oct 2012 | Lay-by can take the sting out of Christmas shopping, but the fine print can sometimes include tricky conditions such as expensive cancellation fees.

Customer service shadow shop

Our customer service shadow shop produces mixed results for major retailers.

26 Sep 2012 | How do Australia's bricks and mortar retailers stack up when it comes to customer service? We shadow shop Australia's 10 most popular retailers.

Homemaker 17 Piece Mini Blender recall

In some circumstances the gasket (rubber seal) may become caught in the blender blades during use.

6 Oct 2011 | Kmart Australia Ltd is recalling Homemaker 17 Piece Mini Blenders sold nationally between 1st March 2010 and 22nd September 2011.

Safety 1st complete healthcare kits recall

Urgent medical device recall. Thermometers included in the kits read in degrees fahrenheit instead of degrees celsius.

4 Jul 2011 | Product Distribution: supplied throughout Australia at Kmart, Target, Toys R Us and independent retail stores between April 2011 and June 2011.

Knife-sharpeners

Knife sharpeners review and compare

We test knife sharpeners for safety and performance.

6 May 2009 | Keeping your knives sharp not only makes your job as master chef in the kitchen easier and quicker, but much safer too.

Knives

Kitchen knives

We review kitchen knives from well-known brands such as Anolon, Cuisinart and Scanpan.

15 May 2013 | We've tested kitchen knives of different sizes, weights and handle types, revealing which slice, cut and chop best, and which stay sharp.

Tomato-and-buffalo-mozzarella-salad

Fast, simple and tasty salad for a hot summers day.

8 Jun 2010 | This simple salad with a fresh, cool taste is the perfect addition to a summer BBQ.

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Basic digital camera reviews  

We compare more than 100 basic digital cameras, including models from Canon, Nikon, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic.

20 Jun 2014 | In our latest digital camera test we review 156 compact digital cameras, priced from $87 to $599.

Digital camera reviews  

We review 78 DSLRs, Micro Four Thirds, Four Thirds and some bridge cameras, priced from $399 to $4050.

17 Jun 2014 | We review digital SLRs, system and bridge cameras, including models from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, Pentax, Olympus, Samsung and Sony.

Cheap vs expensive cameras in low light

See if you can spot which image was taken with the cheap camera.

29 May 2013 | We challenge you to choose the best image taken in low-light conditions by three cameras - the results may surprise.

Photokina 2012

CHOICE heads to a major photographic trade show in Europe.

19 Sep 2012 | On Day 2 of Photokina 2012, Chris Ruggles takes a look at the latest cameras from Canon and Nikon.

Gadget gift guide for Christmas

Gadgets and gizmos always make great presents for the tech-savvy and tech-curious.

23 Nov 2011 | We round up the best technology buys, from tablets, to televisions, to MP3 players, to eBook readers.

Pocket camcorder reviews

You don't have to pay a lot for high definition video these days.

23 Sep 2011 | CHOICE's latest pocket camcorder review has test results for 15 models priced from $179 to $499.

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Plasma and LCD TV reviews  

We put TVs of all types through their paces in our laboratories. You could even say we screen them thoroughly.

21 Aug 2014 | Which TV best suits your needs? Confused by LED,LCD or UHD? Our review will help you make the critical decisions.

TV on the net  

When it comes to watching popular TV shows via online streaming, we're missing out.

9 Jul 2013 | Australian viewers get a raw deal when it comes to streaming our favourite TV shows online. We pay more, yet content isn’t easily accessible or not available when we want.

Novelty phone handsets

We've checked out a number of novelty handsets for designed for use with a mobile phone. But how well do they work?

4 Mar 2013 | We put five retro handsets and one bluetooth glove designed for use with a mobile phone through their paces.

Parallel imports

Products shipped in from abroad without the permission of the local trademark or intellectual property owner.

19 Jun 2012 | How can some products look, taste and function the same, yet vary so markedly in price from their mainstream, retail counterparts?

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KONI Shock Absorber recall

If there are misaligned/fragile welds, the shock absorber could fail.

13 Jan 2012 | KONI B.V. is recalling KONI shock absorbers sold between the 1 Februrary 2010 and 30 November 2010.

Koss

Headphones review

13 sets of headphones were tested in the CHOICE labs, including models from Beats by Dre, Bose, Sennheiser and more.

8 May 2014 | We review 13 headphones, including Beats by Dre, Bose and Sennheiser, to find the ones with the best sound quality to help you choose the best headphones at the right price.

Noise-cancelling headphones and earphones reviews

These gadgets keep the music happening without driving your neighbours mad.

4 Apr 2012 | Test results for seven noise-cancelling headphones and six noise-cancelling earphones.

Kumho

Car tyres 205-55R16 reviews  

We review tyres suitable for some of the most popular car models in Australia, such as the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30.

6 May 2014 | 18 brands of 205/55R16 tyres are put through CHOICE's rigorous braking, cornering and rolling resistance tests. We'll tell you which sets to buy and which to avoid.

Car tyres 175-65R15 review and compare  

We test 18 brands of 175/65R15 tyres, suitable for small cars such as the Honda Jazz, Toyota Yaris and Suzuki Swift.

29 Nov 2013 | Our new rolling resistance test evaluates “eco” claims made by some manufacturers.

Small SUV tyre reviews  

Performance on sealed roads is what sets these SUV tyres apart.

15 Nov 2012 | We review 225 60R17 car tyres, which are suitable for many small SUVs on the Australian market.

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