CHOICE - Kitchen http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen.aspxIndependent and trusted reviews, tests and investigations of large and small kitchen appliances and utensils. Copyright 2014 www.choice.com.auen-au http://www.choice.com.au/img/logo_choice.gif www.choice.com.au http://www.choice.com.auThu, 02 Oct 2014 04:18:42 GMTHouseholdDishwasher detergent http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/dishwashers/dishwasher-detergents-review-and-compare.aspx

Tablets, powders and gels tested: which one comes out on top? CHOICE tests over 40 dishwasher detergents - from the market-leading Finish tablets to the lower-cost Home Brand - and shows which one removes the most stains.

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KitchenMon, 08 Sep 2014 15:51:00 GMT
Freestanding oven reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/dual-fuel-90cm-ranges.aspx

A large freestanding oven is a huge investment. With so many options out there how do you make the right choice? We tested seven 90 cm wide electric ovens from brands including Smeg, Westinghouse, and Fisher & Paykel.

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KitchenFri, 05 Sep 2014 10:04:00 GMT
Fridge reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/fridges-and-freezers/fridges-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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KitchenTue, 02 Sep 2014 07:57:00 GMT
Kambrook Blitz2Go review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/kambrook-blitz2go-review.aspx

We review the Kambrook Blitz2Go blender, designed with smoothie enthusiasts in mind.

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KitchenWed, 20 Aug 2014 11:31:00 GMT
Dishwasher reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/dishwashers/dishwashers-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43:00 GMT
Wine fridge reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/fridges-and-freezers/wine-fridges-review.aspx

We put wine fridges from DeLonghi, Haier, Liebherr and Vintec through a raft of tests to find out which ones will keep your precious drops safe.

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KitchenTue, 08 Jul 2014 13:35:00 GMT
Multi-cooker reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/Multi-cooker-reviews.aspx

We test four multi-cookers in the CHOICE test kitchen that can sear, steam, slow cook and pressure cook.

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KitchenWed, 18 Jun 2014 10:19:00 GMT
Yonanas review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/yonanas review.aspx

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

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KitchenMon, 02 Jun 2014 13:02:00 GMT
Nutribullet review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/nutribullet-review.aspx

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.

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KitchenMon, 02 Jun 2014 12:24:00 GMT
Lavazza Minu and Espressotoria Adesso side-by-side review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/lavazza-minu-and-espressotoria-adesso-review.aspx

How do the Lavazza Minu and Espressotoria Adesso capsule machines compare?

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KitchenTue, 13 May 2014 10:35:00 GMT
Vitamix and Optimum side-by-side review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/vitamix-first-look.aspx

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

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KitchenMon, 28 Apr 2014 12:43:00 GMT
Hand mixer reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/handheld-mixers-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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KitchenThu, 17 Apr 2014 14:14:00 GMT
Blender reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/Benchtop-Blenders-review-and-compare.aspx

Our home economist has tested 27 blenders priced from $20 to $379.

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KitchenTue, 15 Apr 2014 13:10:00 GMT
Toaster reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/four-slice-toasters-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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KitchenFri, 21 Mar 2014 15:36:00 GMT
Kettle reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/kettles-review-and-compare.aspx

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.

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KitchenWed, 19 Mar 2014 10:39:00 GMT
Your guide to buying a slow cooker http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/slow-cooker-buying-guide.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 05 Mar 2014 13:21:00 GMT
Induction cooktop reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/induction-cooktops-review-and-compare.aspx

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.

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KitchenFri, 14 Feb 2014 12:15:00 GMT
Microwave reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/microwaves/microwaves-review-and-compare.aspx

We review 20 microwaves, priced from $190 to $690, to find out which models perform the best and are the easiest to use.

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KitchenWed, 08 Jan 2014 15:24:00 GMT
Rollie vertical grill first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/rollie-vertical-grill-first-look.aspx

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?

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KitchenFri, 13 Dec 2013 16:28:00 GMT
Induction cookware buying guide http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/utensils/induction-cookware.aspx

Think about your style of cooking and keep in mind that each induction cooktop can respond differently to cookware.

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KitchenFri, 06 Dec 2013 14:18:00 GMT
Breadmaker reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/breadmakers-2010.aspx

We test nine breadmakers priced from $100-$350.

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KitchenWed, 30 Oct 2013 13:02:00 GMT
Food processor reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/food-processors.aspx

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.

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KitchenTue, 01 Oct 2013 15:16:00 GMT
Chest and upright freezer reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/fridges-and-freezers/freezers-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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KitchenTue, 24 Sep 2013 13:02:00 GMT
First look: Tefal Cook4Me http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/Tefal-Cook4Me-First-look.aspx

Are you under pressure to cook a hearty meal in no time? Then perhaps the Tefal Cook4Me is just what you need.

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KitchenFri, 23 Aug 2013 14:46:00 GMT
Espresso machines: let's take a quick look. http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/Espresso-machines-a-quick-look.aspx

Automatic, semi-automatic, manual, capsule - which one's for you?

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KitchenMon, 12 Aug 2013 07:34:00 GMT
First Look: Sunbeam Duos Sous Vide and Slow Cooker http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/Sunbeam Duos Sous Vide and Slow Cooker First Look.aspx

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

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KitchenFri, 02 Aug 2013 12:41:00 GMT
Breville the All in One first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/breville-the-all-in-one-first-look.aspx

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

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KitchenTue, 02 Jul 2013 13:03:00 GMT
Aldi Lumina microwave first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/microwaves/aldi-lumina-microwave-first-look.aspx

We tell you if Aldi's latest low-price microwave performs.

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KitchenFri, 28 Jun 2013 16:23:00 GMT
Aldi Stirling dishwasher first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/dishwashers/aldi-dishwasher-first-look.aspx

The Stirling dishwasher is economical in every sense, but we reveal whether it also has sterling performance.

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KitchenWed, 15 May 2013 16:02:00 GMT
Non-stick frypans review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/utensils/non-stick-frypans-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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KitchenThu, 09 May 2013 17:52:00 GMT
Pizza makers home test http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/pizza-makers-home-test.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 24 Apr 2013 15:35:00 GMT
Sunbeam VersaCook first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/Sunbeam VersaCook First Look.aspx

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

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KitchenFri, 18 Jan 2013 15:15:00 GMT
Jamie Oliver HomeCooker first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/Jamie Oliver Homecooker First Look.aspx

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

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KitchenThu, 10 Jan 2013 10:37:00 GMT
All-in-one kitchen machine reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/All-in-one-kitchen-machines.aspx

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.

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KitchenMon, 15 Oct 2012 11:30:00 GMT
Breville Sous Vide first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/breville-sous-vide-first-look.aspx

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

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KitchenMon, 08 Oct 2012 13:49:00 GMT
Breville Fresh Keeper first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/breville-fresh-keeper-first-look.aspx

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

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KitchenMon, 24 Sep 2012 15:22:00 GMT
Philips QuickClean Juicer first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/Philips-QuickClean-Juicer-First-Look.aspx

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

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KitchenFri, 14 Sep 2012 09:20:00 GMT
Soup makers home test http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/soup-makers-home-test.aspx

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

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KitchenThu, 21 Jun 2012 09:01:00 GMT
Sunbeam FoodSaver first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/sunbeam-foodsaver-first-look.aspx

Sunbeam has a range of food-sealing devices. We tested their cheapest to see if it lives up to its claims.

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KitchenWed, 28 Mar 2012 17:30:00 GMT
Coffee roaster reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/coffee-roasters-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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KitchenTue, 13 Mar 2012 09:16:00 GMT
Thermochef first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/thermochef-review.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 25 Jan 2012 17:49:00 GMT
Black and Stone multi-purpose cooker first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/black-and-stone-multi-purpose-cooker.aspx

This eight-function cooker has settings for steaming, baking, and slow cooking.

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KitchenWed, 21 Dec 2011 13:05:00 GMT
Freestanding electric cooker reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/freestanding-electric-cookers.aspx

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

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KitchenThu, 10 Nov 2011 11:43:00 GMT
Breville fast slow cooker first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/breville-fast-slow-cooker-review.aspx

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

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KitchenFri, 05 Aug 2011 15:55:00 GMT
Philips Viva Collection Airfryer first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/philips-viva-collection-airfryer-review.aspx

The Philips Airfryer promotes itself as a healthy alternative to traditional deep frying.

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KitchenWed, 13 Jul 2011 14:46:00 GMT
MyCook Domestic first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/mycook-domestic-review.aspx

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.

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KitchenFri, 06 May 2011 15:25:00 GMT
Appliances that last http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/brand-reliability/appliance-reliability-case-studies.aspx

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

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KitchenThu, 28 Apr 2011 13:41:00 GMT
MyPressi Twist quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/mypressi-twist-quick-review.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 23 Feb 2011 12:34:00 GMT
Digital utensils quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/utensils/digital-utensils-quick-review.aspx

How much value does digital technology bring to conventional cooking utensils?

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KitchenThu, 30 Dec 2010 12:56:00 GMT
Sunbeam milk frother quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/sunbeam-milk-frother-quick-review.aspx

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

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KitchenTue, 21 Dec 2010 11:17:00 GMT
Thermomix review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/thermomix-review.aspx

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

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KitchenTue, 02 Nov 2010 15:59:00 GMT
Pizza ovens quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/pizza-ovens-review.aspx

We review 3 pizza ovens priced from $130 to $159.

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KitchenFri, 03 Sep 2010 09:55:00 GMT
Lattemento quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/lattemento-quick-review.aspx

Why spend money on a milk frother, when for a little more you can buy an espresso machine that froths milk as well as makes a great cuppa?

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KitchenWed, 04 Aug 2010 14:55:00 GMT
Breville slow cooker review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/breville-slow-cooker-review.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 30 Jun 2010 12:12:00 GMT
Kitchen gadgets review and compare http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/utensils/kitchen-gadgets-review-and-compare.aspx

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?

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KitchenMon, 21 Jun 2010 09:50:00 GMT
Breville tea maker and kettle review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/breville-tea-maker-and-kettle-review.aspx

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

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KitchenFri, 04 Jun 2010 11:46:00 GMT
Salamander quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/salamander quick review.aspx

This appliance does the job, but is it worth the hefty price tag?

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KitchenMon, 17 May 2010 10:51:00 GMT
Sunbeam Glass Kettle review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/sunbeam-glass-kettle-review.aspx

Is it worth sacrificing ease of use for style when buying your next kettle?

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KitchenSun, 07 Mar 2010 09:08:00 GMT
Supersteam oven quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/ovens-and-cooktops/supersteam-oven-quick-review.aspx

The Sharp Supersteam combines healthy multi-function cooking with a space-saving design.

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KitchenMon, 18 Jan 2010 09:17:00 GMT
Handpresso quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/handpresso quick review.aspx

A promising concept fails in practice.

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KitchenWed, 30 Dec 2009 15:47:00 GMT
Coffee roasters quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/coffee-machines/coffee-roasters-quick-review.aspx

Cheaper than buying coffee in a supermarket, roasters also give you fresh coffee on tap.

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KitchenWed, 25 Nov 2009 11:31:00 GMT
Chocolate fountains quick review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/chocolate-fountains.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 18 Nov 2009 09:31:00 GMT
Children's appliances review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/household/kitchen/benchtop-appliances/childrens-appliances-review.aspx

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

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KitchenWed, 04 Nov 2009 10:57:00 GMT