Small barbecues review

We test two-burner barbecues designed for small spaces.
 
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  • Updated:11 Nov 2008
 

01 .Introduction

Small barbeques

Test results for eight small barbecues priced from $199 to $995

Two-burner barbecues are becoming increasingly popular and offer all the features of the larger style 4 burners, such as a hood, char-grill plate, solid hotplate and accommodating cooking for around 4 to 6 people at once.

Designed for smaller spaces, such as courtyards or balconies, many models have side tables that fold down to create extra space when they are not in use.

When you're shopping for one, how can you tell which models will cook your food evenly? Will an electric BBQ perform as well as gas? Which will be the easiest to use?

You'll find the answers in this report. We tell you what to look for in a barbecue, how to cook on a smaller grill and hotplate — and we tell you which models are the best from our test five two-burners, two one-burners and one electric barbecue. Also see our appliance reliability survey to see how the various barbecue brands rated.

For more information on Barbecues, see Backyard.

Please note: this information was current as of November 2008 but is still a useful guide to today's market.


Video: What to look for - Barbecues

What should you look for when choosing your next barbecue?

Models tested

  • Beefeater Discovery Classic 2 Burner
  • Downunder 2 Burner G2HDPC
  • Gasmate CB2-002-D
  • Grandhall Neil Perry T-Grill
  • Jackeroo Dockside Duo
  • Weber 57cm One-Touch Kettle with Gas Kit
  • Weber Q200

Electric model

  • Sunbeam Kettle King HG6600B

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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
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.auTue, 30 Sep 2014 21:51:26 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