Laundry and cleaning

Independent and trusted reviews, tests and buying guides of laundry appliances and cleaning products for your home.

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Low-cost vacuum cleaner reviews

14 Jul 2011 | Our test reveals some good, affordable choices and one model in particular that would hold its own against vacuums costing twice as much.  More »

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Laundry detergent reviews

19 May 2014 | CHOICE compares the top-selling laundry powders and liquid detergents for both top- and front loaders - 57 in all - to find the best at removing stains.  More »

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Laundry powders vs liquids review

15 Jul 2011 | We compare laundry detergent concentrates to find out which perform better, give the best value for money and are better for our environment.  More »

Washing machine buying guide

Washing machines buying guide

01 Jul 2012 | Use our quick buying guide to decide which type is right for you and what features you need.  More »

Microfibre cloth

Microfibre cloth reviews

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

Clothes dryer reviews

Clothes dryer reviews

14 Aug 2014 | Find out which are the best-performing clothes dryers, among models from Simpson, Fisher & Paykel, Electrolux, Whirlpool and Haier.  More »

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Vacuum cleaners buying guide

06 Jul 2010 | You can’t go past a vacuum cleaner that is light, quiet, easy to manoeuvre, has a long cord and has a neat compact design for easy storage.   More »

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Carpet cleaning options guide

10 Apr 2007 | While you're more likely to wait until your carpets are covered in muddy paw prints before hiring a carpet cleaner, having your carpets cleaned at least once a year should prolong their life.   More »

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Iron reviews

05 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.   More »

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Cockroach killers review

16 Oct 2013 | CHOICE tested three types of chemical control - knockdown sprays, surface sprays, and baits and traps - to find out which ones are the most effective.   More »

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Washing machine reviews

10 Nov 2014 | Find out which washers from all the major brands rate best for dirt removal, rinse performance and water and energy efficiency.  More »

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Stick vacuum cleaner reviews

21 Oct 2014 | These stick vacuums are handy around the home, and most separate into a handheld vac as well.  More »

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Bissell Vac & Steam review

26 Sep 2014 | We put this combined vacuum and steam mop through its paces on a hard floor, to see if it will save you time and money.  More »

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Washer dryer reviews

03 Jul 2014 | A washer and dryer machine is the ultimate laundry convenience — we've put some to the test.  More »

Clothes dryer reviews

Clothes dryer reviews

14 Aug 2014 | Find out which are the best-performing clothes dryers, among models from Simpson, Fisher & Paykel, Electrolux, Whirlpool and Haier.  More »

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Vacuum cleaner reviews

09 Jul 2014 | Our tests reveal which newly tested vacuums – including models from Dyson, Electrolux and Vax – are best at picking up dirt and pet hair.  More »

Laundry powder

Laundry detergent reviews

19 May 2014 | CHOICE compares the top-selling laundry powders and liquid detergents for both top- and front loaders - 57 in all - to find the best at removing stains.  More »

Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Robot vacuum cleaner reviews

17 Mar 2014 | Compare robotic vacuum cleaners from top brands including iRobot, LG, Samsung and Hoover to find the best one for you.  More »

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Sabco RoboSweep first look

12 Feb 2014 | If you’d love a robot vacuum that’ll clean up for you but don’t want to fork out the big bucks then you may want to consider the Sabco RoboSweep.   More »

Steam station reviews

Steam station reviews

05 Feb 2014 | Steam stations generate a lot of steam so you can effortlessly iron out the wrinkles in your clothes.   More »

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