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Built to last?
Products that break too soon are a waste of time, money and resources. Find out how long appliances should last and when to repair, replace... or recycle.
How long your products should last
How long household appliances should last
We look at the lifespan of washers, fridges, TVs, phones and more, and when you should repair vs replace.
Fridges: how well do they last?
The most reliable fridge brands according to the CHOICE members who use them every day.
Dishwashers: how well do they last?
Thousands of CHOICE members weighed in to tell us the dishwasher brands that hold up best over time.
Laptops: how well do they last?
See the laptop brands that hold up best over time, as chosen by CHOICE members.
Have your say
Did your product fail sooner than expected?
We want to hear about it. Your insights help us understand which brands and products last over time, so we can help everyone avoid the duds.
Repairing or replacing appliances
Do you need an extended warranty?
Is extra protection worth it? Here are the questions to ask.
What to do with a faulty product
Our expert guide to your rights when something goes wrong.
When to repair a product yourself
Problem with a leaky fridge or a temperamental stick vac? Try these fixes before you shell out for repairs or a new appliance.
Your right to repair
When it comes to product repair, Australia lags behind the US and Europe. It's time we found a big-picture solution.
Five signs it's time for a new fridge
With bargains to be found in the Black Friday sales, is it time you bought a new fridge?
Recycling or disposing of products
What to recycle - and where
We help you make sure your recycling waste actually gets to where it needs to be.
How to recycle your old computer or phone
Do yourself and the environment a favour by getting rid of your e-waste responsibly.
Five surprising things you didn't know you could recycle
Here's how to sustainably dispose of batteries, electronics and pesky pieces of polystyrene, plus other household items.
Free options for disposing of your mattress or pillow
Find out how you can get rid of these bulky items and plump up your environmental credentials while you do it.
Making your products last longer
Make your fridge last longer
Treat your fridge right so it'll stay chill.
How to clean and maintain your air purifier
From cleaning and replacing the filters to checking the sensors, here are our best tips for maintaining your air purifier.
Make your dishwasher last longer
Give your dishwasher the love it deserves to ensure it goes the distance. Here are our expert tips.
Why cleaning your appliance filters saves you money
Dirty filters can reduce efficiency and cause damage – here's why it's worth spending the time to clean them.
How to look after your coffee machine
Follow these seven easy tips to keep your coffee machine in good condition.
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