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    Winter

    From heating your home to staying healthy, find out how you can save costs and stay comfortable this winter.

Heating your home

Keeping healthy

  • Cough, cold and flu treatment buying guide

    Some remedies work better than others, depending on your symptoms and their ingredients.
  • What you need to know about flu shots

    Getting a flu shot may help ensure you're not one of the many thousands of people laid low by influenza this year.
  • Throat lozenges

    Do throat lozenges really relieve sore throats and cold symptoms, or is it just marketing spin?
  • Tissue reviews

    Our lab tests will tell you which tissue is the most effective through softness, absorption, puncture and wet tear strength.
  • Vitamin D deficiency

    If there are so few symptoms of a vitamin D deficiency, how can we know if we’re getting enough?
  • Zinc acetate shortens the common cold

    Tuesday 12 July | Study finds zinc lozenges can help stop sniffles sooner, reducing the duration of the common cold by almost three days.
  • Getting rid of mould

    How to remove mould and prevent it from coming back.

Transformer

  • We'll find you a better electricity deal

    Transformer is a new energy switching service from CHOICE. We’re building Transformer to take the hassle out of finding a better energy deal. Switching plans can be complicated, Transformer makes it easy.

    Send us your latest energy bill for a free analysis. If we find a better deal we’ll ask you to join, and then switch you. We’ll keep checking after the switch, so you stay on the best deal.

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Winter comforts

  • Electric blanket buying guide

    If you're in need of a cosy night's sleep then an electric blanket might be just what you need.
  • Clothes dryer reviews

    See which dryers are high flyers – we test top models from Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, LG, Simpson, Miele and more.
  • How to find the best clothes dryer

    Are you a budding dryer buyer but feel a bit wet behind the ears? We show you how to choose the best clothes dryer.
  • TV and movie streaming services

    What you need to know about plans, data, internet speeds and how to access video streaming platforms like Netflix and Stan.
  • TV buying guides

    Whether you want Netflix and the latest streaming shows or great HD sports broadcast performance, here's how to find the best TV for you.
  • Dehumidifier buying guide

    If you've got damp air in your house, a dehumidifier could be the answer. Here's how to buy the best for your home and budget.
  • Online dating site and app reviews

    Sites and mobile apps like RSVP, eHarmony, Plenty of Fish, Zoosk, Tinder and Oasis may not protect your private information.

Winter cooking

  • Oven buying guide

    Our hot tips on finding the right oven.
  • How to use a slow cooker

    Make friends with your slow cooker to reap the rewards in the cooler months.
  • Breadmaker reviews

    We test breadmakers in the CHOICE labs, including models from Breville, Panasonic, Sunbeam and Morphy Richards.
  • Slow cooker buying guide

    Everything you need to know about choosing the best one-pot meal-maker.
  • Coffee machine buying guide

    Automatic, semi-automatic or manual? Pods or capsules? Welcome to coffee machines.
  • Wall oven reviews

    Our test lab tells you which electric ovens cook best and are easiest to use.

Winter escape

Saving energy

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