Australia’s top appliances have been revealed in the Finder Retail Awards with popular brands such as Kmart and Aldi topping the list in certain categories across the home appliance range. The results come from comparison website Finder which surveyed more than 3,000 Australians about their recent purchases to find the best of the best.
Of the results, the top 35 small home appliance and technology products were chosen from more than 130 brands. And whether you’re looking to streamline food prep or brew the best coffee, the awards have given some good insight into what to buy right in time for Christmas.
In the kitchen, Aussie shoppers were surprisingly more interested in the budget brands over the more high-end appliances with Aldi’s Ambiano slow cooker and its food processor both taking out the top spots in their respective categories. And with air fryers becoming the most popular appliance of 2020, it’s no surprise Kmart’s widely popular, sell-out $69 air fryer was ranked the best of all the brands.
Meanwhile, several more expensive brands also made a number of appearances among the top 35 with Breville taking out the prize for best juicer, best sandwich press and best manual coffee machine, while Tefal almost took a clean sweep of the cookers with the brand winning best multi cooker, best pressure cooker and best rice cooker.
Leaning more towards the luxury brands, KitchenAid won best blender and best stand mixer while Russell Hobbs won best deep fryer, LG for best microwave and Morphy Richards for best kettle.
Kate Browne, personal finance expert at Finder, said that with so many Australians forced to stay in doors this year, there’s been an increased reliance on home appliances to be up to standard and because of this, the selected top products are guaranteed to be the best of the best.
“With a rush on everything from home office equipment to kitchen appliances amid the pandemic, these appliances have been put through their paces,” she said. “If you’ve ever purchased an appliance or tech gadget, you’d know how overwhelming the choice can be. These awards are designed to make sure Aussies walk away with a winner.”
Browne added that if you’re on the hunt for a bargain for the end of the year then you’re best not waiting until Christmas rolls around as you’ll probably miss out on some sweet summer deals.
“November’s huge online sales – including Black Friday and Cyber Monday – are almost here, and with them comes incredible savings. The Finder Retail Awards are a good way to figure out what’s worth buying.”
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