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In every home, appliances play a big part. They make our lives easier, from from the kitchen, through to the laundry. We’ve reviewed some of the most recommended appliances to help you choose the ones that might best suit your needs.

Refrigerator

There are so many things to consider when buying a fridge, including the type, its bonus features, its energy efficiency rating and your budget. Canstar Blue, a consumer review and comparison website, rates Kelvinator as the king of fridges.

In their latest refrigerator reviews, Kelvinator claimed the top spot in overall satisfaction and other research areas like reliability, design and value. Kelvinator fridges are within the affordable price range, from $469 to $979 They offer glass shelves, LED lighting, FlexStor adjustable door bin storage, two full-width wire freezer baskets and one full-width crisper.

Other esteemed and high-ranking brands to choose from include Fisher & Paykel, Haier, Hisense, LG and Bosch.

Washing Machine

Whether it’s a top load or front load washing machine, Canstar Blue has more recommendations to help you choose. The brands are rated by their capacity, design and appearance, special features, water and energy ratings, and price. The customer’s choice for the top load washing machine is from Fisher and Paykel, which rated highly on performance and reliability, ease of use and value for money. Other notable brands include LG, Samsung, Simpson and Haier.

For front load washing machines, the brand that takes the top spot is Miele. This innovative German brand rated five stars in Canstar Blue’s overall satisfaction survey. Although potentially expensive for some households, with prices ranging from $1,499 to $5,000, its energy-efficiency ratings ensures value for your investment.

Microwave

Choosing the right model of microwave for your family comes down to personal preference and frequency of use. Basic models can be purchased for less than $100, while high-tech ones can cost more than $1,000. Canstar Blue listed Sharp as the only brand to earn a five-star review from satisfied customers. It‘s rated highly in cooking functions and heat distribution. Its sensor technology is also a hit with its ability to calculate and determine the reheat and cook time when cooking popular items.

If you want a compact microwave that’s compact in size and low in price, then you’ll find Big W’s Contempo 18L microwave ideal, especially if you have a smaller kitchen. Microwave ovens ideal for larger kitchens, include Kambrook’s KMO400GRY Essentials, which offers good value for money and contains features such as eight easy-to-use auto menus with auto reheat, a one-touch instant cook button and five power levels.

Other brands to consider include: LG, Panasonic, Breville, Kmart Homemaker, Samsung and Target.

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