We Pick The Best Appliances For 2010

Written by The SmartHouse Team     02/12/2009 | 03:40 | Category: APPLIANCES

Coffee machines, washing machines and even the humble vacuum cleaner are taking on a whole new look. We have seen steam ovens, innovative coffee systems and new convection cooking appliances that have taken interesting approaches to older technologies. With each, the focus is on making devices more efficient, easier, and good looking.


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Best Refrigeration System

Winner
Fisher and Paykel Izona CoolDrawer
www.fisherpaykel.com.au | $3199

This is a fridge unlike anything you have seen before.  It has all the features of a regular fridge but is cleverly camouflaged among the drawers in your kitchen. It can also store, preserve, and freshen foods, and the fascia can be changed to blend with your kitchen decor.

Highly Recommended
Samsung SRS702GDHSS
www.samsung.com.au | $3499

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Best Dishwasher
Winner

SMEG BLV1
smegappliances.com.au | $3790
www.smegappliances.com.au | $3790

Packing the latest technologies into a deceptively retro package, it features an adjustable top basket, anti-flood device, ceiling wash arm, and has electronic touch control. Its mesh of excellent design and superior features makes this a stand-out product in its category.

Highly Recommended
Fisher and Paykel Double Dishdrawer
www.fisherpaykel.com.au | From $1799


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Best Microwave
Winner

Delonghi MW865BISB
www.delonghi.com.au | $1799

Delonghi has a reputation for making great appliances, and this is no exception—it is easily best in class. This 30-litre microwave has five cooking combinations, easy-to-use electric controls, sturdy design, and an adjustable thermostat ranging from 60 to 220 degrees.

Highly Recommended
Panasonic NN-CS596S
www.panasonic.com.au | $959

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Best Steam Oven
Winner
Sharp Supersteam AX1500JS
www.sharp.net.au | $1649

This steam oven sets itself apart with its 43 pre-programmed auto cook menus, with everything from roast chicken to sticky date pudding. Using steam reduces fat in your foods, making it a healthier alternative. Not only that, but it is also simple to use and it cooks faster than a conventional oven.

Highly recommended
Miele DGC 5080
www.miele.com.au |$5399


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Best Hotplate
Winner

Smeg Induction Cooktop SIHP2100B
www.smegappliances.com.au | $3390

This cooktop takes the top spot thanks to its smart design. It not only offers a huge cooking space but can automatically recognise the size of the pan you put on it and even has touch controls with an LED display. It also saves you money compared to conventional electrical ceramic cooktops.

Highly recommended
LG KA68030A
www.lge.com.au |$2874

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Best Wine Fridge
Winner
Vintec V50DG2 e
www.vintec.com.au | $1999

This is the ultimate wine fridge designed for precise control of the temperature, even allowing different bottles to be stored at varying temperatures.  It can store 54 Bordeaux bottles and has a display to make easy adjustments preserving that precious expensive wine in its optimal state.

Highly Recommended
LG GC-W65BXG
www.lge.com.au | $1954


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Best Oven
Winner

SMEG SDO12-5
www.smegappliances.com.au | $3990

This double oven beats out its competitors thanks to its versatility. Essentially two ovens in one, it allows you to cook more than one dish at the same time. Cook dinner and dessert at the same time, or use one of the nine cooking modes to synchronise when each dish hits the table.

Highly recommended
LG EM790SP
www.lge.com.au |$4374

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Best Rangehood

Winner
Electrolux ERCG9030AS
www.electrolux.com.au | $1689

Flanked in stainless steel and glass, this attractive rangehood stands out from the crowd. It not only looks great but its range of features are unmatched with electronic touch controls, a three-speed fan, and a power boost function to quickly remove excessive smoke or odours.

Highly Recommended
Miele DA 430-4
www.miele.com.au | $4,499

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Best Laundry System
Winner

LG WD12576FD
www.lge.com.au | $3219

This combination steam washer and dryer is quieter than its competition, thanks to its direct drive motor. It comes with a 20-minute cycle that uses steam to deodorise, refresh, and reduce creases for up to five shirts, saving you money in dry cleaning.

Highly Recommended
Electrolux EWN14991W
www.electrolux.com.au | $1799