Here are Appliance Retailer’s picks for the best new and newish appliances for June 2014:
Steel Electric Combi-Steam Oven (GFE9-S, RRP $4,990)
New to Australia, Steel is characterised by the powerful combination of steam and convection cooking to emphasise the food taste with no added fat cooking.
Smeg Double Oven (DOSPA38X, $3,490)
This oven offers eight fan and static cooking functions in the main oven (79-litre capacity), four in the second (41-litre capacity) plus two pyrolytic cleaning modes.
De’Longhi Ceramic Heater (DCH7092ER, RRP $129)
This compact and lightweight model with remote control and eco mode is ideal for spot heating and offers the flexibility to move it around the home.
Electrolux Lavazza A Modo Mio Éspria (RRP $149)
Available in Ebony Black and Love Red, this new capsule coffee machine recently won an iF Design Award for its sleek and ultra-compact design. It is compatible with the eight Lavazza coffee blends.
Sunbeam Maestro 2 Slice Toaster (TA6240, RRP $99)
In Choice Magazine’s toaster survey, this model was named the best overall performer in the category and a ‘Top Buy’ with a score of 84 per cent. “A real accomplishment,” Sunbeam said.
Samsung 3050 II Top Mount Refrigerator (527 litres; SR526MLS, RRP $1,999)
Available in ‘layered steel’ and white, Samsung top mount range features flat and wide vents to circulate cool air evenly throughout the refrigerator.
Nilfisk Elite Classic (RRP $449)
This range uses NASA technology to filter out dust particles and allergens, making this model ideal for users sensitive to such nasties. Comes with a 5-year guarantee.
Fisher & Paykel 90cm Cooker with Gas cooktop (OR90SDBGFPXL1, RRP $4,599)
This cooker has 8 oven functions (Light, Bake, Fan Bake, Fan Forced, Fan Grill, Rotisserie, Defrost, Warm); a 5-hob cooktop, including a wok burner; and pyrolytic cleaning.
Omega Integrated Compact Dishwasher (OFI101XA, RRP $699)
With six place settings, seven wash programs and a stainless steel finish, this smaller underbench dishwasher is ideal for kitchen where space is at a premium.
Paloma Gas Flued Heaters (PRS-250, RRP $1,969)
Designed and manufactured in Japan, Paloma heaters are flued so there are zero indoor emissions, keeping the room snug and comfy without any nasties.