Here are Appliance Retailer’s picks for the best new and newish appliances for August 2014:
Electrolux Assistent (RRP $599)
Styled with an ‘e’, the Assistent has a 4.8-litre stainless steel bowl, an additional 2.9-litre bowl and has 10 speeds so users can control their kneading, grinding, stirring and whipping.
Bissell Vac & Steam (RRP $369)
Described as the only appliance in Australia that vacuums and steam mops floors simultaneously, the Vac & Steam is being marketed as the ultimate in cleaning hard floors.
Nespresso Inissia in Blueberry (RRP $249)
From De’Longhi, this limited edition release for Father’s Day (along with a lime yellow model by Breville pictured below) is intended for gift givers looking to buy Dad his first Nespresso capsule coffee machine.
De Dietrich Le Piano Zoneless Induction Cooktop (RRP $11,999)
Intuitive technology built into this cooktop means five different vessels can be heated simultaneously at different temperatures.
LG Front Load Washer Dryer Combo with TrueSteam (WD12595FD6, RRP $3,499)
An all-in-one wonder from LG, this combo can wash 15-kilogram loads and dry 7.5 kilograms of wet clothes. The Direct Drive Motor comes with a 10-year parts warranty.
SodaStream Play (RRP $99)
Colour, design and sustainability are at the fore on this latest drinks maker from market leader SodaStream. It’s also available in blue, black, red, white and grey.
Blanco Silgranit PuraDur II
This new range of sinks and taps from German brand Blanco is characterised by a “stony silky surface” and is available in a variety of aesthetics and configurations.
Sharp SuperSteam Oven with Stainless Steel Fascia (AX1500JS, RRP $1,319)
This oven comprises convection, microwave and steam functions and has 42 autocook menus so it can be used to prepare a wide range of meals including meat, seafood and vegetables.
Philips AquaTouch (AT890, RRP $199)
This fully waterproof shaver offers enhanced skin protection because it can be used with gel or foam. It’s a great option for someone making the first step from razors to shavers.
Sunbeam Solus PerfectTemp (SR7001, RRP $129)
An ergonomic trigger delivers high-pressure bursts of steam while an LCD screen allows for easy fabric selection.