The Finder Retail Award winners for 2020/21 have been announced, recognising Australia’s best brands as voted by consumers.
Thousands of Australians who recently purchased products across 150 categories were asked to rate how satisfied they were with their purchase by Finder in conjunction with research firm, Kantar.
Kmart was awarded Best Rated Air Fryer brand, while Aldi was recognised as Best Rated Food Processor Brand and Best Rated Slow Cooker Brand.
KitchenAid took out two accolades with Best Rated Blender Brand and Best Rated Stand Mixer Brand. Breville received three accolades being awarded the Best Rated Juicer Brand, Best Sandwich Press Brand, and Best Rated Manual Coffee Machine Brand.
Other award winners included the below:
Tefal: Best Rated Multi-Cooker, Pressure Cooker and Rice Cooker Brand
In the multi-cooker category, the Tefal Cook4Me Plus was recognised for its ease of use, 150 on board recipes and the ability to upload additional recipes, automatic steam release, non-stick ceramic coating for easy cleaning, and cool touch handles.
In pressure cookers, the Tefal Fast & Delicious CY505 was recognised for its ease of use, safe steam release, non-stick ceramic coating for easy cleaning, and wide range of pre-set programs including searing and slow cooking.
In rice cookers, Tefal was awarded for its superior cooking performance thanks to the Fuzzy logic function with other key features including delayed start, auto keep warm and 10-in-1 pre-set programs.
“Groupe SEB has a comprehensive range of electrical cooking around the world with a focus on innovating to deliver the best user experience, ease of use and superior cooking performance. We are happy to see that our consumers understand our objective: being at their sides every day with product that is easy to use, smart and innovative, but also great value for money,” Groupe SEB marketing director, Marine Pestel said.
Jura: Best Rated Fully-Automated Coffee Brand
“We’re so excited to announce this award for our household category, based on real customer reviews and tried and tested by the experts. The Swiss engineering and attention to detail that goes into our fully-automated coffee machines are what really sets the brand apart from the competition. It’s no surprise to us that the GIGA 6 has been recognised by the Australian coffee drinking community. It has been extremely popular this year selling quicker than we can get it in-store,” Jura Australia managing director George Liakatos said.
Lavazza: Best Rated Capsule Coffee Brand
“Lavazza is proud to take out the title for the Best Rated Capsule Coffee Machine Brand in Australia. Our Lavazza A Modo Mio capsule system aims to bring the café home through its unique extraction system, higher coffee dosing and tamped coffee ground. We then look to marry that with beautiful Italian design, recognising the important role design plays in people’s kitchen these days,” Lavazza marketing director for Asia Pacific, Mimmo Orlando said.
“We are constantly looking at ways to innovate and deliver to this ethos, such as the recent launch of our latest Lavazza A Modo Mio Smeg capsule machine. A stunning collaboration of two premium Italian brands and beautiful espresso in every sense of the word. This marks just the beginning of some really exciting future announcements with 2021 shaping up to be our biggest year yet across capsules and machines.”
LG: Best Rated Microwave Brand
“As Australians spend more time preparing home cooked meals, they are looking for kitchen appliances that deliver with convenience and efficiency. Industry recognition through Finder, as well as the Best Brand at the recent CHOICE awards, helps introduce even more people to the high-capacity, feature-rich LG NeoChef range,” LG Electronics Australia senior marketing manager for home appliances, Brad Reed said.
Morphy Richards: Best Rated Kettle Brand
“We are thrilled to be recognised as the Best Rated Kettle through the Finder awards, it’s a very exciting time to see the brand’s trends and innovation highlighted with this award,” Glen Dimplex marketing executive for seasonal and SDA, Chris Carson said.
Russell Hobbs: Best Rated Deep Fryer Brand
“We are thrilled to have received this accolade from the Finder Retail Awards. At Russell Hobbs, we focus on quality, stylish products that are good value for money, that help enhance the user’s day to day life. Especially in these uncertain times, it’s great to see our products are resonating with consumers,” Spectrum Brands brand and communications manager for Asia Pacific, Dean Hammerton said.