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    Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool review

    By 5 July 2013

    One minute it is hot and sunny, the next it's cold and you're putting the heating on again. That's the British weather these days, but one gadget is trying at least give you a solution to your weather annoyances, offering you a cooling fan when you need...

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    Simplehuman semi-round sensor bin review

    By 27 December 2012

    "A bin? You're going to review a bin?" they asked, with a mixture of surprise and despair. Our reply came quickly, perhaps so quickly it seemed rehearsed: "Yes, because this isn't just any bin, it's special." It's made by a company called simplehuman,...

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    SodaStream Fizz drinks-maker pictures and hands-on

    By 22 June 2012

    The summer's here, sort of, and the sun is out, sometimes, so what better way to quench your thirst than with environmentally friendly fizzy pop? SodaStream has been around in a home guise since the 1950s, but never before has it been so associated with...

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    Strauss T6 Water Dispenser review

    By 19 October 2011

    Us Brits do like a cuppa. It's said that our empire was built on tea - arguably not the drinking of it, before the historians among you start to get in touch - and thankfully, that's about the only thing that's left over from our colonial days; the love...

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    Han Solo in carbonite ice tray

    By 25 July 2011

    Calling an ice tray a gadget might be pushing things somewhat, but we didn't think you'd want to miss out on this one as it enables you to craft your very own Han Solo frozen in carbonite.  For Star Wars fans who feel that their lives aren't quite complete,...

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    Morphy Richards Accents Breadmaker review

    By 14 December 2010

    We have to say that the idea of a bread and jam maker had us both a little puzzled and rather suspicious from the start but then all the more reason for us to put the Morphy Richards Accents range device through its paces. The results - we were not disappointed....

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    Morphy Richards Accents Black Traditional Kettle review

    By 14 December 2010

    Anyone who thinks a kettle is just a kettle is not a person who should buy a Morphy Richards. In a world of plastic water boiling jugs for a fiver, the retro styled Accents model from this UK-based kitchenware company is a refreshing alternative. Not...

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    Philips AirFryer review

    By 1 December 2010

    When it comes to the kitchen you’ve probably already got too many gadgets as it is, so should you be getting the Philips AirFryer? We’ve lived with one for just under a month to find out. Forgetting all the marketing hype, the Philips AirFryer is...

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    Philips Airfryer - First Eat review

    By 24 September 2010

    We have to admit we have a tough job. All those gadgets to check out and tell you whether they are any good or not? Well imagine our surprise when the only real way to test the new Philips AirFryer is to eat chocolate brownies and chips. I hope, dear...

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    Philips HR1861 juicer review

    By 23 July 2010

    The Philips HR1861 juicer has received a number of awards and recommendations from the likes of Good Housekeeping and Which? But will it survive the rigours of the test kitchen? This juicer is of the centrifugal variety, so sitting at...

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    Zoku Quick Pop Maker review

    By 13 July 2010

    With this untypically warm summer weather we've been having in the UK, you're sure to be looking for some gadgetry from the freezer to keep you refreshed. The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is an ice pop system looking for a place in your freezer. It provides the...

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    SodaStream Genesis G100 drinks maker review

    By 10 May 2010

    If you were a child of the 80s, then SodaStream is probably firmly lodged in your subconscious. You either wanted one, or weren't allowed to use it, or in your haste to get to the fizz, forgot to install the water bottle properly and sprayed your kitchen,...

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    Lavazza A Modo Mio coffee machine review

    By 18 November 2009

    Italian coffee giants Lavazza have thrown their hat in the coffee pod ring to compete with the likes of Tassimo and the current champions Nespresso, but will the A Moda Mio serve up a quality crema or just leave a bitter taste in the mouth? At just 20.5cm...

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    Casa Bugatti Vera Kettle review

    By 29 October 2009

    The appliance brand has absolutely nothing to do with super cars, but is the Casa Bugatti kettle the Veyron of the kitchen or just another overpriced worktop ornament? Kettles have been getting technical of late – rapid boiling elements, clever water...

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    Krups Citrus Expert ZX 7000 juicer review

    By 18 August 2009

    Can this top of the line citrus juicer help Pocket-lint squeeze its way to five-a-day, or will it be another waste of worktop? First up, the ZX7000 is a citrus press not a full-on juicer, so it won’t squish your apples, carrots and wheatgrass into a...