With the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, all eyes are on British design and our famous red, white and blue Union Jack flag.
Some might say the Union Jack print is tacky and some would say it encompasses chic British style. Either way, in true patriotic style we’ve found these five quirky home appliances that will help you fly the flag this summer – or make you cringe in horror.
Smeg FAB10RUJ fridge
For a Retro look with a British feel, you can’t go wrong with this Union Jack version of the Smeg fridge. Its mini proportions – 120 litres – means it’s small enough to fit under a counter. It has an A+ rating and two adjustable glass fridges. This design costs around £800.
We’ve tested this mini model – take a look at what our experts thought in our fridge review.
Dualit Classic NewGen toaster
Hand assembled in the family-owned West Sussex factory, Dualit claims this Union Jack toaster is virtually unbreakable thanks to unique ProHeat elements that have a protective layer covering the filament. It has a defrost setting and the option to toast buns and bagels. An energy saving slot selector allows you to use just one slot at a time. The two-slot model costs £159.98.
Find our what our test lab revealed about this model in our toaster review.
Roberts Rival RD-60 radio
Every party needs music – and what better way to get your Jubilee party started than with this Union Jack Roberts Radio. This DAB/FM radio has an LCD display, favourite station preset button, a line-in socket for iPod/MP3 play back, and 120 hours battery life – that’s a long party. It’s around £180.
From sound quality to energy and battery consumption, see what we thought in our radio review.
Stoves STERLING600DF Dual Fuel Cooker
A slim and stylish design, this fan oven with an A/A energy rating has a 69 litre main compartment – a relatively generous measurement for a smaller model. It also has a flame safety device that automatically cuts off the gas supply when the flame has been extinguished. This design costs around £900 from Appliance Deals.
We’ve tested 5 – take a look at our expert test results.
Sebo Flexi vacuum cleaner
This Union Jack-print Sebo Flexi vacuum cleaner means you can be patriotic while cleaning the house. This model is designed to work on both hard floors and carpet. It’s flexible and can reach awkward corners, as the cleaning head detaches from the main unit. It’s 239.85 at John Lewis.
See how it faired in our .