Find out what the hot home products were last year, as we reveal your favourites. But are they actually any good? Read on to find out more about the home appliances you viewed the most on our website in 2014.
You won’t find any partridges or pear trees, but you will see twelve of the most popular home products on our site last year. From washing machines to vacuum cleaners – Bosch to Samsung – we’ve rounded up the appliances you looked at the most in 12 different categories.
See the image gallery below to find out which products won 2014’s product popularity contest. And read on to see whether the winners are actually any good.
Most popular washing machine – Bosch WAQ28461GB
It may have been Bosch’s claim that this machine won’t use a drop more water or energy than it needs to that had you visiting the review in droves.
Read the Bosch WAQ28461GB washing machine review to see if its efficiency lives up to the hype, and whether it washes well enough to earn Best Buy status.
Most popular coffee machine – DeLonghi ESAM2800 Caffe Corso
You can get your caffeine kick with this bean-to-cup machine, which features a steam pipe for frothing. At less than £400, it’s cheaper than many of its coffee-making contemporaries.
But were its espressos smooth and aromatic enough to impress our expert tasters? Find out in the DeLonghi ESAM2800 Caffe Corso coffee machine review.
Most popular vacuum cleaner – Samsung VC21F60YKGC
This bagged cylinder vac comes with a range of tools and attachments to go head-to-head with the very worst dust and dirt your floors can throw at it.
Do all these extras make it a Best Buy though? See whether its worth owning, in our Samsung VC21F60YKGC vacuum cleaner review.
Most popular boiler – Vaillant ecoTEC plus 831
Vaillant’s ‘Aquacomfort’ system is designed to provide instantaneous hot water at a constant temperature, so this combi boiler could be an ideal solution if you don’t want a separate hot water tank.
We surveyed members to see whether they found their Vaillant boilers reliable enough to recommend. See how the brand fared in our Vaillant ecoTEC plus 831 boiler review.
Most popular fridge freezer – Samsung RB31FERNBSS
This year’s influx of cavernous American-style fridge freezers weren’t popular enough to stop this premium priced fridge freezer from being our most viewed model.
Find out whether it chills and freezes quickly enough to justify its hefty price tag and popularity, by reading our Samsung RB31FERNBSS fridge freezer review.
Most popular steam cleaner – Thane Housewares H2O Mop X5
Thane Housewares may not be as well known a brand as some of the other manufacturers on this list, but its 2-in-1 steam cleaner carries enough clout to be the most popular model on our site.
See our Thane Housewares H2O Mop X5 steam cleaner review to find out whether it cleans sufficiently well and is easy enough to use to make it a Best Buy.
Most popular tumble dryer – Bosch WTE84301GB
The second of Bosch’s white goods in our list, this tumble dryer features a sensor that automatically detects the moisture left in the clothes so that it can turn itself off when they’re dry.
But snazzy gimmicks do not a Best Buy make – read the Bosch WTE84301GB tumble dryer review to see whether this machine does the basics well enough to impress our testers in the lab.
Most popular built-in oven – Neff U15M52N3GB
If you struggled to fit the turkey and all the trimmings into your oven this yuletide, Neff’s double oven may be able to give you the room you need next year.
Bigger isn’t always better, though. Only the ovens that cook, bake and grill quickly and consistently in our lab tests score highly. See how this model got on in our Neff U15M52N3GB built-in oven review.
Most popular dishwasher – Indesit DIF04B1 Integrated
Full-sized and fully integrated, this dishwasher’s 130 item capacity was viewed more than any other model on our website last year.
See the Indesit DIF04B1 Integrated dishwasher review to find out whether it cleans and dries impressively enough to be a Best Buy.
Most popular microwave – Panasonic NN-ST479S
This Panasonic is packed with features – our members logged-in to see what we made of its sensor cooking, turbo reheating and 18 automatic cooking programs.
But we’re more concerned with how it performs everyday tasks of heating and defrosting. Read our Panasonic NN-ST479S microwave review.
Most popular kettle – Russell Hobbs Easy 19980
You can buy this kettle for less than £30, so it’s no surprise that it’s such a popular model. And Russell Hobbs claims it’s great at filling baby bottles and measuring water for cooking.
Check out our Russell Hobbs Easy 19980 kettle review to see how quickly it boils, if it pours without spills and whether it’s as easy to use as the name suggests.
Most popular steam iron – Philips Azur GC4851
You looked in your thousands at this Philips ‘SteamGlide’ iron in 2014 – possibly to avoid actually doing the ironing.
But to make it less of a chore, we test irons to see which give clothes the steamiest, speediest press. Read our Philips Azur GC4851 steam iron review, to see whether it warrants its premium price.