We’ve looked back over 2016 to see which product reviews were most highly viewed throughout the year. Three mattresses, four washing machines and two vacuum cleaners proved popular.
More than 85,000 people viewed our most popular product of 2016, the Silentnight Classic 1200 Pocket Deluxe mattress. Close behind it was another mattress, the Sealy Teramo 1400, with more than 75,000 views.
Our list, which looks at reviews of home products on which.co.uk from the beginning of 2016 to 28 December 2016, also uncovered two Samsung washing machines and two Dyson vacuum cleaners.
Read on to find out all of the products that piqued people’s attention this year, and click on the links to find out whether they’re actually worth their notoriety.
Silentnight Classic 1200 Pocket Deluxe mattress
The popularity of this mattress may have something to do with its £400 price tag. Most pocket-sprung mattresses cost around £600 or more, so it’s certainly more affordable. But do you get what you pay for?
Visit our review of the Silentnight Classic 1200 Pocket Deluxe mattress to find out whether it will support you properly and last for many years to come.
Sealy Teramo 1400 mattress
In second place is another pocket-sprung mattress, but a much more expensive one at £750. It has a layer of latex on top of the springs, which should help make it more comfortable and offer good support.
But was this what we discovered when we tested it? Read our Sealy Teramo 1400 mattress review to find out.
Samsung WW80J6410CW washing machine
With a good-sized 8kg drum (which is enough room for about 25 men’s shirts), a time-delay function, quick-wash program and child lock, this washing machine could be the ideal model for a family.
But how well does it actually clean and dry your clothes? Our review of the Samsung WW80J6410CW washing machine reveals all.
This is the white version of the machine, but people were also interested in the graphite model (Samsung WW80J6410CX).
Dyson V6 cordless vacuum cleaner
The V6 is the most basic and cheapest model in the V6 range, and as such comes with the fewest attachments. People were also interested in the Dyson V6 Absolute, which is the most expensive – £250, while the V6 is £170.
They both have a claimed 20-minute battery life and weigh just 2kg. But do they live up to expectations when it comes to picking up dirt and dust? See our reviews of the Dyson V6 and Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaners to find out.
Zanussi ZWF91283W washing machine
At £299 and with an even bigger drum size (9kg) and many of the same functions, surely this machine is a better buy than the £475 Samsung models above?
It all comes down to how they actually did in our tests – many models, cheap and expensive, fail to live up to expectations. Check out our review of the Zanussi ZWF91283W washing machine to find out whether this machine is better than the others.
Dyson DC40 Multifloor vacuum cleaner
Ever-popular Dyson has made it onto the list for a second time, in this case with an upright vac. This model weighs an average 6.8kg and has a medium-sized capacity of 1.5 litres.
It also comes with a mini turbo tool for lifting up pet hair from upholstery and a long extendable wand for reaching into corners. But can it actually pick up as much as Dyson claims? Visit our Dyson DC40 Multifloor vacuum cleaner review to find out.
Bosch WTW87560GB tumble dryer
This Bosch tumble dryer is one of the largest on the market with a 9kg drum. It’s also an automatic dryer, which means it has a sensor that monitors how wet your laundry is and stops when it detects that the clothes are dry.
If it works efficiently, it should mean your clothes won’t get overly crisp, making them a lot easier to iron. But if it doesn’t, £570 is a lot to pay. Our review of the Bosch WTW87560GB tumble dryer will tell you whether it’s worth the money.
Ikea Hesseng 102.587.30 mattress
The £540 Ikea mattress has several layers of natural fillings, including latex and wool, on top of the pocket-sprung core, which should make it more comfortable.
But do these natural fibres really add to how comfortable our testers found it? Read our review of the Ikea Hesseng 102.587.30 mattress to find out.
Miele WDA101 washing machine
This 7kg washing machine costs £548, so is the most expensive on our list. But it does have 15 washing programs, a digital display and is A+++ rated for energy.
However, we have found A+ machines that cost less to run than A+++ models. Find out how much this was will add to your annual energy bill with our review of the Miele WDA101 washing machine.
Panasonic NNST479SBPQ microwave
At £135, this is a relatively expensive microwave, especially considering it doesn’t work as an oven as well, which combination models do. It has a delayed-start option and a grand total of 18 automatic cooking programs.
So do these fancy extras make it worth the price tag? Or do how well it heats and defrosts let it down? Read our review of the Panasonic NNST479SBPQ microwave to find out.