Preparing to enjoy summer in the garden is clearly a key concern this May with a lawn mower, pressure washer and strimmer among the most popular home and garden products on which.co.uk last month.
Buying a new mattress is on many people’s minds too, as our reviews of the Silentnight Classic 1200 Pocket Deluxe mattress and Sealy Teramo 1400 mattress have proved popular again amongst shoppers keen to find out if these products are a bargain or a bust.
Follow the links below to see which of these top 10 products are worth buying, and which you’d be better to avoid.
1. Silentnight Classic 1200 pocket mattress
This reasonably priced (£349) pocket-sprung mattress was the most viewed home and garden product on the which.co.uk site in May. But would you regret opting for this affordable mattress? And what can you expect in terms of support and durability from a mattress with this kind of price tag?
Read our Silentnight classic 1200 pocket deluxe mattress review to find out.
2. Ryobi RLT5027 grass strimmer
No wonder loads of people are considering buying this strimmer. On sale for just £35, it looks like a real bargain – a grass strimmer that claims to be able to cut back overgrown patches of grass, as well as edge a lawn. But can you really get a good all-rounder at such a cheap price?
Check out how it coped with our trimming tests in our Ryobi RLT5027 strimmer review.
3. Dyson V8 Absolute cordless vacuum cleaner
Although it was only released at the beginning of May, Dyson’s new cordless vacuum cleaner is proving to be one of the most interesting products we’ve recently reviewed.
Dyson says it has a longer battery life and a new dirt-ejector in the canister, so you don’t have to get the remaining dregs out by hand. But it costs a staggering £500. Is it worth trading up to, or will a cheaper model do?
Watch our Dyson V8 Absolute first look video review to find out what our vacuum cleaner expert thought of it.
4. Sealy Teramo 1400
The Sealy Teramo 1400 is a pocket-sprung mattress, topped with a deep layer of latex, which is claimed to give you outstanding comfort and pressure relief. Also known as the Nostromo 1400, you can buy one for £749. But will it give you a good night’s sleep?
For your own peace of mind read our full Sealy Teramo 1400 mattress review.
5. Weber Spirit Classic E210 gas barbecue
You can’t beat the convenience of a gas barbecue if you want to take advantage of those occasional balmy summer evenings to cook a delicious barbecued meal on your patio. But is this the barbecue to choose for a quick and easy cooking experience?
Visit the Weber Spirit Classic E210 gas barbecue review to find out.
6. Bosch Rotak 430 Ergo power lawn mower
Spring’s here and the grass is growing, so it’s not surprise your minds are turning to lawn mowing. This electric Bosch rotary mower has a 43cm cutting width and offers six cutting heights, which means it should be able to offer you a good choice of grass lengths, from bowling green pristine to first-cut-of-the-year lengthy.
Read our Bosch Rotak 430 Ergo power lawn mower review to find out how well it really cuts grass.
7. Lidl Parkside PHD 150 D3 pressure washer
Like many of Lidl’s ‘special event’ garden tools, the £80 Lidl Parkside PHD 150 D3 is only on sale for a few days each year. But is it worth keeping an eye on the Lidl website to find out when it will next be on sale?
Our expert tried it out at home to find out whether the low price means you’re being tempted to make a poor impulse decision.
Read on for our first look review of the Lidl Parkside PHD 150 D3 pressure washer.
8. Zanussi ZWF91283W freestanding washing machine
The Zanussi ZWF91283W washing machine has a large enough drum to handle massive amounts of laundry but comes with a refreshingly low price tag of £289. But just how good is it at actually washing clothes?
Read our review of the Zanussi ZWF91283W washing machine to find out.
9. Hotpoint TVFS83CGP tumble dryer
It’s not surprising that this tumble dryer has been attracting a lot of attention recently as Hotpoint has issued a safety alert for it due to a potential fire risk. If you own this dryer, contact Hotpoint to arrange for it to be serviced and modified.
Visit our review of the TVFS83CGP tumble dryer for information on how to tell whether your machine is affected.
10. Siemens SN678D00TG/06 dishwasher
The Siemens SN678D00TG/06 (£789) comes with an array of snazzy features, including Zeolith drying technology. This uses heat-absorbing minerals to capture heat from the water and release it during drying to cut energy costs.
But to find out whether it’s any good at washing dishes, read our full Siemens SN678D00TG/06 dishwasher review.