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Built to last: were appliances really made better in the past?

Built to last: were appliances really made better in the past?

'They don’t make things like they used to' goes the old adage - but is there any truth in it? We sit down with the owners of a fridge from the 50s and vintage appliance expert to find out whether our modern appliances are still built to last

Save £3,360 over 10 years by switching to more energy-efficient appliances

Save £3,360 over 10 years by switching to more energy-efficient appliances

Which? tests reveal the most energy-hungry appliances that will increase your energy bills. Use our running cost tools to discover the real lifetime cost of your next purchase and find yourself an energy-efficient appliance to save you money.

Mira, Redring and Triton showers compared: which is best?

Mira, Redring and Triton showers compared: which is best?

We've tested 17 new showers from Mira, Redring, Triton and more, finding four new Best Buys, some for less than £100, outdoing showers three and four times the price.

Make sure up front savings aren’t superficial with an energy efficient appliance

Make sure up front savings aren’t superficial with an energy efficient appliance

An efficient appliance can help avoid unexpected bills after you buy – use our energy running cost tools to discover the real lifetime cost of your next purchase

9 popular TikTok homemade cleaning hacks explained

9 popular TikTok homemade cleaning hacks explained

Cleaning expert Dr Primrose Freestone explains the science behind popular online, Tiktok and Which? member submitted cleaning hacks - from dishwasher tablets in your washing machine to bi-carb on clothing stains.

Is this Miele dishwasher feature just an expensive gimmick?

Is this Miele dishwasher feature just an expensive gimmick?

All of Miele's new £1000+ G7 range of dishwashers come with AutoDos, the 'world’s first automatic dispensing system'. We tested the Miele PowerDisk detergent, comparing it with Fairy Platinum Plus tablets to see how it compares.

Plant-based fast food: what vegan options do the big chains offer?

Plant-based fast food: what vegan options do the big chains offer?

Fancy a Vegan Royale, Plant-Based Whopper or McPlant Burger with those fries? We round up the vegan options Burger King, McDonalds, KFC and more to see how they measure up on price, ingredients and availability.

Cut your laundry costs by £100 per year

Cut your laundry costs by £100 per year

When doing your weekly washing and tumble drying you probably aren't thinking about it costing money, each and every load you do. But all the energy and detergent used adds up to around £160 a year. Making small changes can reduce these costs and turn into big savings down the line, saving you around £100 per year.

Simple tips to get rid of nasty smells and flies in your kitchen

Simple tips to get rid of nasty smells and flies in your kitchen

With tips on how to deep clean your dishwasher and how to prevent fruit flies, the Which? experts round up the best ways to keep your kitchen fresh and clean this summer.

New ‘right to repair’ laws introduced: what do they actually mean for you?

New ‘right to repair’ laws introduced: what do they actually mean for you?

Manufacturers will now have to make spare parts available for washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and TVs the first time. Repairs also need to be done using common everyday tools. But Which? are asking for the government to go further.

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