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What’s better: a fake or real Christmas tree?

What’s better: a fake or real Christmas tree?

We've taken a look at the available options, how much they cost and whether there are any environmental benefits or drawbacks to help you make the best eco-friendly decision for you this Christmas.

What’s the best way to carve a pumpkin?

What’s the best way to carve a pumpkin?

Celebrate Halloween this year by carving a pumpkin. We explain the best way to do it, the cheapest place to pick up a pumpkin and how to use any pumpkin leftovers.

Do the new After Eight flavours taste better than the original?

Do the new After Eight flavours taste better than the original?

Recently Nestle has shaken things up by launching After Eight Orange & Mint and After Eight Mojito & Mint. We tried them all and compared them to the original Classic Mint After Eights. Find out which was the most popular in our taste tests.

10 ways to jazz up your cake mix

10 ways to jazz up your cake mix

We reveal ten easy and cheap ways you can tweak your cake mix to improve the flavour and really wow your guests

What’s the easiest way to remove bloodstains?

What’s the easiest way to remove bloodstains?

Dried bloodstains can be some of the trickiest stains to get rid of. We tested branded commercial products and a number of home remedies, and found an effective and cheap solution that's easy to use.

Do home remedy stain removers actually work?

Do home remedy stain removers actually work?

As well as testing branded stain removers, we tried out six stain remover home remedies. Find out whether baking soda, lemon juice, washing-up liquid, white vinegar, salt and meat tenderiser powder work and what stains you can use them on.

Is it worth getting an ice cream maker?

Is it worth getting an ice cream maker?

Self-freezing cream makers can set you back a few hundred pounds but they do offer you a large variety of frozen treats you can freshly make at home. The key question is, are they worth it?

What’s the best way to sharpen my chef’s knife?

What’s the best way to sharpen my chef’s knife?

We explain how to check if your chef's knife is dull and run through how best to sharpen it, plus what you need to know about using a sharpener compared with a whetstone.

Try these easy iced coffee recipes using portable coffee makers

Try these easy iced coffee recipes using portable coffee makers

Find out how to make a cold brew coffee, iced latte and an espresso martini using a portable coffee maker such as an Aeropress, as well as how to keep your coffee fresh and stop it going stale.

Five simple tips to prevent a blocked drain

Five simple tips to prevent a blocked drain

Want to keep your drains fresh, odour free and unblocked? We've rounded up the easy steps that will help to keep your kitchen drain and shower drain clear and unclogged.

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