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Bake Off 2021: which appliances are in the tent and are they worth buying?

Bake Off 2021: which appliances are in the tent and are they worth buying?

The Great British Bake Off is back with a fresh batch of aspiring bakers, but which gadgets are gracing the tent this year and are they the best a budding star baker can get? We reveal all, plus the top cheaper alternatives.

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Four reasons why a manual salt and pepper grinder is much better than electric

Four reasons why a manual salt and pepper grinder is much better than electric

Our tests of manual and electric salt and pepper grinders found issues with refilling, hidden battery costs and problems with how quickly or slowly it grinds your seasoning.

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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.

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Six easy sustainable swaps to help the environment and save you money

Six easy sustainable swaps to help the environment and save you money

From reusable cups, flasks and bottles to beeswax wraps and recyclable coffee pods, we give a rundown of easy swaps you can make in your every day life that will benefit not only the planet but your wallet too.

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Five coffee gadgets we’ve tested to help you enjoy barista-style coffee at home and at work

Five coffee gadgets we’ve tested to help you enjoy barista-style coffee at home and at work

Every coffee addict needs an arsenal of accessories from grinders and French presses to milk frothers and coffee machines. We've tried and tested a range of products to bring you the best available.

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Which kitchen scales are the most accurate?

Which kitchen scales are the most accurate?

What is the best type of kitchen scale for cooking? We tested a range of scales, including jug, balance, mechanical and digital scales to find out which are the most reliable.

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Smelly kettle? What to do if your kettle makes water taste bad

Smelly kettle? What to do if your kettle makes water taste bad

Does your kettle make water smell and taste awful? Find out what could be causing it, and get tips and advice to help you try and fix the problem.

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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?

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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.

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Common kettle and toaster faults and how to fix them

Common kettle and toaster faults and how to fix them

Kettles and toasters tend to develop faults more quickly than other small kitchen appliances, but luckily some of the most common problems are simple to fix.

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