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The best home appliance brands in the 2021/22 Finder Retail Awards

We reveal Australia's favourite home appliance brands for 2021/22

The Finder Retail Awards recognises Australia's favourite brands across a huge number of categories. We survey thousands of real Australians to understand how they feel about their recent product purchases, and use that information to reward the most popular brands.

These are the best brands for home appliances in the 2021/22 Awards.

Best Robot Vacuum Brand 2021

Best rated robot vacuum cleaner brand: LG

LG came recommended by 100% of customers surveyed when it comes to its robot vacuum cleaners. LG also received great scores in all categories, allowing them to take the win.

Finalists
  • Samsung
  • Ecovacs

See Finder's picks for the best robot vacuums in Australia

Best Washing Machine Brand 2021

Best rated washing machine brand: Bosch

When it comes to washing machines, Bosch is hard to beat. In addition to receiving a 100% recommendation rating, Bosch scored well on all metrics receiving particularly high scores for features and functions, and washing performance.

Finalists
  • Samsung
  • Fisher & Paykel

See Finder's picks for the best washing machines in Australia

Best Clothes Dryer Brand 2021

Best rated clothes dryer brand: Haier

In a back-to-back win, Haier has been named Australia's best rated clothes dryer brand. Performance and reliability and value for money were among the features that make customers love Haier's clothes dryer. The brand also received a respectable 97% recommendation rating.

Finalists
  • Fisher & Paykel
  • LG

See Finder's picks for the best clothes dryers in Australia

Best Refrigerator Brand 2021

Best rated refrigerator brand: LG

LG topped the scoreboard for cooling performance, features and functions, and design whilst also receiving impressive scores across all other metrics. LG also comes recommended as the refrigerator brand of choice by a whopping 98% of its customers that were surveyed.

Finalists
  • Haier
  • Fisher & Paykel

See Finder's picks for the best fridges in Australia

Best Coffee machine Brand 2021

Best rated coffee machine brand: DeLonghi

When it comes to kick starting your day the right coffee machine can make all the difference. Delonghi scored well across the board as well as receiving a 97% recommendation rating, showing why its customers love Delonghi.

Finalists
  • Nespresso
  • Sunbeam

See Finder's picks for the best coffee machines in Australia

Best Kettle Brand 2021

Best rated kettle brand: Russell Hobbs

Russell Hobbs proved unbeatable when it comes to Australia's best rated kettle brand. In addition to receiving solid scores across all metrics, 95% of its customers would recommend Russell Hobbs' kettles.

Finalists
  • Sunbeam
  • Breville

See Finder's picks for the best kettles in Australia

Best Microwave Brand 2021

Best rated microwave brand: Samsung

As multi category winners in this year's awards, Samsung claimed the title for Best Rated Microwave brand. Samsung scored particularly well cooking performance and ease of use whilst receiving admirable scores across the remaining metrics.

Finalists
  • Panasonic
  • LG

See Finder's picks for the best microwaves in Australia

Best Toaster Brand 2021

Best rated toaster brand: Breville

A quality appliance is the key to any good slice of toast and Aussies have made it clear that they love to make their brekky with Breville. This brand proved to be an all-rounder, receiving excellent scores across all metrics, as well as a 93% recommendation rating from its customers.

Finalists
  • Kmart
  • Russell Hobbs

See Finder's picks for the best toasters in Australia

Best Blender Brand

Best rated blender brand: Kmart

Consistently rating well for ease of use, performance, and value for money, Australians have rated Kmart as the best blender brand for this year's award.

Finalists
  • Nutribullet
  • Nutri Ninja

See Finder's picks for the best blenders in Australia

Best Food Processor Brand

Best rated food processor brand: ALDI

100% of surveyed Australians who had purchased an ALDI food processor would recommend the brand, which helped ALDI secure this year's best food processor Finder Award. They also rated well for ease of cleaning, safety and value for money.

Finalists
  • KitchenAid
  • Magimix

See Finder's picks for the best food processors in Australia

Best Sandwich Maker Brand

Best rated sandwich maker brand: Breville

Nothing beats a nice and warm toasted sandwich for lunch, and no other brand could beat Breville as the best sandwich maker brand. Recommended by 100% of surveyed Aussies, Breville topped the rankings for durability, ease of cleaning and performance.

Finalists
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Sunbeam

See Finder's picks for the best sandwich makers in Australia

Best Slow Cooker Brand

Best rated slow cooker brand: Breville

Australians have recommended Breville as the best slow cooker brand in this year's Finder Awards, rating its products highly for cooking performance and value for money.

Finalists
  • Sunbeam
  • Russell Hobbs

See Finder's picks for the best slow cookers in Australia

Best Smoke Alarm Brand

Best rated smoke alarm brand: Google Nest

To help keep your home safe, Australians recommend Google Nest as the best smoke alarm brand. It rated well for value for money, design and ease of use, and was recommended by 97% of survey respondents.

Finalists
  • Fire Pro
  • Quell
Best Stand Mixer Brand

Best rated stand mixer brand: KitchenAid

Whether it's snacks for the kids or cakes for yourself, KitchenAid has been ranked as the number one stand mixer brand in this year's Finder Awards. Easy to use with excellent performance scores, 97% of Aussies recommend a KitchenAid stand mixer.

Finalists
  • Kenwood
  • Sunbeam

See Finder's picks for the best stand mixers in Australia

Best split system air conditioner Brand

Best rated split system air conditioner brand: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Whether you want to stay cool in Summer or keep warm in Winter, Australians rate Mitsubishi Heavy Industries as the number one brand in split system air conditioners in this year's Finder Awards. All surveyed Australians recommended the brand.

Finalists
  • Haier
  • Mitsubishi Electric

See Finder's picks for the best split system air conditioners in Australia

Best Rice cooker Brand

Best rated rice cooker brand: Breville

For an easy to use rice cooker that cooks well, consider Breville, which is this year's winner of the best rice cooker brand Finder Award.

Finalists
  • ALDI
  • Russell Hobbs

See Finder's picks for the best rice cookers in Australia

Best Water filter Brand

Best rated water filter brand: Home Master

For the freshest water, Australians have rated Home Master as the best rated Water Filter brand in Australia. Home Master topped the results for Cleaning and maintenance and value for money, and was recommended by 97% of surveyed Australians.

Finalists
  • AlkaWay
  • BRITA

See Finder's picks for the best water filters in Australia

Best heater brand

Best rated heater brand: Omega Altise

To keep warm this winter, consider a heater from Omega Altise. The brand has taken out the Finder Award for best heater brand this year, with high ratings for safety, value for money and features and functions.

Finalists
  • Rinnai
  • Paloma

See Finder's picks for the best heaters in Australia

Best juicer brand

Best rated juicer brand: Optimum Appliances

According to surveyed Australians, the best juicer brand is Optimum Appliances. With high scores for value for money and overall performance, it takes out this year's Finder Award.

Finalists
  • Smeg
  • Kogan

See Finder's picks for the best juicers in Australia

Best pressure cooker brand

Best rated pressure cooker brand: Philips

Philips is the brand to take the pressure out of pressure cooking, winning the Finder Award for best pressure cooker brand in this year's Finder Awards. It was the clear leader in cooking performance scores.

Finalists
  • Kogan
  • Kmart

See Finder's picks for the best pressure cookers in Australia

Best deep fryer brand

Best rated deep fryer brand: Tefal

Tefal has won the Finder Award for best deep fryer brand this year. Recommended by 100% of surveyed Aussies, Tefal topped the charts for ease of use and value for money.

Finalists
  • Russell Hobbs
  • Philips

See Finder's picks for the best deep fryers in Australia

Best ice cream maker brand

Best rated ice cream maker brand: Yonanas

For fresh, delicious ice cream, consider an ice cream maker from Yonanas. The brand has won the Finder award for best Ice Cream Maker brand for the second year in a row, rating highly for value for money and recommended by 100% of users.

Finalists
  • Apuro
  • KitchenAid

See Finder's picks for the best ice cream makers in Australia

Best multi cooker brand

Best rated multi cooker brand: Crock-Pot

Recommended by 100% of surveyed users, Crock-Pot has taken out this year's Finder Award for best multi cooker brand. Its products rated highly across all areas, but topped the list for cooking performance and features and function.

Finalists
  • Sunbeam
  • Breville
Best BBQ brand

Best rated BBQ brand: Ziegler & Brown

Ziegler & Brown has won this year's Finder Award for best BBQ brand in Australia. With the highest cooking preformance result of any brand, and strong scores across the board, it's not a surprise it was recommended by 94% of surveyed Aussies.

Finalists
  • Coolabah (ALDI)
  • DeLonghi

How we chose the winners

The 2021/22 Finder Retail Awards recognise brand sentiment from customer feedback on different retail product categories. Finder worked with data and insights company, Dynata to conduct thousands of customer interviews around their product purchasing history and satisfaction with their purchased products.

Disclaimer: Please refer to our methodology for more information on how we scored and judged Finder Retail Awards candidates. While we endeavour to assess the majority of product providers in the market, this is not always possible and it may be that not every brand in the market was included for judging.

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