5-in-1 cooker

With the Scholtès Multiplo [$4999] you can deep fry, roast, boil, steam and slow-cook all in the one compact unit

Power stand mixer

Kambrook’s PowerMix stand mixer [KSM400, $129.95] has a 600-watt motor to whip egg whites or knead bread dough in minutes

Vintage-style fridge

In most renovated kitchens, the two stand-out features are usually a range-cooker and the fridge.

Low noise vacs

The new Electrolux UltraSilencer utilises Silent Air Technology™ that optimises airflow while decreasing noise levels and increasing cleaning performance.

Ten new dishwashers

Siemens has launched its latest range of 10 speedMatic dishwashers, including the following features: up to 4.5 Star energy rating and 4.5 Star WELS water rating

Surveillance systems

DIY security monitoring company Swann Communications’ new range of high definition security systems, known as Platinum-HD

More convenience for smartphones

A new Portable Wireless Server (PWS) from Sony provides new options for wirelessly viewing, sharing and storing content on the go from smartphones

Wet-dry handi-vac

Karcher’s WD 3.330M Wet & Dry Vacuum [$99]takes care of all the usual dirt and dust that regular vacuums are designed to handle plus it has the capability to clean up liquid spills around the house

Stick mixer/chopper/blender

With four-blade precision and a mashing attachment to make lump-free mashed potato, the X Blade Food Prep System [KSB100, $69.95] from Kambrook

Old-style radios

If you’re renovating an older home in a retro-theme it’s often the finishing touches that set it off

Kitchen accessories

Small appliances have been elevated into kitchen accessories with the trend to introduce colour.

Window cleaning tool

Kärcher’s battery-operated Window Vacuum [$119] takes the chore out of window cleaning, leaving you with a fresh, crystal-clear view of the outside world