Empower your cooking, cleaning and overall home convenience as our Domestic Diva Awards reveal the best, most futuristic gadgets and gizmos of the year.
Best Cookware (Stainless Steel):
WMF Gourmet Plus Series These robust pans made with acid-resistant Cromargan steel have a brilliant matte finish and hollow handles that remain cool on high heat. A TransTherm base retains heat longer, while a handy scale helps you accurately measure ingredients.
Best Fruit and Vegetable Peeler:
Zwilling J.A. Henckels TWIN Prof Y-Peeler
This high-grade tool peels fruits and veggies effortlessly, and its satin finish and stylish design is bound to perk up your kitchen.
Best Cookware (Ceramic) – Pan:
GreenPan Cambridge 20 cm Fry Pan
Relish perfectly crisp fried food as its ceramic non-stick Thermolon coating conducts heat better and quicker.
Best Cutlery Set (For Adults):
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Bela 30 Pc Dinner Set
Made with non-corrosive stainless steel, this stellar flatware set is the perfect dining companion for evening dinner parties and everyday meals.
Best Cookware (Nonstick):
Happycall Ultimate IH Plasma Cookware Series
Cook fuss-free meals with this versatile range that's coated with highly durable and non-corrosive titanium so that food doesn’t stick. Works on all stove types.
Best Cutlery Set (For Kids):
WMF Mickey Mouse 4 Pc Child’s Set
Little ones will love eating with this colourful silverware set. Its stainless steel and motifs are scratch-resistant and rust-free.
Best Cookware (Cast Iron):
Staub 26 cm Round Cocotte
Enameled cast iron cookware retains heat to keep dishes warm, while self-basting spikes keep ingredients perfectly moist.
Best Kitchen Shears:
Scotch Titanium Kitchen Scissors
Oil-repelling blades make cleaning easier, and detachable blades turn it into a temporary knife for more versatile cutting.
Best Airtight Container:
Tupperware One Touch Containers
These containers have liquid- and air-tight seals to prevent moisture from destroying your favourite crispy snacks.
Best Cookware (Ceramic) – Wok:
Corningware Retroflam Wok Pan
For quick and easy stirfries, this wok pan’s sparkling pearl ceramic-coated surface is nonstick and nontoxic.
Best Pressure Cooker:
WMF NATURamic Pressure Cooker
Made with durable, nickel-free ceramic for optimum heat retention, cut cooking time by 70 per cent while preserving your ingredient’s natural taste and nutrients with this high-tech and stylish pressure cooker.
Best Thermal Cooker:
Thermos Shuttle Chef TCRA4500 Clear Stainless
Enjoy a warm, comforting meal anywhere as residual heat in the inner pot continues to cook your food via the brand's advanced vacuum insulation technology.
Best Water Pitcher:
StarWellness Crystal Glass Water Pitcher
This premium glass jug is equipped with an Alkaline pH+ Filter to sieve out heavy metals and more in tap water, an intelligent filter-change indicator and a hinged tab for easy refills.
Best Chopping Board:
NEOFLAM Antibacterial Cutting Board
Made with Microban to protect you from harmful stain- and odour-causing bacteria.
Best Knives (For Everyday Cooking):
WMF Spitzenklasse Wooden Edition
Made with rust- and acidresistant German specialty steel and Performance Cut technology for splendid sharpness, make daily slicing and dicing a breeze. Premium and ergonomic olive wood handles lend style to your kitchen space too.
Best Knives (For Serious Cooks):
Zwilling J.A. Henckels Four Star II Chef’s Knife - 8 inch
A finely-edge blade forged from a single piece of steel offers outstanding chopping, cutting and more.
Best Rice Cooker:
Panasonic Induction Heating Rice Cooker SR-PX184KSH
Enjoy consistently tasty, fluffy rice daily as this rice cooker features Panasonic's revolutionary induction heating technology, as well as a more durable diamond ceramiccoated inner pan.
Best Hand Blender:
Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender MQ745 Aperitive
Concoct delicious drinks with this compact yet powerful blender that has a comfortable grip handle. Comes with various handy accessories.
Best Microwave Oven:
Electrolux Microwave Oven EMS3087X
This 4-in-1 microwave oven with quick defrost and 14 auto cook programmes lets you prepare fast meals with a tap of a button. Its ambient display and intuitive IQ touch system is easy to use.
Philips Viva Collection Blender HR2173/91
Easily customise your own healthy drinks at home with a powerful 600 W motor, ProBlend 5 star blade and multiple blending speeds.
Best Electric Kettle:
Morphy Richards Special Edition Accents Traditional Kettle AZURE
This retro-style boiler makes up to six cups at once, and its removable limescale filter gives you a clean drink every time.
Best Food Chopper:
Tefal La Moulinette Chopper XXL & Blender Tripl'ax MF805
Chop meats and create tasty sauces with this high-tech chopper that has a smart locking system for safety.
Best Food Processor:
Bosch MultiTalent 3 Food Processor MCM3501MGB
From kneading dough to grinding coffee and spices, this versatile food processor is equipped with a premium MultiLevel6 knife, three double blades and over 50 functions to cut time and energy in food prep. Dishwasher-safe accessories make cleaning all the more convenient!
Best Blender (Smoothie):
Kenwood Smoothie2Go Sport SMP060SI
Enjoy a nutritious smoothie on-the-go by blending ingredients directly in a moulded BPA-free Tritan plastic sports bottle, saving you both time and energy.
Best Vacuum Blender:
OZEN Vacuum Blender
Seal in the maximum nutrient levels of your fruit or veggie juice for a longer time with its innovative vacuum sealing system. High speed blending gives a smoother texture too.
Most Innovative Cooking Blender:
Philips Avance Collection Cooking Blender HR2099/90
This distinct cooking companion combines blending and heating functions so you can whip up delicious hot and cold soups, sauces, baby food and more in less time. It's easy to use, with four preset programmes.
Best Kitchen/ Cake Mixer:
Kenwood Titanium Timer Major KMM040
Catering meals is a breeze with this nifty and versatile kitchen helper that has over 20 attachments and a generous 6.7 L stainless steel bowl with splashguard to prevent spills.
Philips Avance Collection Juicer HR1922/21
Enjoy the texture of your juice as you want it, whether light and clear or creamy and fibrous, as this juicer boasts FiberBoost technology that lets you choose up to 50 per cent more fibre. Its easyto-clean sieve and a smart drip stop feature keeps your countertop spotless.
Best Slow Juicer:
Hurom Slow Juicer HAA-2600
A new and improved auger and drum design, as well as slower spinning brushes at 17 rpm give you a cleaner, more refined juicing experience. Enjoy maximum nutrition and freshness with the latest cold press technology! A handy ice-cream strainer helps you create your family’s favourite cold dessert and smoothies too.
Best Slow Juicer:
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer C7000
Retain the enzymes and nutrients of your ingredients with this cold press juicer, which slowly squeezes whole fruits and veggies for optimal yield. Comes with handy sorbet and smoothie accessories.
Panasonic Automatic Bread Maker SPD-P2001WSH
Wake up to the delicious smell of freshly-made loaves that can be done in five simple steps, with this fullyautomated bread maker.
Best Multi-Door Fridge:
LG Multi-Door Refrigerator with Door-In-Door GF-D6011LB
Keep food fresh longer and reduce the loss of cold air with this fridge’s distinctive double-layered door system that also gives you quick access to often-used items.
Best Sandwich Maker (Cute):
Cornell Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker CSMHK503
Perfect for the young and young at heart, start your day with creative Hello Kitty-themed grilled cheese sandwiches or pancakes!
Best Sandwich Maker:
Severin Multi-SandwichToaster With Grill Plates SA 2968
Grill sandwiches, waffles and more with this convenient device that can be stored vertically to save space.
Best Side By Side Fridge:
Samsung Twin Cooling Plus Side-By-Side Fridge RS58K65177P
With a large 580 L capacity to store all your groceries, this fridge features a smart independent cooling system that cools the fridge and freezer separately, to prevent food odours from mixing.
Best Two-Door Fridge:
Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart Bottom Freezer Refrigerator RF522BRPX6
A humidity Control System keeps ingredients fresh for a longer time and smart sensors keep temperatures constant.
Best Steam Oven:
Miele Countertop Steam Oven DG 6010
Save time by cooking simultaneously on three levels, without fear of flavour transfer. A stainless steel cavity and advanced steam technology keeps the oven limescale-free.
Best Standing Cooker:
Bertazzoni Professional Series 90 cm Single Oven With Six Burners
Equipped with a multi-function electric oven and hob with six high-performing gas burners in brass, this cooker brings function, style and versatility.
De’Longhi Icona Vintage Toaster CTOV4003.GR
Get your toast out easily with the extra lift function in this toaster that adds flair and character to your modern kitchen. Removable crumb trays make cleaning easier!
Philips Avance Collection Airfryer XL HD9240/90
Enjoy deliciously airfried crisp-outside, tender-inside treats using little to no oil. This upsized version is perfect for preparing party snacks or dishes for a large family.
Bosch Series 8 Dishwasher SMS88TI03E
Forget piles of unwashed dishes in the sink – simply pop them in this energy efficient machine that features anti-bacterial washing and an advanced ActiveWater technology to give your tableware a more thorough cleaning. It's also exceptionally quiet.
Best Coffee Machine:
Nespresso Prodigio Smart Coffee Machine
Wake up to the smell of a fresh brew - you can now schedule your caffeine fix in advance, order new capsules if you’re running out and arrange for recycle via a nifty smartphone application.
Best Induction Hob:
Mayer Hybrid Hob MM72IDHB
Made with high-quality Schott Ceran ceramic glass, this advanced cooktop comes with a touch screen control panel and a six level power setting for each cooking zone.
Best Electric Steamer:
Tefal Steam N’ Light VC3008
Six easy cooking modes let you whip up a variety of recipes from fish, to rice and even cupcakes. It can also defrost and keep food warm.
Best Noodle Maker:
Philips Avance Collection Noodle Maker HR2365/05
Ten minutes is all it takes to yield a fresh batch of homemade noodles, just the way you like it, thanks to a 360 degree extrusion technology that quickly kneads and produces noodles to your preferred texture and taste. Serve up healthier noodle dishes by controlling the amount of salt and sugar and a special cleaning kit makes cleanup a breeze.
Best Tabletop Grill:
K-Grill Infrared Smokeless Grill KG3381G
This innovative non-stick grill uses infrared cooking technology for a healthier, fussfree indoor BBQ.
Best Built-In Oven:
Brandt 60 CM Built-In Pyrolytic Oven FP1067XS
This state-of-the-art oven uses Pyrolytic self-cleaning technology to rid its cavity of grease and grime, and is fitted with a secure cool door to give you greater peace of mind. Whether you want to bake, roast or broil, eight cooking positions and six Easy Cook automatic programmes provide flexibility and opens up more cooking possibilities.
Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Dry):
LG Hom-Bot Square VR65710LVMP
Its square design and longer side brushes reach tricky corners easily for a more thorough cleaning. It can also memorise obstacles in a room!
Best Top Load Washing Machine:
LG Washing Machine With Warm Wash WFT1181DD
Its large capacity can handle big, bulky items like comforters and curtains, and it eliminates hard stains and allergens more effectively with warm water.
Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner (Dry And Wet):
IRobot Braava 380t Floor Mopping Robot
With a unique Pro-Clean system with dry and damp mop modes, this robot uses removable cleaning cloths to rid your home of dust, dirt and grime.
Best Front Load Washing Machine:
Samsung Front Load Washer with AddWash WW12K8412OW
A revolutionary washing machine that lets you add a forgotten item via a small access door even after the cycle has started!
Best Air Purifier:
Novita PuriClean Air Purifier NAP610
Breathe in cleaner air with this smart, energy-saving purifier that filters out allergens and germs in your environment such as haze and smoke particles.
Best 2-in-1 Washer Dryer:
Electrolux 8 Kg Front Load Washer Dryer EWW12842
This energy-, space- and time-saving washer cum dryer lets you adjust the wash timing and preferred dryness level for optimally clean clothes.
Best Standing Fan:
Dyson Pure Cool Link
Conveniently schedule this fan and air purifier that removes 99.95 per cent of pollutants to run at specific times and track your home’s air quality via an inventive smartphone app.
Electrolux 8 KG Heat Pump Condenser Dryer EDH3786GDW
Make laundry less of a chore with unique automatic programmes that are gentle on even your most delicate items. This smart energysaving dryer stops at optimal moisture levels to prevent over-drying.
Best 2-In-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner:
Dyson V8 Fluffy
Easily alternate between the handheld and stick mode to suit your cleaning needs, and make use of its range of attachable tools like a crevice tool for a more thorough, targeted cleaning, while a special HEPA filter seals in fine particles.
Best 3-In-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner:
Philips PowerPro Aqua Vacuum Cleaner And Mopping System FC6404/01
Vacuum and mop up all kinds of daily messes with this all-in-one bagless device that comes with a detachable handheld option.
Philips PerfectCare Azur Steam Iron GC4928/30
Flaunt crease-free outfits in less time, thanks to an innovative OptimalTemp technology that auto-adjusts the temperature. Suitable on almost all fabrics!
Best Window Vacuum Cleaner:
Karcher Window Cleaner WV75 Plus
Keep your window panes and mirrors streak-free with this cordless, battery-operated cleaner that cleans glass surfaces in no time.
Most Innovative Ironing System:
Miele FashionMaster B 2826
Take the strain off your back with a convenient two-step setup and lifting mechanism that brings the ironing table to the most comfortable height for you.
Most Innovative Garment Steamer:
LG Styler S3WERB
Refresh, dewrinkle and sanitise clothes, towels and soft toys with gentle, deeppenetrating steam in this futuristic machine that works to reduce various odours.
CLEANING TOOLS AND DETERGENT
Best Kitchen Towels:
Scott Kitchen Roll Towels
These strong, absorbent paper towels easily and quickly remove grease from your kitchen surfaces and absorb excess oil from food. Best Kitchen Towels:
Best Laundry Powder (Top Load):
Topload Spin Laundry Powder Detergent (Colour Care)
Brightens up your fabrics with colour enhancing technology, as well as protects your clothes from harmful UV rays.
Best Toilet Roll:
Kleenex Ultrasoft Toilet Tissue (Now called “Clean Care”, pictured)
Made with the highest quality virgin fibres, enjoy the ultimate combination of hygiene and unbelievable softness.
Best Laundry Powder (Front Load):
Top Super Low Suds Powder Detergent (Anti-Bacterial)
This stain- and odour-removing powder detergent generates light foam that’s gentle on your clothes and easier to rinse.
Best Toilet Roll (EcoFriendly):
Cloversoft 3-Ply Unbleached Bamboo Tissues
Made with sustainably sourced bamboo pulp, these highly absorbent tissues are non-toxic and antibacterial, making them suitable for sensitive skins.
Best MultiPurpose Cleaner:
Dettol 4-in-1 Citrus Disinfectant Multi Surface Cleaner
Remove stains, brighten surfaces and even give your home a fresh citrus fragrance with this cleaner.
Best Fabric Softener:
Downy AntiBac Concentrate Fabric Conditioner
Effectively remove lingering bad smells and make your clothes softer to the touch with this fabric conditioner that’s suitable for both front- and top-loaders.
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