The BTTR Hall of Fame
Good products are sold every day.
Great products make the Hall of Fame.
We review a lot of products here at BTTR.
One thing we’ve discovered over the years of testing the latest gadgets and appliances is that there is a big difference between a good product and a great product.
A good product does the job you expect it to. It accomplishes its task with a minimum of fuss. There is nothing wrong with buying a good product.
We want to celebrate the great
The reason BTTR exists is to help Australians buy better. And one of the ways we hope to do that is to highlight the truly great products that we get to review.
And that is why we have launched the Hall of Fame.
The BTTR Hall of Fame is a badge of honour, only awarded to the best of the best products we have tested ourselves.
To receive the Hall of Fame award, a product needs to score above 9.5 out of 10. That means it must score a perfect 10 for either its Design or Performance score, and either a 9.5 or a 10 for the other rating pillar.
If you see a product wearing the Hall of Fame badge, you know that it has exceeded our expectations. You can buy it with absolute confidence.
2024 Hall of Fame winners
Ninja XXXL FlexDrawer AF500 Air Fryer
- Easy controls
- Versatile cooking modes
- Cook in two separate zones or one Megazone depending on the meal
- Bulky and not designed to be moved
- Need to clean the whole drawer even if you only use one zone
- Cooking guidance is a bit too specific
The XXXL FlexDrawer AF500 Air Fryer from Ninja is a large and bulky appliance that is probably too big to fit in a lot of smaller kitchens.
But that size means it can cook a lot in one go. It has a 10.4 L capacity, which is conveniently separated into two 5.2 L compartments within the larger drawer.
It effortlessly air fries, bakes, roasts, proofs, reheats and keeps food warm, and unlike me, can do two things at once.
If you’re looking for a large air fryer to take some of the hassle out of cooking, then the AF500 fits the bill perfectly.
- Lightning fast performance
- Truly magnificent camera
- Best screen on a phone
- Strong battery life
- AI functionality is typically buried in menus
- Quite heavy
Samsung received our very first Hall of Fame award for the Galaxy S23 Ultra last year, but this year’s model is better across the board.
From the speed of performance to the incredible camera and the long-lasting battery life, there’s so much to love about this the Galaxy S24 Ultra.
The much-promoted AI functionality is still inits infancy, and is probably buried a bit too deep in menus to be really useful, but that actually doesn’t detract from the overall experience.
If you need a new smartphone and money is no object, this is the best you can get right now.
- Stylish design in a range of colours
- Easy to clean
- SImple controls, but powerful options
- Hard to get good consistency when lightly chopping
- Fairly bulky
The K400 variable speed blender from KitchenAid isn’t a new product in 2024, but we’ve been using it for a few months and it is exceptional at what it does.
You get a power benchtop blender with a huge 1.7 L jug, 5-speed settings plus dedicated modes for crushing ice, making icy drinks and blending smoothies.
It’s easy to clean and looks fantastic. If you need a blender, this is a fantastic option.