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Whether it’s the latest air fryer or a new vacuum cleaner, the team at BTTR is committed to helping you choose the right product by thoroughly testing and reviewing the latest appliances.

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1 Instant Pot Pro Plus 5.7L on a benchtop
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Instant Pot Pro Plus 5.7L review

After weeks of testing, we finally have a verdict on the Instant Pot Pro Plus 5.7L for our review, and it’s not what we expected.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8
Not for everybody
The Instant Pot Pro Plus is a beloved cooking appliance, but its safety restrictions mean it’s not a great fit for every kitchen, including mine.
Design
8.5
Performance
7.5
PROS:
  • Well built, stylish design
  • Silicon handles on inner pot
  • Integrated slots for standing the lid
CONS:
  • Placement is really restricted
  • App isn’t overly useful
  • Cooking results vary
Hall of Fame 2 Ninja XXXL FlexDrawer AF5000 Hall of fame badge
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Ninja XXXL FlexDrawer Air Fryer AF500 review

We review the Ninja XXXL FlexDrawer AF500: A large, powerful air fryer that can feed the whole family or just cook up side dishes easily.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.8
Giant appliance, giant performance
The Ninja XXXL FlexDrawer air fryer is huge, but it can also easily cook a meal for the whole family, making it perfect for larger kitchens.
Design
9.5
Performance
10
PROS:
  • Easy controls
  • Versatile cooking modes
  • Cook in two separate zones or one Megazone depending on the meal
CONS:
  • 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
Editor choice 3 The Ninja Woodfire smoking on a table
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Ninja Woodfire electric grill review

We smoked, dehydrated, grilled, air fried and roasted twice a week for a month to review the Ninja Woodfire outdoor grill. We loved it.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.5
Smokin'!
Ninja’s outdoor grill is one of the most versatile on the market, though it’s too small to manage a whole meal in a single session.
Design
9
Performance
10
PROS:
  • So many cooking modes
  • Smoking function adds flavour
  • Easy to use and clean
CONS:
  • Small footprint means you need to cook in batches
  • Woodfire pellets aren’t cheap
  • Electric grill requires a powerpoint
4 The Dreame L20 Ultra vacuuming in a darkened room with the headlights on
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Dreame L20 Ultra robot vacuum review

The Dreame L20 Ultra was one of the best robot vacuums we’ve reviewed, until some hair ripped the main brush to shreds.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9
Dreame-ing of a cleaner home
The Dreame L20 Ultra is an exceptional home cleaning robot, with intelligent sensors, powerful suction and great battery life, let down by a fragile main brush.
Design
8.5
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Powerful suction
  • Impressive battery life
  • Flawless object avoidance
CONS:
  • Main brush is fragile
  • Need to empty dirty water tank
  • Slower compared to rivals
Hall of Fame 5 KitchenAid K400 blending a strawberry smoothie
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KitchenAid K400 blender review

The Kitchenaid K400 is a powerful blender that’s easy to use and easy to clean.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.8
Powerful blending for delicious smoothies
The KitchenAid K400 is a powerful, versatile blender that chops down everything well.
Design
10
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Stylish design in a range of colours
  • Easy to clean
  • SImple controls, but powerful options
CONS:
  • Hard to get good consistency when lightly chopping
  • Fairly bulky
Editor choice 6 Shark Cordless Detect Pro vacuuming carpet
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Shark Cordless Detect Pro review

The Shark Cordless Detect Pro packs incredible cleaning performance into a remarkably small and stylish body, but battery life could be better.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.3
Compact cleaning machine
The Shark Cordless Detect Pro packs incredible cleaning performance into a remarkably small and stylish body, but battery life could be better.
Design
9.5
Performace
9
PROS:
  • Great suction
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Sensors make cleaning easier
CONS:
  • Battery life underwhelming
  • Only one bracket, but 4 attachments
  • Base doesn’t use HEPA-sealed bags
Editor choice 7 The Ninja Blast in forest green being held in hand in a kitchen.
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Ninja Blast portable blender review

The Ninja Blast lets you take your smoothie making on the go, with solid battery life and plenty of power for most blended beverages.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.3
Ninja Blast portable blender review: Portable flavour
The Ninja Blast lets you take your smoothie (and cocktail) making on the go, with solid battery life and plenty of power for most blended beverages.
Design
9.5
Performance
9.1
PROS:
  • Powerful for a battery powered blender
  • Easy to clean
  • Good battery life
  • Fits in a car cup holder
CONS:
  • Blades exposed when cup detached
  • Only single-serve cup size
  • Not powerful enough to easily break down fibrous greens
Editor choice 8 Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni review
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Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni review

New review: Almost perfect on paper, the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni is great at cleaning but isn’t quite the ultimate hands-free cleaner.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.5
Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni review: Almost the Holy Grail
Practically perfect on paper, the Ecovacs Deebot X2 Omni is great at cleaning but needs a few software improvements to become the ultimate hands-free cleaning robot.
Design
9.5
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Incredible obstacle avoidance
  • Powerful suction and cleaning
  • Stylish square design
CONS:
  • Mop lift not high enough to avoid rubbing on carpet
  • Software mops toilet before vacuuming bedroom carpets
  • Customising map in app is a bit fiddly
9 Ecovacs Deebot N10 Plus review
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Ecovacs Deebot N10 Plus review

We review the Ecovacs Deebot N10 Plus, an entry-level robot vacuum with powerful suction, amazing battery life and a self-emptying base.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8.8
Ecovacs Deebot N10 Plus review
The Ecovacs Deebot N10 Plus is a really strong entry-level robot vacuum with some considerable quirks.
Design
8.5
Performance
9
PROS:
  • Incredible suction
  • Amazing battery life
  • Self-empties so you don’t need to touch it
CONS:
  • Obstacle avoidance isn’t strong
  • Mapping had some quirks
  • Doesn’t intelligently self-empty
Editor choice 10 Tineco Floor One S7 Pro ready to go for our review
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Tineco Floor One S7 Pro review

We review the Tineco Floor One S7 Pro, a combo vacuum and mop that cleans floors effortlessly, but then you need to clean it after every use.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.5
Tineco Floor One S7 Pro review: A solid all-in-one floor appliance
The Tineco Floor One S7 Pro does a great job of cleaning your floors, though you still need to clean the appliance after every use.
Design
9.5
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Effortlessly vacuums and mops your floors
  • Easy to push around your home
  • Front LEDs highlight places to clean
  • Large LCD offers simple controls
CONS:
  • Needs to be cleaned after every use
  • Too big to get under furniture
  • Can’t clean carpets
11 The Samsung bespoke Washer in a laundry
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Samsung Bespoke washing machine hands-on review

We managed to get some hands on time with the Samsung Bespoke washer, and here’s our first-look review of the appliance.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
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12 The Samsung Bespoke AirDresser set up next to a bed
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Samsung AirDresser Hands-on review

Samsung recently gave BTTR the opportunity to go hands-on with its Bespoke AirDresser appliance, and here’s our first impressions review.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
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Editor choice 13 The Samsung AX46 set up in my home for this review
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Samsung Versatile Plus AX46 Air Purifier review

Our review of the Samsung Versatile Plus AX46 air purifier finds it’s a big and bulky unit that does an great job of cleaning air quietly.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.5
Samsung Versatile Plus AX46 Air Purifier review: A breath of fresh air
Big and bulky, the Samsung Versatile Plus AX46 air purifier is designed to clean the air in large rooms and homes, and is impressively quiet and discreet about the entire process.
Design
9.5
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Easy to use
  • Powerful fan moves air quickly
  • SmartThings control offers automation options
  • Doesn’t use to much electricity
CONS:
  • Big and bulky
  • Size means it won’t suit everyone
  • Easy to miss setup steps
Editor choice 14 Close up of the De'Longhi Eletta Explore
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De’Longhi Eletta Explore review

The De’Longhi Eletta Explore is an impressively versatile automatic coffee machine, capable of creating a variety of coffees with ease.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.5
De'Longhi Eletta Explore review: Deliciously versatile
The Eletta Explore can make over 50 different types of coffee with a few presses of its touchscreen. It’s pricey, but a great choice for coffee lovers.
Design
9.5
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • So easy to use
  • Mostly dishwasher safe, so it’s simple to clean
  • Can make hot and cold drinks, plus cold brew
  • Coffee tastes great
CONS:
  • Two milk carafes take up a fair amount of space
  • It’s bulky, maybe too big for smaller kitchens
15 Tineco iFloor 2 review
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Tineco iFloor 2 review

The Tineco iFloor 2 is incredibly simple to use, easy to move around, and leaves your floors looking and smelling fresh and clean.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8
Tineco iFloor 2 review: Compact and efficient clean
If you have a smaller home or apartment with predominantly hard floors, the iFloor 2 is a good option for making your cleaning routine easier.
Design
8
Performance
8
PROS:
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Good cleaning performance
  • Reasonable battery life
CONS:
  • Cleaning the appliance takes almost as long as cleaning the house
  • Little difference with spot clean function
  • Charging cable just hangs when not being used
Editor choice 16 The Tineco Carpet One Pro will keep you carpets clean with minimal effort
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Tineco Carpet One Pro review

We review the Tineco Carpet One Pro carpet cleaner, turning our gross carpets into soft, fresh-smelling floors in the process.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.3
Tineco Carpet One Pro review: Soft, fresh carpets with minimal effort
Say goodbye to dirty carpets and occasional steam cleans with this incredibly efficient and impressive carpet cleaner.
Design
9
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Incredibly simple to use
  • Carpets look, feel and smell fresh
  • Leaves carpets dry enough to walk on
CONS:
  • Fairly expensive
  • Accessory attachment lacks smart functionality
Editor choice 17 Tineco Floor One S5 Pro review
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Tineco Floor One S5 Pro review

The Tineco One S5 Pro will vacuum and mop your floors simultaneously, leaving them streak-free and clean as we found in our review.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
9.3
Tineco Floor One S5 Pro review: Vacuum and mop hard floors easily
While the Tineco One S5 Pro makes keeping hard floors clean easy, you will have to spend some of that saved time cleaning the appliance itself.
Design
9
Performance
9.5
PROS:
  • Cleans hard floors really well
  • Clear LCD screen and voice notifications
  • Easy to use
CONS:
  • Cant reach under furniture
  • App pairing needs fixing
  • Maintenance of appliance requires a fair amount of effort.
18 Samsung Bespoke Jet Elite Extra review
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Samsung Bespoke Jet Elite Extra stick vacuum review

The Bespoke Jet Elite Extra from Samsung looks amazing, but our review shows that the design doesn’t make this solid vacuum perform better.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8.5
Samsung Bespoke Jet Elite Extra stick vacuum review
The Bespoke Jet Elite Extra stick vacuum cleaner from Samsung is immaculately designed to a point that it gets in the way of performance.
Design
8
Performance
9
PROS:
  • Sleek design
  • Base station means no dust escapes
  • Powerful suction on Jet mode
CONS:
  • Design favours style over usability
  • Battery life isn’t fantastic
  • Power mop feature underwhelms
19 Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus review - vacuum on the base station
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Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus review

With strong suction and intelligent mapping, the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus is an impressive robot vacuum, with some design challenges.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8.3
Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus review: A solid vacuum with an abundance of features
With strong suction and intelligent mapping, the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Plus is an impressive robot vacuum, with some design challenges.
Design
8
Performance
8.5
PROS:
  • Stylish design will fit any home
  • Good vacuum performance
  • Good obstacle avoidance and mapping
CONS:
  • Need to swap between mop and vacuum to clean carpets
  • “Okay Yiko” voice activation struggles with Aussie accent
  • Ongoing costs for replacement bags
20 ecovacs deebot n8 review
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Ecovacs Deebot N8 review

The Deebot N8 is fairly basic as far as robot vacuum cleaners go, but if you can pick it up on sale, it will be a welcome addition to your home.
Reviewed by Nick Broughall
8.5
Ecovacs Deebot N8 review: Basic but solid
The Deebot N8 is fairly basic as far as robot vacuum cleaners go, but if you can pick it up at a discounted price, it will be a welcome addition to your home.
Design
9
Performance
8
PROS:
  • Easy to use
  • Cleans well
  • Alexa and Google Assistant controls
CONS:
  • Tends to get stuck
  • Requires regular manual emptying
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    Nick is the founder and editor of BTTR. He is an award winning product reviewer, who has spent the last 20 years writing, editing and publishing technology and consumer content for brands like Finder, Gizmodo and TechRadar.

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