Stick vacuums are a fantastic resource to help you keep your house clean. They are small, lightweight, and easy to use. Available in all shapes and sizes and, depending on your needs, you can find a high quality inexpensive option that will do a great job.
Generally speaking, all stick vacuums fall into one of three categories. The first category is your entry-level stick vacuums. These stick vacuums work best on hardwood floor and low pile carpet. They are lightweight, and will do an adequate job picking up a spill, or for a quick vacuum. They are inexpensive, usually coming in under £40.
The second category of stick vacuums has all the qualities of the first, but is also able to vacuum well on thicker carpet. This takes a lot more suction power, and requires …
From fruity treats and fairy cakes to tempting tray bakes and crowd-pleasing three-tier cakes, Aldi is making baking easier than ever with its new Summer Baking range, available in stores and online on 27th August.
Budding bakers can create the perfect cake with a Classic Stand Mixer (£64.99), including a six-speed rotary control with a balloon whisk, beater and dough hook. With four colours to choose from, it should hopefully fit in with most of your colour scheems.
Aldi’s Sweet Treat Maker (£19.99) will take the stress out of whipping up homemade goodies. Choose from teacake maker, mini pancake maker or waffle maker. Featuring automatic temperature control, an auto-lock clip and cord-wrap for compact, upright storage, this great-value gadget (see pic below) will leave bakers tucking in to tasty treats in no time.
With a …
Couldn’t resist sharing this one with you! Even though I’m tone deaf (apparently!) I love karaoke, though I don’t fancy a big bulky box, so this Lucky Voice kit is the business.
Lucky Voice, the company behind the kit is ramping up the festive spirit this Black Friday, slashing the prices of an array of at-home Karaoke Kits by up to 33%.
The at-home Karaoke Kits – are perfect for getting the party started and remind me of when we first got Wii Dance…everyone was queuing up to have a go. The microphone comes in a host of fun colours (from hot pink to electric blue). I have the pink cos I am girly. They are usually priced at £50, going up to £60 for the gold version. This year however, Christmas is coming early …
Wow, this VQ Retro Mk II radio is just gorgeous, a great gift idea or just a beautiful piece of tech that will look stunning in your home.
Currently the radio and rechargeable battery pack are a steal at £89.99 at Sainsbury’s stores – this bundle is usually a minimum of £120 so a decent saving, the battery pack which makes it portable alone being around £20 – £30. Check out PriceSpy to confirm.
As well as being a DAB radio, it’s a handy and stylish docking station with …
So I rarely write about one off bargains, but this caught my eye.
Weighing less than 5kg, this ultra-lightweight bagless vacuum cleaner from Vax is really easy to carry around the house, so you’ll have the cleaning done in no time. Clever multi-cyclonic technology separates dirt and dust from air which helps to create powerful suction on both carpets and hard floors – giving your surfaces an effective clean. It comes with a range of attachments, including the Turbo Tool which is designed to pick up stubborn dirt and hairs from hard to reach areas – so it’s great if you keep pets.
This offer will run on AO.com on a when its gone basis.…
As a woman who gets lost in her home town, I concur that there is nothing worse than being lost – especially if you have a car full of tired kids or bags of shopping defrosting in the boot. No matter where you are, one way to make sure this does not happen and you find the quickest way home – is a trusty satnav.
Well I have one inbuilt in my car, but if you don’t take a look at Navmii – a FREE smart navigation and traffic app for iOS and Android. The Navmii app does not cost a penny, but the real savings come in the shape of its offline maps. The navigation function works perfectly offline, even in the middle of nowhere, directing you to your destination without gobbling up expensive …
Epson’s new EcoTank range of printers/scanner/copiers says goodbye to expensive cartridges and instead you use refillable ink tank technology. Now this is music to my ears, especially when the cartridges for our Kyocera printer cost around £400, and Ecotank inks cost less than £10 a colour.
The printer costs from £153 for the basic model to £350 for the ET-4550 which I tested out. There is also a model that prints up to A3 pages, but that’s not usual is it really? The ET-4550 comes with eight ink bottles that should last two years! You don’t waste ink – or money – with individual inks, as you only replace the colour used, and with the 8 bottles supplied, I should be able to print 11,000 pages. With the bottles coming in under £10 each, there …
I have a rather pricy Surface (great birthday present), but I don’t want to spend that much on a tablet for the kids.
So when I heard about Venturer tablets coming in at less than £150, I got a little excited. But when I heard that they were survived undamaged in a drop test, I got more excited. There were tested alongside the Surface 3, Lenovo and Asus devices at heights of 0.7m and 1.2m in a factory drop test which involves dropping the same device on at least 6 different sides and corners. The only tablets that passed at 1.2M were the Venturer ones. Let’s just say we’re a clumsy family, so maybe a good solution for us!
How many times have you been on holiday and wanted to message or send pictures to your loved ones while out, but had to wait until you find WiFi to do so? Or worse – how often have you come home to an outrageous bill from your network provider for the roaming charges your kids racked up on holiday? Well, those days are over thanks to ChatSim, the world’s first ‘instant messaging mobile operator’. People can send unlimited messages and emojis for free on their chat apps as soon as they land, so you can be sure the children won’t moan that there’s no WiFi to message their mates – they can just get cracking!
It’s £8 for the SIM, and another £8 for the unlimited messages and emojis for a year, which is …
2016 means green in our house. We have a hybrid car and just fitted solar panels. While it’s great to save the environment, we also like to save money too.
I have been looking into and have tried a couple of smart thermostats recently, and liked the ability to control my heating remotely, so I decided to share my research with you in this list.
I have researched Netatmo, Nest, momit and tado (pronounced tardough). All four systems are more intelligent than traditional thermostats, as they allow you to control your heating remotely via an app on your smartphone or tablet.
I looked into several criteria that I wanted in a thermostat and then ranked the devices per criteria. It’s not scientific, but it may help you make a decision.
These products are developed …