Consumer watchdog reveals the items you must buy and avoid from Kmart

Over the past few years, Australian retailer Kmart has surprised customers everywhere with its on-trend and affordable range of stylish household appliances.

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And although many of the items in the store have become cult classics, not all top performers, according to the experts from the consumer organization CHOICE.

They recently viewed a number of articles, including a $ 89 coffee maker to see how well they stacked up against more expensive brands.

While a $ 59 digital blender beat another $ 2200, the organization also revealed that an oil heater of $ 55 performed so poorly that it was compared to a & # 39; warm door stop & # 39 ;.

Over the past few years, Australian retailer Kmart has seduced shoppers everywhere with its on-trend and affordable range of stylish household appliances and devices (file image)

Over the past few years, Australian retailer Kmart has seduced shoppers everywhere with its on-trend and affordable range of stylish household appliances and devices (file image)

What are the Kmart items you need to buy?

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The Anko coffee maker: $ 89

The Anko coffee machine, priced at $ 89 (photo), was declared an item worth buying by the consumer watchdog

The Anko coffee machine, priced at $ 89 (photo), was declared an item worth buying by the consumer watchdog

The Anko coffee machine, priced at $ 89 (photo), was declared an item worth buying by the consumer watchdog

According to CHOICE, a Kmart coffee machine, priced at $ 89, is worth one item to add to your home.

The machine has been tested on how well it yielded tasty coffee and how hot the drinks were. It has passed both tests with flying colors.

Although it was noted that the machine & # 39; a bit awkward to use & # 39; compared to others, the device was recommended as a must-buy item for its affordable price.

Verdict: Wed.buy a third party

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The Anko 3 in 1 Box: $ 149

The Anko 3 in 1 Box, priced at $ 149, (photo) got the checkmark from the consumer watchdog

The Anko 3 in 1 Box, priced at $ 149, (photo) got the checkmark from the consumer watchdog

The Anko 3 in 1 Box, priced at $ 149, (photo) got the checkmark from the consumer watchdog

The 3-in-1 Box from Kmart is not only well priced at $ 149, but the item also performed well during testing.

The consumer watchdog explained that he could not test the box according to Australian standards (since there are no boxes), but he could perform tests using international standards and internal methods.

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It said these methods were based on existing Australian safety standards for other baby products.

The box also received an approval certificate for displaying a locked gate that put an end to getting on and off of toddlers.

Verdict: worth buying

The Active & Co 45.5 cm soft hand luggage case: $ 49

CHOICE stated this soft hand luggage case, priced at $ 49, a travel item that was worth buying

CHOICE stated this soft hand luggage case, priced at $ 49, a travel item that was worth buying

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CHOICE stated this soft hand luggage case, priced at $ 49, a travel item that was worth buying

When it comes to purchasing a suitcase, spending more does not necessarily mean that the product can withstand the rigors of travel.

CHOICE revealed Kmart & # 39; s Active & Co 45.5 cm soft carry-on, priced at $ 49, scored 100 percent in the & # 39; lift and drop & # 39; test, 94 percent in the puncture test and 86 percent overall.

The case became & # 39; up there with much more expensive products & # 39; stated and turned out to be better than a brand that was priced at over $ 500.

Verdict: worth buying

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Fleecy Anko electric blanket: $ 55

This woolly electric blanket from Kmart, priced at $ 55, (photo), was rated as a best performing item with testers who stated that it offers an excellent value for money.

This woolly electric blanket from Kmart, priced at $ 55, (photo), was rated as a best performing item with testers who stated that it offers an excellent value for money.

This woolly electric blanket from Kmart, priced at $ 55, (photo), was rated as a best performing item with testers who stated that it offers an excellent value for money.

There is nothing worse in the winter than jumping into an ice cold bed, therefore an electric blanket is a must.

A version of Kmart produced under its Anko label and priced at $ 55 received an 80 percent performance score from the organization's testers.

Although the brand of brand names seemed to be twice as expensive, testers said it lacked certain features, such as an extra warm foot zone, programmable settings, and a timer setting.

Verdict: worth buying

Home & Co 1.5L Digital Blender: $ 59

A digital blender is a handy all-purpose kitchen item that combines a blender, juice and food processor.

And although these devices often come with hefty price tags, Kmart & # 39; s Home & Co 1.5L digital blender, priced at $ 59, turned out to be a winner.

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The item received a stunningly high 90 percent for the overall performance.

& # 39; It has certainly blinded part of the (more expensive) competition, surpassing even a $ 2200 model & # 39 ;, the experts said.

Verdict: worth buying

What are the Kmart items that you can best avoid?

Anko electric oil heater: $ 55

CHOICE declared this $ 55 heater (pictured) barely more effective than a & # 39; warm door stop & # 39;
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CHOICE declared this $ 55 heater (pictured) barely more effective than a & # 39; warm door stop & # 39;

CHOICE declared this $ 55 heater (pictured) barely more effective than a & # 39; warm door stop & # 39;

With so many heaters on the market, it can be difficult to find a model that heats the house but does not cost the earth to run.

And although Kmart has an extensive range, it turned out that the store's electric oil heater, priced at $ 55, is not a device worth considering.

According to CHOICE, the review director stated that the product & # 39; almost a warm door stop & # 39; was and expanded his & # 39; commerations & # 39; forward to everyone who has bought it.

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Testers revealed that the heating took almost an hour to raise the temperature by 5 degrees and said it was not possible to raise the temperature higher than 10 degrees Celsius.

The device scored only 38 percent for its heating capacity and 48 percent in general.

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Verdict: the best thing to avoid

10 ft Trampoline & Steelflex Pro housing combination: $ 159

CHOICE said that this trampoline, priced at $ 159, was not an item that parents would recommend to buy

CHOICE said that this trampoline, priced at $ 159, was not an item that parents would recommend to buy

CHOICE said that this trampoline, priced at $ 159, was not an item that parents would recommend to buy

Although this Kmmp trampoline set, priced at $ 159, offers significant savings, it is not an item that CHOICE recommends to purchase parents.

Although it does offer a number of safety features in the form of a net housing system, the consumer watchdog said it failed in four major safety tests.

The item received a score of just 20 percent for the overall performance.

Verdict: the best thing to avoid

70 cm case for a hard case: $ 55

While the organization was only too happy to recommend Kmart's soft hand luggage, this did not produce the same cheerful reviews for the store's hard-case suitcase.

The CHOICE report stated that luggage, hard or soft, & # 39; had taken its course & # 39 ;. The testing involved showering the items in water and dropping them from a height.

It found the 70cm hard case, priced at $ 55, completely failed the & # 39; drop test & # 39 ;, and after it was dropped also sustained significant damage.

Verdict: the best thing to avoid

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