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5 quality kitchen appliances that make the perfect gift

By Rachel Wallace

When it comes to marking special events in life — be they engagements, weddings, birthdays or housewarmings — there is no more useful or well received gift than a quality kitchen appliance.

The last thing you want to do is gift a friend or family member a low-quality product. However, it can be hard to know if you’re choosing something that will last.

The kitchen is the heart of the home — a great gift can make it even more special. Picture: Getty

If you’re trying to parse the difference between products keep in mind three things — functionality; brand; and price. Things to keep in mind include:

  • An appliance should solve a specific need in an efficient and effective way.
  • Brands matter — they developer a reputation over time for consistently quality products.
  • Paying a little bit more can mean higher quality materials and better craftsmanship.

So, we’ve selected five premium kitchen appliances that tick all the quality boxes and make the perfect gift for any special occasion.

1. Soda and sparking water maker

Soda makers are one of the most popular gifts on the market — and it’s not hard to see why.

They’re super easy to use, take up minimal kitchen bench space (a win for anyone with a small home) and, of course, create fresh fizzy water in moments.


Philips GoZero Soda & Sparkling Water Maker. Picture: Myer

The Philips GoZero Soda Maker is the perfect appliance for making a homemade soft drink, whipping up a summer spritz or adding a touch of sparkling water class to your dinner parties.

It also comes with a two-year warranty.

2. Nutribullet

Sure, a Nutribullet makes delicious juices and smoothies — but that’s just the start.

Their versatility makes them a great gift for anyone who considers themselves a bit of a whiz in the kitchen and likes cooking up a storm.


Whiz up fresh juice, sauces and soups in the versatile Nurtibullet. Picture: Myer

Nutribullet are great for mixing up soups, sauces, dressings, dips, purees, cocktails — we could go on!

Plus, the brand is well known for its reliability, durability and affordability.

3. Coffee machine

For anyone who loves a cup of o’ joe in the morning, a coffee maker is the present that can’t go wrong.


The Philips 2200S Classic Full Auto Expresso Black can be customised for everyone in the household. Picture: Myer

The Philips 2200S Classic Full Auto Expresso Black is not only easy to use, it also makes customised espresso from freshly ground beans. That means everyone in the household can set the preferences to their specific taste. It’s also fully automated and hands free, plus comes with a two-year warranty.

4. Toaster

A toaster is just a toaster, right? Sure, but there’s one factor we haven’t covered yet: style!

Smeg’s range of 1950s-style toasters not only boast a cool retro design, but they come in a wide array of colours, like cream and pastel green.


The Smeg four slicer toaster is the perfect gift for the stylish friend in your life. Picture: Myer

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone about to start a family, best go with the four slice option.

5. Air fryer

In case you haven’t heard, air fryers are all the rage right now. More than simply a mini-oven, air fryers are healthier than deep frying and faster than an oven.

They’re very versatile — you can cook anything from hot snacks to a whole roast chicken for family dinners.


Cook everything from snacks and veggies to a whole roast chicken in the Phillips XXL Air Fryer. Picture: Myer

Hot tip: If you’re looking to cook big dishes, it’s best to go with something like the Philips Premium XXL Airfryer. It has a 1.4kg capacity, which is perfect for cooking a big roast dinner.


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