Christmas gifts of the day: Small appliances

Selection of small appliances | H is for Home

It used to be that small appliances were not at all welcome as Christmas presents. We’ve all heard the jokes about husbands buying their wives irons and vacuum cleaners. All that has changed. I for one would be more than happy with a robot vacuum cleaner; I’d immediately entrust it with picking up all the post-Christmas debris.

Equally, I’d be in heaven waking up to the smell of freshly baking bread and brewed coffee. These are smile appliances, not small appliances! 😉 

  1. iRobot roomba980 robot vacuum cleaner: £749.97, Appliances Direct
  2. De’Longhi Eletta Plus ECAM44.620.S bean to cup coffee machine – black / silver: £434, ao.com
  3. ART29601 7-bottle wine cooler: £189, MyAppliances
  4. Kenwood Premier Chef XL KMM715 stand mixer: £349.99, Currys
  5. Sage by Heston Blumenthal the Nutri Juicer – silver: £132, Amazon
  6. Cuisinart ICE30BCU ice cream maker, silver: £64.99, John Lewis
  7. SD-ZB2502BXC Breadmaker: £160.99, Panasonic

Wednesday Wish: Numatic vacuum cleaner

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Collection of different models of Numatic vacuum cleaners

It’s never easy keeping our home clean, we’re constantly in & out – coming through the door with muddy boots & paws. We’ve been trying extra hard to keep our new wooden floors… well… new-looking!

We currently have two vacs – an orange Hoover from the 1960s/70s which blows more dust than it picks up and another bagless one with little suction that needs constant emptying – they make an unenjoyable job even worse!

What I’d really like is a Numatic vacuum cleaner. There’s a whole family of them to choose from – each with a different specialism. Red Henry is the most famous but I think I’m going for Harry. He’s specially designed for ‘pet loving’ people – a euphemism, I think, for homes that may have pet hair & odour issues! 😉