The Top 100 Food Bloggers You Need To Check Out

When you’re looking to try something different in the kitchen, it helps to have some inspiration. Food bloggers have made a big impact on home cooking, encouraging people to get cozy in their kitchens again.  

While we are known as Perth’s oven repair experts, cooking isn’t part of our core expertise! After exploring the blossoming food blogging scene, we’re delighted to be able to introduce you to some of the most delicious food blogs on the internet.

We provide plenty of food envy by looking at the best food blogs that you should follow.

Click through to discover Top 100 Food Bloggers with the brightest and best food blogs.


1. Phoodie


Phoodie, a wife mother and dedicated food blogger, discovered her passion for culinary delights at the tender age of 3. Ever since her toddler years, Phoodie has been baking, cooking and writing recipes that explore her Lebanese and Greek routes. Though she studies Interior Design and Architecture throughout her academic life, Phoodie always knew that food is where she would “end up”.

Today, her blog is a hub for anyone with a passion food, where you can find cooking tips, delicious recipes, and pictures to make your mouth water. Phoodie is also a regular contributor to the largest Women’s website in Australia, Mamamia.

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2. Emma Galloway

Emma Galloway

Emma Galloway is the creative mind behind “My Darling Lemon Thyme”, a food-obsessed corner of the internet where people with a love for flavour can thrive. Emma grew up in a vegetarian family that loved and appreciated nature. She learned how to grow her own organic foods over the years, and after she left school, Emma trained to be a chef, predominantly specialising in pastry stores around Australia and New Zealand.

When Emma started her website back in 2010, she saw it as a way of sharing her delicious, vegetarian, and gluten-free foods with the world. You can also find plenty of tips on organic gardening here too!

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3. Sarah Kieffer

Sarah Kieffer

Sarah Kieffer is the passionate author of the Vanilla Bean blog, a charming website where visitors can find delightful photographs, baking recipes, and plenty of fun and friendly musings. Sarah has always found comfort and relaxation in the act of baking, and she created her website as a way of sharing some of that tranquility with the masses.

Sarah lives surrounded by nature in Minneapolis Minnesota, where she lives as a mum and dedicated baker with her two children. You’re sure to love every moment on this soulful blog about heart-warming food.

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4. Mayssam


Mayssam defines food as her “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder”. Born and raised in Lebanon, the author of the “Will Travel for Food” blog lived in New York City for a while, until she finally decided to settle down in Montreal. She’s worked as an interior designer, caterer, and graphic artist throughout the years, and brings her unique experiences into her discussions about travel and food.

If you’re looking for a blog that will help you to explore the world and discover new tastes from the comfort of your own home, then you’re sure to find everything you need with Mayssam and her wonderful corner of the internet.

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5. Maureen Abood

Maureen Abood

Maureen Abood specialises in mouth-watering Lebanese recipes, which she shares frequently on her blog alongside stunning pictures and everyday musings. Maureen is a writer by trade, who has had her work published in some high-level places, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.

After a difficult period in her life, Maureen decided to pack up her life and move to San Francisco, where she began culinary school. Since then, she’s been writing, cooking, and sharing her experiences on her blog for the world to enjoy. Maureen is even a published author, with her very own cooking book inspired by classic Lebanese recipes.

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6. George Graham

George Graham

George Graham is the inspiring author behind “”, a food and lifestyle blog that delivers incredible insights into the tastes of the Creole landscape. George began his love affair with food and art in France, where he discovered that the people of Provence celebrate ever meal for it’s cultural importance and beauty.

On his blog, George shares some incredible recipes, lifestyle tips, and a range of other fantastic pieces of content that’s sure to spark the creative fire in your soul. You can even check out George’s cookbook, which includes a selection of some of his favourite recipes from throughout the years.

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7. Molly


Molly started her food blog as a personal diary where she could store some of her favourite recipes and food experiences. A delightful author with a charming personality, Molly writes blogs that are sure to appeal to your emotional side, and if that wasn’t enough, her pictures of her food will get your mouth watering in seconds.

Molly has her very own flock of chickens, and she lives in New York, where she spends most of her time experimenting with flavour or playing music from time to time. Molly also has a popular selection of videos where she guides you through her recipes, and you may have spotted her on the Food Network channel with her “Girl Meets Farm” show!

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8. Eric


Eric is the author behind “Breadtopia”, a food blog with one specific focus: bread. Whether you’re in love with the flavours of sourdough, or you want to learn how to make the perfect pizza base, you can discover all the guidance you need on Breadtopia, with videos, blogs and recipes that are sure to blow you away.

Eric shares his love of making and flavour with his whole family, including wife Denyce, son Galen, his daughter in law Liza, and his grandsons Gray and Leo. If you’re the kind of person who prefers savoury foods to sweet treats, then this will be the cooking blog that you’ve been waiting for. Be sure to check out the pasta recipes too!

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9. Julia Gartland

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Julia Gartland is an inspiring author with a passion for food that came to her after years of health issues. With countless problems causing Julia strife over the years, she decided it was time to take matters into her own hands and discover the healing power of healthy food. She discovered a deep love of cooking through her exploration into flavour and funnelled everything she learned into the Sassy Kitchen blog.

Julia’s website is packed full of recipes inspired by gluten-free, seasonal foods. There are plenty of recipes for people who want to stay away from dairy, grains, and meat too! You’re sure to find something that suits your tastebuds here.

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10. Cynthia


Cynthia describes herself as a passionate eater and maker of food. She lives in California with her husband and their baby son, Luke. When she’s not cooking up a storm, Cynthia works as a lawyer, so you can rest assured that you’ll find plenty of recipes on her website for people who are short on time.

Cynthia’s blog began when she was in her last year of law school, and she needed a way to let her creative side shine. The website covers plenty of fantastic cooking tips and food ideas for comforting meals that will satisfy both your stomach and your heart. Many of the recipes that Cynthia shares also link back to her Chinese and Southern ancestors.

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11. Sini


My Blue and White Kitchen is a culinary blog written and maintained by Sini, a woman who tells the story of her life through the recipes she shares and the experiences she posts online. On this site, you’ll find plenty of wonderful ideas on how to expand your pallet and discover flavours in new and exciting places. Many of the recipes are inspired by nature, seasonal produce, and the seasons of the Nordic countries.

If you’re looking for a place where you can learn how to make vibrant meals and may be discover a thing or two about life as well, then this is the blog for you. Even as a grad student, Sini always finds time to keep her blog up to date.

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12. Lindsey S Love

Lindsey Love

Lindsey S Love is the delightful mind behind Dolly and Oatmeal, a wholesome blog dedicated to the search for delicious meals and a happier life. Lindsey began her love affair with food when she was young, despite the fact that she had a number of food sensitivities to deal with. As she got older, her issues with food became more pronounced, to the point where she had to cut dairy and gluten out of her diary.

Today, Lindsey shares some her favourite recipes and discoveries with readers who also need help finding delicious combinations that work with their food sensitivities. Whether you’re looking for vegan-inspired lunches, or a gluten-free dessert, you’ll find it all on this blog.

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13. Gabriella Zanzanaini & Nicolas Petit

Gabriella Zanzanaini and Nicolas Petit

Nicolas and Gabriella are a duo of passionate writers and foodies that love to travel and taste new things. They started their website as a way to share the lessons they learned travelling the world with a selection of avid readers and listeners. The couple brings Belgian, French, Chinese, and Italian origins into their cooking, which makes for a wide range of creative and exotic flavour experiences.

Nicolas and Gabriella believe that food is one of the best ways to connect with other people. On their website they share everything from blogs and photographs, to tales about their latest travel adventures. The funnelogy channel was also the winner of the Saveur blog awards for 2015.

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14. Jenne Claiborne

Jenné Claiborne

Jenne Claibone is the fun and creative women behind Sweet Potato Soul, a website packed full of hundreds of vegan recipes, cooking videos, and tips on how to eat healthier, without compromising on flavour. Jenne is a published author, with her book Sweet Potato Soul available on Amazon.

Born and Raised in Atlanta, Jenne has always loved food, since her Nana allowed her to play in the kitchen, discovering new flavours with any of the spices and oils she could find. Today, Jenne is still playing with food – but her creations are a lot more edible than she once was. She became a vegan in her early life and shares her recipes to encourage other people to rethink the way they approach food.

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15. Ella Woodward

Ella Woodward

Deliciously Ella is the brainchild of Ella Woodward, a dedicated blogger who began her site back in 2012, while she was still in University. Ella was diagnosed with a condition called Postural Tachycardia Syndrome which affecter her nervous system, she struggled to control her heart rate and blood pressure, and found herself suffering from issues with chronic fatigue, digestion and more.

Diet was one of the ways that Ella found peace with her condition. After learning how to enjoy a plant-based menu, Ella managed to get more control over her life, and she soon decided to share her discovery with the world. Now, Ella’s blog has more than 130 million followers!

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16. Angela


Author, clinical exercise physiologist, and RRCA running coach Angela is the author behind Happy Fit Mama, a blog that provides insights and advice on how to live a healthier and happier life. Angela loves experimenting with the kitchen, finding new flavourful meals that she can serve to the whole family. On her website, you’ll find plenty of recipes, running coach tips, and workouts too!

Angela struggled with weight issues for much of her life and believes that food and good nutrition is one of the best ways to get control of your lifestyle. If you’re looking for a blog to delight and inspire you during a transformational period in your life, check out Happy Fit Mama.

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17. Maryea Flaherty


Maryea is the wonderful woman behind Happy Healthy Mama, a website that’s all about life, motherhood, and of course – delicious food. Wife, mother, and passionate culinary enthusiast, Maryea believes in the power of natural whole foods when it comes to keeping her kids and her husband healthy. Her blog’s main focus is on sharing nutritious recipes with her readership, however, you’ll also find plenty of posts about parenting and fitness too.

Maryea is a true believe of natural living, and her journey to share her lifestyle tips with the year started seven years ago when her mother was diagnosed with cancer. During her mom’s treatment, Maryea learned more about the healing power of food, which is something you can learn all about on her blog.

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18. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

Aleney de Winter

Jeanne Horak-Druiif was born and raised in Port Elizabeth in South Africa. Though she passed her bar exams and began practicing as a criminal advocate, Jeanne quickly discovered that her true passion in life was in food. After moving to London with her now-ex boyfriend, Jeanne never returned to the world of legal academia, but now she’s happier than ever, with a blog that discusses everything from food and wine, to travel.

Jeanne’s musings have been featured on sites like Food24, Crush, Great British Chefs, and more. She’s also one of the founders of a food and photography workshop called from Plate to Page.

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19. Jen


The Tiny Urban Kitchen blog is a fantastic little food website, written and managed by Jen, a woman with a deeply-ingrained love of cooking and culinary experimentation. Jen started writing for her website when she was still cooking from a tiny kitchen in her urban combo. Despite very little space, Jen managed to create some phenomenal flavours, which she started to share with her avid following through social media, and her site.

Jen’s blog is packed full of recipes inspired by Malysian, Chinese, Thai, and various other cooking styles. Jen also enjoys traveling a lot with her partner, so you’re sure to find the occasional tale about her trips online too!

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20. Aleney De Winter


The Boy Eats World blog by Aleney de Winter shares the culinary adventures of a mother and her two children traveling around the world and exploring different flavours. Aleney is a passionate mother, magazine editor, and travel writer, with a blog that’s fully inspired by her son Raffles, and her daughter Sugarpuff.

If you’re looking for heart-warming family stories, great recipes, and plenty of wonderful experiences, then you’ll find it all on this amazing website. Aleney delivers excellent content, stunning photography, and humorous tales of travel and culture, supplemented by insights from her delightful children.

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21. Marie


Marie is the award-winning blogger, cookbook author and recipe developer responsible for “Food Nouveau”, an inspiring food blog that’s brimming with amazing How-To guides, videos, recipes, classes, and even the occasional blog about travel too! Food Nouveau takes recipes from around the world and delivers them in a unique, easy-to-follow way, with plenty of videos and pictures.

In 2018, Marie published her very first cookbook, after years of assuming she’d never find the time to get her ideas onto paper. On her website, you’ll find plenty of inspiration to get you cooking and enjoying food in different ways.

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22. Taylor and Fong Chong

Saghar Setareh

Taylor and Fong Chong are the authors behind The Mala Market, a motivational blog where you can find countless recipes for some of the most incredible specialty ingredients in the Sichuan and Chinese culinary space. The two women started their blog in 2014, as a way of sharing their love of food and travel with the world, eventually, they started to sell some of their favourite ingredients online too – giving people an easier way to find tough-to-source flavours.

The Mala Market is full of fantastic insights, unique flavours and exciting experiments to enjoy with the whole family. It’s definitely worth checking out if you like more exotic food.

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23. Saghar Setareh

Saghar Setareh

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran, Saghar is the fantastic mind behind Labnoon, a website where you can find all of the inspirational food photographs, recipes, and blogs you need to take your culinary skills to the next level.

Saghar has always had a creative spirit, ever since she decided that she wanted to be a Disney Animator in school. As the years passed by, she maintained her love of art, but discovered that she also had other passions for photography, graphic design, and of course food. The Labnoon website is where Saghar brings all of her joys in life together in one incredible space.

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24. Annie Oliverio

Annie Oliverio

Annie Oliverio started her career as an office manager for a non-profit organisation in Washington. She always had a passion for healthy living and exercise, and she prides herself on her position as an unpolished, vegan – someone who focuses entirely on unrefined, plant-based recipes and meals.

Annie has a true passion for food, which she shares on her blog through photos of stunning meals, recipes, and delicious flavour combinations. If you’re looking for somewhere you can learn about cruelty-free, and fuss-free eating, without giving up on amazing tastes, then this is the website for you.

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25. Erin


Erin started learning how to cook because she wanted to find out how to make basic staples of her diet like vegetables and tofu more flavourful. She discovered how to apply the correct methods and techniques to her food, using complimentary flavours and components to change the meals that she eats daily.

On Olives for Dinner, Erin’s inspiring vegan-friendly website, you’ll find a wide range of delicious meals, made using completely natural ingredients (and all the right cooking methods of course). What’s more, most of Erin’s recipes are low-fat too – so you can eat them when you’re watching your weight!

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26. Kathy Patalsky

Kathy Patalsky

Kathy Patalsky is the playful soul and wonderful writer behind Lunch box lunch – a corner of the internet where you’ll find dozens of delicious vegan recipes, perfect for tantalising your tastebuds. Kathy founded her blog in 2007, and since then she’s also published two fantastic cookbooks – including one that’s dedicated to incredible smoothie recipes.

Kathy wants her blog to inspire people to eat more plants, enjoy more of the natural things in life, and get more happiness out of their day to day experience. Her blog is devoted to changing the world, one vegan taste sensation at a time.

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27. Christa


Christa is another vegan blogger on our list who takes a no-fuss approach to delicious cooking. Passionate about food since a very young age, Christa has always loved experimenting with flavour and sharing the meals she makes with the world. Christa found the joys of a plant-based diet around eight years ago, and she hasn’t looked back since. On her website, you can find plenty of vegan recipes, and even beginner options for people who aren’t used to the vegan lifestyle.

ArtisticVegan, Christa’s blog, has received a number of awards over the year, including one of the Top 100 vegan blogs for 2017 and 2018.

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28. Morag


An all-natural food lover from Glasgow, Morag or “Mo” is the mind behind Mo Adore, a blog that explores delightful vegan meals and stress-free baking. When she’s not cooking up a storm, Morag works full time as a digital marketing expert. She loves traveling, eating, and discovering new things, and even grows her own vegetables on her balcony.

Morag started her blog to show off everything she loved, from travel and fashion, to the food she cooks on a regular basis. You’ll also find the occasional blog about pop culture and feminism thrown in too!

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29. Rika & Don

rika and don

A light-hearted and fun blog about travel, food and life, Veganmiam is the brainchild of Rika and Doni, a pair that loves bold flavours, creativity, and meal ideas and inspired by their travels. These two inspiring writers aren’t afraid to experiment with the occasional odd taste, so don’t be surprised if you see some crazy suggestions on this website, along with plenty of heart comfort phone.

Vegan Miam provides recipes, pictures, and ideas on how to make the most of life wherever it takes you. If you’re searching for a little bit of fun and creativity, you’ll find it all right here.

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30. Natalie Tamara

Natalie Tamara

Natalie Tamara is the author of “The Tofu Diaries”, a leading lifestyle blog and vegan cooking website that covers everything from tips how to make the most of your plant-based meals, to advice on travel! If you want to learn more about living a cruelty-free lifestyle, or you simply need tips on discovering some new vegan flavours, Natalie will help you to explore a whole new world.

Natalie has been a vegetarian for as long as she can remember, and she’s been cooking almost exclusively vegan food for years too!

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31. Nicole


Nicole brings love, emotion, and of course, compassion into her exploration of the foodie lifestyle. On her website “A Dash of Compassion”, you’ll find amazing photography, reviews of some the best cookbooks around, and of course, plenty of recipes to get your tastebuds tingling.

Nicole is a Canadian writer, photographer, editor, and a mother to three rescue cats. According to Nicole, she loves animals too much to eat them, which is why she decided to start sharing her wholesome, all-natural vegan recipes online, in an effort to help people think differently about the way that they eat.

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32. Brittany and William

Brittany and William

Brittany and William are a married couple from Canada that is passionate about sharing delightful vegan recipes with readers around the world. Their website, I Love Vegan, features over a hundred fantastic recipes to suit a range of lifestyles, whether you’re interested in comfort food, wonderful recipes, or affordable solutions for beginners.

Brittany and William transitioned into the vegan lifestyle around five years ago and discovered that the move had made for a profound impact on their lives. Now, the two authors are fully committed to a meat-free way of life.

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33. Nicole


Nicole started her health-focused blog back in 2012, after deciding it was time for her to live a healthier lifestyle. Since that time, Nicole has lost 20 pounds and gained a lot of followers who love her fantastic tips on diet and exercise, as well as her no-nonsense approach to nutrition.

Nicole takes a holistic approach to nutrition, but she believes that food is a lot more than just fuel. When she’s not focusing on her training routine, you can find her whipping up delicious meals in the kitchen.

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34. Emma Potts

Emma Potts

Emma is a warm and fun-loving Vegan who adores sharing her kitchen adventures with the world. Emma only started getting into her experimental stage with food when she was in her teenage years. After turning vegetarian during her time at boarding school, she eventually decided that she wanted to embrace the full vegan experience fully.

Emma taught herself to cook amazing meals and recipes from scratch, and now she’s sharing her lessons with the world, through her website “Coconut and Berries”. She also has an active presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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35. Tracye McQuirter

Tracye McQuirter is a 30-year vegan and 51-year-old best-selling author, activist, public health nutritionist and speaker. Tracye sees her vegan lifestyle as her passion, On Tracy’s website, you’ll find out more about her life and journey as a vegan trailblazer across the years, you’ll also be able to sign up or some of her amazing public speaking events.

Tracye will teach you everything you need to know about living the vegan lifestyle and making the most out of the flavours you experience every day!

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36. AJ


Have you ever wished that a healthier vegan lifestyle was easier to achieve? That’s what AJ’s blog “Cheap Vegan Chick” is all about. On this fantastic food website, you won’t just find great recipes for some plant-based and planet-friendly foods, you also find tips and tricks on making the most out of your vegan lifestyle.

AJ frequently shares coupons and vouchers that will help you to save money on your vegan recipes, as well as advice on how you can make extra money to go alongside your regular income.

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37. Holly Jade

holly jade

Holly Jade is the author of “The Little Blog of Vegan” a website she created to help people struggling with finding delicious and affordable recipes that avoided using meat. Holly’s website explores recipes, foods, and products you can enjoy when you’re living the vegan lifestyle. Ever since she converted to veganism in 2015, she’s loved the impact it’s had on her life and health.

If you’re thinking of converting to a vegan lifestyle, or you just want some recipe tips along with beauty and lifestyle guidance then this could be the ideal blog for you. Don’t forget to check out Holly’s product reviews too.

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38. Maisie Louise Stedman

Maisie Louise Stedman

Author of “”, Maisie Stedman is an inspiration to culinary enthusiasts everywhere. Maisie started her exploration into the vegan world because she believed that it was the only true way to protect animals, the planet and her health. After educating herself about the vegan lifestyle, Maisie transformed her day-to-day life, and she’s been motivating others to do the same ever since.

On the Obviously Vegan website, you’ll find recipes sure to impress your family, travel blogs, reviews of various vegan eateries and products, and more. There’s even the occasional lifestyle tip available too.

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39. Kimberly


Kimberly is the London-based food blogger behind “The Little Plantation”, a motivational website that covers everything from lifestyle advice, to how you can make the perfect meal. Kimberley started her blog as a creative outlet when she was reflecting on who she was as a person. As the website grew, she decided to leave her job as a social worker and commit to food and nutrition full-time.

As well as running her blog, Kimberley also photographs food images for cafes, restaurants and start-ups, and she also specialises in food set-up, for cookbooks and commercials too.

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40. Katie


Katie’s blog is one of the top 25 food blogs in the US – thanks in part to it’s focus on everyone’s favourite food – chocolate. Katie created her food blog for fun, but it quickly jumped in popularity to become the number one source for comfort food and healthy desserts on the internet.

Katie has been featured on numerous shows over the years, including USA Today, CNN, The Today Show, The Food Network, and many more. Huffington Post has also chosen Katie as one of their top healthy Instagram accounts to follow!

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41. Danni Martin

Dannii Martin

Dannii Martin is the delightful creator of the blog “HungryHealthyHappy,” a website that caters to tastes from virtually all walks of life. On her blog, Danni shares the incredible story of how she lost more than 100 pounds just by eating healthy and learning how to nourish her body the right way.

Since it first launched in 2011, Hungry Healthy Happy has grown at an astronomical rate, with hundreds of thousands of followers signing up to check out Danni’s new recipes on a daily basis. You’ll also find fantastic content about travel, family life, and home and garden solutions here too! It’s a great all-around website.

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42. Kate Hackworthy

Kate Hackworthy

Veggie Desserts is the website of Kate Hackworthy, a food blogger and cookery writer living in the UK. Kate built her site as a homage to her love of vegetables – which she regularly eats for lunch, breakfast, dinner and even dessert.

Kate is an award-winning magazine columnist and freelancer who loves sharing her tips and tricks on how to make the most of healthy food with the world. She writes brilliant recipes for some of the most fantastic kale cupcakes, and other amazing meals around, and her blog has been entered for multiple awards over the years. Kate also published her first cookbook in 2017.

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43. Emily Leary

Emily Leary

Emily Leary is the fun and fancy-free mother and author behind “A Mummy Too,” a blog that began in 2011 as a way for Emily to share her passions with the world. Emily had no idea how quickly her website would grow when she launched it, and in 2013, she ended up giving up her career so she could write about lifestyle and food full-time.

Today, Emily uses her website to share daily recipes for the whole family to enjoy. There are hundreds of meals and treats to choose from, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding something you love. Emily has also been featured in countless publications, including the Huffington Post.

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44. Grace


If you’ve been looking for a fun food blog you can share with your kids, then this could be the website for you. The Eats Amazing site is packed full of family-friendly recipes, easy tutorials and more, so you can have more fun cooking with your kids. Grace, the author of Eats Amazing, lives in Hampshire with her two sons and her husband.

Initially, Grace started Eats Amazing as a fun place where she could share the charming bento lunches she had been making for her older son. Now, the website has grown to brand-new heights, and Grace continues to share blogs and recipes on a regular basis.

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45. Izy Hossak

Dr Emma Kirke

Izy is the 20-something Londoner responsible for the “Top With Cinnamon” blog. When she’s not writing, Izy is studying for her degree in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Leeds or enjoying a piping hot latte.

Though Izy is based in the UK, she learned how to cook from her Italian-American mum, which means that most of her recipes include American measurements – but they’re easy to convert depending on how you like to bake. You’ll find plenty of sweet treats and savoury options to experiment with on Izzy’s blog.

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46. Dr. Emma Kirk

Dr Emma Kirke

How about some cooking tips from a doctor, entrepreneur, and UK-based blogger? Dr. Emma Kirk is the woman behind the Medicinal Kitchen website – a site that tells you all about how you can use food to become a healthier and happier person. When she’s not sharing recipes and tips on her website, Emma is running a successful business helping people get the most out of their lives.

Dr. Kirk started her website as a way of recording her own journey towards a healthier life when she was overcoming problems with permanent spine and nerve damage. Emma is a truly inspirational person, with content you can’t help but love.

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47. Kellie Anderson

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Kellie Anderson created her own “personal slice” of the internet with Food to Glow, a website that’s all about finding the meals and recipes that make you feel better. The food that you’ll find on Kellie’s blog is made exclusively with natural, whole ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about feeling guilty about anything that’s on your plate.

Kellie is a food-obsessed woman from Florida who is currently living in the stunning city of Edinburgh in Scotland. She loves sharing recipes for plant-based meals that have their unique twist of indulgence to them.

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48. Helen


Helen of “Fuss Free Flavours” is a happy-go-lucky writer who shares her tips and insights into the world of food from her home in West London, where she lives with her sausage dog and her partner, Edward.

Helen first launched her blog in 2007, to help fight back against the trend of eating unhealthy ready meals that were plaguing the world. She believed that it was just as easy and cheap to eat great food if you knew where to find it. The Fuss Free Flavours blog is packed full of simple, easy-to-follow recipes for food that you don’t need to heat up in a microwave.

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49. Kerstin Rodgers

Kerstin Rodgers

Kerstin Rodgers has a fantastic history with food, which includes launching the underground restaurant or pop-up trend in the UK back in 2009 when she started her supper club known as “The Underground Restaurant.” She’s won numerous awards over the years for her writing, and loves sharing photographs of her stunning food too! Kerstin has also appeared on television multiple times.

With a history in Journalism, Kerstin brings a unique approach to the writing on her blog, where you’ll find recipes and insights to help you create your own supper club experiences. You’ll also find the occasional blog about Kerstin’s travels on this website too.

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50. Karen


Karen was born in South Africa and brought up in rural Northumbria, and she’s spent most of her life exploring the wonders of the flavours around her. Karen’s interest in food began at a very young age, and it’s stayed with her throughout her life, pushing her to constantly discover new recipes with seasonal and natural foods.

Although she lived in South West France for a number of years, Karen currently calls North Yorkshire her home, where she lives with her husband. The Lavender and Lovage website is packed full of Karen’s wonderful and whimsical recipes, packed full of delicious herbs, spices, and healthy vegetables too.

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51. Pamala Gilmour

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Pamala Gilmore, or “Pam,” is a thirty-something blogging who lives with her husband in the West End of Glasgow. This charming writer created her blog over three years ago when she and her husband first moved into the West End. The popularity of her website took her entirely by surprise, but she’s happier in the food scene now than ever.

On Pam’s corner of the internet, you’ll find blogs about life, plenty of tips on where you can find the best food in Glasgow, and of course, countless recipes that you can try your hand at when you’re feeling creative.

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52. Janie


Janie is a photographer, food writer and recipe creator who spends her spare time maintaining an incredible website called “The Hedge Combers.” When Janie started her food blog, it was a way to keep track of her ever-growing collection of recipes, designed to help you make the most out of the food you can grow in your garden.

Janie loves being at the centre of the food scene, where she’s always surrounded by artisan producers, farmers, and passionate people from all walks of life.

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53. Helen


Helen is a delightful mother of three gorgeous girls, a wife, and of course, a dedicated food blogger. Located in the North West of England, Helen uses her blog to teach people how to create amazing cakes, discover new meals to cook for their families, and more. Helen can even offer a book recommendation or two from time to time.

With a history in writing that spans over 10 years, Helen knows how to share her recipes in style, and she also loves talking about her travels too! You’re sure to find plenty of sweet flavours and even sweeter stories on Casa Costello.

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54. Susan Thye

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The fun and educational mind behind ChocolateSuze, Susan is a food writer that was surrounded by cooking and baking lovers. Over the years, Susan has developed her culinary expertise, giving her own unique spin to traditional meals.

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55. Beth Sachs

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Find flavours sure to make your dreams come true on the delightful Jam and Clotted Cream blog by Beth Sachs. Beth is a Cornish writer, mummy, and recipe developer who loves living in Cornwall. As well as blogging, Beth also works part-time in local government, so she has a pretty hectic lifestyle.

Beth started her website in 2008 during her maternity leave with her first child. She had just finished her master’s degree and was looking for a new way to expand her mind. The website allowed her to keep busy and explore her love of baking at the same time.

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56. Claire Jessiman

Claire Jessiman

Living in Aberdeen Scotland, Claire shares her culinary expertise with the world through the website “” Claire wears a lot of hats in her day-to-day life, working as a volunteer, and blogger, while also maintaining her position as a mum and wife.

Claire’s been blogging about food for quite some time now, since August 2012 when one of her friends suggested that she should start sharing her food adventures online. Now, you can find countless recipes, tips, and blogs about travel on Claire’s blog.

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57. Choclette


Choclette is the unique and inspirational woman behind Tin and Thyme, a website that shares motivational tales from a traditional Cornish Kitchen. Choclette focuses exclusively on vegetarian recipes that use whole, natural foods. Of course, there’s also of plenty of sweet treats that you can learn how to make here too!

Choclette has been passionate about cooking and food all her life. She started her website back in 2009 to share her experiments with food and flavour with the world.

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58. Jennifer Pallian

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Jenn spends her life in the kitchen, creating incredible things for her friends and family to enjoy. Living in Canada with her husband and her two children, Jenn grew up with a deep passion for food – something that she now channels into her website on a regular basis.

When you arrive on the Foodess website, you’ll find everything from meals inspired from trips around the globe to home-comfort food and countless baking recipes too. Jennifer has a unique background in science and nutrition, and she started her website as a creative outlet for when she felt too overwhelmed by her chemistry books.

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59. Marion Kane

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Marion Kane is a fantastic food blogger and mother who has a strong reputation in the world of food journalism. Marion has been sharing her insights with the world for decades, first through classic media like newspapers and magazines, and now through her very own excellent website.

For 18 years, Marion was a columnist for the largest Canadian newspaper, the Toronto Star. While she was pursuing her journalism career, she had plenty of time to bond with stars like Julie Child, Sophia Loren, and Nigella Lawson. These days, Marion simply likes to be known as a “freelance food sleuth” and a seasoned food journalist.

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60. Tim & Nat

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Tim and Nat are the delightful couple behind A Cook Not Mad. Tim loves everything from fly fishing to sports cars and plays the ukelele in his spare time. He learned how to cook from his mother and grandmother, then expanded his education with a trip to culinary school in NYC.

Nat has explored countless different trades during her life, all the way from managing an ophthalmologist’s office, to working as a florist. When she’s not cooking, Nat loves photography, and her photos have appeared in the PDN NYC photo book. The pair now share their stories and recipes with readers all across the globe.

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61.  Judith Lewis

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If you’re searching for a way to learn about delicious and decadent cooking, then “Mostly About Chocolate” could be the place for you. Judith Lewis is a journalist, search expert, and chocolate enthusiast. She even judged the 2011, 2013, and 2015 awards hosted by the Academy of Chocolate. She’s also judged every year’s International Chocolate Awards.

Mostly about Chocolate is an award-winning blog where you’ll find plenty of useful information about cooking, flavour, and of course – the best chocolates the world has to offer.

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62. Amy Bronee

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Family Feedbag is the mouth-watering blog managed by Amy Bronee. Amy is an avid culinary expert, with more than one award-winning book available today. She even earned a certification in home food preservation from the University of Georgia.

The content shared on the Family Feedback is unique, because every recipe is designed from scratch by Amy. On the website, you’ll find everything from tips on how to cook an unforgettable dinner, to insights into a unique world of tradition and heritage. Amy is also the ultimate person to turn to if you want to learn about making jams and pickled veggies.

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63. Elyse Chatterton

Elyse Chatterton

Elyse Chatterton is a blogger with many skills. She’s a classically-trained English Butcher who believes that everyone can get a little more out of their meals if they have some basic butcher skills in the kitchen. Of course, Elyse isn’t all about meat; she’s also an avid baker who loves creating food with a story.

Elyse loves creating delicious food for her family, as well as all the people who read her blog daily. On this website, you’ll find everything from ideas for mixing the perfect drink, to a recipe for emergency cookies when you need a pick-me-up.

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64. Michelle


Michelle is the wonderful author behind “Roasted Montreal” a website devoted to sharing taste sensations and recipe ideas from around the world. Michelle is originally from a town called Lloydminster, but she’s lived in various locations, including the UK, Thailand, Mexico, and Demark. Montreal is her home today and has been for the last 8 years.

Alongside being an avid culinary fan, Michelle is also a professional photographer- although she’s currently focusing on her blogging.

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65. Stacie


Stacie is the delightful blogger and mother behind the website “” Over the last 17 years or so, Stacie has explored multiple corners of the globe, including four different provinces in Canada. Today, Stacie is living within her hometown of Pembroke, in Ontario, where she plans on staying for as long as possible.

On Stacie’s blog, you’ll find insights into her life, tips on how to make the most of family life, and advice on improving your skills in the kitchen. With countless indulgent recipes to choose from, you’re sure to find something delicious on Simply Stacie.

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66. Niamh


Niamh is an Irish blogger based in London who spent her days in the science sector before she discovered her true calling in the world of food. Niamh started her own blog “Eat Like a Girl” in 2007, and she’s never turned back.

When she’s not cooking, Niamh loves traveling and exploring the world around her. While food brings her a lot of joy, she also enjoys meeting new people, getting to know new cultures, and finding out as much as she can about different flavours. You’ll find plenty of recipes and amazing tastes on this blog, as well as a few musings about life too!

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67. Michelle


Greedy Gourmet is a website for people who want to get more indulgence into their day-to-day meals. Written and managed by the incredible Michelle, Greedy Gourmet is a hub of decadent meals and baking ideas that are sure to transform your life. Michelle can even create bespoke recipes for products and brands, and she works as a food photographer by day too!

Greedy Gourmet began all the way back in 2007, and it’s been growing ever since, developing a strong following of culinary fans. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or just something new to do in the kitchen, you’ll find it all here.

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68. Kay and Kate

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Pinch of Nom is a heart-warming website that initially began in 2016 when partners Kay and Kate decided to document their quest to shed some pounds and still eat delicious food. After trying out some slimming world recipes, Kay and Kate realised how many people in the world need the comfort of tried and tested recipes for staying slim.

Pinch of Nom will show you how easy it can be to create Syn-free food for your meals. The website has thousands of avid readers today, and Kay and Kate have built up quite the following on Instagram too!

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69. Katie Doran

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Katie Doran has always been a fan of baked goods. When she was two, her great-aunt nicknamed her “The Little Loaf” after recognising that her appetite for bread was bigger than she was. In 2011, Katie began exploring her culinary talents and launched her website “” to help document her journey into the world of cooking.

Katie has a published cookbook where she shares tips for making homemade childhood treats, but you can also find plenty of her insights and recipes on her website too. Kate lives in London with her husband and her little boy, Nino.

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70. Jacqueline Meldrum

Jacqueline Meldrum

Jacqueline is a food and recipe writer who specialises in creating delightful vegan and vegetarian meals. She currently lives in Scotland with her vegan husband and vegetarian son. When she started her blog in 2007, Jacqueline realised that most of her family favourite recipes started with a tin of chopped tomatoes – hence the name of the site.

Of course, today, Jacqueline is far more experimental in the kitchen, and you’ll find a lot more than just recipes featuring tomatoes on her website. This is an excellent site if you’re looking for tips from someone who’s been a vegetarian for almost 30 years, and cooking enthusiast for even longer.

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71. Olivia Wollenberg

Olivia Wollenberg

Olivia is the culinary expert and entrepreneur behind “Livia’s Kitchen.” When she started her academic life, Olivia was training as a Neuroscientist. She eventually decided to explore her skills as a businesswoman and followed her passion for cooking to start creating delicious and natural treats within her parent’s kitchen.

Over the years, Olivia has accomplished countless incredible things, including the launch of her own book, which became an instant best-seller in the gluten-free and dessert categories. On her website, you’ll find out more about Olivia’s recipes, along with tips for making incredible gluten-free treats.

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72. Jo Yee

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Jo Yee is a Boston Native who traveled across the pond to Britain for love. Since she moved to the UK, Jo has learned everything from how to make the most of her photography skills, to how to cook incredible meals. In 2014, Jo left a career in financial marketing strategy behind to become a freelance photographer and blogger with a focus on travel, food, and culture.

Jo created her website as a safe space where she could share creative inspiration, tips about travel and insights into delicious food creations. She’s also been featured on The Huffington Post, the London Evening Standard, Time Out, and countless other publications.

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73. Skye McAlpine

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Skye McAlpine lives in the most romantic city in the world – Venice. From her spot in the corner of the city, Skye creates a range of delicious and unique meals, taking inspiration from the city around her, as well as various other areas of her life.

Skye says that some of her happiest memories revolve around food, as she grew up with parents that frequently cooked and entertained. Skye began writing on her blog more than three years ago, and she’s been amazed by the incredible response that the website has received. She’s also been featured on publications like The Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, and Conde Nest Traveller.

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74. Flora Shedden

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Flora Shedden is an all-natural cook living in Highland Perthshire in Scotland. At only 21 years old, Flora has already worked as a costume seamstress, waitress, photographer, researcher, and gallery assistant. However, today, she spends most of her time cooking and writing.

In 2017, Flora published her first cookbook, known as “Gatherings.” The book focuses on meals you can create for friends and families during get-togethers. Flora is currently in the midst of setting up her own bakery, and she also works as a food columnist for a national paper and a radio presenter for the BBC.

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75. Cate


Cate is the 22-year-old writer and cooking enthusiast behind “Cate in the Kitchen.” At 22 years old, Cate has been running and managing her own blog since 2014. She started the website because she wanted a place where she could share the pictures of her food online, without driving her friends insane on Facebook.

Cate’s blog grew at an incredible rate, spurred on by her incredible recipes and food recommendations. Currently, Cate’s in the process of setting up her own Podcast, where you can hear more about her experiments in the kitchen.

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76. Monica Lee and Clara Lau

Monica Lee and Clara Lau

Clara and Monica are two food-loving friends who decided to start their website together to explore their passions in the kitchen. The delightful pair started her blog in 2012, recording all of the delicious recipes they’ve attempted to create. Since the website first launched, it’s given the two bloggers an incredible opportunity to learn new skills and meet new experts.

On The Food Sisterhood website, you’ll find insights into the girls’ travels, along with dates for events that they’ll be sharing their knowledge at. Of course, the site is also packed full of delicious recipes too.

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77. Hubert L

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Hubert L started the “Good Food Toronto” website to help people around the city of Toronto find the best places to eat. The site is a hub of all the best eatery experiences in one of Canada’s most famous cities – perfect for local Canadians and tourists alike.

On Hubert’s website, you’ll find everything you need to make the most out of Toronto, from insider news stories about upcoming restaurants to reviews of the best bars, nightlife, and events in the area. Of course, there’s also plenty of recipes to explore too if you want to get a taste of Toronto living in your own kitchen.

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78. Tara Maini

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Tara Maini’s passion for food has guided her throughout most of her life. With so much of her family involved in the food industry, it was no surprise that Tara would end up being a culinary master herself. Her grandmother was one of the best cooks in town, her mother was a cookbook author and caterer, and her cousin is a trained chef.

On Tara’s website, Choperella, you’ll find plenty of amazing recipes and insights from a woman with a strong understanding of food and flavour. Tara’s inspirations come from a childhood in Kenya, as well as countless learning opportunities across Canada.

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79. Rosie Daykin

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Butter Baked Goods is the inspiring website of Rosie Daykin, who has been committed to creating incredible baked goods for as long as she can remember. Ever since she was 6 years old, Rosie has been dreaming of owning her own bakery – a dream which she finally brought to life in 2012.

In 2013, Rosie released her first cookbook, which became an international best-seller. In 2015, she followed up with another book, which once again became the number one book in Canada. Although she lives a busy life, Rosie still finds time to keep up with her blogs and recipes on her website, where you’re sure to see plenty of tips to improve your baking skills.

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80. Grace Yeung

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Grace Yeung is a marvelous blogger and photographer based in Toronto. She began her blog as space where she could share all the things she was most passionate about, ranging from food and travel to lifestyle. She hopes to share her experiences with her followers around the world, through incredible stories, blogs, recipes, and photos.

Grace has worked in partnerships with some of the biggest food names in the industry, including McDonald’s, Nestle Canada, and many more. She also earned the title of the Top Food Blogger in Toronto in 2016!

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81. Dominic


Dominic has always had a passion for fine dining. He spent many of his early years looking for delicious meals in local restaurants, as an excuse to avoid his mother’s cooking. Fortunately, his mum’s problems in the kitchen meant that he often enjoyed evening meals in the local restaurants and pubs around Hampshire.

Ever since then, Dominic has discovered a proficiency for seeking out the best local meals, from hearty classics to exciting and exotic dishes. From his home in London, Dominic loves sharing his experiences and reviews of fancy restaurants with people from across the globe. You’ll also find plenty of great hotel reviews too!

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82. Andrea Soranidis

Andrea Soranidis

Andrea is the Italian 20-something food lover and world traveler behind “The Petite Cook.” Before she launched her website, Andrea was a marketing manager and a food blogger. Today, she’s swapped her marketing strategies and PR know-how for a set of oven gloves and a devotion to cooking and baking. She travels, cooks, and shares all her experiences with a growing audience of dedicated followers.

You’ll find countless incredible things on Andrea’s blog, ranging all the way from Michelin star restaurant reviews, to experimental new recipes. There’s also plenty of photos to inspire you too!

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83. Ciara Atwell

Ciara Atwell

My Fussy Eater is a website devoted to helping people find delicious and healthy meals that they can feed to their whole family. Ciara, the founder of the blog, is an avid food enthusiast, as well as a mother to two children. She launched her website back in 2014 when she was trying to get her daughter to eat a more varied and nutritious diet.

Since 2014, Ciara’s website has grown to new heights, featuring more than 400 recipes for families to enjoy and experiment with. The site has become one of the most popular family food blogs in Ireland and the UK! Ciara is currently working on her first cookbook.

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84. Lucy Parissi

Lucy Parissi

Lucy started her website, Supergolden bakes, to share her passion for the culinary arts with the world. Lucy is obsessed with food, and there’s nothing she enjoys more than making a mess in her kitchen while experimenting with new flavours and textures. The recipes you’ll find on this blog will range all the way from nutritious and healthy, to seriously indulgent.

There’s also plenty of insights into Lucy’s photographer side on the Supergolden bakes website – she loves taking pictures of the food that she makes and makes.

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85. Paul Young

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If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then you’ll love Paul Young’s website. Paul is an innovative chocolatier who lives at the cutting edge of the British chocolate scene. Paul’s passion for the chocolate craft and his creativity in his space have helped him to win several awards over the years. Paul is even recognised as one of the best chocolatiers in the world.

Paul is the only chocolatier in London that works in a traditional artisan way – with all the items he creates made entirely by hand. Paul’s website offers a fantastic insight into his delicious and indulgent world of chocolate.

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86. Angie Silver

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Angie Silver’s website “Silver Spoon London” covers everything from luxury lifestyle tips to advice on making the most out of your travel experiences. Angie is an award-winning lifestyle blogger who loves exploring the world and sharing her adventures with her avid followers.

Food has always been one of Angie’s biggest passions. She loves cooking delicious meals almost as much as she enjoys eating them. Wherever she goes, Angie still does what she can to make the most of the cuisine in the local area and soak up the culture of the space through new ingredients and flavours.

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87. Tina


Tina is a devoted culinary mastermind, photographer, and blogger. She loves sharing her thoughts and insights on the world of food through her special corner of the internet: “The Worktop.” Before she found her true passion, Tina used to work as an attorney, driving a convertible in LA to flashy client meetings.

Now, Tina lives a far more relaxed lifestyle. When she’s not writing on her blog, she’s making and serving coffee at a location called “The Espresso Room” in London. Tina also occasionally hosts pop-up brunch events at her home too! On her website, you’ll find plenty of great stories, tips, and delicious recipes too!

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88. Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones

We all know we need to live healthier these days, but it’s hard to find the inspiration to cook nutritional meals sometimes. Fortunately, Ceri Jones is here to help with her website – Natural Kitchen Adventures. Ceri is a 30-something natural chef who adores cooking with whole, organic foods.

Ceri started her website in 2011 and completed a 6-month natural chef training course in 2014 too! From her corner of the internet, Ceri shares all the recipes that she’s collected over the years, from the food she’s learned how to make in cooking classes, to the recipes she uses for her catering career. Ceri’s website even has its own iPhone app.

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89. May


May is a local Londoner and food enthusiast who loves wellness, adventure, and luxury. When she’s not writing on her website, she’s out in the world, discovering new restaurants, and trying exotic cuisines wherever she can get her hands on them.

May is genuinely fearless when it comes to food choices, and she’s happy to try just about anything. That means that on her website, you don’t have to worry about sticking to recipes that play it safe. You’re sure to find some surprising tastes here, but you might come across a new family favourite too. What’s more, most of May’s meals are exceedingly healthy!

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90. Dominic Franks

Dominic Franks

Dominic Franks is the author and mastermind behind Ruby Violet – a company devoted to creating some of the world’s most luxurious bespoke ice creams, frozen delights and sorbets around. The website and business are named after Dominic’s grandmother – Ruby Violet.

Before launching the business, Dominic worked as a photographer for 34 years. Eventually, he came up with the idea for Ruby Violet when he decided that it was about time his local community had a high-quality ice cream product to choose from. On his blog, you’ll find tips, insights, and incredible ideas on how to make the most of your frozen flavours.

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91. Victoria Cameron

Victoria Cameron

Victoria Cameron has spent most of her life obsessed with food and flavour. Her childhood diaries were filled not with the experiences that she had with her friends at school, but with lists of what she had eaten that day. Victoria even used to write about the different foods she found when she was traveling on vacations with her family.

Today, Victoria’s website “A Spoonful of Sugar” gives her an opportunity to share her love of cooking with the world in a unique format. Throughout the blog, you’ll find recipes that are sure to tantalise your taste buds, accompanied by food podcasts, restaurant reviews, and more, all with Victoria’s unique insights, gathered through years working in and exploring the food scene.

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92. Lauren Nakagawa

Lauren Nakagawa

Lauren is a foodie born and raised in California. Alongside a deep passion for food, Lauren also harbours an intense love of shoes, which is something else she covers on her blog, “Shoes and Sashimi.” On this website, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Lauren’s adventures in flavour, from insights into her casual meals with friends to tips on fine dining.

After a rebrand in 2017, Shoes and Sashimi became one of the most popular go-to sites for people in search of advice on where to eat and what to wear. This is a site that’s sure to give you an appetite for both food and fashion.

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93. Cynthia


Cynthia is the passionate travel and food blogger behind “,” a website that’s devoted to helping people get the most out of their meals, and their lives. Cynthia loves finding incredible meals almost as much as she enjoys taking pictures of the food she creates. The good news is that she shares all those pictures with her followers on Snapchat.

While Cynthia isn’t much of a cook herself, she’s great at finding fantastic hidden places where you can treat your taste buds to a delicious meal. If you’re looking for delicious pictures and amazing eatery tips, then this is the site for you.

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94. Vero Kherian

Vero Kherian

Vero is an incredible blogger, with a special focus on one very specific kind of food – cheese. If you’re a lover of all things dairy, then Vero’s website “Miss Cheesemonger” is sure to be a hit with you. Vero found her passion trying some of the richest and luxurious cheeses that the world has to offer, and today, her site will give you a complete guide to everything you need to know about the cheesier side of life.

Vero found her love of blogging when she was still at law school. When she graduated during a recession, she decided to get a job in a cheese shop, and her website started to grow. Now, her Miss CheeseMonger website is bigger than ever, and she also runs a food and portrait photography business alongside her blog.

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95. Kelly


Kelly Huibregtse is the magnificent blog of San Francisco style, life, and food blog “A Side of Sweet.” The website is brimming with entertaining advice, easy-to-follow recipes, and stunning photography. Whether you’re looking for a vegan dinner or a delicious dessert, you’re sure to find everything you need right here.

Kelly lives in San Francisco with her husband and her puppy. She moved to San Francisco in 2013 to start a new adventure, only a few days after she and her hubby got married. On her blog, Kelly shares tales from her experiences, along with her food advice and recipes.

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96. Bianca


Looking for an easy way to get more whole food and nutritious goodness into your life? You’ll find exactly what you need with Bianca, the author of “Whole Food Simply.” Bianca built her website as a way of sharing nutritious tips and cooking advice with people around the world, proving that you don’t have to be a master cook to eat well.

As well as being a food blogger, Bianca is also the dedicated mother to three children, and she’s a lover of all things delicious and fun. She believes that her recipes are perfect for even the fussiest of eaters, so you’re sure to find something for the whole family.

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97. Nagi


Nagi is the writer, photographer, and cook behind RecipeTin Eats. From her home in the stunning Northern Beaches of Sydney Australia, Nagi explores her obsession with food by trying out as many new recipes and flavours as she can get her hands on.

Nagi’s unique website reflects her philosophy on food, which means that it covers fast foods that are easy to cook when you’re in a hurry, and creative ideas that change the way you think about your family favourites. Nagi can also help you make the most out of your food shopping budget, without asking you to compromise on fresh tastes!

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98. Ann


Have you ever seen a delicious plate of food and wondered how the chef brought that to your table? Ann Reardon has – that’s why she created her incredible website “How to Cook That.” Ann has spent the years working as a consultant dietitian in the food industry, a community and public health dietician and more.

Now, she’s taken on a role as a youth pastor, and she spends as much of her free time as possible keeping her blog updated with videos and articles that will teach you how to cook the most spectacular meals and treats you’ve ever seen.

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99. Sneh Roy

Sneh Roy

Sneh is a food and lifestyle photographer, as well as a stylist and cookbook author. She lives in Sydney with her two children, a couple of chickens, and her husband. She’s always loved writing, and channels that passion into her website, where you’ll find her talking about everything from travel and everyday musings to her latest delicious recipes.

Sneh has her own cookbook, where you can find some of her favourite meals from across the years. Before she started her blog, she graduated as a Computer Engineer and studied design at a later stage. However, she’s always loved the idea of working with food.

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100. Manu


Manu or Manuela is the author behind “Manu’s Menu.” Brought up in Milan by her Sicilian parents, Manu moved to Sydney Australia with her loving husband and had two beautiful daughters. She loves her Australian lifestyle and brings a range of cultural insights and heritages into her cooking ideas and recipes.

Manu loves all kinds of food, but you’ll find a passion for Italian cuisine as you browse through her blog. If you’re looking for advice on how to make truly traditional food from Italy, Australia, and around the world, then Manu’s Menu has got you covered.

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Oven Reviews: Comparing Australia’s Top Oven Brands

Looking for oven reviews in order to buy the best oven for your cooking and baking needs?

The best starting point for most of us is to seek out oven reviews and opinions from other people we know and trust. This will help you not only get the best oven for your needs, but prevent expensive oven repairs in the near future as well. While the reviews of your friends and family can help to steer you towards the right brand, there’s a good chance that you’re going to need a lot more information to make your final decision.

After all, every oven comes with its strengths and weaknesses to consider.

If you’re feeling the heat with your upcoming oven purchasing decision, this review of Australia’s most popular oven brands should give you the guidance you need to make an informed decision.

Let’s get started with the Oven reviews.


Oven Reviews: Bosch Ovens

Bosch Oven Reviews

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You don’t have to be a tech fanatic to know the name Bosch – it’s a brand synonymous with reliability, innovation, and style. Bosch has created everything from state-of-the-art ovens to washing machines, refrigerators, and even dishwashers too. Bosch offers a great selection of ovens, including:

  • Built-in single ovens
  • Built-in double ovens

Bosch Built-in Single Ovens

The Bosch Built-in single oven portfolio comes with two series to choose from “Series 8” models, and “series 6”.

The series 8 models are designed for people who want simpler baking and cooking experiences. They come with features like:

  • PerfectBake and PerfectRoast sensors
  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning
  • EcoClean coatings that absorb grime
  • 4D hot air for even cooking results
  • Autopilot settings (10 pre-set modes)
  • Bosch assist

Bosch Series 8 models come at a range of pricing levels, from the HRG6767S2A at around $3,499, to the HBG672BS1A at $2,199.

The series 6 portfolio only contains 6 five models, compared to the series 8 selection of 13. In the Series 6 range, you can expect many of the same features you’d get from the Series 8, including Hotair Eco, Pyrolytic self-cleaning and more. The difference here is that the series 6 selection is designed for a lower budget range. The highest-priced series 6 is the HVA541NS0 at $2,699. On the other hand, the most cost-efficient option is the HBA13B253A at $1,149.


Bosch Built-In Double Ovens

Bosch Built-In Double Ovens

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For those with more to cook, Bosch also offers a moderate range of double ovens. The double oven from Bosch allows you to cook various meals at different temperatures. The two options available right now are the HBM43B250A at $2,699, and the HBM43S550A at $3,299.

Are Bosch Ovens Good Value?

So, should you consider investing in a Bosch oven? Well, there is a decent range to choose from, with a selection of price points available too. Of course, for some homeowners, Bosch may come in at the pricier end of the scale, with most devices over $2,000 mark. Of course, you can get a great result with a Series 6 oven, which features many of the top solutions you would expect from the more expensive Series 8 – just for a lower price.

Options like the HBA13B253A are often highly recommended and offer a great result despite their modest price. Alternatively, the double ovens from Bosch may be a lot pricier than some homeowners can afford – and there’s a chance you can find a larger model out there for a lower cost. Despite this, Bosch still earns its place a high-end oven provider. The high prices of this brand also translate into high quality too!

Throughout 2017, Australian customers gave Bosch 5 stars out of 5 for overall customer satisfaction, and Bosch has retained its position at the top of the customer satisfaction list for ovens in the official oven reviews. Bosch products achieve 5-star ratings across all categories, including reliability, performance, and functionality.

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 Oven Reviews: Smeg Ovens

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An Italian home appliance brand, Smeg offers Australian consumers the chance to enjoy elegance and sophistication from their cooking solutions. The Smeg line focuses on the perfect combination of high-performance technology and style, with a range of models to choose from. Smeg ovens include:

  • 600mm electric ovens
  • Double Ovens
  • Pyrolytic ovens
  • Steam Ovens
  • Large wall ovens

Smeg 600mm Electric Ovens

Smeg’s 600mm electric ovens have earned a positive reputation for their ability to offer constant temperatures and exceptional reliability. The “Thermoseal” oven construction sets Smeg apart as a truly unique manufacturer. This thermoseal solution reduces the exchange of air inside and outside of the oven, to ensure that food retains its moisture.

One of the more expensive electric wall ovens from Smeg is the SFPA395X. Usually, you can expect to pay around $3,000 for this 79l model, which comes with rapid pre-heating, cool door features, control locks, auto end-cooking and eco functionality. Alternatively, for a much lower price, you can try the SFA125 oven at just under $2,000. This model is very similar to it’s more expensive counterparts, but it comes without smart sense programs and only 9 cooking functions instead of 10.

Smeg Double Ovens

If you’re looking for something a little bigger, Smeg currently stocks around 9 different double ovens. These models come with a range of great features, including the Smart Sense solutions we mentioned above, and 5 different cooking levels. One of the biggest and most expensive options is the DOSPA6395X thermoseal oven, which comes with an abundance of great features including pyrolytic cleaning and 17 cooking functions.

Smeg Pyrolytic Ovens

Smeg Pyrolytic Ovens

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For those new to the cooking and baking world, Pyrolytic ovens are designed to use high-temperatures to break food waste down into fine ash. This eliminates some of the cleaning and maintenance responsibilities associated with a standard oven. Smeg ovens self-clean within 90 minutes, and there are about 30 models to choose from.

One of the more expensive options is the 90l SFPA7395X. This oven comes with an integrated electric grill, high visibility black glass, 50+ smart sense automatic menus and more. Of course, you can also expect to pay a price tag of over $4,000. Pyrolytic ovens by Smeg range all the way from $7,642 at the highest end, to $2,000 at the lowest.

Smeg Steam Ovens


Steam ovens help you to take a healthier approach to cooking by enhancing the flavour of your meals with steam. There are seventeen steam ovens to choose from in the Smeg range, and many of them can help to defrost and sterilise your food too.

Smeg steam ovens are tricky because they’re designed specifically for a purpose. The niche nature of these products may mean that you don’t feel comfortable paying around $3,000 for an oven you can only use “sometimes.” Of course, Smeg steam ovens like the SA45VX2 multi-function oven can be cheaper than counterparts from other brands.

Smeg Large Wall Ovens

Much wider than their single oven brethren, large wall ovens are perfect for large families or people who entertain frequently. Smeg has a range of three large ovens available, available at prices between $3,137 and $3,222. The most popular is the SFA9315XR oven, which comes with cool door technology, vapour clean, and a touch display.

Are Smeg Ovens Worth It?

So, should you consider buying a Smeg oven? Well, there is a broad range of models to choose from – even more than you can expect from the likes of Bosch. Additionally, Smeg has a selection of niche oven types like Steam and Large Wall ovens available too. However, Australian customers only gave Smeg 3 out of 5 stars for overall satisfaction. That means that Smeg only ranks slightly above average in everything from price value, to performance.

Oven Reviews: Miele Ovens

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No Oven Reviews would be complete without including Miele ovens. Miele is one of the most popular premium appliance brands in Australia. Because it’s a high-end company, you can expect to pay a little more from an oven that comes from Miele. However, sometimes you do get what you pay for, so it’s worth checking out the features and functionalities of Miele products. Miele has more than 30 different ovens to choose from, ranging from single ovens to compact ovens.

Miele Single Ovens

Miele’s biggest oven selection by far is in the “single oven” section. Currently, there are 18 single ovens in the Miele range, and they can cost anywhere between $1,300 and $7,000 depending on the features you’re looking for.

The cheapest Miele single oven is the H2260 B PerfectClean, at $1,300. It’s a very basic oven model that doesn’t come with any specific high-tech features like we’ve seen from other brands. However, it’s an attractive model with a self-cleaning enamel features and a cool front cooling system. There’s also a range of operating modes if you’re looking for an easier cooking experience.

The most expensive Miele single oven is the Miele “all-rounder” at $7,000. It comes with 13+ cooking functions, 17 special features and a range of updates including electronic temperature control, automatic settings and a lot more. This model is well worth the money if you have it. However, even the cheapest model is great value considering what it can accomplish.

Miele Compact Ovens

Miele compact ovens come with a range of standard features like Twin power hot air fans for fast food heating, and easy control with a 7-segment display. There are only two models in Miele’s compact oven range – including the HG890 all-rounder, which costs around $14,000. This highly expensive compact model is clearly not for those with a tight budget, but it is one of the most comprehensive cooking machines around, with 20 additional features, including:

  • Moisture plus
  • Electronic temperature control
  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning
  • Automatic programs
  • Residual heat utilisation

Miele Steam Ovens

As mentioned above, steam ovens are really only appealing to those who have a strong focus on eating and cooking healthy meals. Miele offers a total of 5 steam ovens, including features like:

  • Multisteam solutions
  • Keep warm functions
  • Convenient descaling programs
  • Quality-independent cooking

One of the most popular models is the DG 6200, which costs around $2,599. Although the price is a little more than the industry standard for a steam oven, it comes with 15 extra features to enjoy. There’s also a $3500 option in the DG 6401 which comes with 19 different features, including recommended temperatures and compartment lighting.

Miele Speed Ovens

Miele Speed ovens are highly similar to the standard oven, but they can cook your meals a lot faster. If you don’t have much time to waste on your food, then you could benefit from a Miele speed oven. There are 8 models to choose from, ranging in price between $4,000 and $5,500.

Models like the H6800 BM speed oven comes with food probe functions, special automatic programmes, and a front cooling system for additional user safety. Essentially, you’ll need to decide whether you need “fast food” enough to warrant a purchase that costs you more than $4,000. If you don’t mind waiting, a standard oven might be fine for you.

Are Miele Ovens Worth It?

If you’re looking for a premium oven that looks great and performs well too, then you really can’t go wrong with Miele. The company has a reputation for offering great value for money despite higher product prices, because these appliances do a great job, and they last for an extended period. Australian customers in 2017 gave Miele an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which makes them a great option for any homeowner.

Oven Reviews: Fisher & Paykel Ovens

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Fisher & Paykel are probably one of the best-known home appliance brands in Australia – thanks in part to the fact that they’ve been creating ovens and fridges since 1934. Fisher & Paykel is a New Zealand brand which offers a broad range of oven options, including:

  • Single electric ovens
  • Double Ovens
  • Pyrolytic ovens
  • Large wall ovens

Fisher & Paykel Single Electric Ovens

Most of Fisher & Paykel’s ovens are single electric oven – one of the most common and popular appliances in the Australian household. Of all the brands we’ve covered so far, Fisher & Paykel has one of the broadest price ranges, with ovens priced from $800 to $4000.

The most expensive Fisher & Paykel oven is the CG604DNGGB1OB60SL11 Cooking Package at $4,021. This model comes with an oven and cooking top (Stove) which is why it might be a lot pricier than the other options. It comes with exclusive ActiveVent technology which allows users to control the moisture in their oven. There’s also features like:

  • An advanced cooling system
  • Catalytic venting systems
  • Automatic Timers

At the cheapest end of the scale, there’s the OB60SC5CEW1 Electric Wall Oven at $757. This model comes with an 85L capacity, and it’s made out of stainless steel. There are only five functions to choose from, but you can enjoy whisper quiet cooking, which helps to reduce the noise of your cooking programs.

Fisher & Paykel Pyrolytic Ovens

Fisher & Paykel offer a range of 7 different pyrolytic ovens, ranging in price from a standard $2,650, to a pricy $6,250. The most expensive model is the OB76DDEPX3 Electric Wall Oven. It’s a huge piece of equipment, measuring in at 76cm wide and 120cm high, with a gross capacity of 115L. This pyrolytic oven is also a double-model so that you can cook a lot of separate meals at once. There are also 11 different oven functions to choose from, look bake, grill, roast, and convection. This high-end option comes in at $6,027.

Alternatively, for those in search of something cheaper, there’s OR90SDBGFPX1 Freestanding Dual Fuel Oven/Stove at almost half the price: $3,307. This oven comes with 85l of capacity, and very few features to speak of. Unfortunately, the only notable features here are the removable shelves and the rapid cooling system.

Fisher & Paykel Double Ovens

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For anyone who needs space for their cooking experiments, Fisher & Paykel offer a range of five different double ovens, with prices between $2,000 and $6,250 on average. One of the more expensive double ovens is the OB60B77DEX3 600mm/60cm Electric Wall Oven which comes with features like a cool-touch door, removable shelves, and self-cleaning catalytic runners.

One of the things that really stands out about Fisher & Paykel double ovens is that they are very large. In fact, they’re designed to really cover just about any sized family or event. At the same time, these models are much cheaper than a lot of the options offered by other brands on the market today.

Fisher & Paykel Large Wall Ovens

Large wall ovens are another great solution for anyone who enjoys cooking for dinner parties and big families. If you’re always responsible for holiday dinners, then this could be perfect for your Aussie household. Fisher & Paykel offer two different large wall ovens – the OB90S9MEPX3 Pyrolytic Electric Wall Oven at $3,370 which features:

  • 4 cooking settings
  • Catalytic smoke eliminator
  • Quick pre-heat
  • Cool touch door
  • Aerotech cooking

There’s also the OB90S9MEX3 Electric Wall Oven for $2,875, which comes with many of the same features of the more expensive counterpart above, including a few extras like precise electronic temperature control.

Are Fisher & Paykel Ovens worth It?

Fisher & Paykel have a good reputation for performance and reliability. There are 28 different models for customers to choose from today, so you’re pretty sure to find something that’s going to suit your needs. What’s more, many Fisher & Paykel ovens come at a great price point for the features they offer. In 2017, Australian consumers gave the brand 4 out of 5 stars for overall customer satisfaction according to CanstarBlue Oven reviews.

Oven Reviews: Electrolux Ovens

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A world leader in the home appliances sector, Electrolux delivers an incredible 60 million products to customers worldwide every year. Not only is this company incredibly diverse, but it’s reliable too! Electrolux’s oven range includes 16 models, which are mostly built-in options. The sections we’ll be looking at here are:

  • Single pyrolytic ovens
  • Double Ovens
  • Steam Ovens

Electrolux Single Pyrolytic Ovens

Single Pyrolytic ovens are the area in which Electrolux seems to excel. In fact, 9 out of their 16 available ovens are in this category. Alongside the pyrolytic self-cleaning feature, Electrolux ovens also come with a range of other standard features such as:

  • Easy heat control
  • Split grill systems
  • Twin fans
  • Soft close doors
  • 80L+ Capacity
  • Smart food probe
  • Full-flex telescopic runners

One of the most expensive pyrolytic ovens from Electrolux is the EFEP915SB model which comes with mark-resistance stainless steel and 125L capacity. Available for around $5,000 this model also comes with a flame failure safety device for peace of mind. On the less expensive end of the scale, you’ve got the EVEP604SC for $1405. This oven comes with rotary knobs, a cool touch door, and an 80L capacity.

One advantage of Electrolux Pyrolytic ovens is their size. If you’ve got a lot of food to cook, then more expensive models can hold up to 125 litres.

Electrolux Double Ovens

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Speaking of homeowners who need more space in their ovens, Electrolux offers four unique double ovens to choose from, and many of them have the same features as the pyrolytic ovens above. The only real difference is that you get a bigger size. For instance, the most expensive double oven – the EVEP626SC for $4,246 has an 80L capacity.

Although the double ovens are a little more cost-efficient than their pyrolytic counterparts, they don’t have a huge selection of extra functions to boast about. However, if you’re looking for function over fancy features, then Electrolux has you covered.

Electrolux Steam Ovens

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Electrolux offers three different steam model ovens so that you can cook healthier meals at home with ease. The Electrolux steam range comes with features like:

  • A fast heat-up feature
  • Pre-defined cooking programs
  • Stylish control panels
  • IOI technology
  • Smart food probes
  • Pyrolytic self-cleaning

The Electrolux steam ovens like the 678SC CombiSteam model will even allow you to switch between steam and standard cooking – although you’ll need to pay a little more for the privilege, at a price point of around $3,000.

Are Electrolux Ovens Worth It?

One of the things that really makes Electrolux stand out in the home appliance market is their commitment to reliability and quality. While some of the Electrolux ovens on the market today are on the pricey side, they will stand the test of time. In 2017, consumers across Australia gave Electrolux an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars for overall consumer satisfaction.

Reviewing Westinghouse Ovens

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Westinghouse is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Electrolux. This company is known for its incredible quality and high-performance home appliances. One of the top products that Westinghouse sells is ovens, with 36 different models available across categories like:

  • Singly pyrolytic ovens
  • Single steam ovens
  • Double Ovens
  • Traditional single ovens

Westinghouse Single Pyrolytic Ovens

There are three different kinds of single pyrolytic ovens in the Westinghouse portfolio. These self-cleaning ovens are generally far more convenient than standard ovens, but they can be more expensive too. Westinghouse’s models come with features like:

  • Family safe cool doors
  • Family-sized capacity (80L+)
  • Programmable Timer
  • Touch displays
  • 10 different functions
  • Fingerprint-resistant steel

Models like the WVEP618S at $2,170 offer a great all-around option with a host of 10 cooking functions, touch controls, and a quadruple glazed door. Of course, if you’re looking for something cheaper, there’s the WVEP615W multi-function oven at $1,350. This has many of the same features as the WVEP618S but without the stainless-steel exterior and touch controls.

Westinghouse Single Steam Ovens

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For those who want a healthier meal, Steam ovens by Westinghouse include features like touch-on-glass controls, the ultimate family roast setting, and telescopic runners so you can remove trays at will. One of the more expensive steam options in the Westinghouse range is the WVE617W which comes with 13 different functions including quick heat. There’s also a steam reheat option too. Compared to other steam ovens, the Westinghouse range between $1,750 and over $2,000 is quite cheap.

Westinghouse Double Ovens

For those who want to feed large families, or entertain more frequently, Westinghouse double ovens come with large capacities, anti-spatter grill inserts, and dual cavity functions so you can cook different meals at different temperatures at the same time.

The most expensive double oven by Westinghouse right now is the WVE636W oven which costs about $3,000. This model is also a pyrolytic oven, and it comes with an 80l capacity. It comes with a multitude of different cooking options, including 8 available settings and programmable timers. Alternatively, the cheapest option is the $1,423 WVE626S Electric Multi-function Duo Wall Oven with multi-layer glazed doors and family-safe cooling.

Westinghouse Traditional Single Ovens

Finally, there are around 17 different models to choose from in the “traditional” single ovens category from Westinghouse. The great thing about these models is that if you’re on a tight budget, you can find a Westinghouse traditional oven for a very low price. In fact, costs range anywhere from $599 to $2,263. One of the cheaper options, the WVES613S Stainless steel fan forced side opening oven comes with a side-opening door and a 2-hour auto-off timer for $876. If you’re spending on a budget, Westinghouse models are very basic, but they are also extremely affordable and great value for money.

Are Westinghouse Ovens Worth It?

Compared to some of the other clever oven options on the market today, it could be argued that Westinghouse only offers a somewhat simple selection. However, if you’re looking for a reliable oven that’s not going to break the bank, you can’t go wrong with Westinghouse. In 2017, Australian customers gave the brand a total rating of 4 out of 5 stars for satisfaction.

Reviewing Chef Ovens

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Finally, we come to Chef ovens – a brand specifically specialising in cooking appliances – hence the catchy name. Not only does Chef offer a broad range of different types of oven, but the company also delivers some of the lowest prices around – which is great for anyone on a tight budget.

If you’re looking for more bang from your book, Chef has three types of oven to choose from:

  • Conventional ovens
  • Fan-forced ovens
  • Multi-function ovens

Chef Conventional Ovens

There are only 2 conventional ovens in the Chef range right now, but each of them comes with great features like a separate grill compartment, a cooling fan, and an easy-to-clean shelf supports. The more expensive option – the EXC617W also comes with a 60-minute timer and a huge 80L capacity. Even though it’s more expensive, this model is still only $745. Despite their low prices, Chef conventional ovens offer competitive features, although they might not be as innovative as the products from Bosch and Miele.

Chef Fan Forced Ovens

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Fan-forced ovens can help to cook your food faster by using fans to spread heat evening around the inside. Chef’s selection of fan-forced ovens consists of seven different models, ranging from the EGC627W at $1,302 with a separate grill, and 80L capacity, to the much cheaper EOC627W model with an air-cooled door and easy-to-clean shelf, supports at $609.

Compared to other brands on the market today, Chef offers fan-forced models at a highly reduced price, which is great for anyone who is shopping on a tight budget. Of course, it’s worth noting that these ovens also lack any of the advanced features you might get from a company like Blanco or Miele. Chef ovens are extremely basic. However, if you’re looking for something that will cook your food well and won’t break the bank, then they can get the job done.

Chef Multi-Function Ovens

Finally, for those looking for a range of cooking options and more choice, multi-function ovens from Chef can be a wonderful solution. These ovens can both heat your food by evenly spreading hot air around your meals or using fans to distribute heat. There are 7 multi-function ovens in the Chef range. The most expensive option is the CVEP604SA model at $1,300. This product comes with:

  • Fan-forced versatility
  • 80l capacity
  • Easy-clean shelves
  • 60-minute timer
  • Air-cooled door

The least-expensive multi-function oven is the CVE612WA at $663, which comes with 3 different unique oven functions, an 80L capacity, and mark-resistant stainless steel. Once again, the multi-function range is extremely cheap, and it also offers better value for money than the fan-forced range thanks to the broader collection of features. These models can perform a range of tasks with things like grill, defrost, roast and bake modes.

Are Chef Ovens Worth It?

Ultimately, Chef isn’t the most innovative oven brand in the world, but it is one of the cheapest. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly appliance that’s going to cook your food reliably every time, then Chef gives you an experience that you can depend on. If you want a smart oven look elsewhere, but for those who aren’t interested in clever cooking, Chef is a great choice. In 2017, Aussie consumers rated Chef with 4 out of 5 stars for customer satisfaction.


Ready to Choose your Optimal Oven?


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There you have it! A complete Oven Review of the most popular oven brands in Australia. Ultimately, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to buying the perfect oven. The experiences that you’ve had in the past, the things that you want to accomplish with your new oven (from steaming to baking) and your own personal preferences will all help to shape your choice. With a little luck, however, this guide will have given you the initial information you need to make a more confident selection!




Buyer’s Guide: How to Pick the Right Washing Machine

Our washing machine buyer’s guide can help you choose one that fits your needs.

Let’s face it, buying a new washing machine isn’t much fun.

No matter how tough it might be to buy the perfect washer – it would really stink not to have one (literally). Or having to call the washing machine repair man all the time simply because you didn’t spend much time researching which brand to buy!

In fact, these devices are some of the hardest to shop for. They’re exhausting to transport, and the marketplace is saturated with countless different models and makes to choose from. Even when you get past all the confusion, you’ve still got the stress of buying something that needs to last you several years.

Rather than commit yourself to a life of dirty clothing or washing your underwear in the sink, why not simplify your washing machine shopping experience with this handy guide?

We’re going to cover the most important considerations, from efficiency and size to the constant debate about “top loaders” and “front loaders”, to help you find the perfect option.


Washing Machine Buyer’s Guide: Handy Guide

The Basic Types of Washing Machine

When it comes to choosing a big, expensive device like a washing machine, the first thing you’ll need to do is figure out what kind of machine is right for you. This means choosing whether you’d prefer to have a “front-loading” washing machine or a “top loading” machine.

If you’re comfortable using something similar to your previous washing machine, then you probably already have a presence. However, if you’re moving to a new home with a different layout, or you simply aren’t sure which type will suit you best, it might be worth taking a look at your options.


The “Front Loading” Machine

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The most obvious difference between a front loading and top loading washing machine is where you put the clothes. A front-loading washer will have a horizontal drum which spins rapidly in order to wash and rinse your clothing. This is a different approach to the top-loading machines, which use agitators to move and rotate clothes.

Front loading machines can be better for families with delicate clothes, because agitators are often rougher on the materials they wash, and they can even cause your items to tangle up too.

Choosing a front loader could mean that your clothes last for longer. Additionally, if you haven’t got a lot of space to work with, your front-loading machine can simply be placed underneath a workbench or stacked under something else.

Most front-loaders come in sizes anywhere from 5kg to 10kg.


The “Top Loading” Machine

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Alternatively, the “top-loading” washing machine comes with an upright drum and an agitator, which mixes your clothes around like a spoon stirring soup. In many cases, top-loaders are much cheaper than front loaders, however, there are plenty of manufacturers out there who are working to produce a budget-friendly front-loader.

Top loaders also have a larger load capacity than their counterparts, thanks to their upright drum, and they’re capable of handling larger loads of washing at a time. This makes them appealing to larger families that need to get loads done quickly.

Another benefit of the top-loading machine is that you can interrupt the wash cycle whenever you want if you want to add or remove items. People with painful joints or a sore back can also benefit from the fact that they don’t have to kneel to access the machine.

Some top-loading models will feature an impeller in place of the standard agitator. This component takes up less space, and also works to create turbulence in the water of a machine, helping to clean clothes. However, impellers can cause more tangling in your clothing.

Top-loader washing machines are often available with capacities of between 3kg and 10kg.

Pros and Cons

Top Loaders:

Top loaders are the more traditional form of washing machine, and they’re often much cheaper than their more modern counterparts. However, they’re not always ideal when you want to avoid tangled or damaged clothing.


  • More reliable (can potentially last longer)
  • Shorter washing cycles
  • Cheaper
  • Easier to manoeuvre (lightweight)
  • Can add or remove clothes mid-cycle
  • Better rinse performance


  • Harsher on clothing
  • Consume more water and energy
  • Can use more washing detergent
  • More expensive to run

Front Loaders

Front loading washing machines can be a more environmentally-friendly option, using up to 70% less water and energy during a wash cycle. Additionally, front-loaders are less likely to tangle your clothes, but they are more expensive.


  • Use less water and energy (particularly when washing on low temperatures)
  • Use less detergent
  • Cheaper to run
  • Gentler on clothing
  • More temperature and program options
  • Higher spin speeds
  • Good for small spaces


  • Very long wash cycles
  • Difficult to stop a wash mid-cycle
  • More expensive
  • Heavy and cumbersome
  • Some need to be specially installed
  • Louder spin cycles
  • Poorer rinsing quality

Functional Features

Once you’ve chosen the type of washing machine that’s right for you, it’s time to think about the features you need to make your life as easy as possible. After all, when you buy a washer, you’re not just looking for the right drum size, you’re also searching for variable timers, drying features, and a whole lot more.

Here are just some of the functional features you might want to consider before you start splashing your cash.

Washer-Dryer Function

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Perhaps one of the most popular considerations for homeowners today is whether they should reduce the space and inconvenience of having a separate washing and drying machine, by buying something that can accomplish both things at once.

Washer-dryers are well suited to anyone who wants to be able to dry their laundry quickly, but they might not have the space to facilitate two separate appliances. The great thing about these machines is that they often come with some of the latest technology, including automatic sensors that use the weight of the load to determine how much drying time you need to get the best results.

Of course, while washer-dryers come with both washing and drying capabilities, they’re a washing machine first, which means that you might not get the best dry first time around.

However, a great thing about these machines is that because they come with condenser technology built-in, you probably won’t need to get a vent installed when you want to start using one.

Variable Timer or Delayed Start

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What if you want to control when your washing load will be ready to hang up to dry? One of the most common features of a washing machine today is the variable timer solution, which gives you the opportunity to choose how long your washing cycle should be.

You can even choose a time for the cycle to start, which is great when you want to take advantage of off-peak rates for electricity, or simply make sure that your home to deal with a wash when it’s finished.

Of course, it’s worth noting that many washing machines will adjust the time you set based on how much weight is in the machine.


Temperature Control

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Temperature control might not seem like a crucial feature for your new washer at first glance. However, being able to choose whether you’re running a hot or cold cycle is a useful way to cut down your energy bills. Using cold water is often just as good as hot water, and it can save you a lot of money on heating up the liquid before it’s ready for the wash.

Additionally, you might have noticed that some of your clothing specifically requires you to run washes at certain temperatures. Delicate materials can’t always hold up well to the stress of extreme heat.

Different Modes

Another great feature to look for when you’re choosing your washing machine is the option to choose from multiple modes to suit specific wash types and fabrics.

For instance, you might have a unique mode that you use for delicate fabrics, as mentioned above or a particular mode for light-coloured clothing. There are even solutions out there that allow you to choose a stronger wash if you have heavily soiled garments to clean. The modes available will depend on the brand you choose.

Smart Controls

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Today, devices of all shapes and sizes are becoming increasingly clever, thanks to new technology. Some washing machines are equipped with something called “IOT” technology, which means that they can interact with the internet, and allow you to control your machine from your phone!

There are also other options that allow for increased customisation and touchscreen interfaces which are a perfect way to reduce the problems with dials and buttons that have been prone to breakage in the past.

With smart controls, you could potentially start a load of washing running before you get home or adjust the washing cycle when you’re away from the house if you change your mind about the mode you’ve chosen. Unfortunately, manufacturers are still trying to figure out how they can get the machines to collect your dirty laundry for you, too.

Child Lock Features

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Some machines come with a “child lock” function, which either makes sure that the door of the washer can’t be accidentally opened mid-cycle or prevents the washing mode from being changed when a button is knocked.

In a house with children running around, the last thing you want is all your wet laundry suddenly spilling out over the floor because someone got curious.

Manufacturers also recommend activating the door lock when you’re not using the machine too, as this can prevent your child from climbing inside. However, it’s sometimes worth keeping the door of a front-loader washer slightly open to prevent the growth of mould or mildew in the rim of the machine.


Drum Materials

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Okay, you know what type of washing machine you’re looking for, and what features you need, now you’re ready to think about the material of the drum inside the washer.

What your machine is made from is very important, as material choice can impact the performance and longevity of your machine. By making sure that your machine is built of high-quality material, there is less to no possible chance that you’ll need an appliance repair service anytime soon. 

Learn how to repair your washing machine yourself and save time and money. This DIY guide will show you how.

The three most common options include:

  • Porcelain-coated steel drums: These are probably the cheapest option on the market. Though they work quite well for a time, they’re also prone to chipping and breakage the more you use them. Often, porcelain-coated drums are more likely to deteriorate quickly, leading to the need to replace a machine faster.
  • Plastic tubs: Plastic drums, on the other hand, can have a longer lifespan than their porcelain counterparts, as plastic is naturally more versatile and durable. A plastic tub should be able to last for much longer.
  • Stainless steel drums: If you’re looking for the best of the best, then steel drums are where it’s at. These tubs generally deliver the best results because they’re not only the gentlest on your clothes, but they also last longer too.

Ultimately, the cheaper you go with your washing machine, the more likely it is that you’ll end up with a less durable material in the drum.


First Things to Do Before You Buy

Congratulations! You know what you’re looking for, and you feel comfortable with the idea of going to the store and choosing your new washing machine. However, before you make that commitment, it’s important to take a couple of quick preparation steps first. For instance:

Measure the Space You Have

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The last thing you want is to go and spend all your cash on your new washing machine, just to discover that it doesn’t fit wherever you want it to go. Before you start your love affair with the perfect device, make sure that you do the groundwork.

Check out the space you have for your machine and measure it twice to ensure that you know exactly how much room you’re dealing with.

Keep in mind that specific features could affect the space you have to work with. For instance, if you must mount your washing machine, then you probably won’t be able to use a top-loading device.

Similarly, if you’re planning on stacking a dryer on top of the washer, you’ll need to pick a front-loading device too. When you’re measuring, remember to leave plenty of space for opening and closing the lid or door.

Know What Capacity You Need

Often, the best washing machine for your needs will be the one that can load and clean all your clothing and materials as quickly and effectively as possible. With that in mind, it’s important to choose the right capacity for the typical size of a load in your house.

Capacities in the washing machine world can range anywhere from 3kg to 18kg, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding a machine that works with your household.

Obviously, the larger the machine is, the better it will be for bigger homes who have bulky items to wash like bedding. However, remember that you shouldn’t go too over the top with your choice, as bigger machines also drain a lot of water and energy.

Most of us will only fill a washing machine about half full at best, so measure how much you’d generally wash in a typical load before you start shopping. You could even just place your basket of laundry on a set of bathroom scales to get the gist of the weight.

Understand Energy Ratings

When you’re shopping for the perfect washing machine, it’s easy to get carried away looking at all the jargon written on a product page. Energy ratings – those little “A+” or “B” ratings written on the machine – were designed to help you choose the most efficient model for your household. The more efficient the machine is, the more likely it is to reduce your energy costs.

After all, if you’re using your washing machine several times a day – as most families with kids will – then you’re going to want to make sure you’re using as little energy as possible to keep costs low. Looking for a high-efficiency energy rating could be a great way to minimise the running costs of your new machine.

Choosing the Best Machine for You

Choosing the perfect washing machine isn’t always easy. There are so many different features to look at, and it’s not always clear what you need from your device. For instance, you might think that you want a super-fast spin cycle so that you can dry your clothing faster or reduce the amount of time you need to hang it from a washing line. However, you can’t always trust that a machine advertised with a high speed will dry your clothing any faster than a slow one.

As with most things in life, choosing the right machine will be a matter of personal preference, but here are a few things you can go over when you’re making your choice.

The Best Brands Available Today

The best “brand” of washing machine will depend on who you ask. Generally, most people will feel more comfortable going with a brand they know, than one they’ve never heard of – particularly if they’re going to be paying out a lot of money. Some of the most popular options available in the market right now include:

  • Fisher & Paykel: Fisher & Paykel are often on the higher-end of the quality scale when it comes to washing machines, and this means that they come with a heftier price tag. Of course, the more you pay, the more features you’ll get, including smart-sensor tech and high capacity.
  • LG: Known for their wide range of technology devices, LG is another great option for modern households. LG can offer very cheap machines, but just because they’re inexpensive doesn’t mean that they don’t offer great performance. Some come with the signature “Turbo Drum” technology to ensure a more consistent wash. There’s also a “fuzzy logic” load sensor which helps to assess the right settings for your load size.
  • Miele: Another option at the higher end of the washing machine world, Germany-made Miele offers exceptional quality at a price that might be a little out-of-this-world for some families. Although they are quite expensive, these machines are also very efficient, with a great energy-reducing spin speed and drying time. Many Miele devices come with a dozen or more pre-loaded modes to choose from.
  • Bosch: A mid-way offering for most families, Bosch is another strong contender in the market, and it also comes from Germany. Bosch washers often come with high energy efficiency ratings, and they can also provide you with plenty of great features, including delayed starts and timers. Some people also say that Bosch is quieter than other machines, but it’ll be up to you to test that yourself.


What Type of Machine Should I Buy?

Ultimately, the best washing machine for you will be the one that works for your family’s needs. Determining the machine that’s best for you is trickier than it seems, but you can always start by looking at your current washing machine and asking yourself whether you like what you already have, or whether you need something better.

If you’re not happy, ask yourself why that is. Do you need more capacity? A different load type? New features?

Sometimes, the features of a washing machine can really set it apart from the other options on the market. For instance, a delayed washing feature is a great way to make sure that your washes adhere to your schedule. Additionally, if you have young children, then a pre-wash cycle to soak heavily-soiled clothing can be useful too.


What Size Should I Buy?

Size is one of the most important concerns for anyone buying a new washing machine. Buying the wrong capacity could mean that you waste a serious amount of water and energy. After all, if your drum is too small, then you could end up doing more loads, which drains your wallet through your energy bill.

On the other hand, if the drum is too large, you use more power than you need to with each load. This table might help:

Family SizeDrum Size
3-45kg – 8kg
4+8kg +



Price Overview

Finally, you’ll need to figure out how much you can reasonably afford to spend on a washing machine. Spend more, and you’re more likely to get your choice of drum size, washing cycles, and great features. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you must over-spend. You can get a good machine on a tight budget if you’re willing to look around and compare prices.

Your options can extend anywhere from $600, to several thousand dollars. For instance:

  • $1499 – W6444A Front loading machine
  • $2499 – W8844XL Eco front loading machine
  • $1799 – W6864 Front loading machine

The best thing you can do is try to find a balance between a price that you can afford and the features you need. While it is possible to go as cheap as possible with your machine, there’s a good chance you’ll compromise on features and longevity if you do.


And there you have it! Everything you need to know about buying your very own washing machine. Whether you’re choosing your first device, or you’re replacing an old one, we hope this guide has been helpful.


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Oven Buyer’s Guide: How To Choose The Best Oven For Your Needs

In this Oven Buyer’s Guide, you’ll discover all the information you need to make the best, most informed decision about your oven. Whether you’re choosing an oven to slot into a specific space, or you want an upgrade to suit your preferred styles of cooking, the following guide is sure to help.

The oven is a crucial component in any kitchen. It’s where you make your meals for the day, where you explore new hobbies like baking, and it’s the device that the rest of your kitchen centres around. Since an oven is crucial to ensuring your family gets the nutrition they need each day, it’s important to make sure you have the right one in your home. Of course – that isn’t always easy.

Even if you did happen to be a culinary mastermind with insider understanding of terms like “convection” and “fan-heated”, the sheer number of different models and designs available in the market today could leave you feeling lost and overwhelmed.

A good oven should be something that lasts for years and offers you consistently delicious dishes day after day. Whatever your lifestyle and budget, you can rest assured that there’s an oven out there to suit you – all you need to do is find it!

Let’s get started.

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The Basics: Choosing the Perfect Oven

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when buying a new oven. There are countless different factors to consider, with various types, features, and designs to choose from. Some ovens are all about versatility – giving you the freedom you need to cook the food that’s right for you. Other ovens are all about speed and efficiency – ideal when you just can’t wait for that fresh, crispy pizza.

Here are just some of the basics to consider:

Electric Vs Gas Ovens

The first thing you need to decide is what kind of fuel you’re going to use to power your oven. This should be an easy choice if you’re replacing a previous model and you want to keep things simple. However, if you want to make your choice based on the benefits of each fuel, here’s what you need to know:

Electric Ovens

  • Cheaper than gas ovens
  • More versatile with a range of layouts and functions to choose from, including grill elements and fan cooking.
  • Pre-heating times are about the same as gas.


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Gas Ovens

  • Require a gas connection
  • Retains more moisture in food – perfect for baking and roasts
  • Circulates heat evenly when combined with a fan.

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Built-in Vs Free-Standing

Next, you’ll need to think about how your new oven is going to fit into your kitchen space. For instance, are you simply going to place it somewhere in the kitchen, or do you want it to fit into a cabinet, or under a worktop.

Freestanding ovens:

  • Area completely separate unit with a cooktop and grill
  • Come in a range of different designs and sizes
  • Are perfect for smaller kitchens when you’re trying to preserve space.


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Built-in ovens:

  • Can be placed into a wall recess, under a kitchen bench, and in other specific areas.
  • Help to preserve the overall look of your kitchen
  • Can come with separate oven tops depending on your needs.

Double Vs Single Ovens

So, you know how you want to power your oven, and how it’s going to fit into your kitchen design. Now, you can start to think about exactly how much cooking convenience you want. For instance, do you want a double oven or just a single model?

Single ovens are perfect for when space is tight, and you don’t need to cook a lot of food at once. For instance, if you don’t bake much for pleasure, and you generally only cook for a couple of people, then single ovens are a perfect way to get the functionality you need without taking up too much space.

Alternatively, double ovens are far more versatile and can be the perfect option for families. There are two types of double oven available, including built-in ovens, and stand-alone models. The key thing to remember when you’re purchasing a double oven is that you’ll need to measure the space beforehand to check that you have enough room to fit such a large piece of equipment.

Size and Capacity

Size and capacity will always be important components to consider when choosing the perfect oven. After all, you need to make sure that the oven you choose fits in your kitchen and gives you enough versatility to cook the meals and treats you like most. Most gas and electric ranges are about 30 inches wide, though you can get professional styles with a 36-inch width.

Keep in mind that a spacious oven can be incredibly useful when you plan on entertaining, or if you like baking in your spare time. Some of the smallest ovens measure in at around 2 cubic feet in capacity, while larger models are closer to 4 cubic feet.

Pros and Cons

To help you narrow your choices down a little further, here’s a quick graph covering some of the most common oven types available. Remember, every oven is different so you’ll need to do a little research on your preferred model to ensure that you’re getting the pros outlined below, but this guide should give you a basic starting point.

Type of Oven Toaster OvenSteam OvenConvection OvenElectric OvenGas Oven
Pros– Small and simple
– More energy efficient than a standard oven.
– Lightweight
– Uses pressurized steam to cook.
– Cooks faster than baking or roasting.
– Healthier – retains more nutrients
– Faster cooking
– Provides even heating
– Energy Efficient
– Provides an even heat all around.
– Less likely to rust.
– Retains more moisture in doughs and baking.
– Quick to heat up.
Cons – Takes longer to heat.
– No automatic cooking functions.
– Only good for certain types of cooking. – Difficult to get dough to rise.
– More fragile and susceptible to breaking.
– Heats up slower.
– Hard to manage temperature.
– High energy consumption.
– Requires a gas connection.
– Needs a fan to distribute heat evenly.


Functional Features: Finding the Oven that “Works” for You

Now that we’ve got the basics out of the way, it’s time to think about the additional functional features you might need from your oven. Depending on your personal preferences, how often you like to cook, and how many people you cook for, you might find that it’s helpful to invest in an oven with special features, like dual capacity, or a timer feature. Here are just some of the “functional features” you might want to think about when choosing the ideal oven.

Dual Ovens

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If you always seem to be the person hosting the large family dinners, or you’re constantly responsible for Christmas lunch, then a dual oven might be the right way to go.

Everyone with a passion for cooking and a lot of mouths to feed has struggled to find a compromise with the perfect temperature setting on their oven in the past. However, desperately trying to cram everything into an oven that simply can’t handle it all can lead to disaster. Your oven might break and you’ll be required to call an expert oven repairs service for some help.

If your cooking experiences often leave you seeing double, then make sure that you have the right oven to handle it. A dual-oven gives you double the space and double the versatility when it comes to roasting turkeys and baking treats. You can even get dual ovens with different capacities so that you’re not wasting any excess energy.

Each oven in a dual set-up has its own set of temperature controls and solutions for minimal stress during your meal-prep. If you’re only cooking for a couple of people, you can simply keep the larger oven switched off, and stick with the smaller one.

Convection Ovens

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The chances are you’ve already heard of convection heating. It simply means that your oven uses a fan to circulate the hot air in your oven for faster, and more even heat distribution. This is much more efficient than the standard radiant heating of an old-fashioned oven.

If you’re looking to save money on energy, and cook your meals much faster too, then a convection oven could be the key. While this equipment isn’t exactly new, it’s something that many homes still haven’t taken advantage of. With a convection oven, you don’t have to worry about things heating differently depending on where they’re placed in the oven itself. Instead, everything gets the same distribution, and rack placement becomes less of an oven problem.

Sabbath Mode

At first glance, “Sabbath Mode” seems a lot like the name of a heavy-metal album, or a religious sect. However, it’s something that can make cooking and baking much easier for everyone involved. When your oven has “Sabbath mode” built-in, this means that it comes with a convenient “hold” feature which keeps your food at eating temperature for a set amount of time, without cooking it any further.

Many commercial ovens have features like this, particularly if the company in question isn’t large enough to afford its own dish-warming devices yet. If you’re worried about keeping dinner warm when your other half works late, or you simply want to be able to serve fresh and warm dishes to your guests when they arrive at an undefined time to a dinner party, Sabbath mode can help.

Glass Doors

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While glass doors might not seem like a big deal at first, they can be an important feature when choosing the perfect oven. Not only do these doors look great, but they also mean that you can look in on your food as its cooking. When you include this feature in your search for an oven, you’ll save cash on the wasted energy that seeps out of your device every time you open the door to peek at what’s cooking.

When you’re not totally sure how long a meal or bake will take, it’s a good idea to invest in glass doors. This will help to give you an instant assessment of your food, so you can either start laying the table, or return to the living room to relax for a little longer.

Timers and Delayed-Start Features

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Finally, let’s face it – it’s much easier to become a cooking pro when you don’t have to watch the clock to make sure that you’re not burning your entrees. It’s all too easy to lose track of time when you’re cleaning the house, watching television, or running yourself a nice hot bath.

A timer can automatically tell your oven to shut off when the cooking time has elapsed, so you’re less likely to fill the house with smoke.

Combine the timer feature with a delayed-start option and you have the ultimate combo. For instance, if you want to put your cookies in the oven, but you’re planning on going for a long shower, you can set them to start cooking in twenty minutes or so, so you don’t have to rush out of the bathroom when your home smells like a burning bakery.

How to Choose the Best Oven for Your Needs

Modern ovens come with plenty of great functions to choose from. If you tend to stick with basic meals, and you don’t like to cook often, then you’re free to stick with a simple oven that doesn’t have many extra features. On the other hand, if you’re the kind of chef who likes to experiment, then you’ll have plenty of new tech to play with.

For instance, a fan-adjusted oven will help to distribute heat more evenly around your oven, while a timer makes sure that you end up with fewer burnt meals. Here are just a few additional things to consider before you make the decision on that ultimate oven.


Do You Need a Grill?

Most ovens will come with a grill feature, but you might be surprised to learn that there are a host of grill options to choose from. For instance, with a simple grill, you can place your dish inside and move it closer to the grill to get a faster cook. On the other hand, a variable grill will allow you to set the temperature according to your needs.


Do You Need a Bottom Drawer?

Some ovens come with a bottom drawer that offers a range of different functions, including the opportunity to act as a separate oven cavity, or broiler drawer. Depending on your cooking preferences, your bottom drawer can even keep your meals warm for you when you’re getting ready to serve.


Do You Need Special Cooking Features?

Some more high-tech ovens in the marketplace today come with special settings when you’re baking, cooking pizzas, or proofing a batch of dough for some bread. If you’re the kind of person who likes to experiment with meals, these special features could be ideal for you.


Do You Need Wireless Connectivity?

You might be wondering why you would need something like wireless connectivity for your oven – but you’d be surprised how useful this option can be. Ovens with built-in wireless capabilities allow you to control your oven from your smartphone. This is ideal when you’re worried you might have left the oven on after you go to work.


Do You Need Simpler Maintenance?

If you’re not the kind of person who likes to spend a lot of time cleaning their oven (and who is?) or spend few hours learning some DIY oven repairs lessons online, then you can choose a model that’s easy to clean. These options are resistant to grease, are less likely to have food particles burned on, and they’re easier to clean too!


How Much Are You Willing to Pay?

Finally, the budget is the last thing you’ll need to consider when you’ve chosen all the other elements of your perfect oven. In Australia, the average oven can range anywhere from a cost of $400 to over $3000 depending on what features you’re looking for. The more energy-efficient ovens, with larger capacities and more features, are more likely to set you back a pretty penny.

And there you have it – everything you need to know about buying the perfect oven for your cooking needs.

Although this guide might not cover every question you’ve ever had about ovens, it’s hopefully enough to give you an insight into what you can find on the market today – and what you really need. Now all you need to do is go out there and buy your ultimate oven.

Good luck!





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Scrubbing an oven might not be the most exciting part of running your own catering business – but that doesn’t make it any less crucial. Cleaning and maintaining your equipment is the best way to minimise the frequency with which you end up calling in a professional to handle your commercial catering equipment repairs.

Just like any other piece of mechanical equipment, the only way you can get the most beneficial and fault-free service out of your catering equipment is to perform regular maintenance. Everything from buffing away grime, to keeping your ovens clear can be enough to ensure you have the commercial cooking power you need.

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That means that you don’t necessarily have to devote yourself to washing your undies in the sink if you want to live a life free from stench.

All you need to do is read this useful guide for washing machine repairs. Whether your washer drum isn’t spinning like it should, or your clothes are coming out smelling even worse than before, we’ll give you the tips and advice you need to find the right solution. […]

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To help you prepare for all those unexpected oven melt-downs, we’ve put together this helpful DIY oven repair guide, designed to take you all the way from “Oh shoot”, to “troubleshooting”, to that perfect three-course meal.

Let’s get cookin’.

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A Handy DIY Dishwasher Repair Guide

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If your dishes come out spotted or stained, if you’re left with smelly, dirty water in the dishwasher basin, or it simply refuses to start – take a deep breath, keep calm and let’s carry on.

This handy guide to dishwasher repair will solve most of the dishwasher issues you’ll ever encounter. Best of all, these simple solutions don’t come with a hefty price tag and are easy enough for the “not-so-handy” handyman. After all, repairing a dishwasher is not rocket science.

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