Best Buys Compared – Because You Deserve the UK’s Best
Best Buys Compared is based on our UK consumer market research into a range of consumer
goods and services.
Our approach is simple:
First we survey existing owners in a particular category. Take, for example, our latest
reports: Best Buys for 7 inch
Tablet PCs, the
updated Steam Generator Irons Comparison Survey and the new Best Buys for eReaders consumer poll
Next, we put together easy to use, side-by-side
comparison tables including an “Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating” based on a minimum period of use (usually 6
weeks, sometimes 3 months). Then we find you the best
bargain for the least price.
Helping You Choose - Making Word of Mouth Work for
Wouldn’t it be helpful to ask a lot of people - who already own the exact model you are considering - whether it
does the job and is worth the money?
Well, asking existing users/owners for an opinion is exactly what we do.
Our user survey program quickly identifies the dependable models in a category. You can see them at a glance
Top 10 Best Buys for You | Updated August 2016
Here's just a few of our user nominated, top ten best buys for different categories:
You can easily compare the best - at-a-glance - without being confused by too many
Best Buys for You – How We Make
To make best buy recommendations we first track down and survey people who already own and use the products that
interest you. For example, check out our recently published guide to LED TVs including SMART and 3D models -
Which is the best LED TV to buy?
Our responders are people who’ve used the product for at least 6 weeks, often longer.
That’s long enough for glowing first impressions to fade.
Next, we ask them a set of questions about the good (and bad) points of their purchase. They usually rate the
particular model they own for:
• Simplicity in use
• Effective performance
• Overall value for money
The results of our surveys are published here at Best Buys for You Surveys
Compare the Best Buys for You
From our user surveys we make simple, at-a-glance, comparison tables.
That means you can simply compare like for like to find the best buys for your money and needs:
Compare the best buys | Updated August 2016
About Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating
The Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating derives from the key question in the short survey
“You’ve lived with your purchase for six or more weeks. Now, consider how much you paid for it, plus how
well it does its job for you. What overall rating out of 10 will you give your purchase now?”
We then combine all these individual ratings per model to arrive at the Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating you see on the pages of this
Which Is The Best eReader?
A wireless eReader gives you the means to carry and display many books or
documents in one, light-weight device. In fact one electronic book reader can store an entire
library of around 1000 books. You can download paid for content in less than a minute or easily transfer free
content by wireless or cable direct from your PC.
Prices are falling, but which is the best eReader for your money? We uncovered the answer
through interviews among 9,000 owners participating in our electronic book reader user
Which is the best eReader? | Compare the best eReaders | Top electronic book readers
Which 7 Inch Tablet PC Is Best?
A 7” tablet PC offers a use anywhere computer resource. These light-weight, slate
PCs can be held in one hand, yet can display/play the internet, movies, music, ebooks and a huge range of
social and hobby related apps.
Prices are falling, but which handheld PC is best? We discovered the answer by talking to
thousands of owns in our tablet PC user poll.
Which is the best 7” tablet PC? | Compare smaller tablet PCs | Top handheld PCs
What’s The Best Stand Mixer For Your
A counter top mixer provides a labour-saving way to prepare all sorts of
food mixes from Victoria sponge to the stickiest bread dough. But which is best? We found out through a
stand mixer user survey among both home and small business users:
Which stand mixer is best? | Top 10 stand mixers
Which PC Headset Is Best?
A PC headset combines earphones for listening and a microphone for talking. They plug into your
PC, Laptop or Tablet PC. (You can switch off and store the microphone when not required).
These headphone/mic combos are great for gaming, listening to music (or a film sound track), Skype calls and PC
chat. UK users told us which are the best PC headsets:
Compare best PC headsets | Help me choose from the
top PC headphones
Which Are The Best Kitchen Scales?
If you’ve a need to measure precise quantities of food ingredients you’ll need a set of kitchen
scales. Our consumer report investigated the latest digital models and some of the best mechanical
What are the best kitchen scales? | Help
me choose among top kitchen scales
Which Is The Best Hand Blender?
Hand blenders, sometimes known as stick or immersion blenders are a handy aid to quick food
preparation. Our latest owner research showcases the models that can be relied upon to puree, blend and chop
everything from baby food to soup to smoothies - in seconds.
Which is the best hand blender? | Help me choose -
Top hand blenders
Which Panasonic Cordless Phone Is Best?
Panasonic cordless phones lead in the provision of landline telephones. Check out our
at-a-glance comparisons of the best models Panasonic has to offer (and the best prices, too). Our user-led
recommendations will help you pick a winner and cut through marketing gibberish like IP POTS or DECT.
Which Panasonic Cordless Phone is best? |
Top Panasonic Cordless Phones
Which Cordless Phone Is Best?
Cordless phones for landline home phones offer both convenience and a dash of digital wizardry.
Our latest consumer research reveals which models offer DECT clarity, plus useful functions like wake-up alarms,
answerphones and receiving SMS text messages.
Which cordless phone is best for your money? |
Top cordless phones
Which Oral Irrigator Is Best?
Oral irrigators (sometimes known as water flossers) are the home version of
those nifty water squirters that dentists use. An oral irrigator provides a powerful (harmless) water jet that
cleans between teeth and along the gum-line. Using a water flosser is painless and less invasive than,
say, dental floss. It also makes perfect sense if you have an orthodontic brace or bridge-work that cannot be
properly cleaned by floss or interdental brushes.
Compare oral irrigators at a glance here | Top water flossers
Which Are The Best Paper Shredders For Home
Compared to incinerators, tearing-up, composting and the like, shredders are safe, quick & convenient. Over
the past six months we've been surveying users to find the best cross-cut shredders for domestic (or small office)
Find the best buys in our Paper Shredders for Home Use Survey.
Compare paper shredders for home use
| Best paper shredders for home
Which Is The Best Women's Electric Shaver? Our Survey
Are women's electric shavers as well thought of as equivalent men's razors? Our user
survey revealed that users value epilators above women's shavers. However, if you are in a hurry a woman's electric
shaver can be handy. We reveal the best shaver for women, here on our at-a-glance comparison tables.
Compare the best shaver for
Which Are The Best Buy Hot Air Brushes? User
Hot air brushes, also known as rotating hot air stylers promise to add
body or volume to your hair. They can also be used to create natural looking curls and waves in hair. Our survey
revealed which models are most dependable for great looking hair.
Which Hot Air Brush is best? Survey Findings
Which Are the Best Ironing Boards? Consumer
Ironing Boards (sometimes known as ironing tables) are often overlooked,
but they can help you swiftly through that ironing chore – or give you backache.
We found our from the experts (ordinary UK users) which are the best buys for ironing boards to suit either a
regular steam iron or one of those hulking steam generator irons.
Compare Ironing Boards
The Best Buys Compared Epilators
Epilators promise to remove unwanted hair for up to 3 weeks of silky smoothness on legs,
arms, even on the face. Among the models recommended by users were the Braun 7871, Braun 7681 and Panasonic
ES-WD42. But do they deliver on their promises? We’ve interviewed 4,980 women in order to find out. You can read
our report here:
Which epilator is the best? Survey |
Best epilators | Compare
Best Buys for Steam Irons Buyers Poll - Updated
There are dozens of steam irons on the UK market. They range in price from under a tenner
to over ninety pounds.
So, we set out to simplify things. Now, we can reveal (through all new and updated tables) which are the
reliable, effective and easy to use best buy irons 2016.
Best buys for steam irons
user survey | Best buy
irons | Compare
Best Buys Guide To Interdental
Cleaners & Floss
This guide is about those little tools that help you winkle out food particles and dislodge plaque: The humble
interdental cleaners and floss.
Compare interdental cleaners
Best Buys For Electric Toothbrushes User
Dentists and hygienists are forever advising us to invest in an electric toothbrush in
order to better maintain our teeth and gums.
But which is the best electric toothbrush for you? A cheap one, or a luxury brush with numerous cleaning “modes"
and a large price tag to boot?
We’ve polled a cross section of the people who probably know the answer to this question: UK users who have six
or more weeks experience using a current model rechargeable toothbrush.
Electric toothbrush ratings &
reviews survey | Compare electric
toothbrushes | Which Electric Toothbrush is
Best Buys For 40 Inch TVs Owners
Today, 40 inch TVs come in a bewildering array of specifications: Full 1080p high
definition, 3D-ready and Smart TV capabilities. But which is your best buy?
Over the past 6 months we’ve been building a panel of the experts who know best – UK owners and users who’ve
already taken the plunge and invested in one of the latest TVs
So far we’ve surveyed more than 1,900 40 inch TV owners to find out which offer the best picture and, most
importantly, which have the right array of connector sockets on the back and side. We believe we’ve uncovered the
answer to the question “which 40 Inch TV is the best?”
Which 40 inch LED TV is best? | Compare 40 Inch TVs | Best 40 inch
Best Buys in Hair Straighteners
Over the past year we’ve interviewed more than 3,000 hair straightener users – in order to
find out which can dry and straighten your hair safely and quickly. Also, which model can put in a wave, a curl or
even a crimp? We think we’ve got the answer to “which hair straightener is my best buy?”
Which hair straighteners are best? |
What to look for when buying hair
Hair Straighteners Comparison | Best hair straighteners
Best Buy Beard Trimmers Users Survey
Beard trimmers are designed to trim & style facial hair including side-burns, moustaches, goatees, full
beards and the stubble look. More than 1400 men helped us home in on the answer to “which beard trimmer is
Beard trimmer consumer report | Compare beard trimmers | Best beard
trimmers for men
Best Buy Hair Dryers Family Survey
To make our Best Buys Hair Dryer consumer report we built a panel of more than 1600
people. With our user panel’s help we’ve come up with the answer to which hair dryer is best?
Here’s where you’ll find the right hairdryer for home, travel or professional salon use:
Best buy hairdryers survey | Which hair dryer is Best? | Compare
Best Buy Men's Electric Shavers Survey
In researching our Best Buy Electric Shavers user survey we interviewed more than 1800
owners. So, we can reasonably state we’ve found the answer to which electric shavers are best in Britain: The ones
that deliver the most satisfying close, comfortable shave – at the right price!
Best buy electric shaver user survey |
Which electric shaver is best | Electric shavers compared
Best Buys Compared Guide To Wet
Razors (for Men & Women)
Our user poll has uncovered which are the best DE safety and cartridge razors for a smooth
Compare wet razors by Overall Users' Satisfaction rating
Best Buy Saucepans Buyers & Users
Whether you are ringing the changes, buying a wedding present or setting up home, you’ll want a
saucepans set. We found out which are best value for money, by asking the opinion of existing
Best buy saucepans | Which saucepans are best | Which saucepans for induction hobs?
Which saucepans for ceramic hobs? | Compare saucepans at-a-glance | How to buy saucepans that are right for you
Best Buy Frying Pans Cooks Survey
Every home has a frying pan and they do more than just fry ups. Our owner poll uncovered
the factors that separate a useful frying pan from a dud:
Best buy frying pans
survey | Which frying pan is best? | Which frying pan for
Which frying pan for
induction hobs? | Which frying pans are safe for the oven?
Quickly find the best with our frying pan comparison
Best Buys For Steam Generator Irons Owners Survey Updated
Steam generator irons (sometimes known as pressurised steam irons)
promise to halve the time you spend ironing.
Our updated survey reveals which are the best buy steam generator irons 2016 and the reason why.
Best Buys for
Steam Generator Irons Survey | Best Buy Steam Generator
Compare Steam Generator
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Best Buys Compared Reviews
What are Best Buys Compared
reviews? This is the place where we review those products unique enough to create a category
all their own.
These gadgets are useful stuff that can make your life a little easier and, perhaps, more enjoyable, too.
Here’s a list of the Best Buys Compared Reviews published so far:
Cleaner (Karcher WV50 window vacuum)
Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File
Emjoi Micro-Pedi portable electric pedicure
What Best Buys Compared Means to You
What Best Buys Compared means to you? It's simple: We
find out – from existing users - the best buys in a category and where you can find the biggest savings off the
Using our consumer market research we make your shopping research easier.
We narrow down choices to the top 10 best products per category that British users recommend.
Our rankings are based on design, ease of use, performance, dependability and value for your money.
We know the right product or model for the job, because its users have told us.
So, don’t regret a purchase again. The best UK buys for a given category await you here on the pages of
Best Buys Compared…