Compare Best Buys for You
We make it quick and simple to compare the best buys for you at-a-glance.
First we do our product research to find out which models are available now.
Then we find out from existing users the good and bad points about these models. And
owners give a mark out of 10 too.
Finally, we put together our comparison tables to present the top models side by side. So
you can see at-a-glance the points you need to look for to get both value for money and a task well done.
Find the qualities to look for in the best products in category.
Compare The Best eReaders
The latest eReaders offer the reader compelling functionality. These wireless
electronic books are light-weight, can store up to one thousand titles, and display both free and paid-for
content including books, newspapers, magazines and documents (TXT,PDF & HTML).
Our user survey among 9,244 eReader owners revealed the key qualities you should look for when buying the
best electronic reader for your needs.
Compare the best eReaders here…>>>
Which 7” Tablet PC Is
A tablet PC delivers computing on the go and the chance to surf the net from anywhere in your
home (or outside). These slate devices are light in weight but which has the best screen experience, most memory
(for all those movies) and which is best value for your money?
Find out when you compare 7” Tablet PCs
Which Stand Mixer Is Best?
Stand mixers can cope with one or several cake mixes at the same time. They will also make
light work of mixing even the stickiest bread dough. But which is best? With the help of over 3,000 users we found
the best buys:
See the Best Buys Compared stand mixer comparison here
Which PC Headset Is Best?
PC headsets offer combined headphone and microphone (that you can stow/switch off). They
are great for gaming, listening to music or a film, Skype calls and internet chat. But which
is your best buy?
Use our consumer survey findings to compare best PC
headsets here …>>>
Which Are The Best Kitchen
Digital kitchen scales (and some mechanical models) provide a precise means to measure
ingredients for cooking , baking or dietry requirements. But which cook's measuring scales are best? Which display
can be seen with a mixing bowl on the scales? Which manufacturer offers an incredible 15 year warranty? Our latest
user-led market research tells you which kitchen scales are
Which Is The Best Stick Blender?
An immersion or hand blender is one of those nifty gadgets that helps you to quick,
nutritious food. But which will NOT scratch your non-stick pots and pans? And which offers handy add-ons like a
balloon whisk and food chopper? Our latest research reveals which is the
best stick blender ...>>>
Which Panasonic Phone Is Best Buy?
Panasonic phones lead the market for DECT landline phones. Our guide,
based on a consumer survey and user-led recommendation shows you at-a-glance which models are good for your money.
Which is the best Panasonic phone? Find it
Which Cordless Phone Is Best?
What's the fuss about cordless phones for home or small business use? Over the past few
years there's been a revolution in POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) phones, they've become cordless and digital
(or DECT). You can now receive SMS text messages from mobiles, use your phone as a wake-up alarm and enjoy crystal
clear digital clarity of sound. Which is the best cordless
phone? Find it here and buy it for less...>>>
Which Oral Irrigator Is Best?
Unlike flossing or interdental brushes, a water jet is painless. Water flossing is also a
solution for people who need to clean orthodontic braces or delicate bridge-work. But which of these "miricle"
devices is the right investment for your teeth? See for yourself which is best on our compare oral
Which Is The Best Paper Shredder For Home
Use (Or Personal Office Use)?
Compared to other forms of waste disposal paper shredders are safe, quick, convenient and,
above all, effective. So see for yourself which is best on our compare paper shredders for home use page...>>>
Which Is The Best Shaver for
Men's shavers often attract high user ratings, but not so women's shavers. Our consumer survey
reveals which is the best shaver for women - according to women.
Which Is The Best Hot Air Brush? User
A hot air brush dries moist hair, as you brush, tease and wind.
The revolving hot air styler promises to add body and the appearance of volume to hair. You can also wind tresses
to create natural waves and curls.
Our latest consumer survey reveals which Which Hot Air Brush is best? Find out more
Which Is The Best Ironing Board? User
Many people involved with our on-going steam iron survey have told us which ironing board they use. There’s no
doubt a flimsy ironing table will make heavy weather of the ironing pile and may give you neck and backache to
Through our survey we’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff to determine which is the best ironing
board and why… Now you can compare ironing boards at a
Which Are The Best Interdental Cleaners & Floss
Interdental cleaners and floss are the unsung heroes of the
bathroom. They can winkle out food debris, disrupt plaque and help clean around dental bridges or orthodontic
braces. So which is the best? Find out with our compare interdental
cleaners table here...>>>
Which Is The Best Epilator? Report 2017
Epilators promise to remove unwanted body hair completely and deliver super smooth legs
for up to three weeks at a time. But which models are up to the job? So far, we’ve interviewed almost 5,000 women
to find the answer to: Which is the best Epilator?
Now, you too can compare epilators at-a-glance here…>>>
New Wet Razor User Satisfaction Research
If you have the time, there’s something soothing about lathering up and carefully enjoying a close shave with a
wet razor. In recent years the traditional, double edge safety razor has made a come-back against
the proliferation of cartridge razors.
It seems, too, that many people use an electric shaver during the working week, but also a wet razor, too. Their
reason? They prefer the closer, smoother shave for “going out” or at the week-end when time’s not so pressing.
You can compare wet razors side by side here…>>>
Steam Irons User Poll – Updated 2017
Just published February 2013 our new and updated Steam iron users’ poll.
We’ve extended our investigation into the ironing chore and surveyed owners to find the current top 10 steam
irons and identify the best value models:
Compare irons 2017
Best Buys for Electric Toothbrushes – Latest Owner
Published January 2017: The Best Buys for Electric Toothbrush Ratings & Reviews Survey.
We’ve interviewed more than 4,500 people to tease out the nation’s best electric toothbrushes.
Now you can make use of our easy comparisons of the top rechargeable brushes to help maintain teeth and gums
between trips to the hygienist or dentist.
Our research uncovered the most popular models and their users (with at least 6 weeks or more experience) helped
us to answer the question: Which are the best electric toothbrushes for your hard earned money?
Compare electric toothbrushes 2017 here
Best Buys For 40 Inch TVs – Owner
We’ve interviewed more than 1,900 people to figure out the UK’s best 40
inch televisions. Now it’s over to you for an easy – at-a-glance - comparison of the top 40 TVs for great
picture quality, acceptable sound and of course connection sockets!
You may also be interested in the latest 3D-Ready TVs and/or so-called SMART TVs
(ones that can offer content from the web, internet surfing and even Skype video calls.
Owners of the most popular models have given us the benefit of their experience of
connecting up and watching these TVs in order to answer the question: Which are the best 40 inch TVs for your
40 Inch TV comparison
Best Buys Compared – Hair Straighteners Comparison - New
We’ve interviewed over 3,000 people to find out the UK’s best hair straighteners. Now you, too,
can consider the top models for swiftly and safely ironing hair straight. Or, if you prefer, you can add a curl,
wave or even crimp. Current owners gave us the benefit of their experience to answer the question: Which are the
best hair straighteners for your money?
Hair Straighteners comparison
Best Buys Compared Beard Trimmers
You be the judge of top models for trimming & styling side-burn, moustaches, goatees, stubble and full
beards. More than 1400 men gave us their opinions and experience to answer the question: Which beard
trimmer is best?
Compare beard trimmers
Hair Dryers Compared – Consumer
You be the judge of top models for home, travel or salon professional use. With 1600 people in our research
panel, we think we’ve answered the question – which hair dryer is best?
Compare hairdryers 2017
Electric Shaver Consumer Investigation And User
Electric shavers come in two types - foil and rotary. Our user research uncovered the top
10 models that existing owners say could deliver you a close, comfortable shave.
Electric shavers compared 2017
Frying Pan Owner Survey
It’s been around for centuries and every household has one (or two): We set out to find the best value
frying pan by asking the people who know – existing users:
Frying Pan Comparison
Saucepans Set User Survey
If you have a pan you’ll also have saucepans. For setting up home, wedding gifts or just ringing the changes
the right saucepan set offers value for money. But which is best?
We surveyed users to determine the Top 10 Saucepans:
Compare saucepans 2017
Steam Irons User Poll
We surveyed owners to find the top 10 steam irons and identify the best value models:
Compare irons 2017
Steam Generator Iron Owner Survey
Pressurised steam irons are big and expensive, but promise to reduce ironing time by –
perhaps - half. Existing users revealed to us the top models:
Compare Steam Generator Irons 2017
Using our Best Buys for Comparison
The key headings you will see in the Best Buys for comparison tables are:
Products are ranked using the Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating for the model (see below).
Top Ranked by Users
The owners of this model have consistently rated their purchase highly and propelled it to the top of the
Best Buy tip
The top ranked model may be the best, but it’s not always the cheapest. Compare best buys for tips. These models
are often keenly priced and still deliver great, dependable results.
Expect to pay around
This guide price was correct at the time of writing. However, prices change – and are often cheaper!
Use our UK-wide compare prices pages where we publish the daily three cheapest prices for a model.
Overall Users’ Satisfaction Rating
This is a mark out of 10. We poll users after they have owned and used their product model for at least six
weeks, often longer.
That’s long enough for favourable first impressions to fade and a model’s shortcomings to emerge.
A rating of 8/10 or above
indicates a great model – easy to use, fit for purpose and
Ratings in the range 6.00/10 – 7.99/10
indicate a model that could be great but probably has
either ease of use or dependability issues.
Ratings 5.99/10 or less
Sorry, we’re only interested in the best buys
for. We don’t publish these results. They suggest a model is either unfit for purpose and/or unreliable.
In our user surveys we ask buyers to give their model a mark out of 10 combining their opinions on value for
money, ease of use, fitness for purpose and dependability.
We then take all the buyers marks – good or bad - for a given model and calculate an Overall Users’ Satisfaction
Important functions and features
Clever marketing people try and bamboozle us with sales puff to claim their model the best.
However, our user surveys uncover the functions and features that actually define a best buy. Put simply,
existing users/owners tell us what they value in their model.
We then find out whether other models have these attributes, or not. That means you can compare the top 10
models like for like.
Here’s to you – canny shopper – let our product comparison tables deliver you great value for money and the
satisfaction of using a great product.
Here’s where, at-a-glance, you can compare the best buys in a category.