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The most frustrating flaws in everyday products

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 17 August 2014
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'Tumble dryers that don’t dry your clothes'. That was recently voted as the most frustrating flaw in an everyday product as uncovered by our tests. What else is grinding your gears? (more about frustrating flaws...)

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Your view: what are your most desired kitchen gadgets?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 9 August 2014
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Research this week professed that the average household owns seven kitchen gadgets. I spouted that I had nowhere near that. In fact, when I counted, I owned six. Here’s how many you lot own. (your view on kitchen gadgets...)

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A ‘drinkable sunscreen’ that contains just one ingredient

by , Senior Researcher Energy & Home 6 August 2014
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Drinkable sunscreen – it sounds great and has had quite a bit of publicity, but when we took a closer look at its ingredients we found a big surprise. Have you seen a product you think will struggle to live up to its claims? (more about drinkable sunscreens...)

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How many chickens really contain campylobacter?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 5 August 2014
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The Food Standards Agency has today published the first of its quarterly results for levels of campylobacter contamination in supermarket chickens - we now want to know the best and worst performing shops... (more on campylobacter in chickens...)

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I don’t own seven kitchen gadgets – do you?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 4 August 2014
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Juicer

How many kitchen gadgets do you own? Apparently the average British kitchen now houses seven gadgets - microwaves, juicers, coffee makers and so on. Do we really need all of them? (more about kitchen gadgets...)

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Barmy special offers: spotted any in your supermarket lately?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 29 July 2014
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Did you catch last night’s Supermarket Wars documentary on Dispatches? Presenter Harry Wallop explored how the supermarkets compete on price, meet our online demands and use special offers to lure us in… (more about supermarket wars...)

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Shock news as the Green Deal fund closes after seven weeks

by , Which? Graduate Energy & Home 26 July 2014
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Many were excited about the new Green Deal cash incentive scheme, which could get you £7,600 cash back for making your home more energy efficient. But now the fund's been closed just seven weeks after launch. (more about Green Deal fund...)

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Difficult-to-use products: the niggles that let you down

by , Online Home Writer Energy & Home 15 July 2014
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Some products are great at the job they’re designed for: microwaving food evenly or helping you get every crease out of your ironing. But if the product’s awkward to use, it could make your life a nightmare. (more about problem products...)

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Do retailers artificially inflate the cost of our suncreams?

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 14 July 2014
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Sun Cream

A new piece of research from The Guardian suggests supermarkets artificially inflate the price of sunscreens to make you feel you’re getting a good deal - a concept we’re all too familiar from our research at Which?. (read more about suncreams...)

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Can you navigate the care maze?

by , Policy Advisor Energy & Home 10 July 2014
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Man standing outside a large maze

Our new report 'The Care Maze' finds that at a time when families are struggling to adapt to a change in circumstances, the system can be a minefield to navigate. (more about the care maze...)

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How long should your washing machine last?

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 9 July 2014
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Wrecked washing machine

How long your washing machine lasts is one of the main considerations when shopping for a new model - so how about putting expected lifetimes on washing machines? (more about washing machines...)

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Is life too sweet at times?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 6 July 2014
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Sugar on spoon

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) draft report on carbohydrates and health published last week should be a wake-up call to the Government, food industry and consumers. (more on sugar...)

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Success! Ofgem refers energy market for full investigation

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 26 June 2014
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In a win for our Fix the Big Six campaign, Ofgem today referred the energy market to the Competition & Markets Authority for a full market investigation. What changes do you want to see in the energy market? (more about Ofgem's announcement...)

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