Conversations about: Energy & Home

Is it possible to hold back the slugs?

by , Senior Gardening researcher/writer Energy & Home 1 March 2015
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Slugs - a gardener's worst enemy. There are a number of methods out there to stop them in their tracks, be it environmentally friendly or chemical, but have you ever found one that actually works? (more about slugs)

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Is your washer-dryer faster than a dung beetle?

by , Home Product Researcher Energy & Home 21 February 2015
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One of the washer-dryers in our most recent tests takes more than eight hours to dry clothes. How long would you wait for dry laundry? And what's it got to do with dung beetles!? (more about washer-dryers...)

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Supermarket shopping: what gets on your nerves?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 19 February 2015
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Long queues, confusing store layouts, ‘unexpected item in the bagging area’… shopping for groceries can really be a chore at times. What irritates you the most about supermarket shopping? (more about supermarket bugbears...)

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Do the Big Six deserve their loyal customers?

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 18 February 2015
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Today is a watershed moment for the energy market. The Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed what we’ve known all along - competition isn’t working for consumers. (more about the CMA investigation...)

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Steam mops: are they interfering with your radio?

by , Home Researcher Energy & Home 15 February 2015
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Household chores seem much less of a drag when you can do them to music. But what if your cleaning equipment interferes with your tunes? Our testers noticed this with some steam cleaners in our latest tests. (more about steam mops...)

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Do induction hobs interfere with pacemakers?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 12 February 2015
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More of us are deciding to buy induction hobs when replacing our old hob or cooker. But did you know that they could interfere with some pacemakers? (more on pacemakers...)

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Valentines Day: don’t give the gift of food poisoning

by , Head of Compliance Energy & Home 10 February 2015
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We've got Catriona Stewart from the Food Standards Agency talking about their 'look before you book' scheme. If you're planning a Valentine's meal, make sure you check the food hygiene rating... (more about food hygiene ratings...)

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Do you wish for more from your microwave?

by , Senior Home Researcher Energy & Home 4 February 2015
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Microwaves are a gadget found in almost all kitchens. While they're meant to be a convenient way to get the cooking done, are they really as good as we all think? (more about microwaves)

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Lack of competition in the energy market costs us billions

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 3 February 2015
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Our latest analysis of energy prices suggests bills could have been slashed further and sooner than the recent round of cuts. Do you think you’re paying a fair price for energy? (more about energy prices...)

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Time to sort out origin labelling

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 2 February 2015
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The complexities of the food supply chain were exposed following the horsemeat scandal two years ago. This had consumers questioning exactly where their food comes from. (more on food labelling...)

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Are you still using halogen bulbs?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 30 January 2015
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While we’ve already seen the EU phase out energy guzzling traditional incandescent bulbs, the time is now coming for a decision on the end of not-so-eco halogens. The question is, when? (more about halogen bulbs)

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How much sugar is in your breakfast bowl?

by , Chief Policy Adviser Energy & Home 28 January 2015
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We've always known children's cereals aren't always the most healthy option to kick start the day. And now it seems the sugar content in many is on the up. Is it time we started to pick from elsewhere on the shelf? (more about cereals)

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Buying a stairlift? The pressure’s on…

by , Senior Health Researcher Energy & Home 23 January 2015
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Do you feel as though you may have been pressured into buying a stairlift? Our survey reveals shopping for a stairlift may not have been as simple as everyone had hoped… (more about stairlifts...)

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Butter vs spreads – what goes on your bread?

by , Which? Magazine Deputy Editor Energy & Home 20 January 2015
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Are you a butter or a spreads fan? I’m very much in the butter camp – nothing else quite cuts it on my morning slice of toast. Even though it is 80% fat… (more about butter vs spreads...)

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