Home gadgets might get a little lost in the noise generated by ‘sexier’ tech such as sleek electric cars, powerful digital cameras, vast OLED TVs and wafer-thin cutting-edge smartphones, but be in no doubt: small appliances can have a hugely beneficial effect on our day-to-day lives by keeping our homes clean, our food delicious and our drinks refreshing.
2022 has been a year in which most of us have again been free to explore the outside world after almost two years of lockdowns and other restrictions, so perhaps our appreciation for home comforts hasn’t been quite as acute. That said, with the weather now turning chilly, the evenings drawing in and the prices of night out reaching eye-watering levels, we’re spending more time indoors. All the better to keenly appreciate the appeal of a spotless living room, a cracking cup of coffee or a crisp pint of beer. So what better time than now to be unveiling our pick for the best small appliance of the year?
Small appliance of the year: Sage Barista Express Impress
The days where 90% of the British public will accept a sad cup of Kenco instant coffee are long gone. While we have a