SMALL APPLIANCES

A very difficult area, with almost all small appliances worldwide, made in China. Hopefully we can put the pressure on today’s bean-counter controlled companies to reverse some of their relocation decisions of the past twenty years.

We have not listed “supermarket” brands such as ‘Anko’/ ‘Homemaker’ (Kmart) or Aldi. Nor have we listed on-line brands such as Kogan, simply because they are invariably made in China. We are happy to be corrected if this is wrong.

Toasters

Toasters

Limited number of individual products not Made In China, so you have to look around. Breville Well respected Australian company. Products still designed and engineered in Australia, but mostly made in China. BTA820XL toaster reportedly not made in China, if you can find one. Cuisinart French company manufacturing in France …

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food-processor-mixer

Food Processors Mixers

Lots of familiar brands Made In China, but there are alternatives – CHECK THE BOX. Magimix Food Processor is reportedly still made in France. Kitchen Aid (Owned by Whirlpool) US company. Most products made in China, but their stand-up mixer is reportedly still US made. Philips Dutch worldwide manufacturer with …

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pressure cookers

Pressure Cookers

Some products still made in Europe and a number of brands to avoid. Tefal (Owned by SEB) French manufacturer, with some products still made in Europe – CHECK THE BOX. Cuisinart French company manufacturing in France and China. Breville Well respected company. Products still designed and engineered in Australia, but …

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Kettles

Kettles

Limited choice in this category, but worth looking around. Dualit UK company making toasters and kettles, mainly in China, but their 46355 toaster is reportedly still made in England. Cuisinart French company manufacturing in France and China. Breville Well respected company. Products still designed and engineered in Australia, but mostly …

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Irons

Irons

Some obvious non-Chinese production and some to avoid. The fate of Philips will be interesting. Tefal (Owned by SEB) French manufacturer, with some products still made in Europe – CHECK THE BOX. Braun (Owned by Gillette) Plants in Germany, Ireland, France, Spain, US, Mexico and China – CHECK THE BOX …

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coffee-machines

Coffee Machines

Not many choices, but CHECK THE BOX and at least pick a well-engineered product. Bosch Major manufacturer with plants worldwide, including China – CHECK THE BOX Nespresso (Nestle) Swiss manufacturer of coffee machines, having licensing agreements with Breville and DeLonghi. Some manufacturing still in Europe, but majority in China – …

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blenders

Blenders

Limited non-Chinese choices but CHECK THE BOX – there are some. Also some obvious ones to avoid. Breville Well respected company. Products still designed and engineered in Australia, but mostly made in China. Vitamix Assembled in US, but parts from all over, including China. Kitchen Aid (Owned by Whirlpool) US …

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Air fryers

Air fryers

Not many choices, but CHECK THE BOX and at least pick a well-engineered product. Tefal (Owned by SEB) French manufacturer, with some products still made in Europe – CHECK THE BOX. De Longhi Italian company, still design and engineer their products in Italy, but most made in China. LG Major …

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