Brands

About Panasonic Microwaves

“Panasonic continues to show the world that making products is about providing solutions to everyday problems, improving the lives of consumers and equipping businesses with the right tools to ever move forward, and prepare for any challenge that lies ahead.” Stewart Fowler, Managing Director Panasonic...


About Simpson washing machines

Simpson is a part of the Electrolux group, which uses Simpson as its “budget range” of appliances. They achieved three stars in 7 of our 8 categories, with a four star rating for ease of use. While this isn’t a bad score, it isn’t encouraging to...


Nutri Ninja blenders: What’s on offer?

Nutri Ninja’s popular range of nutrient extractors make blending easier than ever with an impressive line-up of models packed with intelligent features. Whether you’re making a smoothie or you’re just whizzing up some ingredients for your favourite meal, Nutri Ninja has you covered. So what...


About Parmco ovens

In 2015, Parmco was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Parmco ovens. The story behind the brand Parmco was founded in 1989 in New Zealand and they design and build products for Kiwi homes. They...


About DeLonghi ovens

In 2015, DeLonghi was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on DeLonghi ovens. The story behind the brand The DeLonghi Group is an Italian, family-owned manufacturer that began in 1902 as a spare parts manufacturing workshop....


About Simpson ovens

In 2015, Simpson was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Simpson ovens. And you can check the survey results here. The Alfreds behind the ovens – not the TV show! The Simpson story began in...


About Smeg ovens

In 2015, Smeg was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Smeg ovens. The people behind the brand In Guastalla, a town in northern Italy, Vittorio Bertazzoni the blacksmith had a dream. His family had been...


About Fisher & Paykel ovens

In 2015, Fisher & Paykel was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Fisher & Paykel ovens. The people behind the brand Sir Woolf Fisher and Maurice Paykel started Fisher & Paykel Industries in New Zealand...


About Samsung ovens

In 2015, Samsung was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Samsung ovens. The people behind the brand Samsung began in 1938 as a small trading company that sold noodles and dried seafood. Samsung Electronics was...


About Bosch ovens

In 2015, Bosch was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Bosch ovens. The man behind the brand In 1886, Robert Bosch opened his first ‘Workshop for precision and electric engineering’ on the first floor of...


About Westinghouse ovens

In 2015, Westinghouse was one of the oven brands rated in our Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey. Here’s a brief rundown on Westinghouse ovens. The people behind the brand Westinghouse Electric Corporation was founded in 1886 in Pittsburgh by George Westinghouse. Some of George’s engineers included famous...


About Mitsubishi Electric Refrigerators

In 2015, Canstar Blue asked Kiwi customers what they thought of their Mitsubishi Electric fridges. Mitsubishi Electric were the clear winners in our survey, receiving five stars in every survey criteria. The people behind the Mitsubishi Electric name Mitsubishi was founded in 1870 by the young Yataro...


About Samsung refrigerators

In 2015 Samsung was the winner of  Canstar Blue’s customer satisfaction – refrigerators survey. The brand received solid 5 star ratings across almost all drivers of satisfaction, including reliability, value for money, food freshness, internal layout and quality of fixtures and fitting. It’s a very...


About Fisher and Paykel Refrigerators

In 2015 Fisher & Paykel received a solid 4-star rating across all drivers of customer satisfaction in Canstar Blue’s refrigerators survey. We examine why New Zealand customers were so satisfied with their Fisher & Paykel fridges. The people behind the Fisher & Paykel name Sir Woolf Fisher...


About Haier Refrigerators

In 2015, Canstar Blue asked Kiwi customers what they thought of their Haier fridges. Haier (and Mitsubishi Electric) customers were the most satisfied with the after-sale service for their new refrigerator. Haier received five stars in this area and four stars for value for money,...


About Westinghouse refrigerators

In 2015 Westinghouse received a solid 4-star rating across all drivers of customer satisfaction in Canstar Blue’s refrigerators survey – and a 5 star rating for after-sale service and warranty. We examine why New Zealand customers were so satisfied with their Westinghouse fridges. The people behind...


About De’Longhi coffee machines

Our findings show that customers are very satisfied with their De’Longhi machines, with the brand scoring well in all categories. They make a diverse range of coffee machines to Nespresso and other Nestle brands, as well as pump espresso and fully automatic machines. Compared to their...


About Fisher & Paykel washing machines

Performing well in our customer satisfaction rankings this year, it is obvious that Kiwis are pretty satisfied with their Fisher & Paykel washing machines. These machines are hailed by the company as being the most intelligent in the world, offering better clothing care and reliability...


About Bosch washing machines

The winner of our 2015 washing machine survey is Bosch, who has taken out top spot for the third year running – they must be good! New Zealand consumers seem to think so, as they gave Bosch the only 5 star rating for overall customer satisfaction...


About Samsung washing machines

More synonymous with mobile phones than washing machines, Samsung have fared quite well in our 2015 washing machines customer satisfaction survey. They are high up in the ranks of innovative and high-tech products that make life a little bit easier A brief history of the company Starting...


About Haier Washing Machines

Achieving modest results in this year’s customer satisfaction survey, we have found out that Haier washing machines are quite alright, scoring a solid 3 star rating in every category. They deserve an honorable mention for consistency. A brief history of the company Haier is a fairly young...


About Sunbeam coffee machines

The Sunbeam brand has an enormous range of kitchen, laundry, and heating appliances; everything from blenders and water filters, to electric blankets, vacuum sealers, BBQs, irons and even foot exfoliators. One driver that may affect overall customer satisfaction is the fact that sunbeam do not make...


About LG Clothes Dryers

A brief history of the company Originally founded as Goldstar, the company (which we now know as LG) has been in the electronics business since 1958, and has been striving to lead the way in technology since then. Much of their early history is based in Korea,...


About Breville Microwaves

Breville Group Limited in a share market-listed company that specialises in the development and distribution of small electrical kitchen appliances. Think kettles, blenders, juicers, mixers, coffee machines, ovens and, of course, microwaves. The business was founded in Australia in 1932, on Melbourne Cup day, by Bill...


About Bosch Clothes Dryers

Bosch is a popular brand among Kiwis looking for a new tumble dryer. They did very well in the most recent Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey, with three, four, and five star ratings across the board. A brief history of the company Bosch has been in the...


About LG Washing Machines

Sitting in the middle of our field of 2015 washing machine customer satisfaction survey results is LG. They are quite popular among consumers, who are satisfied with their LG top loading machines. For overall customer satisfaction, LG scored 4 stars. As well as washing machines, LG...


About Nespresso coffee machines

George Clooney loves his Nespresso, and so does New Zealand. Nespresso topped our consumer ratings in 2014, scoring 5 stars in almost every category. So why is it number one? According to our survey respondents Nespresso is reliable, easy to use, and easy to clean, looks...


About Fisher and Paykel clothes dryers

Achieving a solid customer satisfaction rating of three stars, Kiwis are probably pretty happy with their Fisher and Paykel clothes dryers. These machines are hailed by the company as being the most intelligent in the world, offering better clothing care and reliability than their competitors. A...


About Breville coffee machines

Their microwaves performed very well in our New Zealand survey, and so did their coffee machines. Breville certainly has some satisfied customers among Kiwis. When you want a quality coffee machine, you really do pay for it. Breville coffee machines range in price from $200 to...


About Simpson clothes dryers

Simpson is a part of the Electrolux group, which uses Simpson as its “budget range” of appliances. In the most recent Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey, Simpson tumble dryers achieved three stars in 7 of our 8 categories, with a four star rating for value for...


About Haier clothes dryers

Achieving modest results in this year’s Canstar Blue customer satisfaction survey – clothes dryers, we have found out that Haier clothes dryers are quite good, scoring a solid 3 and 4 star rating.A brief history of the companyHaier is a fairly young brand, stemming from German...


About Whirlpool Clothes Dryers

A brief history of the company Whirlpool has a long history dating back to 1911, when the Upton Machine Corporation was founded and produced electric motor-driven wringer washers. This company merged with the Nineteen Hundred Washer Co in 1929, which then changed their name to the Whirlpool...


About LG Microwaves

Founded in 1958, LG Electronics’ philosophy is to create a happier, better life. Transitioning successfully from electronics to digital, LG produce a wide range of appliances, from TV and home entertainment to kitchen laundry and general household items. LG Electronics, Inc. employs 83,000 people working in...


About Sharp Microwaves

Sharp Corporation was founded in 1912 by an 18 year old Tokyo resident, commencing with three employees and capital of around 50 yen (or just under 60 cents). Today, Sharp products are sold in 140 countries, with 27 manufacturing plants around the world. Sharp’s business...


About Samsung Microwaves

It’s safe to say that Samsung is a household name. Founded in Korea in 1938, the business initially traded in food. In 1969, it became Samsung Electronics and over the next few decades it evolved into a global corporation and an industry leader in technology....