No one’s disputing the face that Kmart is one of our top-tier go-to joints for a bargain, but some of their products are better than others.

Consumer advocate CHOICE even admitted that their in-house brand Anko consistently surprises in their expert testing.

Buuuut some some Anko products that just… don’t.

Some of the best-performing products:

  • Coffee Machine – “At $89, this cheap-as-chips Anko coffee machine is one that might well be worth considering if you’re on a budget. In our tests, it outperformed a $949 coffee machine on flavour and pumped out consistently hot coffees.”
  • Digital Blender – “it’s no Vitamix but, at $49, it certainly blitzed some of the (more expensive) competition, outclassing even a $2200 model.”
  • Food Processor – “If you’re after a cheap and cheerful food processor that’ll do the job, you can’t go wrong with the $69 Kmart Anko food processor FP403.”
  • Cookware – “Kmart’s 24cm frypan costs just $16 but performed as well as more expensive brands including Tefal, Scanpan, Chasseur and Essteele.”
  • Pie Makers & Slow Cookers – “It’s a good-value, handy little appliance that’s easy to use, versatile and delivers on its promise – taking just 15 minutes to pop out four nicely golden pies with your choice of filling, no oven required.”

And some of the ones that didn’t perform as well…

  • Heater – “In 2020, the $59 Anko DL03L convection heater received a CHOICE Expert Rating of just 45%, making it the worst heater we’ve tested since 2014. This year’s tested models, a small Kmart Anko ceramic fan heater and a digital oil heater, didn’t fare much better.”
  • Air Fryer – “The Kmart Anko air fryer was the cheapest model we tested, and it received the lowest CHOICE Expert Rating… ‘not only did it receive a low score in our testing, but the Kmart Anko air fryer is also fairly large and heavy, and not very easy to use,’ says CHOICE kitchen expert, Fiona Mair.”
  • Vacuum Cleaners – “The upright, bagged and bagless models we most recently tested were among the lowest scoring when it comes to giving your carpet a thorough clean. And the stick vacuums didn’t fare much better.”
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