2014 Appliance | Innovation Excellence Awards

We’re excited to share with you our Innovation Excellence Awards for 2014, for Appliances. These products really have the WOW factor, and are more than worthy of our awards. Click on the links below to learn more about each award winner.

Our Innovation Excellence Awards have been determined through a panel of judges, who adhere to a strict awards methodology – outlined below. Brands or representatives of brands submitted products for consideration to us for judging.

We also accepted consumer submissions, whereupon anyone in the public could submit products they thought were worthy of an Innovation Award. Each submission type was given equal weighting by our judges.

A single legitimate submission was all that was needed for a product to be considered by our panel and only submitted products were assessed.

To be described as innovative, we assess both the degree of innovation and the overall impact the product could have. In terms of degree, we consider whether there are any other similar products available, whether it is a “first” in Australia or New Zealand and whether it opens up any new markets.

We also assess the potential significance of impacts to the existing market in terms of competition. And, of course, something that’s truly innovative can’t help but have that “wow” factor. In terms of overall impact, we consider the number of people who can benefit from the innovation, the ease and expense of application, and the potential to change people’s lives.

Blender / Food Processor - Innovation Award Winner

Breville “The Boss” Blender BBL910 Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence Award: 5 stars Christmas is a time for countless useless electronics and appliances to be bestowed on hapless family members. That’s how people end up with electric forks,...

Boiled, Chilled, & Sparkling Water Tap - Innovation Awards

Zip HydroTap G4 | Boiled, Chilled, and Sparkling Water Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Gone are the days of having to take flasks of boiling water into work just so you can have that one cup of coffee in the morning....

Vapour Extracting Cooktop - Innovation Award Winner

BORA Basic Induction Cooktop Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Here at Canstar Blue we applaud excellence in products and services on behalf of Australians, which is exactly why we are thrilled to announce the first ever Canstar Blue Innovation Excellence awards,...

3D Electric Fireplace - Innovation Excellence Awards

Opti-myst 3D Electric Fires by Dimplex Reviewed by the Canstar Blue Judging Panel on Aug 25th, 2014. Picture the scene – a wooden cabin in the middle of the forest, snow coating the trees outside and a log fire crackling in the warmed interior. Few of us...