Dean Heckscher

Dean Heckscher Dean Heckscher is a Canstar Blue journalist covering everything from fitness to retail and the auto industry. He has a dual degree in Business and Creative & Professional Writing from the Queensland University of Technology and is passionate about helping Australian consumers make more-informed purchase decisions, whether it’s in a supermarket aisle or car showroom. Dean also leads Canstar Blue’s content projects team, bringing several new topics to the top of the agenda.

Big W the latest retailer to ditch single-use plastic bags

Posted by June 11th 2018

Big W has become the latest retailer to announce it is ditching single-use plastic carrier bags. The discount chain says the bags will no longer be available at any store across the country from July 1. It …

New puncture-free tyres could save lives on the road

Posted by June 12th 2018

A new "self-healing" car tyre is being heralded as a potential life-saver, putting an end to often dangerous tyre-changes by the side of the road. The puncture-free tyre, known as the ASV-P free tyre, is set …

Integrated Dishwashers

Integrated Dishwashers Review & Guide

Posted by May 14th 2019

When it comes to kitchens, space and functionality are big factors for many consumers. Having enough space to house all of your appliances, as well as using the space well can make all the difference, …

Stainless Steel Dishwashers

Stainless Steel Dishwashers Review

Posted by May 14th 2019

After a nice meal, there’s nothing more disappointing than looking over and seeing a mountain of washing up there to be done. Thankfully, many households avoid this disappointment thanks to their trusty dishwasher, the MVP for busy …

How building muscle could help you fight depression

Posted by May 11th 2018

In addition to building muscle, lifting weights could also help improve your mental strength, according to a new study. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), claimed that resistance training – …

How car wrapping is earning Aussie motorists extra cash

Posted by June 12th 2018

In recent years, many have taken advantage of the growing ‘share economy’, with ideas such as Uber and Airbnb allowing Australians to earn extra money on the side. Now a new player has entered the game, with …

Why vanilla ice cream could be about to get more expensive

Posted by May 8th 2018

Australia’s favourite ice cream flavor could be about to get more expensive, as the effects of a global price rise in the cost of vanilla start to bite. Vanilla pods, the key ingredient in a range …