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.

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 …

Travellers paying more to fly because of airport fees

Posted by March 21st 2019

Australia’s major airports are making huge profits and passengers are left with higher prices as a result, says the consumer watchdog. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) annual Airport Monitoring Report, Brisbane, Melbourne, …

Kids watch 800 junk food TV ads a year

Posted by May 30th 2018

Sitting the kids in front of the TV has long been the way of busy parents, allowing a few moments of quiet while Elmo or any other friendly faces keep the kids entertained. But new …

Wine Fridges Guide

Wine Fridges Review & Guide

Posted by October 24th 2019

As wine lovers and wine collectors may know, how you store your wine can mean the difference between enjoying a glass and tipping it down the drain. While most of us are guilty of simply …