Megan Birot

Megan Birot Megan Birot is a journalist at Canstar Blue, reporting on all things home and lifestyle. She uses the latest insights and market trends to help consumers make the right decision on home appliances and gadgets. Megan’s mission is to empower Australians to find a better deal on goods and products they rely on. When she’s not browsing magazines for the latest home décor and fitness trends, Megan likes to try different brunch spots around the city.

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Posted by January 25th 2021

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The best side of side-opening ovens

Posted by January 22nd 2021

If you’re ahem, vertically challenged, or have burnt yourself more times than you can count hunching over your pulldown oven door (we’ve all been there), it may be worth investing in a side-opening oven. Many …

Ben & Jerry's snackable dough chunks

Ben & Jerry’s launches snackable cookie dough chunks!

Posted by January 18th 2021

You can now buy bags of Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough chunks! Yes, it's true (finally). Gone are the days of tunneling through the tub to get to the good bits. The iconic ice cream maker …

Bunnings New Collectables

Bunnings launches $10 LEGO-style collectables

Posted by January 13th 2021

Forget Little Shop and Ooshies! Hardware giant Bunnings has just announced a new collectables promotion for kids (and adults alike). The five Building Block collectables will hit stores this week, with limited-edition LEGO-style toys up for …

10 great home & kitchen innovations from CES 2021

10 great home & kitchen innovations from CES 2021

Posted by January 22nd 2021

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 may have skipped Las Vegas in favour of a virtual format, but it still had a lot to show in innovation for smart home devices, including TVs and fridges …

LG CordZeroThinQ A9 Kompressor+

LG’s new ‘CordZero’ stick vacuum is self-cleaning!

Posted by January 22nd 2021

LG is set to launch its latest cordless stick vacuum – the CordZeroThinQ A9 Kompressor+ – designed to help keep your home and hands clean. The new model comes with a new charging station stand …

Where you can buy face masks right now

Posted by January 8th 2021

Face masks will be mandatory in Greater Brisbane as the city enters a three-day COVID-19 lockdown. The Queensland Government announced that residents in Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton and Redlands will have to wear masks when …

Nutella B-ready bars

It’s nuts! Nutella now comes in a bar!

Posted by January 6th 2021

Oh.Em.Gee. Nutella now comes in a chocolate bar format. And it's available in local supermarkets and convenience stores from this week. Aptly named the 'Nutella B-ready' (because we've been ready for ages), the Kinder Bueno style …

appliance trends 2021

7 Appliance Trends to Look Out For in 2021

Posted by January 7th 2021

With every new year, comes new trends, especially in home and kitchen appliances. In fact, manufacturers often unveil their newest and latest innovations and products at the start of the year, heralding a new age …

Loads of discounts on washing machines this Boxing Day

Posted by December 24th 2020

Time for a new washing machine? Well, the Boxing Day sales are upon us and it’s time to separate the loads – washing machines that are on sale, and those that aren’t. A number of …