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.


Washing Machine Bearings: What you need to know

Posted by August 18th 2021

If your washing machine sounds more like an airport runway than an appliance that belongs in your laundry room, it could be a sign of broken drum bearings. It’s a common problem with a lot …



How long should my dishwasher last?

How long should my dishwasher last?

Posted by June 21st 2022

If your dishwasher is looking a little worse for wear or rattling like a tin can, you may be wondering how long you should keep it before it’s time for a new one. A recent …


Miele TCE 630: The clothes dryer with 10 stars for energy efficiency

Posted by July 22nd 2022

Clothes dryers are getting a whole load more energy-efficient, with German powerhouse appliance manufacturer Miele releasing one of the very few 10-STAR energy-rated dryers around. In an incredible step forward for what is generally one of …


About recycled toilet paper

About recycled toilet paper

Posted by June 7th 2022

It is marketed as the better loo roll for you and the environment, but what do you really know about recycled toilet paper? Here is some information.


fridge in store buying

Fridge Pricing Guide

Posted by July 22nd 2022

The difference between the cheapest and most expensive fridges can be huge. You could spend just a couple of hundred bucks on one of the basic budget options, or splash out thousands of dollars on …


Air Conditioner Settings Explained

Posted by July 22nd 2022

Understanding your air conditioner settings shouldn’t be rocket science, but sometimes it really feels like it! Those miniature icons (that could pass as some sort of hieroglyphs) are a nuisance if you’re not familiar with …


Smart Washing Machines Buying Guide

Posted by July 22nd 2022

Household appliances have come a long way in the last few years, including the beloved washing machine. It’s a household staple that doesn’t get the recognition it should. But now with modern technology, it has …


Robot Vacuum Maintenance Guide

How to fix your robot vacuum cleaner

Posted by July 26th 2022

Your robot vacuum cleaner is a trusty tool in keeping your floors in check. So, when it’s rundown and out of breath, you’re left with a job half done. As with any household appliance, maintenance …


Dishwasher Cycles and Settings Guide

Dishwasher Cycles Explained

Posted by July 25th 2022

Cinderella didn’t have the privilege of having a dishwasher in her day, but we're pretty sure this guide would have helped her avoid hours of skimming through the instruction manual. If you’re confused about the …