The votes are in, and it’s now time to give out the awards for the winners of the homes category in the Trusted Reviews Awards 2020.
Before we get into the full list, we have to say a big congratulations to everyone nominated: all of your products are brilliant and worth buying. However, there have to be winners for each category so, without further ado, here’s the list you’ve been waiting for.
Best Washing Machine – LG V9 F4V909BTS
With its large load capacity and excellent wash performance, the LG V9 F4V909BTS is this year’s best washing machine. Beyond its excellent performance, this is also one of the cheapest machines to run, with its frugal use of water and power.
To top it all off, the LG V9 F4V909BTS is packed with the latest smart technology, so you can control it via your smartphone and load in new washing programmes.
Best Coffee Machine – Nespresso Vertuo Next
An update and improvement on the original Vertuo machine, the Nespresso Vertuo Next is a smaller, better-looking coffee machine. It’s powered by Nespresso’s Vertuo capsules, which are brewed into larger, mug-sized cups of coffee using a centrifugal system. The result is silky smooth coffee at the touch of a button, giving you quality with convenience.
Best Smart Home Security Product – Ring Alarm
A powerful DIY alarm system, the Ring Alarm gives you everything you need to protect your home in a simple-to-install package. The base system is great, but upgrade to a subscription and your alarm will call you when there’s a breach, giving you a chance to check what’s going on. Even better, if you have Ring cameras, you can use the Alarm’s mode to set whether or not your other cameras should record or not.
Best Vacuum Cleaner – Shark Anti Hair Wrap Upright Vacuum Cleaner XL with Powered Lift-Away and TruePet AZ950UKT
The super-sized Shark Anti Hair Wrap Upright Vacuum Cleaner XL with Powered Lift-Away and TruePet AZ950UKT is the ultimate plug-in vacuum cleaner. Its wide head makes it quick to clean any room, while the large bin meanes that you don’t have to empty it often.
With the Lift-Away mode, this model turns into a more flexible and delicate cleaner for reaching those hard-to-get areas. Oh, and did we mention that hair won’t get wrapped around the rollers thanks to some clever tech? If you want a vacuum cleaner that can do everything, this year’s winner is for you.
Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner – Dyson 360 Heurist
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new Dyson robot vacuum cleaner, but the wait has been worth it to get the Dyson 360 Heurist. With the most suction of any robot vacuum cleaner we’ve tested, this model can clean about as well as you doing the job yourself.
This model adds in extra navigation smarts, too, making it tackle your home in smarter, better ways. If you’re looking for the best robot vacuum cleaner, this is the model for you.
Best Fan – Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool
Not just a powerful fan in its own right, the Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool is a great all-round tool for maintaining air quality in your home. This model is a powerful purifier, cleaning allergens and other nasty elements from the air, and it’s also a humidifier to keep your air at just the right moisture level – perfect for those dry winter months.
With powerful smart controls, this is a fan that will be on all year round, and a worthy winner of our best fan category.
Best Kitchen Gadget – Ninja Air Fryer Max AF160UK
Air fryers are a great way to get the food you want from a deep fat fryer, only in a healthier and easier way. What the Ninja Air Fryer Max AF160UK does is give you even more convenience, with a large capacity that will suit even the biggest of families. Excellent cooking quality across the board, plus dishwasher-safe parts, cements this air fryer’s place as winner of our best kitchen gadget award.
Best Digital Assistant – Amazon Alexa
Digital assistants are powering all aspects of our lives, but there had to be one winner in our reader-voted awards: Amazon Alexa. Thanks to the quality and breadth of Echo speakers, plus the best smart home control in the business, Alexa has powered ahead of the competition this year.
Best Homes Retailer – John Lewis
Buying large home appliances can be a pain if you can’t get a good retailer to deliver, unpack and even install your new bit of kit. This year, our readers have spoken, and the winner is John Lewis, for its quality of service and range of products.