Mothers pit cheap Kmart appliances against expensive ones

Everyday working mothers have pitted some of Australia's biggest appliance names against their department store counterparts.

In many cases, cheaper items from Kmart, Aldi and Target were found to have done just as well as their designer counterparts. 

The two mothers, Heidi and Loren, told A Current Affair that in most cases, the cheaper items might be discounted in price, but they did the exact same thing as products which costed up to 11 times more. 

Heidi found her carpet was just as clean with the headline-making $89 vacuum from Kmart, which was pitted against a $599 Dyson.

The beloved Dyson vacuum, which retails at $599 on sale, lost out with working mother Heidi

She preferred Kmart's $89 version, which she said 'sucked the same'

Between the $599 Dyson (left) and the $89 Kmart-brand vacuum cleaner, the cheaper appliance came out on top - though working mother Heidi admitted the Dyson was easier to use

She said the Dyson was easier to use than the cheaper counterpart, but 'they both sucked exactly the same'. 

Loren raved about Aldi's  $80 espresso pod machine, and said it was far superior to the $159 Nespresso Essenza Mini.

'It was tastier, it was hotter, and there was a little bit more in the cup as well,' she said. 

While a Smeg toaster and kettle have an appealing aesthetic, the pastel colours are also available on the Kmart range, which retails for one fifth of the price.

'They both come with 12 month warranties, so you're not getting any more for your money in that regard,' said Heidi, who also noted the Smeg products were much heavier. 

Based on power consumption and price, the Kmart toaster was the preferred choice

The Smeg version was believed to be more power hungry

The Kmart toaster (left) also took out the top gong when compared to its designer Smeg counterpart (right)

The Kmart Kettle was priced at only $39

The Smeg version was $199

Both the kettle and toaster from Kmart were priced at $39, compared to Smeg's $199 offerings 

It's not just Kmart and Aldi who are producing superior home

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