As the saying goes, ‘Tidy house, tidy mind’. Keeping your home clean and well organised can do wonders for your mental health. A great way to do this without getting overwhelmed is by investing in the right household appliances that will do most of the heavy lifting for you. How about a smart robot cleaner that vacuums and mops? Or a cordless steam iron that lets you iron in any direction? Don’t even get us started on a dishwasher that deals with the pile of dirty dishes so you don’t have to.
Tackle all your housework easily with these 17 innovative appliances that help take the load off, as voted by our readers in this year’s Domestic Diva Awards.
Panasonic Cordless Steam Iron NI-WL41
You’ll breeze through piles of wrinkly laundry in no time with this cord-free iron, which means no more getting entangled or pressed by wires while you iron, while its unique soleplate design lets you glide comfortably and effortlessly in any direction.
LG Styler Essence Mirrored Finish S3MFC
Indulge in hands-free ironing with this convenient smart steam ‘closet’ that uses steam to reduce creases, allergens and odours. It’s also handy for sanitising troublesome-to-wash items like bags, pillows and kids’ toys!
Leifheit Airboard Compact Series
Our editors are impressed by this more affordable and lightweight ironing system. It boasts a specially designed ironing surface that effectively smoothens both sides of your fabrics at once, speeding up the ironing process and saving you precious minutes.
Philips Garment Steamer GC552/46
This vertical steamer is space-saving and works on all fabrics, even delicate ones like silk. Simply lock a hanger in place to conveniently de-wrinkle and refresh your clothing items so you can be out of the house in a snap.
Samsung Wobble Top Load Washer 12kg WA12T5360BV/SP
Protect your clothes from going out of shape with this advanced washing machine that generates a multi-directional washing flow that works to prevent your garments from twisting and knotting together, while providing a thorough clean.
LG AI Direct Drive Front Load Washer Dryer 10.5/7kg FV1450H2K
This smart washer automatically senses both the weight and softness of the fabrics, then chooses the optimal washing mode without you having to fiddle endlessly with buttons and settings. It also doubles up as a dryer!
Samsung Heatpump Dryer, 9kg dry DV90T8240SH/SP
If you prefer drying your clothes in a separate machine, this dryer boasts the highest energy efficiency rating with 5 ticks. It recycles warm air and uses a ‘refrigerant’ to heat the air (instead of electricity) to help you save on those energy bills.
iRobot Roomba e5
This smart robot vacuum is great for everyday cleaning. It’s fitted with advanced rubber brushes for both smooth and carpeted floors, powerful suction ability, and can even be voice-controlled.
Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop
This slim and smart home-cleaning companion both sweeps and mops to keep your home dust free. It cleverly maps out the cleaning area to figure out the best path to take, and automatically re-docks and recharges itself without you having to lift a finger.
Dyson Digital Slim vacuum
Smaller and lighter than ever, this compact stick vacuum is a worthy investment for keeping petite homes spick and span, as it powerfully sucks up fine dust and efficiently maneuvers tight spaces, edges and corners.
Philips 8000 SpeedPro Max Aqua XC8147/01
Save even more space at home with this versatile vacuum handstick and handheld device that can also be used to mop your floors. Simply add detergent of your choice to the nozzle to banish grime and stains.
Bosch Bagged Vacuum Cleaner BGL3A330GB
Equipped with a HEPA filter, this lightweight vacuum cleaner delivers seriously strong suction power to de-fuzz your upholstery and remove pet hair easily from your floors, while being surprisingly quiet.
Electrolux 4-in-1 Ergorapido PowerPro with Bed Pro ZB3424BP
Are you or your family prone to allergies? This portable vacuum cleaner comes with a dedicated nozzle with UV light to better pick up dust mites and allergens hiding in your mattresses and bed sheets.
Karcher Steam Vacuum Cleaner SV 7
To give your home a deeper clean, invest in a steam cleaner like this one that helps remove stubborn stains and dirt without the need for chemicals. It can steam, vacuum and dry your floors easily!
Bosch Serie 6 Fully-Integrated Dishwasher 60cm SMV6ZCX42E
This advanced, energy-efficient dishwasher takes the load off the tiresome chore of washing up, so you can relax and spend more time with the family after mealtime. You can even adjust the program or set a timer via a smartphone app!
Electrolux 55cm Compact Dishwasher ESF6010BW
Measuring just 55-cm across, this freestanding dishwasher is a great option for small families or limited spaces, and is equipped with six automatic programmes for your convenience.
Fisher & Paykel Single DishDrawer Dishwasher, Sanitise DD60SCX9
The drawer design makes this dishwasher so easy to open and close, and you can choose between different surface finishes to match your cabinetry. Plus, no more back strain as you can position it at your preferred loading height!
All products featured in this article are independently selected by The Singapore Women’s Weekly’s editorial team. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Text: Elizabeth Liew
Gif: Chelza Pok