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Taking care of the household is no small endeavour. From helping you whip up delicious and healthy meals for the family, to tackling piles of laundry and dirty surfaces, our annual Domestic Diva Awards have been a trusted go-to source of information on the best home and kitchen gadgets, tools and pantry goods out there. Now, we reveal the top 25 brands that have withstood the test of time, and continue to bring innovation, convenience and deliciousness to your daily life:

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Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Equip your kitchen with affordable luxury that doesn’t just look good. Bosch’s peak-performing washing machines, induction hobs, food processors, vacuum cleaners and dishwashers are super long-lasting, and loaded with advanced green technology that’s good for the environment too.

Years won: 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

This relatively young British brand has emerged as a consumer electronic powerhouse best known for its advanced tech and ultra-modern designs. Built by engineers, its game-changing bagless vacuum cleaners and distinct bladeless fans and purifiers offer safety and convenience like never before.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Take the chore out of doing laundry with the best high-efficiency washing machines and dryers designed with functionality and sustainability in mind. Boasting five Best Dryer wins, the brand’s heat pump front-loading dryers stay ahead of the game by being more energy-efficient while being gentler on your fabrics.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

A leader in specialised kitchen appliances, the brand’s range of robust kitchen mixers, food processors and blenders with simple, classic and compact designs make light work of tedious food prep. Their latest time-saving creations include the Smoothie2go, which won the title of Best Smoothie Blender this year.

5. LG
Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Integrated with state-of-the-art technology, LG’s high-performing home appliances, like their proprietary Door-In-Door refrigerators and top-loading washing machines, are incredibly eco-friendly and make gorgeous additions to your home. Plus, the brand continues to innovate exciting products like the LG Styler, which won Most Innovative Garment Steamer this year!

Years won: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

Enhance your quality of life with first-rate home appliances from this trusted local label, that’s backed with over 16 years of expertise and innovation. From the best humidifiers and air purifiers to their iconic water pitchers, enjoying a cleaner living environment and more convenient way of life is so much easier.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This popular electronics company consistently delivers a myriad of expert solutions to suit your needs, help you save time and effort, and even encourage a healthier lifestyle (its advanced steam ovens offer oil-free cooking). Its most notable wins include five for Best Microwave Oven, and four for Best Rice Cooker.

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Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

With multiple wins every year, this esteemed brand offers a wide range of domestic appliances and tools with easy-to-use, thoughtful designs that help make cooking and cleaning more convenient. Its highly acclaimed Avance Collection includes the iconic Air Fryer, which has won for six years running.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

By marrying top-notch technology with clean, contemporary designs, this electronics giant continues to bring innovation, convenience and style to your home. Its advanced refrigerators have won every single year, while its washing machines and free-standing microwave ovens have bagged five wins each.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

While most famous for their non-stick technology, Tefal’s professional appliances and accessories have also been recognised for making various cooking and food prep tasks a breeze. For instance, their pressure cookers and electric food steamers, which allow you to prepare multiple dishes at once, have won for three successive years.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Their revolutionary airtight plastic containers have made Tupperware a household name across the globe. As top contender for Best Storage/Airtight Containers for seven straight years, its vacuum-sealed vessels come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are the choice kitchen accessory for keeping food fresh and wholly flavoursome.

12. WMF
Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

The brand’s cook- and serve-ware made with highly durable Cromargan stainless steel puts the spotlight on stylish cooking and entertaining without compromising on quality. Their pots and pans are virtually scratch-resistant, made with a unique technology that keeps the handles at an incredibly safe heat level while cooking.

Years won: 2013, 2016, 2017

With over 280 years of skill-sharpening expertise, this German brand’s knives and flatware are a cut above the rest. Their steel blades forged with cutting-edge technology, are highly durable, perfectly balanced and finely-edged for tireless slicing and dicing, while their polished steel flatware sets elevate any table setting.

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Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

The ubiquitous rooster logo is beloved for delivering 125 years of uncompromising taste and quality in canned foods that don’t contain preservatives, trans-fat or added MSG. Its savoury canned sardines and tuna have consistently clinched the top spots for Best Ready-To-Eat Canned Goods and Best Canned Food.

Years won: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

Produced naturally in Mauritius, you can count on this gourmet sugar brand for the highest quality crystals to sweeten drinks and caramalise desserts. Its star product, Demerara Natural Unrefined Cane Sugar, is a richly aromatic brown sugar that retains the sugar cane’s natural molasses for incredible depth of flavour.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

This local bakery keeps a slice ahead of the competition with continuous improvements to the original recipe, while maintaining its loaves’ quality, freshness and aroma. Its sandwich breads have become a staple in many households, and have snapped up multiple wins for Best White Bread and Best Wholemeal Bread.

Years won: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Formulated with nourishing goat’s milk from New Zealand, Karihome’s powdered milk products are primed to naturally meet the nutritional needs of young ones. Its six-time winning Goat Milk Growing-Up Formula makes it the one to beat when it comes to helping junior build strong bones and strong mental and physical health.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

This trusted cooking oil and condiment brand has served generations for over 60 years, and continues to put forth products to meet today’s health-conscious crowd. Best-sellers include both regular and reduced salt variants of the Thai Fish Sauce (it won five times for Best Fish Sauce), which help enhance flavours minus the use of MSG, preservatives or colouring.

Years won: 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

No mouth-watering steamboat session is ever complete without one of their humble stock cubes, each bursting with flavour from a blend of real ingredients and a special herb and spice mix, all with no artificial colourants or preservatives. Winning six times for Best Stock Cubes, these clever cubes help you save time and enjoy tastier home-cooked soups and dishes.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Looking to make more wholesome food choices? This innovative brand’s certified-organic olive oils, pastas and sauces have won multiple times, including Best Organic Pasta for six years running. In addition, Naturel constantly seeks to make cooking easier with unique inventions like their new spray oils that won Most Innovative Oil Spray this year.

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Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Synonymous with top quality grains, it’s no wonder that their Hom Mali rice has won for seven years running. This local favourite brings to the dinner table the cream of the crop from Thailand’s famous jasmine rice fields, that’s good enough to be eaten on its own.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Serve up superior pasta dishes with a classic combination of high-quality pastas and sauces. Deftly combining traditional Italian methods with one of the largest, most high-tech mills in the region, it’s no surprise that its 100 per cent Australian Durum wheat spaghetti has won for seven consecutive years, while its innovative pasta sauces have claimed four awards.

23. SCS
Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

It doesn’t get much better than this Australian dairy brand’s Pure Creamery Butter, which has bagged six wins for Best Butter. Each block has a velvety-smooth texture and rich, creamy taste without preservatives or hormones. Perfect for enhancing your bakes or simple toast!

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

If you love peanut butter, this brand probably takes you right back to your childhood. Made with real roasted peanuts and tasty enough to be eaten right from the jar, this definitive nutty spread has been consistently voted Best Peanut Butter for seven consecutive years, for both its Creamy and Chunky variants.

Years won: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Despite being over 300 years old, this renowned heritage tea company remains a perennial choice thanks to its high quality tea blends, stringent quality controls and ability to keep up with the times. Twinings boasts a huge variety of flavours to suit your taste, from floral to fruity, but a top favourite is its classic Earl Grey Tea flavour, which has won four times.

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Text: Elizabeth Liew