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** Read at the bottom of this post for a great free whale watching offer ** I have lived on the Gold Coast all my life and have never been Whale Watching, to be honest I’m not sure why, perhaps it’s something I thought was more for tourists. But I got really excited when we […]

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  • Ashly Nichole Peterson

    What an awesome trip. Something to consider for my own family! Thank you for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Marnni Morris

    What an awesome trip….going to put that on my listReplyCancel

  • […] The Junior Whale Whisperers is a great program that teaches the kids about whales and the environment that they live. Helping them learn about the importance of looking after these most beautiful creatures.  You can read all about our recent whale watching adventure here. […]ReplyCancel

  • Aimee

    Read this post when you put it up, and here my family and I are in Hervey Bay! Having a great time, thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Aimee, what a beautiful time of year for you to be up there, I can only imagine what a beautiful temperature that water must be!ReplyCancel

We are a family of 5 and over the years we have found it really hard to find accommodation that suits 2 adults and 3 children, typically most hotels/motels have a limit of 4 per room. When the kids were younger this was ok I would top and tail 2 kids in one bed so […]

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  • Ms_MotorbikeNut

    Our family stayed in the Big4 Emerald Beach Holiday Park back in 2007 & we all loved it, it was right on the beach & close to Coffs Harbour must go there again next year when we have some more time & $ saved

    (((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXXReplyCancel

  • Trish

    We are booked in for a few nights of camping here in October after we return from 4wding to Cape York and I cannot wait for the kids to wear themselves out on all the great playground equipment. I think they will be over the moon with play equipment after being cooped up in the car for 4 weeks. We always try to stay at Big 4 whenever we camp – their facilities are wonderful and they always have excellent playgrounds and activities for children. We have three boys (8, 6 and 3) so we NEED something to keep them active and entertained.ReplyCancel

    • Suzi Del Popolo

      Can I suggest cheap fold up scooters… They don’t take up much room as opposed to taking bikes like we did when I was a child, but they are easy for the kids to get around the park and up to the kids activities area, and extra play equipment when bored!ReplyCancel

  • Sounds like a fabulous time was had by all!

    We have stayed in cabins a bit, just in caravan parks, nothing as fancy as a resort :) – but yes, have found them much more convenient than hotel rooms, even back when we had only one child (we also have three). Kids sleeping in a separate room, living room & kitchen separate to bedrooms, usually a small verandah with a table and chairs. What’s not to love?
    For our big road trip we have planned for next year (if the aussie dollar doesn’t drop too much further), we are planning on camping, but I can see a few cabins along the way will be luxury we’ll sometimes be prepared to pay for (if they have that sort of thing in the States, which I’m not sure of).ReplyCancel

  • Missyj

    I have not yet had kids but my husband and I do travel a fair bit and we love the Big4 parks and have stayed at many of them. We also have a Big4 membership which is fantastic – we’ve saved a fair bit of money using it. One of my favourites is Swan Hill resort along the Murray River in Victoria, lovely rooms, fantastically friendly staff and great grounds & facilities. We can’t wait to have kids and travel Australia visiting these ‘resorts’ that are far superior than ‘normal resorts’.ReplyCancel

  • Rowena

    I love your blog and guides. However, I thought this guide was aimed at those staying at home with babies and toddlers. Not sure about other families but holidays like this are not on our horizon for a few years yet. With only one income and three kids under 6 this idea will have to go on the bucket list.ReplyCancel

    • Suzi Del Popolo

      Hi I just wanted to say we stayed at this park in 2008 with two Tweens and in a tent. For a very cheap holiday, we had a site with our own ensuite, and a caravan/tent spot. So it doesn’t have to be the cabins and luxury all the way- the park activities are all free! We spent more money outside the park on island trips etc. it was however one of the best trips we ever did, we packed the kids’ fold up scooters and hardly ever saw them!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    I too have 3 kids and find it hard for accommodation for 5 (any other suggestions or websites that help with this would be appreciated). Even though my kids are all under 6 years of age, I love posts like this. It gives me something to look forward to and the confidence that there are places out there for “larger” families to go to (more than 4) :)
    Glad you had a great holiday.ReplyCancel

  • […] school holidays we visited our beautiful friends that live in Arlie Beach.  We were invited over for dinner and I heard all about my friend Stacey’s famous […]ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang How exciting, Leggo’s are giving you the chance for your favourite Italian recipe to be published in the Leggo’s People’s Cookbook.  Plus once you have submitted your recipe you also have a chance to win a Kitchenaid Food Processor. It can be any type of Italian recipe, entrée, salad, main, […]

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  • Charmayne

    you have to try the Prosciutto wrapped Chicken parcels they are so easy and very tasty!ReplyCancel

  • Julia K

    I just submitted my recipe for Chicken & Mushroom Pesto Penne. I have been making this for years and I love the recipe as it is SO quick to throw together and, if you have unexpected guests – you can easily extend the recipe by adding an extra cup of pasta, a salad and some garlic bread.
    YUM !!ReplyCancel

  • Maria

    I just submitted the Pollo Alla Cacciatora recipe to Leggo’s and your email. This is one of a few favourite recipes I was taught during a trip to Tuscany. I was fortunate enough to be taught by a lovely family at their Tuscan villa. Their passion and enthusiasm was so contagious! A culinary experience I will never forget.ReplyCancel

  • Veronica

    Amore Melanzana, a delicious recipe, I was given by a beautiful Nonna, Leggos sauce makes it so much faster to prepare, enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Caitlin

    Mushroom lasagne.. This was the first non traditional lasagne I ever made for my husband (who is a MASSIVE lasagne fan). He was not very keen on anything vegetarian but once he had eaten it, he said it was the best lasagne he had ever eaten!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    Oh yum, we do potato gnocchi all the time but I’m going to have to give this one a go….as a kid with my Zia and my Mum and my sister cooking together was so much fun…I have 3 boys, not so much in to cooking but rolling the gnocchi is always a family activity.ReplyCancel

  • Toni Hill

    Looks so yummy :) my best friend was telling me about a pasta recipe she makes so i decided i would try t, i have been in love ever since bu also have added my own touches to it :)ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    I just submitted a bolognese recipe that uses all of the veggies left over after making a pot of stock. They are pureed before adding to the mixture so that the kids don’t know they are there adding nutritional value and lots of ‘yummyness’ to the sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Catters

    Ah, I just found this part! I’ve gone and commented in a completely different area of your blog! Oops!
    I’ve submitted a favourite Creamy Fish Pie with Bread Crust.
    It’s really delicious and a great way to get the family to eat fish!ReplyCancel

  • Cheree Cullen

    I just submitted an eggplant lasagne recipe, I created it one night out of the cans and jars in the pantry and it has become a family favourite. It is super tasty, includes lots of grated veges hidden in the mince sauce, has an easy ricotta basil sauce and yummy pan fried eggplant. It is a all in one meal and my daughter loves making the ricotta and basil sauce as well as poking in the extra fresh basil :).ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I’ve just submitted a Vegetable and Bacon Pasta recipe. I developed this recipe to encourage my toddler to eat more veggies with his evening meal, but it’s a dish the whole family loves. Smiles all around when I serve this for dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Pippa Smith Waddell

    I have just entered my Fettuccine alla Tomato Boscaiola (creamy tomato pasta) recipe. I have been making it for about 15 years now. So easy, yummy and versatile.ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    I entered My Mum’s Spag Bol RecipeReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Crosbie

    I have entered our families Aunty’s creamy spirals. This recipe is a family favourite and is often done
    on a night we don’t want to cook as it is quick easy and fills the kids up

  • Toni Hill

    I have entered my friends altered recipe of Chorizo and tomato pasta :)ReplyCancel

This day 3 years ago I decided to start a little blog about organising the family & home to help pass the time while my kids were in school.  Little did I know how much it would grow (so close to nearly 100,000 likers on facebook) and that it would turn into what is now […]

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  • Jody Kaden

    Happy Birthday Organised Housewife!! Keep up the great work:)ReplyCancel

  • Marita Beard

    Happy Birthday :) Huge congratulations to you :)ReplyCancel

    • thank you Marita, I remember you being one of the first people to ever comment on my blog, you are so lovely xxReplyCancel

  • Happy Birthday to your blog, and congratulations – 100,000 “likers” in three years is a wonderful achievement! Just goes to show how organised you are :)ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang As a toddler I wasn’t overweight, but it was mid way through primary school that my weight increased. I was teased a lot, I was short, freckly and fat.  However, looking back at my school photos I wasn’t ‘fat’ I was a little chubby which most kids outgrow as […]

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  • Carly Joyce

    Love it Kat, great work! My cousin is a nutritionist and she has taught me quite a lot even though I felt I was already nutrition conscious. Firstly to limit fruit intake to two-three pieces a day but to have loads of veggies. Fruit is great but also tends to be high in sugar so moderation is definitely important. I now send my daughter to school with one piece of fruit and some cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks and then she has something similar for afternoon tea. We almost always have veggies in our dinner.

    She also told me that it’s not what you eat in a day that matters, but what you eat in a week. If you have a ‘naughty’ day, just make sure to be extra vigilant for the rest of the week. We had bacon, eggs and sausages for tea one night and then grilled chicken and steamed veggies, chicken stir-fry, tuna casserole etc. for the rest of the week. You have to let loose sometimes!ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    Don’t be too hard on yourself about being overweight. There are a lot of us around. We were not all meant to be stick thin. I am now 60 and I have found the easiest way to look after my weight is to make sure my portion sizes are not humungous and to make better food choices. Beware of added Sugar or anything derived from Sugar such as Glucose or Fructose. Don’t cut out Dairy or your bones will suffer. Not too much fat reduced either because the Sugar content is often higher with these products and remember fat is flavour.
    I have only been thin twice in my life and both times I was very sick. With a little extra weight there is something to fall back on.ReplyCancel

  • Mishelle Smethurst

    I have just started clean eating and decided to get the family on board. Funnily enough, my 4yo daughter LOVES eating clean and is actually enjoyiong food more now that it is clean. There is absolutely no flour (we use almond meal) and NO SUGAR (we can use a little natvia) and definitely NO BREAD but have selected recipes that have foods with such rich flavours, you don’t need to add them in… I have just bought a food dehydrator so I can make my own raw onion bread, because I do miss being able to just have a sandwich for lunch :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily C

    What a fantastic post Kat! I love to see people making healthy choices but even more so, I love to see them teaching those to their children. I have been blessed to have parents that live very healthily and have passed their habits and knowledge down to me and my sister. In the past year I have struggled to maintain a healthy weight through a series of traumatic events falling on my family, but those habits have been strong and I have pulled through mostly ok. I understand very much how hard it is to keep yourself healthy through the rough times. Though I don’t yet have my own children, when I do have them I hope I can bring them up to embrace a healthy lifestyle too.
    You are doing a wonderful job making positive decisions with your own health. Well done!!! From your pictures, it certainly looks as though your kids are happy, healthy and active and that is such an excellent start in life for them. Thank you for sharing your journey and keep up the fantastic work!ReplyCancel

  • Marita Beard

    My 10yo asked yesterday for a letter to excuse her from sport at school because one of her friends mums had written a similar letter. I was not impressed and told 10yo that she had no reason to miss out on sport at school and it helped her brain be smarter to do sport. Between 2 hours of swim squad, 1 hour taekwondo after school and Step Into Life, Athletics and Zumba at school she does a fair bit.ReplyCancel

  • I think it’s great that you are focussing on getting them moving Kat. My kids’ school does pretty much all of those things you talked about (though there’s not been an assessment on making a sandwich yet!) which I love, including not having any junk at all in the canteen.

    I was also a chubby child – well, from puberty really – and it saddens me no end to look back and realise that’s all I was, a little chubby, for most of my teens and twenties. And yet I felt fat. My mum was always (it seems to me) focussed on losing weight, and she too was no more than a little chubby. But she also is tall with a large frame so she didn’t meet the current ideal of beautiful women.

    So for me, I want my children to eat healthy food and stay active, and I am realising as they get older that that is easier with organised sports (my 3 and 7 year olds are still very active naturally, but my 11 year old has discovered books in a big way, so I could see him really slowing down over the next few years without some kind of sport and/or family activity), and also that I need to be a better role model. If we get out as a family to kick the ball around or yes, go for walks and let them scoot along with us, it can make all the difference I think.ReplyCancel

  • I was an overweight vegetarian kid & teen (I hit a size 16), I was busy playing piano & reading. It was awful to be teased at school & be nick named ‘the fat kid’. I didn’t eat crap, we didn’t have any in the house!

    I’ve just reached my weight loss of 25 kilo’s down after my last pregnancy. It’s the 3rd time in my life I’ve had to make the journey (once as a teen, twice after pregnancy). I’ve really been conscious this time round that I have a 5 year old little girl that watches everything I do, so I’ve taken a different approach I really want her to consider her ‘health’ over being ‘skinny’. So I get outside with them, kick a ball, garden & jump on the trampoline (although I’m sure I look like a complete idiot to my neighbours…lol….).

    Thanks for sharing your story KatReplyCancel

  • I quite like reading a post that will make people think.
    Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang As my kids are getting older I am finding our evenings seem to get busier and busier.  I try to help all 3 kids with homework and for me this usually takes all afternoon.  Then if it’s not homework we are out at karate a few nights a week […]

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  • Neenee

    Quick and easy, make my life breezy

    More time to the kids, No worrying what’s in the fridge

    Grab a pan, Maggi, I’m a fan.ReplyCancel

  • Tacey

    Having only an hour between when the kids and I come home til the time they go to bed, Maggi helps me create fast, delicious and more importantly healthy dinners in a snap for my VERY busy little family!!ReplyCancel

  • Shelly

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner
    Mum what is for tea?
    A yummy Maggi Stirfry kids
    Let’s play Vege hide’n’ seek
    Garlic and Ginger Thai chicken?
    Or Teriyaki and Sesame?
    Healthy so your waist won’t thicken,
    Very tasty too says me!
    You Wok mumReplyCancel

  • sapshu

    With a one month old baby who hardly gives me time to cook and a six year old fussy eater maggi stir fry creations will make my life very easy and stress free in the kitchen.I will be able to serve quick meals to my family and they will reach my fussy eater’s tummy without any complaint .ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    If we had 48 hours in one day I still don’t think I’d achieve all my days jobs. I hear a sigh from every mum. A maid and chef is my ultimate dream, but as that will never eventuate, quick response meals are a must. Maggie Stir Frys could free up a bit of precious time to dedicate to vacuuming, ironing, washing up, assisting homework, shopping…….. as we all know, it never ends!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    One vocal newborn + one very active toddler = not much time for Mum in the kitchen!
    Solution: Maggi Stir Fry creations for a quick, easy and healthy meal for the family.ReplyCancel

  • Kim m

    I have tried making marinades and sauces before, but they haven’t always turned out all that good, (I went through a stage of putting white vinegar in everything, I liked it, but no one else did). I think Maggi could save me from myself and my families tastebuds would think them for that!!!!ReplyCancel

  • […] Thursday – Teriyaki and Sesame Chicken with rice […]ReplyCancel

  • Gabe Halley

    I am a mum of 3 and also trying to lose weight and get fit. Maggi stir fry would help me be able to make a quick healthy dinner on those busy nights trying to get kids fed, in baths and then to bed!ReplyCancel

  • Bev

    with all the allergies I have its hard to make meals that work for all of us i usually end up making a different meal for each person but Maggi is the only premade that i have found that we can all eat and the kids love itReplyCancel

  • Pauline

    I love how Maggi stir fry’s let me introduce the world to my kids through their taste buds, what a wonderful way to learn about the world & all the different people in it!ReplyCancel

  • Candice V

    Usually having about 2 hours between getting home from school, fitting in outside play, homework, showers and making dinner in between – having quick, simple, healthy options is always going to be welcome.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    My dinner time rap:
    It’s witching hour yo!
    And the kids are going crazy.
    I have so much to do!
    And I’m feelin’ kinda lazy.
    Offsprings on tonight,
    I’ve got kids to bath and feed.
    A uni assignment due,
    And a tonne of notes to read!
    What is this Mama’s salvation?
    Yo, it’s Maggi’s Stir Fry Creations.


  • Theressa

    It would help me out immensely on the nights with after school activities. Instead of grabbing the drive-thru takeout, i could feed the tribe with a vegetable laden,healthy & quick stirfry. All by the time they have filed through the shower! Its the simple things in life that are truly the best.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Lappin

    I’ve become a big fan of stir fry’s since losing my baby weight with Weight Watchers cooking after I had my first child, and found it a great way to introduce a range of fresh veggies to my 2yo daughter – and of course my husband loves anything I cook for him.

    Recently had a birthday and am about to deliver my second babe, but still waiting on hubby to pick up on all my hints that I would “accept” a kitchen utensil (ie. a Wok) just this once as a birthday gift. Still waiting on the gift – and the bub to make an appearance (must be a male child).

    Please help!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Hunter

    Quick and easy after I rush home form my sons basketball game or my daughters music concert. Must have!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Juchnicka

    I cook my stir fries on frying pan and they usually resemble stew more than shop bought stir fry. I think a nice wok and good sauces can make a difference to our next dinner. I would love to serve a nice stir fry for my family for a change.ReplyCancel

  • Belinda Gay

    Maggi Stir-fry would help me in the kitchen because we can never decide what to have for dinner! Having a variety of different sauces would help us eat a range of flavours without too much thinking time required.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Benbow

    Would love a scanpan wok for my husband, he does the major share of the cooking as he his home a few hours before me, must admit we have never tried the Maggi stir fry creations but would love to try.ReplyCancel

  • Simone Jolly

    There is no need for veggies to remain hanging around in the fridge
    with Maggi Stir Fry mix – just add meat to them and create a masterpiece.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Taylor

    Now that my husband has to do all the cooking, [he very kindly says he’s only the labourer] I’m always on the look out for products, so we can still have a nice variety of meals, but that they are not so fiddleley , my husband is turned off by the whole process. I’d like to give the Maggi stir fry sachets a go, and then I’d love to see if we could adapt the flavouring sachets to work in our air fryer, our new best friend in the kitchen. Reading the recipe, I think it could work.
    Dawn Taylor
    [email protected]
    Sorry to put name and address here, but I can’t figure out how to submit my entry any other wayReplyCancel

  • Natasha Andrews

    These sauces sound fabulous, the perfect cure to the “whatevers”, I honestly don’t mind cooking for the family every night but I get sick of deciding what to cook. With these I could have 5 different meals with just chicken and veggies. All the flavour combinations are great and I really like the 2 step process – when I have the time to cook from scratch I don’t pour it all in at the same time so some heat a pour sauces seem “missing” something to me.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Martin

    I have a two year old, a one year old and am 10 week pregnant with twins. Plagued with Fatigue I am struggling to come up with nutritions family meals that can be made quickly with minimal fuss. You have no idea how much this would help me ( and my poor husband) out.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Bush

    I’m encouraging my teenagers to cook for themselves now if needed… With meat invariably frozen, Maggi Stir Fry Creations are the perfect incentive to get them cooking (and eating) large amounts of vegetables and easing my household work burden!ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Wizz

    Honey, Soy, Garlic or
    Garlic, Ginger Thai
    Maggies Stir Fry Creations
    Everyone’s Salivating
    Steaming Fish In Oven
    Adding Veggies
    – Leeks
    – Butternut Bumpkin
    – Sweet Potatoes
    – Corn Kernels
    – Red Onions
    – Red Cabbage
    – Snow Peas
    – Beans
    – Mushrooms
    – Unsalted Cashews
    – Seedless Grapes
    – Plus more or less
    Serving to all those hunger
    Gobbling up my Maggies Creations!!ReplyCancel

  • Marnni Morris

    having four kids can make meal time a bit stress full i think the maggi stir fry would give me a healthy meal quickly so i would be happy and stress free….ReplyCancel

  • boogers

    As I get home late from work, I’d rather spend my time playing with my young kids, rather than cooking. Maggi stirfry creations are so quick and easy to add to meat and veges for a quick, healthy and yummy dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    When hubby is away, I don’t cook fancy meals
    I like to keep it simple, but also keep it real
    I love that these Creations are fresh and fast to make
    And best of all – less washing up – that isn’t hard to take!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    Maggi’s perfect for a busy mum like me,
    For delicious meals prepared so simply,
    With just 4 easy steps,
    I’ll prepare a healthy meal to impress,
    All with a little help from Maggi! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Benhiam

    I leave the Maggi Stir Fry mix on the bench next to cut up vegetables with a note on where to find the cut up chicken and then go into my vegie garden with a cup of tea. When hubby comes home he can see that I am happy, the kids are busy and dinner is super easy to make. This helps me out and as they say ‘happy wife, happy life’.ReplyCancel

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang So if you have read my blog long enough you would know that I am a little OTTO (over the top organised) when it comes to my dirty laundry. I sort my laundry into whites – colours – darks and linens and prefer to wash them all separately. But […]

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  • Jackie Tracy

    My partner just can’t get the concept that colours, particularly reds, shouldn’t be washed with whites. Yes, he put his new red t-shirt in with my white skirt and a few other things, and yes, my skirt ended up with a messy pink tie-dyed look. Not in a good way. The socks were a uniform pink but my skirt – ruined :(ReplyCancel

    • I like to seperate all my washing so that way the whites don’t dull and the colours stay bright. Wonder if your hubby is doing it on purpose so it doesn’t have to do the laundry again LOL.ReplyCancel

  • K Sizzle

    I had white surgical stockings that were washed with a red tshirt. My surgeon declared they were the first pink stockings he had ever seen. ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Hatton

    I am notorious for tossing everything in together in spite of the occasional small ‘accident’. However a green t-shirt from the Op Shop (I never wear green, what was I thinking) managed to taint absolutely everything in the wash a horrible dirty yellowish green. Definitely a colour I would never consider being seen dead in. I acquired quite a lot of ‘gardening’ clothes from that incident.ReplyCancel

  • Carley Smith

    I had been soaking all my baby sons white clothes in napisan and when it was time to wash I tipped them out of the bucket into the washing maching, not remembering that I had put a bunch of red jersey thick trimmed bibs in there the day before to wash seperately first because I knew they would run for sure, I forgot to get them out! and ALL my sons white clothes were now tinged in various shades of pink…..I eventually got most of it out through soaking. Years later and I still check the machine 3 or 4 times before putting whites in there just in case theres a sneaky dark colour hiding in there.ReplyCancel

  • Miranda

    But did the sheet have any colour on it? It could be that your colours and darks have been washed enough times already not to run onto anything anyway. It would be good to see it with a brand new red t-shirt and a white pillow case or something and see if it still works.ReplyCancel

  • Kat Tat

    While I have had a few couple run catastrophes I really don’t worry about white V colours but if you think my clothes are going anywhere near my husbands stinky socks then think again. They have to be wrangled into the machine , beaten a couple of times with a big stick and then have a heavy object thrown on top of the machine to keep them in.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Taylor

    Grandson’s new denim jeans somehow got entangled with pre-wash of new baby’s clothes. Grandbaby’s pink and white garments turned a dull shade of blue!ReplyCancel

  • Humera

    All in all its a good product,m using these for few months and had 1,2 mishapps so its highly recomended :DReplyCancel

  • Tracy Brewis

    What a great idea for expensive uniform items. Honestly, whose idea is it to put dark trim on a light top? Will give this a go.ReplyCancel

  • Shaz

    I bought a lovely black pashmina in India and when we got home it got caught up in the clothes to be washed. Not only was everything in the wash ‘touched’ by the black (even jeans) but an expensive memento from a great trip was totally ruined. Bummer.ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Black

    It has to be a red t-shirt in with whites….now we have pink socks, pink undies, pink singlets…looks like something from Dr Suess when the cat came back.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleM

    Husband spilt coffee on his top while at the shops, we hurriedly
    bought a $7 replacement… Threw it in with my colours… My cute pink shorts came
    out with blue spots!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lovesowls Oppusunggu

    My hubby decided to wash his cricket shirt with the red sheet. saying this he has gone off to cricket today in a pink shirt bless him for trying :)ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    Can we see a photo of the white sheet after the load?ReplyCancel

  • Kim Geling

    I love these! My kids can all do their own laundry when I have these in the cupboard and we’ve never had a failure. The best test was a pile of red & white christmas tea towels that I bought… the colour catcher came out bright red and not a smear of colour on the white stripes :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Fincher

    Grabbed the wrong red tshirt (new one, not the old one i thought it was) and turned all our whites, including hubbys favourite tshirt pink! Oops!ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    I use these a lot! I make patchwork quilts and usually don’t wash my fabric beforehand. I pop 1 (or sometimes 2 sheets if I think it needs it) in with a quilt for it’s first wash and have never had any colour runs. I have done black and white quilts, red and white quilts, blue red and white quilts… most of my quilts have white backgrounds, and I have NEVER had a colour run or white go dull. I have had excess colour rub off on my sewing machine from putting a quilt together on a few occasions, but never had a colour run in the wash.ReplyCancel

  • Nicki

    Husbands white shirt came out streaky with pink lines… Only realized when he was about to wear it to his first business dinner in his new job! ReplyCancel

  • Anna

    Washed my cream pants (that I loved to death) and husbands favorite shirt (white) with a bright red shirt. The pants and the white shirt came out with horrid pink uneven spots! Had to throw them in the bin as nothing managed to fix it :(ReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    Bought my Mr4 some white skivvies and a superman cape found its way into the same load! He was devastated when they came out pink!!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    I had a load of whites in the machine and my 8yo threw her purple jacket in (oh and it had a tissue in the pocket. We ended up with lilac clothes with white tissue spots all over them, but the kids love their “new” socks and undies :-DReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Benhiam

    My husband bought t-shirts that had white sleeves and red and dark blue bodies. We washed them and the sleeves came out pink and purple.ReplyCancel

  • Joni

    My white breastfeeding top got an unsightly brown smear in the left breast area when a stray new, brown toddler sock made its way into my whites washing. I did not notice until it was too late and even went to Playgroup dressed in the top as I was too tired to change it.I had 3 children under 4 years at that stage…ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    I have been doing the washing for 50+ years and Colour Catcher sounds too good to be true and I would love to try them.ReplyCancel

  • marypreston

    I accidentally tie-dyed a load of laundry by throwing a batik skirt into a load of whites. Pretty jazzed actually!! Couldn’t repeat if I tried.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Featherstone

    my daughter put her new red Dora jumper in the my partners business shirts… unfortunately they now have red blotches on them, wish it had turned them pink, but no, just blotches.! lol, had to laughReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    I was travelling with two friends and we all washed clothes in the one load. I added a pink shirt that I had washed hundreds of times and was sure wouldn’t run. Of course, it did run and turned all their clothes pink. I don’t think they’ve forgotten yet!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki Ryan

    I once owned one lovely pink top but whilst I was out of town for the weekend with my girlfriends my hubby kindly decided to help by doing the washing….you guessed it I no longer own a pink top…..all the colours went in together and my lovely top came out shades of blue and pink…still I was grateful for his kind gesture. Colour Catcher would be great for when hubby does the washing though!ReplyCancel

  • Lindy Sparrow

    My cousin had kindly offered to give my house a clean, and he decided to do a wash. He put the WHITE karate gi in with a red towel. And my son had a tournament in two days!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    cream handknitted jumper. Hubbie assisting, 1 jumper + greasy work clothes=
    shrunk, pilled, lovely murky grey, ruined jumper. Remains a secret from my mum.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Stone

    Blue pen left in my husband’s work shirt, kids white school shirts were in the same wash. The ink went everywhere, white tops were no longer white but lovely patches of blue on the clothing. White tops were confined to the rag bag.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Crosbie

    Hubby left the wet work clothes sitting with the whites and didn’t hang out, so my whites had lovely tie-dyed marks of blue and black….ReplyCancel

  • TajKai

    Long ago when I was a foreign exchange student, my red socks were washed with my host father’s work shirts, turning them pink. So upsetting!ReplyCancel

  • Cath

    When we were engaged I turned my husbands red and white
    hockey top pink. That was 15 years ago. He still talks about it!ReplyCancel

  • staceyshailer

    Washing a brand new pair of dark jeans with my white work blouses and singlets…ReplyCancel

  • The first time my boyfiend did our washing I ended up with allllll of my whites being a not so lovely grey colour. I have to tell myself that he’s helping me out (even if he’s not really).ReplyCancel

  • Libby Oldershaw

    Years ago my Dad (who was a Fashion Agent) went on a business trip to Hong Kong. While there he had several beautiful business shirts tailor-made. He was so proud and showed up the precision of the cut, skill of the stitching and the quality of the lovely white crisp cotton. Of course they had to be washed before wear and he loaded them carefully into the washing machine. Our trusty washer which had never played up in all it’s years of work decided to blow it’s gearbox showering the formerly pristine shirts with oil. The language which poured forth from my dad more befitted a drunken sailor than a man of fashion!My dad has never laughed and yes, a new washing machine was delivered pretty promptly!ReplyCancel

  • JQ

    a yellow shirt of my daughter was mixed with the whites, and all whites turned into a disaster white and yellow dyed colored clothes. i have to wash everything again and soak with bleach. one false move can make your world turn upsidedown.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Weston

    I washed my old purple skirt with some maternity tops a friend lent me. They were all white, now they are ALL mauve :(ReplyCancel

  • Vannessa Bradbury

    I decided it was a good idea to help mum with the washing when i was younger not realising that she had redyed my school shorts burgundy ……….needless to say everybodies clothes even my dads came out pinkReplyCancel

  • sonlee

    I am so sorry – call it OCD – but I cringe when I see the way the washing is hung out – I never hang t’shirts by the bottoms as it seems to pull them out of shape – I always hang up shirts to dry on coathangers again for the same reason – and I hate ironing so tend to hang clothes so they don’t have to be ironed. I hang all my clothes insides out so they don’t fade, and hang the tops just under the armpits.ReplyCancel

  • Infoxicating Lady

    How do these work with front loaders? Throw them in with the laundry like normal?
    Also, I’m slightly obsessive about laundry loads, too. Once a week, the girls school blouses (white. Honestly, what kind of idiot thinks a white blouse is a good idea in infants and primary school?) get hot washed with bleach. Hubby;’s hi viz work shirts also get hot washed (separately), as do his socks.
    School shorts, trousers, skirts get washed with hubbies work shirts/pants. Underwear for 5 people is a load of washing by itself.
    Towels get washed separately, too – and if its the white towels, they get hot washed and bleached, too.ReplyCancel

  • susanne

    Hello everyone, This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I have a step daughter who washes all kinds of clothes together… she also uses white face clothes that were purchased for the babies and then they end up as dish rags, next thing I see she is wiping the floor with them. Her tea towels look dirtier and older than my cleaning rags. After reading through the posts I have come to the conclusion that most of us like to sort according to colour and also dirt type. Dark kids socks tend to get washed with the blue jeans where the extra agitation will do the socks some much needed cleaning. While white towels, socks and face clothes and tea towels get the extra clean to stay white and bright. Sheets and shirts can also be washed together. Yes I have OCD and my clothes and towels seem to last longer than most. P.s I have a dryer too, don’t get me started on that!!!ReplyCancel

I shared this image on instagram and facebook earlier today With the following caption:   I have a confession, I tried really hard to stay caffeine free, but I just can’t go without my morning coffee. I am however really proud I haven’t had any soft drink particularly coke for 10 weeks now!! What’s one thing you […]

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  • Veronica

    Well done Kat on your weight loss, I’m glad you’re feeling so much happier and healthier. 15kg is alot of weight, that’s awesome. I know you’re not a dietician and your primary focus is on organising homes but I know I for one struggle with my weight despite having healthy meals and planning the weekly meals and as a working mum I have very little to no time to exercise on a regular basis. I’d love for you to share some of the tips that have helped you lose so much weight so far. Congrats again.ReplyCancel

  • laura

    where did you buy that mug? I love it!!!! good work on the no coke for 10 weeksReplyCancel

    • Hi Laura, I have listed the stockists in the post. Thank you, I couldn’t imagine trying it again anytime soon, water, juice and coffee is enough for me now.ReplyCancel

      • laura

        before i read your reply and where the chevron mug was purchased from, I bought the same one from my local woolworths!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lady Dorothy

    Congratulations on the weight loss! I personally know how hard this is to do. Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie Pierce

    Congrats on the weight loss and thanks for sharing that with us. Sometimes we don’t see a need for change until it hits us in the face, usually by something negative. Good on you for embracing and doing something for you :) You should be really proud of yourself and what you have achieved! I’m a massive fan of your site and I subscribe to everything you have!!! xxReplyCancel

    • thanks Corrie. Yes it was my Dr giving me a reality check, but seeing the video really emphasised how much I really needed to change. So pleased your enjoying the blog, hope you like the new series starting soonReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    Well done Kat, that’s awesome. One thing I have learnt over the years, is that weight loss is a journey, not just a destination. Keep up the awesome job you are doing!ReplyCancel

    • that’s truly right Kirsty, I am having a lot of fun on my journey too. Thank you xxReplyCancel

  • Belinda

    Fantastic Job Kat…you’ve made changes and you have stuck with them. I too have tried to go caffeine free. I lasted about 6 weeks, but it was the morning cuppa that got me undone. I would wake up and my first thoughts would be about it, it’s my little ritual in the morning before the chaos of getting kids off to school and going to work. Kat with everything you have done- you are certainly allowed to have it (but not the guilt that goes with it). You are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    My morning coffee was a real ritual too, but I’ve replaced it with a good chai – seems to give me the same milky sensation without the caffeine. Congratulations on your hard work. I’ve just started the journey and have a long way to go. ReplyCancel

  • Mel Hince

    Hehe I have my morning cuppa in the same mug :) Definitely can’t do without a good coffee! Well done for how far you’ve come. I reckon if you’re still under your calories for the day, enjoy it, savour it.ReplyCancel

If you believe that useful, quality baby products should also be gorgeous, then you’re a Finlee & Me mum. Finlee & Me offers a range of affordable baby items and educational toys that will excite your baby’s imagination and encourage development and learning through play.   Finlee and Me are offering 10 lucky readers a […]

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  • Guest

    Love the race car tape!! my two year old would love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Teneal-Lee Sims

    I love the race car tape. My 2yo is obsessed with little cars and carries one in each had everywhere we go and does racing up the walls. Hopefully this will stop that :0)ReplyCancel

  • kim M

    My 2 yo daughter would also love the racing tape!ReplyCancel

  • Lindy Sparrow

    Noise with Dirt On It is my favourite. Its true LOL
    (I have had a name change, my surname is King, but it logs me in with my maiden name)ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock

    I really love the Cube It, so great for sandwiches or even fruit and cheese! little bite sized pieces in a jiffy!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Lenton-Cater

    I love the Bean chairs, especially the spring posies. My girls would LOVE one of them, they are way too cute.ReplyCancel

  • Trisha

    Oh how my kids would have a blast with the racing car tapeReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Langford-Smith

    I love the kids night lights :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Holland

    love these!ReplyCancel

  • Vikki

    I love the bean bags and the chairs! They are funkyReplyCancel

  • kristy

    it’s my son’s birthday ini a few weeks and these things look so great, i’m sure he would totally love them if i won!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Powell Herbaugh

    I love their baby music. So perfect and right for every situation.ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Bloomfield

    The Night Lights are gorgeous, should definitely get one of these. The bean bags look so cute too. Wonderful products.ReplyCancel

  • M'leigh Edwards

    I think i’d have to say the memory game is my favourite. Will be getting one for my little ones.ReplyCancel

  • Jody Coomer

    I adore the Wall Cards. It’s so hard to get my boys to do their jobs – charts have failed in the past…but I the Wall Cards are big and bold, but still pretty and subtle.ReplyCancel

  • Callie

    Looks so fun!ReplyCancel

  • disqus_pmUL8YkmuU

    I love the idea boxes for families and the chore boxes – I think these are practical and helpful for all families.ReplyCancel

  • jenni

    There are so many great things to love but the bright burp cloths and the letter writing pad set would be high on my list of buys.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Powter

    I love the Strawberry Lunch Bag! IT is so cute! I want it for me to take to work!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey

    It’s hard to decide between the superhero costumes, the fairy doors and the activity idea/chore boxes. I think they are all fantastic products.ReplyCancel

  • Mel Djukic

    Love the playon crayonsReplyCancel

  • Michelle Pickett

    The Tape and Race Car Kit is such a fab idea!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Whiteman

    I’m in love with the Family Locket Tree of Life Necklace. What a beautiful way to keep your family close to your heart at all times xxxReplyCancel

  • Chantal xx

    Just one!? I love the products here, fun, creative, and educational … And beautiful ad well :-) I am partial to music and meditation, and I have two girls :-) <3 xxReplyCancel

  • Peta Kidd

    Funbites, sandwich cutters, Sinchies to help get food looking great for my very picky Miss6!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    We have the crayons and they are THE BEST – so fantastic for toddlers as not only can they draw but they stack into a tower :)ReplyCancel

  • natalie_ware

    I adore the Bean Chairs! They have lovely prints and look so comfy!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Wickham

    The superhero costumes, because it encourages imaginationReplyCancel

  • Trish

    Love the fold n go car mats you can take it anywhere. Matches all the spare cars that i have in my handbag.ReplyCancel

  • Nikkik

    I love the fun bites sandwich cutters as my kids are always using themReplyCancel

  • Kathie

    The Family Tree necklace…. that is such a special item. Who wouldn’t want to keep their family close at all times. Right near your heart.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    I love the family idea box and the sensory toys. Would be so useful at the moment!!ReplyCancel

  • Nalena

    I love the balloon balls. Nice and big, easy to catch and throw. So beautiful to look at.ReplyCancel

  • Shannen

    Fairy Doors! I’d love one for my little Miss.ReplyCancel

  • katie

    i have a little man over here who would go nuts for the superhero costumes!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Beautiful products!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I have a very fussy eater and we love all the different sandwich cutters especially the transportation ones. Helping to make lunchtime more fun!!!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina Olsson

    The balloon balls and the sensory toys for my bubba and the weekly planner for my preppie is a fantastic idea.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl

    We love the Sinchies in our house. They are great when out and about. ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    My sons are both fussy eaters so my favourite Finlee and Me product would have to be the sandwich cutters. They would definitely make lunchtime fun!ReplyCancel

  • The bean chair in damask red – gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Mel Hart

    Finlee and Me have some lovely products. I’m currently ordering the sandwich cutter but would love to grab these crayons and the car tape too!ReplyCancel

  • Annette Imber

    My Grand Kids would absolutely love these!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Pinones

    Oh my goodness it would have to be the coloured cups and balls as I am entirely sure that my daughter will be playing with this for hours on end!ReplyCancel

  • Gigi

    One of your gorgeous kids’ backpacks (or two!)ReplyCancel

  • Alice

    all fantastic gift ideas! thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Alice

    I love the Art Display product, looks really useful for hanging artwork without blue tak/sticky tape.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Margetts

    Wow what fun could be had here……what fun!ReplyCancel

  • Corrie Pierce

    I love the chore buttons, fun bites, toddler tray and the sandwich cutters!ReplyCancel

  • kell2411

    I love the personalised jewellery. love the idea of keeping my munchkin close to me heart even when hes not with me :)ReplyCancel

  • Liz Borham

    The A-Z flash cards and wooden blocks set looks like a great combination of toysReplyCancel

  • Alison

    I’m 16 weeks with unexpected bub no 4! eek! And my youngest is nearly 4 so I am looking for new things for bub. I hadn’t seen reusable food pouches before – Sinchies. Great idea! I love that it is reusable and I know what will be going into it! I think all my kids will love them!ReplyCancel

  • Vyktoria

    I love the funbites Luv its! My daughter would get a kick out of thoseReplyCancel

  • Sarah Robertson

    my babes could use these fun creative packs in our hot tiny apt! good luck all!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Young

    My son loves his balloon ball. I like the fact that the balloon lasts so much longer and no pop because it rolled on the grass.ReplyCancel

  • kym

    too many awesome things to choose a favourite!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Pauline Rimmer Stacey

    I love the Bean Chair Freckles,ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine Barrett

    I love the personalised jewelleryReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    We love the balloon balls, we have loads of fun with them!ReplyCancel

  • Zara

    I love the balloon balls & have already bought 3 for family.ReplyCancel

  • Sandi Butler

    What a fantastic giveaway. I’d like to win a prize for the littlies in our family.ReplyCancel

  • Jayde

    I love the personalised name night lights!ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    I love the

    A-Z Flash Cards & Wooden Blocks
    such a unique idea…Lots of fun for the builder in every childReplyCancel

  • Ariani

    I love fun bites, sandwich cutter, and lunch box cards. They will be fantastic for my kids lunch box.ReplyCancel

  • Iona

    I love the Original Peek-A-Boo Rainbow Family – got it for my son. He loves it and it’s always a hit whenever kids come over.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I love the blooming bathReplyCancel

  • Gemma Westacott Blair

    I love the Strawberry Lunch Bag! So cute – my daughter would love it and hopefully eat everything that came out of it! LolReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    Colouring wallets, they are an absolute life saver when having to take kids to appointments!ReplyCancel

  • disqus_pborwv3TpH

    Family tree necklace – love, love, loveReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Ross-Bell

    Personalised night light ReplyCancel

  • shell.kel

    Wow! these products are Awesome! I am heading over to make an order now. I work in childcare and I can already see amazing experiences with these :)

  • Kellie

    The weekly planner and ballon balls are on our wish listReplyCancel

  • Kim B

    The car tape is definitely on my list to buy for chrissie, so my other favourite is the Goose Grease DIY family kit. I have a little girl who’d love that.ReplyCancel

  • Kirrily

    I love the Balloon balls. I’ve been considering buying one of these for a while as they would be great for the boys to play with inside.ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    My boys would love the race car tape but I think my eldest would love the memory game. It looks pretty cool.ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    We love the balloon balls (and the car tape but that’s mentioned)ReplyCancel

  • Cathryn Zischke

    Definitely the weekly activity planner! My daughter is obsessed with “what are we doing tomorrow” and I’ve been trying to find one that suits our needs!ReplyCancel

  • tam childers

    i love the bloomin bath such great bright coloursReplyCancel

  • milkofats

    Dripstik love the idea for when travelling or going to sport’s days, the little ones stay clean & enjoy an iceblock on those hot daysReplyCancel

  • Fleur

    The Solar System Wall Cards would be perfect for my little astronaut!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    I am a big fan of the balloon balls. My children are terrified of balloons now as they always unexpectedly pop in their faces. With the balloon ball it would bring back the simple act of playing with a balloon, without trauma and fear of putting little pieces into their mouths.ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    The Balloon Balls are awesome. My son loves playing with his. The balloons last longer too!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy

    I’m not really a jewellery wearer but I love the Tree of Life necklace, what a sweet way to profess your love for your family.ReplyCancel

  • TanyaCrerar

    The personalised night lights are fabulous- perfect for the nursery.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Hayles

    The tape and race car kit looks like it would be a hit with my two boys!ReplyCancel

    • Melissa Hayles

      Oops, pays to read all the details. Also love the wooden decor sign “boy, n. noise with dirt on it” sums up my boys perfectly :)ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Berglund

    I love the Wooden Decor signs : Boy , n , Noise with dirt on it!!ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine N

    I love the bean chairs. Makes watching TV so much more comfortableReplyCancel

  • Joanna H

    Safari Rubber Stamp Set; to bring the world of animals from imagination into life :)ReplyCancel

  • Trina B

    I love the idea boxes – I struggle with ideas to do with the kids when they are bored – so I love the activities and the quiet times boxes :)ReplyCancel

  • marypreston

    I just love the
    Hearts Hearts and More Hearts Snugglie. Such a great idea & so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I love the family tree necklace, I can have the names of my children close to my heart alwaysReplyCancel

  • Elissa

    I love the aiden and anais wraps, our favourite are the stars, so fun yet so soft and cuddly!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs K

    Love the bean chair in navy freckles fabric, just gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • goffin

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the necklaces just gorgeous :-)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    I Love the Personalised Night Lights they would Look Beautiful in my Son’s Room and they are a Great way for them to Learn to Recognize there own name,ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Lillington

    The Personalised night lights, It gives enough light out to see in the room and the changing light colour gives a serene atmosphere.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Philpott

    The bean chairs are awesome, they are soft and comfy but still make the kids feel like the are grown up by sitting on a big chair. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Edwards

    The Sinchies are a great idea for school lunchesReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jones

    Bean chair in bluebell garden design is my favourite product. My little one would be very happy to have his own soft and comfy chair.ReplyCancel

  • Charmaine Campbell

    The emergency I.D. bracelets are a fantastic idea for going out into the world with little ones!ReplyCancel

  • Deb K

    The Family Tree necklace…
    A beautiful way to keep loved ones
    Close to your heart!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Cruickshank

    I like the peek a boo bags I bought one for my nephew to try and encourage him to talk moreReplyCancel

  • Jo Mills

    the sandwich cutters :)ReplyCancel

  • Kate Bullock

    I love the Sensory Colouring Sorting Playset – there are so many things you can do with it and my twin boys would love the different textures, colours and objects. It would certainly keep them entertained while we were out and about.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    Love the Navy freckles Bean Chair!ReplyCancel

  • Nic

    Hi I love the striped star wheat bag and the personalised jewellery :-) ReplyCancel

  • Angie Boylan

    I love the personalised night lights – owning one of those would make it cool to be scared of the dark!ReplyCancel

  • teresa

    I am intrigued by the blooming bath…how cuteReplyCancel

  • Melanie Lucas

    I love the car tape! I can see it being great rainy day fun making roads throughout the house!ReplyCancel

  • jody buhagiar

    I love the balloon balls :)ReplyCancel

  • Sophia Marini

    I just bought a wetbag and some dribble bibs from Finlee and Me at the baby expo and I love the wet bag so much – it’s big and beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • kerry santillo

    oh my, so many loves, the bean chair is gorgeous :)ReplyCancel

  • Benjamin Travia

    The Bean Chair – Damask Red looks comfy.ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Di Palma

    I love the superhero costumes, especially batman. They look so well made, and would love to add it to my sons dress up collection.ReplyCancel

  • Shelley Ann Terry

    The Monkey See Monkey Do Lunch Bag is very cuteReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Wizz

    < < Truly love how children are using their hands minds their brains being kept active other than placing a laptop ds computer in front of them. You've won me over with going back to the basics. : :ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Wizz

    :-) Breastfeeding Covers have inventive are they keeping bubs protected, safe from the elements. :-) Beanbag Chairs variety of colours & designs comfly built just for kids of diff ages. :-) Pram Liners variety of colours, cleanable, having something there to help in keeping bubs healthy from all the things you might just not want to find nor clean … Just love Finlee & Me inventions. :-) :-)ReplyCancel

  • AmberB

    The Blooming Bath for Babies – what a handy and cute product, Wooden Décor Sign: Noise with Dirt On It – very funny!, and the Organic Wheat Bag (they always come in handy).ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Armstrong

    I just adore the Superhero Costume Sets for Newborn BoysReplyCancel

  • Tracy Saad

    Where do I start, so many great products. Superhero costumes (very tricky to find for girls), pram liners, personalised jewellery, ribbons wands. So many things that I love!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Annison

    love the monkey girl backpack ,perfect accessory to my daughters little monkey anticsReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    Monkey see Monkey do lunch bag ~ So cute and would suit my son lolReplyCancel

  • Emma Sparnon

    The blooming bathtub! Functional and bloody adorable! (please say that in ron from HP voice)ReplyCancel

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  • Kerryn Tippett

    Love the race car tape. Imagine how much fun building a race track around the house and avoiding all the furnitureReplyCancel

  • Krystle Seville

    The superhero suits are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • naomi

    Blooming Bath! so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Paula

    I love the Superhero Suits… my youngest would love the Batman Superhero set…ReplyCancel

  • Bec Cronin

    Love the personalised name night lights especially as my kids are named Hunter, Jett & Cruz!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn King

    The Superhero costumes are gorgeous and would make the best photo opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • sera

    love the teethers, the range of baby feeding products and the pram liners (cant choose a favourite)ReplyCancel

  • Kim M

    The Bean Bag Chair – Bluebell Garden. So nice that it’s not covered in Disney characters or something else commercial!ReplyCancel

  • Kayla Schutz

    My favourite product would have to be the Lagoon Blue Personalised Night Light, definitely an investment but too cute to resist. I’m also in love with the Wooden Teethers, I’ll definitely have to put in an order for one.ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    I like the idea boxes as all of my children would be interested in these. I can think of a lot of interesting ways to use each wooden ‘coin’ question/idea.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I love the teethersReplyCancel

  • Belinda Lavis

    Love the Emergency ID Bracelets – what a great idea!!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy

    I love the balloon balls. They are perfect for travelling (& home) and all my kids love playing with them.ReplyCancel

  • Kellie B

    I love everything Christmas and my pick is the Tree Christmas Stocking.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle priebe

    oooh i’m so keen for the memory game :)ReplyCancel

  • Anna Williams

    i love the kids emergency id bracelets – i’m forever chasing my runaway toddlersReplyCancel

  • Shaghig

    They have so many great ideas. I love the Emergency ID bracelet. Perfect for going out to places with lots of people (in case the kiddies get lost).ReplyCancel

  • Jmac

    The wheat bags for kids are gorgeous and so practical for these cool nights too.ReplyCancel

  • Bev

    the best toy ever is the Fairy door……. the imaginative play, the excitement, the creativity and the sheer joy of playing are all wrapped up into one tiny little doorReplyCancel

  • michelle rivett

    Love the balloon balls, so simple yet will last a lifetimeReplyCancel

  • Kate Tallon

    Love the car set and the memory game!ReplyCancel

  • Peta-Lee

    Dinosnores cds, they have made bedtime in our home much more peaceful and enjoyable for allReplyCancel

  • SylviaB

    Wow, so many beautiful and practical things! Makes me sad that my children are not babies anymore… I especially love the beautifully crafted little fairy doors!ReplyCancel

  • MummaMAC

    what a winner idea, the “Emergency ID Bracelets”!! MAkes you not feel like a bad mum when you are at a show or crowd and normally write your number with pen on their arms!ReplyCancel

  • Brella

    My favourite thing is “The Love Between a Mother and a Child Necklace”. Something special to have to remind me about my children :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    I love everything about Finlee and Me, but one of my most favourite things is the range of balloon balls :)ReplyCancel

  • Clare Underdown

    Love the super hero sets my boy loves his superheroes! ReplyCancel

  • Megan F-E

    I love the colouring wallets. Perfect for my little artist who doesn’t like to leave the house without paper and crayons.ReplyCancel

  • Jacki

    I love the Fold N Go Car Mat… keeps my toddler entertained wherever we are!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Farrell

    I love it all and will be going back to shop! Love the felt cookie play set, thanks nicoleReplyCancel

  • Yvette L Ajani

    Family Locket Tree of Life Necklace, I’m getting one hopefully for my 40th!!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Lewis

    I am still completely in love with the beanbag chairs, they are adorable! I am hoping to get one for my little girl for her birthday this year!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Stone

    Love the Yellow Canary Blooming Bath Mat for Baby. It is such a gorgeous versatile product and once baby out grows it, it can be used as a mat. It is fun, funky and comfortable for baby to use, Such a great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Sally B

    I just love the blooming bath – what a fantastic, fun and space saving idea!ReplyCancel

  • Joni

    I adore the range of Teepee Tents! My girls would just LOVE these!ReplyCancel

  • kookla123

    The teepee tents are awesomeReplyCancel

  • Corinne Devidas

    My son loves balloons, so I would have to say the balloon balls!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa Wilson

    So many amazing goodies to choose from. It’d have to be a toss up between the felt cookie play set and the balloon balls.ReplyCancel

  • Ally L

    I love the bean bags! Particularly the Bluebell stripe one, it would match so perfectly with my furniture. May have to grab one for my little man for Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • cynthia

    I love the dinosnores cdsReplyCancel

  • Jayde

    I love the teepees…my boys would be in their element!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Wow, that car tape looks amazing. My son would be in heaven!ReplyCancel

  • Cyn

    Def the wooden sign- Boy -Noise with dirt ….. This sums up the youngest of my 4 children exactly!ReplyCancel

  • Kiara M.

    The newborn super hero set is so adorable!!! Wish I had that for a photo shoot when mine were babies! :)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Van Leuveren

    the lagoon blue personalised night light is perfectReplyCancel

  • Sandra Simpson

    i love the personal jewellery but my son always gets excited at the bean bags and chairs :) guess hes sick of fighting for a seat on the sofa :)ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    Your gorgeous night lights! Perfect to add that personalised touch to kid’s rooms!ReplyCancel

  • Nadia

    I love the bean bags and am planning on getting one for my kids room when we get our new house! ReplyCancel

  • Crafty Mummy

    Love the Emergency ID bracelets – very clever idea! Now that my kids are bigger I worry a little less, but when they were toddlers I was always worried they would get separated from me at the shops so these would have been used all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Jo

    So many lovely things…I love the bean chairs! I could see my little man making himself right at home in one. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Sexton

    Great ideas, love them all!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristal Villis

    I love the girls Night Lights & the girls super hero costume <3ReplyCancel

  • Jo Kennedy

    Balloon balls such a great and safe idea.ReplyCancel

  • Jade Conran

    I love the Happy birthday buntings : ) They are devine !!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Priestley

    I love all of the products on Finlee and me… as they all use a child’s imagination…. My top loves would be… the fairy door, Teepee Tents and super hero costumes :)ReplyCancel

  • Marcia C.

    I completely smitten with the Baby Blue Dolphin Bath Floatie Toy Set. Those little baby dolphins are soo cute!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Baans

    I love the teepee tents and the fairy door. :)

  • MyThree Monsters

    i love everything, the kids imagination gets to run wild, and stimulates the kids in everyway possible :) tee pee tents, night lights, EVERYTHINGReplyCancel

  • Kristi S

    I love the Blooming baths, they would be so handy!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    The track tape is perfect for the kids playroom. Exactly what i have been looking for :)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley L

    Vulli Magic Treehouse, I had one when I was a kid and I got my sons one recently and they use it as “Raa Raa the noisy lion’s” treehouse. It just reminds me of when I was little.ReplyCancel

  • Natasha Andrews

    I love the whole Bananagrams CollectionReplyCancel

  • arianawalkom

    I love the tepees! My boys would have hours of fun playing in them!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Marshall

    The track tape looks great for keeping kids entertained when going visitingReplyCancel

  • Cath Dee

    I really like the Emergency ID BraceletsReplyCancel

  • Kylie Walton

    I love the Bean Chairs, great fabric choices.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Strickland Nelson

    The balloon balls and teepee would provide hours of fun at my house. Love these and so would my kiddos.ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    The teepee and the toddler trays are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Gemma

    Love the Make a Match memory game. Would be great for taking out and about and keeping kids from wanting my phone when waiting for appointments.ReplyCancel

  • Sallyann Silver

    Loving the tepees!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Francis

    Weekly activity planner for the kids. Well – stuff the kids – this would be used for MUM & DAD!!! :) Makes planning your week much more enjoyable than the regular handwritten ‘to do lists’ …. that never seem to get everything checked off!ReplyCancel

  • Tegan

    I like the Activity Card collections. I find it difficult finding things to entertain my son on a daily basis, so its good to have a range of hands on ideas provided.ReplyCancel

  • sapna

    Appletters are my favourite as they will be perfect for a little boy who is learning to read.ReplyCancel

  • Courts

    Rocketship Wet Bag with Snap Handle is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    Love the teepees! They would provide hours of fun for my little fellas and also give them a little hideaway :)ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Cammack

    Vulli Magic Treehouse is my favourite – had one when I was a little girl, want to get one for my kids!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vivienne Lincoln

    I cannot wait to see what could be in the fun packs all their stuff is great!!ReplyCancel

  • Sam

    Appletters are my favourite, awesome reading tool!ReplyCancel

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  • Sharon Fawcett

    The ‘Pressure Cooker’ function, as I hope it will take the ‘pressure’ off me in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Jo Fletcher

    My husband and 15 year old to cook a meal in it! With the pressure cooker function it would be ready quicker! And easy to clean!!ReplyCancel

  • Gabriela Douglas

    Recently returning to full time work with three young boys in my family, this machine would take the pressure off at dinner time and allow me more time to catch up and talk with the boysReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Ross-Bell

    Slow Cooker or pressure cooker function would be great and allow me to get rid of a few other machines and free up space.ReplyCancel

  • vickilorraine

    Love the idea of browning meat and onions before slow cooking therefore cutting out more pans to wash up.ReplyCancel

  • Gaylene Walsh

    I love the fact I can MULTI task while using the MULTI CookerReplyCancel

  • Shirley Gifford

    With a husband that works long shifts, being able to use the slow cooker would mean more “quality time” for us before he has to sleepReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth M

    Teaching my son about healthy eating! The steamer/ rice cooker would be used all the time at our house! Veggies and rice curry! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Ingrid

    love the multi function of many appliances in 1, with all us mums being superwoman, this would definitely save me loads of time. thanksReplyCancel

  • Alanna

    Soup maker – to make warming comfort food, to warm my family’s tummies on our cold winter days when it doesn’t get much above zero degrees!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Bright

    Love the fast/ pressure cook function. As a vegan I’m always forgetting to pre-soak beans so this would definitely help save my vego ‘bacon’!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Robertson

    The fact it does it for me. Even working from home, I work late and kids are left waiting for dinner – not good for anyoneReplyCancel

  • Jarni

    Pressure cooker! Because working full time, being a mum and running a farm is like living in a pressure cooker and the quicker I can get a healthy meal on the table the better!ReplyCancel

  • Bettina McIntosh

    Slow Cooker, we are on a get healthy
    journey and time is always an issue, would love to come home to a ready dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Lady Dorothy

    The fact that I could brown the meat and then slow cook it seems to good to be true! Never want that extra dirty pan!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Daniels

    Who could pick a function, no oven for 9 years means inventive cooking…the Maxi could clear bench space and be every appliance in one!ReplyCancel

  • Seana Morris

    Pressure Cooker- Mum and Dad always used one when we were kids meat and potato ready super quick. It was scary! Steam blasting out of it and hissing. They recently bought a new one and they don’t do that anymore. So maybe its time to try them out.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Beesley

    I love the ‘Brown’ section. I never brown meat as it will use another pan and take more time. Now its too easy! Love It!ReplyCancel

  • Peta

    The Sauté/Browner makes it a one pan appliance. If it could do the rest of the housework I would spend more time with family!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Trodd

    Im a vegetarian, so ALL the functions are PERFECT for ME. The Meat Eaters will just have to buy their own! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelli-Anne Woodford

    It’s a hard choice between the pressure cooker and slow cooker but the slow cooker just wins. Being able to put a meal on in the morning when I’ve got time and have a meal ready for me when I get home from an afternoon of running kids around is just perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Bev C

    The fact that there is less washing up, won me.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy H

    Family of 4 , 2 bed unit = tiny kitchen, limited space is a daily challenge.
    ALL MAXI functions could make cooking more enjoyable and less cluttered!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa

    With newborn and three year old, love all functons, too hard to choose one! Need cupboard space, love to get rid of a few appliances!ReplyCancel

  • Lynnette

    When you live in a bus and storage space is premium, an appliance that can multitask is the one for us!ReplyCancel

  • kate lord

    Would have to be the slow cooking function. put on in the morning and ready when I come home, no more running around in the afternoon trying to get dinner organised!ReplyCancel

  • Lorna M

    All the functions would work well in my family as everyone cooks :)ReplyCancel

  • Judestar44

    Slow cooking for when I’m in late, Pressure cooking when there’s not time to wait, These functions most rate, But all others are equally great !ReplyCancel

  • sonya

    The slow cooker functionality.ReplyCancel

  • Jody scott-greer

    Slow cooking! I have 6 young kids. At least dinner is ready when I am exhausted after a day running around!ReplyCancel

  • Jessie Hay

    With a maxi family of 8 kids at home we need a Maxi Multi cooker- and a 6 litre capacity would be fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Di

    Pressure Cooker, delicious meals in an instant! Like they’ve been slowly stewing on the stove all day. Just the thing with electricity bills on the rise too, why slow cook for 8 hours, when you can get it done just as well in 20 minutes!?ReplyCancel

  • althea

    we live in a hotel with no kitchen, so have to cook outside on a very small balcony. having it as an all-in-one would save so much room, and because i work shiftwork, the slow cooker and/ or pressure cooker would just make our lives so much easier.ReplyCancel

  • Berty

    Rice Cooker / Steamer – it makes it easy to eat healthily, no more excuses.ReplyCancel

  • Adele Terrell

    The most practical function for our family would be the Slow Cook and steamer then one machine and one clean would be bliss.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki

    The Sauté / Browner makes all the difference…less pans means less washing up, which means more volunteers for clean-up…maybe!ReplyCancel

  • huiny

    Pressure cooker. Juggling working full time and 2 school kids, it definitely take the cooking time less, means more quality time with our loved one.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Soup maker, as we all love soup on these cold winter nights.ReplyCancel

  • Angela Fiorenza

    When I’m lacking the inspiration, to create a meal that’s a sensation, pressure cooker ignites my imagination to create a meal that’s a sensation.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    slowcooker. love it. and that it can saute the meat first is brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    The most practical function for my family would be all of them. The fact that I would have room in my tiny kitchen for 6 apppliances! That would be a first.ReplyCancel

  • Ariani

    Slow cooker because I can prepare in the morning and when the family come home, I can take care of them without worrying about dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie

    The pressure cooker bc I feel like I cook under pressure every night!ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    It’s got to be the ‘put dinner on and walk away’ function (probably not it’s real name ;-). ReplyCancel

  • Carmen

    The slow cooker, great to prepare dinner early!ReplyCancel

  • Beck Star

    It would be the browing function. So I dont have to brown the meat in a fry pan and then put it in the slow cooker. That would make less work for me in the kitchen and more family time.ReplyCancel

  • vicki jackson

    slow cooker would be for me… the lovely smell of cooking while I am not.. the whole house would smell nice. and I wouldn’t be stressed out worrying that anything is burning.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Balshaw

    pressure cooker i would say to get things done in a hurryReplyCancel

  • sandy

    chip cooker would be nice, but should really use it to cook my rice.
    slow cooker would come in handy, but the deep fryer would be just dandy.ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    Multi-functions and huge capacity! With only 1 appliance to store! Can’t get much better than that for my kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Barker-Franks

    With 6 kids I would love the ability to put on the dinner in the morning on the slow cooker setting and it be ready for us at night :)ReplyCancel

  • Mel B

    rice cooker steamer function as we live on rice and vegies over the week so the other functions would be a bonus and space saver!ReplyCancel

  • bev thomass

    slow cooker so I can make enough meals for a week or pressure cooker if i forget to take the meat out for cookingReplyCancel

  • dani mccreery

    The pressure cooker – meals in minutes = no stress!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz A

    That would be the rice cooking function – I always mess it up any other way and it can co-cook with the main meal!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    Slow cooker for days I’m organized and Pressure cooker on days at 5pm Hubby says by the way MUM’s coming to dinner TONIGHT!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    With baby #3 on the way, I need all the help I can get with dinner prep! Would be lovely to choose whether to slow cook or pressure cook if I run out of time, without using a million appliances!!ReplyCancel

  • Bianca

    Slow cooker! For those night when the kids have sporting activities, to come home to a warm filling slow cooked meal is bliss! ReplyCancel

  • Alana Hunter

    Slow cooker would be fantastic on the days I work. I could put it on in the morning and when I got home with the family of an evening dinner would be ready. Very helpful for an on call casual workerReplyCancel

  • Kristy Philpott

    The pressure cooker, as it would allow me to cook a nice, healthy, hearty meal when I get home late from work.ReplyCancel

  • Anne McCulloch

    One pot cooking! No one in this house likes washing up!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Hemetsberger

    The slow cooker for making casseroles with meat so tender it melts in your mouthReplyCancel

  • Yvonne Simpson

    Love the fact you can brown and slow cook in the same pot. Less handling of pots and pans with a great outcome at the end means happy eaters and happy mum!ReplyCancel

  • Kate Bullock

    Having twin toddlers the slow cooker is perfect as I can prepare dinner while they are enjoying lunch and it’ll be ready for usReplyCancel

  • Mindo Koerber

    good idea for multitasking Mum that need extra hands … :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Bennett

    A seasonal situation – in summer the rice cooker to accompany nice light stir-fries, but the slow cooker for lovely warming braises and stews in winterReplyCancel

  • viviennedobin

    The Slow Cooker as I can use cheaper cuts of meat to create the most awesome tasting dishes, my family will get gourmet meals nightly.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    The Slow Cooker to make Delicious and Healthy Meals for my Family without Standing over the Stove.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Craig

    I like all the options, sounds good for cooking lots of different meals for my daughter, who is lactose and gluten intolerant.ReplyCancel

  • Maxine Kitchen

    Saves time and money, but creates yummy meals. But with a name like mine I should win. heheReplyCancel

  • Joanna Clark

    I’d love the pressure cooker feature to make melt in the mouth stews! Perfect for the family!ReplyCancel

  • Misty Hearne

    It would be the pressure cooker! I would love one of these MAXI 6 in 1 cookers so I could be a MAXI-mum in the kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    With a new baby the pressure cooker would be such a time saver for meals!ReplyCancel

  • kerrie

    How can I pick just 1 feature?? The versatility of the MAXI Kitchen appliance is superb. Different meal each night, same appliance:)ReplyCancel

  • Corrie Pierce

    Soup maker, its perfect for those cold winter lunches! Hmmm pumpkin or potato & bacon, vegetable or chicken and corn, the possibilities are endless!ReplyCancel

  • Karina Wong

    The fast/pressure cooker cooks in minutes – perfect for people who want to spend more time on the internet than cooking for their husband.ReplyCancel

  • Cath Mongol

    The time saving! Fast cooking time and no need to clear and wash lots of pots/pans – BLISS!!ReplyCancel

  • Aileen

    Takes up less room in the cupboard when stored when not in use. Because an uncluttered kitchen is an efficient kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Liza Glick

    That you can do so many things with one piece of equipment which is great for my small kitchen!ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    I would use the MAXI as a pressure cooker because unlike the old time pressure cookers the results should not end up on the ceiling.ReplyCancel

  • Patty

    I could use this for all of its functions! I love that they are all in one appliance! I think the slow cooker mode would be used most by my family though. I have a large family and we use our current one often!ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Richards

    No extra pans for “browning” ohh that’s for me……oh what a chef my family will see and how special will I be!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth

    The ON
    button. I have machines that take up space in my kitchen but this would mean I
    have 1 machine for so many usesReplyCancel

  • Kay Dekker

    A machine that in minutes cooks a meal
    I cannot describe the love I feel
    Pinch me now is this for real?ReplyCancel

  • marypreston

    You had me at “one pot”. Less is always better when it comes to cooking and cleaning in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Thrower

    The Soup maker, we love soup especially in winter could have continually supply ready quickly would be great.ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    Fast/ Pressure Cooker. I am most certainly a fast cooker, and I can’t take the pressure!!! I need this machine :DReplyCancel

  • Patty

    Rice cooker! My husband is Japanese and my three boys have the need to eat rice 3 meals a day so we always have the rice cooker goingReplyCancel

  • Marita Beard

    The automatic keep warm setting as we eat at different times on many days due to after school activities and husbands work schedule.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa

    The soup maker…perfect at this time of yearReplyCancel

  • Natalie Hibbert

    I don’t want this to sound like a sob story but I have 51/2 year old twins I am raising on my own. My family are not around, their dad is not around, and I am only just keeping
    my head above water.
    My twins arrived three months early at 27 weeks and we’re just beginning to come across a few problems.

    My son has been in hospital this week having surgery on his trachea, adenoids, teeth and jaw to help him breathe and my daughter is miserable with chicken-pox.

    We have to give my son a special diet from now on and I am the worst cook in the work. This appliance sounds fantastic that I think even I could manage it with my severe lack of cooking skills.ReplyCancel

  • TanyaCrerar

    A machine that can multi-task like a parent? Choosing a favourite function is like choosing a favourite child- it can’t be done!ReplyCancel

  • Liz B

    Oh my goodness the browner – that would save me so much effort. While I love my slow cooker, having to brown the meat etc before bunging it all in seems to be the opposite of “effortless”. I would love a slow cooker that does it for me!ReplyCancel

  • AmberB

    The Slow Cooker. Meat dishes that are cooked in slow cookers always end up so tender and juicy. The absolute best casserole ever!ReplyCancel

  • houndsy

    The deep fryer as the boys in my house (unfortunately for me always dieting!) love fried foods. So they can have their fry up and i can use it for healthier food for myself :)ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    The slow cooker feature with the browning option.With a new baby, a nine year old, hubby and me, we need simple cooking!ReplyCancel

  • Mumtomany

    Every Function is fantastic but having a slowcooker and pressure cooker in one is great!ReplyCancel

  • Helga Grenkowitz

    I love the pressure cooker function since it saves lots of energy and time.ReplyCancel

  • Ei Nyo

    For an Asian family, rice is the essence of every meal. No meal is complete without rice. We eat everything with rice; KFC with rice, soup with rice and pie with rice (instead of peas)! So yes, rice cooker function is the most practical one for this crazy rice-loving family. Rice is our reason to rise every morning. ReplyCancel

  • kerry santillo

    The programmable setting, returning later to a meal that’s ready to serve.:)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Andreatta

    Slow cooker , I love how I can start dinner earlier in the day, forget about it & 6 hours later its ready .ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Krohn

    Slow cooker. It saves the end of day rush and stress for our family. The browner is also a plus cause I can brown my meat before slow cooking it and it saves washing up a fry pan!ReplyCancel

  • rpolly

    The soup maker! I would no longer have to watch a simmering pot, and clean up the messy soup splatters all over my stovetop!ReplyCancel

  • Paulina

    Rice cooker I have never had one but my husband and I disagree about the “correct” way to cook rice, it would save “discusions”ReplyCancel

  • jody buhagiar

    The 6 litre capacity is so welcoming. With a large family its quick, easy, less mess and its cooking even when Im not home .ReplyCancel

  • scotthammond

    Slow cooker most practical for us, makes dinner with minimal fuss. Saves time, makes cheap meat taste devine. But what’s best, is dinner without mess!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Jones

    the slow cooker , it is especially wonderful for making soups….ReplyCancel

  • Cecilia Bell

    Our life is not always as it seems,
    life can burst at the seams,
    then pressure cookers save the day,
    thankfully Tefal goes both ways!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Chesters

    The slow cooker would be perfect for my husband’s Lamb Shanks. I get embarrassed because he cooks more than me and I’m a cooking teacher!!!ReplyCancel

  • Pressure cooker – I love my slow cooker but the frantic 6pm scramble because I forgot to set it that morning would be nice to avoid!ReplyCancel

  • The slow cooker function would be wonderful, to be organised for dinner at the start of the day without the dinnertime rush to get cooking!ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    To hard to pick just one practical function. Looks like an all in one wonder pot. Less WASHING up. Yippppeeee..ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Baz Townsend

    The ‘keep warm’ function is perfect for our family as self employed Husband is rarely home in time to join us for dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Juzza

    Sear and then choose a cooking option! One pot cooking for busy mums :)ReplyCancel

  • Jodi Spall

    Hard to choose just one, but the pressure cooker sounds great… makes the meat melt in your mouth without the added time pressureReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    Digital timer allowing our girls to excitedly countdown until serving a succulent slow-cooked meal. Then reality hits, Mr9 storms into the kitchen, “Er, what stinks”.ReplyCancel

  • Tash

    The 6L capacity for sure, for all the love I put into my cooking!ReplyCancel

  • Jo-Anne Wizz

    U.N.I.Q.U.E for being M.U.L.T.I F.U.N.C.T.I.O.N.A.L
    – Less washing up
    – Less cleaning up
    – Only ONE item in Cupboard
    Especially fantastic for Large Family gatherings
    Would LLLOOOVVVEEE in my home. :ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    Definately the slow cooker – Now i can get rid of my husband i wont need him anymore :)ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Claassen

    Slow Cooker function.
    Although it will cook the food slowly, it makes preparing, cooking & cleaning fast & efficient for meReplyCancel

  • Melanie Sayer

    Slow Cooker as our household lives on these. I am about to start my final teaching prac for univeristy so it would be a godsend.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Pregnell

    Pressure cooker would be so handy to cook quick, tasty, nutritional mealsReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    6 in 1 Cooker would be a godsend to my family as my husband and i work fulltime than we have football training 4 nights a week so i have a house full of hungry testosterone and the old saying is feed the man meat… they love moroccan lamb shanks this cooker would cook it to perfection. your consideration for my family would be greatly appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    Soup, deep-fry, or pressure cook,
    What better way to cook your chook!
    In the Maxi, the work is done,
    leaves me time to have some fun!ReplyCancel

  • Nadia

    I wish i lived in australia for this! ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    For our family of 12 children the rice cooker steamer would be great as all my friends rave about them and I don’t have one . ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Head

    One appliance that does SOOOOOOOOO much…WOW!
    But I think the pressure cooker may be used the most, or the slow cooker???ReplyCancel

  • Roslyn Woodhouse

    The pressure cooker, because I always meal plan, but by the time I look at the clock, I realise it’s too late!ReplyCancel

  • Veronica

    I have a very small kitchen even for a unit! So with very
    little cupboard space, a 6 in 1 multi cooker is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • o2bing

    With my kids now doing after school sports, a slow cooker function is a godsend. Knowing they will be tired, hungry and demanding the second we get home, having a meal only minutes away is fantastic. However, my old faithful needs to be retired. This would be the perfect replacement. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Price

    Perfect sanity saver. The pressure cooker would be fantastic. Put everything in and dinner is served in a jiffy, all ready for hungry little Mr 5 and Mr 4 who are eating more food than their dad at the moment! Us Mums’ need all the help we can get to keep on top of things and this may savour some time for us to put our feet up for a little which we all deserve.ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Ives

    I’d love the pressure cooker part as I’m a high school teacher and do a lot of planning, preparation & marking after work. This would help me on those nights where I am flat out. It looks easy to use so my husband could use it too.ReplyCancel

  • Fiona

    Non stick removable inner bowl – has to help with my know cooking fails, giving me confidence that any mess is easy to clean. A masterchef this could help me be!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine

    So hard to decide as all the functions are so good.

    The sauté/browner function would be great as you would be able to prepare so many ingredients to be used in the other functions.ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten Benhiam

    The Browner is the most practical as I love slow cooking and browning before cooking adds real flavour but time and mess means skipping it.ReplyCancel

  • A.Baharin

    With a family of eight plus numerous entertaining of friends and families, a pressure cooker function would definitely be ahead of the list for quick meals preparation. The additional features of slow cooking, searing, deep frying, steaming, soup and rice making would just complements and make cooking an enjoyable art/project rather than a chore. By the way, would baking be a feature too as that will really make it an icing on the cake, so to say.ReplyCancel

  • staceyshailer

    It’s a toss-up between the 6L capacity (I can fit more in!) and the slow-cooker function, I love a slow-cooked roast…ReplyCancel

  • Sam Cheney

    Does one of the functions in the above photo say Weep Karming? Whilst I think it’s maybe meant to say Keep Warming, any appliance that has some kind of function to karm (calm) weeping or anything else at mealtimes will win me over! LOL

  • Karen Edwards

    I like that one appliance does the job of a few appliances so dinner will be done in a lot less time you just set and forget YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis Anderson

    Pressure cooker seems to be it. Watching master chef and their inventions. Would love to try it out, as arrival of number 3 is soon which will turn life on its head!ReplyCancel

  • Yvette Lawton

    With 3 gorgeous kids under 3yrs old all of these settings in 1 appliance would be amazing. Maxi kitchen appliances have created your best friend in the kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Morena Dobrowolski

    Slow cooking for the days I’m organised, pressure cooking for the days I’m not – love the versatility :)ReplyCancel

  • Gemma Moore

    Maxi Maxi Maxi –
    would you like to come and live with me? More cooking and less cleaning it’s
    the way it’s meant to be.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea

    how to make my life easier and look like a genius. 1 grab one of these. 2 don’t tell hubby. 3. use it to cook fab food 4. dinner on table and i look awesome! lolReplyCancel

  • Deb Henry

    The pressure cooker is a blessing. What was once dangerous, Maxi makes safe and easy to use and easy to clean up!ReplyCancel

  • paula galvin

    Rice cooker function as i cant cook it right and my family of 5 love rice- but just not when i cook it.ReplyCancel

  • Stefanie Harvey

    Maxi Maxi Maximise our lifestyle!

  • Krystle

    With two Autistic kids with extremely limited diets the deep fryer would be amazing I could make them chips, one of their favourites.ReplyCancel

  • Tam

    Slow cooker! I’ve never had one and with three busy boys it’s something I often miss. Hubby would LOVE the deep fryer though!!ReplyCancel

  • Chook

    I like the way it looks modern. It would look good sitting on my bench with so many functions, it would be an appliance that would be used every day, no matter what I am cooking :)ReplyCancel

  • Tam Bell

    The pressure cooker! When I’m cooking I’m always under pressure so my cooking might as well be too, and it might even improve the tasteReplyCancel

  • Sharlene Oxenbridge

    Don’t think there is any one thing…. I would use all…. With a disabled child with limited diet, this would make life so much easier :)ReplyCancel

  • Selena79

    Sear/browning/slow cooking , drives me nuts browning in a pan then to the slow cooker. Fry in the same product too, GENIUSReplyCancel

  • Angela

    The ‘Multi’ function!! I need to replace my slow cooker as it broke when I moved and want a pressure cooker and deep fryerReplyCancel

  • Cheryl

    Each and everyone of them. This machine would be amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Eva Lewis

    The song by Queen reflects me perfectly “Under pressure, Under Pressure, Pressure” hence a Pressure Cooker would suit me to a T!ReplyCancel

  • Jacqui O'Brien

    Slow Cooker. It is the best chance of my family actually getting fed! I am far more sane in the morning to prepare a meal.ReplyCancel

  • Chantelle

    The slow cooker. About to head back to work after 2nd baby as well as starting my Masters in Education. Need every bit of help!ReplyCancel

  • Heather

    The sear and slow cooker!! With a little one running around I won’t need to stand by the cooker all the time.ReplyCancel

  • Bec Cronin

    Slow Cooker as my boys hate chewy meat, I would love more room in my cupboards & less dirty dishes too! ReplyCancel

  • Leanne Love

    Steamer/Rice Cooker. Is there anything better than freshly steamed vegies and hot fluffy rice mmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I think the sauté and then slow cook in the same pot has to be the best time saving feature and the most practical, no more multiple pots and more dishes than necessary :)ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Mahy

    Take the pressure down!! Healthy meals fast for hungry twin boys, pressure cooker option is the way to go for us!ReplyCancel

  • MrsLowe

    Why pick one?? I could really use the lotReplyCancel

  • Grace Crawford

    Saute/Browner! I always do this with veggies, fish and meat. Easier cooking means more time for myself, husband and baby and a happier mummy.ReplyCancel

  • Aileen

    Deep Fryer as sometimes, just sometimes, even a heathy eating family needs to have something deep fried. :-)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Lindbeck

    I’m in need of a new steamer as I just nearly set my house on fire with the old one… plus ALL the extras would make life!ReplyCancel

  • Kerry Peters

    pressure cooker as i am always stretched for timeReplyCancel

  • Pathma Ramalingam

    It has to be the rice cooker – being Asians – rice is our staple meal :)ReplyCancel

  • keona

    slow cooker, as a single mum with 3 young boys making heathy meals and still being able to do the days chores and kids activies!! awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Have a slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, rice cooker already. The deep fryer would excite my household of boys the most!ReplyCancel

  • Chef Chelle

    Feeding 3 hungry shift workers, the ability to cook everything in the multicooker with a timer and pressure/fast function would be amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte

    The rice/steam cooker. Rice is about the only thing everyone in our family of fussy eaters loves, it’s the basis of so many great meals and we cook endless batches of rice and vegetables for our much-loved rescue dogs. There would be no end to the uses for this amazing appliance! Thanks for the chance, fingers crossed!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I would be so excited to win this, we have a tiny kitchen and no more space for appliances, if I won this I could get rid of the slow cooker and rice cooker and gain a fryer and Pressure cooker!ReplyCancel

  • K-Lee

    I’ve never had/used a slow cooker or pressure cooker, and with a little one on the way I think it would definitely make life easier to cook for the family in the months to come!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon

    Pots, Pans, spread across my kitchen bench

    Every single mealtime, its such a mess

    Just one appliance, cooks my dinner?

    A lifesaver, timesaver….a winner!!ReplyCancel

  • JBMarigold

    Time’s short, kids require feeding,
    Planning helps. Smart cooking I’m needing.
    Load the SLOW COOKER, jobs to do…
    Simmers all day, dinner’s perfect! WOO-HOO!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yvett

    This do it all appliance wonder couldn’t be easier for my cook-a-phobe and every excuse under the sun, Hubby. A night off from cooking may be in sight, yet.ReplyCancel

  • Jane Cadwgan

    Its the only thing in the house I can set and FORGET, and it will do it.ReplyCancel

  • Shannen

    I LOVE soup so this function would certainly get a workout at our place! ReplyCancel

  • Berliany

    Def slow cooker with little kids so much easier to prepare dinner. ReplyCancel

  • Martine

    Saute/Browner because I always skip this step to save dishes.ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah Ballingall

    I would brown the meet to seal in the flavour, slow cook the meat to make it tender, then deep fry to make it crunchy. I’m already half way there to a perfect MAXi mealReplyCancel

  • cal

    Music lessons, basketball, school, work and gymn… with the soupmaker “eat when you need to”‘s a synch!ReplyCancel

  • scattley

    Slow Cooker – Im not energenic in the evening so setting up dinner when just woken up and then going off to work with dinner already being sorted – is ideal for meReplyCancel

  • Taj

    The rice cooker!

    While I experiment with tasty new recipes for my family, rice will be steaming away as a back-up meal for fussy Mr4.ReplyCancel

  • Suzy

    I love that it keeps food warm for a long time, and that it cooks it fast too, because my family gets impatient with meReplyCancel

  • Addie

    Miracle appliance, extremely intelligent

    All features brilliant, leading to food so elegant

    X-actly EVERYTHING a family needs

    Impressed by increased ease and speedReplyCancel

  • Gail

    Pressures of work, pressures raising teens,
    Pressure getting the housework done, no time for magazines.
    The pressure cooker function takes the pressure off all routines.ReplyCancel

  • lennicecummings

    The slow cooker because it great for busy family chuck everything and its ready by dinner timeReplyCancel

  • Jasmine N

    I looooooooooooooooove the slooooooooooooooooow coooooooooooooooooker beeeeecause I can dooooooooooooooo many other choooooooooooores while dinner coooooooooooooooooks itselfReplyCancel

  • Mel

    The best function is the searing of the meat! It takes out that extra frying pan. Fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    With 5 children the youngest being 15 weeks old the slow cooker function is fantastic i can provide healthy filling low cost dinners for the whole family. Especially like everyone else with other commitments after school etc it saves alot of time.ReplyCancel

  • sarahc46

    The rice cooker, i cant make rice in a saucepan, i make porridge or a turn the saucepan black. This multi cooker is great would love to win, thanksReplyCancel

  • Renae D

    All of the functions are great as I can put on dinner and continue to clean up after everyone else so that my husband can’t accuse me of sitting on my lazy a** all day doing nothing.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Bishop

    Cooking fast and cooking slow
    Fried with rice or soup to go
    Maxi meals for my family
    Easy cooking done beautifully

  • Sascha

    The fast pressure cook option would be fantastic. You know that last minute rush where you decide you want to make something and it’s 6pm..ReplyCancel

  • kristy wilson

    I would love to win the maxi multi cooker so i could brown my my meat and onions then slow cook, to make a beautiful beef and red wine stew. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Wendy Wyatt

    Presure cooker would be the most usefull for those times i forget to put the food in the slow cooker i can instead presure cook it!ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    Even my husband could use it!!! Perfect for giving the instructions over the phone re dinnerReplyCancel

  • Manuela Palatsides

    The slow cooker function will help me be an organised housewife. With after school activities most nights, this is perfect for us.ReplyCancel

  • Alicia L

    Steamer! My hubby always seems to forget he has water
    boiling for steaming veges… burnt tasting fresh steamed vegetables aren’t really
    for me!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi

    Pressure cooker for me – never enough hours in the day! I try to be organised but then forget at the last minute to defrost, slow cook etc.ReplyCancel

  • Helise Manson

    The best part of this is being able to brown the meat! takes off so much time and i love how you can use it for so many diffrent meals, i need one of these!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Donnelly

    A Maxi Cooker for me!
    would fill our home with glee.
    No more takeaways for us,
    just curries, soups, and slow cooking with NO FUSS!.ReplyCancel

  • Elissa

    Love that you can brown the meat and then use it as a slow cooker! Totally an all in one!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina Crowd

    The pressure cooker would definitely help me out in our busy family. Fast and nutritious – unreal!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    My family would
    Absolutely love me to try
    eXiting new meals.
    It would be awesome to have one appliance that does it all!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    One appliance that does so many things would be absolutely great but best of all the slow cooker function. As a single mum of 2 and caring for my elderly mother it would mean delicious low cost meals with no last minute rush!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Williamson

    As a full time working single mum, i love the slow cooker and pressure cooker functions, not having to spend hours cooking when i get home!ReplyCancel

  • DoulaJessica

    It’s too hard to pick just one! The best feature is that it
    will encourage everyone other than ME to cook dinner occasionally!ReplyCancel

  • Petra Price

    Definitely all the functions, and the fact that it is less washing up, now that’s gotta be a bonus.ReplyCancel

  • KazV

    Family of multi-taskers- juggling two young children, my cancer treatment, one child with a serious genetic disorder, life and everything inbetween- so love it’s multi-functionality!ReplyCancel

  • Leisa Westerhof

    I love my current slow cooker, but my kitchen is too small for a pressure cooker as well, so mutli purpose is the only option for me!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs K

    It’s a time saving, dish saving, marriage saving, sanity saving machine! Every function is impressive but the sauté feature wins – no extra pans to wash!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Spinks

    As the owner of a small kitchen, having all those options in one machine. is a brilliant space saving option. Love the slow cooker and pressure cooker options.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Taylor

    Makes cooking hearty healthy winter meals easy for our family of 7!
    Ideal for a very busy household <3ReplyCancel

  • Rach.

    I’m most attracted to the SLOW COOKER facility. With two very active young kids I need to plan and prepare dinners early in the dayReplyCancel

  • SylviaB

    I look forward to trying out slow-cooking in the Multi Cooker, but the function I find most practical is its space-saving function!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Puli

    Anything that can have me prepare a family meal in one pot is perfect for me and my two little humans!!! I am a terrible cook and seem to burn all my pots. I am down to one little saucer!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz S.

    Mornings it’s always a chore,
    Prep dinner and get out the door,
    Using one pot
    Doing the lot,
    Will make life easier I’m sure!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole

    I think – everything is in one appliance – one thing to clean after dinner and since I have to clean – this is my most practical function!ReplyCancel

  • Jeans

    The Steamer is the most practical, because my family make me steaming mad when they’re hungry, and I have to feed them 5min ago!ReplyCancel

  • Krrizis

    Slow cooker. I’m out of the house early in the morning, back home late at night. I need something that fits with my daily life.ReplyCancel

  • Rice cooker/steamer and Digital timer with countdown – I’ve always almost burning something because I get distracted by the kids.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley Tehan

    Oh the rice cooker and steamer is the best! With 3 young ones and bubs on the way it a useful and quick way of whipping up healthy dinners!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Lin

    7 people live in my family. Seems like a lot right? More people = more clutter which means that my house is always in a mess. You know, seven people is a lot to cook for. Our pantry is filled with a lot of food. *Believe me, we are one hungry family.* Not to mention all our cooking equipment. I’m telling you, we love anything multi purpose. It just saves us *my mum* the hassle of actually cleaning up afterwards. Which means more time to chow down on food.

    Ps. the function we would use the most is the rice cooker. We eat rice on a daily basis.


  • Candice DeVille

    At the moment, it would have to be the soup function. I have a dislocated jaw and can only eat through a straw, so the soups are getting a work out. Being able to set and forget would be one less stress for me to worry about.ReplyCancel

  • Sally

    One appliance to cook with
    One appliance to clean
    Healthy yummy nutritious food
    Every busy mummy’s dreamReplyCancel

  • Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo

    The pressure cooker, I have an old fashioned version which is a life saver when you want to cook something delicious in a jiffy! The timer function also appeals to me too.ReplyCancel

  • Jan @ Sprouts n Squats

    Definitely the slow cooker by far. I don’t currently own a slow cooker but I would love an appliance that I can cook meals with ahead of time as well as save space. We live in a small apartment so having 6 different appliances to do different things is not at all practical for us as we don’t have the storage space to keep it all.ReplyCancel

  • Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)

    Love the saute/browning capability because I find slow cooked casseroles taste much better with meat and onions browned first, unlike in regular slow cookers!ReplyCancel

  • Annsley

    Winter meals call for hot, rich and saucy stews but they take too long! *SOS!* Pressure cooker to the rescue!ReplyCancel

  • Jane

    With a six week old baby I love my slow cooker, but don’t have enough time/hands/energy to brown the meat first!ReplyCancel

  • Cameron Bean

    Multi-function is the best function for us living in the smallest studio apartment, its my whole kitchen in one. (Deep fyer shhh… don’t tell wifey)ReplyCancel

  • Dais

    PRESSURE COOKER definitely as I’m always trying to cook meals during witching hour, so this Maxi multi cooker would certainly take the pressure off!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Hall

    Small rented house equals no room for appliances, so any something that combines many in one would be so helpful, pressure cooker for quick meals.ReplyCancel

  • Deb K

    The 2 pressure levels
    Would fit in at our house
    The stresses of cooking for 6
    Sometimes become too great!ReplyCancel

  • Definitely the slow cooker! If I could start dinner in the morning, evenings would be so much easier :)ReplyCancel

  • milkteaxx

    i think the pressure cooker option is the best feature as everyone is so time-pressed or simply can’t be bothered after a long day at work!
    and with the pressure cooker, i could definitely bring all the boys into the yard ;) milkshakes are so last decade!ReplyCancel

  • Carol TH

    We’re just about to take over a farm with no house on it, just a shed. Long distance travel means that having the pressure cooker for quick, hot & nutritious meals when we arrive, & the slow cooker for hot dinners after a long day, is just what we need.ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    The removable inner bowl of the 6 in 1 Multi Cooker will make washing up easy peasyReplyCancel

  • The Plumbette

    A slow cooker and pressure cooker in one appliance. Sounds like the perfect chef for my kitchen because sometimes I’m organized.. other times I’m not.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal Sim

    The slow cooker function would be perfect for my family. As most of us have busy lifestyles and still prefer home-cooked meal to eating out, with the 6-in-1 multicooker, we can now throw in some healthy ingredients before leaving for uni or work and come back at night to a great home-cooked meal for the whole family to enjoy.ReplyCancel

  • Aly @ Breathe Gently

    The slow cooker function, for sure; letting meals cook on their own while looking after a newborn sounds like a dream!ReplyCancel

  • omg, this is genius! I have quite limited storage space so not having to store a slow cooker, rice cooker and pressure cooker is fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • melanie whittle

    limited kitchen space 6 in 1 multicooker so desirable the soup cooker would get a workout, the rice cooker would be handy no doubt!ReplyCancel

  • Born in a Chinese family rice is definitely one of our main meals and we also love drinking soup so this would be perfect to have so many functions in one!!

    -Miss Sennnaa
    BLOG: http://miss-sennnaa.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Lauren Anastasiou

    Pressure Cooker. Most nights I’m cooking under pressure – Maxi Multi-Cooker would take pressure off me and put it on food where it belongs!ReplyCancel

  • Tessa Flybaby

    Slow cooker as I find there is nothing better than walking into my home after all being out and feeling so relaxed and comforted by the smell of home cooked roast , stew etcReplyCancel

  • Michelle @ The Bakeanista

    I’d go pressure cooker because there’s nothing quite like
    having to work overtime and then arrive home with a grumbling tummy. Dinner in
    minutes please!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy

    Do I really have to pick just one? hmmmm ok , i really dislike needing several appliances when this machine could replace 4 machines!!!! :-) I need the space!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous

    I use the pressure cooker function to make rissoto in 7 minutes, brown rice and lentils in 11-13 mins all my dried beans. Makes cooking quicker, tastier and more time to spend with my children:)ReplyCancel

  • shahn

    Love that you can saute/brown off your meat/vegies before then slow cook and leave it!! And ONE Machine, Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Tia Rae

    I’d get room back in my kitchen lol, but I love slow cookers. Coming home to the smell of a yummy homecooked meal ready to go!ReplyCancel

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  • Claire Seears

    Corned Silverside done in the slow cooker with a mustard and mushroom creamy sauce, mash sweet potato, corn and carrotsReplyCancel

  • Narelle Rock

    I love making a big hearty casserole in winter, full of tender meat, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli, on the side I also love to make a fresh soda bread, crusty outside, warm inside, soaks up the juices perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Langdon-Cruse

    Beef Casserole using beef flavouring and home made tomato sauce, with any variety of vegies you like – servied with mashed potato, rice, or turned into a pie!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Hemetsberger

    My favourite winter meal is roast beef with roasted vegetables because it’s warm, filling and cooked all together which is a great time saverReplyCancel

  • Tee Geez

    i love pea and ham soup in the slow cooker – I put chunky bits of ham, potatos and carrots in so it is like a stew!ReplyCancel

  • McWato

    My favourite winter meal is corned silverside with lots of mashed potato and vegetables, especially cabbage. All of this has to be covered in white sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Emma

    One of my favourite winter meals, all time meals actually, is a nice roast lamb with italian herb potato & sweet potatoes and steamed vegies. And of course don’t forget the homemade gravy and dinners rolls yum yum yum. Always reminds me of home even though I haven’t lived at home for 15 years!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura McColl

    I would say my favourite winter recipe would have to be Lasagne as the whole family loves it and you can basically chuck whatever veggies you want in there and you can’t tell they’re in there :)ReplyCancel

  • cnkalways

    My favourite winter meal is a simple slow cooked beef stew like my Mum used to make! Throw in the meat, potatoes, carrots, beans, onions, garlic, some sauces & gravy and cook it up! Warming and comforting .. sopping up the gravy with soft slices of fresh bread and butter – Absolute yumminess!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Toms

    I love Lamb Shanks on mash. Perfect winter meal in this houseReplyCancel

  • Melissa B

    Oh my goodness I so need one of these. Will help to inspire me to cook more wonderful dishes and take out all the guess work! One of my favourite winter meals would have to be a chicken and mushroom risotto. It’s so warm, hearty and filling there’s no room for more. I really want (no need) one of these machines :)ReplyCancel

  • S Gibbons

    Yummy slow cooked indian curry served with rice and homemade naan bread. Delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Clarke

    My fave winter meal is corned silverside, with cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, carrots and potatoes all cooked in the yummy cider vinegar and brown sugar stock that the meat is cooked in, served with homemade seeded mustard white sauce. I always cook more than needed so we can enjoy the leftovers the next day, but somehow my kids ALWAYS find out and drop in, just in time to eat… I rarely get to have any for lunch the next dayReplyCancel

  • Chef Chelle

    My favourite winter meal is a good hearty roast with ‘pub’ gravy. With 1 tradie and 2 shift workers to please -at different mealtimes- it’s a struggle to find something quick that can feed all of them when they need it.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Nellist

    My husband loves a winter stew! He loves lamb shanks, or beef burgandy the most. Like Catherine said…..we often use our left overs to make pies or faffles.ReplyCancel

  • Jen Fidler

    Wow! This looks amazing. Genius

    My winter fav is slow cooked curry.

    Especially good when you’re not feeling well. The hot flavours open up your senses allow you to breathe properly when all congestedReplyCancel

  • daleandkate0379

    I love Golden Syrup Dumplings in winter :) its a fave with everyone hereReplyCancel

  • Andrea von B

    my favourite winter recipe is my chicken stew. Saute leek, chicken thighs, carrots and celery. Cover with chicken stock and cook til all lovely! serve with mashed potato or brown rice!ReplyCancel

  • Teneal-Lee Sims

    My favorite winter meal is my mums stew and dumplings because make me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. My mouth is salivating just thinking about it!ReplyCancel

  • 67dwatt

    gotta love ‘Nonna’s pasta’.. chop rump steak into pieces, add sliced onions & garlic, add canned tomatoes, assorted pastes & sauces (eg, bbq, sweet chilli, tomato sauce etc.) & water and slow cook for 4 hours. Serve with homemade pasta (we usually have fettacinni but it doesn’t matter how u have it) and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.. The meat has literally melted into little ribbons & it all melts in your mouth…. YUMM!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Daniels

    Fast and easy bolognaise or jaffle mince. I cook bulk amounts of diced carrot, celery and onion with garlic, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper in olive oil. Then freeze them into zip lock bags. When we come home cold but want a fast cheap warming meal I brown mince, add the frozen mix and pureed tomato. If there are kids sleeping over they love it when I add honey, bbq sauce and tomato sauce too. Best winter meal ever.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole McClelland

    My favourite winter staple meal is my chicken, bacon, vegetable and pasta soup with homemade crunchy bread with garlic butter. It’s so good when you feel like your getting sick and i usually put it the fridge for the next days lunch.ReplyCancel

  • Sally Lane

    My favourite meal in winter is a slow cooked curry, put it on in the morning and come home to a wonderful meal and the house smells amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie

    My favourite is my mum’s chicken soup she has made it since I was a kid but I never enjoyed it until I tried it a few years ago and now it’s eaten every week.. It’s cheap and easy to make and since it’s only me at home I have plenty of leftovers in the freezer for later!ReplyCancel

  • v_starling

    osso bucco! definitely!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Stevens

    My favourite winter recipe would normally be beef stroganoff as it is moist, hearty and a great comfort meal. But now, I would have to say it is Harira Soup – a delicious Moroccan dish. You can add chicken or no meat. I choose to add 2 lamb shanks which are mouth watering … Mmmmmm :D I generally add it all into my slow cooker and leave it … if I can. lol

    Ingredients are:

    1/2 cup (100g) dried chickpeas

    1/4 cup (50g) dried yellow split peas

    1/4 tsp saffron threads

    2 tbs extra virgin olive oil

    1 onion, finely chopped

    1/4 tsp coriander seeds

    1 tsp ground cumin

    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

    1/2 bunch coriander, 3 roots finely chopped, leaves roughly chopped

    2 lamb shank or leg bones (with some meat left on), halved (ask your butcher to cut)

    2 x 400g canned chopped tomatoes

    1 carrot, cut into 1cm cubes

    1L (4 cups) chicken stock

    1/4 cup (50g) whole green (Puy) lentils (see note)

    1 tbs lemon juice

    Lebanese bread, to serveReplyCancel

  • Jody Coomer

    My husbands Chilli Chicken Fettuccini…Not only does it taste AMAZING, but I’m not “allowed” to cook it so get the night off!ReplyCancel

  • Therese

    My favourite winter staple is home-made pumpkin soup. My little 5yo loves it so it is guaranteed to be eaten and you can always make enough for another meal or two. When time permits I like home made bread with it but often buy the bake at home rolls for a tasty, warmin accompaniment.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    slow cooked goat shoulderReplyCancel

  • Megan Griffin

    My family’s fav in winter is chicken and mushroom risotto with home made bread rolls. My kids practically lick their plates clean :)ReplyCancel

  • Tina

    home made pumpkin soup would have to be my favourite winter meal :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvette Papavasiliou

    We make pastitsio Greek dish, very nice!! I will post the recipe one day.ReplyCancel

  • AmandaMay

    Shephards Pie. NOM NOM NOM xReplyCancel

  • Sabina Caruso

    I love cooking a whole Chicken making the Broth with Carrots, Celery, Onions, etc. The next day using the cooked Chicken, make a White Sauce with the Broth and Rice Flour, adding cooked Carrots, some Peas, Fresh Parsley. Served with Rice. The Broth can be used either by itself or adding more Vegetables. This a dish my Mother use to make, to this day is still my favourite Dish. Its economical, tasty and good for you.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca McCrae

    Slowed cooked Lamb Shanks & Vegies with Mashed Potato and Sweet Potato. The meat is so tender and falls of the bone, add that with the vegies and sauce over the creamy dreamy mash and you have a wonderful winter warmer that all the family will love.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    A good farmhouse stew :-) what an awesome machine!ReplyCancel

  • Evon Johnson

    Curry chicken in the slow cooker with brown rice and heaps of vegies … makes the house smell so nice on a cold day and the whole family loves it which is a big plus!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel Atterbury

    I love a good pumpkin soup with crusty bread in winter. What I REALLY love about the pumpkin soup though is when I top it with Rice Bubbles, even my fussy toddler will eat it ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    This machine looks so user friendly, my husband will have no excuses about ‘not knowing how to cook’ :) My favourite winter recipe is Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with mint marinade.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Farran

    Simply love Lamb, red wine and rosemary casserole recipe. It can be used with any cut of lamb and any amount of vegetables. Depending upon my mood I either serve with side vegetables or throw all in together.ReplyCancel

  • Sharyn

    roasted pumpkin soup on a cold winter day with a chunk of warm crusty bread and even maybe some parmesan cheese melted onto to the bread yummo!!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Kiss

    My favourite winter meal is creamy bacon and mushroom pasta. Yum :-)ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE a warm hearty slow cooker chicken curry. I need this machine. I LOVE food but cant cook. Please pick me. My husband and family would really appreciate GOOD meals from me :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Beef strogonoff!!! with lots of sweet potato mash!! what a belly warmer!!ReplyCancel

  • Mindo Koerber

    Vegetarian lasagna, a great way to hide (???) lots and lots of veggie for my 3yo “hate all veggies” daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Kyla M

    My Favourite winter meal is Stew and Yorkshire Puddings with Mash Potato and I still cook it in my Nannas 40+ year old Pressure CookerReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Gadsby

    I do love cooking in winter…..curried sausages is the dish for me.
    My Dear Mother used to cook it up on Sunday night for tea.
    Its become a family favourite, husband and kids wipe plates clean.
    Only thing to make it better would be have “Tefal”….Cook4Me!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Harvey

    Our family of 6 favourite meal is my tasty thai chicken curry, it is the one pot wonder and has wowed many taste buds over the years, the kids, now young adults love it, i use 2kg of thighs or breas,t whatever is on special, diced potatoes, onion, peas, coconut cream, and my pick of green or red thai curry paste. slow cook for 4-6 hrs and it is delicious. Served with rice and papodaums, banana tossed in shredded coconut. works a treat on a cold winters day,or any day for that matter.ReplyCancel

  • Amie Lanchbury

    My favorite is my Grannies steak pie slow cooked meat and sausages in the oven, then using the juices to make the gravy, all put into an old fashioned ashet pastry put on top then cook til golden brown served with mash potato and minted green mushy peas. the whole house smells like my grannies brings back so many memories and i am going to teach my daughters this so they can have there memories too.ReplyCancel

  • Domenica

    My favourite recipe is anything cooked by somebody else, so the Tefal Cook4Me sounds perfect ;)ReplyCancel

  • cinnamon dorn

    My favourite would have to be chicken in cheese and mustard sauce on rice so easy to make and so yummy but cant have it to often because its fattening .Strip a roast chook and then make a rich cheese sauce add sweet mustard sauce and then pop the chicken into the sauce when nice and warm pop on top of a bed of rice yumm my sons favourite tooReplyCancel

  • Sarah


    Melt in your mouth, tomato-y goodness. Slow cooked. Herbs. Garlic.
    A glass of red. Creamy mashed potatoes. Baby peas and carrots.
    A roaring fire. Family.

    This is my favourite winter meal, for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn

    The best tasting meal at winter is something my husband will do instead of me cooking but he will usually cook prawn linguine. So tasty when someone else cooksReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Veljanovska

    I Love Potato and Leek Soup with Crusty Sourdough Bread.Its Easy to Make, Comforting, The Family all Love it even the Toddler!! and it Reminds me of My Childhood.ReplyCancel

  • Petra

    Definitely a soup, chicken and corn chowder…..yummoo.ReplyCancel

  • dani mccreery

    Our favourite winter recipe is Chicken & Leek pie….YUM!!ReplyCancel

  • ntbeetle

    I love home made spicy pumpkin soup on a cold winters day, but sadly fussy Miss six & Mr three don’t like it. Winning the awesome Tefal Cook4Me would allow me to make two servings at a time.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki McWhinney

    Our family favourite is Pea & Ham soup. So cheap and easy to make. There is nothing nicer than a thick and delicious bowl of this soup with a nice crusty bread roll. It’s a winner for our family of 6!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Suckling

    My favourite winter meal is beef or chicken and red wine casserole. The kids love the chicken more and it is easy for them to eat. Easy to freeze and reheat too.ReplyCancel

  • Bhavna S

    Moroccan Harissa Chicken for the spicy stew curry warm’s my families bellie’s and hearts! :)ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Stevanoski

    My favourite winter meal is slow cooked silver side with white sauce! It reminds me of being little and it is my ultimate comfort food. My mum still makes it for me when I visit for dinner.ReplyCancel

  • Sue T

    Home made Beef Pie with mashed potatoes and vegetables. We love this as it is one meal I don’t have any complaints from the kids :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristy

    Tomato soup with bread. It’s simple but on a cold overcast day in canberra it’s like a warm hug for your insides :)ReplyCancel

  • Jojo

    Something warm that brings back some great childhood memories is shepherds pie, with the mashed potato on top in peaks that brown up so nice and crunchy.ReplyCancel

  • Eilen Seah-Wong

    my favourite is a hot bowl of mushroom soap with crusty garlic bread.ReplyCancel

  • wendyhatton

    I didn’t realise these machines could cook things like tuna mornay and bread & butter pudding. Fantastic. I’m not all that enthusiastic about cooking so love the all in one kind of meal- a lamb casserole with lots of chunky veges is right there at the top of the list.ReplyCancel

  • Val

    A giant piece of warm sticky date pudding! On a truly cold night, it is fine to eat dessert as a main! ReplyCancel

  • althea

    curried chicken made with carnation milk and tomato soup! is my kids favourite and a definate warm me up on a cold night…and always taste better the next day.ReplyCancel

  • Sahrita Williams

    Curried sausages with mash potatoes and veggies, I’m not a good cook at all but I have mastered this one!!! There is nothing more cosy on a cold winters night than smelling curried sausages cooking on the stove and then sitting down with my kids for dinner. I hate winter but these particular nights I just love and I’m hoping in years to come when my kids smell curried sausages cooking they will remember sitting down with their mum and eating the one meal that should could actually cook lolReplyCancel

  • Vicky Sorbello

    My fav winter meal would be hot bread rolls stuffed with savoury mince. I need one of these appliances so hubby can get dinner started while I’m tripping all over the countryside with often school,activitiesReplyCancel

  • Melt in your mouth Lamb Shanks with creamy garlic mash and buttery green beans and a lovely rich full bodied glass of Tempest Two Merlot in front of a sparking wood fire = my idea of winter heaven!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Monaghan

    My family loves chicken and mushroom rissotto. My children dont like mushrooms but eat them in this dish.ReplyCancel

  • Halonp

    A slow cooked beef stew like my dad used to make,
    Or maybe a warm tuna pasta bake.
    Anything served Ina bowl, where a spoon’s all you need,
    Now that’s what I call the best winters’ feed!ReplyCancel

  • Ness Alex

    Anything that is warm and filling, can be frozen & reheated, and cooks in 1 pot so I am cuddling up with my family on the lounge instead of being stuck at the sink scrubbing pots & pans!ReplyCancel

  • Carmel Clarke

    creamy chicken and corn soup with crusty bread. MmmmmmmmReplyCancel

  • Megan McGaffin

    wow that looks amazing! My fave winter meal is pumpkin soup with sour dough bread – can’t go wrongReplyCancel

  • Megan Wright

    Orange & Balsamic Pork Chops in the slowcooker……got it on right now and it smells divine :)ReplyCancel

  • Sonia

    Spag bog…. ala Stephanie Alexander. Warming, filling, satisfying…. even the mice love it! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Wehr

    Nothing beats my mums German stew,
    For cold winter nights its comfort food through and through.
    I try making it and fail miserably,
    It would taste fantastic with the Tefal Cook4Me!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Whittington

    BBQ Pork Spare Ribs cooked in the webber! Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Corned beef and roast vegies … YUM !!!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline Rimmer Stacey

    Home made chicken and vegie pieReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    The kids love a bacon & sweet corn chowder which is one pot only and easy to make. I love a good curry any time of year. Am intrigued by this Cook 4 Me thing, sounds exactly what I need for our family of 6!!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Ross-Bell

    Beef Mussaman Curry, sweet, hot and a little spicy, YummoReplyCancel

  • Either corned beef and mashed potato, or Mexican pasta bake with steamed veggies. Thanks heaps for the giveaway Kat! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Allen

    Lamb stew and dumplings or Slow cooker surprise which is what ever’s in the fridge plus some stock and vegies!ReplyCancel

  • Tamara

    Yummy creamy pumpkin soup which is never only pumpkin i usually throw in all sorts of veggies and bacon but its mostly pumpkin.ReplyCancel

  • Tegan Nyssa Smith

    Lamb Shanks is a fave in our house for winter, with mash and veggies. ThanksReplyCancel

  • smilyd

    Slow cooked Garlic and Herb Lamb Shanks, served a bed of creamy mashed potatoes, so winter, so tasty, so satisfyingReplyCancel

  • Megan Harrington

    I love chicken & veggies in a casserole with crusty bread! Yummm…ReplyCancel

  • Joy Hirt

    Braised Lambs Fry with Bacon tomatoes and Onions. Served with Mashed Potatoes and lots of Gravy and buttered Bread to wipe up the leftovers. Yuummmm! A Family favourite from way back,
    Now that the kids have left home I still have to cook lots as their spouses will not cook (or eat ) it. So I have to make enough for them to take home. We follow it up with Bread and Butter Pudding.ReplyCancel

  • Corrinna Galpin

    Roast Lamb, the smell of it cooking brings back memories of childhood family dinners, while making new memories with my own beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • Grace Crawford

    My favourite winter meal would be Chicken Sotanghon (Vermicelli) Soup. It’s one of the easiest and yummiest meal that my family always raves about. Perfect during rainy and cold winter days/nights. The ingredients are also simple and it can be eaten by my baby! – young and old love it!

    The recipe below. Try it! :

    Chicken Sotanghon Soup Recipe

    200 grams vermicelli noodles
    5 pcs chicken wings or 4 pcs chicken legs, cut into 2 pieces.
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 tsp ginger powder or 1 tsp minced garlic
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 small onion, minced
    1 carrot, julienne cut
    1 cup broccoli floret
    6-8 cups water or chicken stock or chicken broth
    salt and pepper to taste


    1. Cut the noodles using sharp scissors into 6 inches length, set aside.

    2. Heat oil, saute onion, garlic.

    3. Add the chicken wings, stir fry, salt and pepper to taste, add the ginger. Stir well.

    4. Add chicken stock or water, stir, cover and bring to boil.

    5. Add the noodles and vegetables. Make sure that the chicken is well cook
    before adding all the vegetables and the vermicelli noodles. Do not
    overcook the vegetables.

    6. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

    7. Serve hot.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy Anderson

    Winter arrives, time for my stew,
    A much loved dish since I was 2.
    My Grandma’s recipe handed down,
    Much sought after, around my town.
    A simple stew of beef, vegies and sauce,
    Made with love and a secret “something” of course.
    If I was lucky enough to own a Tefal Cook4Me,
    It would compliment my stew most perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Anne McCulloch

    Korma Curry with just enough chilli to make your lips tingle and to clear the sinuses! Served with rice and homemade Naan bread. ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty Jackson

    We call it “lamb thing”
    Its kind of Mexican and kind of Indian with garlic, chilli, paprika, cumin and coriander, tomato paste and a tin of tomatoes – with diced lamb, capsicum, zuchini, mushroom, onion, mushroom and chickpeas (all to taste or whatever vegies we have on hand). Cook it all together in one big pot and serve with greek yogurt. Yum! We all love it but it is a little unusual. It was developed one day when day when I was experimenting. It would probably taste even better in the Tefal Cook4Me!! Enjoy :-)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia

    I love to make chicken and corn soup, the main reason (sneakily) being it’s super easy to make a quick cheat version with just a can of creamed corn, some shredded chicken and some stock, and the end result tastes like I put lots of effort in, especially if I can be bothered sautéing a diced onion to add to it!
    Or if I’m feeling all homemaker-ish I can hide heaps of pureed vegies in it, like parsnips, zucchini, squash, cauliflower and my little fusspot is none the wiser!
    It’s also great to have a garlic filled batch on hand in the freezer for winter cold and flu comfort food, and if you keep some bread dough in roll sized balls (or cook at home bread rolls) in the freezer you have a meal ready to go!ReplyCancel

  • Joanna Hawser

    I just love soups…of any kind. Tomato soup is the kids favourite so I find I make it oftenReplyCancel

  • Elaine

    I love silverside done in the slow cooker. It comes out so soft and tasty.ReplyCancel

  • Sunanda Spiteri

    Mashed potatoes! I know it’s not so much a “meal” as a “massive carb overload” but hey, I am what I am! BRING ON WINTER AND DELICIOUS STARCHY OVERLOAD!!! Haha :) …..for the record I do eat potatoes responsibly…. Most of the time….ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Newey

    Favourite is roast lamb and veg, but favourite new meal is slow cooked Moroccan lamb harira – aromatic lamb stew with chickpeas, tomato and rice. Would work beautifully in the Tefal!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda McNally

    Definitely old fashion hearty beef stew, lots of veges, lots of meat and lots of fresh crusty bread to mop up the left over sauce. YUMReplyCancel

  • Sian Clark

    I am a bit addicted to kitsch… especially kitsch food tehe.
    One of my fave winter dishes is a twist on the “breakfast turtle”, I have modified the original recipe and called it “turtle a la stuffing bum”. I modified it as I find the giant meat patty inside the shell too heavy for me :D
    Smokey bacon 6 rashes (not too fatty and the longer the better)
    3 tsp of olive oil
    6 Sausages (store purchased or home made)
    45g macadamias (chopped…I like mine chunky)
    70g cous cous
    1 small orange zest-ed
    125mls freshly squeezed orange juice
    2tbls Crasins aka dried cranberries (chopped)
    1tbls parsley

    Cous Cous stuffing
    Heat up the oil in pan add macadamias and stir often for 2 minutes
    Remove from heat
    Add orange zest, juice and crasins to the pan and heat,Add cous cous, stir well to combine, remove from heat
    Cover for 4 mins or until liquid absorbs.
    Then use a fork to separate grains, transfer mixture to a bowl and set aside for 15 mins to cool.
    When cooled enough to get your hands in there make patty sized balls of mixture and set aside (if it is not balling you could add a tiny weeny bit of egg)

    Pre-heat oven 180C

    I always do all this on baking paper in/on the tray I am going to use!
    Cut smokey bacon into ribbons about 2cm thick and about 15-20cm long lay 6 ribbons horizontal and then weave bacon in and out vertically :D
    You now have weaved the shell :D cut off any overlap
    Now grab your cous cous ball and pop it in the centre of the weave (try not to squish it).

    Grab 5 skewers, carefully gather the bacon around the shell and skewer one from top to tail and the other 2 horizontal (where you want the legs to go) secure.
    now flip the turtle, you should have a shell :D

    Legs, tail, toes and Smiley face
    Cut 2 sausages in thirds, so you have the two rounded ends (discard the middle section of each sausage), then on the round end make two slices into the round ends of the sausages (these are toes!)
    Now cut another sausage to whatever length neck you want for your turtle then grab the rounded end on the sausage and make a slit lengthwise to make a mouth (this will open during cooking and make him look happy)
    to make a tail get one of your sausage off cuts and cut it to make it pointed like a triangle tail.
    then cut skewers so they are not too long for the sausages and carefully put the sausages on the skewers.
    Pop him in the oven for about 30-40 mins or until shell is crunchy
    Serve with lemon and thyme “chuffed” potatoes (boil the lemon in water and then carefully take it out put it in the pan with your potatoes and stab it) then cook and chuff potatoes, serve alongside with broccoli
    happy kitsch eating :DReplyCancel

  • debbie wrightson

    my favourite winter meal is spagetti blognaise….it is my mums recipe so when ever i cook it ,it takes me back to when I was a little girl at home….ReplyCancel

  • Ali Felice

    My family love Marinated Chicken wings and American spare ribs with vegetables – all cooked in the weber. We always make enough for two nights :)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn

    Slow cooked beef in red wine gravy. Pour a glass of wine for yourself, chop all the ingredients and pop into the slow cooker with some stock, tomato paste, gravy and red wine. Pour yourself another wine to celebrate organising the dinner so quickly. While tidying the kitchen finish the bottle of wine so you can get rid of the clutter!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Kennedy

    Lamb shanks cooked in the slow cooker with cous cous … love itReplyCancel

  • Rosie Cragg

    My fave winter meal, is one which all eight of my family would love! To this very day, I do not know what that elusive meal is…… but here are a few that come close. Pumpkin soup, chicken casserole with dumplings, lamb shank and vegie soup, corned beef, lamb curry, roast pork and shepherd’s pie!! Funny, that looks just like my menu plan for next week!!ReplyCancel

  • Pauline

    Lamb casserole with plenty of starchy vegetables like pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots and parsnip is my favourite winter dish.ReplyCancel

  • Lynnette

    My favourite winter meal, would be my dads 2 day stew,
    Day one add cubed beef, diced onion, rough chopped carrot, potato, any other root veggies, peas, beans, corn, cover with water, add couple of oxo cubes, maybe a bit of hp or BBQ sauce, all to big cast iron camp oven, put on top of wood stove about 9 am, stir occasionally during day, dish up around 4.30 for dinner day one.
    Day two 9am add in lamb chops, extra veg, more water, stock cube, sauce. Occasionally stir during day serve around 4.30
    We used to have this on a cold weekend camping, the smell would keep us hungry all weekend. ReplyCancel

  • Martin Wypych

    Stew and dumplings – simple yet hearty and good for the soul.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    chicken cacciatore with mashed potatoReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Coles

    stroganoff from cookery the australian way, 2nd edition! it was my mums highschool cookbook and its so quick, easy but yummy! it was the only thing that was gaurenteed eaten when i was a kid :)ReplyCancel

  • Trina

    My favourite would have to be pumpkin soup – not that i know how to cook it. so spoilt when in Mackay as one gut would bring in whold pumpkins for everyone else and a couple of containers of soup already made for meReplyCancel

  • Aileen

    Bacon, chicken and mushroom risotto. It cooks in the oven (not on the stove top) so less stirring and standing over the stove. I can be chasing the kids to keep warm instead.ReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    In the late 50’s my Mum first started cooking Spaghetti Bolognese when a lovely Italian lady she worked with gave her the recipe. The first time Mum cooked it the whole family (there were 4 of us) was a little reluctant to try it because it was a bit different to our usual Aussie fare of meat and 3 veg. From memory we all cleaned our plates like ‘human dishwashers’ even my sister who was a fussy eater and Mum’s worst critic. Mum modified the Spaghetti Bolognese recipe over the years to suit our tastes. Mum eventually passed the recipe on to me and I have since passed her recipe on to my daughter and my son and daughter-in-law. Even though the recipe has been ‘tweaked’ by successive family members it still remains THE Family Favourite Winter meal 50 years after my Mum first served this ‘new to us’ meal of Spaghetti Bolognese on our red Formica Kitchen table.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley Drechsler

    My FAVOURITE winter meal would have to be beef bolar roast with an array of roast veggies and an artery clogging amount of gravy. Although I think I make a mean roast, when I asked my husband once if he thought my cooking was awesome, I was blessed with the following response, “It’s not that you can’t cook baby, it’s just that your Mum has had more experience” with a loving little smile and cock of the head… Sometimes… **shakes fist in husbands general direction**ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca

    My favourite winter meal would have to be slow cooked lamb shanks. I finally worked up the courage to make it myself this year – my son and husband were very pleased! Thank you for the chance to win! ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Anderson

    I love the keep warm feature for when I’m, er, catching up on housework! Favourite winter meal (by which I mean addiction) – slow cook up a meaty broth then use as the base for garlic & red wine lamb shanks, into which I dice one of those soup packs from a supermarket. Served with parmesan mash… heavenly!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Hunter

    My absolute favorite winter meal was always my mother in laws’ stew. We would all head around to her place 2-3 nights a week and eat this amazing stew with beef, carrots, potatoes, onion and homemade dumplings, then would clean our plates off with some fresh bread.Sadly, she passed away last year and many of her wonderful dishes went with her. So its my mission this winter to try and recreate what she used to do! Its so sad that these things can be lost forever because you were too busy licking your plate to ask how it was made :(ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Rouvray

    my grandma’s stew is my favourite winter meal. it’s tough to replicate, but my mum is definitely getting there! i always joke with her that she had to become a grandma before it would work for her!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne

    My Favourite Winter Meal as a child & now is Corned Meat & Vegetables & I am happy to report that my girls like it too.My Grandmother always made it when we went to visit but she cooked hers in a pressure cooker which always scared me. I always serve it with white sauce.ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Summerill

    My Absolute favourite winter meal is definatly our famous pumpkin and sweet potato soup served with sour cream and dumplings/crusty bread. we always have this prior to our main meal and it so good to have the whole family at home for this special time. No matter how busy our week has been with work, school and all the running around in between it is so special to cherish these cosy moments with the family as the kids grow up way to quick.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine Dowley

    My favorite winter meal would have to be Pea and Ham Soup with fresh bread, eating this around the fire with a nice glass of red is such a family bonding time! The lighting, atmospher, smells, taste and warmth. Will give our children fabulous memories!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Alters

    To warm us up on a cold evening I love to make a thick, smooth and creamy pumpkin soup followed by curried sausages cooked in my slow cooker. Nothing better than a full tummy to keep you warm :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Townsend

    I love Lamb and Barley soup and old recipe my Mum used to make :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Gasson

    One of the best things about Winter is the awesome hearty meals you are able to create to warm our insides! I love curries any time of year but particulary on a winters night. I love a massaman curry i cook in our slow cooker. At least in the slow cooker you dont end up with that lingering curry smell throughout the house!ReplyCancel

  • Jancey

    Every month or so during winter i cook a big pot of pumkin soup, a huge casserole of chile con carne and a giant batch of sausage rolls and pop them into my kids freezers so there is something for them if they are tired, late at work or they or the kids are sick.ReplyCancel

  • SueP

    Our families favourite meal is a chicken curry. I was nervous about giving this to our little two fussy eaters but when served with naan bread and pappadams it was a huge hit. Done in a slow cooker it is beautiful and tender. We also add vegetables on the side or in the curry. Dinner is soooo much more fun when not fighting to get the kids to eat and it is a little more interesting than sausages (their other favourite.)ReplyCancel

  • Tess Thomson

    Oh wow! What a fantastic machine Tefal have come up with, seems just perfect for any busy cook! I’m a fan of trying to come up with healthy Winter Warmers, comfort food that comforts in more ways than one. Mum’s handed down recipe for classic Minestrone soup is one of the best examples I have of a nutritious and still delicious Winter meal; definitely my favourite.ReplyCancel

  • SamK

    Our favourite meal for winter is the good old humble casserole. Chicken or beef – it doesn’t matter so long as it’s warm and filling. I get it ready before I pick my kids up from school and, honestly, there’s no better feeling than coming home to that warm, beautiful smell that hits you as soon as you open the front door. Bonus is that I know dinner is taken care of and I take that extra time to help the kids with homework!ReplyCancel

  • marypreston

    Braised Beef and Onions is a family favourite. You don’t really need a recipe just make to taste and bung it all in. It’s a no-fail recipe & meal because you can tweak it and just claim success every time.ReplyCancel

  • Bajsa

    my favourite is Bacon Bone soup from my deceased mother reciepe had it as child every winter or cold raining days can freeze it for next time taste even better when stood for a day or two. kids love it and eat vegs they would not normal eat , hidden in soup great for allReplyCancel

  • Guest

    Chicken chili is the best in the winter! a little spice with the warm food, mmm! and its such an easy meal that a recipe really is just a go by, and you can tweak it so easily. I like to do the Weight Watchers chili with chicken in it :)ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Bartley

    My favourite winter warmer is a Cob Loaf – easy to have with hubby on a lazy night once the kids are in bed with a glass of wine.ReplyCancel

  • Angie Boylan

    I love making french onion soup with parmesan cheese toast on top, it’s my comfort winter food. I love how it warms my belly with its tangy flavour and I can dunk my toast into it.ReplyCancel

  • Anja Legg

    Beef Stroganoff! I recently learnt how to make it from scratch and it is sooooo good!ReplyCancel

  • Bev C


    This looks a fabulous machine, instructions included too which is a great help. Our favourite meals are soups. nothing like a good homemade soup with homemade bread or rolls. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    Happy days.

  • Chiqus J

    Wow! Never heard about this machine! Looks fabulous !,
    In winter season I love love love plain Chili with frites, cheese n sour cream

  • Rebecca Louise

    I love having bbq pork ribs (slow cooked for 8 hours) with fat chips and vegies – a favourite winter meal here :)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Donaldson

    I love making soup in winter. It’s quick, easy and soooo many different recipes to choose from. My favourite would have to be roasted pumpkin soup.ReplyCancel

  • Ajr

    I love to make lasagna and all the trimmings for a family get together in winter!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Kriss-Newell

    Liking to be a bit adventurous in the kitchen we have been experimented with cooking with the fruit, Papaya. Intrigued we went off to the supermarket to find this intrepid character. As the flavour is new to our tastebuds we decided to err on the side of caution, due to having kidlets, and found a recipe that incorporates Papaya into a creamy sauce. And weren’t we delightfully impressed.


    Meat of choice
    1 Tablespoon of olive oil

    (We bought a little Beef Eye Fillett, seared it in the frypan and then baked it in
    the oven. Any cut of meat would suffice – veal, lamb, silverside.)

    1 Tablespoon butter
    1 Tablespoon minced shallots
    1 Tablespoon of Almond Meal (the recipe called for 1 & ½ Tablespoons of AmarettoLiqueur. As this has an almond flavour we substituted this with almond meal)
    ¼ cup white wine
    ¼ cup chicken broth
    ½ lime, juice only
    ¼ cup cubed papaya (we halved the Papaya and used this quantity)
    ½ cup thick cream (approx 175 g)

    (Optional: 1 Tablespoon of raw sugar. N.B: As we didn’t know how ripe our
    Papaya was going to be; it did have a tart flavour to it. Although glorious for
    us adults we thought it a bit too tart for our children, so added the sugar to
    mellow the flavour)


    Lightly sear your meat in the frypan and bake in oven. Or cook/roast/fry any
    meat of choice to your liking.

    Once meat is removed, add the butter and shallots to the same frypan. Saute for 1 minute. Add almond meal, white wine. Bring to boil and let cook for 2 minutes until reduced by half. Add chicken broth, lime juice, papaya and cream. Return to
    slow boil and let cook until reduced and thickened.

    Return your meat to the pan, turning to coat with the sauce, or just add the sauce as a gravy over the top.

    Garnish with thin slices of Papaya.

    Serves 2-4

    We just loved the slightly tart with the slightly sweet sauce combination. When we
    delve more into cooking with Papaya it will be interesting to see how sweet the
    flavour will become when we pick a ripe Papaya. This will certainly become a
    staple in our household.

    P.S: Our photos and presentation are certainly not of ‘My Kitchen Rules’ quality, but this made a wonderful wholesome family meal, a wonderful addition to our winter culinary repertoire.ReplyCancel

  • Annette

    Beef casserole. It’s warm, it’s easy, it’s delicious & brings make so many memories of having casseroles on Sundays as a kid.ReplyCancel

  • Karen D

    On a cold winters night, Chilli Con Carne served with corn chips & sour cream.I have 2 teenage boys & it is gone in minutes!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Hunter

    Potato and leek soup is by far my favourite winter meal. LOVE it!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Any meal that when cooked makes the house smell of a wonderful comforting meal, that has all the families mouth watering.ReplyCancel

  • Rachael

    I’m a lazy cook, so anything someone else makes for me is wonderful!

    We have 5 young children and the two older ones get to make dinner once a week. No matter what it is they come up with, I’m always so greatful!ReplyCancel

  • JenyMarie

    The Dutch and English (our family’s heritage) have some fabulous
    cold-weather recipes that my family love: slow-cooked stews and
    casseroles, soups, and Indian curries are always well-received in our
    home. One of our all-time favorites would be soups: Dutch pea & ham soup – split peas, ham hocks, finely diced onion/ leek and sliced Rookwurst, served with
    crusty bread for a main meal or Dutch tomato soup (thick, and cooked
    with mini ‘meatballs’)… mmm, I can taste it now as it bubbles on my
    stove, gently simmering as it calls my name…ReplyCancel

  • Jackie

    For me my most favourite winter meal is by far Roast Lamb. I cook all my roasts in my trastee bbq and all my vegetables with it but what I enjoy at the end of the cooking is making my homemade gravy using all the juices from the meat and the bits of vegetables left on the bottom of the tray. I make this every Sunday and my family loves it!ReplyCancel

  • bec

    I love a sausage cassoulet it has chorizo & different types of sausages with leeks, tomatoes & cannellini beans. It is delicious & the perfect comfort food to warm you up in front of the fire on a cold winter night. The best thing is it is done in the slow cooker so you can smell its aromas all day which makes you even more hungry for it!!!ReplyCancel

  • renee

    chilli con carne my family goes crazy for it and super healthy!ReplyCancel

  • Sitizalifah Syed

    I love making mushroom soup with homemade focaccia bread Mushroom soup so easy to make and the kids love it.ReplyCancel

  • Jade Crook

    A good old lamb roast. Lots of rosemary and garlic thrown in with it and served with mint jelly and crispy roasted vege. Mmmm….

  • Jenni Williams

    My favourite winter meal is roast pork with all the trimmings – apple sauce, roast carrot, pumpkin and pototoes and of course crackling. YummmoReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    I’d like to tell you about my favourite winter meal,
    It’s nothing fancy, it’s not even veal,
    It’s a meal when handed to all on a plate,
    Puts smiles on their faces, even 2 yr old Kate!
    It’s scrumptious homemade, not something I’d buy,
    My favourite winter meal is … good old Shepherds Pie!!ReplyCancel

  • Nadia

    Osso bucco or lamb shanks – tough to choose the better one! The warm filling meat, with yummy tomato and veg base, served with mashed potato/polenta and hot greens… mouth-watering, filling, wholesome comfort food!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa

    Homemade Pumpkin soup with fresh bread.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Head

    I love a good homemade pumpkin soup made from our home grown pumpkins, some fresh home baked bread on the side – this is a family favourite that we never tire of!ReplyCancel

  • Soph_Mum_of_Five

    My favourite is also homemade pumpkin soup! I don’t like onion, so all I add to the mashed pumpkin is cream, garlic, salt and pepper. The kids will turn their nose up if I don’t have any left in the freezer, and say no to the canned variety!ReplyCancel

  • My family loves to eat creamy chicken casserole, the kids even eat the vegies with no complaints!!ReplyCancel

  • Genevene Hall

    My favourite slow cooker meal would have to be Osso BuccoReplyCancel

  • Meg

    Can’t go past the humble pumpkin soup! My kids devour it & I can make 7litres in my slow cooker through the day, with some freezable lunches leftover. I don’t know where I would be without my backup soup or my slowcooker in our bysy home!.ReplyCancel

  • Bronwyn Starkey

    Chiiiiicken currrrry! Just like my nana used to make. We would rock up at Nana’s after footy and hoe into Nana’s chicken curry. No one could make something out of so little like Nana did. Special memories.ReplyCancel

  • Julia Burford

    Honey-Baked Pumpkin Risotto! It’s hearty, yet yummy & flavourful at the same time!ReplyCancel

    • Ruth Sprague

      Oh Julia you must share this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • Cassandra Reed

    Soups, especially chicken soup and corn and bacon chowder. Easy quick, filling and warmingReplyCancel

  • Claire

    A good tasty minestrone or macaroni cheese. But i won’t say no to anything warm and hearty.ReplyCancel

  • Cat Kennedy

    This looks like a great little cooker. Can you use it to make something ad-hoc, or a recipe of your own? Or is the machine just equipped with pre-programmed recipes? I love to make Beef Strog during winter. I am on the hunt for a satisfying low fat version.ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Well this that looks like a lot of fun! My favorite winter meal is clam chowder in a bread bowl.ReplyCancel

  • Toni Ashton

    I love a nice slow cooked Lamb Shank and creamy mashed potato. I put all the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and then progressively during the day check for flavour and tenderness. There really is no specific recipe as I’ve altered different recipes and I really just use the flavours I love – tomato, bacon, BBQ sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, lots of root vegetables etc. As the windows of the house are usually closed to keep the cold air out, the smell fills each room. The dish is only cooked and ready to eat when the meat falls off the bone. It is very tricky to plate this dish up because you need to keep the meat and bone in one piece for presentation. It’s a prefect combination of tongs in my right hand, a wooden spoon in my left, the plate balancing on the edge of the slow cooker and my tongue poking out just a little. This manoeuvre has been made a harder during the years as my babies have become more mobile and decide that the perfect play to play with their toy is between my feet. I love my kids dearly and I believe that because there is so much love floating around my house, it infuses with the meal and makes it extra special.ReplyCancel

  • Bridgett Cain

    I love a pot full of potato, cabbage, and smoked sausage soup. Layer of quartered potatoes, layer of cabbage, layer of your favorite smoked sausage, then cover with one or two cans of your favorite cream soup(depending on how creamy you like your soup, Then repeat each layer one more time, yes the soup too. Simmer on low heat until potatoes are soft. Serve with good bread and butter, Yum Yum. (we use cream of celery and cream of mushroom.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Schultz

    I love so many Winter meals but slowcooking Apricot chicken is something extra spesh to me. This year also I’ve taken being organised and healthy living to the next level and been making and freezing my own chicken and beef stock. It’s going to be a healthy Winter! :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda M

    Seems a like an awesome machine, might have to check this out.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle

    But there are sooooo many yummy winter recipes! Chunky steak stew is a huge hit, but so is pumpkin soup and what’s in the fridge hot dish :)ReplyCancel

  • Linda M

    Forgot to say, my favourite winter meal is beef casseroleReplyCancel

  • Leanne Krake

    My favourite winter meal is the old “lamb roast”. I do mine in my chasseur pot which helps to retain juices, and pre-cooks the veggies (carrots, potato, parsnip, pumpkin) so all i do is take them out and put them on a tray with some baking paper towards the end to crisp. Add some steamed beans and broccoli and of course gravy made from the juices in the pot and thats my day made!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    1 day old, home made pumpkin soup, served with a crusty sourdough and complete with a dollop of sour cream in the centre and sprinkled with chives. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Noeleen

    chunky chicke and veg soup. My go to meal when the kids come home from schoolReplyCancel

  • Linda Steabben

    Bubble and Squeak. There’s no better ‘organised’ feeling than clearing out the fridge and transforming the contents into a deliciously satisfying w
    inter creation!ReplyCancel

  • Simone Jolly

    Pressure Cooked Salmon Risotto

    5 mls olive oil
    1 medium onion, chopped
    480 mls Arborio rice (Italian short-grain rice)
    120 mls dry white wine
    3.5 cups of chicken stock
    180 mls water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
    240 grams frozen peas
    grated fresh lemon peel from 1 lemon
    400 grams skinless salmon fillet, cut into 2cm square chunks


    In large pressure cooker (or can be easily adapted for Tefal Cook4Me), heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in wine and cook 30 seconds or until evaporated.

    Stir stock, water, salt and pepper into rice mixture. Cover pressure cooker and bring up to high pressure. Reduce heat to obtain gentle, steady release of pressure. Cook 6 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary to maintain constant pressure during cooking.

    Remove pressure cooker from heat and reduce pressure quickly. Remove cover and stir in frozen peas and lemon peel, then salmon. Cover cooker and let stand 5 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.ReplyCancel

  • Jade

    Beef Massaman Curry! Because the whole family will dig in and eat every last bit!ReplyCancel

  • Kylie Chivers

    Definitely Lamb Roast is my fave winter meal. The Tefal Cook4Me looks great! It would definitely get plenty of use at my place.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie McKerral

    Tefal Cook4Me looks the best. If I won that I could give away the rest!

  • Geraldine

    Roast Beef with Vegies and Yorkshire Pudding. ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Sprague

    Winter favourites is Bangers and garlic mash – I quickly brown off the sausages, then remove, add brown onions to the pan and cook them through, making a brown gravy using the water I boiled the potatoes in. Then return the snags to the pan to continue cooking slowly in the gravy, served with creamy garlic infused mashed potato and some lightly steamed beans – yummo. It reminds me of meals my Dad and together with Golden Syrup Dumplings (also a fav winter meal) makes a complete comfort winter meal filled with warm memories.ReplyCancel

  • Nicola

    I love duck ragu (or any meat in ragu sauce) with cheesy polenta. Easy slow cooker meal and so great for a cold winter night. Works well as a freezer meal or as leftovers for lunch.ReplyCancel

  • Marita @ Stuff With Thing

    My favourite winter meal has to be slow cooked lamb shanks with Moroccan seasonings. Delicious. I found the recipe in a super food ideas magazine many years ago and have gone back to it many times.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle White

    While I would have imagined saying that my favourite winter meal is a nice warming homemade soup (broccoli and potato or one of my many pumpkin favourites) , I actually think my favourite is my spinach/vegie meatball pasta meal. So tasty and slightly more healthy than your average meatball as this one is chock full of vegies,ReplyCancel

  • Wendy

    I love a good soup for winter with a nice crusty bread. Any soup really, a nice chicken soup when chasing away colds, a thick pea and ham soup for cold nights, creamy pumpkin soup to whip up quickly, you get the idea. We are busy, two full time working parents, soccer for DS and Guides for me so cooking time is limited, especially when you get home at 5:30 and really like to have tea on the table by 6/6:15 at the latest.ReplyCancel

  • Shayne

    Thank-you for the opportunity to win a Tefal cook4me they look amazing. Our favourite winter soup would have to be bacon bone/vegie soup followed by slow cooked Oxtail casserole with lots of fresh vegetable and spices and homemade bread.ReplyCancel

  • Allison

    My favourite winter meal would be coq au vin. Slow cooked meat that just falls apart add some vegies and serve with fresh crusty bread to soak up all that yummy sauce!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy

    Married to a Moroccan, it has to be a spicy couscous. I make it vegetarian or with chicken. Lots of coriander. Yummy! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize. I only have saucepans to cook in so this would be great. My mother in law cooks her couscous sauce in a pressure cooker!ReplyCancel

  • Gin

    Curried sausages just like my mum used to make! They remind me of the beautiful comfort of getting home after a freezing cold Ballarat Winter’s day spent at school and warming up with this delicious dish!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Weston

    My favourite winter meal is beef stroganoff cooked in the slow cooker for 8 hours on a low setting. The meat comes out succulent and falls apart in your mouth. The best thing is, the kids LOVE it. Such a warm, hearty meal..ReplyCancel

  • Elise P

    HAve got to love an osso bucco in winter, or lamb shanks that fall off the bone. good hearty warm meals like grandma used to make!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda Di Palma

    My all time favourite winter meal is my nannas stew. Its pretty much sliced carrots, grated pumpkin and diced round beef covered with water. Add 3 tbs of gravox. Once it is boiling, add a tsp of vegemite and then simmer for 1 1/2 hrs. That and leek & potato soup.ReplyCancel

  • Naomi Moore

    I cant go past a delicious home cooked beef casserole on a cold winter night! YummoReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    I love a simple curried sausages with rice during winter. Depending on the amount of curry, it will keep you warm everywhere :)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly

    Lamb shanks with lashings of creamy mashed potato because it covers all the bases: Tastes divine, husband’s favourite, 3 year old will actually eat it and teething 7 month old looks adorable chomping the last bits of meat off the bone <3ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Baz Townsend

    You are asking me to choose my favourite winter warmer? IMPOSSIBLE!!!
    How can I possibly choose between slow cooked spaghetti & meatballs, coq au vin or moroccan style slow cooked lamb shanks on an olive oil garlic mash, all washed down with a large glass of delectable Chambourcin, in front of a toe warming fire with my husband. Oh and all meals above are willingly consumed by the 10, 8 and 2 year old to boot :)ReplyCancel

  • Kate Bullock

    It’s a hard choice, lamb shanks cooked in red wine, tomato and onion, served with mashed potato is hard to beat, but when we’re sick our go to winter warmer is a delicious thai inspired chicken soup with chicken bowls. It clears the sinuses, leaves a warm feeling in your tummy and always makes everyone feel better. Great cooked in big pot at the start of the cold weather to have as lunch or dinner when your not feeling 100%ReplyCancel

  • Rae graham

    I love most winter meals!,but my favourite would have to be Spag Bol because of its simplicity,I am not the greatest cook and its hard in our house to cook a meal that everyone will eat.We all find delicious,indulgent (especially when served with garlic bread!) and filingReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    too many to choose from but I love making the kids soups and bony meat spagettiReplyCancel

  • TanyaCrerar

    My favourite winter dish when I am running short of time is Cheat’s Lasagne. Substitute the pasta sheets for penne, cook the bolognaise sauce, make a béchamel sauce and toss the whole lot together. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 15 mins or until the top is golden.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Pengelly

    My favourite winter dish is Minestrone Soup. It is a down-to-earth comfort dish that is easy to prepareReplyCancel

  • lizzie

    i absolutely love lamb shanks and mash and the kids love it too…anything my kids love i simply love cooking :)ReplyCancel

  • Bettina

    Ham and pea soup (with sneaky veggies)! By the way- LOVE that ‘keep warm’ function!ReplyCancel

  • Somsey

    Chillis are hot, and nothing warms us up in winter then a giant bowl of chilli (with a little less spice for the kidlets), our newest chilli fav is a vegetarian sweet potato chilli with black beans, my 4 year old said it best when she had it the first time DELICIOUS & I was inspired by a WW recipe so healthy too which means I don’t feel as guilty if I go back for seconds!!ReplyCancel

  • Renata

    Beef, eggplant and zucchini lasagne! It involves a bit of prep but oh so good! and my favourite ‘easy’ recipe is a hearty beef or lamb stew thrown in the slow cooker with whatever veges look good :).ReplyCancel

  • RachBain

    I can’t go past Zucchini slice. You can always throw in more veggies and goodnessReplyCancel

  • Veronica Paterson

    T-reasured Winter recipe,
    E-ssentially loved by all my family,
    F-abulous garlic lamb roast,
    A-ll the trimmings I do boast,
    L-ove the sweet roast carrots the most.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine Andrijasevich

    Anything my six children will ALL eat! At the moment, it’s my slow-cooker chicken curry (served with cous-cous). Everyone from my 23 yr old daughter, down to my 4 yr old son love it. Can’t ask for anything more :-)ReplyCancel

  • Narelle Bailey

    We are very busy and have 2 young kids so at the moment our favourite winter meal is Coles made easy braised beef. We love how much time it saves. The Tefal Cook4me would be a very welcome addition to our hectic family. Letting the machine do much of the work would allow us to spend more quality time together – which is what life is all about after all.ReplyCancel

  • A.Baharin

    Winter meals……mmm….. it definately have to be something warm and comforting. If I were at home, it would be a kitchen workout day with soups simmering on the stove ranging from the old favourite pumpkin soup, going right across to chicken soup, minestrone, laksa or thai tom yum. In the mean time, the oven will be filled with roast and baked vegies. Not to mention the warm steam pudding waiting to complement the menu for the day. Of course this would serve two purposes; warming the house whilst indulging in a hearty meal. However, on working days with limited time in hand nothing beats the smell of delicious hot meals from the slow cooker made from whatever is in hand; greeting you as you step inside after a hard day’s work. With the whole family gathered in front of the fireplace ready to devour and demolish the plateful, “Bon Appetite” shall we say. Of course, with the Tefal Cook4me, you can have the cake and eat it too with the whole night in front of you still to spare…ReplyCancel

  • Kindy Monroe

    Our favorite winter meal is chilli and corn bread…. it warms ya right up!ReplyCancel

  • TajKai

    In winter I’d love to be eating fresh green curry … Because that would mean that I’d traded the chilly Australia, for eating green chilli curry in sunny Thailand!!

    I can dream can’t I?

    Ok, seriously, my favourite winter meal that I whip up and we eat at home, is a simple pumpkin soup. I love it because it’s warming, filling, delicious and (as an added bonus) healthy. There is no long preparation involved; no hours spent standing on cold kitchen tiles chopping and mixing ingredients when you’d rather be snuggled up under a blanket. Simply chop pumpkin, potato, onion into cubes, boil with some vegetable stock until soft, blend, add salt and pepper to taste, and serve with a dollop of sour cream and crusty bread.

    Bon apetit!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda White

    “MUM what’s for dinner”? came the all familiar cry,
    “Just give me a minute” I said with a sigh….
    Decisions, decisions, will it be chicken or lamb?
    Or maybe a pizza, or a salad with ham?
    No!…. I need a winter warmer that’ll feed the whole brood,
    So I searched The OHW blog, for some real comfort food,
    It fast became our favourite, it’s even better than Thai,
    Cause it’s quick and it’s healthy….it’s Katrina’s Tuna-Rice Pie!ReplyCancel

  • Andria Coelli

    For winter time,

    I love something fine,

    Something that warms the inside,

    When it’s freezing cold outside,

    Think, meat, mushrooms and a yummy sauce too,

    Can you guess what it is or would you like another clue,

    Served on a bed of pasta, some might even have rice,

    Doesn’t this meal just sound so nice?

    With the Tefel cook 4 me,

    I’d be able to make this yummy meal plus more you see,

    It’s Beef Strognaoff, did you guess,

    Pick me, pick me, my answer is the best!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Impey

    Mum’s chicken and vegetable pie with mash and gravy… unfortunately I cannot replicate it as well as she can so I make chicken, leek and corn pie – still super tasty and warms our bellies!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    would have to be stew, nothing nicer than a huge big bowl of it whilst sitting on the couchReplyCancel

  • bvking

    Cheats Beef Strog! Beef, bacon, mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 cup red wine. Brown beef and bacon. Add to slow cooker add soup, wine and mushrooms cook on high for 4 hours. So quick and easy!! So yummy!!ReplyCancel

  • Kate

    Beef & Red wine casserole! It’s just too good :) and such a great winter warmerReplyCancel

  • Meriam

    Any kind of soup, especially butternut squash soup with ginger and red pepper. It tastes so winterish and its incredibly easy to make! Just chop up a whole lot of veggies, add some stock, wait a bit, puree… and done! I always make a truckload at once and freeze the soup we don’t eat. It’s great for lunches, too!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria Muller

    Ox Tail is my favourite winter meal.


    approx 6 med size bones of ox tail
    1 onion
    1 tin of tomato soup
    2 x tablespoons port
    1 x Worcestershire sauce
    spoonful of vegemite (optional)
    Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

    1. Brown the meat just to seal it in.
    2. Brown the onions.
    3. Make a gravy with the drippings in the pan.
    Gravy instructions below:

    3.1 soak up the dripping with flour
    3.2 slowly add in water while stirring so there are no lumps.
    3.3 Keep adding water until the gravy is the consistency that you like.
    3.5 If gravy is pale, simply add in a spoonful of vegemite. This will add
    both colour and flavour to the gravy so go easy.

    4. Place the meat and the onion in the slow cooker, pour over the gravy.
    5. Add in one tin of tomato soup, a splash of port and a sprinkling of Worcestershire sauce.
    6. Slow cook on slow for no less than 12 hours (I usually try for 18).

    Turn off slow cooker, transfer everything to a casserole dish and put into the fridge overnight.

    The next day, skim the fat off the top of the casserole dish, reheat and serve with mash potato.

    (NOTE: the reason I found this page is because my dear old slow cooker that I received as a wedding present 20 years ago packed it in and I was looking for a new one. This cook4you sounds AMAZING. There are so many times that I am just lost for meal ideas and to have a meal so quickly sounds like a dream come true.)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Harbridge

    Hi, I have the cook4me and was wondering if anyone has done the golden dumplings…my question is how do you fit 6 ramekins in the steamer basket. I’m a little confused with the recipes as it says to cover with baking paper and foil but not sure where to put it. if anyone can help that would be great! thxReplyCancel

  • Danielle File

    My favourite winter recipe would be chicken and vegetable soup! I would love to win one of these so I could become a better cook! They look fantastic!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison Davies

    It would have to be thick lentil soup with crusty bread, thick and warming. It does take a while to cook so I wonder how long it would take in the Cook 4 me…would love to try :)ReplyCancel

  • Annette Sherwood

    My favourite winter meal is the old fashioned sweet mince curry and rice that my Mum used to make.ReplyCancel

  • David Walsh

    try our facebook page tefal cook4meReplyCancel