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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 😀ReplyCancel

  • 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
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  • 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!
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  • 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 am.a.z.ing!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
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  • 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

    ONE POT FOR EVERYTHING – NO MESS – YAY!!
    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.

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  • 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

  • Miss Sennnaa

    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

  • Melissa

    Pressure cooker! As I can never be as organised as some!
    Means I can make gorgeous, healthy meals on a budget, ready when needed with auto-keepwarm!ReplyCancel

  • felicity

    The most practical feature is the saute/browner because you have to brown and dirty another pan first,not now,less washing up,perfect.ReplyCancel

Now that our (yes not mine, my girls are taking over, lol) craft room is complete these holidays my girls (the boy is not interested in crafts) and I are looking doing a few projects.  Here are some ideas I have found. School Holiday Fun – Kids Craft Ideas Easy Abstract Paining Rock Monster Craft […]

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  • Debra

    Cute ideas for my grandkids.
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  • 41 Fun Kids Craft Ideas - Guru Koala

    […] 41. School Holiday Fun Kids Craft Ideas source […]ReplyCancel

  • Will definitely be adding these to our School Holiday Ideas Jar :) Thanks Katrina!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      There are some really creative ideas.:)ReplyCancel

We are half way through the year already, I can’t believe it’s 6 months till Christmas, as I get older time is passing by far too quickly.  I’ve had a fantastic month though, June gave me a lot of clarity upon which I have embarked on a journey to live a healthier life, I have successfully been caffeine free […]

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  • Kirsty

    All the best with joining a gym. I joined a gym 18mths ago now and I love it, I couldn’t imagine my life without it now. I especially love boxing classes – I hope you enjoy them too.ReplyCancel

    • Thanks Kirsty I’m really looking forward to boxing and I think if I do something fun and enjoy it, I am more inclined to stick with it. After kids have returned to school I’ll be joining the gym.ReplyCancel

  • dee

    I’m just wondering why you don’t have the 2014 July printables?ReplyCancel

As always school holiday dates vary around the country, however Queensland kids are now on school holidays with quite a few other states starting next week.  You can view all the school holiday dates by state here.  Today I want to share with you how we organise the school holidays, using my School Holiday Planner and […]

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This is a guest post by Emma, from My Book Corner As the nights draw in the temptation to snuggle up nice and early with a comforting pile of picture books should not be ignored! I love helping people find the best books for their children at My Book Corner, so I was more than […]

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  • Emma @ My Book Corner

    Thanks for having me Kat – I did quite enjoy putting that little collection together. Happy reading everyone!!ReplyCancel

  • Justine

    This is a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing :) looking forward to tracking them down!ReplyCancel

  • My kids have loved Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown) and Goodnight Gorilla (Peggy Rathmann). Oh, and The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.

    One of my favourites is I’m Still Awake Still by Elizabeth Honey and Sue Johnson. It’s got gorgeous pictures, and comes with a CD of the songs in the book, sung by Sue Johnson (mostly).

    And another is The Colour Kittens, which is a little golden book, also by Margaret Wise Brown. It’s one that’s left over from my own childhood, which I remember loving, and my kids have all enjoyed it too.ReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Jessica, from Forever Organised Laundry rooms are usually the least chic room in the house, even though we as home keepers, spend a great deal of our time in there. I decided it was time to ‘pretty up’ my laundry room and make it functional rather than a catch […]

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  • Victoria

    Love the turquoise but think the labelling is overkill. You know where everything lives I’m sure and how many visitors actually use your laundry room? But the colours are lovely…ReplyCancel

    • I like the labelling, not excuses for hubby not to put things back where they belong LOL.ReplyCancel

    • Susan Auden Wood

      Love the labelling, plus some of us just need it when we get older. No overkill here, I don’t remember where anything lives.ReplyCancel

  • Samm

    Where do you make hose labellers? ReplyCancel

  • Jarni

    I think the labels are wonderful. Where did you get them from?ReplyCancel

  • Nadine Linn

    can that soap powder be used in a front loading washing machine?ReplyCancel

    • Belle

      Yes – I make this laundry powder as well (minus the soaking powder due to allergies & I add some bi-carb) and Ive found you need to place it straight in the washing machine on the clothes – NOT in the dispenser (it wont dissolve if you put it in there) :)ReplyCancel

    • Jess @ Forever Organised

      Hi Nadine, I have a top loader but I have been told by quite a few people that it works just fine. As Belle says bellow, maybe try putting it directly into the washing machine not the dispenser.ReplyCancel

  • Kj

    My laundry drives me crazy with dryer fluff and dust. I don’t even use the dryer very often. How do you stop it dirtying your baskets and everything? Do you pull it all out every few months and wash everything? That is what I am about to do this school holidays but I would love a way to reduce the amount of flyaway “stuff” that just lands all through my laundry. Any ideas?ReplyCancel

    • Kj my dryer doesn’t throw fluff around, I’ve not heard of that happening before, do you empty the lint catcher regularly?ReplyCancel

    • Jess @ Forever Organised

      Hi Kj, the fluff drives me crazy too. To reduce it I clean the lint catcher after every cycle and give the room a quick suck with my handheld vacuum. Once a month I pull everything out and give the room a really good clean.

      Hope this helps :)ReplyCancel

  • Lou

    What a gorgeous laundry!! Just wondering where you found your hampers? I have been looking for something similar, and wanting a set of three as well ( 6 people in my house! ) Thanks, love it and the colour scheme is great!ReplyCancel

    • Jess @ Forever Organised

      Thanks Lou. The hampers I got from Bunnings a couple of years ago, I’m not sure if they still have them in stock but you may be able to find something similar :)ReplyCancel

  • Jessica

    Love this laundry, it is gorgeous! Can anyone tell me where to get glass jars like the ones that the laundry poweder is kept in?ReplyCancel

    • Jess @ Forever Organised

      Thanks Jessica. The big glass jar I got from Hot Dollar at the end of last year, I’m not sure if they would still have them in stock but you should be able to find something similar at a dollar store :)ReplyCancel

  • Cassie

    Just wondering where you got the big blue tubs that you use for toilet paper and paper towel. Your laundry is amazing. I would love to get mine to this stage.ReplyCancel

  • Justine

    Hi, I am also wondering where you got the big blue tubs from? I am in Adelaide and I am continually looking around for storage boxes with no luck. But I really do like the look of those ones.ReplyCancel

  • Deanna Kemp

    Where did you get your labels from I a mad labler!!
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  • Becci Sundberg

    Fabulous Laundry. If only I had storage like that in mine!
    I make my own washing powder too. Was a little worried about the borax too after hearing so many thing so I switched to using bicarb in the same quantities and it works excellent. For me I have to travel to the next town to buy borax whereas I can get bicarb in the local supermarket and it’s cheaper. So for those that are worried still about borax (I’m still confused about it all lol) you can switch it for good old bicarb no problems.
    I’m also dropping the amount of ‘Napisan’ that I use now the boys are getting a little older and not so grubby.ReplyCancel

  • ayami

    Oh my goodness its so lovely!!!!!!!!Im gonna clean my laundry room NOW!ReplyCancel

  • Charde Negus

    Hi there, I absolutely love your blog. I am going to attempt to make my own washing powder this weekend. Just wondering if you could go without the: 1 cup Laundry Soaking Powder? Thanks, ChardeReplyCancel

    • Charde Negus

      Also does it have to be stored in an airtight container? I have a nice tin that I put my laundry powder in but I am wondering if this effects it as air can get in? Thanks, ChardeReplyCancel

  • this is very inspiring. unfortunately our ‘laundry room’ is a washing machine in a spare part of the downstairs garage. I think however I can definitely use some of the concepts you have outlines to improve it somewhatReplyCancel

  • Meg Supel

    Love the blue & White, my favourite colour scheme. Very inspired to turn my laundry Into a place i like to be! Love the labels as i ways forget what i have allocated where. Where r the blue bins from? Also r the White boxes up the top cardboard? They look fairly solid?ReplyCancel

  • […] come up with ideas.  I looked through some posts on The Organised Housewife and came across this guest post by Jess from Forever Organised.  It was […]ReplyCancel

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This is a guest post by Kayla, from Kayla Marie’s Kitchen Autumn, by far, is my favourite season.  I adore the crisp fresh autumnal air, especially first thing in the morning.   Dawn really is quite magical this time of year; as day breaks the sky is usually filled with thick clouds of wonderfully grey and […]

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  • Amanda

    Hi – have you tried these without the eggs or could you recommend an alternative for the eggs? My son is allergic but these look so delicious :-)ReplyCancel

  • Another cinnamon muffin recipe! You’re killing me! Now I don’t know which one to make!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Louise

    To replace the eggs, you can just use the Egg Replacement powder from the supermarket, I think Orgran is the brand.ReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Renee, from Belle Amie Mother of Three Stuck for an idea for a healthy snack this afternoon? Look no further as it is more than likely already in your pantry. Naked air popped popcorn is easy to make and goes easy on your hips! Did you know popcorn is […]

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  • Arthemise

    Please read up on what healthy is: dietdoctor.com. It’s the butter that’s healthy, not the popcorn.ReplyCancel

  • JR

    I wonder what toxic chemicals the brown paper bag releases when heated in the microwave???ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    You can fold microwave safe baking paper if you have no bags.ReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Prerna, from The Mom Writes  One of the most common reasons, folks, like you and me, put organising projects on the back-burner is because it’s considered expensive. You know, buying containers, getting labels, installing organisers and more. However, what if I told you that getting organised can actually save you […]

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  • This is all so true. Such wonderful advice. My husband and I felt like we were struggling on just a single income (I’m a SAHM). We would feel ‘poor’ (we are actually very fortunate people but we had trouble paying all the bills plus the mortgage) all the time and it even caused stress between us! After some counselling we decided we needed to budget better. It was very empowering for me to organise the family budget and now we have so much more to spend – nothing goes missing! We’ve found money we didn’t know we had. I do it fortnightly, to allow for unexpected expenses – takes me a few minutes (once you get a system it is quick and easy). It’s a game changer! We’re slowly getting more organised in the other areas of our lives as a result :)ReplyCancel

    • We budget as well and I completely agree after doing a budget really helps work out how the money should be spent. Before we budget we also look at what we spend our money on and how we can save in that area.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie

    Budgeting does help with feeling in control of your life. I highly recommend You Need A Budget (ynab.com) for a great philosophy to change the way you work with money and it has great support tools for those scared of budgeting :)ReplyCancel

  • naomi

    being organised and knowing where things are saves money and hassle. i have 3 cans of waterproofing spray for shoes at home… because i couldn’t find them/didn’t have a place for them so then brought more when i couldnt find them!ReplyCancel

    • Karen

      I had to laugh at this. I recently cleaned out my pantry and baking cupboard and found FOUR boxes of rice flour! Seriously I only use it at Christmas time and now I have enough for about 20 years!ReplyCancel

  • Alex

    I found a great way for a very quick (once set up) budget, was to set up a spreadsheet, months at the top, expenses down the side. Start with the essentials and work through to hobbies. I put a rough (over, always over) estimate of how much each expenses will cost, in the month it’s due, with an annual total at the end, with annual total of all expenses at the bottom of that. If you set it up properly you can change one amount, and the whole table will adjust. You can then set up another, or just work out, if you divide that by the amount of pays you receive per year, then you know how much you need to set aside. Personally, I set up an automatic transfer into a separate ‘bill paying’ account. That way there are no direct debits, and I always know there’ll be enough in that account to cover it!ReplyCancel

  • Jude

    Tuesday night is our budget night now using a home-made Excel spreadsheet. I enjoy entering the details together now.
    Withdrawing cash weekly for groceries really helps me.
    We changed insurances (easy process) and are saving $100 per month on car/H&C.
    Over 12 months we have managed to work through most spending areas and are continuing to add more savings to our budget as we make more changes so this process will continue to save us more.
    The children are less demanding and in the big picture we have good food, clothes and a home and by adjusting our lifestyle we are able to spend time together. I would highly recommend budgeting especially to others like me who aren’t much into financial stuff and not to give up if it seems a bit depressing at first!ReplyCancel

    • Kate - Kat's Assistant

      I love how you budget Jude! I too love doing my budget every week. And i think it is fantastic you have looked into your insurances, so important! xReplyCancel

This is a guest post by Pippa, from Foodie Mum’s Kitchen Hello fellow Organised Housewife devotees. My name is Pippa from Foodie Mum’s Kitchen and I am super excited to be writing this guest post for Kat. You see I have been stalking, a fan of the organised housewife for sometime now, and am truly […]

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This is a guest post by Cintia, from My Poppet It’s incredible how quickly kids grow out of clothes, fashion goes out of style or your needs just change, so it’s a good idea to regularly review the contents of your wardrobes. It’s great to donate unwanted items to charity, but what do you do […]

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  • Jacqui

    Love these upcycling ideas! So inspired right now! Thanks for the post!!

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    • Cintia :: My Poppet

      Thanks, hope it inspired you to try some upcycling :)
      cheers CintiReplyCancel

  • Merryl Chantrell

    Your braided rug is ab fab. Well done :-)ReplyCancel

    • Cintia :: My Poppet

      Thanks Merryl, glad you liked it.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Stevert

    The post really inspired me for reuse of old garments. From now I would also be able to add some life to kids clothes. Thanks a Lot!!

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    • I love the rug idea and your idea with kids clothes, could be really cute!ReplyCancel