Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
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Headers: Accessories, American Style, Cooker Hoods, Dishwashers, Freestanding Cookers, Hobs, Laundry, Microwaves, Ovens, Range Cookers, Refrigeration
Excellent range of kitchen appliances from most of the major brand names. Gas, dual fuel and electric cookers plus electric and gas hobs available. Appliance City is based in Gotham Lane, Bunny, Nottingham and is part of Bunny Appliance Warehouse Limited which was established in 1984. They are open 6 days a week:- Monday Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm Saturday 10am to 5pm Bank Holidays 11am to 3pm.
Delivery to mainland UK only.
Headers: Hi-Fi Systems, Portable Audio, Hi-Fi Separates, Home Laundry, Dishwashers, Cleaners, Cleaner Accessories, Refrigeration, Televisions, VCR/DVD, Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Cookers, Microwaves, Gas Fires, TV & Audio Furniture, Digital Boxes, Digital Radios, Home Telephones
Established as an electrical retailer for over 35 years, Appliance Direct has an extensive range and competitive pricing on all leading brands. This site is easy to navigate with full specifications for each item. Appliance Direct is operated by Reliance Electrical which is based in Babington Lane, Derby.
Delivery area is UK mainland only.
Headers: Furniture, Homewares, Household Appliances, Sound & Vision, Office PC & Phone, Photography, Sports & Leisure, DIY Garden & Pets, Toys & Games, Baby, Personal Care, Jewellery & Watches
The retail giant Argos sells an enormous range of (mostly) household goods and usually at very competitive prices. Also, they very often have sales on, so its always worth while checking out the website if you can't get down to your nearest store - I know we've managed to get some good bargains in the past! The site is fast loading and easy to navigate. Argos was founded in 1973 and now has over 500 stores throughout the UK and Ireland. Argos is headquartered in Stafford.
• Special Features: Free 16 returns days policy for non faulty items. Either return to your nearest store or they will collect free of charge. You can also set up gift lists with Argos for weddings, anniversaries etc.
Headers: Groceries, Financial Services, Books, CDs, DVDs, Games, Electricals, Furniture, Gifts, Mobile Phones, Opticians, Photo, Travel
Not just groceries, but speaking of which, if you order your groceries online with an Asda credit card you get free delivery! Check the website to see if they deliver in your area.
Very large range of electrical equipment:
TVs & DVDs, Home & Kitchen, Audio & Hi Fi, Satellite Navigation, Cameras & Camcorders, Computing & Gaming, Health & Beauty, Electrical Accessories
Delivery charges vary according to item but are clearly shown on each product page.
Headers: Audio, Camcorders, Cleaners, Cooking, Digital Cameras, Dishwashers, DVD Players (~60), Heating Appliances, Laundry, Massage Chairs, Refrigeration, Small Kitchen Goods, Televisions, VCR's, Fitness & Game Equipment
Be-direct have been trading online since 1998. They have a large range of products in all categories (over 4000 items ) and sell most major brands of electrical goods such as Sony, Panasonic, Zanussi, Samsung, Magimix, Dualit, Toshiba and many more. Extended warranty available. Be Direct is based in St Clears, Carmarthenshire.
• Connection Service: Can be arranged if required - please contact for a quote.
• Free Delivery - Free UK delivery except Isle of Wight, Scottish Islands and Highlands, Scilly Isles, Isle of Man, and Northern Ireland.
Headers: Televisions, Audio & HiFi, DVD & Video, Camcorders & Cameras, Communications, Accessories, Wireless Media Centre, Satellite Navigation, Laundry, Dishwashers, Refrigeration, Cooking, Vacuum Cleaners, Personal Care, Heating & Cooling, Small Appliances, Fitness Machines
Huge range of electrical products featuring most of the major brand names. Based in Norwich, Bennets currently has 11 stores in England and Wales.
• Connection Service: Gas/electric cookers, washing machines and cinema surround sound installation can be arranged for certain areas. Please telephone for details.
• Special Features: Warranties available
Headers:Kitchen & Home, Home Entertainment, Computing, Portable Technology
As you would expect from one of the largest retailers in the UK, Comet have a very wide range of products for sale online in all categories. In addition, Comet provides comprehensive product guides for the whole of their range. Additional features are a repair service backed up by over 600 engineers across the UK, old fridges removed for £15, connection and installation available where neccessary plus extended warranties.
• Special Features: Monthly payment plans on selected products. Returns policy: 28 days for unopened items, 7 days for opened items. Comet now offers "Click and Collect" - order online and collect from your nearest Comet branch.
• Connection Service: Comet offers a connection service for washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, electric cookers, ovens & hobs, TVs.
• Special Offers:Comet Current Discount Codes
• Free Delivery on all kitchen appliances >£399
Co-op Electrical Shop
Headers: Laundry & Dishwashers, Refrigeration, Cooking, Built in Appliances, Kitchen Sinks & Taps, Televisions, DVD & Video, Audio & Hi Fi, Small Appliances, Vacuum Cleaners, Heating
• Connection Service: is not available but for a small fee they will remove old kitchen appliances if they are disconnected.
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy. Many items, including large appliances, can be delivered within 2 days. Look out for the "Rapid Delivery" symbol.
Delivery is for mainland UK only
Headers: Audio & HiFi, Cameras & Camcorders, Computing, Cooking, Dishwashers, DIY and Garden Tools, DVD & Video, Fitness Sport & Health, Gadgets & Gifts, Gaming, GPS Satellite Navigation, Home Security, In Car Entertainment, iPod & MP3, Lighting, Phones, Refrigeration, Small Appliances, Small Kitchen Appliances, Televisions, Vacuum Cleaners, Washers & Dryers
Currys offers a range of many thousands of products online including a constantly updated range of Web exclusives. 24 Hr Helpline, delivery 7 days a week (usually within 4 working days of order) and expert installation, backed by a nation-wide network of over 380 stores. Comparison capability allows you to compare similar products.
• Special Features: Detailed buyers guides. As well as buying online you can now reserve certain items online and collect and pay at your nearest store.
Connection Service: Available for Large Kitchen Appliances and TVs. Removal service also available.
Special Offers: For the latest Curry Promo Codes: Direct to Offer Page
Headers: TV + DVD, Kitchen, Phot, Sat Nav, Games, Audio, Computing, Fitness, Household, Gadgets
Although the Dixons High Street stores have been re-branded as Curry's Digital, the Dixons brand continues to trade online. (Currys, Dixons and PC World amongst others are part of the same electrical retail group, DSG Retail Limited). Thousands of products from binoculars to mp3 players, from global positioning systems to recordable DVD players, not to mention a huge range of kitchen appliances. Fast, no fuss, secure online shopping.
• Special Features: Price Match promise. Finance options available.
• Installation Service: Available for large kitchen appliances and TVs. Removal service also available.
Electrical Discount UK
Headers: Vision, Imaging, Hi-Fi / Audio, Home Laundry, Dishwashers, Cooling, Cooking, Microwave Ovens, Cleaning, Household, In-Car, Accessories, New Technology
Electrical products as well as domestic appliances all by leading manufacturers. Very competitive pricing. Electrical Discount UK is based in Northgate, Blackburn, Lancashire.
• Special Features: Finance available. All products supplied by Electrical Discount UK are inclusive of 1 year parts & labour guarantee, unless stated otherwise. Extension Guarantees are available.
Electrical Spares Ltd
Headers: Electrical Spares & Accessories, Batteries & Chargers
Electrical Spares Ltd has a huge range of accessories and spare parts for most domestic electrical appliances, including kichen appliances, heaters, polishers, cleaners, TV & audio, computers and also flymos. Prices are very competitive. Electrical Spares is based in Chelsea.
Headers: Womens, Mens, Kids, Interiors, Electrical, DIY & Outdoor, Extras
Clothes for all the family plus home accessories and furniture, audio visual and computer equipment, garden and outdoor equipment - in short all the things you would expect to see in the Grattan catalogue! Buy online or request a catalogue. Grattan belongs to the same group of companies as Freemans and Kaleidoscope.
• Special Features: Interest free credit terms available plus there is a free 14 day returns policy on unwanted items.
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: - 20% off first order (excluding electrical and sale items)
Headers: Womens, Mens, Babies & Kids, Electrical, Home & Garden, Leisure
The website is operated by the catalogue people, Great Universal. This means that you can either pay immediately by credit or debit card, or you can open an account with them. Account holders get 20 weeks interest free credit and 40 weeks for some items such as computers and mobile phones. There is a large choice of clothing, electrical and home and garden goods - just what you would expect from a catalogue.
• Special Features: Free 14 day returns policy
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: 10% discount is available for first timevisitors and up to 20% off Great Universal catalogue prices when you buy online.
Headers: Home & Garden, Electrical Appliances, Technology, Sport & Leisure, Fashion, Gifts & Flowers, Toys, Baby
A collection of the best of the home and gift ranges from the 26 John Lewis UK Department stores. Superb site, easy to use, great design, selling everything from plasma TVs to Cross Classic Pens. Prices are surprisingly competitive considering the range of items. Do not apply their price match guarantee shop pricing as strictly on the web, but claim that they keep as close as they can, and mostly prices are syncronised. Hot on customer service. Buy online or request a free catalogue - there are 5 to choose from.
• Special Features: Free 28 day returns policy.
• Free Delivery
Kitchen Appliances U-Want
Headers: Dishwashers, Ovens, Hoods, Hobs, Sinks, Laundry, Cooling, Range Cookers, Accessories
Kitchen Appliances U-Want have an excellent range of kitchen appliances to choose from, including some nice retro Smeg fridge freezers plus both gas and electric cookers/ovens and hobs. Brands also include Rangemaster and Candy. The site is expecially easy to navigate. Note that prices quoted do not include VAT. Kitchen Appliances U-Want is based in Ashford, Kent.
• Free Delivery - To England and Wales
Headers: Women, Men, Kids & Toys, Sport & Leisure, Home & Garden, Appliances, Electronics, Jewellery & Gifts
Littlewoods, famous for many years for its catalogue service, now offers over 40,000 products online, including clothing and footwear for all the family, sports equipment, toys, furniture and home accessories, electrical equipment plus a wide range of garden equipment, tools and accessories. Request a catalogue or buy online.
• Special Features: Interest free payment plans available. Free 14 day returns policy.
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: £15 off when you open a credit account
Headers: Womens, Mens, Babies & Kids, Electronics, Appliances, Home & Garden, Sports & Leisure, Toys & Games, Jewellery & Gifts
Isme is the online arm of Marshall Ward - many of you may be familiar with the Marshall Ward catalogue. Like most catalogues, they sell a wide range of clothing for all the family, plus household and leisure items. If you don't want to pay for goods immediately, you can set up an Assist account with them and pay monthly. No credit charge is made if you pay by the due date. If you prefer, you can order a catalogue online. Marshall Ward also offers a range of financial services including loans and insurance.
• Special Features: Free 14 day returns policy - goods will be collected. Sign up for the newsletter and be entered in a monthly draw to win £1000 to spend online at Marshal Ward.
• Special Offers: 10% discount with your first order.
Headers: Women, Lingerie, Men, Children, Homeware, Electrical, Gifts, Flowers, Gift Vouchers
Next Directory is the UK's largest direct home shopping company. You can shop online, on the high street and by telephone. (Next has hundreds of high street stores throughout the UK). The website also has a "quickshop" feature - if you know the code numbers of the goods you want to order you can just enter these. You can pay by credit card or you can open a Next account and you will receive a monthly statement. There is a small charge if you order a copy of the Next Directory.
• Special Features: Returns are free on account purchases. Next day delivery on flowers.
• Connection Service: Connection service available on freestanding washing machines, washer dryers and dishwashers. Your old machine must be disconnected first. They will also dispose of your old appliance. Charges apply.
Sainsbury's Kitchen Appliances
Headers: Washing & Laundry, Cooking, Refrigeration, Energy Saving, Accessories
Over 4,000 Kitchen Appliances from Washing Machines to Coffee Machines. There are four easy to use selection boxes at the top to make your choice - Type, Manufacturer, Value and Fitting. They have practically every brand on the market Admiral, AEG, Baumatic ... to Zanussi you name it they've got it. Plus a large range of energy saving items also. You might like to check the the "Savings" page where you can often pick up some very good bargains. Sainsbury's Kitchen Appliances is, of course, part of the Sainsbury's Group of companies.
• Special Features: - You can earn Nectar points at a rate of 2 Nectar points for every £1 you spend
• Connection Service: Connection of a free standing washing machine, washer dryer or dishwasher to suitable plumbing and plug socket. Sainsbury's will also disposal of your existing appliances (not refrigeration units).
Headers: Abrasives, Access & Storage, Automotive, Bathrooms, Blades, Bolts, Building, Cleaning, Conservatories, Decorating Sundries, Doors & Windows, Drill Bits, Electrical, Fixings, Flooring, Hand Tools, Heating & Ventilation, Ironmongery, Kitchens, Landscaping, Lighting, Nails, Outdoor Buildings, Paint, Plumbing, Power Tools, Screwdriver Bits, Screws, Sealants & Adhesives, Security, Workplace Safety, Workwear
Huge range of DIY products, including complete kitchens, bathrooms, kitchen appliances, log cabins, garage doors, greenhouses ....... the list goes on. Screwfix Direct has over 20 trade counters in England, with the head office based in Yeovil. You can also see Screwfix Direct at most major homes and building exhibitions in the UK.
• Special Features: 30 day returns policy
• Free Delivery on orders >£45
Headers: Computing & Phones, Home Electrical, Sound & Vision, Furniture, House & HOme, DIY & Car, Sports & Leisure, Baby & Toddler, Toys & Games
Tesco.com is the world's biggest online grocery retailer, but there is also a massive range of other non-grocery products available on the Tesco website, form electrical items to toys and games. Plus Tesco runs regular price checks to ensure that prices are highly competive.
• Special Features: Free returns within 28 days. Clubcard points on all purchases.
• Connection Service: Connection service on cookers, washing machines, refrigeration equipment, washer/dryers and dishwashers - charges may apply. Removal and disposal service also available.
Headers: American Fridge/Freezers, Cooker Hoods, Dishwashers, Hobs, Laundry, Microwaves, Other, Ovens, Range cookers, Refrigeration, Wine Coolers
Large range of freestanding and built-in kitchen appliances, including both gas and electric hobs and range cookers. Note, the only freestanding cookers they have are range cookers. Most top brands are available including AEG, Bosch, LG, Neff, Smeg, Zanussi and many more. Top Appliance does not have stores and sells via the internet only, thus saving on overhead costs. They offer to match or beat any genuine offer elsewhere on the internet. The head office is in Sheffield.
Headers: Vision, Audio, Audio Separates, Gaming, Communication, Laundry, Dishwashers, Refrigeration, Vacuum Cleaners, Cooking, Small Appliances, Fires, Fitness Equipment
Tribal UK offers a wide range of household electrical appliances from major manufacturers. They also offer real stone fireplaces plus a very good range of fitness equipment including exercise bikes, cross trainers, air walkers, rowing machines and treadmills. Goods are delivered directly from the manufacturer. Tribal UK is based in Norwich.
• Special Features: Warranties available.
• Free Delivery - deliveries to mainland UK only
Headers: Bathroom, Bathroom Accessories, Fitted Kitchen Appliances, Garden, Household, Kitchen Accessories, Lighting, Luggage, Accessories and Fashion Bags, Plumbing, Security and Safety, Tools, World of Sport, Electronics
Owned by Ultratrueflow of Burnley, Trueshopping offers a wide range of mostly household, garden and DIY products plus an excellent sports department, at very competitive prices. Many of the bathroom products are made exclusively for Ultratrueflow.
• Free Mainland Delivery on orders >£50
• International Delivery Available