With the prices of electricity rising and with drinking water in the reserves of many parts of Australia becoming more scarce, it's a wise move to consider the difference that energy efficient appliances will make both to the environment, and to your wallet in the longer term. Find out more about energy star ratings, water star ratings and gas star ratings as they apply to kitchen appliances.
Larger electrical kitchen appliances typically come with star ratings to tell you how they perform in terms of energy efficiency. Find out how these ratings work, and what to look for.
Dishwashers are typically rated using a star ratings system known as WELS. Find out more about WELS, and what makes for water efficient dishwashers.