Last spring, I decided to make some big changes in my life, so I moved house and got new furniture, appliances and kitchenware. The project was rewarding, but it did take a lot of time, money and nerves, and I learned a knack or two along the way. One of them I’ll share with you here in hopes it saves you a good deal of stress and cash – when it comes to kitchenware, it simply doesn’t get any better than Matchbox. One of Australia’s top-ranking cookware retailers, the store offers pretty much everything you could ever need in your kitchen, from premium quality appliances and state-of-the-art bakeware to sophisticated and durable cookware, glassware and knife sets by the world’s most renowned brands in the industry.
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What I liked most about Matchbox was the fact that I was able to find superior merchandise at a reasonable price – and I didn’t even have to go shopping on foot, I ordered the entire kitchen inventory online! For instance, I got a generous sale discount for Cuisinart’s portable chop blender, White Basics Chef Du Monde baker and Chassuer 28-centimeter frypan – and the shipping costs were laughable considering the scope of my kitchenware shopping spree gone overboard.
However, if you prefer to do your shopping in person, you can check out Matchbox goods in over 25 stores in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. There, you’ll be able to pick your favourite cookware from an impressive list of world-famous brands including Avanti, Maxwell & Williams, Bakers Secret, Cuisine Art, KitchenAid, Mundial, Tefal, Jamie Oliver, Riedel, Krosno, Zoku and many more. The part of my shopping crop I fell in love with at first sight (and continued to use regularly in my kitchen-bound adventures ever since it arrived) is Jamie Oliver’s five-piece cookware set – I even got a bonus steamer for the price! With hard anodized technology and induction compatible system coupled with an aluminium core for optimal heat distribution, Tefal’s Thermo-Spot™ and game-changing multilayer non-stick coating, the Jamie Oliver set covers all my daily cooking needs, since it’s extremely resilient, dishwasher safe, metal utensil safe and oven safe to 260F. I always say, Jamie’s food and kitchenware are my deepest passion and that part of me will probably never change – that is why Matchbox will always have a loyal customer in me.
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Another convenient aspect of Matchbox online shopping is a prompt delivery service – I got my cookware loot in less than a week since order date. Though I prefer door-to-door deliveries (the store delivers through Australia Post eParcel service), I’ve seen that they also offer the possibility to use Click and Collect feature which completely eliminates postage charges. Of course, you’ll have to check in at a nominated Matchbox store to pick up your order, but hey – you can do that on your way from work and save the postage fee for another kitchenware investment.
The refund policy is generous too – if you grab a piece of Matchbox kitchenware you decide you don’t actually need or like afterwards, you can return the goods in the original packaging within 14 days since purchase date and get an exchange, credit note or full refund. This is extremely convenient if you go shopping for culinary-oriented gifts and it turns out that the present recipient already has the cookware you got them. This smart feature saved me a lot of hassle and time last month when I went looking for the perfect giftfor my friend’s wedding: I didn’t have to think about whether she already has the Essteele Per Vita five-piece set or may get it from another guest – if she did, she could always return my present and pick some other cookware piece within the price range.
I’ve stopped settling for standard quality kitchenware since I discovered Matchbox – and, I promise, you will too, as soon as you realize that class doesn’t have to come with a mind-boggling price tag attached.