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 +Kmart has attracted legions of fans with its on-trend products and low prices for everything from marble tables to heated rugs and $69 air fryers.
  
 +Entire social media groups are dedicated to mums revamping their homes with brand new furnishings or super-organised Kmart inspired kitchens.
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 +The chain'​s more-for-less popularity saw its sales jump 7.6 per cent in the second half of last year, even as its sister company Target hit dire straits.
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 +But there'​s one reason why Kmart is able to sell a whole coffee machine for $89 - all the products its fans rave about are made in China.
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 +So reliant on cheap Chinese labour is Kmart that entire aisles across its stores are empty until at least July after coronavirus ripped through Asia
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 +Shelves are completely bare in many parts of its stores like this one in Parramatta in western Sydney
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 +So reliant on cheap Chinese labour is Kmart that entire aisles across its stores are empty until at least July after coronavirus ripped through Asia.
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 +Queensland University of Technology consumer expert and researcher Gary Mortimer said the stores were reliant on cheap overseas manufacturing.
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 +Would you pay more for Australian made products?
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 +Yes, Australia first
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 +No, just want best price
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 +Would you pay more for Australian made products?
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 +Yes, Australia first 109 votes
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 +No, just want best price 23 votes
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 +'​Australian discount department stores are heavily reliant on overseas production, whether that comes out of India, China, Pakistan or Bangladesh,'​ he told Daily Mail Australia.
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 +Australian Workers Union national secretary Daniel Walton said it shouldn'​t be the country'​s '​destiny'​ to buy everything from China.
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 +'We are in this position today because of deliberate choices made by our governments. It's certainly possible to recalibrate and we should,'​ he said.
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 +'​Australians can and should be making more things - preferably things that we want to hang onto instead of ending up in landfill.'​ 
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 +Kmart said it worked with suppliers across the globe, 'to develop and source the best quality, style and priced products that our customers love'​. 
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 +Air fryers and pie makers
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 +Kmart'​s incredibly popular line of air fryers, costing between $49 for a 1.5L version and $129 for the 3-in-1 version, are used to cook just about anything.
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 +Customers were up in arms when they sold out around the country earlier this month, with many models still gone from shelves today.
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 + Kmart'​s incredibly popular line of air fryers, costing between $49 for a 1.5L version , are used to cook just about anything
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 +The 3-in-1 version costs $129 and was the only model available on shelves this week
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 +The same is true for Kmart'​s sandwich and waffle makers, microwaves, ovens, and electric frying pans (pictured)
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 +This 3L deep fryer cooks hot chips in your home and only costs $29. It's made in China
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 +A home cook shocked social media after opting to use hot chips as a sandwich filling and cooked the lunchtime snack in the $29 pie maker
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 +The reason for the dire shortage is the entire range is made in China, as clearly labelled on the side of the boxes they come in.
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 +The same is true for Kmart'​s sandwich makers, microwaves, ovens, electric frying pans, and $29 double hot plate.
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 +Kmart'​s legendary $29 pie maker is another smashing success, used to make an astonishing variety of lunch box treats - and even barbeque sausages.
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 +For the same price you can scoop up a sausage roll maker that ex-MasterChef host Matt Preston has used to make apple pies and  [[https://​www.Secretanma.com/​bucheon/​|부천출장마사지]] mac-n-cheese fingers.
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 +'I lashed out on a sausage roll maker... I call it $29 well spent,'​ he captioned a photo of it being put to use.
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 +'I couldn'​t be prouder... making apple pies in the sausage roll maker with puff was pretty good but when my daughter suggested using up the filo in the freezer with the last of the filling, we were on to a winner!'​
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 +Just a day earlier, Preston used his pie maker to whip up spanakopita,​ a Greek spinach and feta cheese pie.
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 +Both of these appliances are made in China and now barely available in store thanks to their popularity and supply problems thanks to coronavirus.
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 +Kmart'​s legendary $29 pie maker is another smashing success, used to make an astonishing variety of lunch box treats
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 +For the same price you can scoop up a sausage roll maker that ex-MasterChef host Matt Preston swears by
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 +Preston used his $29 Kmart sausage roll maker to make '​Mac-n-Cheese Fingers'​
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 +'So I lashed out on a sausage roll maker... I call it $29 well spent,'​ he captioned a photo of it being put to use 
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 +On shelves opposite are a dazzling array of blenders and food processors for as little as $50 - all of which are made in China.
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 +One particularly popular model, a $49 digital 1.5L blender, scored high marks from a Choice test that gave it a better grade than a $2,200 competitor.
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 +'Look, it's no Vitamix in the status department, but this $49 blender held its own in the kitchen, receiving a more-than-respectable 90 per cent performance score,'​ the consumer watchdog said.
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 +Consumer review website Canstar Blue also weighed in on the digital blender.
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 +'The digital blender packs a lot in for the price, and has features that other brands have on their blenders for much more money,'​ the experts said.
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 +Choice included the blender in a roundup of bargain Kmart products that provide great value for money.
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 +A Kmart $49 digital 1.5L blender, scored high marks from a Choice test that gave it a better grade than a $2,200 competitor
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 +This juicer is elaborate and high performing, and costs just $59 because it is made in China
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 +This blender, aiming to compete with extremely popular alternatives,​ is just $59 thanks to being made offshore in China
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 +$89 Coffee maker better than $949 one
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 +They included an $89 espresso coffee machine that was recommended for any family that wanted a tasty on a budget.
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 +'In our tests, it outperformed a $949 coffee machine on flavour and pumped out consistently hot coffees. And it'll pretty up your kitchen bench, too: it looks the business,'​ Choice declared.
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 +A $49 carry-on suitcase measuring 45.5cm was rated better than a $500 competitor, and a $55 electric blanket also received a 'red hot' rating.
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 +The review also listed Kmart'​s range of vacuum cleaners, costing $50 to $100, which were given scathing reviews but are nonetheless widely sold.
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 +All these outrageously popular, and in many cases high-performing,​ products are made in China, as seen on their packaging.
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 +Kmart has a $89 espresso coffee machine that outperformed a $949 coffee machine in a review by Choice - it's made in China
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 +The review also listed Kmart'​s range of vacuum cleaners, costing $50 to $100 and made in China, which were given scathing reviews but are nonetheless widely sold
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 +Kit out kitchens for $13
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 +Elsewhere in the kitchen, Choice also raved about Kmart'​s 24cm frying pans that now cost just $13 - alongside similarly cheap other sizes.
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 +The group found it delivered better performance,​ ease of use, and durability than other popular brands costing hundreds of dollars.
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 +'​It'​s a lightweight,​ well-balanced pan that's easy to clean,'​ kitchen expert Chantelle Dart said. 
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 +'Even though it's only $16, it's comparable with other brands that are significantly more expensive.'​ 
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 +The pan survived 10,000 scrubs with a scourer and the only downside was its thin base making it get too hot when used for long periods. 
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 +All Kmart'​s kitchen pots and pans are made in China.
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 +Another recent sensation was a $35 heated throw rug, far cheaper than the $150 versions sold elsewhere.
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 +Customers said the rug was so good it saved them $500 on heating costs, and was widely sold out at the beginning of winter.
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 +Like all of Kmart'​s electric blankets, the heated throw rug is made in China.
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 +Choice also raved about Kmart'​s 24cm frying pans that now cost just $13 - alongside similarly cheap other sizes
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 + All Kmart'​s pots and pans, along with almost all its other kitchen gear, are made in China
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 +Kmart is now selling heated throw rugs for only $35 (pictured) which is a lot cheaper compared to other brands who sell similar products between $50 and $150
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 +Like all of Kmart'​s electric blankets, the heated throw rug - seen here on the shelf - is made in China
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 +Hack Queen'​s made in China decor
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 +Social media is littered with lists of must-have Kmart products and stories of elaborate home redecoration done for next to nothing - all with stuff made in China.
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 +'Kmart hack queen' Samantha this month shared her must-have Kmart buys of 2020 - including a marble coffee table and a $4 glass canister.
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 +Samantha said her favourite product at the moment is the $49 rattan floor lamp.
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 +'I love this lamp because it's so versatile. You can place it in the bedroom or living space - it suits a contemporary and natural scheme,'​ she told Daily Mail Australia.
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 +Her other top picks include the marble range - $49 coffee table and $35 side table.
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 +'​Marble tables are great, ​ 영등포출장안마 solid pieces of furniture with heavy marble. I actually don't understand how something is made with such good quality but is still well priced,'​ she said.
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 +Samantha said she's loving her '​stylish'​ set of two black round coffee tables, which costs $39 for the larger size and $29 for the smaller version.
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 +Her list of 10 must-have items she used in a spectacular home redecoration are all made in China, which is how she was able to pull it off for such a low price.
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