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Alice Hamilton Beer

Alice’s two favourite things are interior decorating and telling people about interior decorating. As a freelance lifestyle writer, she’s never happier than when she’s reviewing all things home and garden, from the latest sewing machines to state-of-the-art kitchen taps. When she’s not digging a new veg patch or retiling her bathroom, she can usually be found bothering one of her many cats or wandering around the Scottish countryside.

Recent articles by Alice Hamilton Beer

Best kitchen tap: Classic, filter and instant hot water taps

Beautiful and functional taps for every budget

The very best hampers for this Christmas

Get into the festive spirit with our pick of the best Christmas hampers

The best laminate floor cleaners to buy

Get your laminate floors spick, span and sparkling with the best laminate floor cleaners you can buy

The best indoor and outdoor pizza ovens
Kitchen Pizza ovens

Want to take your pizza-making up a notch? Upgrade your kitchen, patio or garden with our recommended gas and wood-fired pizza ovens

The best portable gas and charcoal BBQs

Whether you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful or an all-singing, all-dancing grill, these are the best portable BBQs you can buy

Best oven gloves 2023: Fun and practical oven mitts

Choose style and substance in the kitchen with our pick of the best oven gloves and mitts

The best sewing machines you can buy
Home appliances

Get sewing, stitching, repairing or tailoring with our pick of the best sewing machines

The best quick-dry, one coat and water-based satinwood paint
DIY & tools Home & garden

Achieve that perfect, mid-sheen finish with the best satinwood paints you can buy right now

Best die cutting machine and Cricuts

Are you starting a new hobby or small business? These are the best die cutting and Cricut machines for the job

Our pick of the best gas BBQs

Whether you’re grilling burgers, veggie kebabs or seafood, these gas BBQs will make your summer extra special