Things you WANT to know about Sunbeam’s GC7850B Sandwich Press & Contact Grill


July 31st, 2015 by

The Product There are tons of different contact grills available on the market at the moment, and we absolutely love it! But to give you the most accurate and honest feedback, I will be focusing on the Sunbeam GC7850B sandwich press & contact grill today, as I personally have one in my kitchen at home, which I use day in and day out. The Hard Facts Let’s have a chat about ... Read more

Meet the Drumi – the washing machine that uses NO electricity


July 30th, 2015 by

Appliances Online is all about embracing change, and we keep an eye on all the latest and greatest innovations in the world of appliance design. One great place to find bold new appliances is the James Dyson Award, an international design competition that "celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers." To win the award, budding designers from the 20 participating countries need to follow the ... Read more

The Appliances Online Ultimate Fridge Buying Guide

The Appliances Online Ultimate Fridge Buying Guide

July 29th, 2015 by

Buying a fridge but not sure where to start? Our buying guide is here to help you make an informed decision, whether you're after a fridge to feed your family, or somewhere you can store your food and drink for parties. Contents What size fridge do you need? Will it fit? Energy Efficiency How to choose an energy efficient fridge What is the most energy-efficient fridge design? Our favourite features of energy-efficient fridges Running your ... Read more

What the heck is a Twin Tub Washing Machine?

What the heck is a Twin Tub Washing

July 28th, 2015 by

If you’re in the market for a new washer in your laundry, you may be tempted by a Twin Tub washing machine. After all, they usually have decent wash capacities, and they’re often much more affordable than some of the top loaders and front loaders on the market. But there are a few quirks to the Twin Tub washing machine design that makes them uniquely suited to certain ... Read more

5 reasons you need a NutriBullet in your life

NutriBullet 600 Blender NBR-1207M

July 27th, 2015 by

As one of those crazy NutriBullet fans, you could imagine my excitement when I found out we had started selling them here at Appliances Online. I was given one for Christmas last year and have been completely obsessed ever since, so when there was an opportunity to blog about it I put my hand up straight away. So, what is a Nutribullet? In a nutshell, the NutriBullet is like ... Read more

End of Westinghouse top mount fridge production at Orange factory


July 24th, 2015 by

Yesterday, more than 700 refrigerators rolled off the assembly line at the Electrolux Home Products Refrigeration Plant in Orange, New South Wales, which is due to shut down in 2016. Amongst these fridges were the last Australian-made Westinghouse 420L top-mounts, marking the end of production run that has lasted for more than 30 years. 420L Westinghouse Fridge WTM4200WBRH According to the ABC, these Australian-made fridges have been in production ... Read more

Are there dust mites in MY mattress? Clean your bed with a Dyson handheld vacuum


July 23rd, 2015 by

[caption id="attachment_32957" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Image courtesy of mack2happy at[/caption] Do you know what’s really lurking in your bed? Studies have shown that a typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. These mites thrive in warm, humid conditions, making our beds an ideal environment for them to live and breed.  Each live mite produces at least 20 droppings per day, and they ... Read more

Recipe ideas with (almost) no washing up

Cod Baked in Foil with Leeks and Carrots

July 22nd, 2015 by

Washing up isn’t fun to do.  This is a fact.  Regardless of whether you find it easier to wash up by hand in the kitchen sink, or load up a dishwasher to do the work for you, it’s not the part of the day that many people look forward to. Here are a few ideas for recipes that let you get out of doing the washing up* ... Read more

Video answers to your most frequently asked dishwasher questions

Smeg Under Bench Dishwasher DWIFABR

July 21st, 2015 by

Do you have questions about dishwashers that could help you choose the right product? We have answers to several of the most popular dishwasher questions! What is an integrated dishwasher, why should I get one and is it the same as an under bench? Is that the same as a built-in? What does an anti flood device do and should I look out for one? Can I wash and dry my ... Read more

Electric blanket safety tips and running costs

Dimplex QB Quilted Electric Blanket DHEBPTQ

July 20th, 2015 by

One great way to deal with the winter chill is to dig the old electric blanket out of the linen cupboard. But because we don't typically use these blankets all year round, it's usually worthwhile refreshing our memories of how electric blankets work, how to reduce their safety risks, and what their running costs are: How do electric blankets work? Imagine a pretty normal underblanket, designed to be fitted ... Read more

Busting the myths – how pet owners can save money on electricity bills


July 17th, 2015 by

Do domestic cats and dogs really need the lights, radio and TV left on for comfort when their owners are away? We spoke to Belrose veterinarian Dr John Thirlwell to bust some myths and set the record straight for pet owners. source: JKehoe_Photos on Flickr According to Dr Thirlwell, owners leave lights, radio, television and heaters/coolers on for their pets out of guilt because they think their cat or ... Read more

Our top 5 kitchen appliance picks that every student who has moved out of home needs


July 16th, 2015 by

When we’re in our late teens or early twenties, the tough years of university are upon us, and it’s time to move out of the nest. The last thing on our mind is stocking up on the right kitchen appliances, because as we all know, these are normally the years of 2-minute noodles and loaves of bread. [caption id="attachment_32877" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Image courtesy of hyena reality at[/caption] BUT ... Read more

Another appliance FAQ


July 15th, 2015 by

Do you have appliance questions?  We have appliance answers! Sit back as Appliances Online tackles a few of the curlier appliance questions: Is fabric softener bad for your washing machine? Not always, but it can be. source: Mike Mozart on Flickr While fabric softener is great for reducing fabric stiffness, frequent use can lead to its chemicals building up in the workings of your washing machine, or even wrecking the rubber ... Read more

Your washing machine questions answered – now with video!


July 14th, 2015 by

Appliances Online is all about providing you, our customers, with Legendary Service. That’s why to help you make an informed decision when choosing a washing machine, we’ve answered six of our most frequently asked questions… in video form! Which washing machine is right for me? And what's the difference between top and front loaders? What are transit bolts? Why are they there? And what should I do with them? What ... Read more

Quick fixes for cold snaps


July 13th, 2015 by

We Australians love to poke a bit of fun at our friends in the northern hemisphere for being unable to handle hot weather (“Temperatures may reach 30 degrees C in Britain? The poor dears…”*). That said, we ‘strayans can also be massive sooks when things get a bit chilly (“Snow? What is this I can’t even.”). source: Fir0002 on Wikimedia Commons While prevention is always the best cure (possibly ... Read more