What to do when the power goes out


July 31st, 2014 by

Who turned out the lights? Whether you’re reading this on your phone in the dark, or planning ahead in case of a sudden surprise blackout, here are a few simple steps that can help protect your valuable appliances, not to mention your priceless loved ones: Check the fuse box Regardless of whether it's just one appliance that's out of action, or a circuit, or your entire house, it's worth ... Read more

Does bread belong in the fridge?


July 22nd, 2014 by

Debates over the “right” way to use the refrigerator have raged for generations, across kitchens, dinner party tables, backyard barbies and in recent years, the internet. We’ve debated whether or not chocolate, eggs, bananas and tomato sauce belong in the fridge… and today we’ll do it again. Should you store bread in the fridge? Whether it's the store-bought, mass-produced loaves from the supermarket, artisanal loaves from your local bakery, ... Read more

Smart TVs explained – your guide to Smart TVs


July 22nd, 2014 by

Time to upgrade to a new TV?  Overwhelmed with choice?  Not sure if one of those “Smart TVs” you keep hearing about would be worth buying? If you have questions, Appliances Online has answers.  Here’s our guide to Smart TVs, where you can find the facts: What is a Smart TV? The definition of a Smart TV is a television with digital connectivity, allowing it to access the internet ... Read more

How to save water in the laundry – water-efficient washing machines and more


July 14th, 2014 by

To put a not-so-original spin on a popular TV show’s tagline – Summer Is Coming.  Here in Australia, that change in seasons can leave water in short supply, making it essential that every drop counts. According to the savewater!® Alliance, 15-20% of all water consumed in the home is used in the laundry. So if you'd like to keep your home's water usage under control this summer, for ... Read more

LG’s webOS makes Smart TV simple and fun


July 7th, 2014 by

One thing that often puts people off Smart TVs is that they can be a real pain to set up and use. Why would you struggle through layers of incomprehensible menus to access Smart features when you could just crash out on the couch and watch telly the way you always have? With this in mind, LG has developed its new series of LG Smart TVs with ease ... Read more

Vintec’s gift to wine lovers – bonus Wine Preservation System!

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July 4th, 2014 by

Anyone who appreciates wine will understand the importance of proper wine storage.  Whether your goal is to enjoy wine at its best serving temperature, or to properly mature your bottled investments, a wine cabinet is the perfect place to store your vintages. What’s more, for a limited time only, Vintec is offering a free gift to wine aficionados who purchase a Vintec wine storage cabinet – a ... Read more

Guide to fridge sizes

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June 23rd, 2014 by

Need a new fridge?  Want a hand choosing the right size fridge to suit your family? Here’s our guide to fridge measurements, as well as choosing the right fridge sizes to best suit different households: Why should I worry about fridge size? Because if you don’t get it right, it’ll cost you money, one way or another. A fridge that's too small for your needs can be a real hassle ... Read more

Top loader washing machines – agitator or impeller?

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June 20th, 2014 by

So you’ve decided to invest in a new top loader for your laundry.  Good choice!  Not only are these reliable washing machines easy to load and unload without bending over and straining your back, but they’re also simple to use, and you can always toss in a forgotten sock mid-cycle. One thing to think about when choosing a top loading washer is whether to opt for a ... Read more

Espresso… in space!

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June 19th, 2014 by

There’s a new Italian coffee machine which makes espresso that's literally “out of this world”.  And we’re not kidding – the machine has been developed specifically for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS)! image source: Huffington Post Commissioned by the Italian Space agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), the coffee machine known as the ISSpresso (groan) was designed in a collaboration between the aerospace engineers at Argotec and ... Read more

Cooking in the microwave – 7 meal ideas to try

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June 18th, 2014 by

If you only use your microwave for defrosting and reheating, you may be surprised by just how well it can cook when you give it try. Here’s a short list of some of our favourite microwave meal ideas, complete with tips and tricks! Microwave baking Oven on the fritz?  In the mood for a sweet treat but not quite ready to eat an entire cake by yourself? Sticky Date Pudding ... Read more

Five dryer questions answered

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June 13th, 2014 by

Whenever the weather gets rainy, we often find ourselves making far more frequent use of our clothes dryer. To help you enjoy more perfectly-dried clothes on rainy days, here are five answers to five frequently asked dryer questions, along with a few drying tips: What fabrics can't go in the dryer? As most tumble dryers do their job by blasting your wet clothes with hot air, not all clothing ... Read more

World’s biggest TV is bigger than a soccer goal


June 11th, 2014 by

When it comes to TVs and home theatre systems, conventional wisdom is that “bigger is better”. But is it possible for a TV to be “too big”? If there is such a thing, British TV manufacturer Titan Technology has likely found it with its new “Zeus” model TV, which it’s claiming to be the biggest TV in the world. image source: Titan Reportedly measuring 8 metres wide and 5 ... Read more

A short guide to fridge styles

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June 10th, 2014 by

Can’t figure out what kind of fridge will be best for your kitchen? Here’s a quick summary of the different fridge styles available and what kind of homes will likely suit them best: Top Mount Fridges Simple, classic, and energy efficient, a top mount fridge truly is A Fridge For All Seasons. As one of the most versatile fridge designs, you should be able to find a top mount fridge ... Read more

How to stay healthy this winter

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June 4th, 2014 by

Winter has arrived at last, but it’s not quite what everyone was expecting. Source: BoM The Australian Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a somewhat warmer and drier winter across the country, making much of the advice we’d usually give at this time about warming winter meals and doing laundry in damp, cool conditions a bit moot. Still, some things never change, and with the change in seasons, a brand ... Read more

Why choose an integrated dishwasher?


June 2nd, 2014 by

Choosing the right dishwasher for your home depends on a lot of different factors, including what’s available, what’s affordable, what will fit in your kitchen and what will look good. While there are several dishwasher varieties available at Appliances Online, including Slimline, DishDrawer and Benchtop designs, the two most popular dishwasher styles are standard or freestanding dishwashers, and integrated or built-under dishwashers. What is a standard dishwasher? A standard ... Read more