TV in the bedroom – pros and cons

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July 6th, 2015 by

Because TVs are available in all shapes and sizes, they can be easily set up pretty much anywhere in the home. As well as the living room, you can place a TV in the man cave, the study or spare room, in the kitchen, or other more unusual places. source: K.savva.developers on Wikimedia Commons One popular spot for an extra TV is the bedroom. But is this a good ... Read more

Why doesn’t my dishwasher wash my dishes?

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July 3rd, 2015 by

Is there anything more frustrating than an appliance that doesn't do its job properly? "Scrub faster, troops!" (source: Jim Bauer on Flickr) There are a number of possible reasons for your dishwasher to do a shoddy job, and fortunately, there are also a number of solutions to these problems.  And most of these solutions don't require too much time, effort or expense, either... Change your detergent The reason there are ... Read more

Think beyond whitegoods – fill your home with colour!

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July 2nd, 2015 by

Appliances looking a bit on the dull side? Whitegoods all too white? Whether designing your new kitchen, or spicing up your existing home, it can pay to look beyond the standard range of appliance products. Consider adding some colour to your daily household tools. Despite what you may think about appliances and whitegoods, they do in fact come in more than just stainless steel and white; they actually ... Read more

Basic Kitchen Design – tops tips for renovating or building

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July 1st, 2015 by

Whether you’re building a new kitchen for your home, or fixing one up with the goal of selling, you should always begin with a plan. source: wikipedia To help you get started, here are a few simple kitchen design ideas, and some basic advice for creating an efficient working space that also looks great: The Kitchen Working Triangle This classic concept has formed the backbone of kitchen designs since the ... Read more

How to choose kid-friendly home appliances

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June 30th, 2015 by

Having kids around can be a major factor in planning and choosing everyday home appliances, so next time you’re in the market for something from Appliances Online, take into account these quick tips to make sure your purchase is as child-friendly as possible: Induction Cooktops Induction cooktops are the best way to avoid burnt fingers, especially sneaky little ones. Because induction cooktops work by transferring heat to magnetic ... Read more

How to make your home theatre more like the movies

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June 29th, 2015 by

Going to the movies is fun, but it’s not always the most economical night out. Think about it  - you’re going out to stand in a line, then squeeze into a dark room with a mob of strangers for two hours. Is that really worth the ticket prices? source: wikipedia Here’s our guide to recreating the cinema experience in your very own home, where you can control the ... Read more

How to fight the winter blues: easy ways to keep you and your family warm and sickness-free this winter

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June 26th, 2015 by

It’s wet, cold, and all our coats and scarves have come out of hiding. Yes, winter is definitely upon us, and with winter usually comes colder temperatures, and the dreaded man flu! [caption id="attachment_32693" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Below are few of my favourite ways to beat the winter blues, as well as tips and tricks that will help you and your family. Soup glorious ... Read more

Where in the world is the Appliances Online Legend Blimp?

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June 25th, 2015 by

Have you recently spotted an interesting airship moving through the Australian skies? Do you remember seeing it a while back and are wondering where the heck it’s gone? Do you have no idea what we’re talking about, and wish that we'd get to the point? What is the Appliances Online Legend Blimp? More accurately described by aviation enthusiasts as a non-rigid airship, the Appliances Online Legend Blimp or Lightship ... Read more

Replacing your fridge – a quick checklist

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June 24th, 2015 by

Has your fridge just died? Need a new one straight away, before your ice melts and your veggies go off?  Not enough time to shop around in-store for the perfect replacement? Here’s a quick guide to how to take control of your situation and get your fridge problem solved! Don’t Panic You’ll probably be feeling a few different emotions just now. Likely a fair bit of frustration, a sprinkle ... Read more

Top tips for hygienic cooking

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June 23rd, 2015 by

It’s important to eat healthy, making sure you choose recipes and ingredients with a balanced mix of fresh food groups. But it’s also important to cook healthy, keeping your kitchen clean and germ-free. Here are a few simple tips to help reduce the spread of germs through your kitchen and ensure that your food is handled safely: Wash everything but your meats Before you start cooking, make sure that ... Read more

Appliances for renters – portable appliances and more

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June 22nd, 2015 by

Are you living the semi-nomadic life of a tenant? Whether you move house every time your lease runs out, or your technically temporary accomodation has practically become semi-permanent, a renter's appliance situation can sometimes be a bit unusual.  While your landlord may own some of the appliances in your rental home, you'll need to supply the rest. You could also rent the other appliances you need, but a ... Read more

Product review of the Sunbeam Slow Cooker HP8555 – A caldron for creative cooking

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June 21st, 2015 by

I was slow to come around to the idea of getting a slow cooker. But having recently purchased, and started using, the Sunbeam SecretChef HP8555, I have been quickly converted. My scepticism came from the fact I assumed this type of appliance simply carried out the functions of my oven - and even that it would do laboriously while sat obstructively in my kitchen on my already cluttered ... Read more

All about that bass: how to set up subwoofers

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June 20th, 2015 by

Whether you're listening to a new album or the soundtrack of your favourite movie or TV show, it'll always sound better on an amazing audio system. source: regan76 on Flickr But if you want to not only hear the sound from your speakers, but feel its rumble in your bones, then you'll need an audio system featuring one or more subwoofers to really bring home the bass. Do I ... Read more

Everything Eggs – nature’s most versatile ingredient?

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June 19th, 2015 by

Whether served as a meal on their own, or used as a key ingredient in a recipe, eggs are a staple of both professional and home kitchens. It’s often worthwhile to keep a few of these nutrient-filled packages handy in your fridge due to their amazing versatility. Here are our quick tips for some of the best ways to prepare and serve eggs, whether you’re feeding yourself or ... Read more

Which appliances are most likely to catch fire?

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June 18th, 2015 by

Research from the UK has revealed the appliances most likely to catch fire. According to data gathered by consumer watchdog Which?, washing machines, tumble dryers, and dishwashers were the biggest cause of domestic blaze. The figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request showed nearly 12,000 fires were caused by faulty home products in the UK between 2011 and March 2014. Of those, 14% were started by washing machines, ... Read more