Be Dad’s favourite this Father’s Day with a new Panasonic TV!

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August 28th, 2014 by

With Father's Day a week or so away, let us take a moment to appreciate everything that our Dads do for us. When it comes to showing Dad your appreciation this Father's Day, it's best to do so using actions, not words. So instead of a hilarious greeting card or perfunctory box of chocolates, show Dad your appreciation with a gift you know he'll definitely use and enjoy, ... Read more

Smarter ways to do the dishes

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August 15th, 2014 by

As the old saying goes, “work smarter, not harder”.  While there is a certain nobility in hard work and labour, there’s also usually a better way to get any job done. Source: Wikipedia Here are a few simple tips for saving time and effort when it comes to washing up the dishes after a good meal: Clean up as you cook Everyone has a different cooking style, but it's not ... Read more

A few of our favourite washing machine and dryer features

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August 14th, 2014 by

When selecting appliances for your home's laundry, there are a number of factors to consider. How many people are in your home?  What kind of clothes make up your regular laundry load? What size machine will fit through your front door? Once you’ve narrowed your choices down to just a few of favourites, your final decision will likely be based on what machine offers the best price and ... Read more

Appliances for Entertaining

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August 13th, 2014 by

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or having your mates over for the grand final, a few well-chosen appliances can make a big contribution to your evening's success. Here's a selection of handy appliances for entertaining - before your guests arrive, while you're entertaining them, and when they've left: Pre-Party Appliances Freezer for ice No matter the season or time of year, chances are your ... Read more

Five simple ways to freshen up your kitchen

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August 11th, 2014 by

Want to give your kitchen a bit of a facelift, but don’t have the spare cash handy for a complete renovation? Refreshing your kitchen's look and feel doesn’t have to break the bank - here are five simple ways to give it a great new look, without tearing it down and starting anew: Reduce your clutter A lived-in kitchen may be a loved kitchen, but let's face facts - ... Read more

What to do when the power goes out

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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