How to make a sumptuous snack of spicy guacamole


May 3rd, 2015 by

Homemade food doesn’t always mean slaving over a stove for hours to create an epic dish to feed the whole family. In this 3 part series of recipes, BRAEDON GOOD offers you some tasty recipe ideas you can quickly rustle up for yourself. 1. Spicy Guacamole Whether watching a blockbuster movie, or a ripping game of football, nothing adds perfect company on the couch quite like a bowl ... Read more

The Perfect NetFlix Companion


May 2nd, 2015 by

Unless you have been tucked away in your home without a WiFi connection or access to the TV, you will no doubt have heard about the arrival of NetFlix to Australia. NetFlix was born way back in 1997, and for many years was restricted to American viewers only. This lead to thousands of users seeking software that could trick NetFlix into thinking they were in America. The ... Read more

What? My microwave can do more than just reheat leftovers?! – Five cool ways to use your microwave

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April 30th, 2015 by

The majority of households around Australia have them, yet they are often only utilised when last night's leftovers are calling. Well, here are five cool ways you get more from your microwave, and some might just surprise you... 1. Disinfecting and deodorizing sponges How many times have you thrown out a perfectly good kitchen sponge because someone has wiped up stinky salmon juice or cleaned the bench after cutting raw chicken? ... Read more

Life Hacks: How To Keep Your Appliances Clean


April 29th, 2015 by

Has grease and grime taken a grip of your kitchen? Here are our Top Tips for freshening up some of your most used home appliances. Fridges: One of the most frustrating products to clean in the kitchen is the family fridge. You have to slide out the shelves, dig into the many crevices and corners, and empty the compartments of food you forgot you had. So to cut the ... Read more

Three treats to make for Mum this Mother’s Day


April 20th, 2015 by

Is your Mum special? Of course she is - what kind of question is that? Hawaiian Mother and Child, watercolor and pastel on art board by Charles W. Bartlett, c. 1920 It’s important to give back to the ones we love, and a great way to show Mum our appreciation is to prepare a tasty treat to enjoy with her. Here are a few delicious treats that yuo can make ... Read more

Why your microwave beeps, and how to shut it up


March 26th, 2015 by

Once upon a time, a mate of mine wanted to sneakily warm up a midnight snack, but didn’t want to wake his sleeping girlfriend. He tiptoed out to the kitchen, carefully and quietly prepared his food, and popped it into the microwave. He went to set the timer, and… *BEEP* Crap. Every push of a button on the microwave’s control panel would make a beep. Fortunately, it only took one ... Read more

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with the Sunbeam SM9000 Stick Blender

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March 25th, 2015 by

Sunbeam has done it again! The SM9000 stick blender is easy to use and can whip up just about anything, from dips to sauces, and even chocolate mousse! Use the SM9000 to help prepare a delicious salted caramel slice for your son's school bake sale, or use it to blend up a pre-workout protein smoothie just before hitting the weights. The SM9000 is lightweight, so it’s less strain ... Read more

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with the Sunbeam PB7950 Blender


March 18th, 2015 by

Having a yummy, nutritious breakfast every morning can really help kickstart your day. And if you're always in a rush out the door, you can easily prepare delicious breakfast smoothies and take them with you on the go. It's a Monday afternoon, it's wet and grey outside, and you're stuck in the office. What will help you boost your mood? Why a yummy lunch of course! Take ... Read more

Three things you’ll need to be ready for the Netflix Australia launch

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March 16th, 2015 by

Netflix, the streaming service that’s been changing the way people enjoy TV, will finally be touching down on Australian shores on 24 March 2015. Haven’t heard of Netflix? In short, it’s kind of like joining a library, but for TV shows and movies. Pay a subscription, and legally stream anything in the Netflix library straight to your TV, whenever you want. No more waiting until a show’s ... Read more

Your guide to Samsung WaterWall dishwashers

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March 9th, 2015 by

Wondering what's up with these WaterWall dishwashers you keep hearing about? Here are the facts on Samsung's latest innovation in dishwashing, including info on how the technology works, and what it can do for you: What is a WaterWall? Well, it’s not a song by Oasis. Nor is it something that you don’t go chasin’. Instead, it’s a special form of dishwashing technology, developed by Samsung to provide provide corner-to ... Read more

Is it time to upgrade your TV?


February 23rd, 2015 by

Once upon a time, your old TV would last for decades, and only need replacing if knocked over and smashed by a disobedient pet or stupid householder. But modern TVs, just like computers, phones and Doctor Who stars, need to be replaced every few years to keep up with the times. Sure, nobody likes the extra expense and hassle of upgrading their TV technology. But in the end, ... Read more

Even more shades of grey

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February 18th, 2015 by

Fifty Shades of Grey has made the leap from page to screen, in all of its controversial glory. Is it cinema's next great modern romance, or the problematic tale of an unhealthy relationship? We’ll let you decide. After all, this isn’t a movie blog.  It is, however, an appliance blog. So if your choice of film has left you wanting more, more, MORE, here are a few more ... Read more

Three quick tips for renovating on a budget


February 12th, 2015 by

A kitchen renovation can be a bit like a piece of string – lengthy, complex, and full of complications, or straight, taut and streamlined. If you’ve set yourself a budget for your kitchen renovation and plan to actually stick to it (unlike the contestants of all too many renovation-based reality TV shows), then here are a few simple tips for making your kitchen look its best without ... Read more

Deep Frying VS Air Frying


February 11th, 2015 by

Today we’re looking at the differences, plus the benefits, of both the Sunbeam DF7700 Deep Fryer, and the Philips HD9240-30 AirFryer. I guess the question most people ask about the two is, "which one is better?"             Before we can really answer this question, we must first look at all the benefits for both deep frying and air frying. Deep frying Don’t we all just love the taste of freshly fried ... Read more

Four amazing Italian meals you can cook at home

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February 9th, 2015 by

Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you want to create amazing meals that take your loved ones and guests from a merely satisfying to a truly transcendental taste experience? Chef Giovanni Pilu knows how you feel. Emigrating from his native Sardinia in the 90s, he brought with him his love of Italian cooking, which he’s shared with Australians ever since. ILVE also shares a passion for ... Read more