Our most popular products of 2015 | Appliances Online

2015

January 22nd, 2016 by

2015 was the year Cadbury released dairy milk, limited edition Vegemite flavoured chocolate. [caption id="attachment_34636" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image soured from yummylummy[/caption] It was also the year Tony Abbott bit into an onion on live TV like it was nothing. And let’s not forget how Bondi was left covered in sand after powerful winds back in April. [caption id="attachment_34638" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image sourced from disqusfeed[/caption] Yes, 2015 was a good year. It ... Read more

Our favourite technologies from CES 2016

Our favourite technologies from CES 2016

January 20th, 2016 by

Another Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has come and gone, with another crop of new and improved gadgets and appliances being shown off underneath the Las Vegas lights. Here’s a quick summary of our favourite home products appearaing at CES this year, including innovative new features for products we've seen before, as well as some truly unique original concepts. Samsung’s Smart Fridge Do you have a smartphone or tablet? Have you ... Read more

Yamaha MusicCast – how to give your home its own personal soundtrack

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January 11th, 2016 by

Digital music can be a real sanity-saver. Rather than carting around thick wallets of CDs (hey, we all used to do it back in the mid-90s), you can keep hundreds of songs stored on your handy smartphone, tablet or laptop. Though if a CD wallet wasn't handy back in the day, these things would do in a pinch... And by subscribing to streaming music services, millions more songs can ... Read more

Appliance Hack – One simple tip for cleaning your blender in LITERALLY seconds

Appliance Hack – One simple tip for cleaning your blender in LITERALLY seconds

January 7th, 2016 by

Cleaning a blender by hand can be a time-consuming exercise in frustration. Most blender jugs tend to be tall and narrow, making it really tricky to access the bit at the base around the blades where most of the food grots tend to collect. Oh no! The blender is all clogged up with DELICIOUS BERRIES (photo by Daniel Lee on Flickr) Poking around with a long-handled scrubbing brush ... Read more

Coming soon to Appliances Online! The new 13 Place Setting Dishwasher range from Dishlex

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January 6th, 2016 by

Piles stacked high of dirty dishes; endless arguments of whose turn it is to do the dishes; dirty sponges and broken dish brushes fill the sink, along with dirty foam. If this sounds all too familiar, then perhaps your kitchen is in need of a sparkling new dishwasher. We are super excited to introduce the brand-new range of dishwashers from Dishlex that will soon be available to ... Read more

Christmas cleaning tips & hacks for a stress-free holiday season

Post-Christmas

December 30th, 2015 by

All the presents have been unwrapped, the fridge is full of leftover Christmas ham & potato salad, the trees ornaments can be found scattered all over the place, and the house has been a bomb site of toys, food and dishes for the past couple of days. Now that Christmas Day is over, and it’s slowly creeping into the New Year, it’s definitely about time to ... Read more

Christmas shortcuts that will leave your guests thinking you’ve been planning this for months!

Enjoy a stressfree Christmas

December 23rd, 2015 by

Christmas day is at the end of the week, I repeat, at the end of the week! And if you’re anything like me, you’ve left everything to last minute. The shopping, the cleaning, the cooking! Oh no, so much to do with only moments to spare, if that. And though we would prefer to be lounging poolside on a tropical island, while bartenders grace us with fruity ... Read more

The Appliance Delivery Before Christmas – An Appliances Online Poem

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December 22nd, 2015 by

The Night Appliance Delivery Before Christmas (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston) (source: Kevin Kahle on Wikipedia) 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. My rugged old fridge was filled up with care, So tomorrow our guests would eat the food there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of iPad apps danced in their ... Read more

Last minute Christmas meal ideas

Last minute Christmas meal ideas

December 21st, 2015 by

Have you STILL not done your Christmas food shopping? If so, you may be a contender for the world's greatest procrastinator (I'd fight you for the title, but can't be bothered). Unfortunately, shoppers tend to get increasingly competitive in the leadup to Christmas, frantically clearing the supermarket shelves as if needing to stock up their fallout shelters in preparation for the bat-winged-space-lizard apocalypse. This means that by ... Read more

Big washing machines – pros and cons

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December 17th, 2015 by

When you’re in the market for a new washing machine, you could opt for a more-or-less identical replacement for your current model. "If it ain't broke" and all that (though if you're buying a replacement, it may actually BE broke...). Or, with just a bit of extra research, you could find a machine that’s even better suited to handling the unique laundry needs of your particular household. With ... Read more

Tips and tricks that will make giftwrapping a lot easier this Christmas

DIY

December 16th, 2015 by

No Christmas wrapping paper? No problem! Besides all the obvious silly suggestions you may hear your dad or granddad mention when they’re trying to be funny at the dinner table, such as “wrap it in toilet paper” or “Ahh, just put in the bag it came in”, there are actually quite a few different ways we can present our gifts without the need for store-bought Christmas wrappers. [caption ... Read more

8 handy Appliances under $100 that make for great housewarming gifts

Appliances under 100

December 11th, 2015 by

Have you just been invited to a friend's housewarming party and would rather not be the typical party guest that shows up to the door with a $15 bottle of wine (that they may or may not even like) you just quickly picked up on the way? Now, I’m not dissing $15 wines because there is definitely some good-tasting wine for $20 and under, but perhaps you ... Read more

Tony Abbott buys a fridge online for Christmas – and so can you!

Tony Abbott buys a fridge online for Christmas – and so can you!

December 8th, 2015 by

To get ready for the festive season, many Australian households invest in a spare fridge to go in the garage, spare room, even the laundry. This extra storage space can be really handy if you’re hosting Christmas lunch, letting you chill plenty of food and drink for your family and guests. No-one knows this better than former Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott: My husband with Tony Abbott ... Read more

DIY Kris Kringle/Secret Santa gifts for work colleagues

DIY Christmas gifts

December 7th, 2015 by

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful... *Cue record jump* Ok, it may not be snowing in Australia, but that doesn’t mean Christmas is any further away! Yikes, where did 2015 go? I’m still finding hidden (melted) Easter eggs in my garden from the kids' (nieces & nephews) Easter egg hunt in April; it seriously can’t be December already! So little time, yet so much ... Read more

How to defrost your fridge or freezer

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December 3rd, 2015 by

If you’ve had your fridge or freezer for a while now, there’s a chance that its interior may start to resemble Antarctica – all frost and ice, but without the fun of penguins. source: Piotrus at Wikimedia Commons Even newer fridges that are designed with no-frost technology can sometimes suffer icy build-up if they’re not well looked-after. If this happens to you, here’s our guide to defrosting your fridge ... Read more