BBQ like a pro with our expert tips

February 23rd, 2018 by

With summer well underway, you should already have your grill situation sorted. However, if you don’t, fear not as Russ, our in-house BBQ expert has narrowed down the vast amount of units on the market to give you a better understanding of what to look for based on your situation and needs. Portable [caption id="attachment_35890" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Weber Baby Q[/caption] If your summers consist of long road trips to ... Read more

Heat Pump Dryers – Are They Worth The Money?

February 20th, 2018 by

Clothes dryers - it’s a love-hate relationship. Shrinkage, poor energy use, wet clothing... Let’s face it, they’re a bit notorious. Other than occasionally tossing something in in a hurry, those of us that own one probably use it less than we’d like to. There must be more efficient dryers out there? Yes - and the answer is heat pump dryers. What is a heat pump dryer? A heat pump dryer ... Read more


February 15th, 2018 by

Dishwashers are a staple appliance in the Australian household, and to good reason. They’re vastly cheaper than age-old hand-washing, for a start, and their convenient, energy-efficient features save you and your family significant time and effort. But like any appliance, dishwashers aren’t perfect. Without a little maintenance to keep them running smoothly, you might end up with a few funky smells. Or worse… a musty, watery mess ... Read more

Style meets substance: what you need to know about integrated dishwashers

January 19th, 2018 by

What is an integrated dishwasher?   An integrated dishwasher (also known as a built-in or built-under dishwasher) is designed to match the rest of your kitchen cabinetry. Integrated dishwashers fit beneath your counter top and provide a neat, flush finish to your existing decor. They often allow for a fitted, custom cupboard door that conceals the dishwasher when the appliance is fully closed. Unlike freestanding dishwashers, which can be ... Read more

Your Guide to Portable Air Conditioners

January 8th, 2018 by

Summer’s heating up, and if you’re anything like me, coming home to a mild sauna isn’t on your bucket list. The flexibility and convenience of a portable air conditioner could be just what you need for cool comfort. Portable air conditioners come in different sizes to suit different scenarios and cooling needs, so there's an option out there for everyone. But with so many conflicting reviews available online, we've ... Read more

Juice your way to a healthier summer

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December 1st, 2017 by

With the first days of Summer upon us, there's nothing quite like a crisp, freshly-made juice or smoothie. More than being a delicious energy boost, juices and smoothies are a fast and effective way of upping your daily nutrient intake; a nutritious go-to that takes minutes to prepare and enjoy.  With that said, they can be deceptively high in sugar, making them closer to a rich dessert than a ... Read more

How an Aussie family slashed their electricity bill by $183 per quarter

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August 22nd, 2017 by

Working parents John and Lea were faced with a common dilemma. Energy prices had risen sharply, and they were really starting to feel the pinch. They were spending less and less quality family time together, and more and more time trying to make ends meet. They had to find a way to reduce their energy costs. Their power bill had recently skyrocketed to $2,656 per year John and ... Read more

Stacking Kits – How to organise your washer and dryer

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August 9th, 2017 by

Stacking kits... Do I need one? How do they work? What laundry appliances can I stack? And perhaps the most common question of them all, what actually is a stacking kit? If you find yourself asking these questions, you’ve clicked onto the right post. We answer your questions and give you a bit of background information on the whole stacking kit business, starting with the most basic of ... Read more

Here’s what I wish they’d buy me for Father’s Day

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August 9th, 2017 by

  Yes, I love this stuff... Before I get started, let’s get the formalities out of the way. No, I'm not ungrateful and, yes, I love whatever my kids buy or make me for Father’s Day. Even if it’s just this: But I'd love some of this stuff too... But I have to be honest; I wouldn’t complain if they also got me something cool I could use. Preferably powered. And ... Read more

Your complete guide to the most efficient, effective heater

August 2nd, 2017 by

Heating your home in winter doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg. All heaters cost money to run, of course... But some are cheaper than others, and some are particularly efficient in certain types of spaces. But how do you find the ‘right heater’ for your unique space? With such a wide range of options available, choosing the most cost-effective and efficient heating can ... Read more

What you can cook in a pressure cooker, and how

What can you cook in a pressure cooker and how

July 31st, 2017 by

Whether you’re in the market for a new pressure cooker or you’re simply after pressure cooker recipes and cooking tips, you've come to the right place. And the good news is, your recipe options are almost endless. From puddings and mulled wine to the more traditional beef stew and French onion soup, a good electric pressure cooker can handle it with aplomb. But before we get into it, ... Read more

Meet the set-&-forget device that will slash your power bills

June 30th, 2017 by

In 2015 our CEO, John Winning, hopped into an Uber and met a man named David Soutar. It was a meeting that would change the world. Yes that’s a big call, but when you hear the story, we think you’ll agree it was a pretty auspicious encounter... It all started with a revolutionary idea David Soutar’s the fella with the glasses in the photo above. He wasn’t driving the ... Read more

6 common washing machine problems and how to solve them

Washing machine problems and how to fix them

June 30th, 2017 by

We all make mistakes, but some mistakes have harsher consequences than others.  Forgetting to pick up the milk at the shops is small fry compared with a blunder that could potentially ruin your clothes and/or wreck a pricey laundry appliance. Here are six common problems that can crop up when using a washing machine, and a few possible solutions to save you stress, time, effort and money ... Read more

Pressure Cookers, Multi Cookers and Slow Cookers, oh my! | A buying guide to small cookers

June 28th, 2017 by

It's cold and wet, and the 'typical' Aussie attire has dramatically changed from thongs and shorts to boots and oversized scarves. During this time of year, dinner usually consists of hearty meals that feel warm and comforting with every spoonful.  They tend to be filling, and packed with vegetables and protein. It's one thing to talk about delicious winter warmers, but to create them on a daily ... Read more

Get the right size washer – washing machine capacity explained

How to choose the right size washing machine

June 16th, 2017 by

Washing machines come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose one that perfectly suits your household’s needs. If you pick a washer that's too small for your family, you'll have to waste time and effort running multiple cycles. But if you choose an oversized appliance, you'll lose money on increased running costs for power and water that you're not using. Figuring out the right size ... Read more