Archive for the ‘Appliance Hack’ Category

How to fall in love with your fridge, again | Organisational tips for a cleaner refrigerator

February 18th, 2016 by

Do you remember the excitement of seeing your newly-bought fridge  being pushed on a trolley down your hallway, on its way to your kitchen by the delivery team? Or the excitement you had when you finally got to place all your food and drinks into the shiny, clean cavity? [caption id="attachment_34726" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of sritangphoto at FreeDigitalPhotos.net[/caption] Or what about the joy you had of sticking ... Read more

How to clean your most touched electronics, and why it should be done regularly

February 12th, 2016 by

Being the 21st Century, the majority of Australian homes will be filled with laptops, smart phones, televisions, desktop computers, headphones, cameras and tablets. Not only do these gadgets keep us entertained on our commute home, or let us watch our favourite soap opera that we know we shouldn't (but can’t help to because we secretly love the drama!), but these gadgets also make our everyday lives ... Read more

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

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

December 23rd, 2015 by

Christmas is next month, I repeat, next month! 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 cocktails and refreshing coconuts... ...a lot of us are stuck ... Read more

How to defrost your fridge or freezer

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 Here’s our guide to defrosting your fridge or freezerand removing that icy build-up so your appliance can keep running smoothly: Note – we won’t be talking about defrosting or thawing out ... Read more

How to clean stainless steel

November 5th, 2015 by

One tip that we regularly recommend to anyone planning a kitchen renovation is to choose appliances with similar finishes, to help give the room a consistent, unified appearance. Stainless steel appliances tend to look especially good when matched with one another - a home kitchen can be given an elegant and professional look and feel simply by including a few sleek and stylish stainless steel appliances. However, while ... Read more

How to get wine out of clothes

November 2nd, 2015 by

Halloween has passed, Christmas is still a couple of months away… must be Melbourne Cup time! source: Synyan on Wikimedia Commons When you're all dressed up to watch a 3-minute race, all it takes is a careless misstep or accidental elbow-jostle to spill your cheeky wine glass all over your glad rags. Not quite the "glitz and glamour" look the day is known for! source: Gunnar Grimnes on Flickr Here ... Read more

Where to store your ingredients for maximum freshness

October 29th, 2015 by

Organisation is essential in any kitchen. The mark of a great home chef is knowing exactly what ingredients are stored where, so they can be used to whip up a recipe at a moment's notice. Plus, by correctly storing different ingredients in the pantry or fridge, you can ensure that they'll remain fresher for longer, saving you from having to toss out spoiled and wasted food. Making ... Read more

How to get rid of spiders at home

October 22nd, 2015 by

A recent meeting at Appliances Online HQ was gatecrashed by a surprise visitor – a spider! Lowering him or herself down on a web, this arthropod wasn’t able to add much to the meeting agenda other than giving our poor graphic designer a fright. This wasn't our meeting visitor - this is just the least-terrifying close-up spider image I could find. (source: Bryce McQuillan on Wikimedia Commons) Sharing your ... Read more

Dishwasher not drying? Five tips to try:

October 20th, 2015 by

Dishwashers are meant to provide convenience at home, saving you time and effort. So it’s always frustrating when you still need to hand-dry your dishes after the dishwashing’s complete, even after running the drying cycle. Bosch SMS50E32AU Dishwasher Here are a few common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to making sure your dishes come out of the dishwasher dry enough to put way immediately: Open the door as ... Read more

Clean your vacuum filters!

October 19th, 2015 by

No appliance lasts forever, but you’d be surprised how much a bit of simple maintenance can do to extend their lifespan.  Taking proper care of the hard-working components of your appliances can allow you to keep experiencing awesome performance from your appliances for longer. With this in mind… when was the last time you cleaned your vacuum cleaner's filter? What's the purpose of a vacuum cleaner's filter? Diagram of ... Read more

Avoid cold coffee with one simple tip

October 16th, 2015 by

If you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll know that there’s nothing quite as frustrating as a lukewarm cuppa. Whether you’re ordering a latte at the café, or brewing your own a home, you’ll want to get the temperature just right to really enjoy your drink. source: Damianosullivan on Wikimedia Commons To avoid the horror of a lukewarm flat white, all too many of us have ordered an “extra hot” ... Read more

How to make your house smell amazing

October 14th, 2015 by

If you are having guests over for a barbeque, thinking of selling your house, or just want that dog stink to disappear, don’t use chemical sprays or deodorisers! Instead, opt for natural remedies to make your house smell good this spring: 1.    Make a stove simmer source: Scott Veg on Flickr Place water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, fresh bay leaves or pine needles, lemon and orange in a small pot on ... Read more

Weber Q not hot enough? Try natural convection!

October 12th, 2015 by

Our customers have a lot of great things to say about Weber Qs. These portable appliances are ideal for convenient outdoor cooking, whether in the backyard, out and about, or on the road. That said, some customers have found themselves frustrated when cooking on a Weber Q. One common complaint is that the Weber Q doesn’t get hot enough to provide satisfactory grilling. But there is a simple ... Read more

Laundry Hacks – dryers and towels and tennis balls, oh my!

September 28th, 2015 by

Using a dryer to look after your wet clothes can be a big convenience when surprise rain showers hit. While hanging up the laundry on folding racks indoors is always an option, it’s not the fastest method available. So are there any little tips, tricks and life hacks to dry your laundry faster? And do they work? Here's a couple that we found: Laundry Hack 1: Dry clothes faster ... Read more