Archive for the ‘Appliance News’ Category

Product review of the Sunbeam Slow Cooker HP8555 – A caldron for creative cooking

June 21st, 2015 by

I was slow to come around to the idea of getting a slow cooker. But having recently purchased, and started using, the Sunbeam SecretChef HP8555, I have been quickly converted. My scepticism came from the fact I assumed this type of appliance simply carried out the functions of my oven - and even that it would do laboriously while sat obstructively in my kitchen on my already cluttered ... Read more

Which appliances are most likely to catch fire?

June 18th, 2015 by

Research from the UK has revealed the appliances most likely to catch fire. According to data gathered by consumer watchdog Which?, washing machines, tumble dryers, and dishwashers were the biggest cause of domestic blaze. The figures obtained through a Freedom of Information request showed nearly 12,000 fires were caused by faulty home products in the UK between 2011 and March 2014. Of those, 14% were started by washing machines, ... Read more

Dyson cleans up in latest Canstar Blue satisfaction survey

June 10th, 2015 by

Pioneering cyclonic vacuum brand Dyson has top scored in the latest satisfaction survey conducted by Canstar Blue. The English manufacturer recorded five stars across four rating categories, including ease of use, effectiveness of clean, and size. A statement from Canstar said Dyson was "some way ahead" of the other brands they rated, which included Miele, Electrolux, Vax and Volta. It added: "With 46% of the Australians we surveyed having ... Read more

Haier’s R2-D2 fridge is the droid we’re looking for…

June 9th, 2015 by

Over the weekend, the Appliances Online team learned of something pretty amazing that recently arrived at a technology show in Japan. Appliance manufacturer Haier, known in Australia for their simple and affordable fridges, freezers, washers and dryers, revealed something a bit out of the ordinary on 2 June – a life-sized remote-controlled replica of R2-D2™, the legendary (if largely unintelligible) Star Wars™ character, complete with movable head, ... Read more

How long will your appliances last? Research reveals the average lifespan of common household appliances

June 8th, 2015 by

At Appliances Online, we love offering a huge range of brand new products for customers to play with in their home. But even with the upmost care and attention, appliances can fall foul of general wear and tear over the years. No matter the price range, every product has finite usage, especially if you want to maintain the best working energy efficiency and functionality. There are obviously those items ... Read more

Top 5 picks of portable Mason jar meals

June 6th, 2015 by

Mason jars have been used for jams and pickled foods for years. But thanks to social media, and the overwhelming number of people turning to more healthier ways of eating, they are now used as ‘meals on the go’ containers - which we think are ten times trendier than plastic takeaway containers and paper bags. Not only does food look more appetising stacked in a jar, the jars ... Read more

Appliance warnings: Samsung, Miele, Insinkerator issue product recalls

June 4th, 2015 by

A government regulator has published three warnings relating to a series of potentially dangerous appliances in the past two weeks. Samsung, Miele and Insinkerator have all issued recalls through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The latest concerns relate to a potential fire hazard in some Samsung top loader washing machines. The models affected were manufactured between 2010 and 2013. A statement on the government website said: "In some circumstances, ... Read more

“Keep looking when cooking” fire safety message issued ahead of winter

May 26th, 2015 by

Fire authorities have issued warnings about kitchen safety as part of a winter risk management campaign. Nine people have died in house fires since January, while figures show firefighters respond to more than 1,200 house fires between June and September each year – an average of 102 a week. [caption id="attachment_32275" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Authorities have urged people to be aware of fire hazards in the kitchen.[/caption] Minister for Emergency ... Read more

Consumers failing to make energy savings on appliances when they head off on holiday

May 25th, 2015 by

Households are overlooking simple energy saving solutions when they head off on holiday, according to an international power provider. Research conducted on the UK market by energy giant E.ON showed eight in ten Brits leave appliances on when they take a vacation. [caption id="attachment_32247" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at[/caption] The results suggest consumers are spending more than they need to on energy bills, and experts claim ... Read more

How to make a white chocolate and passionfruit dip – Homemade snacks, made easy!

May 16th, 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 series of recipes, BRAEDON GOOD offers you some tasty recipe ideas you can quickly rustle up for yourself. 4. White Chocolate and Passionfruit Dip Whenever my mum planned to host a dinner party, and she was always looking to make an impression on the pallet. ... Read more

What is a Smart TV and 7 other commonly asked appliance questions

May 15th, 2015 by

On any given day, hundreds of visitors to the Appliances Online website ask us appliance-related questions. These questions can range from the probing “What is the best vacuum cleaner?” to the less testing “How many doors does a double-door fridge have?” Let’s reveal the most popular appliance questions in Australia: 1. What is a Smart TV? So what is a smart TV? Like the smartphone did for the mobile phone, a ... Read more

Life hacks – Top tips on how to keep your cables clean throughout your home theatre system

May 14th, 2015 by

At Appliances Online we have a huge catalogue of home theatre products, each of which can be put together to create the perfect home entertainment experience. You can simulate a grandstand with surround sound, or create a home movie den with the latest visual technology. But this can all come with the downside of knotted cables, cords and plugs. Not matter how nice your setup is, the spaghetti-like tangle ... Read more

Research reveals which brand tops the table in the oven market

May 13th, 2015 by

Just as winter begins to set in, competition for top billing in the cooking appliance market seems to be heating up. A new study released this week has ranked the ovens offered by the top ten international brands. Customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue presented the inaugural Most Satisfied Customers Award for ovens to Miele. The German manufacture topped the ratings in five of the seven key ... Read more

Cold weather and the Sunbeam PE6100 Pressure cooker

May 12th, 2015 by

When the weather is cold and miserable, and you’ve just walked through the door from a long day at work, the last thing you want to eat is a cold meat salad or tuna on toast. At this time of year, we all tend to lean towards more filling, winter warmer dishes, such as stews, soups and curries. The PE6100 pressure cooker can help you create delicious meals that ... Read more

Rob’s particularly fine tuna, garlic and parsley pasta recipe

May 10th, 2015 by

I graduated from the Basic Cooking School some time ago, and my first triumph was being able to cook spaghetti and meat balls...well, when I say 'cook', I mean I managed to open a can and not to burn the contents on the stove. Now, many years later, I can create masterpieces like this simple Italian style, very tasty, Tuscan-variation pasta dish, and can do it without ... Read more