Archive for the ‘Appliance Questions’ Category

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

Big washing machines – pros and cons

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

What the heck is a Dual Fuel Stove?

August 13th, 2015 by

Continuing Appliances Online’s irregular “What the Heck?” series, today we explain an occasionally tricky appliance definition – the Dual Fuel stove. So what the heck IS a dual fuel stove? In short, it’s a stove (as in, a freestanding upright oven with a cooktop mounted on top) that utilises two types of fuel to power your cooking performance – gas and electricity. Westinghouse WFE914SA Freestanding Dual Fuel Oven/Stove This usually ... Read more

The Appliances Online Ultimate Fridge Buying Guide

July 29th, 2015 by

Buying a fridge but not sure where to start? Our buying guide is here to help you make an informed decision, whether you're after a fridge to feed your family, or somewhere you can store your food and drink for parties. Contents What size fridge do you need? Will it fit? Energy Efficiency How to choose an energy efficient fridge What is the most energy-efficient fridge design? Our favourite features of energy-efficient fridges Running your ... Read more

What the heck is a Twin Tub Washing Machine?

July 28th, 2015 by

If you’re in the market for a new washer in your laundry, you may be tempted by a Twin Tub washing machine. After all, they usually have decent wash capacities, and they’re often much more affordable than some of the top loaders and front loaders on the market. But there are a few quirks to the Twin Tub washing machine design that makes them uniquely suited to certain ... Read more

Electric blanket safety tips and running costs

July 20th, 2015 by

One great way to deal with the winter chill is to dig the old electric blanket out of the linen cupboard. But because we don't typically use these blankets all year round, it's usually worthwhile refreshing our memories of how electric blankets work, how to reduce their safety risks, and what their running costs are: How do electric blankets work? Imagine a pretty normal underblanket, designed to be fitted ... Read more

TV in the bedroom – pros and cons

July 6th, 2015 by

Because TVs are available in all shapes and sizes, they can be easily set up pretty much anywhere in the home. As well as the living room, you can place a TV in the man cave, the study or spare room, in the kitchen, or other more unusual places. source: K.savva.developers on Wikimedia Commons One popular spot for an extra TV is the bedroom. But is this a good ... Read more

Appliance Questions: Top mount or bottom mount fridge?

June 15th, 2015 by

A fridge is a long-term investment, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the best model to suit your kitchen, your home, and your family's needs. The two most popular fridge designs are the top mount fridge (with the freezer on top of the fridge) and the bottom mount fridge (with the fridge on top of the freezer). While these two fridge designs are fairly similar in ... 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

Who invented the washing machine? A brief history of laundry technology

June 5th, 2015 by

On the way to work the Appliances Online head office this morning, a member of our legendary team grabbed this screenshot from his phone from the time capsule app, Timehop: That’s adorable! But is it accurate? Let's find out... The Mighty Thor No, it's not Chris Hemsworth - it's an antique washing machine. A quick bit of research on the interwebs told us that the 1907 date provide by Timehop ... Read more

Appliances Hacks – Tips on how to use your most common appliances, most efficiently

June 3rd, 2015 by

At Appliances Online we not only keep our eyes out for the latest technologies and products, we also love looking for ways to use existing ones to their fullest potential. Efficiency is at the heart of this, and these are just a few simple tips to keep some of your most used appliances running their best. Fridge/Freezer Your fridge is likely the most used appliances in your kitchen, and ... 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

Winter survival guide: heating tips, running costs and more

April 30th, 2014 by

As a certain fictional character once said, Winter Is Coming. To help you prepare for when the mercury drops, here’s our guide to staying warm, safe and healthy this winter: Seal and insulate your home If you want warm air inside, you’ll need to keep the cold air outside.  Simple enough. Here's how: Insulation throughout your home’s walls and ceilings can help to maintain a stable indoor temperature throughout the winter.  ... Read more

What size air conditioner do you need?

January 7th, 2013 by

If you've already taken our advice about how to stay cool this summer and decided to purchase an air conditioner, then there are some important questions to ask in order to select the best unit for your needs. Buying an air conditioner to suit the size of room you are trying to cool is very important. Air conditioners with a large cooling capacity will use more energy, ... Read more

Dishwasher tablets, or powder?

November 23rd, 2012 by

Want to know whether to use dishwasher tablets or dishwasher powder? Today, Appliances Online reveals all on this controversial issue. Read on and find out! Dishwasher tablets are best I knew how much you were dying to find out, so I thought I'd just be upfront about it and tell you, definitively, that tablets are what you should be using. True fact! Now that your question has been satisfactorily ... Read more