Author Archive for Kevin Bradford

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

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

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

Product review of the Philips Daily Collection Food Processor HR7628-00 – Easy prep for the everyday home chef

May 24th, 2015 by

The bugbear of even some of the best-minded home cooks is the monotony of using a knife and chopping board before the cooking can even begin. Those budding chefs who crave a healthy, but quick-fix home made meal, can be perturbed by the need for endless preparation of the veg, sauces and garnishes. Enter the multi-purpose food processor, and all the practical accessories that make it a hugely helpful ... 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

Appliance customers more clued up thanks to market research

May 8th, 2015 by

Independent research into the appliance market helps customers make more informed decisions, according to a web specialist. Reviews by companies such as Canstar Blue rank products based on customer satisfaction levels, and display star ratings for attributes such as value for money, design and warranty. [caption id="attachment_31995" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image courtesy of basketman at[/caption] And Patrick Fitzgerald, search and display specialist at Appliances Online, said the analysis provides ... Read more

Wet weather leads to a surge in demand for dryers

May 4th, 2015 by

Experts are predicting a further surge in dryer sales after the recent spell of wet weather. Appliances Online has already seen a 16% increase in the number of dryers bought compared to the previous week. Sales consultant Colin Jones said the exceptional conditions, coupled with the improved technology of dryers, makes them a much more appealing option for customers. "People always have to do their laundry, whatever the weather, ... Read more

Win the chance to become our Appliances Online presenter for the day!

November 17th, 2013 by

Do you have a passion for appliances? Do you have natural charisma in front of the camera? If you find yourself answering yes to these questions, then we're going to give you the chance to put the pair together and be the STAR of Appliances Online. We recently asked all of our Facebook fans if anyone was interested in joining our video team, and after receiving such a ... Read more

Sneak peak at the latest appliance technologies as IFA prepares to get underway

September 6th, 2013 by

The world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances kicks off tomorrow, but we’ve already had a sneak-peak at some of the products that are going to be showcased here in Berlin. Throughout the next six days Appliances Online be taking a look at the latest in technology, design and innovation for the home as it goes on show at IFA. Up to a quarter of ... Read more

IFA trends: smart design, easier living and energy efficiency

September 3rd, 2012 by

There’s a reason international technology conventions are growing – the appetite for new home appliances is hungrier than ever. Whether it be products for cooking, cleaning, washing or comfort, the ranges are increasing in scale and results. With such interest, shows like IFA 2012, in Berlin, are crammed with the latest designs and innovations to fill your home. In a vast complex of exhibition halls, leading brands from across ... Read more

Largest IFA event showcases innovative home appliances range

September 1st, 2012 by

The World’s “largest and most important” trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances is taking place in Berlin this weekend. IFA 2012 features hundreds of global brands displaying new technology and innovative products for the consumer market. Much of the talk is about latest trends and designs as the industry prepares itself for the rush of Christmas sales. Organisers hope the event will be a “resounding success” by ... Read more