Author Archive for Krissy Davis

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

Tips and tricks that will make giftwrapping a lot easier this Christmas

December 16th, 2015 by

No Christmas wrapping paper? No problem! Besides all the obvious silly suggestions you may hear your dad or granddad mention when they’re trying to be funny at the dinner table, such as “wrap it in toilet paper” or “Ahh, just put in the bag it came in”, there are actually quite a few different ways we can present our gifts without the need for store-bought Christmas wrappers. [caption ... Read more

8 handy Appliances under $100 that make for great housewarming gifts

December 11th, 2015 by

Have you just been invited to a friend's housewarming party and would rather not be the typical party guest that shows up to the door with a $15 bottle of wine (that they may or may not even like) you just quickly picked up on the way? Now, I’m not dissing $15 wines because there is definitely some good-tasting wine for $20 and under, but perhaps you ... Read more

DIY Kris Kringle/Secret Santa gifts for work colleagues

December 7th, 2015 by

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful... *Cue record jump* Ok, it may not be snowing in Australia, but that doesn’t mean Christmas is any further away! Yikes, where did 2015 go? I’m still finding hidden (melted) Easter eggs in my garden from the kids' (nieces & nephews) Easter egg hunt in April; it seriously can’t be December already! So little time, yet so much ... Read more

When life gives you lemons – Different ways to make use of lemons

November 24th, 2015 by

Lemons aren’t only good for garnishing or adding zesty goodness to drinks and dishes, but they can also be used for cleaning and in other ingenious ways. Throw away smelly detergents and harsh chemicals, pick a few lemons from the tree out the back and use them as nature's little helpers. [caption id="attachment_34227" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of Viacheslav Blizniuk at[/caption]  The Kitchen Clean your microwave Pour half a ... Read more

Help, I’m bloated & overstuffed! Your guide to detoxing after overindulging

November 6th, 2015 by

The kid’s sweets bag on Halloween.  Not two, but three servings of roast chicken on Christmas. And what about all those chocolate bunnies on Easter? Yep, we’ve all been there, and why not? A holiday is a holiday, and it’s OK to overfeed ourselves sometimes. But what happens when reality smacks us on the belly, it’s the day after, and you feel all bloated and gross from feeding ... Read more

Hygiene in the workplace – why it’s important, and how it can easily be achieved

October 30th, 2015 by

There are a few things in the workplace you can’t control.  For example, the person who constantly feels the need to cook or re-heat pungent meals everyday in the staff kitchen, or the annoying sound the 5-year old printer makes when operating, or how about the person whose voice booms over everyone else’s just as you go to answer the phone. Yes, some of these things can’t ... Read more

Halloween costume ideas , spooky recipes and other ghostly things

October 23rd, 2015 by

It’s that time of the year again, where little goblins roam the streets in search of sweets and tricks or treats, or how about them ghostly ghouls that bob for apples in those pools, but perhaps a little princess may want to show, instead of the things from the rocky horror show. Ahh yes, Halloween, my favourite time of the year! And as the Appliances Online head ... Read more

Beat the heat – Tricks and tips to help you stay cool this summer

October 15th, 2015 by

The days are longer, the water is getting warmer, and with temperatures reaching the early 30’s in some places around Australia that can only mean one thing, summer is coming! And with summer, comes the heat. So we thought it would be a great idea to come up with a list of tips and tricks that will help you and your family stay cool this summer. (Without ... Read more

The best appliances for small households

October 9th, 2015 by

Studio apartments, small one-bedroom homes and lofts... most of these places have one thing in common; they have little to no space! This is where 2-in-1 appliances work best, as they allow one appliance to work in versatile ways. So if you follow the list below, you should find your small apartment starting to feel bigger, without having to knock down any walls. Convection Microwave Ovens  With convection microwaves, you ... Read more

Barbeque more than just meat patties and sausages this summer – Unexpected things you can grill on your BBQ

October 1st, 2015 by

Summer is near, and in Australia that usually means beaches, barbeques and family outings to water parks. So I thought it would be a smart idea to write a list of the unexpected things you can grill or cook on your BBQ. There are many different types, sizes and ranges of BBQs you can purchase these days, and Appliances Online have made it easier for Aussies to ... Read more

8 awesome reasons you should visit Sydney

September 24th, 2015 by

Ahhhh Sydney - the ultimate summer destination. The sunny and vibrant buzz makes Sydney one of the world’s most loved cities. As with all big cities, Sydney does get a bad rap from time to time. Since moving here in 2012 (so not a biased opinion) I hear a lot of non-Sydney residents complain about how everybody only looks out for number 1, and that the rush ... Read more

All things coffee!

September 14th, 2015 by

Here at Appliances Online, we understand how much ‘coffee love’ is here in Australia, so we have made sure that our coffee-loving customers are kept happy with a wide range of coffee machines. From automatic coffee machines... [caption id="attachment_33493" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Jura 13748 IMPRESSA Z9 Coffee Machine[/caption] manual ones. [caption id="attachment_33498" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Sunbeam Espresso Machine & Grinder PU6910[/caption] There is also a wide range of Nespresso coffee machines... [caption ... Read more

Wait, I can cook what in my rice cooker?!  

September 11th, 2015 by

Rice cookers are designed to cook yep you guessed it, rice! But that doesn’t mean you should limit your rice cooker. After a bit of research (and a few trial and errors) I came across some really cool recipes that can be cooked in most standard rice cookers, and guess what? Some of them don’t involve any rice at all!  Steamed Tofu & Asparagus   [caption id="attachment_33434" align="aligncenter" width="400"] ... Read more

Hacks to keep you well-organised in the laundry

September 3rd, 2015 by

Last week we brought you Hacks that’ll make your life easier in the kitchen, and because it did so well, we thought we would bring you hacks for your laundry! Again, I set forth with my pen and paper and made my way around the office to see if I could find any great tips and hacks from my colleagues. I also did a bit of research ... Read more