Author Archive for Louise Carter

Panasonic SD-2501 bread maker review – see why 40 people have given it 5 stars!

November 19th, 2013 by

Greetings, bread lover! Now, you don't need me to tell you how good freshly baked bread is – we all know it's the best thing since sliced... well, bread. What I can help you with, however, is some guidance on what kind of bread maker is best. This Panasonic one is really good, like, seriously In the world of appliance blogging, all appliances are equal. But some appliances are ... Read more

SMEG launches Australia’s first 6 star dishwasher!

November 12th, 2013 by

"Housework rules!" said no one, ever. That's why you should get a dishwasher. "But don't they use a lot of water?" you may ask. To which we will say: "Not if you get a SMEG dishwasher with a 6 star water efficiency rating!" Everyone's favourite Italian appliance manufacturer SMEG has just launched a new range of dishwashers that are outstandingly water efficient – Australia's first to be awarded ... Read more

The spin cycle just got stylish: SMEG launches new laundry range

October 1st, 2013 by

Breaking news! Leading appliance specialist SMEG has just launched a brand new laundry range! Delivering high energy and water efficiency, sophisticated wash programs and super quiet operation, these new generation washing machines and clothes dryers are set to take the appliances world by storm. As you know, SMEG is already a world-leading brand in cooking and kitchen appliances - combining technology with style in a way that ... Read more

Your chance to WIN a Vespa – thanks to SMEG!

September 30th, 2013 by

Great news! Italian appliance brand SMEG has launched a racy competition whereby 10 lucky people will win a fabulous Vespa LX150 3V scooter, valued at $7,190! To enter, all you need to do is spend $5,000 or more on any SMEG product, and then fill in the redemption form (available for download at and answer in 25 words or less why food cooks better in a ... Read more

Alex Perry unveils Electrolux’s inspiring new laundry range

August 21st, 2013 by

Proving that laundry really can be inspiring, yesterday Alex Perry gave a lucky audience a demonstration of Electrolux's brand new front load washing machine and heat pump dryer. "You should always dress like a gentleman," was the advice Alex Perry's grandfather gave him – and it's advice that has stayed with him for life. The good news is, you don't have to be an internationally recognised fashion designer ... Read more

New Breville microwave makes it impossible to ruin food

August 19th, 2013 by

Breville has been doing a lot of 'food thinking' in recent times – coming up with ingenious solutions to common cooking problems. Now the boffins at Breville have turned their attention to the humble microwave. 'How can we make it not crap?' they asked, fondling their beards. We can't imagine it was easy, but somehow, they've done it. Introducing: The Quick Touch™ More than a mere microwave, the Breville Quick ... Read more

Easy waffle recipe for the awesome new Breville waffle maker

August 7th, 2013 by

BANANA BREAD IS DEAD. You heard it here first, people. We here at Appliances Online have it on good authority that banana bread has become about as cool as a pair of MC Hammer pants, and that to order it in a café is basically the same thing as announcing, via loudspeaker, that your idea of a good time is listening to New Kids on the Block ... Read more

Vacuum vs orchestra: which is quieter?

July 30th, 2013 by

Electrolux has recently come out with one of the world's quietest vacuums: the ergothree. Registering at a mere 43 decibels (i.e. quieter than a library), this vacuum delivers excellent suction without the thunderous jet engine sound effects that generally tend to accompany these kind of devices. To demonstrate the extreme quietude of this vacuum, Electrolux decided to pit a chamber orchestra against the ergothree in a project dubbed ... Read more

Washing powder vs liquid detergent: which is best?

July 18th, 2013 by

People of Australia, you have a choice! While some of you are busy worrying about the upcoming national election, Appliances Online has a greater dilemma for you to face: Powder vs liquid laundry detergent Move over Kevin Rudd! This is an issue of critical importance that affects each and every one of us. First up, let's take a look at washing powder: Powder Pros •    Great for stain removal (especially for old, stubborn ... Read more

Online Retail Industry Awards – we’re finalists again!

July 15th, 2013 by

Appliances Online was recently announced as a finalist for the 2013 Online Retail Industry Awards! As a pioneer of online retail, Appliances Online is thrilled to be nominated. This year we are finalists in three categories: •    Best Pure-play Online Retailer •    Best Customer Experience •    Best Online Retail Marketing Initiative Additionally, our founder (and CEO of the Winning Group) John Winning has been nominated for the Industry Recognition Award ... Read more

Jean-Marie Simart from Vintec shares his top wine storage tips

July 8th, 2013 by

Appliances Online recently sat down with Jean-Marie Simart – the founder of Vintec. Originally from France, Jean-Marie (pictured right) is a passionate wine collector who is the bloke we have to thank for introducing quality climate-controlled wine cabinets to Australia. If you love your wine and have been thinking about starting a collection, Jean-Marie has some great advice for you! Do you think Australians are becoming better educated ... Read more

Sous vide cooking at home – thanks to Breville & Pete Evans!

June 24th, 2013 by

Last week I was lucky enough to attend a sous vide cooking masterclass with Pete Evans – professional chef and celebrity judge on the popular TV show My Kitchen Rules. Held at the Sydney Seafood School, this class showed us how to use the Breville Sous Vide Supreme™ to get that 'melt-in-the-mouth' quality from food, which you usually only get to experience at five-star restaurants. To prove this wasn't ... Read more

Appliances Online end of financial year sale – on now!

June 5th, 2013 by

Holy spin cycles Batman, Appliances Online is currently on SALE! We've got discounts across ALL CATEGORIES including fridges, washing machines, dishwashers, ovens, vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, televisions AND MUCH MORE! Here are some of our top picks – but you'll need to be quick! These offers are strictly limited. 228L Samsung Fridge SR227MW Perfect as a second fridge, this Samsung offers unbeatable value! Easy to clean, cold all the way ... Read more

‘You’re all morons if you don’t shop at Appliances Online!’ – Celebrity Apprentice’s Prue MacSween

June 5th, 2013 by

Appliances Online was very proud and excited to be involved in last night's episode of Celebrity Apprentice, starring Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice, triple world boxing champion Jeff Fenech, and media personality Prue MacSween. The 'Dirty Laundry Challenge' saw each team running their own launderette – dealing with boundless quantities of soiled shirts, knickers, and briefs. John Winning, CEO of the Winning Group, stepped up on the day ... Read more

Vintec celebrates 15th birthday: WIN a bottle of Penfolds Grange!

June 3rd, 2013 by

Great news for wine lovers! Vintec – the leading manufacturer of wine storage cabinets – is turning 15 this year, and to celebrate, they've got 8 bottles of Penfolds Grange to give away. For your chance to win, all you need to do is purchase a Vintec product, and then register your details at the Vintec Club website. Vintec will give away one bottle of Penfolds Grange (valued at ... Read more