Author Archive for Richie Black

Appliances Online to the rescue with fridge giveaway!

November 26th, 2013 by

At Appliances Online we take pride in going above and beyond. It’s all about our focus on delivering the best and most enjoyable shopping experience possible. By way of example, we’d like to shine a light on one of our recent success stories. The subject of this little tale is Anissa Donovan, a native of Helensvale, Queensland, and mother of six. Here she is pictured with one of ... Read more

Coming soon to Appliances Online A/V – in time for Christmas!

November 13th, 2013 by

Here's a few choice words about a few choice products that are COMING SOON to the fabulous land of Appliances Online Audio Visual. These exciting products are set to arrive on the website just in time for the 25th December. First up, presenting the Sony HT-ST3 4.1 Channel Sound Bar. Currently being touted at "the world's slimmest Bluetooth sound bar" (which makes it sound positively anorexic), it's ... Read more

Want the answer to weird weather? Presenting all-in-one climate control!

October 15th, 2013 by

Notice how randomly the weather's been behaving lately? In fact, it’s fair to say it’s moodier than a teething toddler. How to ensure a peaceful, harmonious vibe in your living space and general well-ness of your chi despite the unpredictable climate outside? The answer lies in this unassuming white box. It’s the new Dados Compact Portable Air Conditioner from Atlantic. This remarkable appliance is the all-in-one climate control solution: ... Read more

Try a Weber for the perfect roast … plus more essential BBQ tips!

September 25th, 2013 by

Okay guys – a couple of great reasons to talk about BBQs right here. Firstly, we’ve just launched an awesome new BBQ brand at Appliances Online: Weber. These guys are to the art of barbecuing what Rembrandt is to painting pretty pictures. It's in the ol' DNA. Secondly, thanks to global warming, Summer is here ahead of schedule – which means it’s time to grab the tongs, invest ... Read more

Sony’s amazing vision for the future on display at IFA

September 11th, 2013 by

For the last few days, Sony have been offering a dazzling look into future at the IFA expo in Berlin. They’ve been showing off a plethora of brain-boggling innovation, with our eyes drawn in particular to technology delivering on the promise of astounding visuals ... everything from new 4K products to Sony's updated personal 3D viewer. Personal 3D Viewer Touted as “a complete home cinema to go”, this ... Read more

How De’Longhi will make you de’lighted at breakfast

September 10th, 2013 by

De’Longhi are currently wowing audiences at the IFA Expo in Berlin with a suite of products that are destined to inject style, panache and general deliciousness into breakfast time. “Breakfast time” we hear you shriek. What’s that got to do with “style” and “panache”?! Yeah, it’s true. For those that think breakfast is that sullen, miserable exercise undertaken in a pair of saggy PJs after you get out ... Read more

Ultra HD 4K televisions now at Appliances Online!

September 10th, 2013 by

Welcome to a new era in home entertainment: Ultra High Definition - aka Ultra HD, aka 4K - has arrived at Appliances Online!  It boasts four times the resolution of Full High Definition (that thing we’ve said for years was the ultimate kinda on-screen resolution ... quite stupidly forgetting there are few “ultimates” in the world of technology). It's the highest resolution possible right now. Leading the ... Read more

What not to put in your microwave … and other tips to avoid kitchen explosions!

August 21st, 2013 by

Let’s put things in perspective. The ultimate kitchen disaster isn’t a collapsing soufflé or a bit of a whiff from your fridge – it’s an explosion. Because this kind of thing will cause a certain amount of damage. At best, it will seriously impede the ability of the appliance to provide anything like normal service. Here is a list of precautions for those that want their appliance ... Read more

Why are processed foods so bad for you?

August 14th, 2013 by

We had an event at lunch-time today, a little team bonding office-soiree - you know the sort of thing. Anyway, I ate a lot of junk: party pies, pizza and sausage rolls. The kind of food providing a certain amount of joy which swiftly morphs into ongoing regret and stomach pain. All that processed gunk seemed like a good idea at the time, you always think. Why? Well, ... Read more

How to NOT ruin a non-stick frying pan … and are they toxic?

August 7th, 2013 by

A non-stick frying pan isn't just for Christmas. So why the callous abuse and careless mistreatment of Teflon-coated utensils? Well, here's where Appliances Online draws a line in the sand. You've gotta treat these things with due care and attention. Or they won't stick around for long. First - what is a non-stick frying pan? Unlike the ordinary type of pan, you won't have to soak a non-stick cooking ... Read more

Expo set to showcase latest products!

July 30th, 2013 by

One of the biggest and best exhibitions of consumer product is coming to Berlin in September. And so is that ultra-glam, slightly-weird "human spokesmascot", Miss IFA. It’s one fabulous week of show-boating for some of the world’s foremost manufacturers. And we can't wait to get an insight into the latest and greatest products they’ve got to offer. Appliances Online will have some representatives right there on the floor ... Read more

In defence of 3D: when it rocks … and when it doesn’t

July 29th, 2013 by

Last night, I went to the 3D extravaganza that is “Pacific Rim”. I bore witness to this flick in the oh-so-inspiring environs of Event Cinemas Bondi Junction. And I was summarily entertained, immersed and blown away. At a time when our collective love-affair with 3D seems to be over the honey-moon period into a "hey dude, let's see other people" phase ... it was a salient reminder that, ... Read more

What is a Soundbar? And how is it so powerfully amazing?

July 24th, 2013 by

Brace yourself. 'Cos here's another blog about Appliances Online audio: this week's focus is the mighty SOUNDBAR. Presenting (to thundering applause) a dramatic way to improve your home entertainment experience. Dynamic, powerful and - frankly - incredibly boring to look at. Which is why we've decided to put it in this picture of a Triceratops. So there. Firstly, what is a soundbar? Well, it's a new Melbourne laneway bar ... Read more

Top 5 Things Too HORRIFIC to watch on a Home Theatre System (warning: contains graphic images)

July 18th, 2013 by

Okay, there are definitely things made to be enjoyed on your cool new Home Theatre System. In fact, we've only just wrapped up a blog post about movie spectaculars just right for your Blu-ray home theatre system. But what about things that are too AWFUL for that? Pieces of "entertainment" whose rank ugliness will be heightened to EXTREME levels by the crystalline resolution of a 64” Plasma ... Read more

How to choose the ultimate piece of audio: FAQs, tips and advice!

July 16th, 2013 by

Want a great piece of audio - but bewildered by all the choices? Well, right now we're gonna offer you some no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is, shut-up-and-listen advice. It should be music to your ears. First, thing's first - go back to basics. Ask yourself some fundamentals. Of which we suggest questions such as: •  Do you have enough space for a big set-up? Or do you want something more compact yet very ... Read more