Archive for the ‘Buying Guide’ Category

Pressure Cookers, Multi Cookers and Slow Cookers, oh my! | A buying guide to small cookers

June 28th, 2017 by

It's cold and wet, and the 'typical' Aussie attire has dramatically changed from thongs and shorts to boots and oversized scarves. During this time of year, dinner usually consists of hearty meals that feel warm and comforting with every spoonful.  They tend to be filling, and packed with vegetables and protein. It's one thing to talk about delicious winter warmers, but to create them on a daily ... Read more

Get the right size washer – washing machine capacity explained

June 16th, 2017 by

Washing machines come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose one that perfectly suits your household’s needs. If you pick a washer that's too small for your family, you'll have to waste time and effort running multiple cycles. But if you choose an oversized appliance, you'll lose money on increased running costs for power and water that you're not using. Figuring out the right size ... Read more

Appliances Online’s guide to the perfect Aussie Summer

December 21st, 2016 by

The kids are home from school, the temperature’s reaching the mid-20s before 9 am, and the freezer is filled with BBQ meat and ice blocks, that could only mean one thing! Summer is here in all its glory. [caption id="attachment_35295" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of pat138241 at[/caption] We here at Appliances Online have teamed up with a few of our summer favourite brands to bring you, The Appliances Online ... Read more

Dehumidifier questions, answered

July 4th, 2016 by

Looking into buying a dehumidifier? This guide provides answers to several dehumidifier questions, to help you keep your home’s air clean, clear and free from excess moisture.   What’s the ideal humidity level to set on my dehumidifier? According to the National Asthma Council of Australia... "Indoor relative humidity should be maintained between 30 and 50 percent if possible. This is the range that is most comfortable for people, but ... Read more

Gas Heaters- what you want and need to know

June 10th, 2016 by

It’s getting cold in here!   The months of June, July and August in Australia can mean many different things to many different Australians. Some people celebrate the Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, while others gear up to hit the slopes at Thredbo, as the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is also  traditionally seen as the opening of the snow season. Image courtesy of Ventrilock at Over in the North ... Read more

Apartment living horror stories – how to handle common problems

May 4th, 2016 by

More and more of us are living in apartments, units, flats, terrace homes and other high-density housing. Living in such close proximity to other human beings comes with its share of challenges, from enduring the yapping of the dog downstairs, to the “balcony rain” when someone up above you waters their plants. source: Adam.J.W.C. on Wikimedia Commons But some of the frustrations that come from apartment living can ... Read more

How to choose a kitchen sink and tap, and how to keep them both clean

February 19th, 2016 by

When renovating your kitchen, have you thought of everything but the kitchen sink? It’s one of the three most-used sections of most kitchens, along with the fridge and the oven/stove. You’ll want to make sure that you choose the best sink to suit your home’s needs. But a fine sink is nothing unless it’s paired with an equally fine tap. And you will also need to take good ... Read more

French Door Fridges – an Appliances Online Buying Guide

February 10th, 2016 by

Do you need some extra storage space to keep your family and guests well-fed? Do you ever wish that your food, drink, ice and chilled water were easier to access? Do you want to add a bit of additional style and sophistication to your kitchen? In other words... have you considered a French Door Fridge? What exactly IS a French Door Fridge? A French Door fridge is a type ... 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

Fan Buying Guide – simple ways to stay cool

November 25th, 2015 by

When summer rolls around, if an air conditioner isn’t a practical or affordable option, a fan is often the next best choice. Sometimes a refreshing breeze is just what you need to stay comfortable during the year’s hotter seasons. So what should you keep an eye out for when it comes to choosing a fan? Let’s take a look: Size It’s always important to pick an appliance that’s the ... Read more

What the heck is a Sound Plate?

October 13th, 2015 by

When it comes to giving your home theatre’s sound quality a bit of extra kick, a sound bar is the first port of call for many households. It makes sense – these low-profile speakers are made to sit neatly in front of the TV, pumping out high quality sound that makes your entertainment even more spectacular But a sound bar isn’t always a viable option for every ... Read more

In defence of the top loader

September 30th, 2015 by

The debate over the best appliances to use in the laundry tend to end up favouring front-loading washing machines, due to their energy and water efficiency, gentle washing action, and better use of often limited laundry space. Haier HWMP55-918 5.5kg Top Load Washing Machine So are there any reasons to still opt for a top-loader?  Or have front-loaders entirely overtaken them? Here are a few areas where top-loaders excel, ... Read more

Netflix vs Stan vs Presto vs Quickflix vs Foxtel Play

September 17th, 2015 by

Ever since Netflix arrived in Australia, and with the continued growth of Internet-connected TVs (aka Smart TVs) more and more people are signing up to a wide range of movie and TV streaming services. Samsung UA50JU6400 50" 127cm 4K Ultra HD Smart LED LCD TV You may have already heard of the most popular services; Netflix, Stan, Presto, Foxtel Play and Quickflix. Now that we have a wide ... Read more

BBQ buying guide

September 16th, 2015 by

Spring is back, and summer is just a few months away. Barbeque season is upon us once again! Beefeater BBQ 30060 Before you buy a new barbeque to take advantage of the sunny weather, take a look through our BBQ buying guide and get the lowdown on what to look for: Where do you plan to do your barbequing? In the backyard Pretty much any barbeque should be just fine, provided ... Read more

Looking for the right fridge? Our videos answer your questions

August 11th, 2015 by

Choosing the right fridge or freezer can be a challenge. You could replace your old one with an identical model, or you could upgrade to a design that suits your household's needs a little bit better. Make the right choice when picking out your new fridge, with the help of our handy videos, starting with our buying guide:   What type of fridge is right for my kitchen?   What ... Read more