Archive for the ‘Fridges & Freezers’ Category

Freezing Fun – creative ways to use your ice cube tray

August 3rd, 2015 by

Do your household’s ice cube trays end up going unused for the half of the year when it’s too cold for icy drinks? During these winter months, it’s all too common for ice cube trays to be relegated to the back of the cupboard to gather dust, and the twist ice makers built into many freezers become wastes of space. The twist ice maker of a Haier HRF224FW ... Read more

The Appliances Online Ultimate Fridge Buying Guide

July 29th, 2015 by

Buying a fridge but not sure where to start? Our buying guide is here to help you make an informed decision, whether you're after a fridge to feed your family, or somewhere you can store your food and drink for parties. Contents What size fridge do you need? Will it fit? Energy Efficiency How to choose an energy efficient fridge What is the most energy-efficient fridge design? Our favourite features of energy-efficient fridges Running your ... Read more

End of Westinghouse top mount fridge production at Orange factory

July 24th, 2015 by

Yesterday, more than 700 refrigerators rolled off the assembly line at the Electrolux Home Products Refrigeration Plant in Orange, New South Wales, which is due to shut down in 2016. Amongst these fridges were the last Australian-made Westinghouse 420L top-mounts, marking the end of production run that has lasted for more than 30 years. 420L Westinghouse Fridge WTM4200WBRH According to the ABC, these Australian-made fridges have been in production ... Read more

Our top 5 kitchen appliance picks that every student who has moved out of home needs

July 16th, 2015 by

When we’re in our late teens or early twenties, the tough years of university are upon us, and it’s time to move out of the nest. The last thing on our mind is stocking up on the right kitchen appliances, because as we all know, these are normally the years of 2-minute noodles and loaves of bread. [caption id="attachment_32877" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Image courtesy of hyena reality at[/caption] BUT ... Read more

Another appliance FAQ

July 15th, 2015 by

Do you have appliance questions?  We have appliance answers! Sit back as Appliances Online tackles a few of the curlier appliance questions: Is fabric softener bad for your washing machine? Not always, but it can be. source: Mike Mozart on Flickr While fabric softener is great for reducing fabric stiffness, frequent use can lead to its chemicals building up in the workings of your washing machine, or even wrecking the rubber ... Read more

Replacing your fridge – a quick checklist

June 24th, 2015 by

Has your fridge just died? Need a new one straight away, before your ice melts and your veggies go off?  Not enough time to shop around in-store for the perfect replacement? Here’s a quick guide to how to take control of your situation and get your fridge problem solved! Don’t Panic You’ll probably be feeling a few different emotions just now. Likely a fair bit of frustration, a sprinkle ... Read more

Appliance Questions: Top mount or bottom mount fridge?

June 15th, 2015 by

A fridge is a long-term investment, so you’ll want to make sure you choose the best model to suit your kitchen, your home, and your family's needs. The two most popular fridge designs are the top mount fridge (with the freezer on top of the fridge) and the bottom mount fridge (with the fridge on top of the freezer). While these two fridge designs are fairly similar in ... Read more

Haier’s R2-D2 fridge is the droid we’re looking for…

June 9th, 2015 by

Over the weekend, the Appliances Online team learned of something pretty amazing that recently arrived at a technology show in Japan. Appliance manufacturer Haier, known in Australia for their simple and affordable fridges, freezers, washers and dryers, revealed something a bit out of the ordinary on 2 June – a life-sized remote-controlled replica of R2-D2™, the legendary (if largely unintelligible) Star Wars™ character, complete with movable head, ... Read more

Appliances Hacks – Tips on how to use your most common appliances, most efficiently

June 3rd, 2015 by

At Appliances Online we not only keep our eyes out for the latest technologies and products, we also love looking for ways to use existing ones to their fullest potential. Efficiency is at the heart of this, and these are just a few simple tips to keep some of your most used appliances running their best. Fridge/Freezer Your fridge is likely the most used appliances in your kitchen, and ... Read more

Top 6 Kitchen Appliance hacks we found floating around on the Internet

May 29th, 2015 by

These six kitchen appliance hacks are simple, yet extremely effective, and will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Freshen up your kitchen with the warm scent of vanilla After you have cleaned your oven, rub down the interior walls and racks with a natural homemade deodorizer. Add a few drops of vanilla extract to a damp cloth, and then use it to wipe down the ... Read more

Seven favourite fridge features

October 21st, 2014 by

Fridges are among our favourite appliances here at Appliances Online. After all, they keep our food fresh and our drinks cold! We love fridges almost as much as Tom Cruise does... Here's a selection of our favourite special features to look for when choosing a new fridge - they can prove quite handy! Door in door storage When is a door not a door? When it’s ajar! *guffaws heartily* When it ... Read more

Samsung’s Fresh Solutions for the Kitchen and the Laundry

September 5th, 2014 by

It’s always important to keep your home fresh, from the food that you eat to the clothes that you wear. Samsung’s advanced appliances include a whole range of special features designed to enhance and maintain the freshness of your home’s kitchen and laundry. Here are just a few of our favourites: Fresh food with a Samsung Fridge Samsung’s fridges are always popular with our customers, and it’s not hard to ... Read more

Does bread belong in the fridge?

July 22nd, 2014 by

Debates over the “right” way to use the refrigerator have raged for generations, across kitchens, dinner party tables, backyard barbies and in recent years, the internet. We’ve debated whether or not chocolate, eggs, bananas and tomato sauce belong in the fridge… and today we’ll do it again. Should you store bread in the fridge? Whether it's the store-bought, mass-produced loaves from the supermarket, artisanal loaves from your local bakery, ... Read more

Guide to fridge sizes

June 23rd, 2014 by

Need a new fridge?  Want a hand choosing the right size fridge to suit your family? Here’s our guide to fridge measurements, as well as choosing the right fridge sizes to best suit different households: Why should I worry about fridge size? Because if you don’t get it right, it’ll cost you money, one way or another. A fridge that's too small for your needs can be a real hassle ... Read more

A short guide to fridge styles

June 10th, 2014 by

Can’t figure out what kind of fridge will be best for your kitchen? Here’s a quick summary of the different fridge styles available and what kind of homes will likely suit them best: Top Mount Fridges Simple, classic, and energy efficient, a top mount fridge truly is A Fridge For All Seasons. As one of the most versatile fridge designs, you should be able to find a top mount fridge ... Read more