Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

How to fall in love with your fridge, again | Organisational tips for a cleaner refrigerator

February 18th, 2016 by

Do you remember the excitement of seeing your newly-bought fridge  being pushed on a trolley down your hallway, on its way to your kitchen by the delivery team? Or the excitement you had when you finally got to place all your food and drinks into the shiny, clean cavity? [caption id="attachment_34726" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Image courtesy of sritangphoto at[/caption] Or what about the joy you had of sticking ... Read more

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

The Appliance Delivery Before Christmas – An Appliances Online Poem

December 22nd, 2015 by

The Night Appliance Delivery Before Christmas (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston) (source: Kevin Kahle on Wikipedia) 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. My rugged old fridge was filled up with care, So tomorrow our guests would eat the food there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of iPad apps danced in their ... Read more

Food Fight – are pavlovas, lamingtons and flat whites Aussie or Kiwi?

October 28th, 2015 by

With Australia and New Zealand set to face off with one another in the 2015 Rugby World Cup Final, the old rivalries between our two nations have flared up once again. But nothing inspires more trans-Tasman rivalry than arguing over which nation is responsible for creating some of the iconic recipes that are unique to this part of the world. To be fair, Australia does have a long ... Read more

Potato recipe ideas for after you see The Martian

October 7th, 2015 by

Have you seen The Martian yet? I haven’t, but by all accounts, the new movie directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, and based on a novel by Andy Weir, is pretty good. If you haven’t been following the buzz, the basic premise is simple – Matt Damon plays an astronaut who is accidentally left behind on Mars and needs to cobble together the necessities to survive ... 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

I can see clearly now – transparent home appliances

September 7th, 2015 by

Recent news out of IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin - Europe’s premier consumer electronics and home appliances trade show) tells us that an interesting new prototype refrigerator being shown off to the world. One that does something so simple, that the fact it hasn’t been done before actually makes it rather innovative: The clear refrigerator Brought to us from Haier, the Smart Window Refrigerator includes a window built into ... Read more

Recipe ideas with (almost) no washing up

July 22nd, 2015 by

Washing up isn’t fun to do.  This is a fact.  Regardless of whether you find it easier to wash up by hand in the kitchen sink, or load up a dishwasher to do the work for you, it’s not the part of the day that many people look forward to. Here are a few ideas for recipes that let you get out of doing the washing up* ... Read more

Think beyond whitegoods – fill your home with colour!

July 2nd, 2015 by

Appliances looking a bit on the dull side? Whitegoods all too white? Whether designing your new kitchen, or spicing up your existing home, it can pay to look beyond the standard range of appliance products. Consider adding some colour to your daily household tools. Despite what you may think about appliances and whitegoods, they do in fact come in more than just stainless steel and white; they actually ... Read more

How to find a lost remote control

June 17th, 2015 by

Picture this: You’re settling in for a lazy evening at home. You’ve ordered some takeaway, got a few relaxing drinks standing by, and tossed some extra-comfortable cushions onto your couch in preparation for a prolonged sitting session.  Only one thing is missing… Where’s the TV remote? You swear you had it just a second ago. The TV is on, its volume still turned obnoxiously loud from the other ... Read more

What? My microwave can do more than just reheat leftovers?! – Five cool ways to use your microwave

April 30th, 2015 by

The majority of households around Australia have them, yet they are often only utilised when last night's leftovers are calling. Well, here are five cool ways you get more from your microwave, and some might just surprise you... 1. Disinfecting and deodorizing sponges How many times have you thrown out a perfectly good kitchen sponge because someone has wiped up stinky salmon juice or cleaned the bench after cutting raw chicken? ... Read more

Even more shades of grey

February 18th, 2015 by

Fifty Shades of Grey has made the leap from page to screen, in all of its controversial glory. Is it cinema's next great modern romance, or the problematic tale of an unhealthy relationship? We’ll let you decide. After all, this isn’t a movie blog.  It is, however, an appliance blog. So if your choice of film has left you wanting more, more, MORE, here are a few more ... Read more

Sensible ways to survive the silly season

December 10th, 2014 by

There are a few possible explanations for why the Christmas/New Year period is known as the silly season. Maybe it's people getting into Holiday Mode and loosening up their once tightly-wound inhibitions. Maybe it's the Aussie summer heat melting away our sanity and driving everyone a little bit nuts. Or maybe maintaining the season's mandatory jollity does a number on our collective stress levels. No... more... good cheer... Here ... Read more

The #legendblimp hits the Sydney skies – share your sightings to win a gift voucher!

December 8th, 2014 by

Look, up in the sky! No, it’s not a bird, a plane, or a copyrighted comic book character – it’s the Appliances Online #legendblimp! Up, up and away! Following its initial inflation and a few flights around Melbourne, the #legendblimp spent two and a half days slowly winging its way to Sydney (FUN FACT: while majestic, blimps are not fast), where John Winning first founded Appliances Online some nine ... Read more

Espresso… in space!

June 19th, 2014 by

There’s a new Italian coffee machine which makes espresso that's literally “out of this world”.  And we’re not kidding – the machine has been developed specifically for the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS)! image source: Huffington Post Commissioned by the Italian Space agency (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), the coffee machine known as the ISSpresso (groan) was designed in a collaboration between the aerospace engineers at Argotec and ... Read more