Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

World’s biggest TV is bigger than a soccer goal

June 11th, 2014 by

When it comes to TVs and home theatre systems, conventional wisdom is that “bigger is better”. But is it possible for a TV to be “too big”? If there is such a thing, British TV manufacturer Titan Technology has likely found it with its new “Zeus” model TV, which it’s claiming to be the biggest TV in the world. image source: Titan Reportedly measuring 8 metres wide and 5 ... Read more

10 signs that it’s time to replace your fridge

January 28th, 2014 by

There comes a time in the life of every kitchen when that fridge has just got to go. Maybe it needs replacing.  Maybe you want an upgrade.  Either way, the fridge you've got just isn't cutting the mustard... or cooling it properly, for that matter. Here are some of the warning signs to look out for: It’s really old If your fridge remembers the 80s (or earlier), then its definitely ... Read more

Glorious golden gadgets for your home

August 23rd, 2013 by

The rumour mill is grinding away that international fruit business and occasional electronics manufacturer, Apple, may be planning to release a new iPhone with a spectacular golden finish. TING LENS FLARE It makes sense, in a way – phones are personal status symbols, and the more blingin’ yours looks, the more your value goes up in the eyes of certain people. So why not take this particular train of ... 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

Old beer fridge knocks out neighbourhood wireless network – will yours?

June 7th, 2013 by

Many Australians have a special place in their heart for the backyard beer fridge, so when one of these hardworking appliances goes wrong, it’s SERIOUS BUSINESS. That said, generally when our bar fridge blows out, the worst problems we have to deal with are drinking warm beer and ordering a replacement from Appliances Online, neither of which is especially challenging. So spare a thought for Craig Reynolds of ... Read more

Glass sided toaster is sad

April 22nd, 2013 by

In breaking news, Appliances Online has received reports of a glass toaster, who is sad. The black sheep of the sentient toaster family (he's nothing like his cousin Talkie Toaster), Sad Glass Toaster struggles with his identity on a daily basis. It would seem that he is unhappy with his lot in life, which is to toast bread. Watch the exclusive, song-based interview for more details about Glass ... Read more

Domestic ink – more appliance tattoos

April 19th, 2013 by

It's been a while since our last look through the Internet's near-bottomless collection of appliance tattoos.  With household appliances playing such an important role in our everyday lives, it's not really surprising that so many people immortalise them, and their by-products, in the form of body art. Here's our second collection of tattoos depicting appliances and products of an appliance-influenced lifestyle, from across the web: Laundry Tattoos While I'm ... Read more

Top 10 Most HATED Appliances: leaf blowers, poker machines and more!

April 11th, 2013 by

Don't get us wrong. The vast majority of appliances are awesome. Appliances Online only sells awesome appliances. But some out there are really annoying or otherwise completely EVIL. And yet they still exist, frequently in vast numbers. Here's our list of the most awful appliances, starting with the most heinous of 'em all: 1. Leaf Blowers Patented by Beelzebub, these are offensive, useless and (somehow) endemic. Beloved ... Read more

Hurra Torpedo – rocking out with whitegoods

March 22nd, 2013 by

Last week, we blogged about a washing machine being destroyed to the music of Autechre.  And as promised at the end of that blog, this week we're continuing our exploration of the world of appliance-based music with a look at Norwegian band, Hurra Torpedo. Left to right - Aslag Guttormsgaard, Kristopher Schau, and Egil Hegerberg According to their site at label Duplex Records (Google-translated from Norwegian – native ... Read more

Washing machine removes stains from brain

February 22nd, 2013 by

Got grass stains on your brain? Mud on your mind? Filth on your frontal lobe? Thanks to Austrian artist Michael Hacker, you can now get your brain squeaky clean and daisy fresh! Designed as an installation/self portrait for the Die letzte Weltausstellung/Arche 2012 exhibition, 'Brainwashing Machine' features a front-loading washing machine from which brain-coloured undergarments can be seen emerging – good as new! Just when you think you've ... Read more

The 12 Days of (Appliance) Christmas

December 13th, 2012 by

It's getting to about that time of year when you can expect to hear a Christmas song about every seven minutes or so. Maybe you'll hear them on the radio, or over the supermarket PA, or being sung in the street by teams of disarmingly cheerful carolers. Falalalala. So in the spirit of the season, it's time for... The Twelve Days of Christmas, Appliance Edition (singing) "On the twelfth day of Christmas, ... Read more

BIRTHDAY SALE: Birthday traditions around the world

November 12th, 2012 by

Its Appliances Online's birthday, and we're taking the opportunity to look at how this annual celebration is recognised around the world. From the type of food eaten to the presents given, not everyone celebrates birthdays in the same way. Candles While most of us dread the thought of more and more candles appearing on our birthday cakes annually, have you ever stopped to think about why we use them ... Read more