Archive for the ‘Kitchen’ Category

The science of dishwashers vs handwashing

September 15th, 2015 by

You may have heard it said that washing dishes in a dishwasher is actually more water-efficient than washing by hand. This statement is fairly controversial, as anecdotal evidence tells us that washing by hand puts you in complete control over how much water you use. Plus, a dishwasher’s much bigger than a sink! So let’s look at the science – in this case, a study undertaken by ... 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

Livestreaming your food – appliances with cameras

September 9th, 2015 by

One of the many wonders of living in the information age is the pervasive influence of video on our everyday lives. It’s not too surprising, considering that many of us carry around a device our pocket that can both record and play videos with just a swipe of our thumb. But it’s not just smartphones, computers, and some televisions that have cameras built into them now – ... 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

Will your fridge survive summer?

August 24th, 2015 by

It's not long now until Spring hits us, with Summer just around the corner after that. When the time comes, do you reckon your old fridge will be able to stand the heat? While your fridge may have cruised its way through winter without a care, when the mercury starts to rise, you may want to take another look at your fridge’s temperature settings. Why? Well, when the ... Read more

How having a spare freezer can benefit you and your family

August 14th, 2015 by

Growing up as a child, I remember we were always freezing things in a deepfreeze located in our garage. At the time I didn’t think much of it, but the older I got, the more it made sense.  As grocery prices rose, sales in the supermarket never looked more appealing. But there always seemed to be one recurring problem; the best sale items are always in bulk, ... 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

Mums and Bubs- How the MBR-2107M magic bullet can benefit you and your baby

August 7th, 2015 by

The Story As a parent you definitely want what’s best for your child. We keep them safe, warm, and well fed day in and day out. But when it comes to food and nutrition, do we really know what is in store bought baby food? Recently I baby-sat my 10month old niece (I do not have any kids of my own… yet) and as I was feeding her ... Read more

How to make Cold Brew Coffee

August 4th, 2015 by

Cold brew coffee is one of those things that people like to tell you they knew about before it was cool. Geddit? Cool? Forget it... source: Dennis Tang on Flickr I wasn’t one of those people – when I first heard about cold brew coffee a few months ago, its street cred had already been well-established. Now that cold brew has become available from behind the counters of international ... Read more

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

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

Video answers to your most frequently asked dishwasher questions

July 21st, 2015 by

Do you have questions about dishwashers that could help you choose the right product? We have answers to several of the most popular dishwasher questions! What is an integrated dishwasher, why should I get one and is it the same as an under bench? Is that the same as a built-in?   What does an anti flood device do and should I look out for one?   Can I wash and dry my ... 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

Why doesn’t my dishwasher wash my dishes?

July 3rd, 2015 by

Is there anything more frustrating than an appliance that doesn't do its job properly? "Scrub faster, troops!" (source: Jim Bauer on Flickr) There are a number of possible reasons for your dishwasher to do a shoddy job, and fortunately, there are also a number of solutions to these problems.  And most of these solutions don't require too much time, effort or expense, either... Change your detergent The reason there are ... Read more