Archive for the ‘Laundry’ Category

Hacks to keep you well-organised in the laundry

September 3rd, 2015 by

Last week we brought you Hacks that’ll make your life easier in the kitchen, and because it did so well, we thought we would bring you hacks for your laundry! Again, I set forth with my pen and paper and made my way around the office to see if I could find any great tips and hacks from my colleagues. I also did a bit of research ... Read more

Meet the Drumi – the washing machine that uses NO electricity

July 30th, 2015 by

Appliances Online is all about embracing change, and we keep an eye on all the latest and greatest innovations in the world of appliance design. One great place to find bold new appliances is the James Dyson Award, an international design competition that "celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers." To win the award, budding designers from the 20 participating countries need to follow the ... Read more

What the heck is a Twin Tub Washing Machine?

July 28th, 2015 by

If you’re in the market for a new washer in your laundry, you may be tempted by a Twin Tub washing machine. After all, they usually have decent wash capacities, and they’re often much more affordable than some of the top loaders and front loaders on the market. But there are a few quirks to the Twin Tub washing machine design that makes them uniquely suited to certain ... 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

Quick fixes for cold snaps

July 13th, 2015 by

We Australians love to poke a bit of fun at our friends in the northern hemisphere for being unable to handle hot weather (“Temperatures may reach 30 degrees C in Britain? The poor dears…”*). That said, we ‘strayans can also be massive sooks when things get a bit chilly (“Snow? What is this I can’t even.”). source: Fir0002 on Wikimedia Commons While prevention is always the best cure (possibly ... Read more

How to wash anything – handling tricky laundry

July 8th, 2015 by

Do you own a few special items of clothing that you can’t just toss in with the rest of your laundry load? These are usually those really nice things too, the ones that are the most expensive and the most difficult to replace. So what if they get dirty?  What then? Fear not, loyal reader.  Though the night be dark, Appliances Online be delving into the darkest depths ... Read more

How to choose kid-friendly home appliances

June 30th, 2015 by

Having kids around can be a major factor in planning and choosing everyday home appliances, so next time you’re in the market for something from Appliances Online, take into account these quick tips to make sure your purchase is as child-friendly as possible: Induction Cooktops Induction cooktops are the best way to avoid burnt fingers, especially sneaky little ones. Because induction cooktops work by transferring heat to magnetic ... Read more

Who invented the washing machine? A brief history of laundry technology

June 5th, 2015 by

On the way to work the Appliances Online head office this morning, a member of our legendary team grabbed this screenshot from his phone from the time capsule app, Timehop: That’s adorable! But is it accurate? Let's find out... The Mighty Thor No, it's not Chris Hemsworth - it's an antique washing machine. A quick bit of research on the interwebs told us that the 1907 date provide by Timehop ... Read more

Appliance warnings: Samsung, Miele, Insinkerator issue product recalls

June 4th, 2015 by

A government regulator has published three warnings relating to a series of potentially dangerous appliances in the past two weeks. Samsung, Miele and Insinkerator have all issued recalls through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. The latest concerns relate to a potential fire hazard in some Samsung top loader washing machines. The models affected were manufactured between 2010 and 2013. A statement on the government website said: "In some circumstances, ... 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

How to stay germ-free at home

June 2nd, 2015 by

Something’s in the air. Not love, but something just as catchy. GERMS. Yes, with winter having rolled around again, Australian workplaces are being inundated with the sounds of discreet sniffles, honking nose-blowing, stifled coughs and incredulous cries of “what are you doing at work? Go home before you infect us all!” But we’re not even safe, in our own homes. Whether you share your home with family or flatmates, ... Read more

The Ultimate Laundry Buying Guide from Appliances Online

June 1st, 2015 by

Planning to replace your washer or dryer? Want to upgrade to a larger model, or a design that better suits your needs? source: wikipedia Make sure you choose the right appliance by following the advice, hints and tips found in this handy-dandy laundry buying guide: Contents Choosing a washing machine – front loader vs top loader Choosing a dryer – vented vs condenser Size and capacity Stacking your washer and dryer Laundry appliance features ... Read more

Appliance customers more clued up thanks to market research

May 8th, 2015 by

Independent research into the appliance market helps customers make more informed decisions, according to a web specialist. Reviews by companies such as Canstar Blue rank products based on customer satisfaction levels, and display star ratings for attributes such as value for money, design and warranty. [caption id="attachment_31995" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image courtesy of basketman at[/caption] And Patrick Fitzgerald, search and display specialist at Appliances Online, said the analysis provides ... Read more

Wet weather leads to a surge in demand for dryers

May 4th, 2015 by

Experts are predicting a further surge in dryer sales after the recent spell of wet weather. Appliances Online has already seen a 16% increase in the number of dryers bought compared to the previous week. Sales consultant Colin Jones said the exceptional conditions, coupled with the improved technology of dryers, makes them a much more appealing option for customers. "People always have to do their laundry, whatever the weather, ... Read more

Life Hacks: How To Keep Your Appliances Clean

April 29th, 2015 by

Has grease and grime taken a grip of your kitchen? Here are our Top Tips for freshening up some of your most used home appliances. Fridges: One of the most frustrating products to clean in the kitchen is the family fridge. You have to slide out the shelves, dig into the many crevices and corners, and empty the compartments of food you forgot you had. So to cut the ... Read more