Archive for the ‘Cooktops’ Category

How to make your house smell amazing

October 14th, 2015 by

If you are having guests over for a barbeque, thinking of selling your house, or just want that dog stink to disappear, don’t use chemical sprays or deodorisers! Instead, opt for natural remedies to make your house smell good this spring: 1.    Make a stove simmer source: Scott Veg on Flickr Place water, cinnamon sticks, cloves, fresh bay leaves or pine needles, lemon and orange in a small pot on ... Read more

The Egg Un-Boiler – the next must-have kitchen appliance?

September 22nd, 2015 by

All too many of us have a small collection of single-use small appliances cluttering up our kitchen cupboard - everything from ice cream makers to bread makers, rice cookers and juicers. These appliances tend to be very useful for just a few very specific household tasks, but unless they're being used every day, it's all too easy to let them slide into disuse. One new appliance that ... Read more

How to find the best rangehood to suit your induction cooktop

September 21st, 2015 by

Induction cooktops provide an energy-saving cooking method. An induction cooktop uses a magnetic field to create an electric current that generates heat solely in the base of the pan and not on the surface of the cooktop. “Compared with gas and traditional electric cooktops, they are the fastest to get a pot of water to the boil.” - Appliances Online Buying Guide But when cooking with an induction ... Read more

How to Slow Cook in the Oven – Ossobuco alla Milanese

September 2nd, 2015 by

Do you have an oven? Do you want to cook something yummy and not have to worry about it too much? Why not slow cook in the oven! According to my Nonna, the traditional Italian way of slow cooking is in the oven. She has never owned a slow-cooker and probably never will. She says that her Ossobuco recipe (below) is proof that an oven can do ... Read more

Choose the right cooking appliances with the help of our videos

August 6th, 2015 by

Whether you’re looking at new ovens, cooktops, or barbeques, you don’t want to make mistakes when it comes to buying cooking appliances – replacing them can be time-consuming and costly! Luckily, Appliances Online is here to help. Check out our collection of videos answering some of our most frequently asked cooking appliance questions: What are all the different types of ovens and which one is right for me?   ... 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

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

Everything Eggs – nature’s most versatile ingredient?

June 19th, 2015 by

Whether served as a meal on their own, or used as a key ingredient in a recipe, eggs are a staple of both professional and home kitchens. It’s often worthwhile to keep a few of these nutrient-filled packages handy in your fridge due to their amazing versatility. Here are our quick tips for some of the best ways to prepare and serve eggs, whether you’re feeding yourself or ... Read more

Baking on the cooktop – no oven needed?

June 11th, 2015 by

Over the years we've learned of a staggering array of strange and unusual cooking techniques, ranging from sausages in the kettle to fish in the dishwasher. Some of these techniques are born out of necessity, while others are the result of experimentation worthy of a mad scientist. Today's we're looking at another unusual cooking method - can you use your cooktop for baking? Why not just use the oven? Many ... Read more

Rob’s ricotta and mushroom omelette – a family favourite

May 31st, 2015 by

[caption id="attachment_32303" align="alignright" width="300"] Rob's ricotta and mushroom omelette - a family favourite[/caption] I've no idea where I got this recipe so I'm going to claim I created it. This has been a family favourite for years, but it was particularly triumphant when I travelled to England to meet some long lost cousins for a holiday in Cornwall. They thought I was a genius as I presented them with ... Read more

Rob’s particularly fine tuna, garlic and parsley pasta recipe

May 10th, 2015 by

I graduated from the Basic Cooking School some time ago, and my first triumph was being able to cook spaghetti and meat balls...well, when I say 'cook', I mean I managed to open a can and not to burn the contents on the stove. Now, many years later, I can create masterpieces like this simple Italian style, very tasty, Tuscan-variation pasta dish, and can do it without ... Read more

Our five favourite features of Beko’s smart appliances from IFA

September 11th, 2013 by

At Berlin's IFA Expo, top home appliance brands have been introducing a wide variety of new products, designed with innovative new features that offer solutions to household problems that we may never have known we had. Beko is one such brand - following the motto “Smart Solutions for a Smart Generation”, several of their new designs are chock-full of exciting gadgetry that could make your life at ... Read more

A beginner’s guide to induction cooking

July 19th, 2013 by

We've been singing the praises of induction cooktops for a while now.  We've told you all about how they look great, they cook efficiently and are easy to clean. But how about actually USING the things? After all, many appliances have something of a learning curve, especially when they use technology we haven't grown up with.  Remember the story of the mum trying to 'bake' a chicken in ... Read more

Westinghouse launches new 90cm freestanding oven

November 20th, 2012 by

Nothing says the silly season like cooking up a feast at home. But with all of the juggling of wire racks and shuffling around of dishes in the oven, it can be hard to get everything cooked correctly and on time. Westinghouse has launched a new 90cm Freestanding Cooker just in time for Christmas, and it's guaranteed to help households with all of their entertaining plans. With a ... Read more

Awesomely TERRIBLE appliance-related stock photos!

November 9th, 2012 by

Blogging for Appliances Online, you’ll inevitably find yourself having to trace the odd stock photo. Some, you know, generic image when you haven’t personally had the time to take a picture of a pregnant woman drinking scotch while she loads a dishwasher (for that article about some safety feature or other). We’re amazed - read delighted - at the amount of ridiculous awful or just plain weird ... Read more