Archive for the ‘Sinks, Taps & Water’ Category

5 Essential Appliances You Need To Cure A Hangover

May 17th, 2012 by

So you had a quite a lot to drink with your mates last night. You were feeling pretty peachey at the time. It was the advent of a new era of peace, love and understanding. You may or may not have spent at least an hour talking to a tree. And it was only decent and right to have those tequila shots. Hell, if you had refused, ... Read more

Sustainable, remote controlled Billi taps on show at Brisbane Build & Design Expo

May 14th, 2012 by

At the Brisbane Design & Build show on Friday, Billi made sure that anyone who visited its stand left wondering how an ordinary old faucet could be so inspiring. SustainaBillity is a catchphrase Billi has put out there to make the market aware that energy savings extend to the kitchen sink. Sally Darling, an environmental sustainability consultant hired by Billi explains why and how their taps are Australia's ... Read more

Beautiful and practical kitchen sinks, stainless steel and ceramic

May 8th, 2012 by

A recent study has found that stainless steel sinks trump ceramic sinks for their durability and modern look. Kitchen sinks are the most hardworking and often underrated element in a kitchen. Sometimes they're piled sky high with dirty dishes, or they're used to wash and peel the spuds, scrub grubby hands... And it's true that stainless steel is a virtually indestructible surface, unlikely to stain or scratch badly, which is what ... Read more

Top 10 great movies starring appliances in pivotal roles!

February 28th, 2012 by

We here at Appliances Online respect the Academy's right to award their Oscars to predominantly human actors, but we would like everyone to pause for a moment to consider the role that appliances have made in elevating the art of film-making to new heights. Presenting, for your enjoyment, some of the defining movie roles performed by bits of plastic, aluminium and metal (not including the cast of ... Read more

Simply, design something that solves a problem: James Dyson Awards open

February 7th, 2012 by

Albert Einstein once said: “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” Obviously, the genius German physicist wasn't trying to farm in the Australian outback (he was wise enough not to try), where devastating droughts inspired one Aussie to invent an irrigation device that takes water from air and channels it back to plants. The Airdrop system by Edward Linacre was last year's Dyson Design Award winner. “Winning the James Dyson Award ... Read more

The ultimate turn-on: Billi taps

February 1st, 2012 by

Okay, let’s talk about taps. Not the most inspiring subject, you may say. Terrific source of H2O of course, but not exactly something to gush over.   Well, that’s where we want to turn you on to Billi – and their instant filtered water taps. Industry-leaders for over 20 years, they bring new standards of style, convenience and safety to this essential kitchen appliance. Who - or what ... Read more

Why wait for water?

December 20th, 2011 by

Patience may be a virtue, but not everyone can be virtuous all the time.  We still get irritated when refilling the kettle or filtered water jug after some inconsiderate person leaves them empty.  Waiting for your filtered water to chill in the fridge to the best temperature is frustrating.  And all caffeine addicts will understand the pain of waiting for the kettle to boil for that ... Read more

Is filtered water better for you?

December 7th, 2011 by

Did you know that in medieval times people drank ale, mead, or cider instead of water because the water supply was usually dirty? It almost makes being a medieval peasant sound like a sweet deal, until you consider the fact that the life expectancy was around 35 years. Which kind of puts a sobering spin on things. These days, we're well aware of how important it is ... Read more

Billi Instant Filtered Water

November 21st, 2011 by

Last week Campbell from Billi came in to talk to us about their range of instant filtered water systems. Billi filtered water taps can be installed in your kitchen to provide a constant supply of filtered chilled or boiling water whenever you need it. The compact filtering system is designed to sit beneath the kitchen benchtop (in the cupboard under the sink) with the tap positioned above the ... Read more

Are Food Waste Disposers Bad For the Environment?

October 25th, 2007 by

The environmental and lifestyle benefits of putting it down the sink. Unlike popular belief, food waste disposers are an efficient, economical, environmentally friendly and hygienic way to dispose of foodwaste. The following points illustrate our point: Water Usage Food waste disposal units are NOT water guzzlers. Unlike other household appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines, food waste disposal units use very little water. An independent study ... Read more

Food Waste Disposers – What Are The Environmental Benefits?

March 22nd, 2007 by

Many people are of the belief that food waste disposers are bad for the environment; when in fact this could not be further from the truth. They are great for the environment, and are a great way to start a compost pile for people who otherwise wouldn't have the time or space to do so. This article aims to provide you with up to date information ... Read more