Archive for the ‘Sinks’ Category

How to choose a kitchen sink and tap, and how to keep them both clean

February 19th, 2016 by

When renovating your kitchen, have you thought of everything but the kitchen sink? It’s one of the three most-used sections of most kitchens, along with the fridge and the oven/stove. You’ll want to make sure that you choose the best sink to suit your home’s needs. But a fine sink is nothing unless it’s paired with an equally fine tap. And you will also need to take good ... 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 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

Three quick tips for renovating on a budget

February 12th, 2015 by

A kitchen renovation can be a bit like a piece of string – lengthy, complex, and full of complications, or straight, taut and streamlined. If you’ve set yourself a budget for your kitchen renovation and plan to actually stick to it (unlike the contestants of all too many renovation-based reality TV shows), then here are a few simple tips for making your kitchen look its best without ... Read more

Smarter ways to do the dishes

August 15th, 2014 by

As the old saying goes, “work smarter, not harder”.  While there is a certain nobility in hard work and labour, there’s also usually a better way to get any job done. Source: Wikipedia Here are a few simple tips for saving time and effort when it comes to washing up the dishes after a good meal: Clean up as you cook Everyone has a different cooking style, but it's not ... Read more

How to make yourself do the dishes

February 22nd, 2013 by

It happens to the best of us.  There you are, having worked hard to cook up an amazing meal, and just when you're sitting back and feeling really good about having eaten said meal… …you notice the dirty dishes, piled up next to the sink like the Leaning Tower of Pisa (or possibly Mount Vesuvius). When faced with a terror like this, it’s all too easy to panic, ... Read more

Fizzy fresh: new taps can deliver instant sparkling water!

October 24th, 2012 by

A new tap is now able to dispense sparkling chilled filtered water at the touch of a button. That's right: Cool. Delicious. Fizzy stuff. Pioneered by the gurus at Zip, this product is able to dish out boiling and chilled filtered water as well – and all in an instant. Fizzy freshness Appliances Online got the chance to see – and taste - the product in person at The ... Read more

A short guide to defrosting meat

May 30th, 2012 by

Transforming frozen meat into a delicious meal is a multi-part process.  Just as a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, cooking meat begins the defrosting process, which can be far trickier than you’d expect to get just right. We've previously looked at the best ways to store your meat.  Now, here are a few tips on the best ways to defrost your meat ... 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