Archive for the ‘Microwaves’ Category

Microwave Madness!! | Appliances Online

March 29th, 2016 by

From cooking mug cakes to disinfecting chopping boards, and everything in between, you may not know it but the trusty microwave can actually do more than just reheat last night’s leftover lasagne. Appliances Online's Jo Devery says: “The trusty microwave has become a staple of the kitchen, which we have come to rely upon for those lazy leftover meals and late night popcorn cravings, however it can ... Read more

The best appliances for small households

October 9th, 2015 by

Studio apartments, small one-bedroom homes and lofts... most of these places have one thing in common; they have little to no space! This is where 2-in-1 appliances work best, as they allow one appliance to work in versatile ways. So if you follow the list below, you should find your small apartment starting to feel bigger, without having to knock down any walls. Convection Microwave Ovens  With convection microwaves, you ... 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

Make the most of your microwave – Three micro meals in micro time

June 14th, 2015 by

Are you a full-time student? Or perhaps, a busy working mum? If so, allow us to explain how your microwave is actually your best friend. The microwave is often labelled as simply a source for reheating leftovers. However, it can also be used to create quick, delicious dishes from scratch - for any time of the day. If hunger is hammering on your stomach after a long day at ... Read more

What? My microwave can do more than just reheat leftovers?! – Five cool ways to use your microwave

April 30th, 2015 by

The majority of households around Australia have them, yet they are often only utilised when last night's leftovers are calling. Well, here are five cool ways you get more from your microwave, and some might just surprise you... 1. Disinfecting and deodorizing sponges How many times have you thrown out a perfectly good kitchen sponge because someone has wiped up stinky salmon juice or cleaned the bench after cutting raw chicken? ... Read more

Why your microwave beeps, and how to shut it up

March 26th, 2015 by

Once upon a time, a mate of mine wanted to sneakily warm up a midnight snack, but didn’t want to wake his sleeping girlfriend. He tiptoed out to the kitchen, carefully and quietly prepared his food, and popped it into the microwave. He went to set the timer, and… *BEEP* Crap. Every push of a button on the microwave’s control panel would make a beep. Fortunately, it only took one ... Read more

Cooking in the microwave – 7 meal ideas to try

June 18th, 2014 by

If you only use your microwave for defrosting and reheating, you may be surprised by just how well it can cook when you give it try. Here’s a short list of some of our favourite microwave meal ideas, complete with tips and tricks! Microwave baking Oven on the fritz?  In the mood for a sweet treat but not quite ready to eat an entire cake by yourself? Sticky Date Pudding ... Read more

New Breville microwave makes it impossible to ruin food

August 19th, 2013 by

Breville has been doing a lot of 'food thinking' in recent times – coming up with ingenious solutions to common cooking problems. Now the boffins at Breville have turned their attention to the humble microwave. 'How can we make it not crap?' they asked, fondling their beards. We can't imagine it was easy, but somehow, they've done it. Introducing: The Quick Touch™ More than a mere microwave, the Breville Quick ... Read more

Appliances Online joins the Click Frenzy once again!

June 24th, 2013 by

It’s Click Frenzy time again – and Appliances Online is again climbing aboard this online sales juggernaut.     The crucial dates are this Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th June – put them in the diary, tattoo them on your face, etch ‘em on an 18th-century French chaise lounge using a rusty compass  … whatever it takes. 'Cos Appliances Online is offering some smoking hot deals. • Washing Machines: up ... Read more

Breakfast of champions

August 2nd, 2012 by

Whether you're preparing to set a personal best like your favourite athletes or simply enjoy being a couch potato in front of the TV, breakfast forms an essential part of anyone's day. And while some dedicated Australians refuse to stray from their cereal of choice, there are plenty of options available for anyone after a little change to their morning routine. Something quick There are days when we can ... 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

Sanyo uses social media to alert people to dangerous microwave

April 11th, 2012 by

Sanyo has created a Facebook page to publicise the recall of a microwave that may cause 'severe electric shocks'. The page was created in March and it announces that Sanyo is now undertaking a full product recall of the EMC8787B convection grill microwave ovens. A recall notice was first issued in January, and the continued alerts may indicate that there are still enough faulty microwaves at large in ... Read more

How does a microwave work?

March 9th, 2012 by

There's no doubt that microwaves have revolutionised the kitchen. From re-heating leftovers ("zap it in the microwave") to meals in a minute, the ease and efficiency of microwaves has seen them become an ubiquitous kitchen appliance. But how does a microwave work? How does it heat and cook ten times faster than an oven or a cooktop? The oven's namesake, microwaves, are a type of radio wave that ... Read more

Sanyo’s “shocking” microwaves recalled

January 27th, 2012 by

Users of Sanyo's Convection Grill Microwave Oven may receive "a severe electric shock", according to a recall notice issued by Sanyo Oceania. The convection microwave is black in colour; it's model number, EM-C8787B, is located on the back of the cabinet. Sanyo has urged consumers to stop using the microwave immediately, unplug it and contact the customer centre. Sanyo has commenced the withdrawal of all the EM-C8787B from the ... Read more