Archive for the ‘Small Appliances’ Category

Equipping a vegetarian kitchen

August 10th, 2015 by

Going vegetarian is widely acknowledged to be a Good Thing, both in terms of ethics and health. But going vegetarian isn’t as simple as just giving up meat - it also means getting creative when you're cooking. For example, removing the steak from a meal of steak, chips and salad isn't going to leave you with a satisfying vegetarian meal. source: Siddhantsahni28 on Wikimedia Commons Making healthy and delicious vegetarian ... Read more

Mums and Bubs- How the MBR-2107M magic bullet can benefit you and your baby

August 7th, 2015 by

The Story As a parent you definitely want what’s best for your child. We keep them safe, warm, and well fed day in and day out. But when it comes to food and nutrition, do we really know what is in store bought baby food? Recently I baby-sat my 10month old niece (I do not have any kids of my own… yet) and as I was feeding her ... Read more

How to make Cold Brew Coffee

August 4th, 2015 by

Cold brew coffee is one of those things that people like to tell you they knew about before it was cool. Geddit? Cool? Forget it... source: Dennis Tang on Flickr I wasn’t one of those people – when I first heard about cold brew coffee a few months ago, its street cred had already been well-established. Now that cold brew has become available from behind the counters of international ... Read more

Things you WANT to know about Sunbeam’s GC7850B Sandwich Press & Contact Grill

July 31st, 2015 by

The Product There are tons of different contact grills available on the market at the moment, and we absolutely love it! But to give you the most accurate and honest feedback, I will be focusing on the Sunbeam GC7850B sandwich press & contact grill today, as I personally have one in my kitchen at home, which I use day in and day out. The Hard Facts Let’s have a chat about ... Read more

5 reasons you need a NutriBullet in your life

July 27th, 2015 by

As one of those crazy NutriBullet fans, you could imagine my excitement when I found out we had started selling them here at Appliances Online. I was given one for Christmas last year and have been completely obsessed ever since, so when there was an opportunity to blog about it I put my hand up straight away. So, what is a Nutribullet? In a nutshell, the NutriBullet is like ... 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

Our top 5 kitchen appliance picks that every student who has moved out of home needs

July 16th, 2015 by

When we’re in our late teens or early twenties, the tough years of university are upon us, and it’s time to move out of the nest. The last thing on our mind is stocking up on the right kitchen appliances, because as we all know, these are normally the years of 2-minute noodles and loaves of bread. [caption id="attachment_32877" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Image courtesy of hyena reality at[/caption] BUT ... 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

Christmas in July with a summer twist – vegan ice-cream with Cuisinart

July 7th, 2015 by

In Australia, people host Christmas in July to emulate the traditional European winter Christmas. It’s my family tradition to include a mango treat at Christmas, and this mango ice-cream will be served for dessert at our Christmas in July lunch. Made with coconut milk, this ice-cream recipe (inspired by this one from Cookie+Kate) is great for those who are vegan or have a lactose intolerance. The recipe base ... Read more

Product review of the Sunbeam Slow Cooker HP8555 – A caldron for creative cooking

June 21st, 2015 by

I was slow to come around to the idea of getting a slow cooker. But having recently purchased, and started using, the Sunbeam SecretChef HP8555, I have been quickly converted. My scepticism came from the fact I assumed this type of appliance simply carried out the functions of my oven - and even that it would do laboriously while sat obstructively in my kitchen on my already cluttered ... 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

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

Product review of the Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer BJE410- Easy to use appliance wrapped in a sleek sophisticated design

May 30th, 2015 by

The hard facts about the Breville Juice Fountain Plus Juicer BJE410 Breville understands that drinking packaged juice and juice drinks the supermarket simply doesn’t compare to the experience of freshly made fruit and vegetable juice. So with the Juice Fountain™ Plus they’ve set out to make it easier and more convenient than ever to do it yourself. The newly enhanced chute is extra-large to deal with apples, pears and oranges in seconds. And ... Read more

Top 6 Kitchen Appliance hacks we found floating around on the Internet

May 29th, 2015 by

These six kitchen appliance hacks are simple, yet extremely effective, and will have you saying, “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Freshen up your kitchen with the warm scent of vanilla After you have cleaned your oven, rub down the interior walls and racks with a natural homemade deodorizer. Add a few drops of vanilla extract to a damp cloth, and then use it to wipe down the ... Read more

Product review of the Tefal Cook4Me Multi Cooker CY7018 – Simple technology and convenience at your fingertips

May 27th, 2015 by

The hard facts about the Tefal Cook4Me multi cooker The Tefal Cook4Me multi cooker takes the hard work, as well as the guesswork, out of preparing meals at home. Easily chose from preprogramed recipes or use the manual menu to cook your own dishes. The CY7018 has features and functions to suit everyone in the household. Tefal are one of the leading brands in small kitchen appliances, with smart features and ... Read more