Archive for the ‘Small Appliances’ Category

Product review of the Philips Daily Collection Food Processor HR7628-00 – Easy prep for the everyday home chef

May 24th, 2015 by

The bugbear of even some of the best-minded home cooks is the monotony of using a knife and chopping board before the cooking can even begin. Those budding chefs who crave a healthy, but quick-fix home made meal, can be perturbed by the need for endless preparation of the veg, sauces and garnishes. Enter the multi-purpose food processor, and all the practical accessories that make it a hugely helpful ... Read more

Hints and tips to succulent meals with the Sunbeam HP8555 slow cooker

May 23rd, 2015 by

A slow cooker can be a busy families best friend, especially in the cooler months. The Sunbeam HP8555 Slow cooker is affordable, and features a large 5.5L capacity, ideal for families of up to 4. For an easy dinner that cooks itself while you’re focusing on other household duties, all you need to do is prep the ingredients (this could even be done the night before if you ... Read more

Product review of the Delonghi CTO2003VBG toaster – Beautifully designed and effortless convenience

May 22nd, 2015 by

The hard facts This Delonghi toaster will bring vintage and elegance to all kitchens, thanks to its beautiful design. The CTO2oo3VBG toaster is part of Delonghi’s Icona Vintage range, and features beneficial functions that help make toasting a more delightful experience. As uninteresting as toast tends to be, we all still opt for the good ol’ toasted bread with jam or vegemite when we’re rushed off our feet ... Read more

How to stay warm this winter

May 20th, 2015 by

No, we’re not making that same tired old “winter is coming” Game Of Thrones joke that every other winter-themed article has been making for the past five years. Winter is practically already HERE, so you need a way to stay warm, or preferably more than one, right now. Here are a few of our favourite methods of staying warm in the winter months: Use a heater This is an ... Read more

Cold weather and the Sunbeam PE6100 Pressure cooker

May 12th, 2015 by

When the weather is cold and miserable, and you’ve just walked through the door from a long day at work, the last thing you want to eat is a cold meat salad or tuna on toast. At this time of year, we all tend to lean towards more filling, winter warmer dishes, such as stews, soups and curries. The PE6100 pressure cooker can help you create delicious meals that ... Read more

Jura ENA Micro 1 Coffee Machine review: consistent quality and effortless convenience

May 7th, 2015 by

While I wouldn’t say that I’m addicted to coffee, I'll admit that I’ve developed a bit of a habit over the years. While once I just needed a couple of spoonfuls of Instant to get me going in the morning, these days it takes a shot or two of espresso to properly kickstart my brain. source: Wikipedia Unfortunately, preparing well-made espresso coffee not only requires special equipment, but ... Read more

FIVE essential kitchen appliances all home bakers should own

May 5th, 2015 by

Winter is drawing near, and what better way to fill those chilly months than with a bit baking? The smell of fresh cookies, or the warmth of home baked bread with lashing of butter, is about as comforting as it gets. So here are our top five kitchen appliance picks we feel every home baker should own. 1. The HR7762-90 Philips food processor This food processor will not only NOT break the ... 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

Three treats to make for Mum this Mother’s Day

April 20th, 2015 by

Is your Mum special? Of course she is - what kind of question is that? Hawaiian Mother and Child, watercolor and pastel on art board by Charles W. Bartlett, c. 1920 It’s important to give back to the ones we love, and a great way to show Mum our appreciation is to prepare a tasty treat to enjoy with her. Here are a few delicious treats that yuo can make ... 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

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with the Sunbeam SM9000 Stick Blender

March 25th, 2015 by

Sunbeam has done it again! The SM9000 stick blender is easy to use and can whip up just about anything, from dips to sauces, and even chocolate mousse! Use the SM9000 to help prepare a delicious salted caramel slice for your son's school bake sale, or use it to blend up a pre-workout protein smoothie just before hitting the weights. The SM9000 is lightweight, so it’s less strain ... Read more

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with the Sunbeam PB7950 Blender

March 18th, 2015 by

Having a yummy, nutritious breakfast every morning can really help kickstart your day. And if you're always in a rush out the door, you can easily prepare delicious breakfast smoothies and take them with you on the go. It's a Monday afternoon, it's wet and grey outside, and you're stuck in the office. What will help you boost your mood? Why a yummy lunch of course! Take ... Read more

Deep Frying VS Air Frying

February 11th, 2015 by

Today we’re looking at the differences, plus the benefits, of both the Sunbeam DF7700 Deep Fryer, and the Philips HD9240-30 AirFryer. I guess the question most people ask about the two is, "which one is better?"             Before we can really answer this question, we must first look at all the benefits for both deep frying and air frying. Deep frying Don’t we all just love the taste of freshly fried ... Read more

Appliances for Entertaining

August 13th, 2014 by

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or having your mates over for the grand final, a few well-chosen appliances can make a big contribution to your evening's success. Here's a selection of handy appliances for entertaining - before your guests arrive, while you're entertaining them, and when they've left: Pre-Party Appliances Freezer for ice No matter the season or time of year, chances are your ... Read more

Five simple ways to freshen up your kitchen

August 11th, 2014 by

Want to give your kitchen a bit of a facelift, but don’t have the spare cash handy for a complete renovation? Refreshing your kitchen's look and feel doesn’t have to break the bank - here are five simple ways to give it a great new look, without tearing it down and starting anew: Reduce your clutter A lived-in kitchen may be a loved kitchen, but let's face facts - ... Read more