Archive for the ‘Toasters & Kettles’ Category

Top-notch alternatives to a $6000 toaster

May 13th, 2016 by

Looking for a $6000 toaster? They’re all the rage at the moment, ever since Duncan Storrar’s appearance on the ABC’s Q&A and federal cabinet minister Kerry O’Dwyer’s anecdote about business investments for café owners. Following a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign, Mr Storrar just might be in the market for a nice toaster… and if he is, Appliances Online is here to help. We're also here to help in ... Read more

I can see clearly now – transparent home appliances

September 7th, 2015 by

Recent news out of IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin - Europe’s premier consumer electronics and home appliances trade show) tells us that an interesting new prototype refrigerator being shown off to the world. One that does something so simple, that the fact it hasn’t been done before actually makes it rather innovative: The clear refrigerator Brought to us from Haier, the Smart Window Refrigerator includes a window built into ... 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

Bring the Sixties to your kitchen with the Morphy Richards Elipta range

September 24th, 2013 by

Who doesn’t love the Sixties?  It brought us counterculture, the space race, timeless music and movies, and this guy: *insert your favourite overused catchphrase here* There’s also the classic design of the Sixties kitchen.  Expanding upon the appliances put to use by the "Modern Housewife" of the postwar Fifties (a familiar figure from vintage fridge ads), Sixties appliances aimed to be stylish as well as practical, to better ... Read more

Appliances that look UNCANNILY like famous people!

May 30th, 2013 by

A new kettle bearing an unfortunate resemblance to Adolf Hitler is causing blood to boil in America. Retailers JC Penney compounded their faux pas by choosing to display the pseudo-fascist appliance on one of their gigantic billboards. The billboard featuring the offensive kettle was positioned on the 405 Interstate Highway, Calfornia - a fairly busy road in the States ... In case you don't see it: look for ... Read more

DéLonghi vintage kettles & toasters now available + WIN a Vespa!

May 2nd, 2013 by

Appliances Online is proud to introduce the DéLonghi Icona vintage kettle and toaster range to our collection of beautiful vintage appliances. DéLonghi is an Italian company with a commitment to creating appliances as stylish as they are functional. The Icona range – pictured here in cream and mahogany (i.e. the Dolcevita collection), is unique and timeless. The chrome trim provides a sense of sophistication and elegance, while ... Read more

Glass sided toaster is sad

April 22nd, 2013 by

In breaking news, Appliances Online has received reports of a glass toaster, who is sad. The black sheep of the sentient toaster family (he's nothing like his cousin Talkie Toaster), Sad Glass Toaster struggles with his identity on a daily basis. It would seem that he is unhappy with his lot in life, which is to toast bread. Watch the exclusive, song-based interview for more details about Glass ... Read more

More weird and wacky toasters

September 25th, 2012 by

In the tradition of our previous blog, "Ten terrific toasters in weird and wacky designs", we're taking another look across the web for more innovations in the strange and unusual world of breakfast bread preparation. While Appliances Online does stock a variety of great-looking toasters, unfortunately we aren't able to offer you any of the following products.  Many of them are concept designs or custom-built inventions that ... Read more

Breville still a trusted kitchen staple

July 31st, 2012 by

Products with the latest state-of-the-art features or a strong advertising campaign can only do so much when it comes to influencing the purchasing decisions of Australians. Consumers are more aware than ever, and use trust in a brand to help them choose between different products. The results of the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands 2012 survey are an indication of the importance Australians place on trust, and the 2,468 ... Read more

Creating art from food

June 6th, 2012 by

Artistry is important when preparing food.  The contestants over on Masterchef are judged on the presentation of their meals as much as their taste - probably more so, as great-looking food makes for great television.  And we’ve previously explored the art (or science) of great sandwiches. But what role can food play in creating art for art's sake? Christchurch-born and New York-based photographer, Henry Hargreaves, may have recently ... Read more

Ten terrific toasters in weird and wacky designs

May 16th, 2012 by

For breakfast this morning, I ate toast.  It wasn’t particularly exciting. Perhaps this is because my toaster is a fairly basic stainless steel model, without much personality. If you ever wished that your toast could be more exciting, here are a few wacky toasters to try: Watchmen toaster Remember the movie?  Or the graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons?  Well, now you can add a bit of deconstruction ... Read more

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful: Why I’m The Samantha Brick of Appliances

April 11th, 2012 by

We all know that Samantha Brick is a wonderful woman and an inspiration to many of us – the chosen few, that is, who uphold standards of beauty for the rest of you to aspire to. However hopelessly.  But did you know she is also something of a heroine for appliances? Her recent incisive piece of social commentary, which spoke eloquently and passionately about the evil ... Read more

Small things, big deal and the fondue slow cooker recipe

March 30th, 2012 by

Small appliances have more uses than ever imagined. What do anchovies, capers, and garlic have in common? Apart from giving you bad breath they're examples of little things that pack a lot of punch. As it is with kitchen appliances. Large appliances are mostly essential workhorses: the fridge, dishwasher and oven. But it's the small appliances, often tucked under benches and in cupboards, that can make a big difference ... Read more

They’re toast: famous assassinated icons from history on sandwiches

February 13th, 2012 by

JFK on wholegrain? Buttered with a smidge of Hitler? Or how about an AbraHAM and cheese? Art appreciation just got a whole lot tastier thanks to Toronto artist Tibi Tibi Neuspiel, whose 'Assassination Sandwiches' feature portraits of historical famous icons on sculptures of toasted ham and cheese sandwiches. While they may look good enough to eat, these sandwiches have been painstakingly crafted from wax and oil paint. The ... Read more

Energy saving tips for the kitchen

January 30th, 2012 by

One in two Australians are switching off appliances in an effort to save on their energy bill. Whether it's an imminent carbon tax and subsequent energy price hikes or caring for the environment, TVs and beer fridges are being given the flick nationwide. Turning off appliances is certainly the most effective way of saving energy, but for those looking for a less dramatic solution,  Appliances Online has put together a couple of energy ... Read more