Archive for the ‘Vacuums & Floor Care’ Category

Clean your vacuum filters!

October 19th, 2015 by

No appliance lasts forever, but you’d be surprised how much a bit of simple maintenance can do to extend their lifespan.  Taking proper care of the hard-working components of your appliances can allow you to keep experiencing awesome performance from your appliances for longer. With this in mind… when was the last time you cleaned your vacuum cleaner's filter? What's the purpose of a vacuum cleaner's filter? Diagram of ... Read more

How to beat hay fever – a Spring cleaning checklist

September 10th, 2015 by

Spring is here! That's good! Hay fever is also here! That's bad. If soaring pollen counts leave you doubled over in sneezing fits at this time each year, here are a few quick tips on how to minimise the seasonal impact: DON'T open your doors and windows This advice may sound like sacrilege, as Spring is  the traditional season to let fresh warm air in and sweep out the winter ... Read more

Are there dust mites in MY mattress? Clean your bed with a Dyson handheld vacuum

July 23rd, 2015 by

[caption id="attachment_32957" align="aligncenter" width="266"] Image courtesy of mack2happy at[/caption] Do you know what’s really lurking in your bed? Studies have shown that a typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. These mites thrive in warm, humid conditions, making our beds an ideal environment for them to live and breed.  Each live mite produces at least 20 droppings per day, and they ... Read more

Vacuum Suction: What to do when your vacuum won’t suck or has lost suction?

July 10th, 2015 by

Why do vacuum cleaners lose suction? There are quite a few possible reasons. If your vacuum doesn't run as well as it used to, before you invest in a new model, go through this handy checklist: Check the vacuum cleaner bag: Vacuum cleaner bags collect all the dust and dirt collecting for bagged vacuum cleaners. These bags are designed so that air flows out of them but the dust ... Read more

Spring has Sprung! Our top tips for Spring Cleaning

September 8th, 2014 by

Ah, Spring.  It's finally here. Time to finally put that perfectly-prepared Spring Cleaning plan into action! What's that?  You didn't make a plan? You might want to sort something out about that soon, or before you know it, you’ll have put off spring cleaning for another year, leaving your home to choke up with dust and grime. Don't panic - Appliances Online is here to help.  Here are our top ... Read more

How Samsung made the vacuum cleaner smarter

October 24th, 2013 by

Samsung has been at it again.  Not content with designing and manufacturing a wide range of electronics and appliances, including 3D TVs, sound systems, fridges, washing machines,  microwaves and air conditioners, Samsung has brought its signature high-tech performance to the world of cleaning, releasing three powerful and intelligent new vacuum cleaners to make cleaning your home a faster and smarter experience. VC-F600G 2100W Bag Vacuum - SC21F60JD I'll ... Read more

How Dyson developed and tested the new machines presented at IFA

September 10th, 2013 by

Dyson has worked long and hard to become an innovator among appliance manufacturers, always looking for new ways to push the envelope and solve more household cleaning problems with its vacuum cleaners, fans and other household appliances. The latest innovative products to emerge from the Dyson laboratories include the new Dyson Cinetic DC52 (seen above), which is not only bagless but doesn't need a filter, and the ... Read more

Vacuum vs orchestra: which is quieter?

July 30th, 2013 by

Electrolux has recently come out with one of the world's quietest vacuums: the ergothree. Registering at a mere 43 decibels (i.e. quieter than a library), this vacuum delivers excellent suction without the thunderous jet engine sound effects that generally tend to accompany these kind of devices. To demonstrate the extreme quietude of this vacuum, Electrolux decided to pit a chamber orchestra against the ergothree in a project dubbed ... Read more

Top 10 Blatantly Obvious Appliance Tips Which Are Worth Repeating (To Avoid Disaster)

July 3rd, 2013 by

There are some amazingly stupid things you can do to ruin your appliance, ruin yourself, or burn your house down. We don’t judge, ‘cos we’ve been there – and have the fire-brigade on speed-dial. We keep making mistakes ‘cos we are human. Stuff happens. We’re sometimes tired, distracted or drunk. So here’s a few pertinent reminders you can print out and post on your fridge to remind ... 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

Miele vacuum sales double thanks to Madge

May 29th, 2013 by

The Met Gala in New York City is one of the fashion world's biggest events, drawing A-list celebrities from around the world. So what does the Queen of Pop Madonna do before the event? Hair? Makeup? Outfit? No. She vacuums her bathroom: This photo was posted on Madonna's Instagram with the caption: “Tidying up before the #metball". Days later, Miele (the brand of the vacuum that is provocatively positioned ... Read more

Carpet ruined by a drunken relative? Get a Bissell!

May 22nd, 2013 by

It was a Friday night, and after a hard week of appliance blogging, I was in the mood to let loose: So there we all were at the pub, having a merry old time indeed. However, not all was well with my lovely aunt – who I had spontaneously decided to invite along: "I'm fine!" she insisted, whilst trying to use a beer coaster as a pillow. "I think ... Read more

Great Bissell promotions available at Appliances Online!

May 21st, 2013 by

Until the end of June, customers have the opportunity to claim a number of promotions when purchasing selected Bissell products. Purchase the Lift-OFF Steam Mop 23B6F model and you will also receive a gift card worth $50. Even better, if you purchase a Lift-OFF Deep Cleaner 10N4F model before December 31 and you'll be rewarded with a $100 gift card. Bissell is a family-owned business that has been in ... Read more

The joy of vacs: do these people love appliances TOO much?

February 12th, 2013 by

You know, we all love Appliances here. I mean the website is called Appliances Online. Appliances are our business. Let’s be clear tho – they're not our obsession. That said, we won't judge you if they happen to be yours. We don't care if you dream about them, take them on trips away with you, or that census records list your next-of-kin as a Fisher & Paykel ... Read more

Dyson among Australia’s most trusted brands

December 17th, 2012 by

What do a bagless vacuum cleaner company, an Italian brand which has made a name for itself through automatic coffee machines and an Australian appliance icon have in common? They've all been voted among the best brands in Australia by consumer review website According to more than 65,000 reviews posted this year on the website, Dyson was ranked as the third most trusted brand in Australia, followed ... Read more