Archive for the ‘Vacuums & Floor Care’ Category

Awesomely TERRIBLE appliance-related stock photos!

November 9th, 2012 by

Blogging for Appliances Online, you’ll inevitably find yourself having to trace the odd stock photo. Some, you know, generic image when you haven’t personally had the time to take a picture of a pregnant woman drinking scotch while she loads a dishwasher (for that article about some safety feature or other). We’re amazed - read delighted - at the amount of ridiculous awful or just plain weird ... Read more

3 great Spring Cleaning solutions – from Vax!

September 5th, 2012 by

Thank god Spring is finally here. That means: sunshine, good times, and, er, Spring Cleaning. Well, maybe cleaning isn’t quite at the top of your priorities (you position it further down that list, somewhere a little higher than sticking red hot needles under your skin or, say, listening to the recorded output of Celine Dion). But here’s some good news: Appliances Online has a range of products that ... Read more

Target and Big W appliances recalled

August 22nd, 2012 by

With most capital cities experiencing some glorious weather today, many households will be packing away their electric blankets and getting ready to do some spring cleaning. But before they do, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued two more product recalls that could change some of those plans. The Abode Electric Blanket was sold nationwide in Big W stores in a variety of sizes from March ... Read more

Social media savvy vacuum ‘tweets what it eats’

August 21st, 2012 by

With the rate at which technology is taking over our lives, it's just a matter of time before our household appliances become sentient and start tweeting about the mundane details of their lives. "Easy Mac again?" your microwave will gripe via Facebook. "Has she no self respect? My defrosting capabilities are wasted in the household, I tell you. Wasted!" Meanwhile, your dryer will be airing more than just ... Read more

Vacuuming your baby & other oddities: 5 vintage vacuum ads

August 20th, 2012 by

Looking back through the vacuum cleaner advertisements of yesteryear, it becomes clear this humble household appliance is useful for more than simply getting the floors clean. Here we present to you 5 benefits of vacuum ownership that are generally overlooked by modern-day manufacturers: Vacuum your baby The biggest problem with babies is that they are dusty. 'However will I remove all this baby dust?' is the common lament ... Read more

Bolt proves he’s the best

August 6th, 2012 by

Plenty of sports fans around the country tuned in early this morning to see one of the world's greatest athletes set a new record. Usain Bolt confirmed his title as the fastest man in the world, posting the quickest 100 metre time in history. Bolt raced home in just 9.63 seconds, easily beating training partner Yohan Blake and American Justin Gatlin by more than 0.12 seconds. After the race, ... Read more

Dyson tops vacuum cleaner category in consumer poll

July 30th, 2012 by

When it comes to cleaning around the house, vacuum cleaners are among the tools we come to rely on the most to get the job done. But when it comes to comparing makes and models, how do you decide? According to the results of a new Reader’s Digest survey, trust is one of the greatest influences when it comes to purchasing decisions - even when it comes to ... Read more

Australia’s most trusted brands revealed

July 27th, 2012 by

What do you base your purchases on? Is it packaging, advertising or a product's reputation? According to new survey, trust is one of the greatest reasons guiding the buying decisions of Australian households - and there are some brands that a true stand-outs. The Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands 2012 survey looked at the top brands in a range of categories - everything from food and insurance to beauty, ... Read more

8 Awesome Appliances For Idiots (like us)

July 26th, 2012 by

This is a blog for idiots. You know who you are. Let me explain, I know. Because I’m one of you!  You may be particularly brilliant at a particular area of your life (ours is constructing forts from empty cereal packets), but in terms of general household maintenance ... completely hopeless. Don't worry. I get you. We’re the people who forget to turn off appliances. Barely ... Read more

Not your average Father’s Day gift ideas

July 24th, 2012 by

The only thing harder than shopping for someone that already has everything is trying to find a unique Father's Day gift when Dad hasn't dropped any hints. Giving your old man the perfect present on his special day not only shows him how much he's loved, it can also set you up for 12 months of being in Dad's good books. But how do you narrow down your ... Read more

$1 million gold vacuum for sale

July 4th, 2012 by

Justin Haver says that he's not a smart man. But during the middle of one random night, while using the bathroom no less, the vice president of had an idea that 'struck him like a freight train'....a golden vacuum. "Eureka! I'm a genius," writes Haver in his blog. Six months later Haver's inspired idea has come to fruition in the form of a 24K gold plated vacuum ... Read more

Samsung’s walking robot looks like Rosie

June 27th, 2012 by

Samsung have filed a patent for a human-like walking robot that looks a bit like a basic version of Rosie from The Jetsons, the 1962 animated sitcom set in a futuristic utopia with spaceships and robot maids. Min Hyung Lee, Kyung Shik Roh and Woong Kwon have invented the walking robot for Samsung, who have filed an application at The United States Patent and Trade Marks Office. Unlike ... Read more

Bosch launches ‘world first’ robotic lawn mower

June 18th, 2012 by

Combined with a robotic vacuum cleaner the device could see chore day becoming a much more pleasant experience. We love Bosch. The stylish and functional range of European appliances are a popular choice at Appliances Online. But Bosch produces more than appliances, the company also makes car parts, power tools and now a robotic lawn mower. In the tradition of robotic vacuums like the Samsung NaviBot, the Bosch ... Read more

Why Spiderman sucks

June 18th, 2012 by

Kidding - we don't really think that Spiderman sucks. It's just that recently our favourite sucking device has been used to help people scale walls like a superhero. One of the home's more neglected appliances has come up trumps in an US Air Force sponsored competition. It asked groups of engineering students from 17 universities to come up with a design that would allow a four-man team ... Read more

Double or nothing appliances on NSW first home buyer grant

June 13th, 2012 by

In the hope of boosting construction and the NSW housing market, the lovely Mike Baird in his new state budget has opened up an extra $8,000 for new home owners on new homes only, offering a total first home buyer grant of $15,000. But it's a case of double or nothing. The flip side is that anyone buying an existing house lucks out as the $7,000 first home buyer grant, ... Read more