Archive for the ‘Washers & Dryers’ Category

6 common washing machine problems and how to solve them

June 30th, 2017 by

We all make mistakes, but some mistakes have harsher consequences than others.  Forgetting to pick up the milk at the shops is small fry compared with a blunder that could potentially ruin your clothes and/or wreck a pricey laundry appliance. Here are six common problems that can crop up when using a washing machine, and a few possible solutions to save you stress, time, effort and money ... Read more

Get the right size washer – washing machine capacity explained

June 16th, 2017 by

Washing machines come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose one that perfectly suits your household’s needs. If you pick a washer that's too small for your family, you'll have to waste time and effort running multiple cycles. But if you choose an oversized appliance, you'll lose money on increased running costs for power and water that you're not using. Figuring out the right size ... Read more

Apartment living horror stories – how to handle common problems

May 4th, 2016 by

More and more of us are living in apartments, units, flats, terrace homes and other high-density housing. Living in such close proximity to other human beings comes with its share of challenges, from enduring the yapping of the dog downstairs, to the “balcony rain” when someone up above you waters their plants. source: Adam.J.W.C. on Wikimedia Commons But some of the frustrations that come from apartment living can ... Read more

The Perfect Pair with Fisher & Paykel | Appliances Online

March 23rd, 2016 by

Some things just go perfectly together- Wine and cheese, fish and chips, washers and dryers. About that last one – how well-matched are YOUR laundry appliances? For a long time the laundry space didn't even get a second thought, and not many people bothered about laundry rooms, leaving their washing machine and or dryer just being placed in the corner of their garage or shed. [caption id="attachment_34806" align="aligncenter" width="700"] ... Read more

Our most popular products of 2015 | Appliances Online

January 22nd, 2016 by

2015 was the year Cadbury released dairy milk, limited edition Vegemite flavoured chocolate. [caption id="attachment_34636" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image soured from yummylummy[/caption] It was also the year Tony Abbott bit into an onion on live TV like it was nothing. And let’s not forget how Bondi was left covered in sand after powerful winds back in April. [caption id="attachment_34638" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Image sourced from disqusfeed[/caption] Yes, 2015 was a good year. It ... Read more

Big washing machines – pros and cons

December 17th, 2015 by

When you’re in the market for a new washing machine, you could opt for a more-or-less identical replacement for your current model. "If it ain't broke" and all that (though if you're buying a replacement, it may actually BE broke...). Or, with just a bit of extra research, you could find a machine that’s even better suited to handling the unique laundry needs of your particular household. With ... Read more

How to get rid of pilling, lint and pet hair – three ways to keep your clothes looking smooth

October 8th, 2015 by

Even with careful washing and drying, our clothes inevitably suffer wear and tear over time, leaving them looking less than impressive. In fact, careless use of some laundry appliances can actually leave clothes worse for wear. Here's a short guide to a few of the grots you may find marring your otherwise beautiful fabrics, and what you can do to get rid of them so your laundry ... Read more

In defence of the top loader

September 30th, 2015 by

The debate over the best appliances to use in the laundry tend to end up favouring front-loading washing machines, due to their energy and water efficiency, gentle washing action, and better use of often limited laundry space. Haier HWMP55-918 5.5kg Top Load Washing Machine So are there any reasons to still opt for a top-loader?  Or have front-loaders entirely overtaken them? Here are a few areas where top-loaders excel, ... 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

New from IFA – washing machine doors?

September 8th, 2015 by

Around this time each year, news filters out from Europe’s IFA trade show of the latest innovations in the wonderful world of consumer electronics and home appliances. This year, some of the features that have impressed us most don’t involve complex gadgetry or Smart interconnectivity, but something much more low-tech: Doors. Specifically, doors on washing machines. No, really hear us out: More doors = more washing If you have a ton of ... Read more

Meet the Drumi – the washing machine that uses NO electricity

July 30th, 2015 by

Appliances Online is all about embracing change, and we keep an eye on all the latest and greatest innovations in the world of appliance design. One great place to find bold new appliances is the James Dyson Award, an international design competition that "celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers." To win the award, budding designers from the 20 participating countries need to follow the ... Read more

What the heck is a Twin Tub Washing Machine?

July 28th, 2015 by

If you’re in the market for a new washer in your laundry, you may be tempted by a Twin Tub washing machine. After all, they usually have decent wash capacities, and they’re often much more affordable than some of the top loaders and front loaders on the market. But there are a few quirks to the Twin Tub washing machine design that makes them uniquely suited to certain ... Read more

Your washing machine questions answered – now with video!

July 14th, 2015 by

Appliances Online is all about providing you, our customers, with Legendary Service. That’s why to help you make an informed decision when choosing a washing machine, we’ve answered six of our most frequently asked questions… in video form! Which washing machine is right for me? And what's the difference between top and front loaders?   What are transit bolts? Why are they there? And what should I do with them?   What ... Read more

How to wash anything – handling tricky laundry

July 8th, 2015 by

Do you own a few special items of clothing that you can’t just toss in with the rest of your laundry load? These are usually those really nice things too, the ones that are the most expensive and the most difficult to replace. So what if they get dirty?  What then? Fear not, loyal reader.  Though the night be dark, Appliances Online be delving into the darkest depths ... Read more

How to choose kid-friendly home appliances

June 30th, 2015 by

Having kids around can be a major factor in planning and choosing everyday home appliances, so next time you’re in the market for something from Appliances Online, take into account these quick tips to make sure your purchase is as child-friendly as possible: Induction Cooktops Induction cooktops are the best way to avoid burnt fingers, especially sneaky little ones. Because induction cooktops work by transferring heat to magnetic ... Read more