Archive for the ‘Washers & Dryers’ Category

Samsung recalls defective washing machines

April 30th, 2013 by

Samsung has issued a recall of six defective models from its selection of top loader washing machines. The affected washers were manufactured between 1 February 2010 and 28 February 2013. They include the following models : • SW65V9WIP/XSA • SW75V9WIP/XSA • SW70SPWIP/XSA • SW80SPWIP/XSA • WA85GWGIP/XSA • WA85GWWIP/XSA Please contact Samsung’s Recall Hotline on 1800 239 655 or email for further information. Samsung will be able to identify whether your machine is one of ... Read more

Wish your washing machine was smarter? LG now has the solution

April 9th, 2013 by

LG has launched a new range of washing machines that is set to change the way Australians interact with their appliances. Almost 45 years since LG released its first washing machine, the brand has now turned its focus to offering machines that boast less water, energy, time and noise. Dubbed the "SmartWasher" range, the innovative machines includes features such as a Truesteam generator to refresh clothes that have ... Read more

Should you use fabric softener?

March 28th, 2013 by

To use fabric softener or not to use fabric softener, that is the question! But first things first: What is fabric softener? In case you have never done a load of laundry in your life, fabric softener is stuff you add to the wash to make your towels fluffy and you jimjams cuddly. It also contains a perfumed scent that many find pleasing. Fabric softener is comprised of oil or ... Read more

World Water Day – do your bit with water efficient appliances!

March 19th, 2013 by

Friday 22nd March is World Water Day! Unlike World Nutella Day or National Bacon Week, World Water Day is totes legit – it was established by the United Nations, in fact. Everyone in the world deserves access to safe drinking water, and World Water Day provides an opportunity for us all to be thankful for what we've got. It's also as good a time as any to look ... Read more

Front load vs top load washing machines: which is better?

February 27th, 2013 by

So, your current washing machine has gone to appliance heaven, and you need to buy a new one. Even though, as comedian John Safran has pointed out, you can wear a pair of underpants four times without washing (forwards, backwards, inside-out forwards, inside-out backwards), there’s only so long you can go without a washing machine before things start to get a little, er, ‘hobo fresh’. But with so ... Read more

Washing machine removes stains from brain

February 22nd, 2013 by

Got grass stains on your brain? Mud on your mind? Filth on your frontal lobe? Thanks to Austrian artist Michael Hacker, you can now get your brain squeaky clean and daisy fresh! Designed as an installation/self portrait for the Die letzte Weltausstellung/Arche 2012 exhibition, 'Brainwashing Machine' features a front-loading washing machine from which brain-coloured undergarments can be seen emerging – good as new! Just when you think you've ... Read more

Open a front loader mid-cycle and rescue your mobile phone

November 15th, 2012 by

Imagine this: you’ve just loaded your laundry into your front loading washing machine, added the detergent, and started the cycle.  All seems well, and you’re about to walk away. Then you hear... a tapping. You turn around, but there is nothing in the laundry but an empty basket and a full washing machine, whose cycle is just beginning. And then, over the whirr of the turning washer, the tapping ... Read more

Travelling in style and luxury – portable dishwasher and washing machine for caravans

November 6th, 2012 by

This holiday season, some brave and bold souls will be hitting the road; hitching their caravans to their four-wheel drives and setting out to see what’s out there in our wide brown land. Very wide.  Very brown. Now, caravanning is traditionally associated with roughing it.  Practically one step away from camping, caravanning means long drives, rough beds, and a distinct lack of amenities.  Even at a well-appointed caravan ... Read more

Save up to $200 on Dishwashers, Washers and Dryers at the Asko Sale!

October 17th, 2012 by

Hey appliances fans – so you’re trawling the interwebs for some good news: well here it is, at last! There’s a big, beautiful appliances SALE now on that promises to make things all hot and sudsy (for ideal washing conditions, of course). And it’s brought to you by the good folk at Asko. Asko are calling this little event the "Clean Up" Sale (geddit?) - and it’ll give ... Read more

The weird world of washing machines

October 16th, 2012 by

Overall, washing machines are pretty ordinary.  There’s top loaders, there’s front loaders, and that’s pretty much about it. While each new model of washing machine adds improved performance, additional features and whiz-bang gizmos, they almost all share a fairly similar design. Or do they? Here’s a batch of washing machine designs that have pushed the envelope and tried something new… even if they have turned out a bit weird. SMEG ... Read more

Benefits of a washer dryer combo

October 2nd, 2012 by

Fish and chips, shoes and socks, Batman and Robin - there are some things that are just better when they're together. The same could be said for when it comes to doing laundry as well - not only do separate washing machines and clothes dryers take up more space, they also take up more time and energy. The Bosch WVH28440AU Avantixx automatic washer dryer is the first of ... Read more

Haier: affordable appliances you can rely on

September 27th, 2012 by

It's a common scenario: you're saving your money for something special (such as a trip to Bali or a new addition to the family), and your washing machine breaks down. Now not only do you have a mountain of dirty laundry, but you've got to somehow find the cash for new washer! If you find yourself in this kind of situation – don't despair. Thanks to companies like ... Read more

Siemens puts new spin on washing machine intelligence with i-Dos technology

August 10th, 2012 by

An innovative new washing machine which automatically measures and dispenses detergent has been launched by Siemens. Developers at the German brand claim the new i-Dos technology calculates the precise dosage of liquid detergent required depending on the load size, soiling and fabric type. Combining intelligence and design, the fully-integrated 8kg iQ 800 Master Class with i-Dos has been hailed for its ability to deliver up to 39 washes ... 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

Got rats in your home? – here’s our guide to getting rid of ’em!

July 11th, 2012 by

We've covered ants and cockroaches, now here's your one-stop, everything-you-need-to-know, flat-out awesome how-to guide for getting rid of rats. Ahhh, rats. Sneaky, cunning and the ultimate survivors. Slimy, stinky and disease-ridden. Sort of the lawyers of the animal kingdom. And, of course, particularly drawn to places like kitchens and laundries. Not only do they offer warmth and food - but potential sources of shelter ... including that offered ... Read more