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Settling an age-old question: How to correctly stack a dishwasher

Time and time again, it’s the things that are closest to us that we take for granted.

Well, with the coronavirus now a very real risk in Australia, and all of us taking steps to stay safe, healthy and responsible during this time, you may have found yourself getting to grips with a space very close to you indeed: your kitchen.

That’s right. Your kitchen. You love your kitchen, but you might not have given it much thought over the years, what with the hustle and bustle of daily life.

But now, with the entire family home and enjoying more meals together, the dishwasher stacking is getting a little too random and out-of-control for many households bringing an age-old question has come back with a vengeance: What is the right way to stack the dishwasher? Continue reading “Settling an age-old question: How to correctly stack a dishwasher”

COVID-19 restrictions highlight change in food storage habits

Recent weeks have seen the world turned up-side-down by the looming threat of the novel coronavirus, and the electrical appliances industry hasn’t been unaffected.

Shoppers first turned to supermarkets to stock their pantries with non-perishables as the possibility of a state-wide lockdown became apparent. Barely a tin of baked beans or a packet of pasta was left in the wake of the panic preppers whilst  Australia made international headlines with the infamous toilet paper fiasco. COVID-19 hitting our shores heralded a massive change in the grocery shopping patterns of Aussies.

Once supermarkets were stripped bare, consumers looked further afield in preparation for the imminent quarantine.  Across Australia, household appliance distributors saw their stocks of freezers sell out within days.

Are whitegoods now the new toilet paper?

With most whitegoods manufactured in China, it is unlikely that Continue reading “COVID-19 restrictions highlight change in food storage habits”

Why Choose Whitegoods Seconds for Your Home?

When you’re shopping for a new appliance, be sure to consider factory seconds. These whitegoods sell at clearance prices because they exhibit small dents, scratches or other minor cosmetic flaws. In some case there are no flaws, the item has simply been unboxed or on display.  You can gain several benefits when you choose to order seconds online and have them delivered to your home.

Best Value

These whitegoods cost substantially less than standard products, yet they’re still new. They offer modern technology as well as the latest features and designs. Imperfections normally don’t affect an appliance’s function or reliability, and some may be hidden from view after you install the equipment.

Convenience

Online shopping and home delivery allow you to save a considerable amount of time. You won’t have to sit in traffic, wander vast stores or wait for an employee to assist you. Likewise, you can conveniently complete the shopping process at your leisure.  If you see a product you like just make a product enquiry and we’ll respond quickly.

Home delivery maximises safety and prevents damage. Skilled professionals will transport whitegoods to your home and place them in the desired locations. You don’t need to have moving equipment or a large vehicle to order seconds from a warehouse.

Guarantees

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Save Money on Whitegoods Seconds

Can you imagine what life would be like without the appliances in your home? What if you had to do laundry by hand every time you wanted a clean shirt? Or if you had to start a fire to cook your food every time you wanted a warm meal?

Whitegoods make life easier and save you time. And luckily for those who are on a budget, whitegoods seconds make it possible to enjoy all the benefits of your appliances without breaking the bank.

What are whitegoods?

You’re probably more familiar with whitegoods than you think – in fact, you probably use them every day. Whitegoods are major appliances used for everyday tasks like cooking and storage, laundry, and cleaning. Some whitegoods that you might have include:

  • Refrigerators and freezers
  • Stoves and ovens
  • Washing and drying machines
  • Dishwashers

Whitegoods get their name from the white enamel finish that used to be popular when they first started to be mass-produced. These days, they come in a wide range of colours but are still called whitegoods. Continue reading “Save Money on Whitegoods Seconds”

Why It Makes Sense to Fit New Home Builds With Factory Seconds

Property development is a major undertaking, and requires the involvement and expertise of a multidisciplinary team, as well as a partnership with a reputable, reliable builder. This is why property developments are always associated with huge investment.

On top of the costs of building construction, there are a number of expenses to be considered. These include town planning costs, head works, civil works, council contributions, professional service fees and taxes. Failing to account for these during initial feasibility checks can lead to unexpected out-of-pocket expenses amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

So if you’re a developer looking to maximise your investment in your new home builds, factory second appliances are an excellent alternative to new. These appliances include dishwashers, ovens and cooktops, and fridges, which are among the big-ticket items that require substantial investment on your part. However, opting to fit your new-builds with factory seconds, will provide significant savings.

But what, exactly, are factory seconds?

All companies and industries set their own standards of quality regarding each product. Of course, these quality standards vary widely depending on the type of product in question. For example, the quality standards for tiles can hardly apply to paint, as the latter are designed and manufactured in adherence to different quality and safety standards. Continue reading “Why It Makes Sense to Fit New Home Builds With Factory Seconds”

My Appliance Broke Down! Help!!!

It never happens at a convenient time (if such a time exists.)

When a major appliance, such as a refrigerator, oven, or washer, breaks down, it always seems to occur in a bad spot.

Maybe relatives have come down to visit for a few days.

Perhaps your family is hosting Christmas this year.

Or maybe a vital piece of household equipment fails right before you plan to leave on a trip.

At times like these, you forget all about the convenience it offers the rest of the time. You just want your appliance to work again.

The Frustration

Broken appliances cause both hassle and havoc. When you lose a refrigerator, you must figure out what to do to keep food from spoiling. A malfunctioning stove and oven can limit your cooking options to microwaves and outdoor barbeques.

Worst of all, a broken washer and/or dryer will leave you gathering your clothes for laundromat runs that take hours from your day.

You need help right now to restore your home’s function and sanity.

The Question

Shortly after the feelings of frustration settle in comes the question. Repair or replace that appliance? Continue reading “My Appliance Broke Down! Help!!!”

Don’t underestimate the advantages of factory seconds appliances for home renovations

You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that most people go way over budget when renovating or remodelling their homes. Sticking to building codes, discovering unknown damage like rotting wood, all the way to eating out more during the renovation can shoot those costs right up.

The good news is there’s an easy and safe way to win back some of the scope creep spending.  Appliances like fridges, stoves, and washing machines are often some of the biggest expenses in a renovation, which means buying factory seconds appliances for your new kitchen, laundry, or other areas, can save a lot of money without cutting corners on quality. Continue reading “Don’t underestimate the advantages of factory seconds appliances for home renovations”

Making the Switch to a Steam Oven

What is a Steam Oven?

The newest craze in healthy cooking would have to be the not so humble steam oven.  But what is a steam oven?  Well,  it’s just that – an oven that cooks with steam.  Some use steam entirely whilst others work in combination with the usual convection style of cooking.  There are also ovens that are ‘steam assisted’ but are actually still a normal convection oven.

How do you use a steam oven?

You can do almost all of the usual cooking you would normally use your oven for including baking, roasting and grilling.  The controls are fairly similar and they still use electric power.  If you use the steam only functions or ovens then you’re not going to get the brown colour you’d normally expect when using traditional ovens. Continue reading “Making the Switch to a Steam Oven”

The Benefits of Buying Factory Seconds for a Retiree Lifestyle

One of the perks of being a retiree is the luxury of time. You can take your time doing the things you enjoy, and plan for trips and meet-ups with friends and family. Retirement is certainly a time when you can’t be bothered by the littlest of things – after all, you’ve worked hard to deserve this ‘me’ time.

So if any inconveniences arise, such as, say, your fridge breaking down, we don’t want you to feel like you’re going to need to do any heavy lifting. In fact, we can even help you save your super for that island getaway you’ve been planning for months.

How? Well, you may want to look into shopping for factory seconds.

What are factory seconds?

Factory seconds are appliances (or furniture) which, because of minor or negligible cosmetic flaws, cannot be sold as brand new, such as a fridge with a minor dent. Most of them may be technically brand new because they have never been used before! Continue reading “The Benefits of Buying Factory Seconds for a Retiree Lifestyle”

Choosing the Right Washing Machine for You 

Deciding which washing machine will suit your needs can be a daunting task. There are so many models and a seemingly endless selection of fancy wash cycles and machine features to consider. Based on feedback from our customers we’ve put together some tips to make the machine selection process much easier.

Choosing a washing machine: what to consider

Where do you start when you’re choosing a machine? Whether you’re a single person or struggling to wash large loads for a big family, here are a few factors to consider when you’re shopping for that perfect washing machine.

Top or front loading

Top loaders are cheaper and faster than front loaders, and you can add or remove items mid-cycle. However, they use more water and laundry detergent than front loaders, which makes them harder on clothes.

Front loaders are kinder to clothes than top loaders, and they fit more easily into small spaces, such as below countertops. On the other hand, front loaders are heavier and noisier than top loaders, and only some models allow you to stop mid-cycle to add or remove items of clothing (or valuables!). Continue reading “Choosing the Right Washing Machine for You “