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”
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”
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”
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 “
Buying an oven involves more than simply going to the appliance store and picking a colour that matches your kitchen. The ever increasing popularity of cooking shows has created a kitchen savvy market that aspires to bringing the gourmet experience to the home kitchen. Today’s ovens offer more styles and features than ever before to help skilled amateurs cook to their full potential.
What the Professionals Look for in an Oven
Professional chefs consider the kitchen environment and their own needs as a cook when looking for an oven. First, the oven buyer must make the most basic selection, choosing whether they need, or want, a gas or electric oven. Another important basic that too many overlook lies in the space requirements for the oven, particularly if it is a replacement.
Next, professionals and amateurs alike should consider the choices at their disposal, including:
- Conventional ovens that simply use radiated heat
- Convection ovens that use a fan to evenly disperse heat in the oven, leading to more even cooking and faster times
- Specialised steam ovens and conveyor ovens are designed to cook very specific types of food. Some ovens combine convection and steam features
- Try to avoid using a microwave oven at all costs when aspiring to cook excellent food
Once you choose the basic type of oven you want, think about other features that can make the job of cooking easier and more effective.
What Else to Consider
Make sure to research the different types of features available that make cooking easier. Some newer models of ovens feature an expanded glass door, giving you a better view of what has transpired inside your oven without opening it and releasing heat.
Another feature used in times past, but regaining popularity is the dual oven. These enjoyed great popularity in the 50’s and 60’s when wives and mothers had all day to prepare feasts for husbands and children. Society has changed somewhat since then, but today’s marketplace has still appreciates the joy of cooking large scale meals for family and friends. Dual ovens allow you to cook multiple dishes without worrying about the need for different temperatures, times, and rack positions.
We Are Ready to Help
When thinking about which oven best serves your needs, it pays to do your online research. Next, reach out to us. Our expert and friendly staff can help to guide you through different options to discover what fits your needs and budget.
When you want the right home appliances to make your cooking the best possible, contact us today.
When You Need Appliances, Choose White Goods Seconds: Here’s Why
Household appliances can be quite costly, especially larger items like refrigerators, washers and dryers, and chest freezers. You need appliances you can rely on to get the job done, without the exorbitant price tag. One great option that will tick both of these boxes is Continue reading “White Goods Seconds”
As front loading washing machines surge into the marketplace, many ask an essential question: which style of machine will work best for my home?
Experts say that both front loaders and top loaders offer different advantages, depending on what the customer needs and wants in a product. Although they usually represent a huge investment for an average family, smart shoppers know they can save money with either, when purchased as a factory second.
Here are a few of the advantages for each style of washer. Continue reading “Top Loading Versus Front Loading Washing Machines”
Need a new refrigerator in perfect working condition, but wary of that brand new refrigerator price? You could try your luck at a used appliance store, or even one of those online yard sale sites. This, however, represents a real gamble in terms of your time and money. You will need to secure or hire a truck, install it yourself, and then pray that it actually works as it should.
Why take the risk and the hassle? And why pay full price? Get a new refrigerator for an unbelievably low price when you purchase a factory second.
Factory seconds come from the manufacturer in perfect working order, but perhaps Continue reading “Why factory seconds are your route to quality refrigerators at knock down prices”