Why Are Standalone Freezers Rarer Than Hens’ Teeth?

When the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic and people began to understand the implications, a certain amount of panic set in. Australians flocked to the supermarket to buy provisions, stripping the shelves of some essentials. However, they needed somewhere to store those perishables and stripped all the standalone freezers as well. So, unless you were quick off the mark, you would have been disappointed as warehouse stocks ran out at the same time as production lines ground to a halt.

Demand Over Supply

Unfortunately, this “perfect storm” scenario created a significant backlog of orders and a clear case of demand that was greater than supply. In fact, it is still difficult to find a standalone freezer, even though people have long since stopped panic buying and production has restarted.

This scarcity has made it very difficult for those with a malfunctioning freezer, who may want a replacement. It’s equally painful for those who are moving into a new home and want to equip their new property with a freezer as they are also finding it hard to find a factory second from any other source. Continue reading “Why Are Standalone Freezers Rarer Than Hens’ Teeth?”

Benefits of Choosing a Factory Seconds Dryer

Winter is coming and some of us just need to get our clothes dry faster without using the clothesline. A dependable dryer is a great way to achieve this.  Fluffy towels and toasty warm clothes in the morning are an added bonus!

When you are ready to purchase a clothes dryer you should know there’s no need to buy new because choosing a factory seconds dryer can get the same job done without breaking the bank.

What Are Factory Seconds?

Whitegoods factory seconds are products that were unboxed before a sale or found to have physical imperfections like scratches and dents. A majority of factory seconds were display room pieces, with some being product returns within a few days of purchase.

Factory seconds are in seamless working condition despite their physical imperfections or return status. Whitegoods are thoroughly examined by technicians to ensure they are in working order before being made available to consumers.  They are also professionally graded to set criteria.

Why Purchase a Factory Seconds Dryer?

Whitegoods dryers are a convenient and smart purchase for several reasons. Continue reading “Benefits of Choosing a Factory Seconds Dryer”

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 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”

Top Loading Versus Front Loading Washing Machines

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”

Why factory seconds are your route to quality refrigerators at knock down prices

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”