Archive for September, 2013

How to make a Terrific Toasted Sandwich

How to make a Terrific Toasted Sandwich

What’s not to love about a jaffle, or toasted sandwich?

This humble creation gives new life to leftovers and makes a tasty treat or snack. Some die-hards might like to argue that the two are wildly different: a jaffle has pressed edges to keep the fillings from oozing out, while a toasted sandwich does not. But when it comes to deliciousness, we think this is a moot point!

Preparing any old jaffle is as simple as putting a fresh sandwich inside that ...

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How To Run Your Washing Machine On The Cheap

How To Run Your Washing Machine On The Cheap

Looking to cut down your household bills? Your first stop should be a quick check of your largest home appliances.

Often, older models can consume much more power than they need to, hence your big bills! One of the worst offenders is the washing machine, the great workhorse of the home. Take a moment to consider how long you’ve had your current washing machine – if it’s been more than ten years, it’s likely not as energy- and water-efficient as it ...

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Never Lose Suction Again: Dyson’s New DC54 Barrel Vacuums

Never Lose Suction Again: Dyson’s New DC54 Barrel Vacuums

Next to paying taxes and flossing, vacuuming is one of life’s necessary evils. Thankfully, it’s not as torturous as it used to be – new, highly efficient, reliable vacuum cleaners make this dreaded household chore that little bit less dreadful.

Dyson are a trusted name in vacuum cleaners, known for developing everyday products that won’t let you down. Their DC54 barrel vacuums aren’t just built to last, but have a reputation for outdoing other vacuum cleaners of their type, and the ...

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Footy Finals Feasting

Footy finals fever has one cure: footy and food, combined.  A great ‘game on’ snack is one that you can pick up and wolf down in one bite all without taking your eyes off the screen. Fresh from Betta Cooking with Matthew Hayden are these super easy and tasty recipes that’ll keep you fuelled during the game. And don’t forget to enter our ultimate footy pack Facebook competition!

Spring Rolls

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How to Run Your Fridge On The Cheap

How to Run Your Fridge On The Cheap

After air conditioning, the refrigerator is said to be the biggest consumer of energy in most Australian homes. Not only are they expensive to purchase, they also use power like there’s no tomorrow.

Fortunately, energy efficiency in fridges and freezers has made great strides in the last few years. While the RRP of newer models is considerably higher than it has been in the past, the savings you can make on your electricity bill in the long run compensate for this.

Here ...

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Betta Breakfast Month

Betta Breakfast Month

Believe it or not, September is Better Breakfast Month! We’re all for healthy and nutritious eating, particularly when it comes to the most important meal of the day – so we’ve conveniently re-named it ‘Betta Breakfast Month’ here.

To help you get into the spirit and offer some inspiration for the rest of the month to better your breakfasts, here are some healthy and delicious ways you can shake up your morning starts:

  • It’s spring! Make the most of seasonal produce and kick ...
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Win the Ultimate Man Cave Fit-out

Win the Ultimate Man Cave Fit-out

Watching the footy is one thing, watching it while kicking back with mates in your very own decked out man cave is another story.

We’ve launched one of our best competitions yet, and just in time for footy finals season. This ultimate footy pack that we’re giving away, valued at $7,000, has all your bases covered: a 60” plasma and a home theatre system so you’ll feel like you have front row tickets, a suede recliner that beats plastic stadium seats, ...

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Spring into spring cleaning!

Spring into spring cleaning!

Spring is in the air and that means it’s time for spring cleaning. There’s something satisfying about clearing out some of the junk that you’ve accumulated throughout the past year. A good spruce up at this time of the year is also important if you have any allergy sufferers in the house as cleaning up dust and other irritants will reduce seasonal symptoms. Browse our range of vacuum cleaners here.

While you probably have your annual top-to-bottom house clean down ...

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How to Make the Ultimate Smoothie

How to Make the Ultimate Smoothie

The perfect smoothie is one that you jump out of bed for in anticipation. Given the right mix of fruits and vegetables, a smoothie can make an easy, filling and nutritious substitute for porridge or toast in the morning. If you’re going to be on the go all day, prepare a second batch and take it along with you on your travels for an afternoon snack.

With the right blender and the right ingredients, you won’t have to jump farther than ...

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