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Sunbeam Winter Winners

Sunbeam Winter Winners

As the temperature starts to drop, and the summer heat fades we look to our favourite winter meals to help keep us warm and toasty! Our friends at Sunbeam have put together a collection of recipes and must-have appliances that will be guaranteed winter winners in your kitchen!

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Become a Slow Cooker King or Queen

 

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Winter is here and there is nothing better than a wholesome, hearty slow cooked meal. Whether you are new to using a slow cooker or have been cooking with one for years, here are five slow cooker tips and tricks that will turn you into a slow cooker king or queen.

Use the right size pot

There are a range of different size slow cookers to fit everyone’s needs. Some people need ...

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What is the Small Business $20,000 Tax Break?

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As the end of financial year is quickly approaching, here are some hints on how small businesses can make the most out of the Small Business Tax Break.

Current Law for Small Businesses – Expanding Accelerated Depreciation

Until the end of June 2017, small businesses can claim an immediate deduction for assets they start to use, or have installed ready for use, provided each depreciable asset costs less than $20,000.

Eligible Businesses

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Electric Blanket Safety

Electric Blanket Safety

It’s hard to describe in words how good the feeling of a warm bed in winter really is. Of course, if you own an electric blanket, you probably already know that feeling! They’re a great convenience, but questions of safety around them do tend to pop up every winter, and rightly so. Comfort is lovely but there’s nothing more important than safety!

Standards of Electric Blanket Safety in Australia

In Australia, we have certain standards that all electric blankets and pads ...

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Energy Efficiency – How To Save Energy In Winter

Energy Efficiency – How To Save Energy In Winter

As Game of Thrones fans like to say, winter is coming. In fact, it’s nearly upon us! The chilly season can be a little expensive with the electricity and gas bills that follow it, however. To tackle that, we’ve put together six tips for saving energy this winter.

Heat from the sun

The sunny, sunny winter daytime has an impact on the heat in your home. By keeping south-facing curtains and blinds open during the day, heat will enter room. Keep them ...

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What’s best for a small business – laptop or tablet?

What’s best for a small business – laptop or tablet?

If you run a small business, you know just how much having the right tools and equipment can make a big difference in your day-to-day operations. When it comes to technology – specifically, computers – you might find yourself trying to decide between laptop or tablet. They’re both portable, affordable and, let’s face it, look schmick.

Every business is different. Not only that, everybody works differently. So, the important thing to keep in mind when shopping for a new ...

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Portable Air Conditioners

Portable Air Conditioners

How do you find respite from the summer heat if you can’t install an air conditioning system in your home?

If making permanent changes to the walls or structure of your home is not allowed or just not possible, consider a portable air conditioner. These units can be moved from room to room and, on the performance and functionality scale, sit between a fan and an air conditioning system, in that they are better at cooling than the former ...

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Organising Tips for Back to School

Organising Tips for Back to School

It’s hard to believe it’s almost time for the kids to go back to school. Time flies when you’re having fun, as they say! Another term of packed lunches, homework help, and (mostly) clean uniforms is on the horizon.

But after 6 weeks of holiday mode, we can use all the help we can get when it comes to running a tight ship. Stay on top of your game with these simple back to school organising tips!

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Energy Conservation Tips for Summer

Energy Conservation Tips for Summer

Australia is a land of scorching summers and rising energy costs, so the need for energy conservation, especially on the hottest days of the year, is becoming more of a necessity.

Here are some ways to save on electricity during the summer months.

Energy Saving Appliances

Appliance usage accounts for about one-third of a home’s energy consumption. This consumption comes from the largest appliances in the home, such as the refrigerator. If you’re particularly concerned about your energy consumption, do an analysis ...

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How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

Summer is officially on its way, which means we can look forward to all the good stuff, like mangoes, cricket and Christmas-time! The warmer days also mean a lot more air conditioner usage, so it’s a good idea to prepare your unit at home for the new season.

There aren’t too many parts of air conditioners that owners can service – most need a professional’s touch to ensure they’re handled smoothly and safely. The exception for most models is the ...

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