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Washing Dishes the Efficient and Elegant Way

Washing Dishes the Efficient and Elegant Way

For an appliance that you use at least once a day – such as a dishwasher – flexibility, efficiency and reliability are crucial. That it looks elegant is a bonus.

The Emilia Freestanding Dishwasher, $398, is a sophisticated dishwasher manufactured in Modena, Italy, but without the hefty price tag that you’ve come to expect from Italian-made appliances. In terms of reliability, the Emilia dishwasher is fitted with an Aquastop valve on the inlet so that if the hose splits the ...

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Cooking Made Easy with Microwaves

Cooking Made Easy with Microwaves

Gone are the days when all you needed a microwave for was to heat up last night’s pizza and thaw a pre-packaged, frozen lasagne.  We encourage you to put your microwave to work and use it to cook some quick, easy and delish homemade meals! Read on for a few of our favourite microwave meals below..

Have only a few minutes left before you need to rush out the door for work and you’re yet to fix yourself breakfast? Make it ...

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Revamp Your Living Room and Bring it to Life

Revamp Your Living Room and Bring it to Life

The living room is an important location in most homes because it has to accommodate a variety of activities: lounging on the couch watching re-runs of True Blood, cocktail parties with guests and canapés floating around, games of Twister, housing out-of-town visitors, and so on. This means that a living room should be arranged with flexibility and adaptability in mind.

A key consideration for achieving a living room arrangement where people will really feel comfortable is seating placement. Aim for at ...

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Slow And Steady Wins The Race With The Sunbeam Duos Sous Vide And Slow Cooker

Slow And Steady Wins The Race With The Sunbeam Duos Sous Vide And Slow Cooker

Do you slow cook? That isn’t a jab at your speediness in the kitchen. Slow cooking is actually a super convenient, budget-friendly method of cooking that was originally a big hit in the 1970s and is now experiencing a revival (exactly like flared jeans!) The beauty of slow cooking is that it requires minimal preparation but long cooking time so you can get your meal going in the morning before heading off to work and come home later to dinner ...

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Keep Warm This Winter With Our Range Of Electric Blankets

Keep Warm This Winter With Our Range Of Electric Blankets

So you read our blog post on how to warm up your home this winter, followed our advice and purchased a heater, but are still a little way off your winter happy spot. If the idea of a hot water bottle doesn’t sit quite well with you, then you just might find happiness snuggling up under an electric blanket.

Did you know the first electric blanket was invented in 1912 by an American physician? Nowadays, electric blankets come ...

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Perfect Cake Pops: Easy As With The Sunbeam Cake Pop Maker

Perfect Cake Pops: Easy As With The Sunbeam Cake Pop Maker

There’s a new treat making headlines on the playground and in the sandpit. They’re called cake pops and, for the unacquainted, a cake pop is a colourful, round, bite-sized cake on a stick iced to perfection and covered in your favourite topping. One mouthful will send you to perfect-blend-of-icing-and-cake heaven. To put it mildly, cake pops are the dessert phenomenon of the decade. Come birthday parties and holiday gatherings, you shouldn’t be surprised to see cake pops being treated like ...

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The Good Looking Kitchen

The Good Looking Kitchen

You might not realise it but the kitchen is the most important space in your home. It’s where everyone comes together to partake in one of the greatest joys in life: food. It’s for this reason that keeping the kitchen tidy and pleasant is serious business. A tidy, good looking kitchen starts with organisation. Once you’ve got the basics in our guide below down pat, it’s just a matter of keeping up appearances!

  1. Don’t give clutter a chance part 1: So ...
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Getting Started: Setup Your Home Entertainment System Like A Pro

Getting Started: Setup Your Home Entertainment System Like A Pro

There’s nothing like cosying up for a night in to enjoy the latest blockbuster release in your home theatre. The road to this blissful place, however, can be a little harrowing if you’ve never embarked on the journey to setting up your own home entertainment system before. This post is a how-to that will guide you on your way to audio visual heaven.

If you’re starting from scratch – as in, you’re yet to purchase the products that will make up ...

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

We have some difficult news to break today. Mum doesn’t want another pair of slippers this Mother’s Day. She also doesn’t want that re-gifted box of chocolates that’s been sitting in your pantry since Christmas and – sorry – she already has a fluffy bathrobe and enough scented candles to last her a lifetime.

But don’t worry, it’s not the Betta way to leave you out in the cold without some Better Advice, which is why we’ve pulled together a few ...

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Warm Up Faster This Winter With Our Energy-Saving Tips

Warm Up Faster This Winter With Our Energy-Saving Tips

The winter chill is at our doorsteps and that means cosy nights snuggled up beside the heater sipping hot chocolate. Unfortunately, it’s not until a few months later when spring has finally sprung that you’ll receive your energy bill and realise a good 30% of it is from heating your home all these long, cold winter nights.

The good news is that heating doesn’t have to be expensive. With a column heater like the Dimplex Eco Column Heater, you could ...

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