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Drinking Your Breakfast: The Betta Guide

Drinking Your Breakfast: The Betta Guide

Let’s admit it: most of us get out of bed a bit later than we should. Because showering and getting dressed are pretty much non-negotiable, the morning necessity that usually gets cut out is a solid breakfast. If you’re lucky, maybe you can cobble something together. If not, it’ll have to be a bacon and egg roll on the road, or worse, skipping the meal altogether.

That’s where drinking your breakfast comes in. It’s nice and convenient and doesn’t require all ...

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June, The World’s First Smart Oven

Imagine an oven that is as smart as a smartphone.

A bunch of engineers with previous experience at the likes of Apple and Google have designed just that: an intelligent counter-top oven, named June, which will be available for purchase in 2016.

Fitting comfortably on a counter-top, June can bake, roast, broil, toast and slow cook. But just how smart is June?

June 1via juneoven.com

Well, ...

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Discovering Dishlex

Discovering Dishlex

Today we’re delving into the world of Dishlex.

The Dishlex brand is part of the wider household appliances company Electrolux. Electrolux’s, and therefore Dishlex’s, design and product development is driven by something they call ‘Thought Design’, an approach inspired by Scandinavian design. This means products are made with the consumer and their experience in mind.

Dishlex DSF6105X Freestanding Dishwasher

 

Dishlex ...

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Sunbeam Snack Heroes To The Rescue

Sunbeam Snack Heroes To The Rescue

This summer we’re loving Sunbeam’s Snack Heroes range – super cute kitchen appliances that make playing with your food a good idea! We previously took a look at the cake pop maker, but we didn’t want to withhold it’s awesome friends! They are perfect for getting the kids into the kitchen and keeping them entertained during the holidays.

When the munchies hit, there’s only thing to do – call the Snack Heroes with the Sunbeam Snack Heroes Waffle ...

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Summer with SodaStream

Summer with SodaStream

Summer is just around the corner so that means beating the heat with a constant supply of delicious, refreshing beverages. Making your own bubbly drinks is fun if you’ve got the right equipment and ingredients.

Now, if you were a kid in the 70s and 80s you very well might remember the SodaStream Drinks Maker craze. SodaStream was a hit with the whole family because it allowed you to turn water into carbonated water in your very own kitchen.

Fast forward ...

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Betta Snacks for a Footy Grand Final Party

Betta Snacks for a Footy Grand Final Party

It’s been a cracker of a footy season, and every AFL fan has one thing on their mind: the 2014 Grand Final. It’s just over a month away, and to celebrate, we’re giving away tickets for four to the game! Check out the Betta Facebook page to enter.

For everyone planning to watch at home, we’ve got two awesome recipes to make the Grand Final a day to remember:

Guacamole

4 Ripe Hass Avocadoes, halved
2 Truss Tomatoes, diced
1 Spanish onion, ...

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Blend and Go with the ‘Mix & Go’

Blend and Go with the ‘Mix & Go’

We’ve all been there-

The initial excitement at the idea of whizzing up a smoothie. But then we realise it’s hardly ever just a matter of a simple whizz. After the whizz there’s the rummage-around-for-an-appropriately-sized-glass-or-bottle, and then it’s the leave-the-mixer-for-someone-else-to-wash-up-later.

George Foreman – pioneer of the health grill – say it’s time for no more buts; instead try their new compact blender Mix & Go.   

Pop your ingredients into the bottle, attach the blade, ...

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How to Have a Healthy Winter

How to Have a Healthy Winter

There are plenty of things to love about winter, but the sniffles definitely isn’t among them! Staying healthy in the colder months is more of a challenge, but there are some very simple ways to give yourself a fighting chance, and to keep the tissue box at bay!

Wash your hands

The simplest tip of all! It stands to reason that if more people get sick in the winter months, there will be more germs flying around. Help stop them by washing ...

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4 Tips for Running a Better Dishwasher

4 Tips for Running a Better Dishwasher

Westinghouse’s latest range of dishwashers is packed full of clever features and it’s got us thinking: how does one get the most out of their dishwasher? We use them so much, loading and unloading is second nature to most people, even if our habits aren’t the best. We’ve come up with a few tips for choosing and running your new dishwasher.

1: Know where everything goes

There’s sound reasoning behind the positioning of plates down the bottom and glasses up the ...

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Breville’s Sous Vide Explained

Breville’s Sous Vide Explained

Sous Vide (which translates from French to “under vacuum”) is a method of cooking food that has been vacuum sealed in a ‘water oven’. It uses the even heat of the water to cook food thoroughly and easily, without a whole lot of effort. While once upon a time, this would have only been a stovetop operation, Breville has release its own Sous Vide slow cooker, which makes the process a lot easier and safer.

Because each serve of something ...

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