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Most Valued Kitchen Appliances of 2017

Most Valued Kitchen Appliances of 2017

I always look forward to publications released by Houzz. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, their publications give me an idea of what is hot in the renovation world so I can gauge what customers are looking for. Recently, Houzz released its 2017 Kitchen Trends Study, and there’s a lot of interesting information in there. After going through it, I thought of offering some insight on what the most valued kitchen appliances were in 2017. So,…

Running Costs of the Top 4 Home Appliances

Running Costs of the Top 4 Home Appliances

I think we can all agree that home appliances make our lives simpler and save us a lot of time. But when it comes to the running cost of appliances, most people don’t have any clue of what the costs are. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, customers always ask me about the running costs of our home appliances in their buying process. I’m sure that you have the same question as well. Today, I will…

Dishwasher vs Hand Washing: How do they stack up?

Dishwasher vs Hand Washing: How do they stack up?

Everybody owns at least a few kitchen appliances. While most kitchen appliances are designed to save time, many appliances also offer cost savings and better energy efficiency. However, it can be difficult to estimate the energy cost and water usage of certain kitchen appliances such as dishwashers. The average lifespan of a dishwasher is estimated to be 10 years. For those of us who own a dishwasher because of time-saving benefits, it’s a long-term investment we’re happy to make. However,…

How to load a dishwasher for maximum efficiency

How to load a dishwasher for maximum efficiency

Dishwashers are one of the most used appliances of a home. However, most of us don’t give too much thought when loading a dishwasher. We throw in our dishes, add a dishwashing tablet and hit the start button without giving anything another thought. While it may seem like this approach is saving time, it is actually causing the dishwasher to run at lower efficiency, which can actually take up more of our time – and money. According to Canstar Blue,…

Dishwasher placement: Finding the perfect position

Dishwasher placement: Finding the perfect position

Dishwashers may have once been considered a household luxury in Australia. However, times have changed and these days, dishwashers are more of a regular feature than a luxury. In fact, according to Canstar Blue Research, around 58% of all Australian households own a dishwasher. And of all people surveyed, only 4% purchased a dishwasher in the last two years because they didn’t have one before. If you’re amongst this 4%, then one important consideration is where to place a dishwasher….

Thinking of buying a new dishwasher this weekend? Here’s what you need to know

Thinking of buying a new dishwasher this weekend? Here’s what you need to know

Dishwashers are one of the most common kitchen appliances featured in Australian homes. In fact, dishwashers are no longer the luxury item that they once were. Now, they are more of a necessity than a luxury, with the majority of homes having one. Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Study surveyed Australian homeowners who have renovated in the last 12 months, are currently renovating or looking to renovate in the next 3 months and found dishwashers to be the third most frequently…

Ross’s Discount Home Centre – your one-stop-appliance-shop!

Ross’s Discount Home Centre – your one-stop-appliance-shop!

Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, there is no way you can avoid the need for appliances. Appliances are a necessity in every home and they need to be upgraded or replaced every few years. The kitchen alone sees a plethora of appliances, which are today being added or replaced in new homes and renovations. According to Houzz.com.au’s August 2015 Kitchen Trend Survey, the top new kitchen appliances included oven (82%), dishwasher (79%), microwave (62%), refrigerator (55%), rangehoods (52%),…

5 LOW In Price, HIGH In Quality dishwashers!

5 LOW In Price, HIGH In Quality dishwashers!

If you’re building a new home in Perth or simply upgrading your kitchen, then no doubt you’ll want shiny new appliances to really set it off. One of the most popular new appliances to add to a kitchen are dishwashers. In fact, according to Houzz’s 2015 Kitchen trends report, 79% of Australian homeowners choose to add a new dishwasher. This was only beaten by ovens at 82%. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I meet a…

How to increase the energy efficiency of your white goods

How to increase the energy efficiency of your white goods

I’m sure you own several white goods and home appliances. While you may be happy with the performance of your white goods, they are no doubt consuming a lot of energy. If your electricity bills are on the higher side, it’s probably because of the white goods that you own. While the ABS reports that white good such as dishwashers, refrigerators and washings machines only accounted for 30% of total energy consumption of a dwelling, they also accounted for 53%…

Tips to extend the life of your home appliances

Tips to extend the life of your home appliances

Home appliances are items that I’m sure everyone has bought at least once in their life. Even if you hate shopping, you cannot escape the need to purchase home appliances. But unfortunately, like most things, home appliances have a lifespan. Once they no longer function, you’re forced to go out again and purchase a replacement. However, did you know that you can extend the life of your home appliances? It’s actually quite easy. All that you need to do is…

5 kitchen appliances you need in your life!

5 kitchen appliances you need in your life!

Time and again, every homeowner needs to upgrade or purchase new kitchen appliances in Perth. While some kitchen appliances, such as a refrigerator, have now become necessity items, others are still considered luxury appliances. Even today, with improved design and a wider selection, the essential items continue to improve. Modern appliances offer better functionality and higher energy efficiency to your kitchen duties and electricity bills. Being Ross’s head of purchasing, I often help our customers purchase kitchen appliances. Over time,…

Effective money saving tips for home appliances in Perth

Effective money saving tips for home appliances in Perth

Are you considering purchasing new home appliances in Perth? Well, you’re not alone. Every year, thousands of Australians upgrade their old appliances and many others simply purchase new ones. Appliance manufacturers release new and improved models every year, so there is certainly no shortage of options. However, you simply cannot go out and purchase home appliances. Home appliances are high utility items, so it is important that you purchase wisely – and there are several factors to consider before you…