If the upside to a meal is eating, then the downside is the dirty dishes that come afterward. But it’s not like we’re going to be eating every dinner on paper plates, so cleaning dishes is something sadly inevitable. Which brings us to today’s blog topic – do you have a dishwasher to do your dishes or are you the dish washer at home?
For those of us with a dishwasher, you know there’s no way you’re going back to manual soaping and scrubbing again. Now if you never grew up with one and don’t think you need one, then jump on board because you’re about to enter the wonderful world of dishwashers.
Here’s 7 reasons why we think dishwashers are the way forward.
1. You don’t have to do the dishes
Well duh, that’s pretty obvious. The whole point of having a dishwasher is so that you don’t have to do the washing up. Once you have loaded all the dishes, simply turn on the power and let your little guy work his magic. Meanwhile you can be outside enjoying the summer sun and sipping a glass of red. Oooh ahhh.
2. Water Usage - Handwash vs. Dishwasher
Did you know that many dishwashers actually use less water than kitchen sinks?
Before you say it’s not plausible, think again. Even though dishwashers have the frightening appearance of a huge hollow box – way bigger than your average kitchen sink, they do not completely fill up with water. The big capacity is for you to stuff it with dishes, and only a relatively small amount of water is sprayed all over your dishes. In fact, most dishwashers actually recycle and reuse some of the water. Comparatively, washing up at the sink has been proven to use more water per place-setting than washing by hand.
3. Zap the Germs
One of the reasons dishes come out cleaner in a dishwasher – also making it more hygienic – is that a dishwasher can use higher temperatures than your hands are able to cope with. Together with a strong dishwashing detergent, it’s the hygienic way to protect your family from harmful germs and bacteria that can build up on sponges, dish cloths and tea towels.
4. Sparkling dishes
Effective dishwasher detergents contain far more active ingredients than washing up liquid, ensuring food soils are broken down and washed away during the washing cycle to leave behind nothing but shine. Thanks to rinse agents and latent heat on the dishes, tableware washed in the dishwasher come out with a wonderful shine and free from the spot marks and streaks you can see after washing up at the sink.
5. Soft, Beautiful Hands
Okay, so opting for a dishwasher so that you won’t get “dishpan hands” may be a superficial reason, but hey who wants wrinkles on their hands or anywhere else for that matter? Besides how many times have you chipped nails, cut yourself or noticed how rough your skin feels after washing up by hand, especially when you have very sensitive skin?
A dishwasher won’t complain, and will leave your hands to look good and do more useful things!
6. Clutter-free Kitchen
No-one likes coming home to a kitchen with grotty washing-up piled up on the surfaces. It’s unsightly, can smell and when left to dry on, it’s even harder work than normal! With a dishwasher you can quickly pile those dirty dishes out of the way, and only take them out again when they’re clean and sparkling. You just need to remember to turn on the dishwasher though; out of sight but not completely out of mind!
7. No More Squabbles Over Who Does the Dishes
Now who’s turn is it to do the dishes?
The washing up can be a major cause of disharmony at home. Arguments happen over whose turn it is to wash up and the quality of the wash. Plus it’s really not ok to have bits of food scrap still stuck on the dishes and call it done. Invest in a dishwasher and never hear another cleaning squabble again.
If you’re now convinced that you need a dishwasher, pop into an E&S Trading showroom to discover our wide range. Our friendly consultants are always happy to help sort you out. And for whatever reason you don’t feel like leaving your house today, you can also shop and order online at our website!
The great divide between high performance professional kitchen appliances and the domestic alternatives has been all but banished with the arrival of Smeg’s flagship 90cm pyrolytic built-in oven. As the final element in the brand’s collection of new generation, high-performance ovens, the Classic design SAP3900X is both majestic and inspirational in terms of its design and performance.
Stand out innovations include the Thin Film Transistor display with its ultra-clear graphics; S-Logic interface that provides intuitive, simple control of multiple functions; and Smart Sense self-guiding cooking programs.
S-Logic technology delivers a vast array of functions in the most easily accessible form – one function leads seamlessly to another so the user is able to negotiate the controls effortlessly and logically. Smart Sense is a self-guiding program whereby the user can access 50 pre set recipes for meat, fish and vegetable dishes that will advise the optimum temperature, shelf height and duration for the best results every time.
Another exciting feature is that labour-intensive cleaning of the generous 90 litre capacity oven is a thing of the past. SAP3900X boasts a full pyrolytic cleaning with a three hour cycle for heavily soiled oven interiors and an eco-energy-saving pyrolytic option that takes 90 minutes and is tailored to lightly soiled ovens.
Packed with these much convenience and incredible details, Smeg’s flagship 90cm pyrolytic built-in oven certainly makes it easy to cook restaurant-quality food at home!
Don’t just take our word for it, come on down to our showroom to experience the quality of Smeg oven for yourself. With 5 stores right across Melbourne & Geelong, there’s no reason to give it a miss!
Today’s consumers want outstanding results without turning cooking into a full-time job. That is why Electrolux designed their new Inspirational oven range to deliver flexibility and flavour.
The new Inspirational range oven has new features based on the company’s 90 years of experience equipping professional kitchens - including the kitchens of nearly half of all the Michelin-starred chefs in Europe. With the option of steam assist cooking, advanced self-cleaning system and an improved touch control interface, the new Inspirational ovens easily satisfy the most demanding domestic cooks at home.
Steam Assist With Pyrolytic Cleaning
60cm pyrolytic & hot steam oven
In a groundbreaking development, Electrolux has combined a steam oven with pyrolytic self-cleaning technology. The amazing steam assist function is a great addition to normal “hot air” cooking. Steam brings out all the natural flavours and goodness in your food, and produces juicy, succulent texture. You can also have the flexibility of adding steam whenever you like with the steam on demand option. Great for adding a bit of moisture to a roast at the end of cooking.
Not only do the steam ovens cook with precision and perfection, now they come with self cleaning programs to get your oven clean without the need for the dreaded scrubbing or harsh chemicals.
When you switch on the pyrolytic mode, high temperatures of around 500 degrees celsius incinerate any grease, grime and residue leaving just a fine layer of ash inside. Once that's done, all you need to do is simply wipe this layer away and you've got a sparkling clean oven ready to use once more.
Simple Design, Intuitive Interface
In the new Inspiration oven interface, clean, architectural lines and authentic materials were chosen to make the appliances distinctive yet adapted to different kinds of style. Choose between black glass or brushed stainless steel to match your kitchen design.
The control interface has also been simplified to be so intuitive and user-friendly you won’t even need a manual. One of the most amazing aspects of the display is the TFT temperature indicator. Designed with the user in mind, the display changes colour accordingly to illustrate the oven status; highly practical when you’re looking at the temperature from a distance!
Designed in Australia for the needs of Australian cooks, Electrolux Inspirational oven range certainly brings much joy and ease into cooking. Discover these amazing new ovens and more at your nearest E&S Trading showrooms today.
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Don’t you just love the holiday season? We can live like there is no tomorrow, drink more than we should, and not worry about eating because diet is already on next year’s resolution list. No, not really. The best thing we love about the holiday season is the “S” word.
That’s right – a heart-stopping, exhilarating Sale! And if your S-radar is currently beeping like crazy, that’s because E&S Trading is having our massive New Year Clearance Sale!
Hurry into your nearest E&S Trading showroom and receive a minimum 15% off RRP across our huge kitchen, bathroom and laundry range! Don’t miss out sensational deals on ovens, washers, basins, taps and more from world leading brands including Siemens, Bosch, Smeg, Hatria and Caroma.
For awesome appliances and top quality brands, visit your nearest E&S Trading store today. The New Year Clearance Sale must end 27th January 2014! Terms and conditions apply.
Browse the catalogue online here
Offer excludes KitchenAid, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Falcon, Neff, Miele, Gaggenau, Hoover, Asko, GE, D.C.S, Capital & Steel. Valid in-store only and excludes online pricing.
Take a seat as we review this year’s most noteworthy kitchen appliances. From groundbreaking to head-turning, these stunning products deserve a second look.
SMEG – World’s first 16-min domestic dishwasher
The dishwasher of all dishwashers. La crème de la crème. Flower of the flock. However way you put it, Smeg’s Domestic Pro is sitting high up at the ladder. Capable of completing a full wash in 16 minutes using just 12 litres of water, the new Smeg DWAUP364X Domestic Pro is a genuine step up in terms of technology and speed.
The breakthrough behind the superfast wash is the innovative Dual Core system which powers the machine using two motors, plus having two 1,800 watt inline elements (twice the industry norm) to heat the water certainly speed things up a lot.
MIELE – A stunning headturner
Miele has proven time and again their uncompromising commitment to innovation. And with the launch of their latest Generation H6000, Miele has established a new benchmark in kitchen appliances.
Aside from the amazing new touch screen technology reminiscent of a smartphone, we are super wowed by the stunning aesthetic of the Pure Line style. The high proportion of glass used in the appliance façade and its stylish, clean appearance puts Pure Line at the forefront of contemporary design. There’s also new colours - Mink in particular stole our hearts! This rich chocolate tone gives a unique style to your kitchen and looks just incredible with dark wood cabinetry.
ILVE – Perfect pizza under 3 mins
This is definitely for the budding pizza chefs who would much rather conjure up a delicious topping creation at home than hit the local take-away.
The effortlessly stylish and user-friendly built-in Pizza Oven from ILVE produces a 400 degree heat which cooks pizza to perfection in under three minutes. That’s less time than it takes to boil your kettle! Once installed, all that’s left to do is to find a favourite dough recipe and call on friends and family for a pizza night.
– World’s most energy-efficient Zeolith dishwasher
Siemens have outdone themselves this time. Their latest innovation - the new range of speedMatic dishwashers totally blew us out of the water with what promises to be the world’s first Zeolith dishwasher technology.
Zeolith, a class of naturally occurring minerals has the astonishing ability to absorb water molecules and then release them as energy. And who better than Siemens geniously thought of integrating that into a dishwasher! The results? Dishwashers that dry dishes effectively in less time, and using less energy. Even better, the minerals are completely self-renewable and will not wear off for the lifetime of the machine. Big tick for environmental sustainability!
For more amazing kitchen stories, check out these handy blog posts. Shop your favourite kitchen, bathroom and laundry appliances at E&S Trading.
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Fancy a designer kitchen but can’t afford to blow your budget? Then let our Siemens Sale set you right on path!
Built with precision and characterised by their stylish good looks, Siemens appliances are a triumph in both design and performance. Whether you are after their sophisticated dishwashers or innovative cooktops, you will find Siemens products engineered with advanced technology.
So why not take advantage of our Siemens Sale starting today until 15th December 2013? This is your best chance to snap up amazing deals on Siemens ovens, cooktops, fridges, washing machines, dryers and more! Plus check out our exclusive bonus offers:
• Purchase any Siemens Pyrolytic Oven and any Siemens cooktop and receive a bonus LeCreuset Pack 26cm Casserole Dish and 24cm Grill Set valued at $688 RRP
• Bonus 6 months supply worth of ecostore dishwashing tablets valued at $103 RRP with the purchase of any Siemens dishwasher
Don’t wait too long; grab this rare chance to update your appliances at a price that’ll make you smile!
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These days whether you’re buying a house or renovating your new kitchen, the least you’ll expect in your kitchen is to have hot and cold running water, electric refrigeration, cooktop and a clean hygienic surface for food preparation. If you’ve got additional budget, there’s also the self-cleaning oven, 1000-watts microwave, dishwasher, and the list goes on.
With all these modern innovations and conveniences, it’s easy to forget that just over two centuries ago, cooking and food preparation were still in the barbaric stage - demanding and time-consuming on a scale unthinkable today.
The earliest civilised kitchens were often located in a separate room at the rear of the house. There were open fires, food hung from massive rafters and cooking untensils consisted of clay pots and stonewares. For the wealthy and upper-class, kitchens were dirty places to stay away from. They were primarily for slaves and servants to labour in, doing all the cooking and serving in smoke and soot.
By the early 1900s, gas cooking and electricity was invented, and clean water had became prevalent. It was also the first time people were introduced to referigerators, boilers and ovens. With the industrial revolution and introduction of production line into factories, efficiency became sought after in working environments, the kitchen included.
In 1926, Austrian’s first female architect, Margarete Lihotzky, was commissioned to help solve the housing crisis in post war Germany. She designed the “Frankfurt Kitchen” drawing principles from Frederick Taylor’s industrial time and motion experiments. It became the world’s first mass produced fitted kitchen, designed to let the cook do their work with as little movement between workspaces as possible – what is known today as the kitchen triangle concept.
Following the Second World War, kitchens became 50’s housewives’ bestfriends. With the rise of the middle class and demise of servants, housewives had to manage their households single-handedly. This era also saw the debut of the blender, microwave and toaster, each making an impact on daily household life and lessening the effort it took to whip up a meal.
From 1950s onwards, the styles of decor changed from funky to a more toned-down look. Kitchens became increasingly integrated into the main living area – forming an open-plan space. Exposure to the kitchens of professional chefs also added new functional ideas to the domestic kitchen and led to the popularity of materials such as stainless steel.
Today we have ovens that clean themselves, fridges that automatically defrost and have icemakers and internet access. There is pretty much an appliance or product designed for every conceivable cooking method. In household where entertaining and dinner parties are frequent, kitchens are designed to be the hub of the home, complete with a wet bar, island bench and wall-mounted flatscreen TV for game nights and season finale parties.
What will the future hold for us? Could we possibly fit more gadgets into our kitchen cabinetry? Can appliances be more ergonomically designed? How about some sort of a bar-code reader that allows automatic ordering of supplies and replacements every time something runs low?
At E&S Trading, we work hard to bring you the most exciting and innovative appliances and products from around the world. Whatever the next big thing in kitchen or cooking is, when it turns up you will find it at our E&S showroom.
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Started in New Zealand, Fisher & Paykel is one endearing brand with a big passion when it comes to cooking. And in their showroom at Derrimut where food lovers meet amazing mechanical marvels, that’s how we discover Fisher & Paykel’s outstanding appliances.
Matthew Brown and his team introduced a full range of Fisher & Paykel’s kitchen appliances to E&S staff - from built-in espresso machines to induction cooktops to their unique ActiveVent technology ovens. Of course the best part of the day was getting hands-on with Fisher & Paykel’s amazing products and cook up a sumptuous team lunch for everyone.
Account Manager Cooking, Matthew Brown, takes us through the unique features of Fisher & Paykel’s built-in oven
The interactive training session focused on their best-selling 60cm built-in oven range, which recently won the prestigious international Red Dot design award. Taking the very best of current oven technology and premium design features, Fisher & Paykel has hit the sweet spot in the creation of a perfect oven.
Fisher & Paykel’s innovative oven range comes in eleven, nine or seven oven functions with pre-set temperatures that deliver just what we need to cook each dish to perfection. What impresses us most is the size of the oven cavity - a generous 77 litre internal capacity which fits 30 percent more compared to traditional European ovens.
From baking to slow roasting, Fisher & Paykel ovens cater for any culinary style
Finished in black reflective glass, Fisher & Paykel induction cooktop blend minimalist design with durability
Among other treats we prepared was a simple, yet beautiful Bolognese pasta cooked using Fisher & Paykel’s induction cooktop.
Designed specifically for the needs of our Australian market, the 90cm touch control cooktop is highly functional and intuitive, and boast a minimalist design in tune with contemporary kitchen styles today. A light tap and swiping action was all it took to select the power, timer or boost function, making it remarkably easy to use.
If you too want to experience Fisher & Paykel’s appliances, step into a E&S showroom near you. Our product experts can show you how to create a kitchen environment that suits your design sensibilities and needs as a cook.
Stay tuned for more news from E&S Trading and Fisher & Paykel!
A home show like no other, Grand Designs Live Melbourne made its second year comeback last weekend at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event brought together a carefully curated range of exhibitors under one roof - building, kitchen & bathrooms, outdoors and interiors.
With over 220 exhibitors, packed out celebrity theatres, free expert advice sessions and plenty of design ideas and innovations for every room in the house, there was hardly a dull moment spotting tomorrow's interior design and building trends.
Grand Kitchens is easily one of our favourite zones
E&S Trading had a special presence at the Grand Kitchen Theatre where joint-managing director Rob Sinclair took the stage and gave expert advice on the latest kitchen appliance trends and technology.
Rob got the ball rolling with talks on the latest induction cooking and its benefits. The audience also picked up useful tips on selecting the right appliances for their kitchen, and got acquainted with some of the best quality brands in the market.
E&S Trading joint-managing director Rob Sinclair as one of the presenters
Rob speaks about the latest kitchen appliance trends and technology
Right behind Rob, the talented folks over at The Kitchen Design Centre had put together a life-size display kitchen featuring darlings of contemporary cooking including a self cleaning oven and a zone-less induction cooktop, both from Siemens.
Technology is a big focus in kitchen today - featuring Siemens appliances
Later on in the day, we skipped over to our friends at the Fisher & Paykel and Zip stands to say hi. Zip in particular wowed us with their environmental awareness efforts as seen by their hanging ceiling made of plastic water bottles – a visual number of what an average family consumes in a year.
Fisher & Paykel's stand, previously rolled out at the Good Food & Wine Show, was a hit
Zip had a working model of their Sparkling Hydro Tap at their stand
A visual number of bottles saved a year by switching to Zip Hydro Tap
Our commercial team manager Jamie Arvanitakis feeling a bit thirsty at the Zip stand
An official extension of the extremely popular Grand Designs international television program, the show’s major highlight was having British television presenter Kevin McCloud meet and greet Melbourne audience on stage. Kevin also had a special book signing and photo-taking session to satisfy his loyal fans.
Crowd eager to see Grand Designs British TV presenter Kevin McCloud
At Kevin McCloud’s book signing session
Grand Designs Live has once again positioned itself as Australia’s most dynamic and innovative home design show, appealing to discerning, sophisticated consumers looking to create their own ‘ Grand Design.’ While E&S Trading may not be an official exhibitor this year, we are proud to be a part of this amazing show as a sponsor.
Well done, Grand Designs Live Melbourne! See you again next year.
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Hold your horses fellow Melbournians! Galloping in your direction is E&S Trading’s massive 5-Day Cooking Sale starting this Friday!
From 1st November till 5th November (Melbourne Cup Day), delight in sensational offers across our huge range of leading cooking brands including ILVE, Smeg, Fisher & Paykel, Highland, Siemens, Sirius and plenty more. This is the best opportunity to grab fantastic deals on the latest cooktops, ovens, rangehoods, upright cookers and built-in microwaves!
Our 5-Day Cooking Sale must end Melbourne Cup Day! So go on, ditch your old kitchen and pop into your nearest E&S Trading showroom this weekend to shop the sale!
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