Stay Cool This Summer

Posted on Fri, January 08, 2016


The grass is always greener on the other side, and that’s especially true when it comes to season. During winter, all you want is a warm summer day. But when the December heat bears down on you and you’re sweating buckets, oh what wouldn’t you give for a bit of cool breeze…

Today we have a couple of handy tips to help you cope with the heatwave, so you can still enjoy summer time – because right now the grass really is greener.


1. Cooling the home

First up, keep the heat out. Block draughts and ensure there is sufficient insulation in ceilings and walls. Closing curtains and shading the outside windows with awnings, vines, trees or a shade sail can also help to keep the house temperature low.

In Victoria, our long hot summer means having an air conditioner is more of a necessity than a luxury. Investing in a reverse cycle air conditioning system can make the heat much more bearable during the warm days, as well as heat up the home in winter.

Make sure to set temperatures on the air conditioner between 24 and 25 degrees to avoid putting additional load on energy usage. Even one degree cooler can up your cooling bill by 15%!


2. In the kitchen

When temperatures are running high, the oven is a no-go. That's why summer is the perfect time to use your creativity in the kitchen and find innovative ways to prepare meals.

When it's too hot to chew a salad, we reach for cold soups. Got a blender? Good. You’ll have cold soup in minutes. Most recipes are quick and easy to make like these ones.

Not cooking food all summer long is bound to get boring, so thank goodness for appliances such as rice cookers, microwaves and slow cookers. These low-effort appliances can make a nice hot meal without making your house overheated.


Your fridge isn’t just for storing food, you can put household items and beauty products to cool them off too.

Want to have a good night’s sleep during summer time? Chill your bed by placing folded sheets and pillow casings in plastic bags and letting them cool off in the fridge for a few hours. Pull them out just before going to bed for a cool and comfortable sleep.

Keeping face creams and foundations in the fridge can prolong their shelf life; the cooling sensation upon application is extra bonus during summer.


3. Backyard and the barbeques

Summer is the season for pool parties, beach time, and of course, barbeques. No, we don’t mean in the middle of the day but when it gets cooler in the evenings, cooking in the backyard can be a lot nicer than cooking in a sweaty kitchen. Pull out the bean bag, garden furniture and mozzie coil, and make your outdoor space a nice place to hang out.


4. Water is your best friend

Staying hydrated is the best way to keep cool. If you're tired of the same-old ice water, add some fruit slices to sparkling water or make flavoured ice tea with tea bags.

Another simple yet effective way to lower the body temperature is by spraying yourself with cold water from a spray bottle.

When all else fails, taking a cool shower once or twice everyday never disappoints. Frequent showers help lower body temperature while also rinsing off body sweat, making you feel a lot more comfortable even during hot days.

E&S Trading's New Year Resolution Sale is on now with great bargains on a huge range of kitchen, bathroom, laundry and household products. Browse our latest catalogue online or visit your nearest store now.

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The Difference is Gaggenau. Discover it at E&S Trading.

Posted on Mon, December 14, 2015


Iconic. Premium. Brilliant. Gaggenau has been the pioneering brand for home appliances for centuries and is the leading innovator in cooking technology and design. With more than 300 registered patents under its belt and a string of internationally acclaimed products, this German powerhouse is revolutionising the way we cook and live.

Much of what households take for granted today comes originally from Gaggenau. Some of their best known innovations include the glass ceramic cooktop, the pyrolytic self-cleaning system, the combi-steam oven for home or the Vario cooling series, the modular system that realised the world's first cooling wall.

gaggenau.jpgThe 400 series brings modern professional technology into private kitchens.

When it comes to cooking, Gaggenau 400 series kitchen range clearly stands out from the competition. Gaggenau has found that special spot – celebrating function and form in its appliances, characterised by the latest technology and stunning good looks.

The 400 series ovens are perfectly designed to satisfy various culinary styles and preferences. The range consists of ovens, combi-steam and steam ovens, combi-microwave ovens, microwaves, fully automatic espresso machines and warming drawers.


The striking appearance of 400 series ovens is both contemporary and timeless. Solid stainless steel facade emphasizes its strong character. A restrained design along with handleless protruding door sings a sleek, urban song. The appliances can be built into wall cabinets beside or over one another, installed under the worktop, in any combination to form a perfect unit.


If you ever had to deal with complexities and confusing operations in appliances, you’ll appreciate a well-designed interface and intuitive controls. The primary functions of the Gaggenau oven are controlled via two rotary knobs with the selected settings constantly visible on the TFT touch display. A quick glance at the oven is all it takes to know how long you have been baking.

Depending on the combination of appliances and the space available, you can even choose selected 400 series ovens with a control module located at the top or the bottom.

gaggenau_oven_interior.jpgThe blue enamel inside Gaggenau oven is a recognised brand and quality mark.

Their internal technology is every bit as remarkable as their external appearance. Inspired by the professional kitchen, Gaggenau has made a breakthrough innovation, being the first manufacturer to offer a fully automatic cleaning system for the combi steam oven.

With the help of a cartridge, the fully automatic cleaning system effortlessly cleans even heavily soiled combi-steam ovens as thoroughly as pyrolytic cleaning does. This makes healthy cooking, grilling and gratins even more attractive now that the tiresome chore of manual cleaning is dispensed with completely.


In addition, quadruple glazed, partially thermally coated oven doors are indispensable for Gaggenau ovens. Much of the heat is reflected inside and the outer pane remains at a temperature of at most 65°C, even when the pyrolytic process is at a temperature of 485°.

Ovens 400 series are available in 60cm / 76cm. Discover the full diversity of Gaggenau ovens at E&S Trading stores.

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Australian Home – The Entertainer's Kitchen

Posted on Wed, November 04, 2015

On today’s blog, you’re invited into an Australian home in Melbourne East, which has recently won the coveted KBDI Best Medium Kitchen in Victoria for 2015.

Designed by Lindsay Williams from Mint Kitchen Group, the brief behind this single-storey home in Burwood called for an entertainer’s kitchen, with special emphasis on a cool home bar. Other considerations include a highly functional layout coupled with overall easy maintenance.

Working closely with the homeowner, Lindsay designed a fully-functional G-shape kitchen right in the heart of the open plan living area.

Quarts grey benchtop with waterfall ends echoes the modern personality of the home, while attention-grabbing light pendants add warmth and character.

The cabinets feature slick, handle-less styling, with many large format drawers providing highly functional storage, and a bi-fold appliance cupboard hide small appliances and maintain the clean lines of the design.

By contrast, the textural timber veneer finishes and printed glass splash-back provide an organic counterpoint to the otherwise lineal style of the kitchen.

As an avid drinker and wine collector, the homeowner has a hankering to display and store his prized collection of top shelf liquor and wines. The result is a bar area incorporating eye catching translucent acrylic backlit panel and floating glass overhead shelves, creating an atmospheric space to share a drink with friends.

The room is not without its challenge. “The kitchen needed to integrate with the larger living space, which included a dining area, informal lounge and home theatre room. Lighting was a major consideration in the kitchen, since the room had little natural light.” Lindsay says.

A custom printed glass splashback featuring stylish images of a well-known Italian actress

While the design concept is kept functional and practical, the appliances are striking in both form and function. The client selected Bosch oven, cooktop, rangehood and microwave complete with a Franke sink and Dorf tap all from E&S Trading.

E&S Trading is proud to partner Mint Kitchen Group as a kitchen, bathroom and laundry specialist. We offer a range of exclusive brands and products to customers with a discerning eye for quality and aesthetic. Discover them at our showrooms today.

Love our Australian homes series? Read more here

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5 Day Cooking Sale Starts Friday!

Posted on Mon, October 26, 2015

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Inspire the hidden chef in you at E&S Trading’s 5 Day Cooking Sale! Whether you’re creating Italian, Indian or Indonesian cuisine, be equipped to cook up a storm with our huge range of kitchen appliances on sale starting this Friday, 30th Oct.

Work up an appetite with the latest gas hobs, induction cooktops and freestanding cookers. Bake to your heart’s delight with our top of the range ovens - choose from self-cleaning ovens, combi-steam ovens, double ovens or ask us about our extra wide ovens. Or, treat yo’self to complementary essentials like a warming drawer, coffee machine, and a KitchenAid of course!

And don’t you worry about cleaning up after the act - shop our massive dishwasher range from leading brands like Siemens, Bosch, Smeg, Electrolux and more. There are also sinks and taps to suit every size and style.

With 10-30% off RRP on nearly all the best cooking brands, it’s time to celebrate the joy of cooking again at E&S Trading.

Includes Ovens, Freestanding Cookers, Cooktops, Rangehoods, Fridges, Dishwashers, Sinks, Taps, Built-In Coffee Machines, Microwaves, Stand Mixers, Barbeques & Wine Cabinets

 Hurry, Sale must end 3rd November at all E&S Trading stores.

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Siemens Sale Starts Tomorrow!

Posted on Thu, October 01, 2015
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Hey Siemens fans, been trawling the web and stores for the best Siemens deals? Well, here’s an excellent news you’d love to know – E&S Trading is having a massive Siemens Sale starting tomorrow, 2nd October, with amazing bargains on cooking and laundry packages!

Receive up to $1,000 off your Siemens cooking package*

For a limited time only, you will have the chance to receive up to $1,000 off your dream Siemens kitchen. Buy any Siemens cooking or kitchen appliances including cooktops, convection ovens, steam ovens, dishwashers, rangehoods and fridges, with a combined value of no less than $5,000 and be eligible for the following savings:

• Spend $5,000 or more and receive $500 discount

• Spend $7,500 or more and receive $750 discount

• Spend $10,000 or more and receive $1,000 discount

Be sure to keep an eye out on the new Siemens IQ700 range. Designed and engineered with the latest technology, all ovens and companion appliances in the range can be combined perfectly with each other, thanks to their coherent front panels and continuous design lines.

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Laundry Package Bonus - Valued at $303 RRP^

Is your washing machine and dryer due to retire? We’re offering the ultimate Siemens laundry package bonus worth $303 RRP during the sale period.

With any Siemens washer and dryer purchased as a pack, receive a free stacking kit valued at $248 RRP, plus we’re throwing in bonus delivery and installation valued at $55*.

Money saved is money gained, with such great deals in store you can’t afford to miss out! E&S Trading’s Siemens Sale starts 2nd Oct and must end 18th Oct, so hurry over to your nearest store and check it out.

*Must be purchased in one transaction. Discount calculated off the ticket price in store. Valid on the purchase of Siemens kitchen and cooking appliances only. Excludes Siemens laundry range. Sale valid in store only and excludes online pricing.

^Must purchase a Siemens washing machine and Siemens dryer in one transaction. Stacking kit delivered with goods. Free delivery valid for Melbourne Metro and Geelong only. $55 discount for delivery outside. Sale valid in store only and excludes online pricing.

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Introducing the New Bosch Series 8 Kitchen Range

Posted on Mon, September 14, 2015
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Bosch has launched their latest kitchen range - Series 8, made up of ovens, dishwashers, warming drawers, a built-in coffee machine and a fully integrated refrigerator. Combining state-of-the-art technology with groundbreaking design and the most user-friendly equipment to date, Series 8 presents a complete kitchen solution for any Australian home.

Series 8 is all about great design, and nowhere is that more apparent than in its oven range. Offering greater flexibility than ever before, the Series 8 range introduces cooking technology that removes any room for error and delivers results that Bosch consumers have come to expect; perfection.

With PerfectBake™ technology, baking has never been easier. PerfectBake™ sensor constantly measures the moisture level of dishes and automatically regulates the baking process to ensure perfect results.


If the dish has finished baking, the oven switches itself off independently. All dishes, from cakes to bread and quiches, are cooked absolutely perfectly. Simply select the desired dish and press "Start", and Series 8 oven will takes care of the rest.

And with PerfectRoast technology, the new meat probe features three sensitive measuring points to determine the core temperature and automatically calculate the cooking time required for your roast. No more guesswork in the kitchen!

Perfect Roast

An added bonus for the Series 8 ovens is the new 4D hot air system. Here, the hot air is distributed evenly throughout the oven using a new kind of fan wheel that rotates in both directions alternately. This makes it possible for the user to place his or her dishes on any of the shelf positions from 1 to 4 and still always achieve a perfect cooking result.

Bosch Series 8 dishwasher

Bosch’s oven range is perfectly complemented by the Series 8 ActiveWater dishwashing range, an outstanding example of futuristic technology, simple operation and perfect results. Thanks to the eco-friendly Zeolith® Drying technology, the Series 8 ActiveWater range boasts no less than 5 Star WELS and 4 Star Energy ratings across the board.

Both Series 8 ovens and dishwashers offer the added value of TFT colour technology. Delivering a bright and clear display, consumers can navigate through the menu options with ease.

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The introduction of new warming drawers, a built-in coffee machine, and a fully integrated refrigerator has seen Bosch extend its product offering and cement its position as a market leader in built-in appliances. Sleek built-in designs, revolutionary technology and environmental efficiencies make Bosch Series 8 appliances the ultimate addition to the home.

Discover the full range of Bosch Series 8 at E&S Trading today.

Click here to view our Grand Opening Sale catalogue

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Kitchen Design & Renovation Guide

Posted on Mon, August 17, 2015
New Year Kitchen Design & Renovation Guide

More than just a space for cooking and eating, the kitchen is where all of the action in the home takes place. From entertaining guests to gathering together on Saturday mornings as a family, it's the true heart of the home.

Whether you're doing a full-scale renovation or simply updating the space, consider how you live before making any changes. Get inspired to transform your kitchen with these practical tips.

step 1

The first question you should ask yourself is: why are you renovating?

• Is it functionality? Maybe there is inadequate bench, stove or storage space. Or do you want your kitchen to flow into an outdoor or entertainment space?

• Is it style? Maybe you want to update the look of your kitchen with a new benchtop, cabinetry, splashback, colours or appliances.

• Is it value? Maybe you want to add value to your home for resale in the future.

Your reason may be one or all of these, and each will have a different effect on your renovation.

Step 1 Plan

What kind of kitchen will work for your household? (via Pinterest)

Now is a good idea to figure out your essentials and jot down all your new kitchen’s must-haves. This is when you can let your imagination run wild with lots of style and design ideas. Jump online and find inspirational images, go on Pinterest and Facebook, browse home magazines, visit E&S Trading showroom and other suppliers in your area.

Having a full understanding of what costs are involved will also help put things into perspective. As a guide, here are some common expenses to consider in your budget:

kitchen renovation budget checklist

Unless your kitchen’s layout is in desperate need of an update, it’s often better just to work with the plumbing you have, and base your renovation around what’s currently available.

You’ll be amazed how quickly the beginnings of your new kitchen will take shape in your mind. Taking notes and collecting images along the way will spark ideas for your initial discussions with a professional kitchen designer or cabinetmaker.

step 2

We wouldn’t need to point out that for any cooking recipe, you must measure the ingredients. Same for your kitchen, be sure to measure the following:

• Height of the room from the floor to the ceiling

• Length and width of the room wall-to-wall

• All walls to doorways

• Height from the floor to any windows

• Location of any old or new light switches and any existing services like plumbing

step 3

No matter how big or small, a kitchen can be divided into five zones to make it more ergonomic.

Consumable Zone - used to store goods which are replenished regularly. These include chilled and unchilled foodstuffs, so the fridge, freezer and pantry are part of this zone

Non-Consumable Zone - for items used on a daily basis – kitchen utensils, cutlery, dishes, and glasses. Often-used dishes should be stored in lower pull-outs instead of overhead wall cabinets.

Cleaning Zone - made up of the sink, waste bin, cleaning materials, and the dishwasher. Using an under-sink pull-out drawer makes efficient use of valuable kitchen storage space.

Preparation Zone - all food is prepared here, and utensils and small cooking appliances are stored and used in this zone. Pantry items that are commonly used for preparing meals can also be stored here.

Cooking Zone - the heart of the kitchen is centred around the cooktop, oven, rangehood and microwave. 

golden triangle

While you’re at it, bear in mind the golden triangle rule - the space between the fridge, cooktop/oven and dishwasher/sink should be optimised to 1.2m distance each.

step 4

Integration is the trend these days in modern kitchens. Choose appliances that can be totally integrated into your kitchen cabinetry for an ultra-modern, bespoke feel.

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Modern kitchen featuring integrated appliances (via

Conversely for those who embrace the eclectic or funky looks, many brands are designing retro appliances that are fashionable kitchen accessories in their own right. And don’t feel restricted by basic white or stainless steel appliances – you can inject some colour into your kitchen with gorgeous, enamelled finishes.

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Steel Genesi range adds a pop of colour in your kitchen

Brands often design their appliances in similar styles, with functions that complement each other’s appearance and operations. Stick to one brand if possible, or if you need help replacing individual appliance, visit your nearest E&S Trading showroom and talk to one of our experts.

You don’t necessary have to break the bank to give your kitchen a new lease of life. Even little changes around the kitchen can make big differences. 

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Refreshed sinks, taps and other fittings can give an older kitchen a new lease on life.

If you are looking to purchase an appliance but need some assistance, feel free to give us a call at  1800 429 589. Alternatively take a look at our buying guides.

E&S Trading's Renovators Sale is on now! Rush in stores and receive amazing deals on a huge range of kitchen, bathroom and laundry products. Hurry, ends 30 August.

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Siemens Presents The New iQ700 Built-in Appliance Range

Posted on Wed, August 12, 2015
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The kitchen isn’t just a place for preparing and cooking food for the home – it’s also a room that reflects your personal style and a social place for the family to enjoy each other’s company. If you’re thinking about transforming your kitchen into a special place, the new Siemens iQ 700 range will offer you an experience like never before.

Consisting of ovens, warming draws, coffee machines and dishwashers, iQ700 range has incorporated pioneering technology and design into their appliances, along with all the amazing features that we’ve come to expect from Siemens.

Siemens iQ700 Ovens

Siemens iq700 oven

A standout in the collection is the Siemens iQ700 oven range which offers consumers faster and more flexible cooking options. Key features include varioSpeed technology, which has the ability to speed up cooking processes by up to 50% by combining traditional hot air cooking with integrated microwave functionality. Selected models also feature built-in sensors that detect exactly when your baking or roast is cooked, eliminating any guesswork so your meals turn out perfectly every single time.

Taking time-saving convenience to a new level, the newly introduced coolStart function eliminates the time wasted preheating the oven and thawing out ingredients, as it condenses the whole process into one, single cooking session.

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The water tank is located behind the panel in the iQ700 combi-steam and steam oven models.

iQ700 ovens offer even greater possibilities to prepare and serve up perfection on a plate, featuring four models with simple to use pulse and full steam functionality. The pulseSteam mode allows consumers to prepare perfectly crispy and juicy dishes with the addition of steam to conventional cooking, whilst the fullSteam function enables consumers to cook with 100% steam ensuring the nutritional benefit of food is maintained.

Siemens iQ700 Dishwasher

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Complementing the iQ700 oven range, the iQ700 dishwasher range is amongst the most energy and water efficient on the market. With a built-in, semi-integrated and fully integrated model, the iQ700 dishwashing range offers consumers even greater flexibility to seamlessly integrate appliances into their kitchen design. 

The eco-friendly Zeolith® Drying Technology, which uses natural Zeolite minerals to absorb moisture and convert it into heat energy, provides exceptionally dry, streak free dishes, faster and more efficiently.

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Siemens now boasts TFT (thin-film-transistor) display technology across the entire iQ700 range making navigation through wash programs and cooking settings satisfyingly easy. With several options available, the intuitive TFT displays ensure a rewarding experience when selecting desired settings.

The iQ700 range is rounded out with the addition of warming draws and a state-of-the-art built-in coffee machine. Both offer consumers pioneering technology and even greater flexibility in the home, whilst designed to sit in perfect unison with iQ700 companion appliances.

Siemens IQ700 range

Siemens iQ700 range is a striking example of Siemens designing premium home appliances that seamlessly integrate into any kitchen design, and most importantly, respond to the demands of everyday consumers.  Discover the full range exclusively at E&S Trading in Victoria today.

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E&S Trading's Massive Renovators Sale is On Now!

Posted on Fri, August 07, 2015

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It’s the Renovators Sale season at E&S Trading! Grab a bargain while it’s hot - a huge selection of kitchen, bathroom and laundry products are now at reduced prices.

Treat yourselves to the ultimate kitchen makeover with amazing deals on cooking appliances, fridges, dishwashers, rangehoods and more. Discover the new Bosch Series 8 range with advanced combi-steam feature. Whether you’re reheating dishes, proving dough, baking or roasting, you can set the oven to automatically add bursts of steam for enhanced cooking results.

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Or if you’re thinking of renovating your backyard, we have a great range of outdoor appliances, guaranteed to add sizzle to your next barbeque. Check out the Capital barbeque. Manufactured in the USA, they are one of the best quality high-end grills you can buy. The enormous surface and high burner power is the ultimate entertainer’s delight. It doesn’t take long for all your steaks and chops to get a good char on the outside, sealing the juice and moisture on the inside.

With a right twist and the perfect touch, you can transform your tired-looking bathroom into an ultimate oasis. Take your cue from Hansgrohe Pura Vida range with its pure white aesthetics, a perfect match for Scandinavian style lovers. Or join the dark side and make a style statement with matt black bathroom fittings.

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Don’t forget about the hardest working room in the house, your laundry. Some of us use it on a daily basis so wouldn’t it be nice if you could make the experience more enjoyable? Upgrade the main engines of the room – your washing machine and dryer – to the latest models that offer automatic detergent dispensing system, powerful quick wash function, and sensor drying, just to name a few. We bet you’ll never look at doing laundry the same way again.

Need more inspiration? Our latest catalogue has lots more ideas for you to think about. Pick up a copy in store or browse online here.

Hurry, our massive Renovators Sale must end 31st August. Dream it, design it, renovate it with E&S Trading today!

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Big Brands Sale Now On!

Posted on Mon, July 27, 2015
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Been thinking about renovating your kitchen and laundry room but put off by the complex, lengthy process? Why not consider updating your appliances for a quick makeover? There’s never been a better time to get started than right now during E&S Trading’s massive Big Brands Sale.

For 2 weeks only, get your hands on some of the most amazing kitchen and laundry deals from leading brands like Electrolux, AEG, Dishlex, Westinghouse and Simpson. Whether you’re considering an induction cooktop, upgrading to a bigger fridge, or looking for energy-saving dryer options, there’s a huge range to choose from, all at reduced prices.

Plus, discover AEG from Germany, now making its debut at E&S Trading. As the leading supplier of premium home appliances in Europe, AEG has an exciting range of kitchen appliances available in store now including ovens, steamers, microwaves, cooktops, rangehoods and dishwashers, as well as washers and dryers for the laundry. For a limited time only, shop selected AEG kitchens appliances in one transaction and receive up to 10% off.

That’s not all, more offers await you in store! Pick up a copy of our Big Brands Sale catalogue at your nearest showroom or browse the catalogue online to find out more!

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Big Brands Sale must end 9th August - don’t miss out!

Discover the latest kitchen trends and laundry innovations at E&S Trading today – now with eight stores right across Melbourne & Geelong.

*Sale valid in store only and excludes online pricing. Offer valid until 09/08/15. AEG not currently displayed in all stores. All bonus and rebate offers unless otherwise stated are by redemption only. Free delivery and basic installation is strictly limited to Melbourne metro and Geelong area only for the purchase of selected Electrolux, Dishlex, Westinghouse and Simpson appliances. Delivery fees apply to all other regions.

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