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How to Care for your home appliances

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Home appliances are machines that assist you in household functions. It speeds up household chores and helps us get more done with lesser time. All the latest home appliances ensure comfort and ease for the family. The few essential appliances that have become a must-have in every household are refrigerators, washing machines, and ovens.

Here are some tips on how best to use your appliances with care to help them function optimally.

How Best to Use Fridge-Freezers

  • It’s good to maintain the temperature from 1°C to 4°C inside your fridge. This helps keep the content like food and medicine fresh for longer.
  • Don’t overload your fridge, and don’t keep the door open for a long time.
  • In case of electricity disturbance, it’s better not to open the door.
  • Avoid storing hot food directly in your fridge. Leave hot food outside to bring it to room temperature. Once it’s all cool, you’re ready to refrigerate.
  • Avoid overloading it.
  • Empty it at least once a month, to give it a total wipe down. In the process, you’ll be able to get rid of content that’s been there too long.

How Best to Care for Washing Machines

  • Washing machines can build up moisture and soon become bacteria-infested. To avoid this, leave the door open after washes to allow water from inside the drum to evaporate. You can also wipe down the inside with a try cloth to speed up the process.
  • Make it a habit to wipe the inside and outside of the machine with a damp cloth. Do this at least once a week.
  • Clean out your washing machine with a washing machine cleaner once a month. This helps keep it bacteria-free.
  • Store the liquid detergents (and other liquids) away from the control panel. Strong detergents can harm the finish of the washing machine.

How to Prolong the Life of Microwave Ovens

  • Clean spills immediately. Use a sponge or soft cloth always.
  • Create a habit of wiping down the inside and outside (if you can reach it) once a week.
  • Close the oven door fully before starting it.
  • Plastic is not meant to be used in the microwave. Avoid them entirely as they melt in high temperature and is a health hazard.

We can extend the lifespan of any appliance with a bit of TLC. Keep your appliances looking and working good as new with these simple tips. It’ll save you some money!

Speaking of saving money, if you’re in need of new home appliances, check out our hot deals on The CBF Store.


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FAQs

Ever wished you could just put your feet up and

  1. have high quality, brand name home appliances
  2. at the best possible prices
  3. delivered to your doorstep
  4. with good, old fashioned Aussie service and values

at just a few mouse clicks? With none of the BS – i.e. inflated prices, lousy communication, creepy salespeople etc. – in between?

That’s who The CBF Store are! A one stop, online home appliance store for good folks like yourself who know exactly what you want and how you want it. Our prices speak for themselves as we do our very best to ensure affordability and accessibility to every Australian household.

Heck if you find the very same thing priced better (or any part of our service lacking), we’d actually be upset and would love to know how we could do better!

The CBF Store is a Melbourne based company with access to some of Australia’s largest home appliance distributors/importers and extensive freight networks across all states.

We can be contacted via phone, email, the contact form further below or even via our live chat function if you fancy a yarn about an appliance or just the questionable Melbourne weather.

The short answer – no. In order for us to provide you with what we believe is the best pricing on brand name home appliances in Australia, we knew we had to do away with the bright lights, outsized commercial rents and the obligatory small army of employees. Because all that ever translates into is an overpriced appliance. And we are all about helping every possible Australian household afford something for their home.

You mean you’re still not convinced? You don’t like the sound of (an ever-growing range) of high quality brand name home appliances retailed by an Australian company (with actual Aussies on the other end of phone calls and emails), at very-hard- to-beat prices, home delivered with service the way it should be? And with professionalism and transparency at every step of the way? Tough crowd!

All our products are brand new and come with full manufacturers’ warranties (specific to each manufacturer).

Your order will be processed within a couple of days and freight (depending on your location) can take anywhere from 5 to 14 BUSINESS days, on average. Unlike some other well-known appliance vendors, CBF will (within reason) attempt to service customers far and wide and wherever the delivery trucks can safely go. If you happen to reside in a postcode with a lot more country to it, please expect your item to arrive at the latter end of our stated delivery window. The freight companies may also attempt to get I touch (on your best contact number) before making the journey to safely deliver your appliance, so please be sure to answer your phone.

Delivery on a large number of our items, is free of charge, to nearly all parts of mainland Australia (Tasmania included). For certain items, delivery is free of charge to specific zones/regions only.

Competitive shipping is otherwise offered, which can either be confirmed upon checkout or contacting us for a custom quote. Please also check each item’s “Features” section for any additional shipping details.

Also there may be instances where certain remote addresses could incur some sort of an additional delivery charge. If you are ever in doubt about your location, kindly contact us at any time before making your purchase.

Yes and each has been tested and certified to this fact.

Each appliance comes with its own specific (advertised) manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty cards and 1800 numbers are enclosed with your new items. On top of that, we are always here and happy to help should you require further assistance or have any additional queries.

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In the rare event that this does occur, fear not as this is where the manufacturer’s warranty will kick in and assist in having a new unit delivered to you (while having the damaged/faulty unit picked up). All at no extra cost to you.

All our products are brand new and come with full manufacturers’ warranties (specific to each manufacturer).

In the rare event the product is not suitable you are welcome to reach out to us to arrange an exchange, store credit or refund.  We will provide you a return address so the item can be returned at your cost to be inspected and condition verified.  We only accept returns on unused products in original boxing in saleable condition.  Refunds will be processed with a restocking fee of 20% to cover handling costs.

The CBF Store Returns Policy

“Yes indeed, the rumours are true. Most of our items are eligible for good ol’ fashioned lay-by and you will know instantly from that funky, uber-cool purple button that sits next to our (still) very cool BUY NOW button. Our lay-by arrangements allow for weekly or fortnightly payments, up to 3 months. By entering into such a payment arrangement you agree to adhere to our lay-by terms and conditions, which is really quite simple….

If you decided to cancel your lay-by with us after any number of payments have been made, we reserve the right to refund all monies paid up to cancellation day LESS an administrative charge – $30 or 10% of the total item/order amount (whichever is the least of these two).

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