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Can Washing Machines Wash Shoes or Other Things Besides Clothes? Leave a comment


The washing machine is one of the favourite Australian home appliances because it helps you wash-up your dirty clothes, bed linen, etc. without having to do it manually. But a washing machine can wash so many more items. It’s time to fully utilise your washing machine to get the most out of it.

Wash Your Shoes

Yes, that’s right! You can wash (some) shoes in your washing machine. Be sure to check the labels on your shoes for washing instructions before you throw it into your washer. Canvas and many other types of shoes can go in the washer and helps keep fresh. It is advisable to remove laces and insoles (if possible). Place your shoes inside a mesh laundry bag and use a mild detergent for extra protection. Warm water is prefered for that extra clean but again, follow the washing instructions on the label. What happens if the label on the shoes is missing? Be safe, and don’t wash them in the washer.

Disinfect Kids and Pets Toys

Germs are everywhere. Regularly wash and disinfect your kids and pets toys in your washing machine. Use your discretion when doing this, but here are a few tips:

  • Stuffed toys – check the labels, and it’s good to use a mesh bag and always do a gentle wash.
  • Plastic toys – place them in a mesh laundry bag, and a spin is not necessary.
  • Toys with electronics in them: A big no to washing in the washer.
Wash pet toys in a washing machine

Fresh Workout Gear 

If you’re one to work out often, you’ll want to keep your yoga mat and workout gear (belts, pads, compression sleeves, etc.) as clean as possible. Not all yoga mats or workout gear can be washed in the washing machine, so be sure to check out the washing instructions from the manufacturer to be on the safe side. General things to remember are:

  • Close all velcro straps
  • Use a mesh laundry bag
  • Wash on a gentle wash and air dry
  • No spin and no dryer

Even Oven Mitt

Oven mitts cleanliness often get forgotten when, in fact, it’s as essential as keeping our kitchen towels bacteria-free. As we are dealing with food here, it’s good to wash out oven mitts from time to time. Throw them in a mesh bag and into your washer to have fresh and germ-free mitts that are safe to handle food.

Wash a Mop Head

A mop head can stay clean and last a long time. It’s not an item to be thrown out once it gets dirty because we can clean it. Wash mop heads in the washer with warm water, disinfectant, and on a gentle wash. Air-dry it once washed, and it becomes as good as new. A big part of keeping your floors clean and germ-free is keeping your mop head fresh and bacteria-free.

Do you need to upgrade your washing machine? Check out our range of washers and dryers.


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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.

Bank Transfer, PayPal, MasterCard, Visa and Amex. And absolutely no cheeky surcharges!

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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