Home Appliances

Appliance retailer Gome reveals three-year plan

Gome to open 200 stores.

Is electrical appliance retailer Gome merely following its rivals or will its new internet-driven strategy truly jolt it out of the doldrums?

Friday, 8 May, 2015, 9:12am

Designer's OOObject homeware line turns scraps into style

Gewah Lam's OOObject line creatively reuses waste such as fruit and coal ashes. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Old coffee grounds, used tea leaves and coal ashes make it to the rubbish bin quicker than you can say eco-friendly, which is why one Hong Kong designer has taken this trash and turned it into something useful.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:59am

360buy fires first salvo in price war

Competition in the mainland's home appliance industry is heating up as major retailers Suning Appliance, Gome Electrical Appliances and e-commerce player 360buy wage a new round in their price war.

16 Aug 2012 - 3:54am

Breaking the mould

Humidity is public enemy No1 for furniture. It can cause pieces to warp and crack, and Hong Kong's relative humidity levels hover around 80 per cent.

The best way to prevent damage is to invest in a dehumidifier, especially if you are in areas close to the water or mountains, where mould can grow on walls overnight.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Miele launch puts a new spin on ironing with creative ballet performance

German home appliances brand Miele incorporated a creative prop into a ballet performance during a product launch on Thursday.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

LESS is more

One way to save electricity at home is to decide what you want from the refrigerator before opening the door. A better way is to use an energy efficient fridge.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

If you could have only three electrical appliances in your house, what would they be?

Daniel Monteiro, 14, South Island School

12 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Recipe for a kitchen

Smart design can help homemakers create efficient kitchens, even in the smallest apartments.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Air purifier claims exaggerated

Manufacturers' claims about air purifiers on sale in Hong Kong overstate their cleaning ability by as much as 17 times, tests by the Consumer Council found.

None of the 10 machines tested by the council could clean as big an area as stated, while some also had inadequate insulation, posing a risk of electricity leakage.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Boy badly hurt after falling into washer

A 16-month-old boy is in intensive care after falling into a top-loading washing machine at his home in Kwai Chung yesterday.

The toddler fell into the machine as it was operating and his 26-year-old mother found him upside down in the water, police said.

He was in serious condition in Princess Margaret Hospital last night.

9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Recycling appliances right up group's alley

Workers at a charity recycling centre in Tuen Mun have a special name for one alley in their compound - Sai Yee (Laundry) Street, after the one in Mong Kok.

It is here that dozens of washing machines are tested to see if they still work.

The machines are not necessarily old or in poor condition. Some not only work well but have seldom or never been used.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Everything you thought that you knew is wrong

Which invention has changed our world more, the washing machine or the internet?

In the era of Google, Facebook and Alibaba.com, the answer might seem obvious: the internet of course.

Ha-joon Chang doesn't agree. And the Cambridge University economist has a point.

23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Cooks and crannies

Most home cooks in Hong Kong have trouble whipping up a piece of toast and a boiled egg in their small kitchens, but there's still a way to apply smart design for those who wish to make gourmet meals.

6 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Kitchen king

Arecent Young Post Web poll of 170 readers about what home appliances they could not do without if they had to discard something to help save the planet found that most think they cannot live without their refrigerator. In fact, 71 per cent of readers said they could not do without their refrigerator.

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Every home should have one

Plug it in!

We all have electrical appliances at home which we plug in, switch on and leave to do jobs that make life easier. Where would we be without the washing machine?

What functions do the following appliances have?

1 a blender ...

a. is used in the kitchen for turning solid ingredients into smooth pastes

12 May 2010 - 12:00am