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Home Appliances

Appliance retailer Gome reveals three-year plan

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

Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 1:59am

Designer's OOObject homeware line turns scraps into style

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