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Appliances: Care and Maintenance Guide

How to Maximize the Longevity and Efficiency of Your Household Heroes

Essentials. This term perfectly encapsulates the role of domestic appliances in our lives – indispensable tools that seamlessly blend into the fabric of our daily routines, evolving into more than mere functional devices to become integral pieces of furniture. The longevity of these appliances, averaging between 10 to 15 years, depends on a delicate balance of proper use, cleaning, and maintenance. While misuse can truncate their lifespan, judicious care can significantly extend it.

Mastering Maintenance: Prolonging the Life of Your Kitchen Hood

Elica Haiku
Haiku Wall Hood by Elica

Your kitchen hood, a stalwart against cooking odors and grease, is a potentially long-lasting element. Robust in construction, it requires periodic cleaning to maintain its efficiency. Distinguish between duct-out and reciclying, each with specific cleaning needs.

Before cleaning, prioritize safety by disconnecting power. For surfaces like steel or glass, use non-abrasive cloths and neutral, non-corrosive liquids. Reciclying ones require additional care, including the removal and cleaning of filters – metal ones can be washed with a degreasing detergent, while synthetic ones are usually replaced every three to four months.

The Kitchen Guest Star: Essential Tips for Extending Your Refrigerator’s Lifespan

Beko Beyond Combined Refrigerator
Beko Beyond Combined Refrigerator

This is the guest star of the kitchen, often faces wear and tear over time. Guard against condensation and ice buildup by avoiding hot food insertion and setting the temperature to 4 °C. Regularly clean and hygienize the interior walls and the back coil annually.

For freezers, clean excessive ice buildup exceeding 5 mm and ensure proper sealing of gaskets in no-frost models. Optimal positioning, at least 100 mm away from the wall, enhances efficiency. Don’t forget the external cleanliness to prevent damage caused by accumulated dust. Avoid overloading compartments for optimal performance.

Culinary Cornerstone Care: Enhancing Efficiency in Your Oven

Siemens iQ500 Oven
Siemens iQ500 Oven

A cornerstone of gastronomic creations, demands attention to maximize its efficiency. Regularly check elements like the fan, as deterioration can impact performances. Modern models often feature the ‘pyrolytic‘ function, reaching 500° for deep cleaning without detergents. For others, use a sponge soaked in water and baking soda for wall and glass cleaning.

The Dishwasher: Maximizing Efficiency with Routine Maintenance

Bosch Series 8 dishwasher
Bosch Series 8 Dishwasher

Your dishwasher, a time-saving marvel, thrives with regular checks and maintenance. Ensure filters, gaskets, and nozzles undergo periodic scrutiny, coupled with monthly vacuum cleaning against limestone formation. Avoid overloading, check for unobstructed arm movement, and make sure to rinse your plates from food scraps to prevent excessive accumulation on water filters. Leave the door slightly open post-cycle to prevent steam damage. This last tip is a feature that has automated and included into the latest available top of the range models, which opens up roughly one hour prior to the end of cycle, during ventilation.

Keeping the Flame Alive: Essential Maintenance for Gas and Induction Cooktops

Gaggenau 400 Series Hobs
Gaggenau 400 Series Hobs

The cooktop, whether gas or induction, serves as the heart of your kitchen. For gas cooktops, prioritize hygiene and safety through careful cleaning. Use a normal degreaser or natural solutions like water and white vinegar. Clear clogged gas burners with a toothpick and a water-vinegar or degreaser solution.

Induction cooktops, with their delicate glass-ceramic tops, require gentle cleaning after each use. Water, distilled to avoid limestone, and a microfiber cloth can effectively tackle dust and light incrustations. For tougher stains, use liquid dish soap or Marseille soap. Regularly clean the induction hob more deeply with a water and white vinegar mixture. Ensure pots have a low, thick ferromagnetic bottom.

Universal Tips for All Appliances: Small Acts, Big Impact

Remember, there are universal tips that apply to all household appliances. Avoid leaving them on standby, use a lightning protection strip during storms, install a consumption analysis device, and perform regular and thorough cleaning.

By implementing these practical tips, you’ll not only save money on your bills, but you’ll also contribute to reducing your environmental impact. It’s a small effort for a substantial gain – a wise investment indeed. Isn’t it?

Happy homemaking!

Cover image: Bosch Appliances

Bespoke joinery: from the idea to your dream environment

Here it is the art of customised joinery systems, where each modular element comes to life to meet individual needs.

Welcome to the exciting world of custom joinery, where incredible opportunities for customisation open up to you. We thought of involving our fantastic Expert of Joinery Modularity, Roberta Apuleo, in order to make this journey even more interesting and instructive. She has 39 years of experience in the furniture industry and specialises in designing modular systems.

Bespoke Joinery in practice

Bespoke joinery is a customised approach to designing and creating interior furnishings to meet specific needs and individual preferences. It’s known for its customisation, quality, adaptability, exclusivity and design flexibility. It can cover a wide range of interior design elements, including kitchens, bathroom vanties, bookcases, wardrobes and more.

Narcisse wardrobe

Customisation is the Answer

The main features of bespoke joinery include customisation. Thanks to it, every element of the joinery, from the size to the materials, from the finishes to the arrangement of components, can be customised to perfectly suit the space and taste of the customer. This adaptability allows detailed design to solve specific space, functionality and style requirements in a wide range of situations, from private residences to commercial spaces.

The joinery is therefore ideal if you’re looking for exclusivity and flexibility, as each piece is unique and you’ll enjoy an environment that stands out for its originality, attention to detail and aesthetic vision.

Example of Industrial Joinery: Crossing

Crossing by MisuraEmme, designed by Mauro Lipparini, is a cutting-edge joinery solution that seamlessly combines form and function. Its modular panels allow for flexible wall-mounted shelving, offering complete adjustability along three axes for endless configuration possibilities. Crossing offers various module types and sizes, including units with different door styles and drawers. It comes in two versions: Fusion for a modern look and Listellare for a warmer ambiance. Its integrated LED lighting system adds elegance, making it a versatile and stylish storage solution.

Artisan and Industrial Quality

Both craft and industry can be used to make customised furniture, offering unique and functional solutions for living space. The choice depends on individual needs, but in both cases, the goal remains to create a unique and functional space that reflects one’s personality and style.

However, when we talk about bespoke joinery, you’re often led to think only about a handcrafted product and you might find it difficult to associate the process with an industry. Instead, there are now furniture companies capable of creating extraordinary tailor-made designs, adapted to the customer’s specific needs, with the added technology and perfection of industry.

Manufacturing Processes

The individual craftsman and industry only have in common their first approach to work, which is the design of the product you want to make. From now on, the craftsman will work on the single piece by hand, while industry can move on to the study of the most suitable materials for the manufacture and use of the specific product, focusing on the various possibilities of composing the individual elements to best realise the project. Finally, the industry will offer you a wide choice of finishes to choose from, including timber veneer or laquer, both glossy and matt, or HPL, high pressure laminate, which are now endless. Not least, you can even think about customising the hardware.

Once approval is obtained, the project goes to the production engineers who determine the feasibility and delivery time.

If you rely on an industry for customised work, you’ll first of all have the guarantee of programmable and well-defined delivery times. In addition, the company itself will have world-class designers and advanced production technologies at its disposal.

The Crucial Importance of Material Selection

In the industrial context, the precise selection of materials plays a pivotal role. Alongside the wide array of available finishes, the industry carefully adopts chipboard or plywood depending on specific design and structural needs.
Conversely, master craftsmen in carpentry, for similar projects, mainly uses MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard) for its ease of manual work, despite being aware of the resulting compromises in terms of quality, added weight, and increased vulnerability to moisture, with the consequent risk of deformation.

Another notable distinction lies in the industry’s capability to masterfully combine different materials, as exemplified, for instance, in the acclaimed “Palo Alto” project by MisuraEmme. This system skillfully integrates and alternates glass and metal to create a fully customizable system, successfully challenging the boundaries of the artisanal context.

Undertaking projects with specific dimensions and complexity would prove exceedingly challenging, if not nearly impossible, for an artisan to achieve the same quality standards while simultaneously maintaining competitiveness in terms of the quality-price ratio. Consequently, the industry unquestionably represents the most advantageous choice for those whose priorities center around customization paired with maximum quality and the best possible price.

Ultimately, you’ll be able to benefit from a much broader and more professional view of your finished product, resulting from the collaboration of several professionals specialised in the field.

Craftsmanship at the Core

Thanks to the big brands that have kept craftsmanship at the core of their production processes, you can rely on the custom joinery industry without losing anything, but rather gaining in terms of quality standards. So forget the mass-produced stuff and get ready to receive a customised product with all the industry guarantees.

Pietra di Luserna

From northern Italy to the whole world: birth and evolution of an extraordinary designer stone.

Exquisite, robust, enduring, and steeped in nearly half a century of history.

Imagine a material that can effortlessly span both expansive landscapes and intimate spaces – that’s Pietra di Luserna. This geological marvel is a type of Gneiss, a layered metamorphic rock, extracted from the heart of Italy’s central-western Piedmont region, nestled within the breathtaking Cottian Alps.

While its origins trace back to the 17th century in this region, Pietra di Luserna’s allure transcended borders in the late 1960s, captivating the world stage with its versatile attributes tailor-made for diverse sectors.

Pioneering Applications of Pietra di Luserna

In its early days, Pietra di Luserna graced the mining epicenter with its presence. It adorned Piedmontese royal palaces with external pavements and sheltered the iconic Mole Antonelliana in Turin under its slate-like roof.

Modern-Day Marvels with Pietra di Luserna

Evolution is the hallmark of Pietra di Luserna’s journey – from manual craftsmanship to the synergy of mechanical ingenuity. This transformation has catapulted its applications into the realm of boundless possibilities. Today, grand public and private architectural visions come to life with ease.

Contemporary applications of this wondrous stone span a spectrum of creativity. Be it outdoor walkways, ornate balconies, regal staircases, structural facades, majestic portals, cascading fountains, or the elegant edging of pools – Pietra di Luserna is a versatile muse. Yet its charm doesn’t end there; it gracefully finds a place in the heart of homes, adorning fireplaces, gracing kitchen countertops, embellishing sinks, and becoming an integral part of bathroom aesthetics.

Distinctive Attributes of Pietra di Luserna

Within its very essence lies a trio of enchanting traits – malleability, elegance in simplicity, and an inherent slip-resistant nature. Yet, Pietra di Luserna’s allure goes deeper. As a product of Mother Earth, its natural thermal conductivity ensures that it’s not just a building material; it’s a contributor to energy efficiency. Incorporating this stone into building facades translates to tangible energy savings, creating an ecosystem of sustainability.

In a world where history and innovation intertwine, Pietra di Luserna stands as a testament to timelessness, a symbol of the past, present, and future converging seamlessly in the embrace of its enduring splendor.

Credits: Photographs courtesy of Beltramo Fratelli and Roberto Garbarini.

Choose the perfect oven for your kitchen

The oven is an essential appliance in any kitchen. If you’re looking for a new oven, this guide will help you choose the right one! There are many options available in the market and the choice can be confusing.

Here are our recommendations for you!

Popular types of kitchen ovens

There are different types of kitchen ovens. The most common is the electric oven. Furthermore, there are also microwave ovens, steam ovens and gas ovens, which offer specific cooking modes.

Electric oven

Gaggenau Oven Series 400 BO451112
Gaggenau: Oven Series 400 BO451112

The electric oven converts electricity into heat, distributing it evenly until it reaches the temperature set on the thermostat. It is ideal for those who prefer dry cooking.

Microwave oven

Bosch Microwave oven BFL634GB1
Bosch: Microwave oven BFL634GB1

A microwave works by emitting electromagnetic waves that generate heat by causing water molecules in food to vibrate rapidly.

Steam oven

NEFF: Steam oven B47FS22G0
NEFF: Steam oven B47FS22G0

The steam oven works by using steam to cook food, providing a gentle and moist cooking environment that helps retain nutrients and flavors.

Gas oven

A gas oven uses gas to produce heat for cooking, providing precise temperature control and faster heat-up times.

Combi oven

There are also combi ovens, which offer the versatility of dry, microwave and steam cooking functions all in one appliance for convenience.


Beko CDFY22309X Built In Electric Double Oven
Beko: CDFY22309X Built In Double Oven

If you’re an avid cook, have a large family, or enjoy hosting dinner parties with many guests, you may want to consider
purchasing a larger oven or a double oven.

Extra functions and features

Siemens Home Connect
Siemens: Home Connect

Some ovens have defrost, core temperature probe, wi-fi connectivity, pre-loadaed recipes, smartphone App and voice commands.


Gaggenau Series 400 self-wash function
Gaggenau: Series 400 self-wash

Pyrolytic ovens have a thermal cleaning process that burns all food residues.

Some steam ovens, on the other hand, have a self-wash function, which can be very useful for internal cleaning.

Price and budget

The price of the oven varies according to the model and the extra functions. Consider your budget and look for an oven that meets your needs without exceeding your spending limit.


Make sure you buy a quality oven from a reputable manufacturer.

At Salbini we select the best household appliances manufacturers, known for their high quality and durability. Furthermore, the security of buying an oven that includes all the guarantees is very important.


Choosing the right oven for your kitchen can be a big and expensive decision. Make sure you consider the size, extra features, price, and brand. By following these tips, you will be able to find the perfect oven for your kitchen and satisfy all your cooking needs.

Cover image: NEFF Ovens

How to buy high quality Italian furniture ten useful tips

Buying high quality Italian furniture can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be a complex undertaking if you don’t have an interior designer who takes care of your project and a trusted supplier that helps you to select.

Here are some useful tips to help you choose and buy high-end Italian furniture.

1. List of needs

Amura Palmo

Amura: Palmo

Before shopping, make a list of the furniture you want. This way you can focus on priorities and select the furniture that best meets your needs. The list helps you a lot during the selection phase, so don’t underestimate it!

2. Design that fits your style

Sovet: Arkos

When choosing furniture, make sure it fits your style. Italian decor is known for its elegant and sophisticated design, so choose furniture that fits your personal preferences. There are many different styles to choose from, you will surely find the right one for you.

3. Space

MisuraEmme: Palo Alto

Before buying a piece of furniture, measure the space where it is to be placed and make sure you have adequate space to be able to use it.

For example, if you have to buy a wardrobe, you need to leave a free area in front of it, to allow the doors and drawers to open without problems. For chairs, sofas, and armchairs, make sure the furniture you choose fits the size of your space and that people can sit comfortably.

4. Functionality

Roberti: Atollo Day Bed

When choosing furniture, consider its functionality and usefulness. You can select products with a refined design that offer a perfect combination of functionality and aesthetics. This is a good way to enjoy your home and surprise your guests at the same time.

5. Materials

Riva 1920: Craftsmanship

High-end Italian furniture is known for the very high quality of the materials used. To choose products that will last a long time, also make sure that the furniture is well made and well assembled.

6. Colors and fabrics

Giorgetti: Production

Choose colors and fabrics that suit your environment. The best Italian manufacturers use high quality padding and the skilful use of materials such as leather and velvet have made Italian furniture famous all over the world. So, in addition to the colors you like, also choose upholstery that fits your lifestyle.

7. Variants

Secolo: Pingu X Side Table

You must follow this advice very carefully, because it’s really important!

Many furnishing products are available in different variants, so carefully evaluate the different solutions, dimensions and finishes. These characteristics are very often decisive, not only for the aesthetics, but also for the price.

When making comparisons between different variations of the same product or between different suppliers, always be sure to dig into the product details.

8. Brands

Choose only Italian furniture manufacturers and suppliers you can trust.

At Salbini we select the best furniture brands that guarantee high quality materials, workmanship and construction. We also ensure that the company choices of the producers respect the best environmental sustainability procedures. Natural resources are not infinite and it is our duty to take care of the earth.

9. Get ahead of the times

Salbini: Shipping warehouse

Decide precisely when you need the furniture and start the selection right away. In this way you will not have to settle for the availability of the local retailer’s warehouse, and you will be able to have a wider choice, as happens with us at Salbini. You can even have a bespoke product made just for you!

Furthermore, if you decide to import the furniture directly from Italy, consider the time required for shipping, delivery and assembly.

10. Budget

miniforms: Botera Sofa

miniforms: Botera Sofa

Before buying, plan your budget and keep in mind the price of high quality Italian furniture. There are many options available, so choose furniture that fits your budget and meets your needs.

In summary

Purchasing high-quality Italian furniture takes research and planning. Make sure you choose reliable manufacturers, invest in quality, consider functionality, respect the environment and plan your budget.

By following these tips, you will be able to buy high-end Italian design furniture that perfectly suits your needs and style.

Cover image: Longhi Cohen

Lighting is essential to create the right atmosphere in every room of the house. With the use of technology there are so many ways to light up your home intelligently.

Using technology for home lighting offers many benefits, including a more comfortable, safe and efficient experience.

In this video we talked about it with the Lighting Designer Filippo Cannata, who explained the importance of using technology for home lighting.

Home lighting technology

Technology has revolutionized the way we manage lighting in the home, providing numerous opportunities to improve energy efficiency and comfort.

Thanks to the use of LED lamps, motion sensors and remote control systems, it is possible to create the perfect atmosphere in any room.

Energy saving

The use of home lighting technology generates great energy savings. LED lamps consume much less energy than traditional light bulbs. Additionally, smart lighting systems can be programmed to automatically turn off the lights when there are no people in a room, further reducing energy consumption.

Remote control

Another great advantage of using technology for home lighting is the ability to control the lights remotely.

For example, smart lighting systems allow you to control the lighting using a mobile application or voice assistant. With a simple touch you can turn on, adjust or turn off the lights in any room. This is especially useful when you’re away from home.

Personalization and importance of a well-lit environment

Home lighting is an important aspect of home comfort, influencing people’s mood, productivity and health.

With smart lighting systems you can customize the lighting of every room in your home according to your preferences. For example, you can choose between different color temperatures to create the right atmosphere at any time of day or according to the activity you are doing, such as reading, watching TV or relaxing. Plus, you can program the lights to turn on gradually in the morning, simulating the natural sunrise, to help you wake up naturally.


Using home lighting technology can increase the safety of your home. You can schedule lighting systems to turn on and off at regular intervals, giving the impression that someone is always home and reducing the risk of theft or break-ins. Additionally, some smart lighting systems can be integrated with security systems to automatically turn on lights when motion is detected on your property.

Benefits for you

Ultimately, using technology for home lighting offers many benefits, from saving energy to customizing the lighting to your preferences. Additionally, smart lighting systems can increase the safety of your home.

If you are looking for a way to improve the lighting in your home, the Cannata/Salbini partnership offers our customers the possibility of essentially relying on a “genius” who takes care of every detail of the lighting project.

Perfect hob Guide to choosing between gas, electric and induction for your kitchen

Cooking is an art that requires passion and dedication. Modern technology has simplified many daily tasks, but cooking still requires a certain degree of attention and knowledge. In particular, the choice of hob is essential to obtain the desired result.

There are three main hob types to choose from: gas, electric and induction. In this how-to article, we’ll explore the differences between these three types of hobs and provide useful tips to help you choose the one that’s right for you.

Gas hob

Bosch: Series 6 PPS9A6B90

The gas hob has long been the undisputed king of home kitchens. Its ability to precisely control the flame makes it an ideal choice for professional cooks and experienced homemakers alike. An open flame is also the best way to get the perfect crust on a steak or to toast peppers.

However, gas hobs require maintenance and attention. Stove cleaning is important to prevent food residue from burning, and setting the flame perfectly can be difficult for beginners.

Electric hob

Siemens: iQ300 ET875FCP1D

Thanks to their flat and smooth surface, electric hobs are easy to clean and handle. Also, electric hobs are generally cheaper than gas and induction hobs.

However, they are not very popular and there are few models available on the market. Also, only the newer and more expensive electric hobs take less time to reach the desired temperature and allow for more precise temperature control.

Electric hobs require the use of special pans.

Induction hob

Gaggenau: Series 400 VI492105

The induction hob is the most innovative and modern choice for your kitchen. Its advanced technology allows the pan to be heated quickly without heating up the hob surface, making it safe and energy efficient.

Furthermore, the temperature control is highly precise and the hob cools down quickly when switched off, making it ideal for busy kitchens or where children are present.

However, induction cooktops may require special induction-compatible cookware and are generally more expensive than gas and electric cooktops.

Tips for choosing the right hob

Choosing the right hob depends on your specific needs. However, there are a few factors to consider when choosing the perfect hob for your kitchen. Here are some useful tips:

  • Consider your cooking style: if you are an avid cook who likes to control the flame, the gas hob may be the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a cheaper and easier to use option, an electric hob could be ideal.
  • Evaluate energy efficiency: if you’re concerned about energy usage, an induction cooktop may be your best choice. Thanks to its advanced technology, it heats the pot directly, avoiding heat dispersion and making it very energy efficient.
  • Consider your budget: the cost of cooktops varies widely, so it’s important to consider your budget when making your choice. Gas cooktops are generally more expensive than electric cooktops, but less expensive than induction cooktops.
  • Evaluate the space available: if you have a small kitchen, an induction hob may be the best choice. Thanks to its advanced technology, it cools down quickly when turned off, making it ideal for small, busy kitchens.


Choosing the right hob for your kitchen can seem like a difficult decision, but by assessing your specific needs and considering the factors mentioned above, you can make an informed choice. Whether you prefer the flame control of a gas hob or the energy efficiency of an induction hob, you’re sure to find the ideal solution for your kitchen.

Now you can buy your new hob. If you need more information, ask our team for advice. We are always happy to help!

Cover image: Bosch induction hob

“Wood is a natural, noble and elegant material, suitable for various locations and different styles.”

To talk about it, we asked Marco Merolla, Sales Manager for Itlas and Expert in Wood Floors and Claddings for Salbini, who has been working in the wooden floor industry for twenty years.

Marco Merolla

“With its many qualities, timber floor improve life inside any home.”

If you want to buy a wood floor, you should first have a precise idea of the type you need

“All products are aesthetically pleasing, but it is important that you choose the product with the best technical features for your home.”

Itlas: “Tavole del Piave”

Don’t worry about maintenance and cleaning.

You’ll just have to use any vacuum cleaner and wash it with a little water and a neutral detergent.

“So, enjoy its comfort and forget about anything else!”

The Floating Kitchen: between lightness and design

The kitchen is where your day begins.

Where you meet your family and talk about each other. It’s the place where you host friends for dinner; sometimes it’s where anniversaries are celebrated.

A contemporary way to furnish it is the floating kitchen.

A floating kitchen is highly advisable if you wish to create a light and coordinated setting in your open space.

Modulnova: Twenty Resina

If you want to install a floating kitchen, you should consider the services running through the walls and the solidity of the weight-bearing wall, since you’ll need L-shaped steel support profiles. On the other hand, if you aren’t working on a bearing wall, some kitchen models will require extra feet, as additional weight support.

A kitchen can be wholly or just partially floating, ‘cause it’s possible to mix suspended base and columns: that means that all or just some bases do not touch the floor, guaranteeing maximum customization.

Cesar: Unit

In any way, take note that designing your floating kitchen will be much easier during a renovation.

A floating kitchen is not for everyone yet. So let’s go and see the main pros and cons of this choice.

Among the disadvantages is a small storage space, so if you are looking for practicality and capacity, we suggest a traditional kitchen.

The floating kitchen is for you, if you don’t require too much storage and love innovative design.

As for the cons, we must also say that a floating kitchen is more difficult to assemble, so rely on professionals in the industry for this service.

The appliances will have to be suspended and everything must be designed in detail. The fixing must be very careful and functional, having to support different weights.

Last but not least, the choice of dishwashers for floating kitchens is at the moment limited to few models.

Bosch: Series 6 compact built-in dishwasher

But a great advantage in choosing a floating kitchen is that it’s very easy to clean, as the bases do not touch the floor. Another pro is that any underfloor heating will be exploited to its full potential.

In summary, the main feature of floating kitchens is the sense of lightness

So, if you are tired of the classic floor-standing kitchens and want to stand out, this could easily be the right choice for you.

Special tips

Beautiful to live in and to show off, we suggest installing LEDs under the cabinets.

Furthermore, many of our Partners allow for the personalization of their collections. This means that even if a model is not represented as a floating kitchen, it is possible to make it bespoke for you.

Cover image: Twenty Resina Kitchen by Modulnova

Voltage for appliances

There are different voltages in homes around the world. To adapt to different markets, manufacturers can produce appliances with dedicated voltages for different countries, creating confusion for buyers who intend to purchase appliances from international distributors

With this guide we clarify and help you choose the best solution for your home.

Where to find the wattage of the appliance

You can usually find the wattage of most appliances stamped on the bottom or back of the appliance, or on its “nameplate”. The wattage listed is the maximum power drawn by the appliance. If the wattage is not listed on the appliance, you can still estimate it by finding the current draw (in amperes) and multiplying that by the voltage used by the appliance.

What type of electrical voltage is used in your country?

Before buying electrical appliances, you need to know what type of electrical voltage is used in your country and what type of adapter or plug is needed to plug your appliances into the outlet.

Voltage in America, Australia, Europe and other parts of the world

Most electrical appliances made for use in the U.S. work at 115 volts, most of North and South America, the Caribbean and Japan also use 110-voltage electricity, while Europe and other parts of the world have 220-volt electrical outlets. 

Generally, in the States, the common voltage connection in homes is 110-120VAC (Volts Alternating Current). While other parts of the world use 220-240VAC as the standard power supply connection for residences.

Electrical current is supplied domestically throughout Australia at 230/240volts, 50 hertz.

Simmonds House
Appliances installed in a customer’s home in Sydney, Australia. Find out more about the project.

The Plug Type I

Australia, as well as New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Argentina uses the Plug Type I, which is the plug that has three flat pins in a triangular pattern.

The Australian plug also works with sockets in China.

All the appliances you buy on our website will work in Australia, as they all operate at a range of 220v-240v 50Hz.

Use of Plug Type I in the world. Source: International Electrotechnical Commission

Will 240V appliances work in my country?

The primary concern revolves around whether or not 240V appliances will operate in residences and what are the steps required to allow proper operation. 

The solution is very simple.

To use 240V appliances with a standard 110V household voltage (Example: USA), a special connection must be installed in the house.

Your appliance connection will use either the range of 110-120VAC or 220-240VAC. Some appliances can run dual voltage, but most do not, so you must use the correct corresponding voltage, otherwise you risk damaging your appliance.

Recently, there have been an increase with using 230V appliances and equipment, the standard has been used in a broader market all over the world with the accommodation of an adapter or connection plug. For the most part, higher voltage means more power, which in turn, is capable of a more rigorous performance

In order to use higher or lower rated voltage that does not match your output, you will need to equip a transformer to either step up or step down in power supply.

Buying on

Appliances sold on our shop all operate at a range of 220v-240v 50Hz according to European standards, so they will work in Europe, in Australia and in all the countries that have a range of 220-240v. 

For all other countries with lower voltage it will be enough to take the necessary steps and they will work perfectly.

Credits: Cover Photo Pixabay