When you combine the impeccable service of 1OO% Appliances with the trusted brand of Westinghouse, you have a winning combination.
1OO% Appliances is a tried and tested Kiwi name – even coming out tops in TVNZ’s Fair Go poll for “best service” – and Westinghouse has comparable accolades scooping last year’s Reader’s Digest award for most trusted whiteware brand across the Ditch in Australia.
The Westinghouse name has become synonymous with New Zealand entertaining: its sleek and stylish designs blend perfectly with functionality across all household needs meaning that whether you’re having guests over for dinner or a whole weekend, you have the right whiteware to make a great impression. And, of course, if you’re keeping a busy family on an even keel, it’s still possible to do it with a flourish and a stylish finish.
In the kitchen
The wall-to-wall food shows on television shows how obsessed New Zealanders have become with cooking up a storm in the kitchen. And while we can’t all be MasterChefs or My Kitchen Rulers, we know the bar’s been raised when it comes to entertaining (our guests might not actually score our food, but you can be sure they’re channeling their inner Gordon Ramsay when you plate up the courses).
Westinghouse and 1OO% Appliances provide the perfect combination for making sure you’re armed with the best ingredients in the kitchen.
The Westinghouse Built-In Single Oven (POR668S) is a super-stylish entertainer’s wall oven with a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel finish and a beautiful triple-glazed glass door. The full-width inner glass door gives you a better seal which is not only easier to clean, but also keeps the outside temperature down and the inside temperature more even – just the trick to keep you cool when the cooking heats up.
Its 66 litres of useable capacity is great to fit anything up to a 10kg turkey – that’s more than enough for your typical entertainer, and the Westinghouse Boss system ensures you have low energy costs rated to A-class European standard (consumer.co.nz calculates it at $31 per year to run), low heat output to keep your kitchen cool, and low noise output.
Its anti-spatter grill insert and self-cleaning catalytic liners (that absorb fats which are then vaporized by the oven) also make cleaning a breeze.
And to match, Westinghouse's Bottom Mount Refrigerator (WBM3700SBR) is an equally stylish way to store your food. Again, kitted out in fingerprint-resistant stainless steel, its multi-flow air delivery system means your food will stay chilled no matter where you store it – perfect if you want to keep that bottle of white wine at the perfect temperature and don’t have to worry about food frosting up at the back.
The adjustable shelving system also allows you 20 settings meaning you can accommodate the smallest deli item to the largest party platter – all without having to worry about spillages since the Spillsafe system isolates spills of up to a litre without it ruining other items.
Other features are the telescopic freezer bins which give easy access and specialised humidity controlled storage compartments to keep your veges crisp or lockable draws to keep away prying hands.
In the laundry
It’s all very well being a kitchen king or queen but you’re bound to need a little help in the laundry. There’s nothing worse than wasting time which you could best spend enjoying yourself, than getting to grips with a load of dirty laundry. And that’s why Westinghouse has a range of good-looking washers and dryers to help save you time and money, and stop you from getting into a spin when it’s time to clean up.
The Westinghouse 6kg Top Load Washing Machine (WWT6041) has a stylish toughened-glass lid and the peace of mind that comes with a three-star water rating and two-star energy rating. Its 6kg capacity is perfect for a small family and 11 wash programmes and 850 rpm maximum spin speed make for simple operation and great results. For example, for those heavily soiled clothes, simply use the soak option or use deep rinse for sensitive skin.
Features such as its soak setting – meaning you don’t have to waste room in your laundry for a laundry tub – and its agitator action – which prevents tangles and ensures a thorough and even wash – also show you’re getting value for money as well as a dependable piece of whiteware.
The Westinghouse 8kg Top Load Washing Machine (WWT8011), on the other hand, comes with a range of time-saving features which really give you a touch of luxury in the laundry. The agitator action and 11 wash programmes are the same as the 6kg model, but the addition of an auto water level sensor and programme saver can really cut down on the time you spend getting your clothes clean.
The auto water level sensor automatically selects the ideal water level for your wash, meaning whether you do a small or large load, you’ll only use the water you really need. And you can make life a little easier with the easy-to-use feature allowing you to save your most used cycle and then use it at the touch of a button and the delay start option which means you can set and forget your wash.
For added peace of mind, the child safe lid lock prevents the lid from being opened during the spin cycle.
More help around the home comes in the shape of Westinghouse's Sensor Dryer (WDV5051)which senses the residual moisture in the clothes and automatically stops when the desired dryness is achieved. This protects your clothes by ensuring they aren't over dried and saves energy by using the exact amount of energy required for any load size.
The 5kg capacity, fabric type selection, electronic sensor push button controls, child safety lock door, and two Star Energy rating prove this is a quality machine but, as well as the sensor dry function, there’s a couple of other features which really make this a true labour-saving device.
The auto-reversing tumble action alternates clockwise to anti-clockwise to reduce clothes tangling and bunching together, so they dry more evenly and quickly. And by periodically rotating the drum after the drying cycle has finished, clothes are prevented from settling, which reduces the need for ironing and limits the amount of creasing.