- Address: 1040 Howitt Street, Wendouree Victoria 3355
- Phone: 03 5339 5130
- Look at the packaging and plastic wrapping the Electrolux washer came in- you should find a sticker on the wrapping somewhere!
- Read through the maze of barcodes and meaningless picking and stock numbers all over the sticker.
- On mine, the serial number is located directly under the BIG product number in the middle
- In the photo I have taken to the right, the serial number to our EWF12853 is underneath the blue pen that is obscuring the number on the picking/packing sticker
- You should be able to use this exact effortless technique on ALL the Participating Products- the following Electrolux Laundry models:
- Front load washers EWF12753, EWF12853, EWF14933, EWF14013, EWF14023, EWF1074, EWF1083, EWF10831, EWF1087, EWF1090, EWF1282, EWF12821, EWF12822, EWF12832, EWF14012, EWF1470, EWF14742, EWF14811, EWF14822, EWF14912, EWF14922, EWF1495
Front load washer dryers EWW12753, EWW14013, EWW1273, EWW12832, EWW14912
Condenser Dryers EDC2075GDW, EDC2086GDW, EDH3786GDW, EDC2086PDW, EDC47130W, EDH3284PDW, EDI97170W, EDP2074PDW
iinet cable broadband speed test 100Mbps+ download- the fastest internet in Ballarat, Victoria, or even Australia for homes! Better than NBN!
Question- How fast is iiNet cable broadband, delivered over the old neighborhood cable pay tv coaxial cable network in Ballarat, Mildura and Geelong?
Answer: You wouldn't believe how damn fast and good this service is! We tested it out in Ballarat, and it definitely more than delivers on the marketing hype on TV and the billboard scattered around town! In fact, the "80-100Mbps" marketing claim is absolute RUBBISH. In reality, it's up to 300% BETTER.
Now, that's not something that can be said lightly, but the evidence on how good it is is quite compelling.
Not only that, but its CHEAP, especially for what you get. (they currently have a special on, for 12 the first months at $40/month with a free netphone, modem, and $70 installation)
We reviewed the service through conducting independent tests of our own, and iinet cable broadband in Ballarat delivers surprisingly, rocketfast speeds of up to 330 Mbit downloads and around 5ombit uploads.
iiNet Cable Ballarat Speed test results verdict:
Downloads: 150 Mbps to 330 Mbps
Uploads: 40 Mbps - 50 Mbps
Ping / Latency: 9ms - 49ms
Effective file download capability of a massive 100GB per hour!
In brief, we tested the Victorian cable broadband on a number of independent internet speed testing sites recommended by the famous Australian internet and tech forum whirlpool
iiNet cable broadband consistently blew the expensive NBN service out of the water on every test we tried out.
Eventually the tests got boring. We got the picture. Cable broadband in Ballarat is probably the fastest and best value residential internet in Victoria, perhaps Australia.
For the gamers, though the connection is not absolutely stable, the ping values seen in our tests are excellent, and will deliver a premium gaming experience.
Even at full price, at $80/month.... the quality of the service seems worth it. Why would you want to pay $60-$70 a month for woefully average, unstable and unreliable NBN, when for just a few dollars more, you can have the best?
iiNet Cable internet Ballarat speed test results in detail:
Test Setup: wired CAT-5 Ethernet connection over a 5m cable directly to a Technicolor Cable Gateway Pro Model EPC3940L, which is standard equipment supplied by iiNet. (Results on a wireless Connection will naturally be much poorer)
First test: Google internet speed test. (just type in "internet speed test" into your browser, and a button will appear in the search results that connects you to the Measurement Lab service
We did the speed test again, directly through the Mlab site a couple hours later, and the results were fairly comparable.
Using the independent service https://speedof.me/
This returned an excellent, but less impressive result of 157.25 Mbps download on the first try, but subsequent tests returned in excess of an eye popping 320 Mbps !
Next, we tried out good old telstra's website to test out their competition. Even using a Perth server location, iinet's Ballarat cable delivered in excess of 300 Mbps download speeds!
Pitching the speed of cable against the Exetel online speed test engine, our cable again burned away at ridiculous speed to log a 300 Mbps download speed, with 50 Mb/ps uploads.
Exetel's speed test also had some more juicy information which told us what the speed measure actually meant in real download performance.
As you can see below, download transfers really moved along the line at 37Mb per second, and uploads at 6.4Mb per second.
meaning, that on iinet's cable broadband in Ballarat, you cloud theoretically download over 133GB in a single hour, and upload 22Gb of movies to Utube.
Last of all, we put the connection up against https://testmy.net/
Again, insane internet speed, way better than the crippled, expensive and unreliable NBN could ever hope to deliver.
The only disturbing result form tessymy.net was that the test we conducted appeared to be a severe outlier for all iinet tests conducted by them to date.
That said, we are not comparing apples with apples here- most of the iinet tests on this site were probably done with NBN or ADSL plans, which would have no hope of competing with the sheer raw excellence that cable can deliver in our town.
It's great to see that Ballarat has one amazing service that is far superior to what can be obtained in Melbourne!
I think that's more than enough speed tests for one day now.
You get the idea. Those ratty old coaxial cables which hang from the power poles around downtown Ballarat are quite a surprising little gem, and we are lucky to have access to them.
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Here in Ballarat, we can obtain internet speeds that most people in the Australia can only dream about, (100-350 mbps ) and its only $40 a month at the moment for limitless, unmetered internet.
A piece of advice-
Get onto this discounted deal before iiNet discontinues it.
Its fantastic value :)
A new recent acquisition from eBay that arrived last week is the bargain "Healthy Choice" branded 1000W power kitchen aid style stand planetary action kitchen mixer with 5lt stainless steel bowl, splash guard, egg whisk, mixing beater (k beater), dough hook and for some reason, a plastic spatula. (Who knows why they bothered with a spatula!)
The instruction manual was even useful because it was written in understandable English for once!
The mixer also goes by the name of the Lenoxx 100oW MMX150
It was a present for the lass, who dearly wanted to make up a very special cake.
When picking up the box from big W using the very convenient click & collect service, we were a little concerned that the box the mixer came in was made of old cardboard and duct tape... but inside, the normal retail box was revealed, with the packaging still sealed, suggestive that we had received a brand new item for our money, as had been promised.(phew!)
The machine inside the retail box was well packaged, with moulded styrofoam, and silky plastic baggies on all accessories, cords etc to prevent scratching, so it easily survived it's probable role as the ball in the aussie post and woolworths distribution centre football match it probably went though on the way to its destination.
Visually and aesthetically, it's a handsome machine, especially considering the bargain sub-$150 pricetag, and that we used one of ebay's regular 20% off discount codes when using paypal.
Build quality is not half bad for the price, with thick cast alloy attachment accessories (pictured above), a stainless bowl of a decent gauge which is not flimsy, and a pretty solid and high quality feeling "business end" on the planetary mixing action (see image below), and thoughtful design additions like VERY VERY sensitive and sticky suction cup feet, which, to my amazement, somehow even managed to develop a death like grip on the lightly oiled chopping board I initially perched it on for inspection.
My only criticisms are fairly minor, in that the outer case of the machine itself and it's controls aren't of particularly heavy weight plastic-all the quality engineering and manufacturing budget for the machine clearly went into the essential working parts.
I'd say if it fell off the bench, or you were a bit rough with the controls there's no doubt that it would end up cracked or broken- it's not built for an abusive environment.
That said, most people look after their appliances, and it has those amazing sticky feet I mentioned earlier which would prevent any inadvertent kitchen kamikaze antics from this device- there's no way it can "walk" and buck off the bench while unattended.
Notes on operation-
The control dial indicates four key speeds of operation- off, MIN, MID, and MAX, with about 10 apparent graduations in between, creating a theoretical 40 speed mixer.
In practice however, the mixer has about SIX main speeds, and the dial is digital, not analog in nature- What does this mean in english though? i.e. the position of the dial dictates a "target" speed for the machine- unlike on old sunbeam units like your grandma probably still uses, where moving the dial INSTANTLY feeds extra power immediately to the motor, or brakes the motor immediately, the digital controls on this machine are a fair bit more indirect- there are probably some fancy electronics in there which protects and STOPS the motor from being overloaded, or braking too sharply, causing damage to the motor and drivetrain- a very good thing!
What this ultimately means though is that this machine should last longer because the way the chef dials the controls abruptly simply cannot cause damage to the machine- it protects itself from abuse.
For example, smashing the dial up to MAX, from stationary, with the dough hook wodged in some very thick cake batter, will result in the machine Sloooowly working up to maximum speed at a rate that isn't bad for the motor- the inbuilt intelligence in the unit also makes the mixer less prone to stalling when working hard, overspeed, or overheating.
Healthy choice mixer MMX150
Australian standard electrical compliance and manufacturer status.
Upon turning the machine over, a clearly legible, silver sticker on the base shows an RCM mark, which should be a clear indication that the machine has been professionally tested at an accredited test lab, and paperwork relating to the safety of the machine has been compiled- the mixer is clearly NOT a dodgy grey import, of questionable quality that is likely to kill you through electrocution, or burn your house down.
The RCM mark, and the fact that the machine was imported by a reputable electronics company, Lenoxx, which has been around for a long time gives the consumer a great deal of confidence that this is a quality and safe product, whose manufacturer warranty is likely to be honored if there is a problem.
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A small update to draw attention to one of my all time favorite bargain deals, Lindt cafe Pick & mix discounts!
This was at the Melbourne CBD store this week- over 18 different varieties to choose from, most of which are NOT available at major supermarkets and confectionery stores, unless on seasonal special edition pack.
Sadly, they don't include the little individually wrapped blocks anymore in the mix- i stuffed quite a few kilos of chocs in the largest christmas edition box they had available last year. :(
Lindt has even brought out Liqueur and brandy flavoured balls, which are quite delicious.
Keep your eyes peeled for my planned post in the next couple weeks on each and every one of the new and wild, fruity, boozy and crispy flavours of Lindt balls that are now available at the cafe sites.
For the block lovers, a 3 for $9 deal is also in full swing! Again, there are a few rare and hard to obtain flavours available, which you cant get anywhere else but the cafe as far as I know.
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We all love a bargain- and ridiculously cheap fuel in Ballarat isn't easy to come by at all- look for discounted fuel, and often it's a raw deal, where you have to buy a heap of overpriced groceries to get a few measly cents off the already inflated pump price.
The other night, coming back from grabbing a delicious burger and HSP at I love burgers and Kebabs in Wendouree, I found a genuine deal, with an extremely cheap price.
At the metro Pertroleum, Wendouree, the pump price for regular 91 RON unleaded fuel was a teeny 103.3 cents per litre at metro fuel, Wendouree. (We dub this place "Indian fuel" because there is always a nice, smiley indian bloke at the counter.
I almost always get fuel here because it's consistently the cheapest unleaded fuel for my car in Ballarat, and the quality is just fine- never had a problem with my car.
Recently, they replaced the bowsers, and pumps, so if anything, quality and purity shoudl have improved over the last month or s0.
I pulled in, and grabbed the hose, and checked the pump price- yep. 103.3 cents per litre for unleaded in Ballarat.
That represents up to a whopping 20% discount off the woollies servo only just up the road.
Filled up 55 litres- $56.81 paid at the counter, no problem. Asked the guy at the counter why so cheap? he said that their distributor, mobil was running an offpeak promotion for a limited time.
Anyway, the discount petrol deal probably wont last long, so get onto it before it vanishes!!
On the weekend, we got sick and tired of going to the Laundry king Laundromat every weekend, and went out to buy ourselves a brand spanking new washing machine.
We ended up settling on the Electrolux 8.5KG front loader EWF12853 from Harvey Norman. (it's a good looking thing, isn't it!)
It seemed a pretty decent price, at under $800, which was what I paid for the last washer over 7 years ago, and it had some nifty features such as quick steam cleaning modes, called "Vapor Cycle" which seemed pretty innovative and useful. Typically, I've shied away from front loaders because they tend to take forever to deliver a single washload... but this one has pretty quick specifications, which I'll write about in the near future.
Apparently, you can live the Electrolux life with one of these. Either way, its FREE. Might as well claim it!
Doesn't seem too hard, does it? Till the website asked you about the serial number... which is probably stamped on the BACK of the 75KG Electrolux front loading washing machine you probably just had installed in a hutch or nook in what is usually the most cramped room in the house!!
There is an easy way to find the serial number of your Electrolux laundry product though, without moving it or any backbreaking work!
Just keep reading on how to easily take the steps you need to make to successfully claim your free bonus Samsonite luggage!
A) After Clicking on the link, the site will ask for some basic details, then ask you to verify your email address.
There is a trick to easily finding the serial number on an Electrolux laundry item.. or most electrical appliances really.
As mentioned before, the serial number of your eligible electrolux laundry product can be a bit more difficult to figure out than it initially seems- you wont find it in your user guide, or on your receipt usually.
Instructions on where to locate or find the Serial number on an Electrolux EWF12853 front loading washer:
C) Once you have jumped though all the hoops, you will get a confirmation email and receipt.
Of course, with all these promos, there are terms and conditions- be careful to read them- especially the one about the limited time you have to cough up a valid serial number if you don't provide it straight away!
Hope you have some luck in getting the bonus luggage to turn up! post us a few comments if you have any questions!
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