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Powerpoint Raise Money “Fore” Charity!

It’s not all work, work, work at Gloucester’s Power Point.  They like to play as well, and golf is their chosen game.

The electrical appliance experts recently switched from electric irons to golf irons, entering a team at a Charity Golf Day at Tewkesbury Park Hotel to help raise funds for the James Hopkins Trust for special children.   

The Trust was set up in 1989 to provide practical help to families with severely disabled, life threatened or life limited young children aged five and under living in Gloucestershire.  They have been able to help over 350 children throughout the county and have amassed a staggering total of over 150,000 hours of free nursing for those who need it most.

A total of twenty-one teams from local businesses took part and a thoroughly good time was had by all.  Power Point’s team for the day comprised (left to right) Sarah Pengelly-Jones, Martin Lea, Paul Fivash, Carol Hannis, Josh Fivash and Louise Fivash.  

The result was a fantastic total of £9,000 was raised for the Trust.  

Best of all – Power Point didn’t finish last!

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit their website


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Need Urgent Repairs?  Don’t Panic!

Gloucester’s Power Point is used to dealing with urgent repairs to all manner of white goods.  We aim to attend as soon as possible and carry out the repair with the minimum of fuss to enable you to get back to work smoothly and efficiently.

We are especially responsive when businesses are involved.  Do you run one of these businesses?

• Care home

• Hotel

• Restaurant 

• College or school

Power Point knows that your clients and customers rely on you providing an efficient service.  Recently we have introduced a system of rapid response appliance repairs to assist you as we know the distress and upheaval such emergencies can cause.  

Under this service we will:

• Accept your instructions by email

• Assign an engineer to the job as a priority

• Guarantee all workmanship

• Invoice on 30 day terms

In addition, if the appliance is beyond repair and you instruct Power Point to replace it, we will waive the call out fee for the job.  We will also arrange to deliver and install the new appliance and dispose of the old one for you too.

So for repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website


Not Sure What Groceries You Need?  Ask Your Fridge!

Top of the range hi-tech appliances are already using smart technology to revolutionise the way we live.  

These smart appliances can tell you what ingredients you have, select a suitable recipe and then cook it perfectly for you.  Some will even let you know when they are not working properly and tell you what spare parts are required. 

Here are some examples of smart technology at work in the kitchen:

Smart Refrigerator.  How about a refrigerator that has a built-in 15” HD ready LCD screen and control centre?  Watch a cooking programme on TV or surf the net for recipes in the comfort of your kitchen.  Some makes will tell you what they currently have in them and, based on your usual stock, prepare a shopping list for you.  Still not enough?  Okay, they will also send it to the supermarket!

Internet Controlled Refrigerator/Oven.  This little beauty can be programmed to refrigerate and then cook your meal so that it is ready for you to dish up when you get home from work.  You can use any internet device to communicate with it and turn on the built-in timer, switching from refrigerator mode to oven.  It doesn’t do the washing up, though.

Barcode Scanning Microwave.  This microwave is able to read the barcode on your ready meal to determine its nature and size.  It sifts through over 4,000 pre-programmed barcodes in its memory before cooking at the correct temperature for the recommended time.  The next generation model will probably eat it for you too!

Smart Laundry Appliances.  Smart washers and dryers are currently being developed that will do everything except fold the laundry.  When connected, they will be able to send text or internet messages to your devices and even pop a message on your TV screen to let you know the cycle is complete.  You will be able to start and stop cycles using your phone, tablet or computer.

No matter how smart our hi-tech appliances get, you can guarantee that at some stage they will break down.  Don’t forget that for all your repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, the friendly team at Power Point are available on 01452 730874 or visit our website


Is Your Vacuum Cleaner Ready for the Spring Clean?

It’s that time of year again - Spring Cleaning!

But how is your vacuum cleaner doing?  With the constant demands put on them by modern day living, it is easy for them to pick up a fault or blockage.  That’s when the dust will really start to pile up.

Now you may follow the advice of Quentin Crisp who famously announced that “there is no need to do any housework at all.  After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.”

However, if you have a problem and you feel you’d like your vacuum cleaner working to the best of its capability then Power Point have two ways in which we can help.

• If you are happy to have a go at repairing your machine yourself, we can supply all the parts and consumables, such as filters.  We would warn you that, despite what the manual might tell you, modern devices can be pretty difficult to deal with.

• Alternatively we can repair it for you.  Our professional engineers know these machines inside out and are experienced in dealing with any problem.  Our charge for repair is just £20 plus parts.  To save you taking time off work, for just £5 we will collect and return the repaired device to you, if you live in the Gloucester area. 

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact the friendly team at Power Point on 01452 730874 or visit our website


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Make Your Microwave Lemon Fresh!

If you are starting to do your Spring Clean, don’t forget your microwave!

Here is an easy way of cleaning it and restoring it to life with a bit of lemon zest.

1. Pour half a cup of water into a microwavable bowl.

2. Slice a lemon in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into the water.  Drop the halves into the bowl as well.

3. Put the bowl in the microwave and heat on high power for three minutes.  Let the liquid come to the boil.

4. Do not open the door of the microwave but let it stand for five minutes.  The steam trapped in the microwave will loosen any long term food deposits.

5. Open the door and carefully remove the bowl of water and lemons.  Remove the turntable and wipe it clean.  Starting with the ceiling and sides, wipe the microwave clean.  Sweep any crumbs out and don’t forget to wipe the inside of the door. 

6. If you find there are stubborn areas that do not easily wipe clean, dip your cloth in the lemon mixture and scrub clean.

The resulting microwave should be not only clean but also smelling of lemons!

For repairs, sales, service and spares for all your white goods throughout Gloucestershire, contact our friendly team at Powerpoint on 01452 730874 or visit our website