What to look for when choosing kitchen appliances

If you’re looking to buy a new appliance for your kitchen it will often be a big expense depending on what you need, With this in mind there are a few things you should consider before making your purchase. Kitchen appliances are something that you will want to last for as long as possible so you should definitely do some research beforehand into reliable brands and where to buy from. Here are five top tips on what to look for when choosing kitchen appliances.

Word of mouth

choosing kitchen appliances

I have found that word of mouth is often the best way to find honest reviews about appliances as well as reputable online reviews. You may like the look of a certain dishwasher but maybe it isn’t as energy efficient as other brands or perhaps it is noisy. It is good to ask your friends and family what they do and don’t like about their appliances. Even better, go into a store and check them out for yourselves, staff are always very knowledgeable about what would be best for your home.

Take Measurements

American refridgerator

The idea of a huge American fridge freezer may seem very appealing but will it actually fit in your kitchen? Always make sure that you take full measurements of the space where the appliance will sit and compare it to the appliance’s size. Also, make sure that anything large will fit through your front door! It’s a horrible feeling to realise that the new fridge will fit perfectly into the kitchen spot, but won’t go through the hallway.

Energy efficiency

Sometimes it is easy to just go for something that looks attractive. Before you make a big decision look at the qualities such as, “energy-efficient,” “quiet,” or “lifetime guarantee.” Compare lots of different models, and consider waiting until you find what you want on sale so you can save some money. If you just can’t handle avoiding impulse buys, try bringing a family member or friend who can help make the right choice.

Make sure it meets your needs

Coffee machine

If you have a large family you may need to go for a larger drummed washing machine or a chest freezer. Always check first to make sure the appliance you are buying will meet the needs of you and your family. For example, a huge washer/dryer is great for certain homes, but if you don’t do large loads of washing, that would be a waste of money. Trendy gadgets like coffee machines are more of a novelty than a necessity, think about how often you will make use of them to see whether it is worth the splurge.

Read all about it

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Before you make a purchase, take a look at the instruction manual. Particularly for many of the more modern appliances, you can pay a lot of money for complex options. This is great if you know how to work the machine and will use those settings. But, if you only need simpler options, there’s no need to pay extra for settings you won’t use.

The kitchen is the heart of the home so make sure that you have everything you need to keep your home running as smoothly as possible.

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19 Comments

  • Mosaic Tiles

    July 11, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    I love kitchen appliances but i am the worst when it comes to buying them!!! I usually go for a familiar brand, that is it lol…

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      There are so many brands to choose from these days, it definitely pays to do your research.

  • proseccobefore7

    July 12, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Fantastic post. I absolutely agree with the first point: Word of mouth. We check reviews in depth before purchasing many many things. COnsistency of a product is key to be reassured of quality. All the other points are certainly as important as that one. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      You really need to do your research before making a purchase.

  • Elle Cole

    July 12, 2021 at 9:50 am

    My two favorite parts of standard kitchen decor are a backsplash and the room’s island. They both can make a kitcheb pop.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      We would love to add an island to our kitchen but we can’t make it work.

  • Melissa Cushing

    July 12, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing this informative post! I for sure can use these tips as I am going to be outfitting my new homes kitchen with updated appliances…… and can’t wait!

  • Ivan M. Jose

    July 12, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    I’m planning to buy new kitchen appliances soon to go with the renovation. Thank you for these timely tips.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 8:02 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m pleased you found the post useful.

  • Melanie williams

    July 12, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    This is such a good checklist, the measurements are so important and it is so easy to fluff this up – trust me we have done before haha xx

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 8:03 pm

      Haha exactly, we have learnt that one from our mistakes too x

  • Rosey

    July 13, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Yes, appliances are not something to skimp on. We want those working as long as possible! My SIL got a new refrigerator 4 years ago. Thousands of dollars and it’s already not working!! That’s crazy to me. My mom had the same refrigerator for longer years than I can count!

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      It’s very frustrating, we bought a new dishwasher and after one year it’s already playing up 🙁

  • Joyce

    July 13, 2021 at 3:34 am

    I’m starting to love your blog! I’m taking down notes. Because this is so in alignment with my values when it comes to choosing appliances for my home.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 8:08 pm

      That’s great news, I’m pleased that you are enjoying our articles.

  • Lasonia

    July 13, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Love this post! We always opt for energy efficient when making large appliance purchases. And I know firsthand about not making proper measurements. Had to exchange a refrigerator due to that mistake.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Yep we did exactly the same, its a mistake you don’t forget in a hurry.

  • Jupiter Hadley

    July 14, 2021 at 3:21 pm

    I spend a lot of time reading reviews when it comes to kitchen appliances – it’s a good idea to check the energy efficiency! Never thought much about that.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 23, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      We always try to choose the most energy-efficient, it saves you more in the long run.

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