In today’s family home, there is a great reliance on large home appliances such as dishwashers, ovens, freezers, refrigerators. These appliances make everyday tasks easy and quicker allowing for more time to relax. The cost of these large appliances can vary greatly depending on brand and the complexity of the machine, but this means that they are accessible for everyone.
It is important to think through your purchase options to make sure you get the right appliance for your needs:
1. Set a budget
You may be searching for the best rated dishwasher brands and you will likely find a wide array of options. There will be cheaper and some very expensive options but you must know what you are willing to spend. If money is no object you can go for the top of the line most expensive appliances with all the bells and whistles. If, however, money is tight then you need to set yourself a limit on what you are willing to spend. It is also important to factor in the extra costs such as delivery and installation. Check all the costs that buying your appliance will incur and budget accordingly.
2. Measure first
One of the biggest mistakes made when buying a large appliance is not measuring some important areas first. The obvious first step is to make sure the appliance you want will fit into the area that it will ultimately be placed. This means checking height, width and depth so you can compare it to the dimensions of the appliance you are wanting to buy. Secondly, measure the doors through which the appliance must pass to get to its final resting spot. If you get a hugely tall fridge but have sharp turns to get through a door you may not be able to get it into your home. Measure twice and record before you pick your appliance.
3. Read reviews
Unless you are buying the brand new, just released appliance that no one has yet owned there are likely countless customer reviews online. Search for reviews of the appliance you want and make sure there are no common issues that are occurring and that they work well. You never want to buy something and have it break down within a week or two of buying it.
4. Visit a retailer
Visit a local large appliance retailer such as Lowes and check out their kitchen appliance packages and home appliance bundles. If you need multiple devices this can greatly save you money by buying them in one purchase. As new models come out such as smart fridges, retailers may have a range of clearance appliances which are new but just not in high demand. Another bonus of visiting a retailer is that they carry a whole host of brands such as LG, and Bosch so you can compare and contrast side by side in a store.
5. Know warranties and return policies
It is very very important to read and understand the warranty and return policy associated with your device. This will tell you the details and restrictions surrounding your ability to get a new device should it break and your rights for returning a faulty device. Certain actions can cause these policies to be voided and you could find yourself with a large broken device that you can not return.