Things to think about before buying a Large Appliance

29 July 2022

Looking to buy a large appliance such as a fridge, oven, washing machine, or dishwasher? Well, there are some things you need to think about before you buy. We have put together some top tips on what to think about before buying a larger appliance to ensure you buy what is right for you, the first-time round!

1: Measure- Large appliance

Firstly, it is extremely important that you measure your space. Depending on what type of appliance you are getting, the kinds of measurements you take may differ. For example, if you were looking to buy this Neff B6Ccg7An0B Built-In Single Oven, you would have to take into account the size your current space is. Since this is a built-in oven, it may look strange if the oven was smaller than the space you have. This is because kitchens are usually tailored to suit the appliances in them, ensuring no gaps or spaces are left. If you currently have a built-in oven and want to replace it, you have two options. You either need to get the exact same size of oven or alter your kitchen to fit in a new one which can be difficult and expensive.

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2: Leave extra room – Large appliance

We recommended that you leave extra space when it comes to some appliances such as a washing machine or a tumble dryer. The reason for this is to ensure that there is appropriate space for air circulation. You should leave at least a 1-inch gap as this also helps to reduce noise. In addition, you will most likely need to leave room at the back of the appliance to ensure pipework can be done. This should also be considered when buying a dishwasher!

3: Warranty

Having a good warranty on your appliances is essential. If there is a fault or problem with the appliance, you should be covered for any replacements or repairs within the warranty time period. Most appliance have a 12-month warranty or guarantee, however, you may be offered an extended warranty at an extra cost. This add-on can be a great idea if you want some extra piece of mind, however, it is not an essential. Some companies offer discounts or offers on their extended warranties, so keep an eye out. Before buying a large appliance, make sure you know what the warranty is and where you stand if there is an issue. In addition, a lot of manufacturers require you to apply for your warranty online after your purchase. If this applies to your appliance, ensure you do this as if you don’t your warranty may be void or inactive.

4: Budget

Next, you should keep your budget in mind. Large appliances such as TV’s, fridges, and washing machines can be very expensive. Make sure you set yourself a budget based on what you can afford before buying a large appliance. This ensures you only spend what you can afford. However, if you are struggling to find a large appliance in your budget, you may want to do a bit of bargain hunting and look for some discounts. We regularly post hand-picked discounts on our home page, social media, and our dedicated discounts page! It can be difficult to afford large appliances and we want to make sure you get the best deal possible.

5: Energy Efficient- Large appliance

Finally, you should check the energy efficiency of your large appliance. Many large appliances use a lot of electricity, so having one that is energy efficient is a great idea. You can save money in the long run by investing in an appliance that is energy efficient. Energy efficient appliances may cost you more to begin with, however, they will likely save you money over the years through your electricity bills!

We hope this blog has highlighted everything you should think about before committing to buying a large appliance. Let us know in the comments what large appliance you are planning on buying!

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