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What to know before buying new appliances

April 30th, 2018 / By Admin

What to know before buying new appliances

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and are in the market for new home appliances. Maybe this is your first time- and you’re without a clue where to start. Or once in 1991 you bought a stove- that today is no better than an EasyBake Oven. Whatever the case, shopping for an appliance of any size is a daunting task.

To make sure you are satisfied with your purchase, you’re going to want to be prepared before you step foot in a store to avoid any costly mistakes. Below are the rules of thumb when shopping for appliances:

1. Measure Twice, Buy once

Before you even start looking you need to not only measure how wide and deep your appliances need to be but anything in your line of site! You’d be surprised how often people purchase appliances that won’t fit in their allocated space or through the front door. Even bring a floorplan to the showroom and go over every dimension with the salesperson- it’ll save face on delivery day.

2. Leave No Stone Unturned

Technology is changing the way we use appliances- from smart home systems to touch/swipe controls and colour options- it’s easy to spend endless hours in a store searching for that perfect appliance. To save yourself (and the sales person) time and a headache, explore all of your options to find out what’s best for you. Reminder: A 5 burner gas range stove with 4 different ovens is practical for Gordon Ramsey- maybe not for you.

3. Ignorance is not always bliss

Before any big purchase, scouring the internet to see what people are saying is not a bad idea. It is almost a guarantee that if someone was satisfied or disappointed with their purchase, they wrote a review detailing why. Reviews can give you a picture of how functional an appliance is, tell you a design quirk the salesperson may not know about or sound any alarm bells. Getting an honest opinion will help solidify your final decision and minimize future regrets.