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Things To Consider Before Purchasing Appliances

Things To Consider Before Purchasing Appliances


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Since home remodels and home builds have become extremely popular, now is the time to replace that old range or dishwasher that you’ve been waiting to get out of the house. Here at The Range Hood Store, we find it is crucial that all customers in the market for appliances obtain all the necessary information on what they are looking for. With that being said, we do our best to provide our customers with what information we believe is the most important in the process of purchasing appliances. In this week’s blog, we are going to go over the necessary steps to take when purchasing appliances for your home.

Kitchen Appliance

Shop Online

It’s estimated that roughly 70% of all Americans shop online. There is no question that shopping, no matter how big or small of a product, that a majority of shopping is being done online. This is no different when it comes to household appliances. There are a number of reasons why to shop online, and one of the reasons is due to the amount of knowledge you can gain on the product and the company.

There are tons of online forums and reviews on types of products and brands that will quickly help you learn what you’re looking for. This does come with a caveat though, and that is to not let negative reviews only completely sway your decision. That may sound confusing, but it’s important to remember that unsatisfied customers are far more likely to leave exaggerated and negative reviews than a customer with an average or even a far above average experience. You are also more likely to come across plenty of informational videos and blogs like ours to help you come to a decision.

You can also shop on your own schedule while staying in the comfort of your own home or any preferred location with online shopping. You won’t have to worry about any pushy salespeople in person or feel the pressure of being at the store. There is something freeing in being able to shop on your own time at home. And who doesn’t love online shopping while wearing pj's on the couch?

Lastly, shopping online also allows you to save money in multiple ways. With the power of online shopping, you are able to compare prices right in front of you between numerous brands, along with all the listed attributes and specifications of the products. You can assure that you won’t be overpaying for your product by comparing your products online.

Find Out What Your Needs Are

With the commitment you’re making with new appliances in your home, you should definitely prioritize mapping out what are your needs and what are your wants. For example, do you absolutely need that water filtration system in your refrigerator, and what is the minimum amount of burners on the stove that you need to sufficiently cook for your family? These are questions that you will need to be able to answer if you are wanting to purchase these appliances. There are certain aspects that sound great to have, but there are less attractive attributes that are far more important that should be prioritized. Downdraft ventilation is a great attribute on a range, but it’s not as important as a convection fan in the oven. Although these are not directly related features, they are important to the product itself that you should consider.

The other need that you should look at is what appliances will work in your kitchen. The last thing you want to do is buy a range hood and the chimney is too tall for your ceiling or your dishwasher doesn’t properly fit your custom-made cabinetry. You’re going to want to measure and ensure that the appliances that you’re considering will fit the space that you have perfectly. Other than the size of the product, you should know what color and finish will best suit your kitchen. Are you looking for classic stainless steel, black stainless, or a pop of color that will really tie your kitchen together?

Kitchen Appliances

Do Your Homework

You definitely do not want to impulsively purchase an appliance that you may regret post-purchase. This is why it’s important for you to do all necessary research on the product to the point where you feel like an expert yourself, and you can confidently stand by your purchase. Some very important details you should check on are the product and the brand’s warranty policy. In the unfortunate event that something goes wrong with the product, you should know what is covered as far as parts needed and the service provided.

You should also find out if kitchen package bundles are offered and are available. Read our blog on why we believe kitchen packages are our recommended way to shop for kitchen appliances. As stated earlier, there are tons of forums to learn about previous experiences. But it’s important to not get easily swayed by a lack of positive reviews, as that doesn’t always mean there are no positive experiences.

That wraps up our list of need-to-knows when buying kitchen appliances. Make sure to follow us on all of our socials for updates from The Range Hood Store!

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