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How to Buy Appliances

If a little extra cash has you thinking about updating your appliances, this guide will help you find that perfect new washer, stove, or blender.


  • Step 1: Research online Do some research online to compare prices and explore all the features the appliance or manufacturer has to offer.
  • TIP: Adding options will increase the cost of the appliance so only add the most beneficial options for you and your family.
  • Step 2: Consider energy efficiency Consider spending a little more money on a more energy-efficient appliance as the savings over the life of it could be more than the added cost.
  • Step 3: Search for deals Search for deals at wholesale warehouses and appliance stores or check out estate and garage sales to purchase something on the cheap side.
  • Step 4: Measure carefully Measure the space available for the appliance carefully, using a tape measure, to avoid buying something that won't fit.
  • TIP: Small appliances such as blenders and mixers take up a lot of counter and cupboard space, so always plan ahead for storage.
  • Step 5: Match decor Match the decor of your room with the appliances you buy. If cost is an issue, consider buying what's in stock or on sale.
  • TIP: Stainless steel is the most expensive finish for any appliance because of its recent increase in popularity.
  • Step 6: Bargain Use your bargaining savvy to get free delivery and to recycle the old appliance or ask for a discount if you're willing to do the heavy lifting. Now enjoy your new appliance at home.
  • FACT: Mercaptan, which smells like rotting cabbage or eggs, is added to odorless natural gas as an early warning in case of a leak.

You Will Need

  • Internet access
  • Tape measure
  • Savvy

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