This is our epic guide featuring 46 different types of appliances for your home. Includes the obvious major appliances plus many small appliance options. Includes additional guides for each type of appliance.
It’s easy to run out of refrigerator space these days. Many homes have two refrigerators (plus a chest freezer). We have a full-size kitchen, a medium-size kitchen (like a college dorm refrigerator) in the basement, plus a small freezer and beverage refrigerator.
Obviously, a refrigerator is a necessary appliance. If you don’t have a refrigerator, then you have to shop every day.
The big problem is choosing a refrigerator because it is an expensive purchase. The variety of options, styles and designs is considerable. In other words, there are many types of refrigerators that you can buy.
Your first consideration is how wide and tall your refrigerator should be, which probably depends on how much space you have for your refrigerator. Most kitchens put refrigerators between cabinets, so you’re stuck with how much space you have.
Fortunately, there are refrigerators of all widths, so something will fit. You want it to fit to minimize gaps, but not so tight that you need to hit it with a mallet (or chisel the cabinets). Measure carefully haha.
In fact, I also have a full-size refrigerator in my office. The refrigerator in our house has a single door. My office is double door style.
Which one i prefer?
Surprisingly, I prefer a single door refrigerator. I find that with two door fridges I am constantly opening one door and then the other. It is not so convenient. That’s the value of my two cents. While the double “French door” refrigerator seems like a better option, now that I have one, I prefer the single door.
See all types of freezers here.
Freezers often go hand in hand with refrigerators. Many refrigerators will come with a freezer included as part of the unit. However, not all refrigerators will have an attached freezer. Sometimes people will have to go out and buy a freestanding freezer that they can use in their home.
Even if you have a small freezer that is part of your refrigerator, it may be beneficial to consider purchasing a freestanding freezer. Having a large chest freezer can actually be very convenient. It will allow you to store large amounts of food at one time. This can help you make fewer trips to the grocery store and you can have more food in stock.
Large families will be especially interested in owning one of these freezers. It will make it so that you can feed the whole family much more easily. You will be able to store more staples such as various meats, frozen vegetables, and other staples. As long as you have room for a large freezer, it should work great for you.
We just replaced our oven.
It was a bit tricky because when the old furnace broke down it was difficult to determine if it could be repaired. Ultimately it couldn’t (after a lot of repair effort) so we bought a new one. Good ovens aren’t cheap, but it’s an appliance we’ll have for quite some time, so it was worth investing in a good one.
As you know, an oven is definitely an appliance that you won’t want to do without. Living with a hot plate or toaster oven may work, but it is not ideal.
As an aside, our oven broke down on Thanksgiving, so we grilled the turkey, which worked incredibly well. So it is possible to get by without an oven, but it is not very convenient. You need an oven to be able to bake most of your favorite foods. A high-quality oven can really help improve the overall life of your home.
If you are the type of person who enjoys cooking, you will definitely want to buy an oven that meets your standards. Sometimes people who are really interested in culinary arts will want a large oven that helps them cook various things. There are many amazing ovens for you to consider so you can buy one that will be great for cooking hearty meals. Finding an oven that works well in a smaller kitchen shouldn’t be too difficult either.
Finally, if you host large dinners, consider two wall ovens. We also have a microwave / convection oven that saved our bacon for Thanksgiving. When both the convection and the main oven work, we can prepare a lot of food for great dinners.
Microwaves have been a staple in people’s kitchens for many decades. Many people could not function normally without a microwave. It has become part of many daily routines and makes things like warming foods much simpler than they would be otherwise. A microwave is a multifaceted appliance that will come in handy in a number of ways.
There are many types of microwaves on the market that are worth your consideration. There are actually more variations between microwaves than you might think. If you are looking for a large microwave unit that will help you heat large amounts of food at once, you will be able to find it. There are also very compact microwaves that are perfect for those who live in smaller environments like apartments.
A good microwave can make your life a little easier. In fact, you can cook a lot with a microwave and it will come in handy when trying to prepare a large meal. Whether you’re trying to heat something up or need to cook a snack, you’ll be happy to have a quality microwave on hand. They’re also very affordable appliances, so there’s really no good reason not to have a microwave at home.
5. Toaster oven?
Toaster ovens are a fairly popular small appliance. We have a built-in convection oven so I don’t have one of these, but I lived with one a few years ago (before the kids) and found they are very convenient for cooking for one person … much more convenient than a full one. size oven. Heck, the fact that it’s on a counter is convenient.
Fortunately, toaster ovens are pretty cheap. You can find a decent ones around $ 40 but of course you can spend more for more details.
I will say this and that it is much better to heat and cook food in a toaster oven than in a microwave. I know microwaves are popular, but I really prefer food outside of conventional heat.
7. Built-in dishwasher?
We begin our list of types of appliances with dishwashers. Perhaps not the most important appliance in the kitchen, it tops the list as the most convenient.
A dishwasher is a household appliance that has really made things more convenient for society. In the past, people had to wash all dishes by hand. This can be time consuming and is really inconvenient for people with busy lifestyles. Having a dishwasher can allow you to easily clean your dishes with the push of a few buttons.
There are many different types of dishwashers on the market that you can consider. If you want to get the best dishwasher for your particular situation, you need to do some further research to see what is available. You can find dishwashers that are capable of handling a large workload, as well as units that are fairly compact. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find a unit that works perfectly in your living space.