Upgrade Appliances

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Dishwasher

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When to upgrade a dishwasher

  • Around 8-10 years
  • If you have a cracked shell
  • When you see rust inside
  • When you want to save money in the long run

What to look for when buying a dishwasher

  • Types
    • Budget priced
      • Around $500
      • Very smart buy if you care about performance and now how pretty your dishwasher is
      • Not as many features
    • Premium priced
      • Around $850
      • Quieter
      • Advanced features
      • Does not clean any better than budget price
  • Efficiency
    • Many new dishwashers are extremely efficient and offer big savings on electric and water bills
  • Features
    • Many newer dishwashers come with express cycles that can clean lightly soiled dishes in as fast as 20 minutes.
    • Single rack cleaning
    • Pot scrubber
    • Steam clean
    • Sanitation
  • Size
  • Noise level
  • Rack configuration
  • Warranty

Best dishwasher brands

  • Brand 1
  • Brand 2
  • Brand 3

Oven

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When to upgrade a oven

  • 8-10 years
  • High energy bill
  • Frequent repairs

What to look for when buying a oven

  • Type
    • Gas
      • Does not dry food out as much as electric
      • Need to rotate food when cooking due to gas ovens being hotter on top than the bottom
    • Electric
      • Most common
      • More cooking options
  • Dual ovens
    • Ideal for large families or people that have frequent guests
    • Versitile
  • Convection
  • Features
  • Efficieny

Best oven brands

  • Brand 1
  • Brand 2
  • Brand 3

Stove

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When to upgrade a stove

  • 8-10 years
  • Switching from electric to gas or vise versa

What to look for when buying a stove

  • Style - freestanding or slide in?
  • Gas or Electric?
    • Gas - instant heat, constant temp, more control over burner temp
    • Electric - less expensive and more economical

Best stove brands

  • Brand 1
  • Brand 2
  • Brand 3

Refrigerator

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When to upgrade a refrigerator

  • Refrigerators have greatly improved over the years in terms of efficiency. Even if your refrigerator works just fine, you could still save a lot of money in the long run upgrading.
    • Use this calculator to see just how much money you could be saving with a new refrigerator.
  • 8-10 years
  • Requires maintenance more frequently than once a year

What to look for when buying a refrigerator

  • Size
    • Pull out the measuring tape and measure the size you will need to accommodate.
    • Refrigerators come in all sizes. Do not forget to measure!
  • Style
    • Freezer on top
    • Freezer on bottom
    • Size by side
  • Finish
    • Stainless steel
    • Faux stainless
    • Laminate

Best refrigerator brands

  • Brand 1
  • Brand 2
  • Brand 3

Microwave

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When to upgrade a microwave

  • 5-7 years
  • When you are looking for more features
    • Many microwaves now have sensors that automate cooking for more than just popcorn or a slice of pizza. They also include convection and even slow cooking.

What to look for when buying a microwave

  • Type
    • Countertop
      • Best for kitchens with lots of space
      • Cheaper
    • Over the range
      • Saves lots of counter space
      • Convenient
    • Built in
      • Clears counter space
      • Usually more features
      • Expensive
  • Features
    • Determine weather these following features are necessary or not. If not, they will just drive up the price of your microwave.
      • Grilling
      • Browning
      • Convection
      • Slow cook
  • Power rating
    • More power rating means more cooking power
      • Mid sized microwaves range from 850 to 1200 watts
      • Smaller microwaves range from 600 to 800 watts

Best microwave brands

  • Brand 1
  • Brand 2
  • Brand 3