When buying things for you kitchen, information is a powerful tool. You can be excited at the beginning but the same tool that brought happiness can now be a source of frustration. You should therefore take time to actually decide on what you truly need to buy and not what you want to buy because a lot of money is at stake.
When deciding upon which appliance to buy or not to buy, you can learn a lot from others. If you have workmates, friends, or relatives who rave about a particular appliance brand name and you are in the market for that type of an appliance then you may want to consider what they have to say. On the other hand, if you have a conversation with someone who badmouths a particular appliance brand then you also should take note of that information. People are always willing to share their experiences whether they are good or bad.
Another thing that you could do is to invite yourself over to someone’s house and try out their appliance. This may seem like a strange thing to do but let’s take the example of a washer and dryer. Your mother law is always talking about the wonderful benefits that she experiences using her new washer and dryer. If you take a load of dirty clothes over to your mother-in-law’s and wash them in her washing machine then you can check out for yourself whether the machines are suitable for you.
When buying things for your kitchen then you better ensure that you have the right figures in your fingertips. This is because stand-alone units have specific metric measurements. Check the energy labels to find out which appliance has reliable performance.
Plan in metric
If you are thinking of buying either built-in or standalone kitchen appliances, it is important to measure and plan your kitchen space in metric. All kitchen units and most standalone appliances are built to standard metric depths and widths.
Taking measurements in feet and inches will require plenty of calculator work and can easily lead to mistakes such as kitchen units or appliances which do not fit.
You will almost certainly find that your appliance retailer will display appliances by their metric sizes.
Use the energy label to compare products
The energy label is your best friend in terms of getting reliable data on the performance of a home appliance. Since the data is gathered in a standard way you can use it reliably to compare similar products.
Sourced from: http://www.metric.org.uk/buying-home-appliances
Well you don’t only have to go after the traditional kitchen appliances. You can as well go for the digital appliances to make your work in the kitchen easier.
Nest Thermostat ($250)
The Nest Thermostat is one of the best smart home products for saving electricity. It’s amazing how much money and energy we leak on a daily basis, but the Nest Thermostat can take care of that for you. But that’s not all because it also learns your personal preferences for temperature and adjusts accordingly. A truly smart appliance!
SkyBell Video Doorbell ($200)
The SkyBell isn’t a particularly new concept in itself, but the execution of it is borderline flawless. What is it? A compact doorbell with a built-in camera feed that you can tap into with your smartphone. For all intents and purposes, it allows you to see through the eyes of your doorbell.