6 Tips For Buying Home Appliances: Important Things to Consider Before Making a Major Purchase

I recently bought an extra fan for our living room in our new apartment. Though it wasn’t really a major purchase, I learned some important things to remember when buying home appliances.

Shopping for home appliances is exciting, but can be overwhelming at times. With many brands to choose from and different features to consider, how do you pick the right one? Let me help you with these helpful tips on buying home appliances.

Buying Home Appliances Tips: 6 Things to Remember Before Making A Major Purchase

Set a clear budget

This is crucial. Before you begin seriously looking at home appliances, determine first how much you can afford to spend comfortably. You don’t want to fall into the trap of finding the perfect one, only to get disappointed of its ridiculous price tag! Your budget will likely have the ultimate say in which appliances you bring home. However, don’t be afraid to spend a little more though for better quality or additional features.

Make a “Preference” checklist 

List all the functions, features, and other preference you want – like the brand, energy-saving features, auto settings, required size, ideal resolution, materials used, warranty & refund policies, etc. Keep in mind that these are just your guide, so be flexible. The goal is to purchase a quality product that suits your needs at a reasonable price.


Look beyond the looks

“Looks can be deceiving!” Don’t focus solely on aesthetics. Some appliances are more aesthetically pleasing than others and can give the impression of quality, but these do not necessarily make them more valuable. Instead, check the specific features. Back to your checklist, does it have all that you were looking for? Or does it only look chic but lack the necessary functions?

Keep your family in mind

On top of your checklist, SAFETY (together with comfort & convenience) should always be a priority. If you have young kids at home, consider purchasing a more “child-friendly” appliance. Likewise (if applicable), would grandma or grandpa find it easy to operate?

Do a full in-store inspection  

You may have done your research online and have gone through all the list of features, but that shouldn’t be enough to convince you. Once at the store, make a thorough inspection of the product (with the actual stock and not just the one on display) – check for any dents, breaks or other manufacturer defects.

Make sure to ask for a “product testing” and try to use the appliance yourself. Oftentimes, having a “feel” of the item leads to more questions, thus you learn more about a particular function or get to confirm some things you read online. Also, if you can bring someone with you for a second opinion, all the better.

Purchase the appliances where & when they are most affordable 

Of course! Nowadays, it’s easy to check and compare prices online.  Plus, with the buzz of social media, it’s easier to know if there are upcoming sales or promotion from your favorite brands or stores. So if you don’t urgently need to purchase home appliances, might as well wait for a sale – Clearance SalesHoliday Sales, or even Special Weekend Sales, before making your big purchase.

If you are on the look out right now, The Metro Appliance Blast 2017 Sale is available until August 31st, in all Metro Stores – Metro Department and Super Metro branches nationwide. It’s a great time to check those appliances on your list! 🙂

Over to you, do have any tips to add? Share them in the comments below!


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  • Reply Zesty Olive

    Excellent tip! I researched forever before buying a new refrigerator and I measured a zillion times to be sure it would fit in a very tight pre-designed space. It pays to research! 🙂

    August 15, 2017 at 11:46 pm
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Definitely! This applies to home furniture too, especially with large closets and couch. Thanks for sharing! 😉

      August 16, 2017 at 2:13 am
  • Reply Bee

    Nice and well-elaborated post. The six tips are some of the many things that buyers ignore and end up spending more than they bargained for or end up with things they didn’t need in the first place or low-quality products. Buyer guides are an important factor to consider before purchasing an appliance. This post reminds of this buyer guide and will definitely share the article.

    August 18, 2017 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    I’m at work so I can’t stalk too long, but is there any follow option so I can be sure to read past and future posts?

    August 19, 2017 at 7:51 am
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      Hi Jamie, thanks for dropping by. You can follow me through the WordPress Follow + icon on the upper right of the blog. 🙂

      August 23, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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  • Reply Harper Campbell

    It’s good to know that when it comes to buying appliances that there are somethings we need to keep in mind to make sure that we choose the right ones for us. I like how you mentioned that one thing we need to be aware of is to keep our family in mind so that we can make sure that we keep things in priority and things are child-friendly. This is something that we will have to remember when it comes to getting the right things for our new house.

    October 7, 2017 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Kyle Wayne

    I like that you mention looking beyond looks. My sister is looking to buy appliances for sale but needs some tips. I’ll be sure to talk to her about looking past just the looks.

    November 7, 2017 at 7:19 am
    • Reply Rose Angelie

      I’m glad you find these tips helpful! Good luck with your sister finding the perfect appliance that would suit her needs. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by, Kyle!

      November 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Ridley Fitzgerald

    These are some good tips for buying new appliances. I like how you said to look at safety features, especially with kids at home. We have three kids, all of whom are still really young. When we get a new dishwasher, I’ll be sure to make sure it’s safe!

    December 6, 2017 at 6:50 am
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