Welcome to Small Home Appliances Guide. Have you ever decided to make a purchase but been overwhelmed at all of the choices? We make it easy for you to find the best small appliances by reviewing the top five bestsellers on Amazon and comparing features. When an appliance is no longer a bestseller, we keep the reviews posted just in case you still want to research those models.
Just because a small appliance is a bestseller does not mean it is the best purchase for you. In addition to the main features of each model, we tell you what people like about specific models as well as what they do not like. Plus, we give you our opinion on which models would be good choices along with why you would want to choose them over competing models.
Ready to buy? We have included links to one or more of the merchants that tend to offer the lowest prices for each product. While Amazon.com often has the lowest price, other merchants may run specials or have other incentives such as free shipping that can make your overall price paid lower. We want you to find the best small home appliance for you at a great price!
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Tips for Buying Small Appliances
If you are ready to buy a small home appliance, you will want to consider the following points before making your final selection.
Appearance – Do you want your new purchase to blend with existing large appliances? Or, maybe you have a color theme going in your kitchen such as red accessories. Your choices can be limited in a hurry if you must have specific colors.
Storage – If you plan to put the appliance inside your cupboard, make sure there will be enough room. If the destination is your countertop, make sure there is enough space beneath your cabinets. Also, consider the amount of clearance needed around the appliance for those that generate heat such as microwaves.
Multipurpose – Some people want to have a separate small appliance for each function. Others prefer to purchase models that combine several functions in one package. For example, powerful blenders can be used as food processors for some tasks, or you can get a microwave that includes grilling and convection oven features. Often, the combined model will not perform as well as a standalone model for a particular function, but depending on your needs, it may do well enough. If you do not plan to use the extra features, then a simpler model may be your better bet.
Price – The cost can be a huge factor in your selection. Bear in mind that often lower cost means shorter longevity, fewer features, and poorer build quality. If you will infrequently use the small appliance, a cheaper model may work out fine. But, if you plan to use the unit daily or for hours on end, you will probably be better-served by investing more.
Service – If something goes wrong, the customer service offered can be huge. Some manufacturers are considerably better than others at keeping their customers satisfied. Unless you don’t mind throwaway products, pay attention to the warranty offered and servicing options. For example, do you have to ship the appliance back to the manufacturer at your expense during the warranty period?
Reviews – Check what other customers are saying. Know that there will always be some that are dissatisfied or that get lemons no matter what the product. Look for trends where customers are repeatedly mentioning good or bad points to help form your opinions.
Function – What do you really want to do with the appliance? If you plan to put ice cubes in a blender along with greens and frozen fruit, the cheap versions are not likely to meet your needs. If you are just planning to whip up some protein drink mix and milk, an inexpensive blender could be just fine. Make sure that you are choosing a model that will be able to what you want it to do.
In our reviews, we hit on the main points from features to what reviewers are saying to help you narrow down your choices. Check out our recent reviews to the right.