Types of appliances


Buying the right appliances involves more than just choosing colours that will match your kitchen or even just a brand you've trusted in the past. The appliances you choose should be built to last, should be energy efficient, should come with an excellent warranty and most of all, should properly fulfill your needs.

Read our guides below to get a better idea of how to choose appliances for your kitchen.

Ovens and cooktops

How to choose an oven or stove

Gas or electric - or both? Conventional electric or induction? Self-cleaning? How much space can you spare? Find out what kinds of things you need to consider when you buy an oven or stove for your kitchen.

How to choose a dishwasher

If you're buying a dishwasher, you'll need to consider things like water consumption, how often it'll be used, how much space you have and how it'll suit your kitchen. Read our buyer's guide to find out what to look for.

How to choose a rangehood

The rangehood you choose will largely depend on how big your stovetop is - and beyond that, how powerful you need it to be and what style you prefer. Read on to find out more about what to look for in a rangehood.

How to choose a microwave

When you're looking for a microwave, there are four main factors you'll need to consider: capabilities, capacity, power and style. Provided that you understand your own needs, choosing a microwave should be simple.

How to choose a fridge

Choosing a refrigerator is never easy - there are so many choices on offer and so many small differences - it's easy to get lost in the details. Read our guide to find out what's really important, and why.