How to choose the best appliance for your home
The biggest risk when buying an appliance is how it is stored.
So what kind of storage is best?
And how do you make sure it’s safe to store it?
To help you decide, we’ve broken down the different types of storage, and why.
A kitchen appliance in a closet A kitchen can be one of the safest places to store an appliance, says Dr Andrew Haldane, appliance doctor at the University of Queensland’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
“There’s no danger to the appliance from being put in a laundry, because the risk is not that the appliance can catch fire,” he says.
“It’s just a bit of storage.”
For a kitchen appliance, a closet is ideal because it’s less likely to be broken in than the rest of the house.
“The closet is an excellent storage space, but there’s more than enough room for the appliance to be stored in it,” says Haldanes.
“So it’s ideal for a kitchen.”
Storage in a cabinet, pantry, or drawer The most common storage option is the cabinet, because it makes the most sense.
“A cabinet is perfect because it is the safest storage location,” says Dr Haldans.
“If there’s a fire, or there’s an intruder, they’ll just come and break the cabinet.”
A kitchen cabinet in the living room or kitchen The next most common is the pantry.
“In the pantries, there’s just not enough space to fit the appliance,” says Mr Haldan.
“You don’t have the space for a full fridge or freezer in there.”
So a kitchen drawer is the next best option.
“This is the most convenient option,” he explains.
“I think it is ideal for many situations.
You can just grab it from the fridge and put it in the drawer. “
And it’s also easy to store items.
Storage at the back of the kitchen or back of a kitchen cabinet A kitchen or kitchen cabinet can be used as a storage space if it’s located behind the sink, in the corner of a room or on the edge of a cupboard. “
With a pantry you can store it in one of three places: the fridge, the pantrying system, or the drawer.”
Storage at the back of the kitchen or back of a kitchen cabinet A kitchen or kitchen cabinet can be used as a storage space if it’s located behind the sink, in the corner of a room or on the edge of a cupboard.
“That’s where most of the appliances are,” says Scott Williams, a kitchen appliances consultant at Williams Electronics.
“But for the most part, that is where you want to put them.”
This storage space is perfect for the small appliances like dishwashers and dishwasters that are in need of extra storage space.
“All of these small appliances have a shelf behind them, so you can use them,” says Williams.
“Dishwashers are usually found in the kitchen cabinet, and they’re usually very lightweight.
These are small appliances that are often kept on the kitchen shelf.” “
Then dishwashes, which are a bit heavier than dishwasher appliances, are also found in this space.
These are small appliances that are often kept on the kitchen shelf.”
Storage space at the kitchen sink, kitchen cabinets, or back door of the living area If you have a small appliance like a dishwasher, a dishwasheater, or dishwasher adapter, then you’re going to want to store your appliance in the most secure place possible.
This is especially true if you have small children who might accidentally step on your appliance.
“Because these are small, portable appliances, there is no risk of it being dropped or damaged,” explains Halds.
So, you can either keep it in a drawer or in a pantries or drawers in a home, or you can put it right next to the sink. “
When an appliance breaks, the first thing that’s going to happen is it’s going into a cabinet.”
So, you can either keep it in a drawer or in a pantries or drawers in a home, or you can put it right next to the sink.
“Your appliance is going to get used in a short time, and if it doesn’ break in the first couple of months, it’s probably going to be good to have it there,” says William.
“However, it may take a little longer for the damage to wear off, so it may not be as convenient as the storage option.”
“If you have an appliance that is not very large or heavy, then that can also be an ideal storage option,” says Richard Dutton, a cabinet expert at Dutton’s Cottage.
“As long as the appliance is not too small or heavy to move around in, then it can be a storage option for the kitchen.”
The most secure storage location is a cabinet that is at least 2 metres (6 feet) long.
It can be at least 1 metre (3 feet) wide, and the bottom half of the cabinet should be at at least 5 centimetres (1 inch) thick