Thinking of buying new ovens or washing machines? Before you go to any shops you can make things easier for yourself by putting some thought into what you want and need from your new appliances. In addition, using the opportunity to purchase energy-saving models of ovens and washing machines will mean that you can contribute to saving the environment as well as potentially shaving hundreds of pounds off your annual fuel bills.
Speaking of fuel, before you start dreaming about having a six-burner gas cooker you should do a little investigation into what your local fuel supplies are because that may limit your options.Once you have the information you need, you will need to decide if you want an electric oven, a gas oven or if you are going for the dual fuel option – a gas hob and electric oven.The next decisions you will need to make are concerned with style and space, and if you choose to get separate appliances or ones that are integrated. Measuring the space that your ovens will go into is so important, especially if you are buying integrated or slot-in ovens.
Kitchen appliances aren’t cheap, but if you do your homework and shop around then you improve your chances of making a good investment and buying an appliance that will last for years, saving you money and reducing your energy consumption.
Washing machines are not as sexy as other kitchen appliances but they are life-changing. Just think of the amount of time and labour-saving that washing machines bring to the average household.The same advice applies on remembering to measure the space that the machine has to fit into and on choosing washing machines that are environmentally friendly. The way you use it once you get it home can also help reduce your power consumption.Try to wash at cooler temperatures, make sure you always do a full load and for extra eco-friendly washing, buy an eco-friendly washing powder.