If you’re a first time home buyer, the process of setting up your new place can be daunting. There are many things to buy, and some may be nonnegotiables for you. Some items that you do not know the future expectancy of can be covered under a home warranty.
For example, a refrigerator is essential for storing food. A range or cooking stove is also necessary to cook meals and serve them to your family.
Fridges and freezers are one of the most essential household appliances. If you want to keep your food fresh and safe, make sure that the fridge and freezer are working well.
Freezers have a separate compartment that keeps food frozen at extremely cold temperatures. Large chest freezers and freezer combinations like top-freezer, side by-side, or French door models are popular choices for homeowners.
If you prefer to open your freezer door less, look for ENERGY STAR-certified models that meet energy efficiency standards. Also, you should get home warranty coverage on this appliance in case it breaks down. This can save you a lot of time and money.
The kitchen range is a classic cooking appliance that combines a stovetop and oven in one unit. They can be gas or electric, and are available in several sizes and styles.
Homeowners often choose a stove/range because of their ability to bake, roast and broil in addition to boiling and sauteing. Some prefer gas burners because of their instant heat and flame control.
A cooktop is installed on top of a counter, with its controls built directly into the cooking surface for a sleek and streamlined look. If your new kitchen has a focal point like a window, sink, view or backsplash, a cooktop will allow this feature to stand out.
A dishwasher can eliminate daily arguments over who’s turn it is to wash dishes and cutlery. It can also reduce time spent in the kitchen and save on energy.
Look for a dishwasher with a stainless steel tub that doesn’t absorb odors as easily and has a durable finish. Other features to consider include a slim, third rack for larger items; bottle jets to better clean baby bottles and water bottles; and adjustable rack designs that can accommodate dishes of different shapes.
For added convenience, look for a dishwasher that offers a range of cycle options including Normal, Quick Wash, China, Rinse, Power Wash, and Sanitize. Also, check for an indicator light or countdown timer that lets you know when the cycle is
The microwave is one of the most important appliances for a new home. Microwave ovens cook and reheat foods faster than conventional kitchen appliances, retain nutrients better, save energy, and have safety features. They have also become a staple appliance in many homes.
You can choose from countertop microwaves, over-the-range (OTR) models, and built-in units depending on your kitchen’s aesthetic. Make sure to look for a model with large buttons or icons, as well as a door that opens easily and is easy to clean.
Time is precious, and with the right appliances, you can spend more time doing things that matter. So start shopping and get your house a head-start.
5. Coffee Maker
If you love the taste of freshly brewed coffee, then you will need a home coffee maker. There are many options on the market from basic electric drip coffee makers to single-serve pod brewers like Keurig and Nespresso.
A coffee maker is a great gift for a first time home owner as it is a functional appliance that will make their daily morning ritual easy and enjoyable. When shopping for a new coffee maker, consider the recipient’s coffee habits and their kitchen setup to find the right one for them. Additionally, consider the style of coffee maker that will best fit their kitchen aesthetic.
A toaster is likely one of the few kitchen appliances that live on the counter full-time so it’s important to find one you like the look of. Choose from a variety of colors and finishes to coordinate with your kitchen décor.
A toaster’s user-friendliness is also important, so opt for models that have intuitive controls and smart touches such as lights that make numbers easier to read for sleepy eyes or removable crumb trays. And don’t forget to opt for toasters that use fewer watts, which helps reduce electricity consumption and lower utility bills.