Once upon a time, kitchen appliances lasted longer than they do today. A lot longer. There are a number of reasons: planned obsolescence, more components that can break down, and the fact that manufacturers discontinue parts. So while your parents and grandparents could count on their refrigerators, for example, lasting 20 or even 30 years, that simply isn’t the case anymore.
And the reality is that, these days, it can cost you nearly as much to have an old appliance repaired as it would take to get a new one.
So how do you know when it’s time to replace a major kitchen appliance? One hint is this: if you’re already thinking about whether you need to replace it, then it’s probably getting to be time!
Here are some additional hints your current appliance may be giving you:
- You’ve repaired it already. More than once.
- Your energy bills are rising.
- You’ve decided to renovate your kitchen.
- Your family’s needs have changed.
- It doesn’t do what you need it to do.
Another time to consider replacing kitchen appliances is when it becomes cost-effective to do so, and right now one of our manufacturers, Thermador, has an irresistible offer: by purchasing a kitchen-appliance package, you can save up to $6,000! You start with cooking appliances (range, professional range, cooktop/rangetop and wall oven) and you’ll receive a free or upgraded dishwasher. Add refrigeration and you qualify for a free microwave drawer, 50% discount on a steam/convection oven, a free ventilation hood, or a free dishwasher.
With offers like that, the answer to whether it’s time for a new major kitchen appliance is clear: it’s right now. And the offer is time-sensitive, so why not come in and talk with us about Thermador’s appliance special today?