How Long Should Household Appliances Last?

How Long Should Household Appliances Last?

When people go shopping for appliances, they often fail to consider how long the appliance will last. Knowing the lifespan of your household appliances will help ensure you get your money’s worth.

Refrigerator

How Long Should Household Appliances Last?

The average refrigerator lasts around 13 years. When shopping for this appliance, keep in mind its quality and features. How much is the product really worth? Is it top-of-the-line? Does it provide an ice/water dispenser in the door? How much will it cost per year to keep it operating? The answers to these questions also factor into the lifespan of your fridge.

Gas Range Oven

How Long Should Household Appliances Last?

This should last around 15 years. The type of appliance you purchase depends completely on your needs. If you do not prepare a lot of home cooked meals, then there is no significant need for a fancy oven. But if you do decide to splurge on this item, it can last a very long time.

Microwave Oven

How Long Should Household Appliances Last?

A microwave oven should last about nine years on average. Most microwaves do not have any special features that would make them unique, compared to other microwaves (aside from the way they look). But checking reviews from people who have used a certain brand or model would provide some idea about longevity.

Dishwasher

How Long Should Household Appliances Last?

A properly maintained dishwasher can last around nine years. Many people make the mistake of putting dishes in the washer that still have food particles on them. A dishwasher is not designed to handle stuck-on food. It simply washes with heated water to remove any harmful bacteria from dishes. Rinse dishes before loading the dishwasher and it will last longer; a rinse aid can also help.

Trash Compactor

Although they do not last long (an average of six years), trash compactors have the ability to get a lot of work done. They could be worth the investment as a time saving device.

Has the life of your appliance met its end? If so, we can help. M&M Services will take your old appliances or junk out of the picture. You can relax while we do the heavy lifting. Call us at (519) 649-6440.