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Used Kitchen Appliances

Used Kitchen Appliances

If you drive a secondhand car, you’re well aware of the pros and cons of buying used machinery. But did you know you could shop the same way for a fridge or a stove or a mixer? We didn’t until architect Elizabeth Roberts told us she found her Wolf range on Craigslist (see page 82 of the Remodelista book). So we started delving into the world of used appliances ourselves and discovered a network of sources for remodelers’ castoffs. Buying out-of-the-box goods takes legwork, flexibility, and a willingness to live with imperfection (and often no warranty). In return, you can find top-of-line, built-to-last appliances at a fraction of their retail cost. A few general tips: Zero in on sellers near you and find a handy friend who has a pickup truck—secondhand goods don’t typically include delivery or installation. Look for known brands that have been little used, so what you’re getting is likely to last a good while (and have replaceable parts)—refrigerators and ranges have an average lifespan of 20 years and dishwashers, 10 years. Look up the specific model on Consumer Reports; ask the seller a lot of questions, including whether the item is still under warranty; and, if possible, give the appliance the equivalent of a test-drive. Here’s where to look for used kitchen appliances. These sources also stand ready to take appliances off your hands. So save that unwanted microwave or toaster oven or bread machine from the landfill, and instead send it to a new home. 1. Craigslist is one of the best sources for finding local private sellers who are looking to quickly offload equipment they no longer need. (I speak from experience; when our out-of-warranty Frigidaire stainless-steel side-by-side developed a crack in the freezer, my husband sold it almost overnight to a landlord who was furnishing a loft.) DIY remodelers Ada Egloff and Rick Banister bought their Viking range (shown above) from a Craigslist seller near them for $500; see the whole kitchen at Philadelphia Story. “It needed some updating and some parts, but it was a steal,” she says. Photograph by Michael Persico.
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Used Kitchen Appliances

AppliancesFrom the kitchen to the bedroom, Walmart's vast selection of appliances offers countless ways to make your life easier.When shopping for kitchen appliances, think about how you prepare and store food and how many people you usually cook for. For cooking appliances, look for models that feature even heat distribution and easy-to-use temperature controls, as well as automatic shut-off and auto-warm settings for safety and convenience. For dishwashers, consider factors like noise, specialty cycles and delayed starts. And consider getting small appliances such as a food processor and a microwave, which will help you prepare delicious food with minimal effort.vacuums come in many varieties, so choose one that's suited to the type of surface and mess you'll be cleaning. Upright vacuums provide the most suction on carpets, but canister vacuums are easier to maneuver, especially on stairs. You might also consider a handheld vacuum for small spills.For heat, your main choices are a radiant heater, which transfers heat from a hot surface to a room, and a convection heater, which moves air currents circulating through the body of the heater and across its heating element in order to heat up the air. You can also choose between heaters that use electricity, oil, propane or natural gas. For air conditioning, options include window units, wall-mounted units, portable air conditioners and central air conditioners.To ensure that you're getting an energy-efficient appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label.Show more
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Used Kitchen Appliances

AppliancesFrom the kitchen to the bedroom, Walmart's vast selection of appliances offers countless ways to make your life easier.When shopping for kitchen appliances, think about how you prepare and store food and how many people you usually cook for. For cooking appliances, look for models that feature even heat distribution and easy-to-use temperature controls, as well as automatic shut-off and auto-warm settings for safety and convenience. For dishwashers, consider factors like noise, specialty cycles and delayed starts. And consider getting small appliances such as a food processor and a microwave, which will help you prepare delicious food with minimal effort.vacuums come in many varieties, so choose one that's suited to the type of surface and mess you'll be cleaning. Upright vacuums provide the most suction on carpets, but canister vacuums are easier to maneuver, especially on stairs. You might also consider a handheld vacuum for small spills.For heat, your main choices are a radiant heater, which transfers heat from a hot surface to a room, and a convection heater, which moves air currents circulating through the body of the heater and across its heating element in order to heat up the air. You can also choose between heaters that use electricity, oil, propane or natural gas. For air conditioning, options include window units, wall-mounted units, portable air conditioners and central air conditioners.To ensure that you're getting an energy-efficient appliance, look for the ENERGY STAR label.
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Used Kitchen Appliances

The first step to decluttering and organizing your kitchen appliances it to group them by use: frequently used, rarely used, and never used. If you have limited kitchen storage space, it’s important to allocate it wisely by owning appliances that have multiple uses. Scrutinize your appliances to make sure their uses are robust and not one-note.
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Used Kitchen Appliances

When shopping for kitchen appliances, think about how you prepare and store food and how many people you usually cook for. For cooking appliances, look for models that feature even heat distribution and easy-to-use temperature controls, as well as automatic shut-off and auto-warm settings for safety and convenience. For dishwashers, consider factors like noise, specialty cycles and delayed starts. And consider getting small appliances such as a food processor and a microwave, which will help you prepare delicious food with minimal effort.
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Used Kitchen Appliances

I like a clean and clear kitchen countertop as much as the next person, but don't be afraid to store some of your most-often-used appliances front and center on your counter top. Kitchen organization is all about making your cabinets, pantry, refrigerator and appliances functional.
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There is no one “right” way to store kitchen appliances. Your organizing and storage scheme will depend on what type of cook you are, which appliances you use regularly, and the size of your kitchen cabinet storage space.
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How you organize kitchen appliances depends on what type of cook you are.  If you're a raw food nut, your blender will be front-and-center. Vegans will have their pressure cooker ready-to-use at all times and meat-eaters have their slow cooker and indoor grills on hand. No matter what type of cook you are, there are 4 steps in the process:Group by use.Pare down appliances.Cut cabinet clutter.Up keep​.
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Un-used kitchen appliances can easily find new home via donation, consignment or selling online.  Donating is a fantastic way to declutter and put your tools into someone else's' hands (either to languish in their kitchen cabinet, or hopefully, to be used!).
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8. Portland, Oregon, startup ApplianceSwap is dedicated to “building a better way for people to buy used appliances.” Partnered with a nationwide network of used appliance dealers, the site invites shoppers to make requests. In response, ApplianceSwap sends photos and descriptions of available goods; when a match is made, one of its affiliates delivers the appliance and, on request, carts away the old.
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How you organize kitchen appliances depends on what type of cook you are.  If you're a raw food nut, your blender will be front-and-center. Vegans will have their pressure cooker ready-to-use at all times and meat-eaters have their slow cooker and indoor grills on hand. No matter what type of cook you are, there are 4 steps in the process:
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Maintain and Upgrade    The more often you organize your kitchen appliances, the less time it will take each season. Try to go through your cabinets at least twice a year.Neat-Freak Upgrades? For you organizational nerds, here are some upgrades:Label each shelf (“dishes,” “wine glasses,” “food processor”).Keep an taped to the cabinet door. 
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   The more often you organize your kitchen appliances, the less time it will take each season. Try to go through your cabinets at least twice a year.Neat-Freak Upgrades? For you organizational nerds, here are some upgrades:Label each shelf (“dishes,” “wine glasses,” “food processor”).Keep an taped to the cabinet door. 
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Buying out-of-the-box goods takes legwork, flexibility, and a willingness to live with imperfection (and often no warranty). In return, you can find top-of-line, built-to-last appliances at a fraction of their retail cost. A few general tips: Zero in on sellers near you and find a handy friend who has a pickup truck—secondhand goods don’t typically include delivery or installation. Look for known brands that have been little used, so what you’re getting is likely to last a good while (and have replaceable parts)—refrigerators and ranges have an average lifespan of 20 years and dishwashers, 10 years. Look up the specific model on Consumer Reports; ask the seller a lot of questions, including whether the item is still under warranty; and, if possible, give the appliance the equivalent of a test-drive.