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Household Appliance Definitions
When you are shopping for new household appliances, you want to make sure that you purchase good quality appliances that will last for many years. You also want to make sure that your appliances come with warranties in case you need any repairs. Familiarize yourself with common household terms before heading out to the department store.
Crock Pot - A small, electrical appliance used to slow cook food.
Milkshake Blade - Part of a blender used to help make milkshakes thicker, by effectively crushing and grinding ice.
Range - A stove top with burners that can be electrical or gas operated.
Central Air Conditioner - A cooling device that chills an entire house or apartment, as opposed to a window unit which typically just chills one room. A central air conditioner is controlled by a main thermostat.
Vent - Part of a dryer that lets the exhaust out. A vent may need to be repaired or cleaned if it gets clogged.
Major Appliance - A large appliance that most kitchens need to operate functionally such as a refrigerator or oven.
Hot Water Heater - A large tank that heats a home's water so that you can enjoy hot showers and hot sink water.
Washer and Dryer Combination Machine - A major appliance that both washes and dries clothes. Some combo units utilize one compartment to do both functions while others are made up for two stack-able pieces.
Kitchen Ball Faucet - A type of faucet with a handle above the spout which rotates.
Food Processor - A small appliance used to chop up food into small bits. They are typically made of plastic, a blade and a dome.
Household appliances have changed the way homes are run over the last several decades. Gone are the days when cooking and cleaning duties took the majority of time in family life. The mass production and gradually declining costs of these items made them more and more accessible to average families. Today, almost every household owns several small and major appliances.
Kitchen appliances are functional and add to the beauty and value of a home. Stove tops come in a wide array of choices. Electric, gas, and flat range options are available. Faucets and other items may be chosen in many finishes. Cooks may choose any of these based on appearance or preference in food preparation style. Small items such as plastic blenders and food processors are also functional and come in custom colors. These items can be purchased to go with the color scheme of the kitchen.
Washers and dryers continue to evolve and improve each manufacturing year. Current front loading options are popular because of their large capacity, ease of repair, and energy saving features. No special electrical adaptations are necessary when installing these appliances. Parts are also easily available on newer models and are more accessible to shops than older models.
Electrical water heaters are standard in all US homes. Most homes also currently contain central heating and air conditioner units. Part of contemporary society is our easy access to major and small appliances. These items have changed society as electrical availability and easy to repair inventions have steadily been offered to consumers. These items have allowed more and more individuals to seek work outside of the home as demand for daily tasks has decreased.