Price Variation in Appliances
It’s not often that we buy a new appliance, and they’re an expensive purchase that you expect to last. When you’re browsing the web, you’ll see one washing machine that costs £200, and another that costs nearly £1000. You’d assume that a more expensive machine would be of higher quality, but that isn’t always true. You need to look at the specifications and find an appliance that suits your needs.
Features & Technological Advances
The main reason appliances are more expensive is due to technological advances.
As time goes on, manufacturers are constantly developing new features – refrigerators are more energy efficient, and washing machines have programmes that can wash any load. Many appliances can be extremely pricey, so you have to ask yourself whether you need the different features and functions. Or, can you go for a simpler model that’ll cost you less?
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important and every manufacturer is working hard to develop appliances that’ll save you money in the long run. This technology can make appliances more expensive in the short-term. You can find out more in our dedicated energy efficiency buyers guide.
Many appliances can be extremely pricey, so you have to ask yourself whether you need the different features and functions.
Appliances can also vary in price depending on whether you’re buying freestanding or integrated models. Integrated appliances can end up costing you more for a number of reasons – go into this in more detail in our dedicated guide.
The key reason for price variations largely depends on the appliances’ features and specs. Deciding which ones are important to you will help you choose your budget.