PRICE VARIATION IN APPLIANCES
When you’re shopping online, you’ll see one washing machine priced at £200, and another that costs over £1000. You’d assume that a more expensive machine would be of higher quality, but this isn’t always true. You need to look at the specifications and features to find an appliance that suits your needs.
Once you have a shortlist of features you really want, it will be much easier to find the right model. And, thanks to promotions and sales, you don’t always have to break the bank to get a great quality appliance.
FEATURES & TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES
The main reason that appliances are getting more expensive is because of advances in technology.
Manufacturers are continually developing new features to help make your life easier. Many high-end appliances can get expensive, so you should work out which features and functions you need. Or, you could go for a simpler model that’ll cost you less.
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important, and every brand is working to develop appliances that will save you money in the long run. But, new technology can often make appliances more expensive in the short-term. You can find more information in our dedicated energy efficiency buyers guide.
Appliances can also vary in price depending on whether you’re buying a freestanding or integrated model. Integrated appliances can end up costing more for several reasons – there are more details in our dedicated guide.
Many high-end appliances can get expensive, so you should work out which features and functions you need.