BUY ONLINE OR IN-STORE?
One of the decisions you have to make when choosing a new oven is where you’re going to buy it. Would you prefer to buy online or in-store? There are pros and cons to both, but when buying a large product like an oven, you’ll probably want to pop into a shop to look at the appliance.
The biggest benefit of shopping in-store is being able to see and interact with the products. Make sure you fiddle with the dials, try out the door, and get an idea for the capacity of the interior.
You also get the opportunity to ask staff any questions you might have which can help you to make your decision.
While the colour of a new oven may not be important to some, for others it is. Viewing the appliance in-store is the best way of seeing how it really looks. Remember that the colour you see on the screen might not be how it looks in real life.
Viewing the appliance in-store is the best way of seeing how it really looks.
Before popping to a shop to look at the ovens they have, it’s a good idea to do some research online.
You’ll be able to browse the widest range of appliances available, which can help you create a shortlist of products you want to see when you go to a shop.
Online research also allows for easy comparison between different models, including features, specifications, sizes, and more. You’ll also be able to sort by price, popularity, and latest releases.
On most websites, retailers provide useful descriptions of their products. These are great for highlighting the special features and benefits available.
Another advantage of online research is being able to see reviews of the ovens you’re considering. Reading the thoughts of people that have bought and owned the product can really help you make an informed decision.
It’s worth finding out about the delivery service the retailer provides. Some companies offer this free-of-charge, or others will charge if you want the delivery during the weekend. For an added price, you can also pay to have your old appliance taken away and recycled.
As you’ll need a professional electrician or a Gas Safe registered engineer to install your new oven, you’ll need to factor in the cost of this too.