How to preserve the life of costly kitchen appliances


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If you’re a homeowner, you understand that your major kitchen appliances – refrigerator, stove, dishwasher – all represent significant expenditures. An unplanned replacement can throw your family’s budget out of whack.

In an article on remodeling a kitchen, HomeAdvisor offers guidance on appliance costs:

  • EnergyStar appliances ($200 – $3,500)
  • Custom built-in appliances ($1,000 – $10,000)
  • High-end store bought appliances ($300 – $5,000)
  • Budget outlet appliances ($100 – $2,000)

Improvenet also offers guidance on the costs and installation of appliances:

  • Refrigerator, top mounted freezer – $350 to $600
  • Refrigerator, bottom mounted freezer – $800 – $1200
  • Refrigerator, side by side – $700- $2100
  • Dishwasher, basic – starting at $250
  • Dishwasher, premium – $600 to $1,000
  • Ranges, basic to premium – $350 – $2000
  • Cooktops, basic to premium – $350 – $2000
  • Cooktops with single or double ovens – $700 – $3500

Given the cots, it just makes sense to preserve your current appliances and get as long a life as possible. Fix offers a handy article on Home Appliance Maintenance, along with a summary infographic, which we’ve posted below.


Source: Fix.com Blog