Which is Which: A quick Guide on how to Choose your Domestic Appliances

I’ve been in Electronics industry which focuses on Domestic Appliances, for more than two years. What I really love on what I do is the knowledge I get everytime I open up an appliance to study it physically outside and how inside’s electric circuitry works. I check the product’s quality and compare it with the local standards. Once the product is Up for production, I must make sure that the particular appliance can enter the Philippine market complying the mandated standards.

What this post will be about is not so much the technicalities of the appliance (which is my job) but more on the End User’s POV. So, before buying your appliance/s, you must check the following:

  • First is the Quality. See and touch the appliance physically even if “Effortless Shopping” is in boom right now.
  •  Second, you must consider the attachment / accessories that comes with it. In talking about ANY appliances, the accessories define itself among its competitors especially the stand-alone models. Though, the more accessories you have doesn’t mean it’s the most fantastic among the rest.
  • Third, is the Power Wattage, you might wanna look on the appliance’s rating label alongside with its accessories. Let’s say a stand-alone 1.5L capacity blender with a rating of 500Watts and a Food Processor with 500Watts rating having also a 1.5L Blender attachment. Based from the given, both the units have a 500Watts rating but the other one is a Food Processor with Blender attachment compared to the plain old stand-alone Blender.
  • Fourth is the “Made in_____” Appliances having a tag of “Made in China” does not mean it’s cheap in quality. Almost everything now is made / assembled in China. Get on with it! If it passed your taste in Quality, it must be good and sufficient for your usage.
  • Fifth is the Box designs. Many of you might ask “Why? What’s with the box?” There are a lot of similar products already exists in the Market. Maybe that box is the tie breaker of all! For example, the box might have a built-in handle compared to others. You will be now thinking to choose the appliance with built-in handle for ease of carrying it. In addition, all the features of the products are already printed on the box.
  • So, what if the appliances are displayed without their box? That’s where a P.O.P. will get you. Sixth is, Look for POP’s. POP means “Point of Purchase” These are the things that you see on a series of displays that speaks the main feature of the unit itself. No more Promodiser’s lenghty explanation needed, POP’s are direct to the appliance’s selling point.
  • Seventh, look for the compactness and cuteness of the whole unit. Cos everyone likes it cute!

“If you must delicately choose the specs of your phone, so does your appliances. ” -Rosnof

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