Appliances

Ross’s Home Discount Centre offers a range of high-quality kitchen, laundry and alfresco appliances. Should you have a question in relation to our appliances, please look for the answer below before getting in touch with us.

Can I install my Rangehood myself?

The majority of rangehoods can be installed by you without requiring installation by a professional. It will depend on your model and what you need to connect it to, but generally speaking, most can be installed by a person with basic hand tools and some plumbing knowledge.

View our range of rangehoods here.

Do you have a display for me to see the appliances?

Yes! We have an in-store display that features many of our appliances, so you can see our range in person. We also have sales representatives that are only too happy to assist in your appliance selection process.

If you’d like to see our range in person, simply head into our showroom, located at 57 James Street Guildford so you can see the quality of the products first hard.

How long does it take to receive the appliances that I ordered?

Many of the appliances we keep in stock. However, if the item(s) are not in stock, it could take approximately two weeks

What do I need to consider when buying a dishwasher?

Here are a few things to consider when buying a dishwasher:

  • Size – will it fit your kitchen?
  • Capacity – How many place settings does it hold?
  • Water usage – Does the dishwasher have an energy rating and water rating you can live with?
  • Functions – Does it have the functions you require, like eco-wash mode to save water.

For more information about buying a dishwasher, please read our dishwasher buying guide.

What are the different types of Rangehoods?

There are several styles of rangehoods, including Undermount Rangehoods, Slide-out Rangehoods, Canopy Rangehoods, and Fixed Rangehoods.

  • Undermount Rangehoods are installed flush with the countertop. Draws are usually used instead of shelves for this type of rangehood
  • Slide-out Rangehoods are installed on the wall and can be slid out like a drawer for access to your stove
  • Canopy Rangehoods are installed flush with the ceiling and have a chimney effect
  • Fixed Rangehoods are installed on the wall and have no access to your stovetop. These are often used in island benchtops where a rangehood cannot be installed at head height.

View our range of rangehoods here.

What does a Rangehood do?

A rangehood is a device in your kitchen that removes odours, steam and smoke from your cooktop when cooking. It works by extracting the air from the kitchen through a duct, usually concealed within wall cabinetry via an outlet. As it extracts the air, it also raises the pressure in your kitchen which causes any steam and odours to be pushed outside.

View our range of rangehoods here.

What is the best Rangehood?

The best rangehood is usually the one that has a good user rating and a high Canstar Blue rating. However, that’s not to say it will be the best rangehood for you. It may offer too little or too few features or maybe outside your budget.

It’s best to consider your needs and budget and then choose the rangehood with the best rating within those filters.

View our range of rangehoods here.

Which is the best microwave to buy?

The best microwave is usually the one that has a good user rating and a high Canstar Blue rating. However, that’s not to say it will be the best microwave for you. It may offer too little or too few features or maybe outside your budget.

It’s best to consider your needs and budget and choose the microwave with the best rating within those filters.

View our range of microwaves here.

What are major kitchen appliances?

Major kitchen appliances are appliances that are generally larger and may not be portable. These include refrigerators, ovens, cooktops/stoves, dishwashers, rangehoods, and microwaves.

What should I look for when buying a fridge?

If you are buying a fridge, here are some things to think about:

  • Size – will it fit in your fridge opening?
  • Configuration – e.g., do you want french doors or a stacked option?
  • Energy – How energy efficient is it?
  • Shelving – How many shelves and drawers does it have?
  • Capacity – Do you have enough space for your family’s needs?
  • Features – Does it have the features you need such as an ice maker or water dispenser?
  • Temperature – Can you adjust the temperature to your liking?

For more information about buying a dishwasher, please read our fridge buying guide.

Which cooktop is best?

Gas Cooktops are the most commonly used appliance in most kitchens, with most homes having at least one. Electric cooktops are also popular and may offer you more options than gas, especially with regard to heating elements. It’s important to note that electric cooktops can be significantly slower when switching from one temperature setting to another. However, they are also the cheapest option. Induction cooktops are the latest appliance introduced to the cooktop world. They’re known for their quick response time when switching from one temperature setting to another, and they don’t emit heat into your kitchen but instead use magnetic fields to transfer energy directly into your pan or pot. As such, they are the most expensive option.

Which is best? Well, this comes down to your personal needs, budget and preferences.

For more advice about buying a cooktop, please read ‘Electric Cooktops: Are They for You?‘ and ‘Cooking with Gas – How to choose the best gas cooktop‘.

Do you need an electrician to install an oven?

No, you most likely don’t need an electrician to install an oven. It’s a fairly simple task that many homeowners attempt themselves with good results. Consult your appliance’s owner’s manual for specific instructions on how to install your oven. Be sure to read through our how-to installation guides for more tips!

You will only need an electrition if the appliance itself requires a power supply to work. Some appliances’ power supply is provided by an outside source right from the start, but a freestanding oven will require you to provide your own power supply for it.

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