5 Things to consider when shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth

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Whether you are fitting out a completely new kitchen, or simply wanting to replace a refrigerator, there is no doubt that shopping for kitchen appliances can be a very daunting task.

According to IBISWorld, Household Appliance Wholesaling in Australia is a $9 billion industry, 37% of which is driven by the sales of white goods. However, the industry suffered a 1.1% drop in annual growth in 2011-2016. Because of this, there is no better time than the present to start shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth.

However, when shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth, or anywhere in Australia for that matter, it is important not to jump in and make a purchase purely based on the price.

As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, customers come to us for their kitchen appliances. So it’s fair to say that I know a thing or two about the buying process. Continue reading this post as I list out 5 things you must consider when you’re out shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth.

1. Buying what you need

When it comes to kitchen appliances in Perth, you will find that there are a huge number of options for you to choose from. Before you decide on buying an appliance, it is a good idea to ascertain what features you need. This way, when you’re out shopping, you can avoid buying appliances with fancy features that you simply will not use. By deciding what you really need, you can buy cheaper models of fancy appliances and save on some cash.

2. Warranty

It is always a good idea to ask about the warranty of a kitchen appliance before making a purchase. Australian laws on consumer protection are stringent about the warranties that are offered on kitchen appliances.

Warranties are an indication of a manufacturer’s confidence in their products and you must understand what is being offered in the warranty, whether it is a refund or an exchange. When you purchase kitchen appliances in Perth, factoring in the warranty length can give you a good idea of the quality of the appliance.

3. Energy efficiency

Most large kitchen appliances are rated for energy efficiency and the savvier of our customers at Ross’s know about this. Dishwashers need to be rated for water efficiency while refrigerators need to be rated for energy efficiency. Details about the energy efficiency of an appliance can be found on labels and you must pay close attention to this.

Energy efficiency labels will give you an idea of how much it will cost you to operate an appliance, so you must factor this into your buying decision.

In case you cannot find the energy efficiency details of an appliance that you want to buy, make sure to ask one of our salespeople or look through the instruction manual/guide to find the details.

4. Maintenance

I suggest you also ask about the maintenance requirements of the kitchen appliances before you make a purchase. Understand that different appliances have different maintenance requirements. Some may require professional servicing while others may simply require domestic maintenance.

Be sure to ask one of our salespeople or read instruction manuals to find out if you need to set aside any costs for maintenance before you buy kitchen appliances in Perth.

5. Deals and discounts

When shopping for kitchen appliances in Perth, before you finalise a purchase, it is always beneficial to try to get the best possible deal. If you are buying your appliances from Ross’s, try buying all your appliances at once, as this will offer you some negotiating power.

However, if you’re not much of a negotiator, there’s still no need to worry. By shopping at Ross’s, know that you’re getting high-quality kitchen appliances at the best possible prices.

We have a huge warehouse which is full of all types of home improvement products offered by reputed Australian manufacturers. Whatever appliances you may be looking for; you can bet that we have it in stock.


If you’re looking to buy kitchen appliances in Perth, it pays to do a little research before you make a purchase. First, determine your needs and then buy only those appliances that contain the necessary features that you need. Consider the warranty of an appliance and also take a look at the energy efficiency and maintenance requirements. Finally, to get the best deal, consider buying products from reputable retailers who offer some discounts on purchases.

At Ross’s, we are an Australian retailer that stocks only high quality kitchen appliances. While you can be certain that you will find whatever you’re looking for at our store, we also offer products at the best possible prices. With us around, you really needn’t shop elsewhere.

Visit our showroom in Guildford, or buy appliances online.

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