A No-fuss Appliance Buying Guide

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Buying home appliances can be exciting, but it also needs to be given a good amount of consideration. While you certainly need to pay attention to your budget, you must also consider your personal requirements and carefully look at ratings and specifications before making a purchase. Fortunately, I’m here to help you out with this, but first, let’s take a look at some statistics regarding appliance retail in Australia.

According to IBIS World, the Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry is worth $14 billion in Australia, and it has enjoyed 2.2% annual growth over the last 5 years. As an appliance retailer in Perth, these statistics are great to hear!

What these statistics essentially mean is that more and more people are purchasing appliances, and this is only going to continue. In order to help you make the right choice when you purchase appliances in Perth, I have compiled a quick guide on how you should go about purchasing particular appliances. As the head of purchasing at Ross’s, I certainly know a good deal about appliances, so make sure to follow this handy guide when you’re shopping or find me when you pop in to visit, and I’ll be more than happy to assist in person.

1. Refrigerators

Most of our customers choose refrigerators according to their storage requirements and available space in the kitchen. Indeed, this is the best way to go about choosing the perfect refrigerator for your needs. There’s no point in getting attracted to beautiful refrigerators which offer a lot of accessories. At Ross’s, our fridges are top-selling items that feature minimum frills. You cannot go wrong by choosing these. Only make sure to consider the capacity and the usage when you’re shopping for this type of appliance in Perth.

2. Ovens and Rangehoods

In my experience, the best way to choose kitchen appliances, such as ovens and rangehoods, is to keep in mind your personal cooking style and your level of cooking.  When purchasing an oven, consider the capacity and what you intend to cook. For rangehoods, it’s best not to purchase something too powerful. Consider the capacity and how it affects your kitchen’s design. Consider our 90cm Electric Freestanding Oven or 60cm Electric Multi-Function Oven and our 52cm under-mount rangehood or 60 cm stainless steel canopy if you need a quality oven and rangehood at an affordable price.

3. Dishwashers

When it comes to buying a dishwasher, most of our customers consider water efficiency and energy consumption. While expensive dishwashers may offer a lot of features, many may not be used by the average user. Basic models with simple controls are much easier to operate and get most of the work done. If you need to wash big vessels such as pots, pay close attention to the design of the racks and the capacity of the dishwasher before purchasing the appliance. For a quality all-purpose dishwasher, I recommend our 60cm freestanding dishwasher – it will definitely meet all your needs.

If you’re not sure whether or not a dishwasher is an appliance you need in your home, then take a second to read my earlier post, ‘8 Advantages offered by Dishwashers’ – no doubt I’ll change your mind!

4. Washing machines

Washing machines are one of the most commonly bought appliances in Perth, which is not surprising since they are necessities. Washing machines today are a combination of washers and dryers and are available in front loading and top loading variants. I find top loaders to be more popular amongst our customers; however, they are less water-efficient, while front-loading machines dry clothes. If you’re interested in a top loader, consider our 10KG Top Load Washer or 12Kg Top Load Washer – both are hot sellers here at Ross’s. If you’re unsure which machine is right, read our post, Front Loader vs. Top Loader. Which Washing Machine Is for You?


When shopping for appliances in Perth, it’s often a smart choice to steer clear of all the features and frills that are offered by many top-end appliances. Always make sure to consider your personal requirements first, followed by design and how you intend to use them in your home. The specifications will depend on your requirements, so make sure to understand what you need. For refrigerators, consider the capacity and usage of the unit. For range hoods, ensure an adequately sized product that is neither too large nor too small for your kitchen. For dishwashers, consider the size of the kitchenware that you will use in the machine to come up with an adequate unit. Finally, for washing machines, consider whether you want a top-loading machine or a front loading machine.

At Ross’s, we maintain a good stock of all these appliances, so if you’re looking for quality appliances in Perth at the best prices, you needn’t look any further than our store. If you still need help in deciding which appliance is right for your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

One of our expert salespersons will help you and offer sound guidance and advice on which appliances to purchase.

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