Top 5 essential (and non-essential) kitchen appliances we all love

Imagine how we would ever get by without our kitchen appliances? We would literally be cooking food off a barbeque and would have no way to refrigerate food. Heck, we wouldn’t even know what “refrigerate” meant if it weren’t for the invention of a refrigerator.

It is true; we cannot live without most kitchen appliances, even the non-essential appliances. This is only proven by Houzz’s latest Kitchen Trends survey. Of those adding new appliances to their kitchen, the most popular were Ovens (82%), Dishwashers (79%), Microwave (62%), Refrigerators (55%) and Rangehoods (52%).

Therefore, I thought I should take the time to write about the top essential and non-essential kitchen appliances that everyone seems to love. After all, as the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I’ve certainly learnt quite a lot about these kitchen appliances.

Continue reading and then decide on what kitchen appliances in Perth you cannot do without.

Top 5 essential kitchen appliances

1. Oven

I’m surprised at just how many people think only affluent people can afford a good oven. The real truth is that you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a gourmet oven. Sure, some of the best ovens in Perth will be expensive, but there are many affordable models in the market as well. Ovens are an essential kitchen appliance, especially if you do a lot of cooking at home.

Ovens are usually classified into gas ovens, fan-forced ovens and steam ovens. Gas ovens are known for moist cooking, which is best for baking or roasting food. Fan-forced ovens on the other hand heat food evenly without the need of rotating dishes. Steam ovens help cook food faster while improving the flavour and retaining essential nutrients.

If you’re looking for ovens in Perth, consider our range of ovens at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We feature all types of ovens – gas, electric, dual fuel and fan-forced, among others. In particular, our 60cm Fan Forced Oven, and our 90cm Multifunction Electric Oven are some of our bestselling kitchen appliances in Perth. Most importantly, while being top-of-the-range, you will find both to be very affordable.

2. Dishwasher

Dishwashers are another popular kitchen appliance in Perth that can be considered to be essential. They can save a lot of time when it comes to cleaning the dishes after each meal. All you need to do is to load a dishwasher and let it run. Your dishes will be clean and dry in no time!

Dishwashers offer many other additional conveniences in addition to saving you time. You will never have to worry about doing the dishes or damaging your hands again. Simply use the machine, and your dishes will be clean and dry – ready to be returned to shelves.

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we stock a range of kitchen appliances in Perth, including dishwashers. Whether you’re looking for a small or large unit, a semi-integrated or fully integrated unit or a freestanding unit, we have it all. Our 60cm Freestanding Dishwasher and our 45cm Freestanding Dishwasher are two of our most popular products with customers in Perth. Our dishwashers are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and are yet incredibly affordable. Check out our entire range of dishwashers before shopping anywhere else for kitchen appliances in Perth.

3. Microwave

The microwave is probably the most efficient and most useful of kitchen appliances in Perth. Microwaves can reheat and cook just about any type of food. Moreover, they are very user-friendly and safe to use. By keeping a microwave at home, you need not worry about kids using a gas stove when you’re not around.

The biggest advantage offered by a microwave is that they can cook food (meat) up to 6 times faster than a conventional oven. This means that no matter how busy your schedule may be, you can always have time to cook a meal simply by using a microwave.

The microwave is one kitchen appliance that you simply must have. For the best microwaves in Perth, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Of our range of microwave ovens, our 28L Microwave Oven and our 32L Digital Microwave with Convection are particularly popular with customers. Both models are incredibly affordable and offer great efficiency and ease in cooking.

4. Refrigerator

Refrigerators are by far the most important and necessary of all kitchen appliances. After all, they are used to keep food fresh. Most people store their weekly staples, such as eggs, meat, milk, butter and other groceries, in refrigerators.

Modern refrigerators come in all sizes and configurations. As such, it can be difficult for consumers to choose the right refrigerators for their needs. Nevertheless, there are many handy guides, including the How to choose a fridge to match your familyblog post I have written earlier. Guides such as these will help you select the right refrigerator for your needs.

If you’re looking for kitchen appliances in Perth, then a refrigerator should be at the very top of your list. I suggest you look at the selection available at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. From small fridges, top mount fridges, French door fridges and side-by-side fridges, we feature it all. Our 584lt Side By Side Refrigerator and our 420L Refrigerator are two of the most popular models with Perth customers. When it comes to value-for-money kitchen appliances, you simply can’t beat Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

5. Rangehood

Rangehoods are another essential kitchen appliance that is often overlooked. Rangehoods can eliminate odour, heat, gas, grease, smoke and steam from a kitchen. This means that you can keep your kitchen comfortable and clean simply with the help of a rangehood. Moreover, rangehoods can also increase the energy efficiency of your home.

Using a rangehood is very simple. All you need to do is turn on the rangehood before cooking. The rangehood will circulate unclean air from your kitchen, and fresh air will enter your kitchen space. Do note that rangehoods can be noisy during operation, which is the only downside to using them. However, the benefits they offer more than makeup for the noisy operation.

Here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we have in stock a variety of rangehoods in Perth. Whether you’re looking for an undermount rangehood, a canopy rangehood, a slide-out rangehood or rangehood kits, we have it all. Check out our 90cm Stainless Steel Island Canopy and our 120cm Alfresco Hood Touch Control. Both these models are bestsellers at our store and very popular with customers in Perth.

Top 5 non-essential kitchen appliances

1. Blender

A blender is one of the most non-essential kitchen appliances in Perth that everyone seems to love. Unless you are a health fanatic and have a shake daily, a blender will not be used very often.

While blenders can be used to make sauce, soup or puree, they can also be prepared with a food processor. If you’re considering getting a countertop blender, I suggest you consider immersion blenders instead. They are smaller, easier to clean and will fit into any drawer.

2. Egg cooker

Egg cookers are another kitchen appliance that many people have in their kitchens. However, it is a non-essential appliance. Preparing an egg is arguably the easiest of cooking tasks you can do without a specialised appliance for it.

You can use your pots to make hard or soft-boiled eggs. Omelettes, scrambled, and poached eggs can easily be prepared in pans or microwaves.

3. Jar and bottle opener

It still surprises me to see so many people spending money on jars and bottle openers. This is certainly one loved kitchen appliance that is non-essential.

There are hundreds of ways of opening jars and bottles, and this remains a popular item. I’ve never needed a standalone appliance for this, as many tools can get the job done.

If you’re considering getting a jar and bottle opener, I suggest you try smaller hand tools first. They are much more versatile and will easily open any bottle or jar you may have.

4. Fruit slicer

Many people swear by a fruit slicer. Sure, a fruit slicer gets a great job done. However, they are completely non-essential kitchen appliances in my opinion. Slicing a fruit is just as easy with a knife and a spoon. Moreover, nobody can tell if a fruit has been sliced with a knife or machine.

I’d recommend you to overlook a fruit slicer. Although you may find it a tad boring, your good old knives and spoons will get all fruit slicing done.

5. Popcorn machine

Unless you’re a total movie buff, there is no need to have a popcorn machine at home. However, many people don’t think this way – I’ve seen loads of people with popcorn machines in their kitchens. Just imagine how much popcorn you’ll need for this popular kitchen appliance to be a worthy investment.

Don’t clutter your kitchen countertop with this bulky appliance. Popcorn can easily be made in a microwave or in a pressure cook – things that you already have in your kitchen.


Kitchen appliances come in all types – large, small, practical and good. Of many types of kitchen appliances in Perth, the top 5 essential appliances include ovens, dishwashers, microwaves, refrigerators and rangehoods. On the other hand, the top 5 non-essential appliances include blenders, egg cookers, jar and bottle openers, fruit slicers and popcorn machines. Try to get hold of all essential appliances before you think of getting non-essential ones.

For high-quality kitchen appliances in Perth, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We have a huge selection of kitchen appliances, and you’ll find everything you need at our store under a single roof. Look at our online store to see if anything catches your fancy. I’m sure you’ll find something that you need!

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