Numerous home appliances may be used in kitchens
Industry Food and Beverages, Health Care
Application Kitchens and laundry rooms
Wheels In some cases
Examples Refrigerator, toaster, kettle, microwave, blender
Home appliances are electrical/mechanical machines which accomplish some household functions, such as cooking, cleaning, or food preservation.
Home appliances can be divided into three classifications, which include:
Major appliances, or white goods
Consumer electronics, or brown goods in regions with UK influence
This division is also noticeable in the maintenance and repair of these kinds of products. Brown goods usually require high technical knowledge and skills, while white goods may need more practical skills and force to manipulate the devices and heavy tools required to repair them.
The domestic application attached to “home appliance” is tied to the definition of the appliance as “an instrument or device designed for a particular use or function”. More specifically, Collins dictionary defines “home appliance” as: “devices or machines, usually electrical, that are in your home and which you use to do jobs such as cleaning or cooking.” The broad usage, afforded to the definition allows for nearly any device intended for domestic use to be a home appliance, including consumer electronics as well as stoves, refrigerators, toasters and air conditioners to light bulbs and water well pumps.
Major appliances, also known as white goods, comprise major household appliances and may include: air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers, drying cabinets, freezers, refrigerators, kitchen stoves, water heaters, washing machines, trash compactors, microwave ovens, induction cookers, and Automatic Roti maker. White goods were typically painted or enameled white, and many of them still are.