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Home appliance

Home appliance
two electric kettles, a drip coffee maker, and a toaster on a table top
Numerous home appliances may be used in kitchens
IndustryFood and Beverages, Health Care
ApplicationKitchens and laundry rooms
WheelsIn some cases
ExamplesRefrigerator, toaster, kettle, microwave, blender

A home appliance, also referred to as a domestic appliance, an electric appliance or a household appliance,[1] is a machine which assists in household functions[2] such as cooking, cleaning and food preservation.

Appliances are divided into three types:

This categorization is reflected in the maintenance and repair of these types of products. Brown goods typically require high technical knowledge and skills (which get more complex with time, such as going from a soldering iron to a hot-air soldering station), while white goods may need more practical skills and force to manipulate the devices and heavy tools required to repair them.

  1. ^ "Household Appliance | Meaning of Household Appliance by Lexico". Lexico Dictionaries | English. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference MW was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ "white goods". Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  4. ^ "brown goods". Collins English Dictionary. Retrieved 5 December 2014.

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