Our homes are full of appliances, ranging from cookers, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners, through to washing machines, tumble dryers and kettles. Each of these appliances bring their own helping hand into the home, and are considered by many to be essential to our day-to-day lives.
Whilst these appliances are deemed essential, there are other household appliances which aren’t, but we think you should consider buying, including:
When it comes to cleaning hard floors, many of us rely on the old fashioned mop, bucket and anti-bacterial cleaner method. Such a method of cleaning will remove top layers of dirt from the surface, but it isn’t guaranteed to provide the deeper clean which you’d perhaps be looking for.
This is where a steam cleaner is a must.
Using a powerful combination of pressure, speed and temperature, steam cleaners remove 99.9 percent of germs, due to the microscopic steam penetrating even the smallest particles, helping to remove the most stubborn stains.
Along with helping to provide a deeper clean to your floors, a steam cleaner can be used across a multitude of surfaces in your home; and due to not needing any cleaning products no toxic residues will be left. This makes using a steam cleaner a safer and easier way to clean.
Top Tip: To get the most out of your steam cleaner, before using on floors, make sure you have vacuumed. This will prevent your steam cleaner from having to deal with unnecessary dirt and debris.
How often do you clean your windows? We’d hazard a guess not very often, primarily because it is seen as a chore. Yet clean windows can improve the look and feel of your home significantly, by letting natural light in and making your rooms look bigger and brighter.
Thankfully, cleaning windows needn’t be a chore, nor does it need to involve vinegar and newspaper to prevent streaks appearing once the windows have dried. Instead, with a Karcher window vac, you can achieve perfectly clean, streak free windows. Find out more about the benefits of window vacs in our “Achieve Streak Free Windows with Karcher” post.
Slow cookers were first introduced to the kitchen back in the 1970s, when they were more commonly known as “crock-pots”. Whilst their popularity slowed, over recent years they have again grown into a popular kitchen appliance, due to two main benefits.
The first being you’re able to cook a variety of dishes by providing a small amount of heat over a 3 to 12 hour period, which makes the slow cooker perfect for cooking stews, as the fat content in the meat breaks down to provide a tender finish.
Additionally, unlike other methods of cooking, when using a slow cooker you do not need to keep an eye on the food. Instead, you can place the ingredients in the appliance, turn it on and leave it to cook for its allocated time, why you carry on with your daily tasks.
What’s more, slow cookers are also deemed more energy efficient than your traditional oven; using less than 250 watts, compared to the 700 used by an oven.
Are you trying to find the best way to cook your food so that it remains healthy? If you’ve answered yes, consider a steamer.
Using a steamer to cook your food, whether it is meat, fish or vegetables can be a healthier alternative to other cooking options, such as boiling. This is because, boiling food enables the nutrients to leak out into the water, whilst steaming food keeps the nutrients locked in.
An additional benefit of using a steamer to cook, particularly if you have a tiered steamer, is that various foods can be cooked simultaneously; making it easier when you’re cooking multiple dishes at any one time.
We appreciate these appliances aren’t essential for the day-to-day running of your home; but we also understand the benefits they bring. By introducing the above appliances to your house, you’ll begin to notice the difference, from less time being taken for a deep clean, through to the cooking being healthier.
What’s more, each of the appliances are available to purchase from BuySpares, whilst our advice centre and blog also has information and advice to help you make the most out of each appliance.