Household appliances make our day-to-day lives easier. They are convenient and help us save time on chores. But with appliances becoming more expensive, you may hope to keep your current machines for as long as possible. Let’s look at the average lifespans of appliances in your home.

Lifespans of 3 Kitchen Appliances

How Long Should a Dishwasher Last?

If a dishwasher is maintained properly, you can expect it to last nine or ten years. To get the most life out of your dishwasher, follow the instruction manual’s recommendation for stacking the dishes. Keep the bottom of your dishwasher free of food particles and debris to ensure proper draining and make sure there is no grime collecting on the washer arms. Only running your dishwasher when it’s full will help extend its lifespan, too.

The Lifespan of Your Cooking Range

Both electric and gas ranges are durable and have simple maintenance schedules. When it comes to an electric range, you can expect a lifespan of about 13 years. Gas ranges last around 15 years.

To keep your range working well, wipe it down frequently with a cleaning solution of warm water and dish soap. Use metal drip bowls on your electric range to guard against spills. For gas range tops and grates, don’t use abrasive cleaners and keep the burner channels clean.

LIfespans of Appliances: Refrigerators

Even operating 24 hours a day, a standard refrigerator will last up to 13 years. To get the most out of this appliance, read your owner’s manual to learn how to maintain it.

Keep the rubber door gaskets in shape by wiping them down with a mild soap and water mixture. Clean the drain pan to remove dust and dirt. Vacuum the air intake at the base of the refrigerator regularly to prevent it from becoming clogged. A clogged air intake forces the appliance to work harder and can lead to premature failure by overworking the compressor.

Keeping your appliances running well for as long as possible will save you money and it’s better for the environment. Knowing the average life expectancies for household appliances helps you know when you can expect to replace them. You’ll be able to plan ahead and budget for new machines. However, keeping them clean and performing basic maintenance will help extend the lifespans of your appliances.

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