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Are Home Appliances Different From Business Appliances?

Dec 29, 2007
Homes and businesses can have very different requirements when it comes to choosing appliances. Clearly, if your business is home-based, your appliance needs are equivalent to that of a residential home. Likewise, if you are running a large manufacturing company your needs are going to be different. Even so, home appliances and business appliances are basically the same.

As the needs of all homes are pretty much the same, they all have the same basic appliances. Businesses, on the other hand can be very different, and have very different requirements. There are five basic, regular home appliances. These are the washer and dryer, stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. Other, smaller home appliances can include a microwave, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender, mixer, food processor, extra ranges and more.

Businesses rarely have as many appliances as homes do, although, some businesses can require the same appliances only in more heavy-duty models. For example, in your home, the coffee maker is usually only turned on and run once in the morning. In a fair sized business, the coffee maker could be used five or ten times a day, or more for a larger business! When shopping for your home, you would probably buy a regular 12 cup coffee maker, but when shopping for a large business you would probably want to find something more durable and large in proportion to the amount of people that will be using it.

A lot of businesses, including smaller ones have a kitchen in which there is usually a microwave, small fridge and a kettle. These are the same appliances that you would typically find in a residential home. The larger businesses may have a more full-sized kitchen with a stove and regular fridge. Some might even have a dishwasher! Businesses like manufacturing companies and factories are the ones that have the heavy duty appliances. Some of these appliances include very large freezers and refrigerators. Some factories like to provide frozen treats for their employees in the summer because of the lack of air conditioning, and as such, they need a much more heavy-duty freezer than a home would typically have. The fridges in these factories would also be much larger in order to house all of the lunches of the employees. Some homes with bigger families can have a large fridge, but not usually as large as the factory fridges.

Another difference between home and business appliances is that appliance manufacturers will sometimes make the business appliances have a higher wattage than the appliances meant for homes. The reason for this is because business appliances are used a lot more often and in a larger capacity than appliances in the setting of a home.

So, there is not much difference between home and business appliances. There only needs to be a difference if the business is large and has a lot of employees. Also, both of these types of appliances are bought at the same stores. It is very hard to find a store that only sells business appliances.
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Purchasing home appliances is an important decision, which requires a lot of research and time. Kitchen appliances can be investment pieces as they may be with you for many years.
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