This category provides product and service information so that consumers can make informed purchasing decisions. It also provides information about service contracts, warranties, recalls, and other product or service information for consumers who already have made purchases.
Sites in this category are buyers' guides, decision guides, price comparisons, recall information, or tips and advice.Sites which are primarily promotional in nature, and not significantly useful in making informed shopping choices, can be found in appropriate Business, Regional, or Shopping categories.
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The official weblog of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, a not‐for‐profit trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry. Contains safety tips and news.
General home appliance information for consumers including money saving purchasing and servicing tips, getting repair parts, and links to merchants.
Source for appliance parts, repair manuals, and free appliance repair advice.
Provides reviews, information and buying advice for appliances. Paid subscription required for full access.
ConsumerSearch.com: Hair Dryers Product Reviews and Reports
Identifies which products reviewers like and dislike, where they agree or disagree, and why.
Consumersearch.com: Smoke Detectors
The site identifies which products reviewers like and dislike, where they agree or disagree, and why.
Energy.gov: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program
Discusses minimum efficiency standards and operation costs of various residential appliances and equipment.
General Electric brand name appliances page with information on rebates, warranties, parts and service, special offers, product line and model numbers.
How Stuff Works: Electric Razor
Photographic tour of the inside of an electric razor.
How Stuff Works: How Hair Dryers Work
Detailed photographic tour of the inside of a hair dryer, with full explanations of all parts, with many related links.
How Stuff Works: Wall Transformer
Photographic tour of the inside of the common power-cube transformer.
What do the UL marks on so many products mean?
HowStuffWorks: Appliance Bills
Why are my power bills so high? What appliances use the most power?
Official site for home and commercial appliance products. Site includes product information, dealer locator, and customer service contacts.
Minnesota Blue Flame Gas Association
Includes fact sheets for dryers, ranges, fireplaces, water heaters, grills and heat pumps, cost comparison worksheets and FAQs.
Schedule of Normal Life
Estimate of how long various appliances and systems last in an average home.
Guide on energy savings in the home, in areas of major appliances, heating and air conditioning equipment, lighting, and electronics. Project of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Features message boards and articles with advice about buying appliances, tips and tricks, installation, dealing with complaints, product reviews and industry news.
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