Home Appliances: Everything you should know

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HOME APPLIANCES

INTRODUCTION:

Modern-day people are very busy in their lives. Home appliances play a significantly major role in modern human being’s lifestyles. Everyone wants to spend an easy and comfortable life. These home appliances help everyone to do their routine work quickly and simply. But how do these home appliances help us in our daily life? Can you imagine our lives without home appliances?. The answer is no because we cannot manage our daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, exercising, purifying, food preservation, etc. The major appliances used in every household include refrigerators, mixer grinders, wet grinders, gas stoves, pressure cookers, air conditioners, music players, home theatres, ceiling fans, air purifiers, iron boxes, water purifiers, water heaters, etc.

WHAT ARE HOME APPLIANCES?

Definition of Appliance:  An appliance is a device or control that is very useful for a particular job.

 Home Appliance:

Generally, home appliances are electrical or mechanical machines. We use those home appliances to complete daily household functions, such as cooking, cleaning, etc. Home appliances are broadly categorized into three types.

They are :

●Small Domestic appliances

●Major appliances, also known as White goods

●Consumer electronics, also known as Brown goods

This separation is also markable in the maintenance or repair of these kinds of products. Generally, White goods require more practical skills and force to manipulate the devices and heavy tools to require to repair them. In the case of Brown goods, it requires high technical knowledge and skills.

TYPES OF HOME APPLIANCES:

Small Domestic appliances:

small appliances,
small appliances

A small domestic appliance is a portable or semi-portable machine. Usually, it is used to complete a home task. These small domestic appliances are also known as small electric appliances or minor appliances or simply Small appliances.

Examples of small appliances:  Coffeemakers, Toasters, Food processors, and microwave ovens.

Major appliances: 

major appliances,
major appliances

A major appliance is also called a large domestic appliance or large electric appliance. It is a nonportable or semi-portable machine. Usually, it is used for daily housekeeping tasks. Such as Washing, Cooking, and Food preservation. These appliances are also known as White goods because traditionally these products were white. Although different types of colors are available now in markets. These appliances are bigger than small appliances and not portable.

Examples of major appliances:  freezer, refrigerator, kitchen stove, washing machine, dishwasher, air conditioner, etc.

Consumer electronics:

consumer electronics,
consumer electronics such as televisions, speakers, smartphones, laptops, etc.

consumer electronics are also known as home electronics. These are electronic equipment intended for everyday use in homes. Devices under this category are used for entertainment, communications, and recreation. Due to many products being housed black or dark casings these products are usually referred to as Black Goods, some of these being connected to the internet. In British English, they are often called Brown goods.

Examples of consumer electronics:

Entertainment: televisions, mp3 players, DVD players, and etc.

Communications:  Desktop computers, telephones, cell phones, laptops, and etc.

Recreation: Digital cameras, video game consoles, remote control cars, and etc.

SMART HOME APPLIANCES:

What is the smart device?

A smart device is an electronic device, usually connected to other devices or networks through Bluetooth, NFC, wifi, mobile internet, etc.

What is smart home appliance?

A smart home allows residents to control appliances, lights, and other devices remotely by using dedicated apps on a smartphone or tablet via an internet connection.

Examples of smart home appliances:  Air Conditioners, Refrigerators, smart lights, smart fans, security systems,  etc.

Smart home appliances give you complete control over your home functions, which you can manage from any location, at any given point of time, and the way you want. It gives you comfort and convenience.

HOW TO CONTROL HOME APPLIANCES USING “ALEXA”?

Smart Air Conditioners:

There are some smart ACs available in the market which are compatible with Amazon Alexa and do offer voice commands to control the AC. Your existing Air Conditioner can be converted to a new smart Air Conditioner within your budget by purchasing Smart Air Conditioner Controllers. BY connecting this type of controller with Alexa to give voice commands to your existing AC.

With Alexa, different voice commands can be given, the AC can be turned on or off, modes can be changed between head mode and cool mode, and the ACs temperature can be increased or decreased.

There are different types of air conditioners are available in the market among them how can you choose the best Air Conditioner?

Smart Lights:

An Alexa smart speaker has the power to control your smart lights. The following commands you can give to control smart lights.

“Alexa, lights on.”

Alexa, dim main or bedroom light to 50%.”

You can change the colors of the light just by giving this voice command: “Alexa, set the light to red or any color you want. Also, you can change the light tone(warmer or cooler) by giving this voice command: “Alexa, set the temperature to 30.”

KITCHEN APPLIANCES:

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kitchen appliances

It is a machine that helps to complete the daily kitchen tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, etc.

Cooking:

Mixer grinder

It is one of the most commonly used kitchen appliances on a daily basis in Indian kitchens to make morning breakfast, afternoon lunch, and night dinner.

The following recipes you can make by using a mixer grinder

Idly

Dosa

Chutney ( such as coriander, coconut, tomato)

Ginger, Garlic paste

Tomato puree

Juices and much more. There are various types of mixer grinders available in the market and also it is a bit difficult to pick the right one for the right price or right need. My question is how can you choose the best mixer grinder?

Rice cooker:

It is an automated kitchen appliance developed and designed to steam rice. The major components of an electric rice cooker have a heat source, a cooking bowl, and a thermostat ( It measures the temperature). Some of the advanced rice cookers may have sensors and, advanced features like mobile application support as well. But the basic electric cookers only offer two modes cook and warm. The most common feature of each and every electric cooker has an automatic shut-off function. The modern electric rice cookers come with digital controls and functions. Such as self-timer or delay start, slow cooking, keep warm, steaming, and much more.  

Pressure cooker:

Pressure cookers help a lot when it comes to cooking rice or meat. It is more energy-efficient than normal cooking methods because it uses the trapped steam for cooking, instead of losing it into the air. Pressure cookers save time and money (less gas usage). It retains more nutrition value than boiling and steaming.

Essential Home Appliances for your home

Heating and cooling

Water purifiers:

As per the research, the human body contains 45-65% of water. So we have to give more importance to drinking water and it should be well purified in order to be healthy. There are different types of water purifiers, such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) purifiers, Ultrafiltration (UF) purifiers, Ultraviolet (UV) purification, and Gravity based purifiers. RO purifiers should buy if the total dissolved solids (TDS) level is higher than BIS standards (500 ppm).

Ceiling fans:

Usually, ceiling fans are mounted on the ceiling of a room. Fans are different from air conditioning systems because they do not reduce air temperature or humidity. They use less power and may add a small amount of heat to the room because of the friction and heat from the motor. There are different types of ceiling fans available in the market, such as standard ceiling fans, low profile ceiling fans, dual motor ceiling fans, damp or wet ceiling fans, and industrial or commercial ceiling fans.

Healthy and safe life

Air purifiers:

An air purifier removes contaminants from the air to improve air quality. It removes unpleasant odors. It traps airborne allergens released by pets and also neutralizes smoke from a cigarette.

Humidifiers:

A humidifier is an electrical device, that increases humidity (in other words moisture) in your room. There are different types of humidifiers are available in the market, such as central humidifiers, evaporators, impeller humidifiers, steam vaporizers, and ultrasonic humidifiers. Basically, humidifiers help in dry skin, dry throat, nose irritation, dry cough, sinus congestion, and also from cracked lips. However, overusing humidifiers may impact the respiratory system. It’s important to know how to use them properly in order to prevent respiratory problems.

Household essentials

Iron box:

Iron belongs to small appliances and is used to remove wrinkles from clothes ( fabric). There are mainly 3 different kinds of irons available in the Indian market. They are:

Dry irons

Steam irons

Travel irons

The most common features for both dry and steam irons have heat settings, cord length, swirl cord, and auto-shutoff. Steam iron has some extra special features such as anti-drip, anti-scale, steam output, steam shot or steam bust, and water tank size. Dry irons are good for silk and delicate fabrics. These are not good for jeans, wool, and cotton. these are cheaper than the steam irons. Steam irons are best for all fabrics. we can use steam iron as a dry iron or steam iron. It removes wrinkles faster and effectively. Travel irons are compact in nature and have a foldable handle. Usually, these are very small.

conclusion: A detailed overview of home appliances and their categories are explained in this article. Read other latest articles related to home appliances and kitchen appliances. Checkout by clicking the following links.

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