It is always a headache when everyday appliances break down. Somehow, it happens at the most inopportune time. But before calling for repairs, do your homework. There are times when getting a replacement is more economical than fixing a major problem. Below are six appliances that are better to purchase new than head for repair. It will save you time, money, and a lot of stress down the road.
- Microwave oven
On average, a microwave repair bill is almost $200. Now go online and check your favorite retailers – a high-end new microwave can cost a little over $100. Why bother with repairs?
Are you in desperate need of a freezer to store all the meat that you bought in bulk for less? You should have probably purchased a new freezer, too. It costs around $350 to repair one while a new unit can be had for $170.
If you have an older model, you will be smart to invest in a new dishwasher. The average cost of repair is at least $200. Instead of forking the money several times down the road, get a new one for about $760 and save yourself the hassle.
Is your cooktop working overtime as your family stays at home in this time of pandemic? Repairing a broken one will set you back $260. It could be worth it. But if it is an old appliance, spend double the repair cost and enjoy a new cooktop for around $500.
Similar with a cooktop, this one is a toss-up. A good oven can last a lifetime and repairs are over $200 on average. But if you are working with an ancient model, maybe it is time to replace it. A brand-new oven starts at $500.
If your rangehood is not working properly, clean it out first before calling for repairs or buying a new one. A good dusting may be enough. If it does not work, repairs cost over $250. Oddly enough, you can replace it with a new one for around the same price.