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What should I look for when choosing electrical appliances?
When looking for energy efficient appliances for your home, you need to look out for the energy ratings label on appliances and consider the size of the electrical appliance that you require.
Kitchens have an electric range replete with electronic controls, microwave oven, toaster, several food mixers, a dishwasher, fridge-freezer. A utility room has a clothes washer, dryer, freezer, vacuum cleaner. There are appliances for central heating, dehumidifying, and air conditioning. But all of these fancy pieces of equipment still only heat, cool, clean, blow, and mix!
We take high tech for granted in household appliances and hardly notice it while seeing it prominently in our “electronic” appliances: televisions; audio equipment; mobile telephones; VCR, CD, and DVD recorders and players; digital cameras; pocket organizers; GPS devices; computers. These items do things that our ancestors couldn’t even dream of. So our household appliances live as sturdy, functional “wall flowers” among the active, glamorous, dancing electronic crowd.
To conquer this huge market companies had to persuade homemakers to buy their new appliances. At first, electrical companies found the task of selling their products to homemakers very difficult
Despite the concerted efforts of manufacturers, the spread of electrical household appliances remained modest in the interwar years for several reasons
Manufacturers explained that electrical washing machines could save women time and money. Women, on the other hand, saw electronic appliances as important tools for rationalizing and improving the home.
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