We want to bring you the best of Czech and European design both in terms of quality and price when buying a mid-range to high-end appliance. Let’s take a quick look at what makes the difference and how you can easily tell the difference between a cheap and a luxurious product.
Cheap Versus Luxurious
All home appliances come with a standard warranty that should cover any defects for a certain amount of time. So, if anything goes wrong, the manufacturer will hopefully fix it for free. The problem is that some companies put profit first when it comes to home appliance manufacturing, and it shows. Take, for example, the Bosch brand. While the appliance itself is of high quality, the service after the sale is practically nonexistent. This is not a good idea because often the problem is that the person using the product has no idea how to operate it or take care of it properly. So, even though it might be under warranty, you will have to pay for any repairs yourself. The same thing goes for Hitachi appliances, Samsung fridge-freezers, or any other brand for that matter.
On the other hand, you can buy high-quality appliances from reputable companies like Miele, Neff, or Zojirushi which, in most cases, will need a bit of work before they arrive at your home. But, the good thing is that these companies either have a repair service or will send a professional out to your home to take care of the appliance. This type of warranty provides you with piece of mind when buying a premium product because you know they will get the job done and will fix it for you. Even if you have to pay for the parts yourself, it’s still a better deal than buying a poorly made appliance that will only last a few months.
If you’re buying a product that you plan to use for a long time, then it’s essential that it be built to last a while. Take, for example, Miele’s appliances, which are known for their high-end look but also provide durability thanks to a special rubber coating inside the appliances that makes them very hardy. What’s more, Miele builds its appliances to last years of heavy use and so can you. With premium brands, you know what you’re getting: a product that will serve your needs for many years to come.
On the other hand, other brands might simply use cheaper materials and put more money in production. This means the end product won’t be of good quality and might break down quickly. It really depends on the quality of the company you’re buying from. If you’re looking for something long-term, it might be better to buy a brand that uses better materials and more durable components.
To keep up with modern day living, most appliances have incorporated more technology than ever before. This means they either need a smart device to control them or an app to do the same thing. Take, for example, Miele’s washing machines which can be controlled remotely using a smartphone app. With this feature, you can set the cycle as you like and choose from multiple functions like a temperature switch, water dispenser, or drum power.
This brings us to our next point: apps might be the future of home appliances, and it doesn’t necessarily need to be an iPhone. In fact, you might want to consider an android because it’s very versatile and can be controlled using any smartphone. The same goes for Miele washing machines, which are compatible with both iOS and Android devices. It really depends on the type of user you are. If you’re the type who likes to use their smartphone for almost every task, then an iPhone might be the better option because of its wide compatibility.
On the other hand, if you want to keep your home appliances free from apps, then it might be better to get an android device or a dedicated home button for your particular appliance. This way, you can use the physical button on your device to directly interact with the appliance without the need to go through an app first.
Last but not least, let’s talk about the style of your home appliances. If you have a modern, sleek design aesthetic, then it’s essential that your appliances match the same style. This brings us to the conclusion that if you want to buy a premium appliance, then look for the ones designed with a minimalistic style in mind. Likewise, if you’re into arts and crafts, then you can find a wide range of uniquely designed appliances that will suit your needs. What’s more, if you have a specific type of art you like, then you can find a designer that will take care of putting a painting or a sculpture on your bathroom’s wall. This is one way of personalizing your home.
As a consumer, it’s your right to be picky when it comes to the appliances you buy because it’s you who will use them the most. If you want an eco-friendly and sustainable product which stands the test of time, then consider looking for companies that have a good reputation in the industry. Of course, if you want the best of the best, then buy them directly from the manufacturer because they aren’t available in stores yet.