Your complete guide choosing and buying kitchen appliances

From fridges and freezers, to cooktops and microwave ovens, kitchen appliances tend to be big household purchases. When buying kitchen appliances, you not only expect them to offer great performance, but you also expect them to last a long time. But how do you know which appliances will live up to this promise? At Harvey Norman, we offer a wide selection of kitchen appliances, from all the biggest names in the business. To help you make the best choice, we’ve put together these handy Buying Guides.

Want to know how to choose a microwave oven or how to choose a dishwasher? Perhaps you want to know how to choose a fridge or how to choose a freezer? Our Buying Guides offer all the essential information you need to know when buying kitchen appliances. They cover the different types of appliances available, the features on offer, and how to choose an appliance that matches your needs and your lifestyle. So whether you’re buying a cooktop or buying an oven, whether you’re buying a dishwasher or buying a freezer, check out our Buying Guides so you can find out all you need to know, and make an informed purchase.

Buying Guide: Cooktops
Buying Guide: Cooktops

A new cooktop can help you prepare a host of delicious meals with ease. However, because cooktops are available in a range of styles, sizes and types, choosing can be difficult. This guide explains the different technologies, features and options so you can find the best cooktop for you.

Buying Guide: Dishwashers
Buying Guide: Dishwashers

Dishwashers save you the time and labour of washing up. Regardless of the size of your kitchen or family, there is a dishwasher to suit your needs. We look at different dishwasher types and outline the features to consider when buying.

Buying Guide: Freezers
Buying Guide: Freezers

If you have a large family or entertain at home, consider a freezer in addition to your fridge. Freezers, including upright (vertical) or chest freezers, keep food frozen and fresh. We outline what to consider when purchasing a freezer.

Buying Guide: Fridges
Buying Guide: Fridges

Fridges have come along since days of "freezer at the top, fridge down the bottom." Today, there's a refrigerator — like fridge freezers and bar fridge — to suit everyone. Our guide compares types and outlines what to consider.

Buying Guide: Induction vs Ceramic Cooktops
Buying Guide: Induction vs Ceramic Cooktops

Induction and ceramic cooktops might look similar but they are in fact quite different. This guide explains how they work, which features they offer and how well they perform so you can choose the best cooktop for you.

Buying Guide: Microwave Ovens
Buying Guide: Microwave Ovens

An essential part of modern kitchens, microwaves are convenient, easy to use, and save you time. This guide outlines the key features you should consider when looking to compare and buy either a convection or conventional microwave oven.

Buying Guide: Ovens
Buying Guide: Ovens

Factors to consider when buying a new oven include: gas versus electric, and freestanding versus built-in. If you're cooking for one or an entire family, it's important to compare ovens that suit your cooking style, kitchen and budget.

Buying Guide: Rangehoods
Buying Guide: Rangehoods

Rangehoods can be a stylish addition to any kitchen, keeping your home smelling fresh, too. With lots of styles to choose from, which of the range hoods is right for you? Our buying guide explains what to consider when buying a rangehood.

Buying Guide: Wine Fridges
Buying Guide: Wine Fridges

Wine fridges are refrigerators specifically designed for storing wine bottles long-term. This guide will discuss the reasons for choosing a wine cabinet to store your wine in, as well as outline some of the extra features to look for.

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