Life Span of Common Appliances

No one likes dealing with a broken-down appliance. Not only is it a hassle, but it can also be expensive to repair or replace. In this blog, we’ll break down the average lifespan of common household appliances so you’re not caught off guard by an aging or broken appliance.


The kitchen is the heart of most households and sees a lot of daily activities with many important appliances. In the kitchen, the fridge is typically the longest-lasting appliance, with a lifespan of 13-17 years. Ovens usually last around 15 years, while microwaves have a shorter lifespan of about 9 years. Garbage disposals typically need to be replaced after about 12 years, and dishwashers usually last between 9 and 10 years. Of course, these are just averages – some appliances may last longer while others may succumb to wear and tear sooner. However, knowing the average lifespan of your appliances can give you a general sense of when they may need to be replaced.

Additionally, there are several things you can do to help extend the life of your appliances. For example, regular cleaning and maintenance can help prevent premature breakdowns. Additionally, avoiding overloading your fridge or dishwasher can help prevent them from working harder than they need to – and wearing out prematurely as a result. By taking good care of your appliances, you can help ensure that they’ll stick around for years to come.

Laundry Room

Washing machines and dryers are two of the most important appliances in any home. They make it possible to keep clothes clean and free of wrinkles. However, like all appliances, they have a limited lifespan; their estimated life span is 10 to 14 years.

There are a few signs that indicate it is time to repair or replace a washing machine or dryer. If the machine is not cleaning clothes as well as it used to, it may be time for a new one. Additionally, if clothes are taking longer to dry than usual, it is a sign that the dryer is not working as efficiently as it once did. Another indication that it may be time for a new washing machine or dryer is increased noise levels. Finally, if the appliance is simply not working at all, replacement is likely the best option.

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