Your appliances are often the most used items in your kitchen, and typically entail a big investment. It is important to consider what you need, what you want, how you will use your appliances and your budget before making any decisions.

Do you cook for large groups or hold big family gatherings? How much do you plan to use each appliance and what for? Do you like to wash dishes by hand? Are you a chronic baker? Asking these questions ahead of time can help you save your pennies on fancy appliances you might not have needed. Once you’ve answered some of these basic questions, you’re ready to begin the choosing process.