Appliances are those essential large items that help maintain your household. They include refrigerators, mini-fridges, freezers, ranges, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, and even portable air conditioners and air cleaners. But “appliances” doesn’t stop with the big items. They can also refer to smaller utility items such as vacuum cleaners, mixers, counter-top cookers, hot plates, warmers, and blenders. In short, if you have it in your home to make your life easier, then it is an appliance rather than an ordinary furnishing. If it helps preserve food, create food or clean, then chances are it can be classified as an appliance.