I shared my whole coming to realize I could splurge and buy a new stove since my 20+-year-old stove wasn’t working correctly here.
It’s propane and the top element would randomly fire up when you would go to stick your hand in to remove your tin foil or something. It would melt the hairs off your arm. Of course, I started having an oven mitt on but then it could really catch fire.
If you missed my story on my purchase of a new stainless steel stove for our kitchen makeover head on over here and read it or pin it for later.
If you are here looking to save money on the kitchen appliances I have a few tips for you. I’m a cheap girl at heart who has slowly turned to a frugal farm girl. The farm part has always been there. I hate spending money on things that cost a lot. It doesn’t come easy. Now show me a new piece of Home Decor and we are talking.
( Okay I really don’t like to not get a deal on that either)
Here is how all my other cheap shoppers can save money on kitchen appliances
Check Habitat For Humanity
I worked at Habitat for Humanity for a couple years and the Restores can get quite an amazing selection of appliances. All areas will be different of course. A bigger population may get you better results. I would go to their website and check for your local store.
Restores offer gently used items for a great price. All the money goes right back to Habitat for Humanity. Think of it as a thrift store Lowe’s or Home Depot. If you have a good one this could be your gold mine.
Many of the bigger Habitat organizations will post pictures on their Restore’s Facebook page. Buffalo NY is a great example of one.
You never know who is putting what on there right? People have purchased used kitchen appliances on the site. Just realize when you are buying used you may not get every kitchen appliance to match.
Wait for a Sale with a Buy More Save More
Home Depot, Lowe’s, Sears frequently run sales called buy more save more. You may be thinking this sounds contradictory, BUT if you are planning on purchasing a new oven, microwave, fridge or even dishwasher these are the best sales when buying new.
The way it works is when you buy more items together you get a higher dollar amount off. It is ideal to top this sale with a sale price on the item as well.
Check the Scratch and Dent Section at Your Local Home Store
I always check Lowe’s and Home Depot’s back section for scratch and dent items. If you are willing to get a piece that isn’t in perfect condition this is a great option to save. You can even take it a step further and ask for a deeper discount. I recently saw a scratch and dent section with manufacturer’s warranty at Ollie’s.
Use a Rebate Form
Many energy-saving appliances offer rebates online. Rebates give you a certain dollar amount by check when you follow the purchase requirements. Head here to see if there are any rebates currently in your area.
Don’t forget to look at your local home stores competitor and see who has a better price. Many stores price match their competitor. You need to check their own website as well. Sometimes Lowe’s for example has a cheaper online price and will price match to their online price.
Check Facebook’s Online Selling Groups
It’s faster than wondering all day through yard sales, not to mention the time it takes to look up those yard sales. Most likely people getting rid of a big item will post it online for a quicker sell. Use Facebook’s search form for local groups in your area. Facebook has marketplace which means you can now just type in kitchen appliances and pictures with prices show up!
I hope these tips will help you on your journey to saving money on your kitchen appliances. Whether they are new to you or brand new, saving money on everything we purchase is a good thing. Cheers to a new look in your kitchen as well.
Nothing makes a girls heart happier than a brand new kitchen.