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A major appliance, or domestic appliance, is usually defined as a large machine which accomplishes some routine housekeeping task, which includes purposes such as cooking, or food preservation, whether in a household, institutional, commercial or industrial setting. An appliance is differentiated from a plumbing fixture because it uses an energy input for its operation other than water, generally using electricity or natural gas/propane. An object run by a watermill would also be considered an appliance. The term white goods or whiteware is also used for these items, primarily where British English is spoken, although definitions for the term "white goods" can differ. In the United States, the term white goods more commonly refers to linens rather than appliances.
Major appliances have become more technically complex from the control side recently with the introduction of the various Energy Labelling rules across the world. This has meant that the appliances have been forced to become more and more efficient leading to more accurate controllers in order to meet the regulations.
Major appliances are differentiated from small appliances because they are large, difficult to move, and generally fixed in place to some extent. They are often considered fixtures and part of real estate and as such they are often supplied to tenants as part of otherwise unfurnished rental properties. Another frequent characteristic of major appliances is that they may have substantial electricity requirements that necessitate special electrical wiring to supply higher current and/or voltage than standard electrical outlets can deliver. This limits where they can be placed in a home.
Major Appliance brands include such companies as Whirlpool, LG, B/S/H/ (Bosch & Siemens), Electrolux, Samsung, Godrej, Frigidaire, Dyson, AEG, Hitachi, Toshiba, Gorenje, Fujitsu, Haier, Midea, GE, Zanussi, Hotpoint, Candy, Mabe Mexico, Inglis, Kenmore Appliances, White Westinghouse, Indesit, Fagor, Beko, Blomberg, Vestel and Fulgor. A smaller number of distributors control groups of these brands.
Major appliances may be roughly divided as follows:
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PR Web (press release)
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:20:14 -0700
For example, the top four major appliance manufacturers in the United States are estimated to account for more than 90.0% of major appliance production in the United States. Likewise, a handful of Japanese major appliance manufacturers account for a ...
Newswire (press release)
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 23:10:18 -0700
They specialize in providing appliance parts for all major appliance brands like Whirlpool, GE, Frigidaire, Maytag, Kenmore, and Bosch. They offer a full range of new commercial and residential appliance parts, heating equipment, microwaves ...
GlobeNewswire (press release)
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:12:42 -0700
Encompass is a market leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services for a diverse and expanding range of consumer electronics, computer, major appliance and imaging products. Encompass, through its business ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Wed, 29 May 2013 03:00:57 -0700
Abt Electronics was also the only store in the category that matched independent local retailers for service, which was a quality that heavily influenced how satisfied subscribers were with major-appliance stores overall. The retailer received overall ...
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Is it worth paying hundreds of dollars a year to repair or replace your furnace, washing machine, refrigerator or other major appliance when it breaks? Only you can decide. Major home appliances are costly to repair and expensive to replace. That's why ...
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... company is also increasing its presence in the Visayas and Mindanao; and is now focused on Southern Luzon. It now has 300 distributors and dealers nationwide and counts major appliance centers and provincial appliance stores as top-selling channels.
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He eventually was put in charge of ... sporting goods and the major appliance department for the entire company, controlling over $1 billion in sales. He left the company when it was sold to outside investors after Herbert Hubschman's death. The Totowa ...
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