Here’s How Long Your Regular Home Appliance Should Last

We all want our washing machines, dishwashers and other household appliances to last as long as possible, but how long they last is another matter entirely. Consumer Reports has compiled a list of the average lifespan of common household appliances, some of which are shorter than you might think.

You can also use these numbers to figure out when you should start saving for a new appliance so you don’t waste your emergency fund on a broken washing machine. Some of the largest on the Consumer Reports list include:

  • Dishwasher: 9 years
  • Water heater: 10 years for gas, 11 years for electric and 20+ years for tankless heater.
  • Range: 13 years for electric and 15 years for gas stoves.
  • Refrigerator : 9 years for a compact refrigerator and 13 years for a regular refrigerator.
  • Microwave : 9 years

Keep in mind that these numbers are averages and that your appliance may last longer if you buy a high quality product or service it properly. Check out the full list at the link below. In numbers: how long will your equipment last? It Depends on the Circumstances | Consumer reports


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