Must Have Appliances for a Modern Home in 2021

It is every homeowner’s dream to have a perfect and fully functional home, complete with his or her favourite appliances and fittings. However, due to limitations in space and finances, it’s not always possible to buy every device that comes to your mind. What this means is that you need to set your priorities right and only acquire those that truly add value to your home.

Appliance Reviewer knows a thing or two about the must-have household appliances for the typical modern home. As such, we decided to put together this list which consists of several of the latest innovations that are sure to enhance efficiency and boost your productivity in 2020.

Ready? Let’s dive straight in!

Washing machine

Many years ago, washing machines were seen by many to be a luxury that only the well-to-do could afford and use. However, that notion has quickly changed, and now most modern homes are finding it a necessity and a must-have appliance. The good thing is that there are machines for nearly all types of budgets, meaning prices are no longer as inhibitive as they were a while back.

For example, you can own this Hoover Dynamic Link DHL 1482D3 for slightly below $300. The front loader which comes with 8kg load capacity and up to 1400rpm spin speed is good enough to clean clothes for a medium-sized family. However, what you will perhaps love the most about this affordable washing machine is one touch control and downloadable functions, as well as it’s A+++ energy rating for reduced energy consumption. The quick wash time is as low as 14 minutes for a 1.5kg load, which is hard to beat for any machine.

If you prefer a larger washer instead, this Zanussi Lindo300 is an excellent appliance worth checking out. The machine, which cleans up to 10kg per wash, is best suited for cleaning oversized items like beddings, table cloths, and sheets. However, its quick wash function can handle small loads in as quick as 30 minutes.

Have a home too small to fit a full size washing machine? Portable washing machines may be a great option, and you can take it with you on an extended holiday as well.

Fridge Freezer

If you are looking to do a kitchen makeover or just want to minimize food wastage at home, buying a refrigerator should be top of your priority list. The inventions of the fridge and fridge freezer over a century ago completely changed how human beings live in numerous ways. For starters, this appliances allows you to store food for longer without having to worry about it going bad. What’s more, a fridge helps add to the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen. 

In recent years, we have seen all sorts of these appliances entering the market. Some of the most common include bottom freezers, top freezers, undercounter fridges, side-by-side, to name just a few.

If you’re in the market for an affordable yet sizable fridge freezer, this Hotpoint First Edition HBD5517W is a brilliant option you can consider. The appliance, which has an energy rating A+, packs a 150-litre fridge and a 84-litre freezer. The total 150-litre capacity allows for up to 13 shopping bags of produce, so it should is a great budget option for a medium size family. The numerous compartments also make organizing your food a breeze. 

Want a bigger and swankier fridge with more features? This Side-by-Side Fridge Freezer by Samsung might be what you’re looking for. Its fridge section has a capacity of 407 litres while the freezer accommodates up to 210 litres.


If you are like most busy people today, you’re always looking for ways to make your life as easy as possible by eliminating trivial tasks like manual dishwashing and cleaning clothes. Owning a dishwasher can significantly enhance the quality of your life and improve your productivity at home. This kitchen appliance helps you wash dirty dishes with the push of only a few buttons.

One of the best dishwasher brands on the market today is Bosch. The company’s SMS24AW01G model is a superb example of what an effective dishwasher looks like. For starters, this appliance comes with water-saving technology known as Active Water to reduce the amount of water used for your dishwashing. Besides, with its time delay function, you can set and automate when you want the cleaning to start. Finally, its EcoSilence motor helps to keep noise levels low while also saving on energy use.


Only a few kitchen appliances are as versatile as a microwave oven. Whether you want to make popcorn in preparation for a movie night, grill some chicken wings for lunch, or reheat food leftovers, this workhorse appliance is exactly what you need to add to your kitchen today.

If you’re looking to add a feature-rich microwave to your kitchen, you may want to check out the Panasonic NN-SF464MBPQ Solo model. The 27-litre capacity microwave comes with the inverter technology that ensures your food cooks evenly for consistent results. Its 900-watt inverter power can be adjusted with 18 auto cooking programs, thereby making it easy for you to cook different dishes without needing to monitor it. Finally, because it is a flatbed and there is no turntable, you can fit much larger items in. It also makes for a very easy clean.

Air conditioner

Let’s admit it; we all look forward to the summer and make big plans on how we’ll make merry when this fun time of the year comes. Unfortunately, the sweltering summer heat can make it nearly impossible to enjoy the moments as you should. 

One of the best decisions you can make when looking to make your home more habitable during those humid nights and sticky days is to acquire an efficient air conditioner like this Philips AC1214/60 Series 1000ai model. The first thing we like about it is that, in addition to regulating the temperature of the air in the house, it also purifies and removes common allergens from the air. Its intelligent purification system automatically identifies and captures even the finest of particles lurking in the air, including gases, dust, allergens, pet hair, and even bacteria and viruses. You will also love that you can remotely control the operations of the 1000ai using Alexa or the Air Matters App.

Ideally, this air conditioner works best in small and medium-sized rooms. You can even bring it to your bedroom as it features a night sense mode that automatically slows down fan speed and switches off its light once darkness sets in.

If this air conditioner doesn’t check all the boxes for you, check out our roundup of the best air conditioners

Which other appliance do you think is a must-have for your home to feel complete? Share in the comments below and let us know your feedback.

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