By definition, these are mechanical machines which are powered or use electricity to perform some functions. In this article, we are going to focus on the home appliances. They are mostly used   for cooking and washing. It is important to note that at this point and time, there is a difference between the electronic appliances and the electrical appliances.

Take the case of the dishwasher or the fridge. The dishwasher uses electric energy to run and wash the dishes. It has in it some components which are run so that the dishes are cleaned. This is more of a mechanical force which drives them.

The fridge has a motor beneath it which is powered by electricity. In turn, the motor helps in circulating the liquid which keeps things cool in the kitchen.

The air conditioner is another good example of the electrical appliances as it is run mechanically by electricity. It helps to keep fresh air in the room, cooling or warming it as situation may warrant.

Washing machine is also a perfect example here. We use the washing machine to mechanically have our clothes cleaned.


The last example we are going to focus on is the cooker. It uses the electric heat to cook food in the kitchen. It is a very important part of the kitchen appliances as it makes cooking a lot easier.

As you can see from above, all these are appliances that we make use of many times in our homes. The appliances come in various designs and sizes.

The main question you will find from many consumers is: what constitutes the electrical appliances?

The answer is that this could be anything in the range of small appliances we use a home. It could for instance be the small domestic appliance you operate every day. These machines could either be completely portable or be semi-portable.

The location will also help in the definition of the appliance. For instance, we describe the appliances that we place on the table tops as the electrical appliances. The same will still hold true for the ones that we put on the counter-tops. There are many other platforms which will count including countersink. The underlying point is that they all have one unifying goal of helping one carry out a household task.

Examples here will include toasters, humidifiers, and microwave ovens among others. You will however notice that the latter examples are mostly confined to the kitchen. Our definition in this article encompasses all other home appliances so long as they make use of electricity.

It is important to note that there is a classification of these appliances. For instance, we have the white goods which are basically all the major appliances used at home. The other category is the brown goods which basically refer to the smaller consumer goods. Radios and television sets fall under this category. The latter though are more electronic than electrical and perhaps the distinction should be well understood in this context.