Frigidaire is an example of a mainstream brand of domestic appliances. It is just one of more than two dozen appliance manufacturers in the United States and abroad. Major appliances are roughly divided into four categories: refrigeration equipment, washing equipment, stoves and miscellaneous appliances.
Refrigeration equipment includes refrigerators and freezers. Washing machines, clothes dryers and dishwashers belong to the washing equipment category. Stoves include microwave ovens and cookers, also called ranges, stoves, ovens and cooktops. Air conditioners and water heaters are two common miscellaneous appliances.
In addition to major household equipment, appliance manufacturers also produce appliance accessories and replacement parts. Known as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, these items are made to work with the original appliances. Refrigerator parts, stove parts, washer parts, dryer parts and air conditioner parts are the most popular replacement parts for domestic appliances.
Water filters, ice maker kits, and appliance lights are some of the most sought-after parts for refrigeration equipment. Drip pans, oven racks and range burners are common replacement parts for stoves. Manufacturers offer numerous washer and dryer parts, from parts that minimize washing machine vibrations to those that reduce the risk of dryer fires. Consumers can reduce their energy bills with new air filters and other air conditioner parts.
Many appliance manufacturers also sell accessories that keep domestic appliances running smoothly and efficiently. Cooking tools and kitchen accessories make mealtimes easier. Household cleaners protect appliances and make them sparkle. Organizers offer convenient storage solutions for kitchens, laundry rooms and other parts of the house.
On official company websites and blogs, consumers can find tips for a cleaner, more organized home. Many sites have blogs that feature articles, recipes, product information and reviews. Customer support pages consolidate multiple resources in a single location. From appliance manuals and user guides to frequently asked questions (FAQs), consumers can find a wealth of information online.
Best of all, most company websites have shopping carts that allow for the online purchase of major appliances and accessories. Installation parts help buyers get their appliances set up and running. Most sites also have an accessories support center to help customers find replacement parts and answer their questions.