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By Maggie Tomasek
I recently purchased all new kitchen appliances for the first time – refrigerator, dishwasher, range, microwave, washer and dryer – and honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from the process. I had a ton of questions, and now, through research and my own experience, I’m able to share some great tips. Here’s everything I learned about how to buy new appliances to help you through the process from start to finish.
As with most product warranties, extended appliance warranties come with a lot of fine print that could allow them to deny coverage for a whole host of reasons – and they can also exclude a lot of specific parts. For example, things like icemakers, door seals or lighting might not be covered on a refrigerator’s extended warranty. Rather than purchasing warranties, put the money you'd spend on one into a high-rate Supplemental Savings Account dedicated to any appliance repair and replacement.
Maggie Tomasek is the Social Media & PR Specialist at Alliant. She began her career as a journalist for newspapers in Utica, N.Y., Des Moines and Cincinnati before moving to Chicago in 2009. Maggie is a seven-time Chicago Marathon finisher and a lifelong creative writer with a passion for comedy. Her mom instilled in her a great sense of fiscal responsibility, and her big sister told her to throw that responsibility out the window every once in a while in the name of life experience. So far, that combination of financial advice has worked out pretty well for her.