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How Long Do Kitchen Appliances Last?

Kitchen appliances can last as long as 10 to 15 years. Their lifespan is directly influenced by factors like brand quality, usage frequency, and regular maintenance.

Getting expert electrical services for routine check-ups can extend the duration these appliances will last.

For this blog, we’ll discuss the average lifespan of common kitchen appliances and find out when it’s best to replace them.

What is the Average Lifespan of Kitchen Appliances?

Belo are the average lifespans of common kitchen appliances:


A refrigerator can normally serve a household for around 10 to 15 years. You can improve its lifespan by cleaning it regularly and avoiding overloading. Make sure to keep the coils in good condition, just like how you would maintain a bathroom heat lamp.

Stove Top

Both gas and electric stove tops have a lifespan that averages about 10 to 12 years. Regular cleaning and prompt repair can prolong the service life of these appliances. With proper care and maintenance, gas stoves could last a bit longer than their electrical counterparts.


A dishwasher generally lasts around 7 to 12 years. You can maximise this duration by cleaning its filters regularly and avoiding overloading it. You should also run it at full capacity instead of half loads to minimise wear and tear.

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The toaster typically lasts for about 5 to 8 years. You can keep it clean to prolong its lifespan, and make sure to keep it unplugged when not in use to avoid premature wear.

Microwave Oven

Microwave ovens normally have an average lifespan of 6 to 10 years. Ensure you don’t run them empty and keep them clean to prevent electrical problems. Check the door seal regularly for damage.


A rangehood is vital for ventilating cooking fumes and can last for around 9 to 14 years. Make sure these appliances are free from grease build-up. You should also replace filters when needed to maintain their efficiency for a long time.

Electric Kettle

You can expect electric kettles to last for about 4 to 5 years. Make sure to descale them regularly, particularly if you live in an area with hard water.

When Should I Replace Kitchen Appliances?

You should replace kitchen appliances when they no longer operate efficiently or meet your current needs. For instance, a fridge that has become less energy-efficient over time should be considered for replacement.

Additionally, upgrading to modern models can often lead to savings in energy bills. It’s also wise to consider replacement if repairs are becoming too frequent or costly.

Sometimes, even a change in your kitchen’s layout or style, such as the introduction of a new pendant light, can necessitate updating appliances for aesthetic coherence.

Finally, be sure that your new appliances comply with Australian electrical standards for safety and efficiency.