Most consumers are inclined to buy specific brands and for a good reason. If you have used appliances from a given brand, say Dyson, and you have loved their products, you will feel more comfortable buying their appliances online. Seeing that you cannot test appliances before buying online, buying items from a recognized brand and from a recognized seller will help.
Your budget will limit the appliances you and even the brands you pick. If, for instance, you need a George Foreman grill, you might love its quality but your budget might fall short. In such a case, you might be forced to go for other inexpensive grills even if they have fewer features.
While it is easy to remember to check the finish on large appliances, most consumers forget that the finish on small appliances will affect the décor of their kitchen. If you are to buy a blender or a food dehydrator, it needs to compliment the décor in your kitchen. Some of the most common finishes include stainless steel, white, black, wood brown and coloured.
The features of the small appliance you buy should meet your needs. If it is a rice cooker, it should be big enough to cook enough rice for your family. If you buy steam mops, they should be able to clean your entire room without much hustle.
Lastly, consider after sale services offered by the seller. If you buy a Weber BBQ, will the seller offer free shipping? Are you given a warranty? If the BBQ gets faulty, will you get a technician to repair it?