Home appliances (also called domestic appliances, household appliances, or electric appliances) are electrical
or mechanical machines designed to perform a household function. Such household appliances can accomplish
cooking, cleaning, or food preservation, among other functions. Appliances are categorized into small
appliances, major appliances, and consumer electronics.
Major appliances such as dishwashers, clothes dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, and stoves are considered “white goods.” Originally, white goods were painted or enameled white, and many still are.