Reconditioned Appliance?

United States
December 6, 2009 6:38pm CST
Would you buy a reconditioned appliance? My oven isn't doing the greatest so I'm looking online at my local appliance outlet and they have a couple that are a lil more reasonable but are reconditioned. I dunno if that's something I'd trust being a gas appliance. What do my fellow mylotters think?
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
7 Dec 09
If it is a reputable business and the oven comes with a warranty, I'd buy it. Reconditioned usually means that it's pretty much a new oven in an old shell, they replace all the worn parts with new ones. I just got a toaster oven from a survey place I participate in. Are you sure a large toaster oven won't work? These are great! I can bake, broil, warm things up with a fraction of the electricity use of my oven! Think about it--if it would work for you, you could save a few hundred dollars by switching to a toaster oven.
• United States
7 Dec 09
I do have a toaster oven, just a smaller one. Not like the super sized ones with multiple wire racks you see in some of the stores. I'd be ok with using a h0t plate if I had to. And I have baked banana bread, pork chops, chicken bre@st in it. However when you have a family of 5 & you can only cook 2 pieces at a time that doesn't work so well. But I'm cooking in crock pot & microwave today.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
7 Dec 09
I think it would be fine, especially if it came with a warranty. Although it's not something I've had personal experience with. Luckily my hubby works at a store that sells appliances and we can get an employee discount.
• United States
7 Dec 09
We sell kitchen appliances too just nothing that big! Stuff like vac's, crock pots, deep fryers ect.... Otherwise I'd be extremely po'd cause last weekend was employee shop w/ a double employee discount.
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
7 Dec 09
for some appliance that safety is not issue, yeah! reconditioned appliace is good but if we are talking about safety, my best advise is buy the brand new so you have less to worry of safety...have a nice day!!
• United States
7 Dec 09
Thanks for your post Bart. Well we are talking about a gas operated appliance it's not like it's something you can just unplug if you have a problem, it's something you'd have to call the fire department if there's a big problem KWIM?
• Philippines
7 Dec 09
Hi. I have never tried buying reconditioned appliances. But I think it's just ok for as long as you trust the dealer or the seller. Better if that appliance could be bought with a warranty. If the reconditioned appliance has no warranty, they you buy the product at your own risk.
• United States
7 Dec 09
Thanks for the thought on if it came with a warranty then perhaps it would be worth our wild & if the price was right of course.
• Philippines
7 Dec 09
I maybe wrong, but isn't a reconditioned appliance bound to be broken easily? I think you should buy a brand new one, for safety issues, especially if it's a gas appliance. Better be safe than sorry. :)
• United States
7 Dec 09
that's what I was thinking....
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
7 Dec 09
I have the same issue with our oven. The coils at the bottom do not heat up. I've already tinkered with it to see if I can fix it, unfortunately I was unsuccessful. Thanks for bringing the idea of reconditioned appliances. I might look into it. I will definitly ask around the local appliance store tomorrow.
• United States
7 Dec 09
If you are in the states check out the Sears Outlet online & you can pick the location, price, style ect only problem like anything paying for it *sigh* Sometimes some of the stores offer scratch & dents as well.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
8 Dec 09
I would, IF it came with some kind of guarantee, even just a few months (I might take along a friend who knows something about appliances... like if the pipes and stuff are safe
• United States
7 Dec 09
yea,depending on where you go,some times the rebuilt reconditions are actually better than it was originally.a gas appliance,i'd want new (unless i knew the guy who went over it)..but some things like fridges or tv's are just fine.
@deemazing (395)
• United States
7 Dec 09
Well, I've had reconditioned electronics that were fine for about a year before they fell apart. But, I wouldn't trust it with a big ticket item like that. You may be bound to make another unexpected purchase in the near future.