Home device is a term used to describe the mechanical / electrical products used to help with household chores like cooking, cleaning, laundry, personal hygiene and comfort.
Home devices are generally classified into two main categories:
A) small appliances
B) Major Appliances
According to wikipedia, small device refers to a class of devices that are semi-mobile or used on tables, counters and other platforms. These often are taken when necessary and stored away when not in use. Examples of small appliances are – coffee makers, blenders, juicers, rice cookers, food processors, blenders, toasters, toaster ovens (which are all kitchen appliances); vacuum cleaners, steam cleaners (which are cleaning products); steam irons, garment steamers, clothing, razors (which are laundry appliances); hair dryers, hair enhancers, curling irons, electric toothbrushes, electric razors for men, women and depilatory razors, personal scissors (personal care); electric fans, heaters, humidifiers and dehumidifiers (which are all in the comfort of home appliances).
Appliances are defined as devices that are not easy to move. These are large and wired to a power supply or permanently connected to a household power outlet. They usually remain in place when a property is bought or sold. The kitchen, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and are the most common examples of appliances.
At present there are some devices that traditionally considered important, but they can be classified as small appliances. These include portable air conditioners, washing machines, mobile phones and portable dishwasher.
In the e-world of today, there are many websites, forums and other online resources available at the click of a mouse. In addition, there are websites of manufacturers, and many retailers have websites that show the leading brands and models. Since small devices ship with ease from the retailer to the consumer, often they sold in stores online.
However, consumers should be aware that the voltage of the device is different in different parts of the world, so a device purchased in Europe or Asia will not work in North America. The United States and Canada use 120 volts small appliances, while most other countries use 220 volts.
There are many brands of both small and large appliances, each with different models with different features. It is a good idea to do some research before buying an appliance.