MAJOR APPLIANCES

Major Appliances – With larger appliances, there tend to be more NoMIC choices, with manufacturing in Australia, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and America.

Clothes Dryers

Clothes Dryers

Plenty of European, Australian and other sources, as with most of the large appliances. Some obvious Chinese manufacturers to avoid. Electrolux Owns AEG, Westinghouse, Chef, Euromaid and Dishlex. Many products made at their Adelaide “kitchen” plant – CHECK THE BOX. Euromaid (Owned by Electrolux) – CHECK THE BOX. Some products …

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freezer

Freezers

Lots of alternatives to China if you look around and CHECK THE BOX. Avoid the obvious Chinese brands such as Hisense, Haier and former NZ company, Fisher & Paykel. Electrolux Owns AEG, Westinghouse, Chef, Euromaid and Dishlex. Many products made at their Adelaide “kitchen” plant – CHECK THE BOX. Westinghouse …

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microwave

Microwaves

Watch out for familiar “Name” brands which are now Chinese owned, such as Morphy Richards and Russell Hobbs. Lots of alternatives from Japan, Taiwan and other Asian countries – also Australia. Westinghouse (Owned by Electrolux) Made in Australia, Europe, S.E. Asia, Thailand, Turkey and China – CHECK THE BOX. LG …

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ovens

Ovens

Low-end products tend to be Made In China, but great products from Asia, Europe and Australia. Electrolux Owns AEG, Westinghouse, Chef, Euromaid and Dishlex. Many products made at their Adelaide “kitchen” plant – CHECK THE BOX. Chef (Owned by Electrolux) Some products made in Australia. Euromaid (Owned by Electrolux) – …

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refrigerator

Refrigerators

Low-end products and the usual well known Chinese brands can readily be avoided, with alternatives made all over the world. CHECK THE BOX, because the country of manufacture may well change from market to market. Electrolux Owns AEG, Westinghouse, Chef, Euromaid and Dishlex. Many products made at their Adelaide “kitchen” …

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sound

Sound

Lots of parts and products Made In China, but much production in Europe, Asia and the US. Again, Chinese product tends to dominate the low end of the market. Yamaha Music Japan Sennheiser Made in Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Singapore and US. Low-end products made in China. Bose (Owned by Apple) …

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Televisions

Televisions

Lots of parts from China, but products can be made (generally in low-cost countries) in Europe (Slovakia), the Americas (Mexico) and other Asian countries. Akai, Hisense, Soniq and TCL are names to avoid. Panasonic Made in Japan, Asia, Europe and the Americas. OLED panels from LG, Sth Korea. Samsung Samsung …

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Vacuum Cleaners

Lots of brands, including some surprises like Hoover and Lenoxx now Made In China, but plenty of alternatives made In Europe, Asia and Australia. Electrolux Owns AEG, Westinghouse, Chef, Euromaid and Dishlex. Many products made at their Adelaide “kitchen” plant – CHECK THE BOX. Miele Mainly made in Germany, but …

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washing-machines

Washing Machines

The usual Chinese companies and others having (mainly low-end) products Made In China. Plenty of alternatives made in Australia, Mexico, Europe and other parts of Asia. Electrolux Owns AEG, Westinghouse, Chef, Euromaid and Dishlex. Many products made at their Adelaide “kitchen” plant – CHECK THE BOX. Euromaid (Owned by Electrolux) …

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Dishwasher

Dishwashers

Lots of alternatives made in Europe, Australia and elsewhere. No reason to buy Chinese in this category. Dishlex (Owned by Electrolux) Some products still made in Australia, also Asia and Europe – CHECK THE BOX. Euromaid (Owned by Electrolux) – CHECK THE BOX. Some products made in Australia Westinghouse (Owned …

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