There’s nothing worse than waking up on a Monday morning and opening the refrigerator to grab your lunch for the day only to find that your fridge is no longer working. Buying a new appliance can put a huge dent in your checkbook at the most inopportune time.
However, buying used appliances can save you quite a bit of money regardless of whether you are looking to buy a microwave, washer and dryer, oven, or refrigerator. But how do you know what to look for to make sure you’re getting a good deal and an efficient appliance that will last you for years? Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore staff member, Jan Hagerman, has some advice on key considerations when you're shopping for a used appliance: