Before you start buying large kitchen equipment such as gas cooktops, washing machines, coffee machines, ovens and microwave oven, sit down and create your menu. If you will not be grilling or baking often, you can start with simple cooktops and then buy a microwave oven later. However, if you can, go for all small kitchen equipment such as knives, sieves, slices and such. Labor saving equipment should come last.
Consider the size of the equipment, the size of your kitchen and your needs. Size is more dependent on your needs. If you do not need a four-burner gas cooktop, go for a two-burner cooktop. If you cook for many people, you need to buy large equipment. If your kitchen is so large, you might need robot vacuum cleaner, or normal upright vacuum cleaners and a dryer to clean it.
Your budget will determine the equipment you buy. While you can get good deals in NZ, the type and functionality of the equipment will depend on your budget. Start with essential first and then move on to more luxury equipment.
The style of the kitchen equipment should meet your needs. A good style should match the theme of your kitchen. This will ensure there is harmony in your kitchen. The style, in most cases, is determined by the material which includes oak, maple, birch, cherry, and others.
When shopping, aim to do bulk shopping in one shop to get a huge discount. You do not have to wait for Black Friday as there are always deals around the year.