An appliance is a device or piece of equipment designed to perform a specific task, usually a household task. It is a non-manual device, instrument, gadget, or machine that works with electricity or other fuel that we normally use in the home. Appliances can range from small items such as toasters and blenders to larger items such as washing machines and refrigerators. In most cases, appliances are used for domestic purposes and are powered by electricity or butane gas.
For example, when the boy hid the dreaded cane from his father, his butt soon discovered the hard way how many sturdy appliances at home can function as perfectly painful spanking devices.