An appliance is a device or machine that you use in your home to carry out tasks such as cleaning or cooking. Generally, appliances are powered by electricity and are used to perform household functions. Appliances can be classified as either main or secondary, depending on their cost. The most common main appliances are the refrigerator, washing machine, clothes dryer, oven, and dishwasher.
Minor appliances include items such as a toaster, vacuum cleaner, and microwave oven.