Many Airbnb hosts don’t consider how much use Airbnb appliances get in a typical short-term rental. People stay at a short-term rental so they can have access to extra amenities that hotels don’t usually offer, and appliances are certainly a must-have.
Guests have mentioned to us how awesome it was that they were able to cook their own meals at our cabin. They loved that they could wash their skiing gear in our washing machine after a long day on the slopes. Our appliances have helped contribute to our high number of 5-star reviews. It’s important that you pick durable ones because short-term rentals tend to increase wear and tear.
Our preferred retailer for the best Airbnb appliances is The Home Depot because of their fantastic warranties, affordable home installation, and extended protection plans.
This Maytag French door refrigerator is made with heavy-duty components to withstand heavy short-term rental use and features that deliver the right kind of cold exactly where it’s needed. Fingerprint-resistant stainless steel keeps this fridge looking as good on the outside as it works on the inside. The PowerCold feature quickly chills down the refrigerator with the touch of a button.
And when it comes to durability, this French door refrigerator has stainless steel handles to give you something sturdy to grab onto, while the 10-year limited parts warranty on the compressor means you can count on it to hold the cold for years as one of the best appliances for your Airbnb. It also has an ice maker and water filter, which are features that guests appreciate.
Guests enjoy the flexibility of five burners so they can cook with different-sized pans simultaneously. The large 6 cu. ft. Samsung gas oven allows guests to cook a big roast, multiple casserole dishes, or several trays of cookies at once. Two oven racks help guests prepare enough food for large gatherings, and this range also comes with a convenient storage drawer and comes in multiple colors. This model even comes with an air fry tray!
Finally, a dishwasher that will impress your Airbnb guests! LG’s new QuadWash system uses Multi-Motion arms that work together for maximum cleaning coverage, while the third rack provides a customizable experience. LG’s convenient front control design makes it easier than ever to preview and select the settings your guests want. The print-proof finish makes it easy to clean. All this is paired with the reassurance of LG’s 10-year Direct Drive Motor warranty to withstand Airbnb guests.
The GE ENERGY STAR Top Load Washer in White features a stainless steel wash drum that won’t rust, chip, or snag clothing. It is ENERGY STAR qualified to save you money on your short-term rental utility bills. The deep clean cycle assists in removing tough stains and it boasts 14 total wash cycles to accommodate any type of load your guests might need. The all-white appearance will add a contemporary touch to the laundry room.
With a timeless appearance, this family of appliances is certain to modernize your listing’s laundry room in form and function. And, coming from one of the most trusted names in America, guests will know that this washing machine is as advanced as it is practical.
The GE ENERGY STAR Electric Front load Dryer in White features Auto Dry to keep your guests’ clothes looking and feeling their best. Dual thermistors continually monitor the temperature with a sensor bar that measures moisture to prevent over-drying. This dryer comes with a wrinkle care option that tumbles items perfectly for wrinkle-free results.
Different appliances go on sale at different times of the year. If you can, try to avoid buying everything all at once. Try to make a schedule so you can watch for prices and get the best deal. Typically, January is the best month to buy your stove and oven. Refrigerators are often on sale in March, and other appliances are priced better in the fall during the months of September or October.
Yes! Energy-efficient appliances are valuable for more than just helping conservation efforts. These appliances tend to use less electricity and less water. They also usually require less detergent, so your supply should last longer. This can give Airbnb hosts peace of mind while they’re away from the home.
The longevity of your appliances will depend on the brand and on how it’s being used or maintained. Your fridge, for example, should last you ten to 20 years. So if it’s only lasting a couple of years before you need a new one, it might be time to investigate potential damage from guests.
Yes! When it comes to large, pricey home appliances, you want to think about maintenance ahead of time. If you can purchase the warranty, it will usually cover the cost of repairs for the first few years. Even if you don’t end up using it, you’re better safe than sorry.
Most of the time, appliances aren’t something you can buy off the cuff. You need to ask yourself a few key questions and get measurements before signing any papers. Here are a few questions you might ask:
Quality appliances are one aspect of prepping your rental where you don’t want to cut corners. These items are necessary and expensive, so plan ahead and make wise shopping choices.
Which do you think are the best Airbnb appliances? Are there any you would add? Let us know in the comments below.
Originally from Connecticut, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 2013 and worked his way up to becoming an editor on award-winning reality TV shows. Kevin owns 4 short term rentals in Southern California and founded AirHost Academy to help other hosts improve their business.
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