, by PAUL FRAIKUE, 3 min reading time

Wondering how long your microwave or toaster should last you? Napev can help you understand how long some of your most used small kitchen appliances should last. 

Used everyday, they are some the most crucial items in your home but unfortunately these items can not last forever. We will hep you gauge the average life expectancy for some of these appliances. These can be helpful when purchasing an item or when budgeting for a replacement. 

Here are some factors that contribute to the life expectancy:

  • Product quality
  • User care and maintenance 
  • Usage frequency 


Overview of Appliances Lifespan 

Life Expectancy by Appliance




Coffee Maker 




Slow cooker 




When it comes to convenience, the microwave oven is on top of the table. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), the median life expectancy of a microwave oven is a solid 9 years so you can enjoy lots of hastily-heated meals. Microwaves come with various features and range in prices. Check out our microwave collections here for the best durable microwaves that will do the entire 9 years as expected. 


Coffee Maker

This is a tricky one depending on your level of addiction to caffeine. The coffee maker is considered as one of the most indispensable appliance in your home to complete your morning routines so you do not have to wait in long queues for an overpriced cup of coffee. Most consumers can expect a basic, drip coffee maker to last about six years depending on how much you use it. A pad filter coffee maker like our Prestige Coffee Maker or Salter Coffee maker is expected to last an average of 8 years. There are also some other traditional coffee brewers like our Elia Cafetière or Apollo French Press which are designed to last for 10+ years. 



Whether you intend to use it to warm up a quick breakfast pastry or a slice of bread, your toaster will do the job for you. Toasters vastly range in price, style, features, and reliability and are expected to last for an average of 7 years. With over 82 years under their (Meyer)  belts, our Prestige Toaster includes a manufacturers 2-year warranty, so if it fails within these two years, it is likely there was something defective. When purchasing an appliance, it is important to consider the length of warranty. 


Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are typically durable appliances, lasting several years. Their average lifespan ranges from six to 10 years, but it’s not uncommon to hear of one that’s performed consistently for more than 15 years. Our Ninja Foodie has 7 different cooking features (Sauté, Steam, Slow cook, Pressure cook, Air crisp, Bake/roast, Grill)


Tip: One way to check if your slow cooker is heating properly is to fill it about 3/4 with water and set it to “low” for six to eight hours. Test the water temperature; it should be at least 85 C if the heating element is working correctly

(the spruce,2019). 



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