Shopping for refurbished kitchen appliances and home improvement tools is the smartest way to get more for your money

Lynne M. Centeno
When you purchase a refurbished appliance from a trusted seller like eBay or Sears Outlet, you’re getting an item that has been used and then returned within the short return window. It’s then repaired and certified to ensure it’s functioning like new, and sold at a significant discount. (Photo: Getty Creative)
When you purchase a refurbished appliance from a trusted seller like eBay or Sears Outlet, you’re getting an item that has been used and then returned within the short return window. It’s then repaired and certified to ensure it’s functioning like new, and sold at a significant discount. (Photo: Getty Creative)

There are two ways to save money on big purchases like kitchen appliances and home improvement tools: you can wait and wait for the best sales, and then fight your way through the crowds to shop them; or you can buy certified refurbished merchandise for significant discounts. The best part? These refurbished products look, feel and function like they’re brand new.

In the same way that you can return clothes that doesn’t fit quite right when you get it home, you can return appliances and tools too. Those barely-used items go back to the store or manufacturer, but because

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This is the ultimate collapsable dish drying rack for saving space in your kitchen

Lynne M. Centeno

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It’s a fact: Cooking more meals at home leads to more dirty dishes. And, if you don’t have a dishwasher or just happen to have really fancy dishes that can’t withstand the intense wash cycle, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and start scrubbing yourself.

There’s nothing revolutionary about cleaning dishes or drying them, however, this collapsable Five TwoOver-the-Sink Drying Rackby Food52 may make the process slightly better.

over-the-sink dish drying rack
over-the-sink dish drying rack

Credit: Food52

Food52 started out, roughly a decade ago, as a website for home chefs and foodies. It was filled with recipes often submitted by readers and tested by editors. Since then, it’s won

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