Kettle & toaster - A 'must have' , but look out for extra features like warming, bagel toasting and so on in a toaster, and energy-saving kettles
Iron & ironing board -If you have a lot of ironing, consider a steam generator iron or a shirt & trouser press to save time!
Vacuum cleaner -The size of your home, whether you have pets, allergies or hard or carpeted floors will all make a difference in finding the right model. Brush up on your vacuum cleaner know-how with our vacuum cleaner buying guide
Microwave - Think of a larger oven if you're likely to have an expanding household! It might be worth considering a versatile combination microwave.
Food processor, blender, steamer, rice cooker - Be your own Masterchef - find out which machine's best for you in our food prep buying guide
Coffee / Espresso Machine - Think carefully about worktop space available and the capacity of machine you'd like
Breadmaker - For freshly baked bread every day. Choose your own ingredients - your favourite seeds or nuts for example - breadmakers are also ideal for those with wheat allergies. Most bread machines also make cakes
Beer/wine fridge - Love wine? Find out how to keep your bottles in tip top condition with our wine cabinets buyers guide