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Appliance Essentials for a Cozy Winter Home

January 26, 2024

As the temperature drops and the days get shorter, it's time to start thinking about making your home cozy and comfortable for the winter season. In this article, we'll explore the must-have appliance essentials for a cozy winter home along with other suggestions to make your home more comfortable this season.

 coffee mug and open book with throw blankets in front of fireplace

Scents to Set the Mood

One of the easiest ways to create a cozy atmosphere in your home is through scent. Winter scents like cinnamon, pine, and vanilla can evoke feelings of warmth and comfort. With the help of a diffuser or essential oil burner, you can fill your home with these delightful scents.

Simmer pots are another great way to create a cozy atmosphere in your home during the winter season. These are a simple and effective way to create a warm and inviting ambiance. By simmering a combination of water, spices, fruits, and herbs on your stovetop, you can fill your home with the comforting aroma of winter. They are a cost-effective and natural alternative to candles or air fresheners, making them a perfect choice for those who prefer a more organic approach to scenting their home.

Home Essentials for Comfort and Convenience

In addition to creating a cozy atmosphere, there are also some essential appliances that can make your home more comfortable and convenient during the winter months.


A warm, delicious meal can provide comfort and help you stay cozy when it's chilly outside. Ovens are versatile appliances that can be used to bake casseroles, roast meats, and cook a variety of dishes.

They are especially useful for slow cooking, which allows flavors to develop and creates tender, flavorful meals. Additionally, ovens can also be used to bake bread, cookies, and other treats that can add to the cozy atmosphere of your home during winter.

Coffee and Espresso Makers

A warm cup of coffee or a frothy espresso can be the perfect way to start your day or to relax in the evening. Coffee and espresso makers help make preparation quick and easy, giving you more time to snuggle up and relax and saving you a trip to the coffee shop on chilly days.

KitchenAid Mixer

We highly recommend investing in a KitchenAid stand mixer to make it easy for you to prepare comfort food during the cold winter months. With a KitchenAid mixer, you can easily make homemade bread, cookies, cakes, and other baked goods that can add to the cozy atmosphere of your home.

The aroma of freshly baked goods can create a sense of warmth and comfort, making your home feel even cozier during winter.


A dishwasher is important during the winter months for several reasons. You will likely be spending more time indoors, which means more meals are prepared at home. This can lead to an increase in dirty dishes and utensils that need to be cleaned. A dishwasher can save you time and effort by efficiently cleaning and sanitizing your dishes, pots, and pans.

A dishwasher can also help you to maintain a clean and organized kitchen. During the winter months, when cold and flu viruses are more prevalent, it's crucial to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic. Dishwashers use high temperatures and powerful detergents to kill bacteria and sanitize your dishes, ensuring that your kitchen remains a healthy environment.

New Mattress

A comfortable and supportive mattress can help you get a good night's sleep, which is especially important during the winter months when the days are shorter and the nights are longer. A quality mattress can provide warmth and insulation, keeping you comfortable and cozy throughout the night.

Additionally, a new mattress can also help alleviate any aches and pains, ensuring that you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

Similarly, investing in a new pillow can be a small upgrade that has the potential to greatly increase your comfort and sleep quality. Shop our selection of pillows or view our pillow shopping guide for tips on choosing the best pillow to meet your needs.

New TV

Adding a new TV to your home can enhance your comfort and enjoyment. A new TV can provide entertainment and relaxation during the colder months when you spend more time indoors.

Whether you're watching your favorite movies, binge-watching TV shows, or playing video games, a new TV can elevate your winter experience by providing a larger screen, better picture quality, and immersive sound. Additionally, modern smart TVs offer various streaming options, allowing you to access a wide range of content without leaving the comfort of your home.

Winter Accessories for a Cozy Home

Here are a few must-have winter accessories for a cozy home that we recommend investing in.

Heated Blankets

There's nothing quite like snuggling up under a warm blanket on a cold winter day. And with a heated blanket, you can take that coziness to the next level. Heated blankets come in a variety of sizes and styles, from throw blankets to larger options for your bed. They are perfect for keeping you warm and toasty while you relax on the couch or sleep at night.

Electric Fireplaces

If you don't have a traditional fireplace in your home, an electric fireplace is a great alternative. Not only do they provide warmth, but they also add a cozy ambiance to any room. Electric fireplaces come in a variety of styles, from wall-mounted options to freestanding units, making them a versatile addition to any space.


Winter weather can be harsh on your skin and respiratory system, but a humidifier can help combat the dry air. By adding moisture to the air, humidifiers can help alleviate dry skin, chapped lips, and even reduce the risk of catching a cold. Plus, the added humidity can make your home feel warmer, allowing you to turn down the thermostat and save on energy costs.

Create a Cozy Home This Seasons at Howard's Appliance

At Howard’s Appliance in Southern California, we have a range of kitchen appliances that can help you create a warm and comforting home. Shop our selection of quality ovens for baking casseroles and roasting meats, coffee and espresso makers for warm beverages, KitchenAid mixers for homemade bread and baked goods, and dishwashers for efficient cleaning and organization.

If you're in need of a new mattress to ensure a good night's sleep or a new TV for entertainment during the colder months, Howard's Appliance can also assist you in finding the right options.

Stop into one of our conveniently located stores in Covina, Agoura Hills, Huntington Beach, Tustin, Riverside, Pasadena, and the surrounding area. See all of our appliance store locations here today.

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