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Top-Rated Appliances for Large Families

September 15, 2023

Managing a large household can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to keeping everything organized and running smoothly. Fortunately, having the right household appliances can make things easier.

LG Fridge

In this blog post, we will explore some of the best appliances for managing a large household. These appliances are sure to streamline your daily routine and make your life more manageable.

Which Appliances Are Most Important For A Large Family?

If you have a big family, you know how much coordination, planning, and work it takes to finish daily chores and keep everyone fed. Some appliances, more than others, can make a more drastic difference in lightening the load of these daily tasks.

Generally, the biggest pain points for large families are keeping enough food in the house and keeping up with laundry. If you are prioritizing which appliances to upgrade first, we suggest starting with a new refrigerator or washer and dryer set.

Top-Rated Appliances for Large Families

With over 75 years of experience pairing families with the right appliances to meet their needs, Howard's Appliance has the insight to choose the right appliances for your family.


Refrigerators are one of the most important appliances for any family. Before choosing a refrigerator for your family, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does your family often eat more frozen or fresh items?
  • Do you regularly have extra wide boxes of big pizzas that need to be stored in the refrigerator?
  • Do you want your refrigerated items easily accessible for smaller children?
  • Would your family benefit from an exterior ice machine and water dispenser?

The answers to these questions will help you choose which type of refrigerator will be best for your family. For more tips on choosing the right refrigerator, read our refrigerator buying guide.

Pro Tip: It can be extremely beneficial to invest in a second freezer and/or refrigerator to allow you additional space to stock up on perishables when they are on sale or meal prep for the upcoming month.

Our top-rated refrigerators for large families include:

Washers & Dryers

Choosing the right washer and dryer is crucial for large families because they typically have a higher volume of laundry to tackle on a regular basis.

Some features we suggest looking for include:

  • Large capacity: Having a washer and dryer with a large capacity can help save time and energy by allowing you to wash more clothes in fewer loads.
  • Auto-dispensing detergent: Look for washers with Load & Go features that auto-dispense your detergent. This will make it even easier for younger family members to load their laundry and start the washer without needing extra assistance.
  • Quick wash settings: Consider features like quick wash cycles and steam settings for more efficient and effective cleaning.

Our top-rated washers and dryers for large families include:

whirlpool washer

Ovens & Ranges

Large-capacity ovens or ranges are incredibly helpful for large families because they provide the necessary space to cook multiple dishes at once or larger quantities of food. Whether you have picky eaters who request different foods, or you are regularly doubling your recipes, a large-capacity oven is vital.

Some features we suggest looking for include:

  • Double ovens: If you are purchasing a wall oven, we highly recommend shopping for a double wall oven.
  • Air fry: Air fry settings are a hit with families with small children. If you regularly cook chicken nuggets, fries, or chicken wings, investing in an oven with Air Fry is well worth it.
  • Convection settings: There are several ovens and ranges available with convection cooking settings which can save you time when cooking.
  • Easy clean features: Save yourself cleanup time by looking for ovens with features like never-scrub racks or self-clean settings.

Our top-rated ovens and ranges for large families include:

samsung range


Cleanup after mealtimes is a daunting task for all households but even more so for large families. Investing in the right dishwasher for your family can make it easier to fit all of your dishes into one load, have your dishes clean in record time, and save you cleanup time.

Some things we suggest looking for in a new dishwasher include:

  • Third or adjustable rack settings. Having the flexibility to adjust your racks to fit your needs or fit extra utensils is a game changer.
  • Quick wash cycles. In some cases, a quick clean is all you need to have your dishes clean and ready for the next meal. Shop for models with various cycle options so you can choose what works best for you in each circumstance.
  • Sanitize cycles. Keep your little ones clean and your dishes germ-free with a dishwasher with sanitizing settings.

Our top-rated dishwashers for large families include:

kitcheaid dishwasher

Trash Compactors

Trash compactors help to reduce the volume of trash by compacting it, allowing you to fit more waste in the same space. This can be particularly useful for homes with large families that have more waste.

By minimizing the number of trash bags used, a trash compactor can help save money and reduce the frequency of taking out the trash. Additionally, it can help maintain a cleaner and more organized kitchen by minimizing the presence of overflowing garbage cans.

Our top-rated trash compactors for large families include:

Ready To Upgrade Your Appliances?

If you are ready to upgrade your appliances to better models that meet your large family's needs, Howard's Appliance is here for you. With 16 conveniently located appliance stores in Southern California, we are easily accessible and ready to meet your needs.

Visit one of our locations in La Habra, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Long Beach, Victorville, or the surrounding area today. Schedule an in-store visit or phone or video call today or browse our website to see our selection of high-quality appliances.

samsung fridge

Samsung 29 cu. ft. Smart 4-Door Flex™ Refrigerator with Family Hub™

LG range

LG 6.3 cu ft. Smart wi-fi Enabled ProBake Convection® InstaView® Gas Slide-In Range with Air Fry

LG washer

LG 4.5 cu. ft. Ultra Large Capacity Smart wi-fi Enabled Front Load Washer with TurboWash™ 360(degree) and Built-In Intelligence


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