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Fair Go's reasonably definitive guide to appliance life spans

Thirteen-thousand. That's how many inquiries the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment got about the Consumer Guarantees Act last year alone.

There seems to be a lot of questions when it comes to your rights when things go wrong with products.

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TVNZ1’s consumer advocacy show took a look at how long your home appliances should be expected to last. Source: Fair Go

One of the biggest sticking points is working out how long something should actually last for.

So, here it is - Fair Go's reasonably definitive guide to appliance life spans.

Read more: How long should an appliance last before being replaced?

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Glennis’ $2500 Asko oven broke down after just six years, much sooner than it should have. Source: Fair Go

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TVNZ1’s consumer advocacy show took a look at how long your home appliances should be expected to last. Source: Fair Go