Extended Appliance Warranty Pros and Cons

There are many scenarios when it is beneficial to buy an extended appliance warranty. To begin, it makes sense financially. Repairing a $1,000 wall oven can cost as much as $430. Compare that to a 5-year Upsie warranty which costs only $199.99 (Upsie also offers 3-year plans). Upsie’s warranties start immediately and overlap with the manufacturer’s warranty for the first year. They will cover defects that the manufacturer may deny as long as it is within the terms. Additionally, there are no deductibles or service fees, which means the homeowner would save over $230 by getting an Upsie warranty on just one single repair.
Next, an extended warranty is worth it from a peace of mind standpoint. The last thing you want to do when an important appliance breaks is a ton of research to find a reputable repair service, let alone go back and forth scheduling an appointment. Upsie will locate a certified repair shop and schedule an appointment for you. All you have to do is meet the repair technician at your house.
We outlined the appliance warranty pros and cons for the most common household appliances.

Refrigerator extended warranty comparison

How many times have you stood with the refrigerator door open, deciding what to eat? Probably a lot because a kitchen is the heart of the home, and a refrigerator is the heart of the kitchen. When a refrigerator breaks, it disrupts the entire flow of your life, which is why it’s important to get it repaired quickly. An extended appliance warranty will ensure that your refrigerator is repaired in a timely fashion so you can get back to your life. Here are more pros and cons for a refrigerator extended warranty from Upsie:


  • Price savings
  • Great service with 24/7/365 claims
  • Upsie representatives schedule the repair appointment for you
  • Buy on your time – 11 months
  • Up to $200 for food loss reimbursement
  • Peace of mind


  • Refrigerator may not malfunction during the warranty period

Stove extended warranty comparison

If the refrigerator is the heart of the kitchen, a range is the lungs. The most common range is a stove with an oven combo. Unless you are an avid microwave user, it’s likely where you cook most of your meals. Getting a stove extended warranty will give you peace of mind that you can continue cooking great meals for years. Here are a few other pros and cons:


  • Upsie has the lowest prices
  • Quick in-home repairs
  • Certified repair technicians
  • Have up to 11 months to purchase


  • Might not need it

Dishwasher extended warranty comparison

Dishwashers first began appearing in homes in the 1950’s. After living with one, you will never want to live without it. A warranty can ensure that your dishwasher keeps your dishes sparkling clean. Here a few more pros and cons of a dishwasher extended warranty:


  • Price savings compared to competitors
  • 24/7/365 customer claims
  • No-pressure sales
  • Fast repair service


  • Dishwasher might not breaking during warranty period

Washer and dryer extended warranty comparison

A washer and dryer are not essential appliances like a stove or refrigerator, but they are hard to live without. An extended warranty can ensure that you never have to wash a load by hand or hang your regular clothes to dry. Here are some additional pros and cons of an Upsie washer or dryer warranty.


  • Save up to $200 on a repair
  • 24/7/365 claims
  • Quick repairs from certified technicians
  • 11 months to get the warranty after the appliance purchase


  • Might not need to use it
In the end, it is your choice whether or not you want an extended warranty for your appliances. Hopefully the appliance warranty pros and cons outlined in this article will help you make the most informed decision.
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