Can appliances be stored in a garage?

askepticMay 13, 2014

I just purchased a new Frig, Oven, Cooktop, and Dishwasher. I am still in the process of building my home although decided to make the purchase due to the sales going on at a local store.

Would be be OK to store these four appliances in a garage that is not humidity controlled? It sounds like a silly question, although I am not sure if the finish, seals, or whatever would be harmed. They are all stainless items.

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schicksal

Our 3 month old fridge lived in the garage for about 2 years because the fridge hole in our new house was about 1/2" too small. When the time came for it to come indoors into the new kitchen it was just fine.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 6:11AM
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geoffrey_b

Understand the warranty starts the day you purchase - so if you have them in the garage for an extened period of time, your warranty period will be shortened.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 10:37AM
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sudaki

We stored our dcs range in the box on a pallet in the garage for a year with no ill effects. The warranty started at installation rather than at purchase.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 11:16AM
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rococogurl

The only problem might be inspection --- if there is damage it would not be seen/documented immediately which is important to do.

This post was edited by rococogurl on Wed, May 14, 14 at 11:40

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 11:38AM
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askeptic

Thank you all for your answers. Very helpful indeed.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 10:56PM
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