Why Is It So Hard To Get Major Kitchen Appliances Now?
Kitchen appliances, especially major and popular ones, are hard to find now. They are even harder to find, and be in your home, in a normal, predictable period of time. Like way too much of our lives, the coronavirus pandemic is the main culprit for multiple reasons over the last two years.
A National Association of Home Builders survey in March 2021 reported 90% of U.S. building companies have had problems buying, then getting, appliances for new homes. Many builders and homeowners know too much about ordering, waiting months for the order to be filled, then maybe months more, for delivery.
The new homes go up on schedule, but appliance shortages and delays hold up going on the market and selling. The shortages and delays effect ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens and microwaves. Problems have hit American and foreign manufacturers.