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What is the difference between appliance and equipment?
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Gigilian NguyenThey are very similar, and in many cases are interchangeable.
Sorry, GN — they are never interchangeable.

Appliance is countable; equipment is uncountable.
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AH020387 What is the difference between appliance and equipment?
Typical appliances: a dishwasher, a toaster, a microwave oven, a washing machine, a stove, a refrigerator
Typical equipment depends on the job to be done. Typical equipment for a handyman: a saw, a hammer, nails, a wrench, pliers, a tape measure, duct tape, a screw driver, ...

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Appliance: An instrument or device for a specific purpose or task.

Equipment: The things needed for a particular purpose.

They are very similar, and in many cases are interchangeable.
equipment with wider range of meaning
domestic equipment related to kitchen or cooking = appliance.
equipment B1
and appliance C1
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for me, depend to the purpose, equipment is used for business and income generating while appliances is use for house or office for consumption.. while saw, hammer, pliers and the like is a tools

Typical equipment for a handyman: a saw, a hammer, nails, a wrench, pliers, a tape measure, duct tape, a screw driver, ...

i think those are call "tools"

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Appliance is basically a machine which is usually operated electrically, hydraulically or Pneumatically. Such a machine or appliance can be for any purpose. Even a car is basically an appliance and so are various other powered Gadgets such as Refrigerator, Geyser, Microwave etc. Equipment are various tools, hand operated gadgets or anything associated with any profession. For example you have a hand operated jack in a car for changing tyres. Full set of Golf Clubs is a golfer's equipment. A carpenters equipment includes, chisel, saw, hammer etc.

In many cases, words equipment and appliance is interchangeable.