How can we name the things which work with electricity like tv, kettle, hoover, iron, washing machine or ventilator at a home.

for example can we say :

home gadgets home equipments

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    Home appliances. – StoneyB on hiatus Dec 23 '14 at 21:29
  • gadgets implies smaller, more 'clever' & these days is being replaced by 'devices' for computer tablet/phone etc. For washer, fridge, cooker, there's also 'white goods' – Tetsujin Dec 23 '14 at 21:41
  • 'white goods' seems to be a BrE usage. At least it is not an everyday usage in AmE – user6951 Dec 23 '14 at 22:21

appliance is used for many things, but in everyday language, an electronic item is a different category.

For larger and more expensive items, such as refrigerator, washer, dryer,

home or household appliance

For coffee maker, toaster oven, toaster,

small appliance or kitchen appliance

But for television, stereo, etc,

consumer electronic (item)

There are many TV and Appliance stores, which shows the difference in category

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    +1, even though I'm very unlikely to refer to a TV or radio as an appliance. I don't know if that's a regional thing or not. – J.R. Dec 23 '14 at 21:57
  • Stores sell appliances, people use 'stuff' ;) It really is a distinction used more in the retail trade, than as a consumer. – Tetsujin Dec 23 '14 at 22:03
  • Actually, I wouldn't either @J.R. and my original answer stated as such. So I'll edit again. Thanks. – user6951 Dec 23 '14 at 22:09

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