Buying household appliances is never fun. It's a lot of hard-earned money that the whole while, you keep thinking could be spent on something more interesting. If only your food could magically manage to cook itself, your clothes never dirty, your coffee arriving freshly prepared. Instead, you have to fork out a couple of weeks worth of wages for the big purchases.
When you buy them, it's only natural to expect that they're going to last. Few people are seduced into the idea of extended warranties and for good reason; they're usually not worth it. But even without them, it's only to be expected that these are not purchases you have to make often... right?