A busy kitchen is a noisy kitchen. The sounds of family and friends cooking together are great but often the source of the noise is a noisy kitchen appliance.
What can you do to make your kitchen quieter? Can you make specific appliances less noisy? We’ll be giving you the answers to those questions in this article.
How to make your kitchen quieter - Noisy Appliances
Here are some kitchen noise culprits and ways to make them quieter.
- Quieten a noisy refrigerator compressor
A compressor plays a vital role in the functionality of your refrigerator. This means that when it’s broken, worn or needs maintenance it makes some very noticeable sounds.
There are a couple of things you can try to make your refrigerator compressor quieter. For the most part you don’t have to spend anything, but there are some things you can try that might be more effective that will cost you.
For example, you might have to buy some soundproofing materials. We've made a more detailed post on making a refrigerator compressor quieter.
- Repair or replace your microwave
Microwaves can be one of the noisiest appliances we own. It could be that your microwave is loud because one of the components is worn or broken. On the other hand, it could just be that you bought a microwave model that hasn’t been designed to operate quietly.
Whether you need to repair your microwave or replace it with a quieter model, our article on, “The Quietest Microwaves”, will help you out. There are also ways to silence your microwave that you could try before buying another one.
- Consider buying a quieter ice maker
In Summer, an ice maker is one of the best kitchen appliances you can own. While it does help us cope with the ferocity of a hot Summer, there is one downside to having an ice maker - it’s loud.
For the most part, you can keep your ice maker quiet by regularly maintaining it but sometimes that’s not enough.
You might have to replace something inside the ice maker or buy a new one. If you’re not sure what the best, quietest ice makers are, you can check out our article for 5 of the quietest ice makers available now. Buying an undercounter ice maker will keep it even more quiet.
- Get a quiet blender
Blenders are commonly used and can be found in the majority of household kitchens. But once again, even though it has many benefits it can be quite loud. In fact, some blenders are so loud that you can barely have a conversation with someone in the same room as an operating blender.
If your kitchen has become the noisiest room in the house because of your blender then it would be a good idea to start looking at quieter blenders.
But why search for these quiet blenders when we’ve already done the searching? We've put together reviews of the quietest blenders, as well as a buyers guide to help you make the best choice.
- Do some maintenance on your range hood
There’s quite a few things you can do to stop your range hood from making a lot of noise. Cleaning the filters is one of the best things you can do to keep your range hood quiet.
But in some instances, you will need to replace a part or component. If you’re willing to spend some money, you can actually buy additional parts that can be used with your range hood to make it quieter. To find out more read our reviews of the quietest range hood models.
- Think about getting a quieter mini fridge
Like we mentioned earlier, fridges have compressors which tend to make quite a bit of noise. With a mini fridge it’s no different. If your mini fridge is making your kitchen a noisy place to be you should think about buying a quieter mini fridge. Our article gives you a list of the top 5 quietest mini fridges that we’re sure you’ll want to check out.
- Buy a quiet coffee maker
Coffee machines can be pretty loud. The gurgling of a drip coffee machine isn't too bad but the pump from an espresso machine will make a noise. If you throw a coffee grinder into the mix it'll be even louder. If you want great coffee without the noise then consider buying one of the quietest coffee maker with grinder models we reviewed.
- Use a lower fan setting on your range hood
Your range hood uses a powerful fan to get rid of steam and cooking odours. Most range hoods have multiple fan speed settings. The faster the fan speed, the more noise it makes. You don't need to run your range hood at full speed all the time. Use the lower fan setting and enjoy quieter cooking. We've reviewed some of the quietest range hoods on the market that will also help.
If you want to make your kitchen quieter then you'll need to start with your noisy appliances. Take steps to make your kitchen appliances quieter. Sometimes it just takes a little maintenance or cleaning. Otherwise consider buying quiet kitchen appliances listed in our reviews.