(This story is sponsored by Forum Home Appliances.)
When shopping for small home appliances, it’s important to find a store with great selection and a trustworthy customer service team. You’ll most definitely require some help differentiating between 12 types of microwaves since they all look shockingly similar.
Family-run business Forum Home Appliances (245 East Pender Street) is a one-stop-shop for Vancouverites looking for top-quality small appliances and housewares. The retailer was voted runner-up in the category of “Best Home Appliance Store” by Straight readers in this year’s Best of Vancouver awards.
While its main store is located in Vancouver’s Chinatown, the company has also opened branches at The Crystal Mall in Burnaby and Lansdowne Centre in Richmond.
Forum Home Appliances is run by siblings Ross Lam and Tracy To, who took the reins from their father and company founder Tony Lam. Since opening the store in 1995, Tony has been a long-time community leader in Chinatown. Over the past three decades, he’s initiated several projects, including the Vancouver Chinatown Night Market, which was the first of its kind in North America.
Tony also served as chairman of both the Vancouver Chinatown Merchants Association (VCMA) and the Vancouver Chinatown Business Improvement Association (VCBIA).
Profoundly inspired by his accomplishments, Ross and Tracy have followed in their father’s footsteps and are very active in the Chinatown revitalization process. When they aren’t volunteering, the siblings can be found matching customers to high-quality home appliances that will meet their needs.
In addition to selling small appliances like blenders, espresso machines, air fryers, and humidifiers, Forum Home Appliances also has a wide selection of larger appliances. These include portable air conditioners and powerful kitchen range hoods.
Folks who enjoy making congee and sushi at home will be delighted to hear that Forum Home Appliances is known to have the largest selection of rice cookers in Vancouver.
Forum also has a repair department capable of fixing all makes of small home appliances. The store sells replacement parts for most of the brands it has in stock, which include Breville, DeLonghi, Hamilton Beach, Kenwood, Rowenta, T-Fal, and more.
The reliable and knowledgeable service team offers free extended warranties on all small home appliances, helping customers feel confident with their purchase.
To shop online, visit www.ForumAppliances.com