The majority of appliance manufacturers create the body of the product using plastics and steel, and then purchase the required components, like motors, controls, heat elements, and compressors, from a supplier. The manufacturing process involves the shaping of metal in stamping presses with specifically designed dies and assembling components. Steel is the primary raw material. Plastics are typically used to create vacuum cleaner parts, or as an insulation component in other small appliances.
Income and home sales created the demand for the small appliance market. Large businesses have an advantage in production, marketing, and distribution. Smaller businesses focus on producing and providing specialty products, subcontracting to larger manufacturers, and creating name-brand items under contract. Individual companies make effective operations and marketing their priority for turning over a profit.