The modern kitchen is powered by appliances. As a homeowner, you need your appliances working effectively so as to prepare timely meals and keep food fresh. But what happens when one of your devices breaks down? After an appliance repair technician inspects your machine, they may find that a specific component needs to be replaced. You will have two main choices with regards to replacement parts—OEM parts and aftermarket parts. OEM (Original Electronics Manufacturer) parts are those that came directly from the manufacturer and are almost guaranteed to perform at a high level.