A week ago, I decided to buy a new pot to prepare my daily ceremonial cacao. In my old life, I would have likely just hopped in my car and gone to IKEA. But, where could I find the right place to buy home appliances in Ubud?
My first thought was Ace Hardware – it’s my favorite store for serious shopping. You can find everything there – just like at IKEA:
- mattresses and covers
- kitchen equipment
- bathroom equipment
- CCTV and safety boxes
- fans and vacuum cleaners
- even sports equipment (e.g. yoga mats)
- …and of course pans 😉
The issue is that ACE Hardware is 40 minutes away from Ubud, almost in Sanur, so it wasn’t worth it for me to go there just for a pan.
Ace Hardware location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/AzazrFnYLiXkSiEh9
I decided to begin at a local shop in Ubud. There are a few stores at JL. Raya Teges. Of them, Massa’s Toserba seemed the most promising to me. The shop is around 18 minutes walk from the Yoga Barn.
This is a typical local shop. Products are not always of the highest quality, and I was surprised by the relatively high prices. When I inspected the cooking pan, it seemed overpriced. I didn’t do a thorough price comparison, so it’s best to go and check for yourself what works for what you’re looking for. They offer a wide range of small home items and basic electronics. I also purchased a Balinese calendar there.
Massa’s Toserba location: https://goo.gl/maps/99rv56ntKUJX2SoQA
Delta Dewata (⭐️ personal recommendation)
Finally, I had an idea: on the way home, I’d check the Delta Dewata Supermarket. Not only does Delta offer a great selection of food, but they also have some basic home appliances. Although the selection was limited, I found exactly what I needed. At Delta, you can find also:
- kitchen utensils,
- light bulbs
- extension cords,
- and more
Delta Dewata location: https://goo.gl/maps/WPMKYnBybDvMRYJBA
If you’re looking for home appliances in Ubud, start at Delta. They have the most important items at reasonable prices. For larger purchases, Ace Hardware is the best option.