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ugabulldog 12-15-2007 07:56 PM

who makes the best appliances
 
I need all appliances (kitchen) for new home and want to stay w/ one brand. Looking for mid-grade as far as price (unfortunately no Bosch) so what are your opinions on the best major brands/and or lines? thanks in advance for advice.

Mike Swearingen 12-15-2007 09:57 PM

There will be some other replies, but for this type of information, I have always consulted Consumer Reports (I subscribe). They are, by far, the best overall source.
Mike

Kyle 12-15-2007 10:30 PM

My vote is for Whirlpool...

Sammy 12-16-2007 08:55 AM

I prefer GE... Good bang for the buck and their service is pretty good when needed.

End Grain 12-16-2007 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen (Post 80888)
There will be some other replies, but for this type of information, I have always consulted Consumer Reports (I subscribe). They are, by far, the best overall source.
Mike

Could NOT have made a better suggestion. :thumbsup:

And, CR won't recommend the brand across the board. Each appliance will be evaluated, tested and rated on its own merits or shortfalls and it's not inconceivable to end up with four or five manufacturers' products in your home as a result. Over the years, I've come to realize that some manufacturers do dishwashers much better than they do stoves and some do refrigerators much better than they do washing machines, etc.

s0lidgr0und 12-17-2007 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sammy (Post 80948)
I prefer GE... Good bang for the buck and their service is pretty good when needed.

I work for GE and we get discounts on all of their products. Most people at work won't touch GE appliances.

There's better out there.

LawnGuyLandSparky 12-17-2007 06:28 AM

Any appliance brand you get, stay away from the LCD displays and the electronic touch-pad controls. These are the "weak links" that cost a lot of money but do nothing to enhance the purpose for the product.

Sammy 12-17-2007 10:02 PM

Solidground,

What part of GE do ya work for?

mtm 12-18-2007 02:03 PM

Solid,

Thats too funny. My brother in law works for them also. He gets a huge discount on the appliances but still wont buy them for his house.

Irishking23 12-18-2007 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s0lidgr0und (Post 81179)
I work for GE and we get discounts on all of their products. Most people at work won't touch GE appliances.

There's better out there.


what? Soldier, state your full name, rank and serial number. :thumbup:

superiorbuilt4u 12-18-2007 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s0lidgr0und (Post 81179)
I work for GE and we get discounts on all of their products. Most people at work won't touch GE appliances.

There's better out there.

Stay away from GE . In the last year, the dishwasher has been repaired due to a recall, my refrigerator never worked right from day one, my GE microwave had a small fire because the protective coating on the clips failed, and just last night my GE washing machine has a hell off a loud noise coming from underneath the drum.
STAY AWAY FROM GE APPLIANCES IS MY ADVICE

ugabulldog 12-18-2007 08:21 PM

thanks for all the help..... no G.E. Also, I have decided that I don't necessarily have to have the same name/line for all appliances. I also found a good appliance store, much better than the big box stores :thumbup:

Oldhouseowner 12-19-2007 12:48 AM

We bought a brand new condo some 5 and a half years ago and it was fully set up with Whirlpool appliances. Within the first year we had a dishwasher leak, recalled microwave, Pilot light malfunction on the stove and the dryer stopped working. In the same complex a unit down from us the washing machine didn't shut off the water and flooded the whole unit. Not sure my vote would be for Whirlpool but maybe we were unlucky.

The Fridge worked fine the whole year and a half we lived there!!!:laughing:

When we bought our house we went for GE washer and seperate dryer. Frigidaire Stove, OTR and fridge and an ASKO dishwasher. No problem for the last 4 years (Don't know what that means in terms of appliance life expectancy these days).

Asko doesn't make much else than washers and dryers as fas as I know which is a shame because that seems like a damn good dishwasher.

Good luck - let us know what you're going for.

Irishking23 12-19-2007 11:00 AM

I would stay clear of a Whirlpool Duet front load clothes washer. we bought one a few years back from HH Greg and have had nothing but woes, smelly stench in laundered towels, terrible noise, service calls, major parts replacements and ongoing headaches. Under our maintenance/service agreement with HH GReg, we thought for sure that it would declare the Duet a 'lemon' and replace it with a new one. HH Greg wouldn't. Instead it spent hundreds of dollars servicing, tearing apart and rebuilding the original Whirlpool Duet.

Cancer Researcher 12-19-2007 03:08 PM

So I see that we should stay away from GE and whirlpool so far. What are your concensus on maytag and kenmore/


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