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Old 12-15-2007, 06:56 PM   #1
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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.


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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.
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My vote is for Whirlpool...
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:55 AM   #4
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I prefer GE... Good bang for the buck and their service is pretty good when needed.
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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.
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Could NOT have made a better suggestion.

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.
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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.
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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.
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Solidground,

What part of GE do ya work for?
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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.
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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.

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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
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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
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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!!!

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.
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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.

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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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