Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2007, 07:15 PM   #16
Member
 
DepotDweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 63
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

who makes the best appliances


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cancer Researcher View Post
So I see that we should stay away from GE and whirlpool so far. What are your concensus on maytag and kenmore/

I have to disagree. We moved into this house 13 years ago and are still using the existing GE refrigerator that was here when we moved in. The only reason I want a new one is because I've replaced the oven and dishwasher in black, and the fridge is cream. The oven is also a GE glass top which i love. I messed up buying a Kenmore dishwasher. It sucks big time.

DepotDweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2007, 10:23 PM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 34
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


You can have all of our black GE appliances starting with the black GE dishwasher. Ugh!!! It's a real bomb.
Irishking23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 07:23 PM   #18
Member
 
DepotDweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 63
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishking23 View Post
You can have all of our black GE appliances starting with the black GE dishwasher. Ugh!!! It's a real bomb.
I'm to the point I'd rather wash them by hand........I don't know much about appliances except that this one has worked for over 13 yrs with only one problem, the ice maker dispenser on the freezer door needs adjusting now and then.
DepotDweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 09:14 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: georgia
Posts: 292
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


well I ended up getting a Maytag dishwasher w/ stainless tub and frigidaire professional series slide-in range, micro, and fridge. better price and service thru an appliance store than big box. Thanks for all the replies.

Last edited by ugabulldog; 12-21-2007 at 02:53 PM.
ugabulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2007, 11:52 AM   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


I've had a Maytag Washer & Dryer for over 20 years. They both look good and work better.

That said I don't know if China has bought Maytag since then or not. LOL
nhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 08:02 PM   #21
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


According to 2008 Consumer Reports...(note: I just flipped through and looked at which brands were near the top of the ratings. Sometimes this also means the most expensive. I have no brand loyalty, just whatever seems like the best at the time I need one. Probably worth the $10 to buy the 2008 Consumer Reports Buying Guide.)

Dishwashers: Kenmore

Dryers: GE, Kenmore, Maytag

Microwaves, Ranges: GE, Kenmore

Refrigerators: GE, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Amana

Washer: GE, Kenmore, Whirlpool
wrv369 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 10:49 PM   #22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


I thought subscribing to Consumer Reports was a good idea also and did so just a few days ago. On several different products I've been looking to buy, the ones top rated by consumer reports seem to get very negative reviews online by people who purchased them. I'm disillusioned with CR.

Last edited by nhart; 01-04-2008 at 10:59 PM.
nhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2008, 10:54 PM   #23
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 9
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


I had a GE side by side refrigerator purchased new. Got rid of it 1 1/2 yrs later. The Ice Dispenser kept filling up with frost and ice causing no ice to drop through and when you open the door all the crushed ice dispensed fell out. I will never buy GE fridge again nor from the local appliance dealer who sold it and couldn't get it fixed.

Last edited by nhart; 01-04-2008 at 10:57 PM.
nhart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 11:41 AM   #24
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: georgia
Posts: 292
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


nhart, I have heard more than one member say that consumer reports in pretty worthless because most of the reviews are from people who just bought a brand new shiny appliance and report "loving it" before it has a chance to fail. On the same token, one bad review can ruin it for another. I researched several forums before buying and it seems like GE and whirlpool have the most trouble even though they are the highest rated. I really couln't find an semi-conclusive answer to my "who makes the best" question, so I kinda ruled out the brands I found with the most negativity and went with what I wanted as far as looks with the best price. Even if I have to fix, I paid less to begin with so I am already better off to begin with. Why pay more when there is no certainty you are getting more. P.S. I didn't have the $$ to consider Viking, Sub-Zero etc... Also, the reason I bought the Maytag dishwasher was because it looked the way I wanted and had a stainless steel tub and that is a good quality feature. I wish there was something concrete like this to look for in other appliances but I couldn't find anything.

Last edited by ugabulldog; 01-05-2008 at 12:02 PM.
ugabulldog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 12:04 PM   #25
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 91
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


It is very hard to say what is the best appliance brand to buy now.

The Sears brand Kenmore is made by all different manufactures.

Some are made by GE,Frigidaire,and Whirlpool.

Kenmore does not make anything that Sears sells it is just a name that sears put on all their appliances.The only way to tell who made is by the first three digit of the model number. eg. 110 is Whirlpool in washers and dryers.

Maytag is now owned by Whirlpool.

The thing to consider when you buy your appliances are the features that you want and will use.

The more bells and whistle the higher the price and the higher the repair bill if they breakdown.

I don't thing there is any appliance out there now that doesn't have electronic controls.

Good luck on your appliance purchases.
girltech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2008, 08:46 PM   #26
remodeling pro
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,399
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cancer Researcher View Post
So I see that we should stay away from GE and whirlpool so far. What are your concensus on maytag and kenmore/
We put lots of GE Profile series stuff in and don't hear complaints from customers. If you are using the bottom end lines from anyone, you cannot expect much.

By the way, Kenmore (Sears) manufactures nothing, everything is just private labeled for them by someone else. Some of their products are GE, some Maytag, some White-Westinghouse, etc, all the way up through their Kenmore Elite and Kenmore Pro series which are Jennair, DCM or some other higher end appliance producer.
troubleseeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 05:04 AM   #27
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 14
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


I prefer GE....

Last edited by AtlanticWBConst.; 09-25-2008 at 05:26 AM. Reason: SITE RULES VIOLATION: Advertising Links Removed From Signature
jmmv08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 07:04 PM   #28
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 886
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


Interesting thread...

When I needed a new dishwasher, clothes washer & dryer, I got a divorce and married a new one....

PS wasn't cheap either.

their were other side benefits...
Big Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2008, 08:03 PM   #29
What can I find here?
 
Winchester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 188
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


I'm very pleased with our Frigidaire Professional Series dishwasher & dual fuel oven.

I rarely buy the extended warranty for anything but I did for our Kenmore Trio refrigerator. That model was new to the market and something told me to purchase it. The warranty was around $300 but we had to use it this past summer (just before the 3 year warranty was up...whew). Some defrosting unit was bad and they didn't have the part in stock. (Repair man said that the Kenmore was made by LG and they rarely have problems with them.) So he makes a second trip to install the part. Each trip consists of about an hour of his time. $186 for each visit with an $18 part that came right to my door.

The upsetting part was that when I called the warranty service, I told them of the code that was displayed on the door. They should have had an idea as to what was the problem and brought parts with them IMHO!!
Winchester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2008, 08:09 AM   #30
Res Ipsa Loquitur
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southeastern PA
Posts: 363
Rewards Points: 0
Default

who makes the best appliances


"By the way, Kenmore (Sears) manufactures nothing, everything is just private labeled for them by someone else."

I don't think Sears EVER manufactured any appliances. In my youth (35+ years ago) I think you could count on Kenmore being a Whirlpool product for most of the major appliances but that has since changed as the whole appliance market has. One thing I do enjoy about Sears is that they have outlet stores where you can buy appliances such as scratch & dents or discontinueds for significant savings over the original price. This has worked well for me for all my major kitchen appliances.

__________________
Did you ever stop to think, then forget to start again?
handyman78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kitchen Faucet makes a CLUNKING sound!! jcdonkey Plumbing 19 09-09-2013 03:37 AM
House makes loud popping sounds at night michboddy Building & Construction 24 09-05-2012 10:34 AM
Running Natural Gas Pipe to Appliances Rschrei518 Plumbing 3 11-30-2007 06:59 PM
New Appliances Forum Nathan Appliances 4 09-11-2006 06:10 PM
Anyone ever painted porcelain appliances? cpsilo1 Painting 2 08-11-2005 10:19 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.