HELP! Which appliances to pick? Newlyweds moving into a new house!

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For fridges, I would stick with LG, Samsung, or Kenmoore (which is made by LG).  All get good ratings with consumer reports.  We just got a 33 cft stainless Kenmore french door fridge from Sears for about $2K.  Any higher end refridgerator is going to have the water dispenses on the front of the door.  At least all the ones we saw.  DH and I both currently have side by sides and hate them, so we wend french door with freezer on the bottom this time.  We also got the Kenmoore Elite dishwasher.  If was $700–$800.  It’s a very quiet one and has the controls hidden on the inside where you can’t see them.  Can’t help you with a stove.  We went gas too, but we bought a vintage Chambers stove and a Bosch wall oven.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  NavyBee.
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Check out Consumer Reports (worth paying for a year), Consumer Search and Amazon. 

Buy more (larger, better) than you think you’ll need. You’ll have these for many years, so it’s worth paying a little more money for something than regretting your decision 3 years down the road. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We haven’t gotten it yet.  We just ordered it.  We are remodeling my house because I had a flood.  It should come Thursday.  We are a family of 5 (witkids from previous marriages), so space was a premium for us.  We got the most bang for our buck with Kenmore Elite.  Like I said, though, it is just an LG, with a Kenmore tag on it.    When DH looked it up, the reviews were perfectly good.

I have always had Kenmoore appliances.  I have a Kenmoore W&D.  You can’t destroy the darn things, and mine are just low to mid level models.  I keep sort of wanting them to break so I can updgrade.  I agree about top loading washer.  I HATE front loaders.  My mom has one I know know she wishes is top loaded.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: Royal Park Hotel

All I can say is that I’m glad you want top load washer/dryer.   I love the look of front load but I have heard nothing but complaints from all friends and family.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

mrs-to-be-2014:  Have you gone to actually see these products in person?  I have a really hard time distinguishing between appliances online, but in person I can see things I like/dislike.  In particular with fridges, I’m really tall, I want a bottom freezer because on our current fridge the top shelf is so low that I have to fold over to see it.  Things get lost on that shelf and go bad before FI or I realize we’ve left them there.  I love the double door on some, but hate it on others, I like to see the shelving, take it out, move it around, etc.  

What I’ve done (we’re also in trying to figure out how to buy appliances for a new house!) is to go and see them in person, then write down the model #s and come home to research and read reviews online.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mrs-to-be-2014:  Kenmore has served me extremely well over the years. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I would recommend Kenmore as a top brand in all appliances. LG washing machine has also been good to me. My only pet peeve is side by side fridges where you can’t fit a darn pizza box in the freezer. My parents have a newer fridge with the freezer on the bottom and I like it. It’s really nice except it requires constant servicing- GE)

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

mrs-to-be-2014:  additionally: I just moved into a home with brand new Samsung appliances after spending 6 years in a home with Kenmore appliances, and I desperately want my Kenmores back. Samsung is just not as good. They are almost flimsy in comparison, if that makes sense.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you have an open concept floor plan, or even if your kitchen is open to the family room, splurge on the dishwasher. We got a really nice kenmore dishwasher when we bought our house that you cannot even hear when it is on. It makes a world difference bc we no longer have to worry about running the dishes when we won’t be in the living room. 

Also, we got an entire kenmore suite and we love it all! If you cook a lot I recommend getting an oven with the convection option. 

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