We Move in Next Month and Need Appliances..Help!

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Irishb:  Here there’s a store that most new builds give a credit for if the appliances aren’t just a standard few from the builder.  They just do appliances, and it’s where I would start looking first if it were me.

I can’t help with brand much though.  All the kitchen is GE and washer & dryer are LG.  I don’t have issues with them, but I didn’t shop for them myself.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

You can get great deals on washers and dryers at places like Sears Outlet. I’ve heard a a dozen of stories of people getting them way discounted because of a scratch on the side. 

Congrats on your home!

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Irishb:  decide your budget and what you want and/or need from your appliances.  i would suggest going to a few different stores (or even check online) to see what they have to offer in your price range and what features they have.  then, i would research those models to see how they rate.  which item gives you the best value for money?

i know that some people like to get the same brand for all of their appliances but not me.  for example, some companies may make a great fridge but their dishwashers suck, etc.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Features to consider:

Washers – some love the front loading water saving washers, some hate them.  Those who don’t like them say… if you find a sock on the floor part way through the cycle you cannot open the front loader, you can with a top loader.  Others remark about how you must perform some upkeep to keep moldy smell away.  Top loaders are also less expensive.  It all depends upon what you want. 

Refrigerators – Others will disagree but I have a side by side and would NEVER buy one again.  the doors are narrow and you cannot put a deli tray, or cookie sheet in.  I thought I’d use the water in the door feature.  I don’t.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Irishb:  My mom saved TONS on a fridge from Sears because it had a small, barely noticeable scratch on it.

 @fascinated:  That’s so funny about the fridge!  I grew up with a top freezer/bottom fridge, but DH grew up with a side by side.  He definitely prefers that, while I prefer the top/bottom.  Our house came with the top/bottom, but he really wants a side by side.  It’s so funny how our experiences just colors us.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Irishb:  No, most builders here give a credit for people to pick out their own at a store called Trail Appliances.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Shop for box specials, or items that people have returned.  We bought a fridge hugely discounted at Best Buy because someone returned it, but there were no know defects.  It is still working great (as far as I know, it was for our rental unit).  

If you have a HOBO near you, check that store out also. They don’t have a huge selection on appliances, but you never know what deals you will find.  

Also, shop the specials and we have found it helpful to use our credit!  Sears offers specials for using thier credit card (about %5).  But, it may not be a good time to open a new card if you don’t already have one!  At sears you can earn points to use on a future purchse.  Because of all the points we earned through a washer/ dryer and washing machine purchase we haven’t had to pay anything when we go to Kmart (not very often, but it still has been about $100-$200) for the past month or so. 

Good Luck! 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Irishb:  It doesn’t have to be brand new.  All I am saying is that’s the store where I would start looking if I needed to replace anything.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@melisandescott:  When this fridge dies, I think I’ll go for a top fridge and bottom freezer. 

The freezer compartment limits me as well.  Often I make a batch of cookie dough and scoop it into individual balls.  I like to freeze those as they’re separate and then put them in a zip lock bag.  I take out a couple at a time and have fresh cookies.  doing the individual flash freezing thing is a PITA with a freezer compartment that will not accomodate the width of a cookie sheet.  

I just know that while I like the look of side by sides, I do a lot of cooking/baking/buying large quantities and find them to be functionally limited. 

   

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