Post # 1
Darling Husband and I are looking at a house and one of the things that we’ll need is new appliances. There are appliances there but the stove is gross as are the washer and dryer and we figure it just makes sense to replace everything at once (assuming we can afford it)
So…what do you love about your appliances? What do you hate?
Darling Husband wants stainless for the kitchen (i’d be okay with white). I want a top loading agitator free washer, every front load I’ve ever used has gotten really sitnky but I’d be happy to hear of other options!
I think we want a french door fridge with a freezer drawer, but I’ve never had one so I don’t know how practical they are – suggestions welcome!
Post # 2
I love top load washers. They fit a lot more and are faster. I have a huge one, 6.3 cubic feet I think, but I have 3 kids.
I love a 5 or 6 burner stove top as well. I need the space. My fridge is french doors with a freezer in the the bottom. I have no complaints, but we also have a deep freeze. I also have a built in oven and enjoy that it is raised.
We bought all new appliances last year and I think they are pretty normal as appliances go. But we did get a good feature on our dishwasher, and it is a 3rd upper rack. I would do that again for sure.
Post # 3
I also have a French door/freezer on the bottom refrigerator and I LOVE it!
I’m not a huge fan of stainless steel… I like black appliances (I know… not the norm!) but my friend just re-did her kitchen and bought all black stainless steel. It looks really great!
I, too, have heard that front loader washers have issues so, I’d stick with tried and true top loaders.
Post # 4
We’ve had decent luck with Samsung appliances (washer/dryer/fridge) the dishwasher however broke at like 13 months and needed a new motherboard. The only reason I didn’t pay like $400 was because I think the Samsung repair guy thought I was going to murder him. We have a front load washer and I’ve never had smell issues. I do run a bleach load like once a week and leave the door open. We got the steam option on both and I use it on the dryer frequently as I hate ironing with a burning passion.
Post # 5
If you already have a gas range, then please feel free to ignore, but if you don’t and it’s an option – definitely go for gas. I love cooking with gas as opposed to electric. I think it’s easier to control the heat!
Post # 6
I tend to find the freezer drawers really impractical. I use my freezer A LOT so constantly bending down is annoying. I also find they hold much less and you have to put things on top of each other, meaning if you want something underneath you’ll have to take out a bunch of stuff to access it (or, more likely, end up having a lot of food underneath go bad). I also find the French door style holds a bit less, though style wise it seems more organized inside and I think the French door style on the outside looks nice.
Post # 7
hintsofjoy : I totally agree with this. I’ve never had an electric stove and quite frankly, I don’t know what I would do with myself if I did. In addition to being able to control the heat easily, it’s really helpful to have a stove that works when the electricity goes out!
Post # 8
Oh, and I have all stainless, and I do like how it looks. But the finger prints are a pain in the butt. I like the ook of the new black stainless, and I believe it is frigidaire that makes a coated stainless that does not show marks.
Post # 9
I bought a top load washer and matching dryer from Maytag. I honestly wanted front load but I spent so much on all my other appliances I just needed them to work plus no one sees them. I’m glad I did, it’s SUPER deep, HE, and sensing technology.
In my kitchen I got all gold series whirlpool brand I recommend them ALL. I love my dishwasher, I got a double electric oven, over the range microwave, and a French door refrigerator with a separate refrigerator drawer and freezer drawer which has too drawers inside of that. Love it, no complaints what-so-ever.
Post # 10
LGenz : I love the look of the Samsung appliances, especially their dark stainless. Interesting about the steam cycle – I hate ironing, good thing to look for!
hintsofjoy : we don’t currently have gas, but there is a propane tank at the house for the fireplace – this may be dumb, but do gas stoves run on propane or is it different? I’m not sure natural gas is a available at this house (it’s slowly becomming available in the neighbourhood)
ssoares91 : I’ve heard mixed reviews on the drawers. I honestly don’t use my freezer that much, we’ll likely have a deep freeze as well.
cairparavel : ooh! another good point. I’ve never cooked on a gas stove, but I’m sure I could figure it out!
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2021 - City, State
I would love a range cooker, – decent gas one, a bigger freezer and most if not all houses in the UK we have front loading washing machines, I have never seen anyone whose loads from the top
Post # 12
MsGinkgo : I’m not completely sure, but I think you can use propane as long as the lines are run correctly and the appliance is propane friendly! Something to ask about 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal
MsGinkgo : You didn’t mention a dishwasher but my absolute favorite appliance is a double drawer! It’s great for two people because you can do half loads.
Post # 14
whoswho : Washing machines in the UK (From what i’ve seen) are very different than in North America. Most of the ones I’ve seen when I’ve been there are a combo washer/dryer.
Schmashley : That looks brilliant! We have a lot of dishes and usually manage to fill ours, granted I think it’s apartment sized (a little smaller than normal)
Post # 15
I love my Samsung top load washer. I got the matching steam dryer too. We just bought in July as our new construction condo didn’t have washer , dryer or fridge. We got a Kenmore elite fridge with bottom freezer. All 3..washer dryer and fridge were consumer reports best picks.