(Closed) Brand Suggestions For New Kitchen Appliances??

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I haven’t looked specifically at dishwashers–fridge, washer, dryer needed around here.  But Consumer Reports has been big on LG.  They have good reviews from owners, too.  Not sure where you are but Home Depot has a Memorial Day sale going on through today.

Post # 5
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We went with Kitchenaid.  The only thing I’ve heard (but haven’t personally experienced so I don’t know if it’s true) is that warranty and repair on LG is long, difficult and costly!


Post # 6
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We have samsung for our dishwasher, fridge, and gas stove and I love everything.

Post # 7
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

We have a Bosh dishwasher. My Mother-In-Law does too, and I only have heard positive things about Bosh.

Post # 8
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would not go with Maytag/Whirlpool they are the same manuafactor. LG is rated much higher even if costs a few more $$.  LG products are worth the extra money.


Post # 9
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My fiance and I just purchased new appliances from Sears.  We had already see a lot of other brands and had more or less picked each appliance, but Sears was having a sale on Kenmore appliances, so we changed our minds.  Kenmore contracts with the top two Consumer Reports-rated manufacturers for each appliance they make – Kenmore doesn’t actually manufacture anything, it’s just a brand.  Bosch and Whirlpool make their dishwashers, for example.  They have a range of different lines, so you can go as basic or upscale as you want.  I would note that since each appliance is likely from a different manufacturer, they won’t match exactly, but you can see at the store that they still coordinate well.  My appliances arrive in 8 days, and I cannot wait!

Post # 10
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Don’t know if I have a favorite brand but I can say do not get a Samsung bottom freezer fridge. When our first one died, it was still under warranty so they replaced it with two more that went bad within a month of each other. We ended up buying a GE fridge and I think our other appliances are GE. I know sears are made by other people so if you find a brand you like, Sears may have a compatible one for cheaper.

Post # 13
3886 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Bosh dishwashers are the best.  We have the mid-range one (I’d honestly have to go look at it to get the model number, but in Stainless counter-depth electric washers there are 3 choices) and you’ll pry it from my cold dead fingers if you want to take it from me.  It has a lot of clever touches like the upper rack is completely removable so I can run a load of just giant pots using the bottom rack, and the prongs in the upper rack fold down so I can make better space for oddly shaped items.  It is good on water usage and electricity although there may be more efficient choices out there, and it gets the dishes consistently clean and shiny. Best part— it is almost dead silent. You can be in the next room and not know it’s even turned on. 

I highly recommend it!  Bonus points if you can get it from HH Gregg; we have bought 4 major appliances and a microwave (I guess that’s a  minor appliance?) and we got price matches on each visit (got $500 off of our fridge because Loews’ was having a sale), the delivery people called when they were supposed to call, showed up when they were supposed to show up, and basically did a great job.


(PS we have a Samsung fridge which I also adore but the Bosh dishwasher just rocks.)

Post # 14
1140 posts
Bumble bee

my favorites are BOSH for dishwasher, LG for fridges 

Post # 15
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We too are looking at appliances, hoping to renovate our kitchen this Summer / Fall (FI’s house built late 70s, kitchen dates from them with painted out cabinets and some make-shift upgrades, current appliances go back to the late 1990s… and not my cup-of-tea)

I haven’t picked out a Dishwasher as of yet, but I can tell you what I’ve decided are the key points I’m looking for

* MUST have a stainless steel interior (lasts longer, and less maintenance, less smell issues)

* Tall Tub or racks that adjust move around are a consideration

* MUST be fairly quiet (even more so than Energy / Low Water Usage Ratings)

* Could be an off-the-floor model… for ease of loading & unloading (especially as we get older… I am in my 50s, Fiance is in his 60s), but realize that can present issues in regards to counter heights etc… so I am still investigating / working thru those issues.

* Having the option of matching the door to the cabinetry would be a nice feature

As for the rest…

STOVE – I know I want a smooth top electric… preferably a slide-in model, convection isn’t a necessity

FRIDGE – Looking to move up to something much better than the old-fashioned top mounted freezer style that we have now.  Thinking if there is one place we will splurge this will be it.  Would love a “cadillac” with all the bells and whistles, particularly enamoured by the Samsung & LG French Door Refrigerators with 4 Doors… 2 for the fridge, and 2 Drawers on the bottom.  The top one being “convertible” and can set to either function as a Fridge or Freezer Drawer.  Lots of flexibility and great for those with kids (not us) or those who love to entertain (us).

MICROWAVE – Getting rid of FI’s standard issue Microwave.  And going to get me a Panasonic Convection Microwave / Combo Oven.  Had one of these 25 years ago when they first came out… and LOVE them… they offer the ultimate in flexibility for FAST Kitchen Cooking.  Not cheap though… $ 600 CDN dollars or more, and they only come in counter-top versions (not over the stove / exhaust fan versions)… so will mean a bit more fiddling with our kitchen floor plan layout… but soooo worth it.  I honestly could do without an regular oven with one of these babies.  From experience I can say it is INCREDIBLE what they can do when cooking a turkey… cuts the time in half or better.

Hope this helps,

PS… Check out On-Line Reviews or Consumers Reports, a great way to find out the real PROS and CONS are with any appliances before you buy


Post # 16
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@sweetb717:  We just purchased a fridge and dishwasher with the sale at Sears too!  Got them this week and am IN LOVE!


OP:  Make sure your dishwasher has a SS tub…makes all  the difference!

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