Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 4/16/2015

replacing kitchen appliances. what brand has least problems

I have searched every brand and reviews consistently come back both good and bad for every manufacture.
How can everybody be both good and bad? How do I select which to go with?

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

2 Answers


You have found out what many people are realizing - the more electronics you cram into appliances (or cars) the more expensive they get, the more things there are to fail, and the more expensive the repairs get. Also, the general quality of manufacturing has gone down significantly in the past few decades, so you get a lot of lemons out of the factory - so people who happen to get one that performs well like it, those that get lemons or a model with factory or design defects hate them- so you see good and bad reviews.

Click on the Appliance Sales link right under your question for a lot of prior questions with comments on specific brands people like or dislike.

What I recommend is compare prices INCLUDING extended manufacturer warranty (and buy it) for major purchases - these days you are highly likely to need it. I go with Kenmore for major appliances - generally reliable brands make their appliances, and I have never had a problem getting warranty service if needed. And stay away from electronic things if possible - the old reliable mechanical timer-operated washers and dryers cost less, last longer, are cheap enough to afford to repair rather than replace, etc. Ditto to reefers and ranges and dishwashers - electronic = trouble in my experiences, and in many cases the fault is with the electronics or sensors rather than something actualy wrong with the device itself.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


I'm looking at LDC's reply, in which he/she recommends Kenmore products. I too love Kenmore and am currently looking at a new refrigerator. However, the issue is that the fridge is $2300 but the extended warranty "master protection" plans they offer are $500 (3 year) and $800 (5 year), which seem extremely high to me and give me the impression they expect their product to fail. In looking at a similar product at Home Depot, the manufacturer offers plans for $80 and $150, respectively, which implies to me they have more confidence in their product. I'd really like to buy the Kenmore, but am apprehensive because of the above-stated service plan costs.

Answered 5 years ago by susaninmontana

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy