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    Default New kitchen appliance advice

    With the impending purchase of our new home, we're looking to also upgrade the appliances. DH and I both want something functional and not overbearing (the chances of us getting a galley kitchen are pretty good) that's durable and lasts a long time.

    Stainless steel is definitely on our list.

    What would you recommend in terms of name brand?

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    Like cars, you will get all kinds of favorites and horror stories of particular brands.

    We have a Kenmore and have had 0 issues.

    We had a GE and burned up two compressors.

    If I was looking, I would do some searching for refridgerator reviews.

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    Consumer Reports

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    I second consumer reports.

    If you do not get the magazine you can look up on line which issue has appliance ratings in them and then head to the library for that issue.

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    I second consumer reports.

    If you do not get the magazine you can look up on line which issue has appliance ratings in them and then head to the library for that issue.

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    Consumer reports for sure...but I hate GE appliances, and was not thrilled with the Whirlpool ones in ours. We upgraded everything with Bosch.

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    Just say no to GE products. They suck, yeppers.

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    Our Whirlpool dishwasher died way before it's time. I will never buy a Whirlpool appliance again.

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    Didn't GE buy Whirlpool or something like that?

    My ice maker went out after a year on my GE fridge and I think you all know how much I hate my GE front loader.

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    Thanks everyone! I'll steer away from those and check out the Consumer Reports.

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    If I were you I'd check with someone who has stainless steel (maybe someone in here) My sister got it and hates it!!

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    My dishwasher & ovens (yep, 2 of them) are Whirlpool Gold, fridge is Whirlpool and smooth top stove is Jenn-Air. The only thing we bought was the fridge. Everything else came with the house. 6+ years and no problems with anything. *knocks on wood*

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    I'm sure glad you've had no problems Madjen. Both our dishwasher and fridge are Whirlpool Gold, and the dishwasher like I said died and the water/ice dispenser is broken on the fridge. I sure hope your luck holds out. Knocking on wood with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftypam View Post
    If I were you I'd check with someone who has stainless steel (maybe someone in here) My sister got it and hates it!!
    Is it because of the fingerprints it shows?? Had a bunch of SS counter appliances..........that was enough for me.

    BTDT.........I wouldn't want stainless steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savvy_sniper View Post
    Consumer Reports
    I agree...........what was good 'yesterday' could be in the toilet today.

    I have always had good luck with Whirlpool......but check them out.

    The thing with C Rep. is that I could never find the model they rec. for a 'best buy'........

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