The Top 10 Kitchen Appliance Brands on the Market
Having a beautiful, inviting kitchen is something that everybody can appreciate. And it is certainly something that any and every potential home buyer has at the forefront of their mind when going to look at a prospective home. This goes doubly for homeowners looking to remodel their kitchen.
But what goes into having a beautiful and inviting kitchen really? Is it your countertops and cabinets? Maybe it’s the kitchen fixtures and the flooring. Or maybe it's your appliances.
If you said any of one of the four things then you are 25% percent correct. If you said each of these then…. Well, you’re just correct.
But let’s focus on your kitchen appliances and which are best. There are literally hundreds of options out there from small named generic brands like “White Westing House” to everyday household brands like General Electric and Samsung.
Each brand has their pluses and minuses, and they all have their own claims to fame. For instance, Samsung and LG have brought an entirely new aspect to refrigerators when they put touch screens on their doors.
You’ve also got companies like Viking who are well renowned for manufacturing top-notch professional grade ranges.
With so many incredible brands it can be difficult to determine which is best. So which company takes the cake?
Today We’ll dive into each brand, figuring out what are their strengths and weaknesses.
How we judge the brands
What we are going to do is simple. First, we’ll look at the best-rated kitchen appliance brands. Next, we are going to go through each kitchen appliance, and determine which brand we like best for that appliance. By the end of it all, we hope to have a definitive answer to what is the best brand for kitchen appliances.
Of course, we are aware that things seldom turn out the way we expect in these types of processes. So We’ve put together a system to help us look at each brand as a whole (objectively of course) and break any ties. More about that later.
Digital Touch Controls/Soft Blue LED Display
26.1 cubic foot refrigerator has dual evaporators that cool the refrigerator and freezer separately
Haier 16 Cu. Ft. 4 Door Fridge
Variable Temperature Control
We’ll start with the most used appliance in our kitchens, the fridge. For these appliances, we wanted a few things.
First, it’s got to get cold - duh! Second, this is a machine that literally runs day and night, so it needs to be energy efficient, and it needs to be able to run reliably. There is no worse feeling than stocking your fridge with steaks, salmon, and any other ungodly expensive meat only for your fridge to go out and leave you with rotting sacks of flesh.
Is fish flesh?
Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the most reliable refrigerator brands.
The winner here is the Kenmore, but it wasn’t an easy call by any stretch. If we were basing our decision solely off of which refrigerator we like best, the answer would be the Samsung four-door. The ability to change each compartment to its own customized temperature plus the option to change a freezer compartment to a fridge is genius.
But, when it comes to best bang for your buck, the Kenmore 73025 is your best bet.
Stovetop Oven Range
Thor Kitchen HRG3080U Professional Gas Range
Features 4 burners: 18,000 BTU, 15,000 BTU and twin 12,000 BTU burners
Kenmore 94173 Electric Range
4 elements include a 12-inch element and 9/6 dual element for cooktop versatility
Self-clean Roller Rack Allows You To Easily Access Items
Probably the second most used kitchen appliance is the oven range. You’ve got the option to choose between gas and electric and it totally depends on the connections you have in your kitchen. So make sure you figure out what types of connections your home has before you decide to purchase an oven range.
When you are looking for an oven your primary concern should be how hot can it get, and how well can I manage the temperatures on it. There are some other things to consider; like ovens with a self-cleaning option. Stovetops with induction technology and so much more. Here are some of our favorites.
The winner here is the Thor Kitchen HRG3080U 30-inch freestanding oven. If you cook a lot, then this is definitely the oven you want. It is the most powerful and, in my humble opinion, the most attractive. Furthermore, Thor Kitchen offers great warranties on their products. But make sure you have a professional come out and set it up for you.
That said if you aren’t looking to spend more than a few hundred dollars, or if you have space constraints in your kitchen, the Kenmore electric range is also a great product.
Wrap - Up
It doesn’t matter if you are a professional chef, home chef, or just somebody who wants to have a beautiful kitchen that makes you excited to get in there and cook for family and friends. We all want to have the perfect kitchen. Well at least everyone reading this post is.
In order to do that you are going to have to make sure you get appliances that not only work like they are supposed to, but ones that are also going to last for several years down the road. This is a long-term investment we’re making here.
Regarding which is the best kitchen appliance brand, well that is still a very difficult decision to make, especially because each brand has different strengths than others. While Thor excels at making ovens and ranges, Kenmore excels in the refrigerator category.
But best all around, I’m going to have to give the nod to Samsung here. They have a proven track record of being one of the most reliable kitchen appliance brands.
Samsung is a company well known for being the single greatest competitor to Apple Inc. Their connected devices are one of their greatest profit makers. But what few people know is that Samsung actually started out as a corner store in South Korea, not much different than Walmart here.
This is a company that makes incredible appliances, from washer and dryer sets to Refrigerators, purchasing a Samsung means you are getting a quality product that lasts ages. Well, you know… minus that whole Note 7 fiasco.