Best Appliance Brands

If you buy a large home appliance, you want it to be both reliable and durable – it’s the top concern for buyers considering refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, air conditioners, microwaves, and any other bulky, pricey appliance.

So let’s tackle the big question! What are the best appliance brands? Which are the top-rated for their quality, their performance, and their overall user reviews? We took a look, and here’s what we found.

When it comes to reliability, fewer service calls, and customer opinion, Whirlpool appliances tend to score the highest out of available brands. That makes Whirlpool an excellent place to start your appliance hunt! However, the data also has several other brands performing extremely well, including LG, KitchenAid, and more. Let’s take a look!

Best Appliance Brands

#1  Whirlpool

When looking for large kitchen appliances, Whirlpool is one of the most reliable brands on the market, excellent for those who want durable models that are easy to use and won’t unexpectedly break down right after you buy them.

According to Yale Appliance statistics, Whirlpool is the most reliable brand in their affordable lines (typically smaller models at prices well-fitted for those on a budget), with the lowest percentage of service calls. Whirlpool also comes in the top 3 on Ranker’s survey of the best large kitchen appliance brands.

They have also received high marks for their customer service, which is always reassuring from the consumer point of view! (Repair service marks for Whirlpool are significantly lower, so it’s a good thing their products don’t break down very easily.)

Whirlpool products tend to slant toward laundry appliances, followed by basic oven ranges and refrigerators. Their products don’t always have a lot of bells and whistles, but provide long-term durability instead…which is usually exactly what homeowners want. However, if you are looking for particularly large or spacious appliances, you may want to consider other brands.

#2  LG

While LG is typically associated with electronics, the company has won numerous accolades for its appliances: according to a J.D. Power report, LG ranks highest in appliance ratings for washers, dryers, dishwashers, oven ranges, French door refrigerators, and top-mount freezer-fridge setups. Yeah, that’s a lot of appliance options!

Specifically, LG won seven JD awards (2017), and the brand performed particularly well in performance, reliability, ease of use, and styling/appearance (with high marks in customer satisfaction as well).

It’s easy to see how LG does so well. The company has hit a sweet spot of including just enough high-end tech to make their appliances top performers, without making them too fragile or difficult to use. The LG/SKS brand, in particular, is a high-end option for luxury kitchen spaces. However, this popularity comes with a price – high prices, to be exact. You may have to pay more for an LG model.

Note: As Yale Appliances and others mention, the “techy” brands like Samsung and LG tend to have a lot of bad reviews floating around online, with an important caveat. This might discourage consumers from looking into their appliances, but take a closer look and you see that most of these reviews have to do with something other than product.

The appliances themselves performed excellently (and these brands have the awards to prove it). However, these bad reviews occur typically because something went wrong in the delivery process (which is often out of the hands of the brand) or a tech support question that the buyer didn’t feel was answered correctly. These issues are more likely to happen with these large electronics companies that have many different divisions and logistics concerns, as opposed to a much more focused brand like Whirlpool.

To prevent problems along this line, we suggest you find a trusted local retailer to supply LG products (or appliances from other large companies) to reduce any delivery issues you may experience.

#3  Samsung

Yale lists Samsung as one of the top luxury appliance brands available, excellent for when you are willing to spend a bit extra to invest in high-tech features, large appliances, and the latest designs. There’s a reason they are the top selling brand in the United States.

Samsung also has excellent compatibility benefits with other devices. Their TVs are just as durable as their kitchen appliances. If all your Samsung electronics have smart features, you can operate them on the same Samsung platform, including your appliances. So, if you are already a Samsung fan, you get extra synergy from incorporating Samsung appliances into your ecosystem.

Samsung refrigerators, in particular, get a lot of praise for design, especially with larger washers and refrigeration units. However, they are also known for producing top-notch oven ranges and stovetops.

#4  Frigidaire

When Ranker has people to talk about the best kitchen appliance brands, the most-voted brand was Frigidaire by a sizable number. Consumer Reports also ranks it as a refrigerator brand that won’t let you down, especially when it comes to side-by-sides.

The key here is specialization and simplicity. Frigidaire is a dependable middle-of-the-road choice, not too expensive and not too complicated, making it a common choice for homeowners replacing older appliances with newer models that don’t ask too much.

Of course, specialization also limits Frigidaire’s reach: the company has a good, long-standing reputation for coolant systems, making it an ideal choice for refrigerators and air conditioner units. Outside of this, however, other brands tend to become much more competitive, and Frigidaire falls down the list.

#5  KitchenAid

KitchenAid is an interesting case study. The brand has a long history of providing solid products, but had started to fall behind more aggressive competitors entering the modern market. In return, KitchenAid revamped its appliance design entirely, focusing on high-end models with a sharp industrial look.

As a result, KitchenAid is one of the best brands available today for high-end dishwashers, refrigerators, and oven ranges. If you are thinking about a serious kitchen remodel, looking into KitchenAid products and see if their recent offerings appeal to you.

This being said, it is still KitchenAid, and they are primarily interested in durability, performance, and traditional-style controls. This is not the best place to look for advanced smart features or fun touchscreens.

#6  Bosch

While LG may have gotten most of the J.D. Power Ratings awards in the recent study, Bosch came in second place for these esteemed ratings. The Bosch brand did particularly well in cooktops and wall ovens, plus performing well for over the range microwaves – basically, if it needs to be heated, Bosch is worth looking into.

The company’s strengths tend to be useful features, good warranties, and low prices compared to other brands. This makes them a good choice for buyers who want budget appliances that still perform well.

#7  Miele

Do you want an alternative brand compared to the usual suspects, but one that consistently gets praise for appliance quality and performance? Miele is exactly the sort of brand you should look into when making your decisions. This German manufacturer has amassed multiple best brand awards over the years, and is known for its top of the line products.

However, there are two important notes about Miele worth knowing. First, they are largely focused on European sectors, so it will probably be more difficult to products compatibility with American outlets and voltage – always check to be sure (don’t worry, Miele does have U.S. centers of operation, too, but you need to be careful when buying online).

Second, Miele products tend to be high-end in terms of construction, which means they also tend to cost more. Prices will be higher for these products, so watch for deals.

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iRobot Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum Can Now Empty Itself

We’ve been enjoying our robot vacuum cleaners in our homes for years now and we love them, but one of the biggest drawbacks to owning one has always been the fact that you have to manually empty their bins every fairly often. Well, it looks like iRobot has come up with a clever solution. You are going to love this.

This Robot Empties Itself

iRobot has announced the Roomba i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal. This robot vacuum has a few new tricks that owners are going to fall in love with. It will remember your home’s floor plan and even clean specific rooms by name, but the coolest trick is that it will automatically empty itself. This makes owning a robot vacuum easier than ever and gives users something they have been wanting for a long time: Freedom from constant robot maintenance.

Using Imprint Smart Mapping, the Roomba i7+ is able to learn, map and adapt to your home’s floor plan. This allows you to clean specific rooms by name using the iRobot HOME App or by voice command if you have Alexa enabled devices or Google Assistant.

The Roomba i7+ will do its job cleaning your floors and when it’s finished cleaning, it will dock into the Clean Base and empty its dustbin. The Clean Base holds 30 bins of dirt. This means that you won’t have to worry about emptying your robot vacuum cleaner daily and can instead forget about vacuuming for weeks until you need to clean the base.

Schedule Cleaning Times and More

You can also use the iRobot HOME app to schedule cleaning times, view Clean Maps of your home, tweak cleaning settings and more. It’s going to be very nice not having to empty your Roomba’s bin daily. It’s one less thing to do around the house and let’s face it, we have enough chores as it is. Vacuuming and mopping are just the start.

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DISH Launches OnePoint To Control Multiple TVs

DISH has been making a lot of solid moves lately to give their customers even more and now DISH has launched a new app that businesses are going to love. It’s called DISH OnePoint. OnePoint is an interactive app that gives business owners the ability to control multiple televisions from a single interface.

Your Customers Will Never Miss A Thing

The days of getting frustrated by all of those remotes are over. With OnePoint, you can control multiple TVs using iPad and Android tablets. You can use the DISH OnePoint remote app to manage large entertainment systems that use DISH set-top boxes, making it an ideal solution for businesses like sports bars, restaurants, fitness centers, waiting rooms and more. If you have a business that uses multiple TVs, this is going to make life easier.

Now you won’t have to worry about juggling remotes or scrolling through the programming guides, both of which are a pain. This means that your customers don’t have to miss a second of the big game or any show that they’re watching while employees find the right channel. This is another great reason to love DISH.

DISH OnePoint features include a single interface that will control all TVs connected to your network with a single app as well as custom groups that lets you rename individual receivers and create custom groups to easily control a single TV, a group of sets or the entire system. You can also set favorite channels or categories in the interactive guide. It also brings an interactive guide and searches that let you search for content in the interactive guide without upsetting the current program. Plus you can filter content by favorites or genre.

Control It All From Your Tablet

DISH OnePoint is available for free on iPad and Android tablets and is compatible with DISH’s Wally set-top box and all generations of Hopper and Joey receivers. If you have a Hopper Duo, support for that is coming soon. This is a great move by DISH.

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Moët Mini Champagne Vending Machines Arrive In Los Angeles

Last week Mama Lion, the popular bar, lounge and social club in Los Angeles, celebrated the arrival of champagne vending machines for their guests to enjoy. Hey, when you need a bottle of bubbly, you need one, so these machines are very convenient. You’ll never have to be without champagne again.

Let The Champagne Flow

This is especially great for celebrating things on the spur of the moment. Good thing there is champagne in that machine over there. Just pay the machine and you’ll be popping the cork in no time. The vending machine is loaded with 320 mini bottles of Moët and Chandon champagne, so you can always have your fancy brut and rosé when you need them.

This machine helps you to keep the party going. And with all of the live entertainment at Mama lion’s you can be sure that the party continues.

This is a first for Los Angeles and a first for Mama Lion and Moët & Chandon. That’s because this is the first lounge and bar in California to serve champagne from a vending machine. Making it a fun occasion to use the machine, the new vending machine installation includes interesting touches like a tiny champagne flute for every purchase. And aside from that the machine only takes specially branded Moët golden tokens that you can buy for $20 at the bar. These details make using the machine a more interesting experience for patrons.

You may not be aware, but the very first Moët & Chandon champagne vending machine was unveiled back in 2013, however, those were only available in limited quantities, in very exclusive locations.

A High Profile Treat

The concept first showed up in the U.S. at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas and vending machines have since shown up at some of Hollywood and the fashion world’s most high-profile celebrations. We’re talking the Golden Globe awards, amfAR Gala and Harper’s Bazaar Icons during NYFW.

But now folks in Los Angeles can see what all of the excitement is about. This is the town that makes the movies we love and they are always innovating.

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Smarter Coffee Second Generation Coffee Maker

What would life look like without our morning coffee? I shudder to think what that kind of a world would look like. Most of us would probably stay in bed. Lucky for us, no one is going to be taking our coffee away anytime soon.

The Smartest Coffee Maker You Can Buy

In fact, coffee makers like the Smarter Coffee Second Generation Coffee Maker are making it easier than ever to enjoy a fresh cup of joe anytime you want, with some very nice home automation features built right in. Imagine getting out of bed and going downstairs to find a freshly brewed cup that you didn’t have to lift a finger to make? Now that’s the future we’ve been waiting for. It is here.

Smarter Coffee’s Second Generation coffee machine has a built-in grinder and is compatible with many popular smart home products like Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and If This Then That (IFTTT). I have no doubt that you will find it to be the smartest coffee maker you’ve ever had.

The minimal design will please wives everywhere as it shouldn’t clash with your home decor, only compliment it. This machine sports replaceable panels so that you can change the color too.

Why wait on your coffee when it can wait on you? Get coffee when you want it with no hassles. You have full control of the machine remotely via the Smarter app which is compatible with iOS and Android. Use the Smarter app to start your day with a fresh batch of coffee by setting alarms with Wake Up mode. If you want to sleep late, no problem, since the hotplate keeps your brew warmer for up to 40 minutes.

You won’t find many coffee makers that do this, but hey, if you still prefer your old pour over coffee maker, we understand.

Coffee When you Want It

Do you want your coffee the instant you get home from work? Again, no problem. Smarter Coffee knows when you enter the front door and will start brewing a pot with Home mode.

Many coffee aficionados like to grind their coffee before brewing and these folks won’t be disappointed thanks to the hopper on top of the machine. It sure is nice to see a coffee maker that adjusts to our lifestyles so well.

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DISH Brings College Football To Seven Peaks Music Festival

If you love college football and want to hear some great live country music, you’ll be happy to know that DISH is also a fan of both. So much so that it is now the first pay-TV provider to bring live college football to a Live Nation event. Are you a DISH customer? This might win you over.

DISH Brings College Football To The Party

It’s happening this weekend at Dierks Bentley’s Seven Peaks Music Festival in Buena Vista, Colorado. This kind of event doesn’t happen often so don’t miss out. Besides, how often do college football and a great festival collide? DISH will be hosting three viewing areas at the festival so that you can watch the weekend’s best football matchups, which includes can’t-miss games like Colorado vs. Colorado State, Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Oregon State vs. Ohio State, Tennessee vs. West Virginia, Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech and Miami vs. LSU.

You wouldn’t be able to do this with cable or even your cell phone because cell reception is not great in that region, but thankfully DISH has your back, using their satellite technology so that you can watch TV almost anywhere. Activations are powered by high-quality signals from DISH’s Tailgater and Playmaker portable satellite antennas. There’s no reason to miss any of the big games now.

If you are a DISH customer who can’t attend Seven Peaks, don’t worry, you won’t have to miss out on any of the excitement. You can watch an exclusive live broadcast of select festival performances on channel 102, starting Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. For another option, the festival will also be streamed live on DISH’s Facebook page and it will be just like being there.

Enjoy The Show

Some of the performers include Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne and more. Listen to your favorite music, watch some college football and enjoy the outdoors. What’s not to love about a weekend like that? You can learn more here.

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LifeDesk SmartLegs Turns Any Desk Into A Standing Desk

There are many health benefits to using a standing desk when working. Sitting at a desk all day does your body no good at all. Just the act of craning your neck to get closer to your screen can have serious effects on your neck and spine. And that leads to pain.

Work smarter and Healthier

Chances are that you know the pain I’m talking about. Then there’s the fact that sitting all day leads to weight gain because you aren’t moving. Gaining weight can lead to all kinds of health problems. So ideally, you should be working with a standing desk. They allow you to get more movement and stay healthy because you are not being still for hours.

The LifeDesk SmartLegs will turn almost any desk into a standing desk so you can work smarter and healthier.

It was inspired by a major insurance company that has chosen the LifeDesk as its own corporate standard. They were looking for a desk that could go low enough to ergonomically serve their employees in the 4’10 height range when they are seated. But at the same time, they wanted the desk to rise to 51” for their tall employees who are in the 6’4” height range.

So the aptly named SmartLeg2-98 was born. This solution exceeds ANSI/BIFMA Standards for ergonomic height range, and it even has the most extensive height range for any height-adjustable desk frame at 22” to 51” using the height extender bracket.

Make Your Desk a Healthier Space

It is also width-adjustable from 30” wide to 96” wide and has a weight capacity of 350 lbs. That makes this one the strongest you can buy. This frame will allow you to turn any desk into a standing desk and believe me, you are going to love it. You will get healthier and all of those aches and pains will start to go away after you use it for a while. It will change your life.

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