Choosing Kitchen Packages
We always advise clients to choose brands first then features. At the same time,you will save money with increasing rebates by buying one brand. Rebates become a very important and often a deciding factor. Manufacturers typically increase rebates with multiple purchases.
Other advantages include matching handles and similar grains of stainless steel.
Best Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliance Packages by Manufacturer
Package Pricing updated for January 2015
Frigidaire Stainless Steel Package
Frigidaire is owned by Electrolux. It's known as their value brand. This line offers one of the best sales-to-service ratio's in the industry.
The below stainless steel package includes an 18 cu. ft. fridge, 4-element electric range, 24" dishwasher and over-the-range microwave.
Frigidaire has better BTU's than the Amana on the gas range comparing the two packages.
Amana Stainless Steel Kitchen Suite
Amana is part of the Whirlpool family and they were always known for their freestanding refrigeration. Amana is considered a value brand that offers less bells and whistles than its sister companies, KitchenAid and Jenn-Air. It's a solid brand with a decent reputation.
The below kitchen package includes an 18 cu. ft. top mount freezer, a 4-element electric range, standard 24" dishwasher and an over-the-range microwave. This package is used by many landlords for their rental properties.
$1,999 Gas - This package offers up to $660 in instant rebates
Frigidaire Gallery Kitchen Package
Frigidaire Gallery package has upgrades in the range, dishwasher and over the range microwave. The biggest difference, however, is the 26 cubic foot refrigerator.
Bosch 300 Series Kitchen Suite
Bosch still offers one of the best valued packages including a 36" counter depth side by side refrigerator.The Bosch product has always been recognized as very stylish with great dishwashers
Aside from the 36" counter depth fridge and 46 DB stainless steel tub dishwasher, this package also includes a self cleaning gas range and an over-the-range microwave.
KitchenAid Stainless Steel Kitchen Package
KitchenAid offers a 25 cubic foot French door refrigerator in this package. The range is solid especially in gas with a 17,000 and 15,000 BTU burner. The over the range microwave is a large 2 cubic foot and the dishwasher is excellent as well with a stainless interior.
Electrolux Stainless Steel Kitchen Package
There are two very good, but different packages at $3,999. Electrolux features a really large 27 cubic foot French door refrigerator, stainless interior dishwasher and microwave.
The range is convection with a warming drawer and just a ton of programmable and automatic features. You can really cook anything easily in an Electrolux oven.
Jenn-Air Counter Depth/Slide-In Kitchen Package
This is our best selling package, mostly because it has really decent aesthetics including a slide-in range and counter depth refrigerator. A slide-in has no backguard, so you can see your backsplash.
It also offers a convection over the range microwave, so you can cook as a microwave, convection or both. You will have two convection ovens as well as an additional warming drawer in the range itself.
The dishwasher is integrated with controls on the top. I really like this package. Jenn-Air is more of a built in package whereas Electrolux is freestanding.
Jenn-Air Stainless Built-In Kitchen Package
There are tons of built-in combinations. I like this Jenn-Air package. Their induction (fast, magnetic heat) is powerful and includes bridge elements for odd shaped dishes. Their wall oven has the easiest, most intuitive controls in the industry.
The following package includes a 20 cu. ft. 36" counter depth French door refrigerator, 36" induction cooktop, 30" double wall oven with convection, 24" stainless steel interior dishwasher and 26" chimney style hood.
$7,899 - This package offers $1,348 in instant rebates plus $300 in manufacturer mail-in rebates.
Thermador Professional Stainless Kitchen Suite
Thermador is part of the BSH family (Bosch) and is known as a premium label within that group. Thermador is recognized as a leader in the appliance industry, boasting one of the best sales-to-service ratios for premium products. They're known for their professional style kitchens that offer a very stylish European design with a simple touch of a commercial look.
The following package includes a 36" pro-style French door built-in refrigerator with bottom freezer, 36" pro range with 6 sealed burners and an output of 108,000 BTU's, 24" stainless steel dishwasher and 36" pro style canopy hood with 1,200 CFM blower.
$13,701 - This package offers $3,398 in manufacturer mail-in rebates.
Which Is The Best Choice?
I recommend exploring at least 2-3 options with appliances that best meet your needs before making a final package selection. Explore the possible rebate incentives that may be available through the respective brands. Inquire about any additional promotions that may be available through your store.
Ultimately, buy what you like. Most brands have similar prices. Rebates after service ratings become the deciding factor.
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