I usually compare brands and really try to post about value, all the more reason to talk about the best appliances in Boston irrespective of price.
Sub-Zero Pro48 - The Sub-Zero Pro 48 is a 48 inch, all-steel behemoth. It has individual refrigerator and freezer drawers as well as a glass door option and commercial appearance.
Honorable Mention - Thermador T36IT71NNP - The Thermador is the total opposite of the Sub-Zero. It is an integrated, french door refrigerator and disappears behind cabinets.
For more information about different refrigerators, try our Refrigerator Buying Guide.
Kind of torn about this, there are so many decent products. Following are my three favs
Thermador - The new Thermador is the most powerful with a max burner of 22,000 BTU, has a great simmer plus offers a side steam oven and a warming drawer.
Wolf DF486 - Wolf probably has the the best oven, with 2 convection fans. The side oven is convection and self-cleaning.
Viking VISC5304BSS - Surprised? Don't be. Induction is faster than any professional oven and simmers better as well. I chose the Viking, but there are more cost effective alternatives.
For more information about ranges, download a cooking buying guide. You can choose between The Professional Cooking Buying Guide, The Gas Cooking Buying Guide and Electric Cooking Buying Guide (which includes induction).
Miele - No question about the best dishwasher. Miele has the separate cutlery tray, the only true drying cycle and most importantly, incredible product quality. Miele manufactures all the components (except the rollers) in its German plant.
Download our Dishwasher Buyers Guide for more information about brands and features.
Electrolux - Electrolux has the largest capacity, a 16 minute wash/dry cycle and a vibration guarantee for second floor installation.
Honorable Mention - Miele - Miele built larger laundry for the US market. They have honeycombed, stainless drums, so Miele can really wash silks and fine washables well also.
For more information about laundry, download a Washer, Dryer or Compact Laundry buying guide to better understand the differences between front load, top load and hybrid washers, electronic sensing dryers and what laundry is best for smaller areas.
So that is the best the appliance industry offers. I will also post a column on best appliances for value in the next week.