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Best Kitchen Appliance Warranties (Reviews/Ratings)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  December 27, 2013  |  4 Min. Read

Viking  |  True  |  Sub-Zero  |  Gaggenau

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kitchen appliance best brand warranty 2013Warranties are crucial in the appliance industry today. Household appliances are expensive purchases for most consumers and have become more expensive to service.

Due to increases in energy efficiency standards appliances are more efficient than they used to be saving you money, however they are more prone to service.

One of the greatest benefits of shopping at Yale is that we service what we sell. Our service department honors both the manufacturers’ warranties and our own extended warranty options. Several brands offer extended manufacturers’ warranty options as well. This article will highlight the brands that have the best manufacturers’ warranties in the industry. 

Longer warranties mean less expense if the the products need repair. You still need someone to actually fix them, but that is another topic (read: The Increasing Importance Of Appliance Service).

The Best Kitchen Appliance Warranties


subzero logo best appliance warrantySub-Zero is one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. It has been a leader in food preservation since 1945. Sub-Zero is one of the best known brands in the built-in refrigeration market. They manufacture a wide array of products including built-in refrigerators, undercounter and full size wine storage, under counter refrigerators, drawers, and beverage centers. Sub-Zero pioneered the dual compressor and dual evaporator refrigeration system. This system keeps food fresh for longer.

Sub-Zero is manufactured well, made in America and stands behind the quality of their products. They offer one of the best warranties in the appliance industry.

  • Full two-year warranty on total product
  • Full five-year warranty on sealed system consisting of compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier, and all connecting tubing
  • Limited sixth through twelfth-year warranty on sealed system (parts only)


true refrigerator logo best appliance warrantyFor over 65 years True was a leading manufacturer of commercial refrigeration. True recently emerged into the residential market with luxurious under counter refrigeration, and wine storage units. These units have the most versatility of any under counter refrigeration. The majority of their products can be used in indoor or outdoor application, they can be stacked, and the interior shelving can be changed to fit your needs.

Customers who choose True refrigeration are protected by its extended warranty:

  • 3 years parts and labor
  • 6 years sealed system warranty including: compressor, evaporator coil, condenser coil, and connecting tubing

We just started carrying True. Love the fit and finish. Let's hope it works.


viking range logo best appliance warrantyViking is an American manufacturer in Greenwood, Mississippi. They are best known for their cooking products. They are the self-proclaimed industry leaders introducing commercial–type appliances into the home. Their products make a statement and have a distinct professional appearance. Viking was recently acquired by Middleby of Ohio, a commercial cooking supplier. During this transition of ownership Viking experienced some difficulty and consumers found an overabundance of minor service issues, especially with their customizable yet inexpensive D3 line.

Viking is currently in the process of launching new product in 2014. I do love the look of their product and I am hoping that the new line is more dependable. Viking offers extended warranty options on their products. Given Viking’s track record over the past few years, you might need it.

  • 3-year full  warranty on all Viking Professiona, Viking Line indoor major appliances, and D3 indoor major appliances
  • 2-year full warranty on all Viking Professional Outdoor major appliances


gaggeanu logo best appliance warrantyGaggenau is one of the oldest appliance brands in the industry. They were founded in Germany in 1681 where they produced coal-fired cookers and gas cooktop. Gaggenau was acquired by the BSH Corporation 1995. Today Gaggenau is world-renouned for producing the highest quality products in the appliance industry with the most innovative features and beautiful design.  Gaggenau is installed in some of the most luxurious skyscrapers and homes around the world. If you are considering a kitchen Gaggenau offers the best extended warranty in the industry.

  • All products receive a 5 year full warranty
  • If you purchase 5 Gaggenau products  you will receive a 7-year full warranty and a “gift”
  • If you purchase 7 Gaggenau products you will receive a 10-year full warranty and Gaggenau will pay for a chef to come to your home and teach you how to use your new kitchen appliances

Gaggenau is really good on many levels distinctive styling, an unbelievable repair record at 2.9% in first year and just an incredible warranty.....10 years for 7 appliances.  Nothing comes close

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A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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