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Mid-Range to Affordable Luxury Appliance Packages (Ratings / Reviews)

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You do not have to spend a ton of money on good looking appliances. Even after 18 months of tariffs hitting appliances hard, you still can buy stylish appliances at affordable prices.

There are three appliance package categories to fit everyone's budget and lifestyle:

Large companies now compete against smaller brand names in similar price ranges and products.

The mid-range is the most popular of all categories because you can buy better appliances without spending $16,000 and above for all luxury products and brands.

In this article, you will see the best mid-range to affordable luxury appliance packages from GE, Samsung, LG, Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS), Bosch, and Jenn-Air.

First, let's define what makes a brand affordable luxury and how it differs from a luxury appliance brand.

What is considered an affordable luxury appliance brand?

Affordable luxury is defined as well designed, yet more affordable products 

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In appliances, it can be defined as having a better French door refrigerator rather than a basic top mount or side-by-side refrigerator.

The stove is typically a slide-in convection range versus a freestanding range with a backguard, yet they are have convection for more even cooking.

The dishwasher is quiet and an over-the-range microwave is included.

What's the difference between Affordable Luxury and Luxury Appliances?

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Professional Range Display at Yale Appliance in Boston

Luxury appliances differ in terms of looks and function. The refrigerator can be paneled and/ or with the compressor on the top, and you can buy a professional range or wall oven and cooktop.

However, a luxury Sub-Zero/Wolf kitchen is $23,000-30,000 versus $5,000-$8,397 for an Affordable Luxury model.

Best Mid-Range to Affordable Luxury Appliance Packages

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Samsung Counter Depth Kitchen

Electric - $4,067 | Gas - $4,067 (after rebates)

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Features:

  • 36"-Wide, 23 cu. ft. Capacity French door Refrigerator (Stainless Steel)
  • 1.8 cu. ft. Over The Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking (Stainless Steel)
  • Top Control Dishwasher with Stainless Steel Door
  • 5.9 cu. ft. Freestanding Electric Range with True Convection

This is a great package with a counter depth refrigerator (does not protrude past the cabinet for a cleaner look). The stove has convection for more even heat, and the dishwasher has plenty of options and good overall reliability.

LG Counter Depth Package

Gas - $4,699

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Features:

  • 1.8 cu.ft. Over-the-Range Microwave Oven
  • Front Control Dishwasher
  • 6.3 cu. ft. Gas Slide-in Range with ProBake Convection and EasyClean(R)
  • 36 Inch Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator

LG has a slide in stove and a counter depth refrigerator under $4000. In my opinion, the best and least expensive way to improve the look of your kitchen is purchasing these two appliances.

You will be able to see your backsplash and your refrigerator will not stick out past the cabinets.

LG has pure convection or heat blown in from the rear for a more precise baking.

 

Bosch Slide-in Kitchen Package

Electric $5,249 - Gas $5,339 after rebates

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Features:

  • 30" slide-in electric range with convection
  • 36" French door counter depth refrigerator, double freezer drawers, hidden controls
  • 500 series dishwasher, 44db, stainless steel
  • 500 series microwave, 1100 watts

Somehow Bosch sells more packages with fewer overall choices. Perhaps their style and brand name sell the package.

They are known for their quiet dishwasher, but their ranges are solid as well.

For June, they have an additional $550 rebate for packages.

Samsung Slide-In and Counter Depth Upgrade Package

Electric - $4,535 | Gas - $5,385

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Features:

  • 23 cu. ft. Capacity Counter Depth 4-Door Flex Refrigerator with FlexZone (Stainless Steel)
  • 1.8 cu. ft. Over The Range Microwave with Sensor Cooking (Stainless Steel)
  • Slide-In Gas Range with True Convection
  • Fully Integrated Dishwasher

This refrigerator is interesting. It has four doors. The bottom right-hand door can be refrigerator or freezer. You also have a slide-in in this package as well.

Bosch Slide-in Kitchen Upgrade Package

Electric $5,549 - Gas $5,639 after rebates

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Features:

  • 30" Electric Slide-in Range 800 Series - Stainless Steel
  • Over-the-Range Microwave 500 Series - Stainless Steel
  • 24" Bar Handle Dishwasher 800 Series- Stainless steel
  • 800 Series 800 Series - Stainless Steel: B21CT80SNS and B21CT80SNS

Same as the previous package, with their noiseless 800 series 40 DB dishwasher.

GE Profile Counter Depth

Electric - $6,759 | Gas - $6,419

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Features:

  • Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher with Hidden Controls
  • Series 30" Slide-In Front Control Induction or Gas With Convection Range
  • Series 1.7 Cu. Ft. Convection Over-the-Range Microwave Oven
  • Series 22.2 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth French-Door Refrigerator with Door In Door and Hands-Free AutoFill

Ge Profile is one of two affordable luxury lines offered by GE with Cafe being the other

This package offers some unique features like Door in Door for easy access to your soft drinks and juices without opening the door.

You also have an induction in this package. Induction is magnetic heat and faster than even pro gas with a better simmer as well. It is the most child safe and requires less venting

The dishwasher has water jets on the racks for better bottle washing. You also have convection in the microwave to cook microwave, convection or a combination.

Jenn-Air Counter Depth Package 

Electric - $6,096Gas $6,596 after rebates

Features:

  • 30" slide-in electric range with baking drawer and convection oven
  • 36" Counter depth French door refrigerator with internal water dispenser
  • 30" Over-the-range microwave, 400 cfm fan
  • Stainless steel dishwasher with stainless steel tub

Highlights: This is a great package. The range is the largest in the industry and has two ovens. You have a counter-depth refrigerator with an interior water dispenser.

The microwave is also convection so it can be used as an oven, microwave or both to save time without sacrificing food quality. The dishwasher is integrated with hidden controls.

Signature Kitchen Suites

Gas - $6,850

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SKS is all Wi-Fi enabled appliances in a titanium finish. It looks different from stainless and has more of a chromium look. SKS is LGs best appliances, but the reason you would consider SKS is the better look.

GE Cafe Counter Depth Upgrade

Electric - $7,899

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Features:

  • Counter depth French door with ice and water
  • Freestanding front control gas range
  • Convection over-the-range microwave
  • Top control dishwasher

Cafe is new and improved. It has a more distinctive industrial look than their Profile line. The microwave and dishwasher are similar to the Profile.

In gas, you now have the only 6 burner 30 inch range. I guess 6 beats 5 in counting, but how many times will you use 6 burners. Either way you have the flexibility in a nice looking range.

The refrigerator has Keurig K-Cup pod functionality built into the refrigerator. Now you do not need your Keurig on the counter.

You may want to consider Cafe in a color like the one below or any number of finishes. You also have copper, brass and steel accents for handles and knobs to distinguish your appliances.

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Yale Appliance Framingham Showroom - GE Cafe Display

Jenn-Air Pro Package

Gas - $8,397

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Features:

  • 72" Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator
  • Pro-Style(R) gas range with MultiMode(R) Convection, 30 inches
  • Traditional Stainless Steel 30" Under-Cabinet Wall Hood with Halogen Lights
  • 24" Built-In TriFecta(TM) Dishwasher, 38 dBa

The pro range is the highlight of this package. It features 2 20,000 BTU burners, LCD display clock and twin convection. For the vent, you have a powerful Yale 600 CFM hood.

Jenn-Air, Miele and Bosch/Thermador offer these packages with pro ranges mixed with lesser expensive, more affordable luxury appliances

For Mass residents, any hood over 400 CFM requires a make up air return in your house for new construction. It's easy to plan, and much harder to retrofit.

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What Mid-Range to Affordable Luxury Appliance Brands are the Most Reliable?

Below is our mid-range to affordable luxury brands reliability statistics per product category. We based our statistics on the 34,687 service calls logged by our service department last year.

Counter Depth Refrigerator Reliability 

 

Service Qty

Shipped Qty

Service Ratio

Signature Kitchen Suite

2

33

6.06 %

LG Electronics

6

71

8.45 %

Samsung

133

1051

12.65 %

Bosch Appliances

105

408

25.74 %

Jenn-Air

270

780

34.62 %

Grand Total

516

2343

17.50 %

Dishwasher Reliability

 

Service Qty

Shipped Qty

Service Ratio

Signature Kitchen Suite

0

17

0.00 %

LG Electronics

4

78

5.13 %

Samsung

85

915

9.29 %

Bosch Appliances

303

2735

11.08 %

Jenn-Air

170

908

18.72 %

Bosch - Benchmark

38

158

24.05 %

Grand Total

600

4811

11.38 %

Gas Range Reliability

 

Service Qty

Shipped Qty

Service Ratio

Signature Kitchen Suite

1

28

3.57 %

Samsung

52

944

5.51 %

LG Electronics

3

51

5.88 %

Bosch Appliances

44

227

19.38 %

Bosch - Benchmark

10

35

28.57 %

Jenn-Air

134

418

32.06 %

Grand Total

244

1703

15.83 %

Electric Range Reliability

 

Service Qty

Shipped Qty

Service Ratio

LG Electronics

0

49

0.00 %

Samsung

19

412

4.61 %

Bosch Appliances

15

105

14.29 %

Bosch - Benchmark

1

6

16.67 %

Jenn-Air

28

78

35.90 %

Signature Kitchen Suite

1

1

100.00 %

Grand Total

64

651

28.58 %

Overall Brand Reliability for 2019

 

Service Qty

Shipped Qty

Service Ratio

LG Electronics

168

3085

5.45 %

Samsung

541

6352

8.52 %

Bosch Appliances

754

6751

11.17 %

Jenn-Air

1056

4419

23.90 %

Bosch - Benchmark

156

504

30.95 %

Grand Total

2675

21,111

16.00 %

Overall, Samsung is probably the most reliable based on kitchen appliances listed in this article.

Samsung does have an issue with service in some areas (as do the others to a lesser degree)...check who will be servicing before you buy for any brand.

LG is a bit deceptive because it covers mostly laundry.

Which of these similar packages do you buy?  

It all depends on what you value. Counter depth is aesthetically better because it fits within your cabinets without protruding into your kitchen.

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Yale Appliance Framingham Showroom - Samsung Counter Depth Refrigerators Display

You will like a slide-in because your backsplash will be uninterrupted by the ranges back guard. Focus on the refrigerator and stove because there is a nominal difference between the dishwashers and microwaves.

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Yale Appliance Framingham Showroom - Samsung Slide-In Range Display

In terms of packages, Jenn-Air offers the most popular with three ovens, the counter-depth refrigerator, and the slide-in range. As for Samsung and Bosch, they are more stylish.

GE Cafe allows you to customize with different color and trim options. Both GE Cafe and Profile offer decent cooking and refrigeration.

But all are excellent options.

How to Choose an Appliance Package

There is no one best package for everyone. You should always start with the basics.

First is to know your measurements and what will fit in your space. It may seem odd, but in the city like Boston, your refrigerator can be 24-48 inches wide. Ranges can be 20-48 inch.

Typically, the refrigerator is 36 inches and the range is 30 inch, but measure anyway.

The second is to know the fuel type you will need. Is it gas or electric. Don’t be in a rush to run propane or a gas line when induction is a better range.

Then again in certain buildings, you do not have the amps to run an induction range.

The third is to focus on venting. Inspectors in certain areas are checking for Makeup Air. If you are venting a professional range or want a hood over 400 CFM, you have to plan for Makeup Air (I know I am mentioning this again).

It is simple to do at the beginning of your project and way harder after the fact. We explain this better in this article.

Now the easiest part is choosing your appliance features and types.

Appliance Options and Features

Refrigerators

Top Mount, Side-By-Side, French Door, Counter Depth

Top Mount: You see top mounts on the less expensive packages with freezer on the top and refrigerator on the bottom.

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Yale Appliance Boston Showroom Top Mount Refrigerators Display

There is nothing wrong with a top mount, BTW, except you do stoop for fruits and veggies. They are also available only in the 18 and 21 cubic foot styles.

Side-By-Side: You have organized storage in a side-by-side, but less lateral storage for trays and platters.

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Yale Appliance Boston Showroom Side-by-Side Refrigerators Display

French Door: Side-by-Side top with a pull out drawer. It is the most popular because you do have lateral storage.

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Yale Appliance Boston Showroom French Door Refrigerators Display

Counter Depth: These refrigerators do not protrude past the cabinet, so you do not see the textured side. You do pay more for less cubic feet, but it looks better in your kitchen.

Ranges

Slide-In, Freestanding, Induction

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Slide-In vs. Freestanding: Freestanding has the backguard. Slide-ins do not, so you can see your backsplashes without looking at range controls (in my opinion, slide-ins and counter depths are the least expensive way to improve the look of your kitchen without remodeling. There I said it twice).

Convection: Fan forced heat for a more even temperature

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Twin Convection

Warming Drawer: Keeps food warm for up to three hours

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Yale Appliance Boston Showroom Warming Drawer Display

Two Ovens: Instead of storage or warming, you have two ovens

Professional (Pro) Gas Range: Multiple high output burners for faster boiling, heating or woking. Remember you do lose the functionality of the drawer or second oven underneath

Induction (electric): Magnetic heat for speed to boil and simmer. Induction is also safer, because it requires metal to turn the range on. It also requires less venting than a gas.

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Yale Appliance Boston Showroom Induction Ranges Display

Microwaves

Convection/Microwave: Ability to cook like an oven, microwave or both at one time.

Dishwashers

Quiet: Any level under 44 DB is quiet, and 42 would be virtually noiseless.

3rd racks: a place for silverware over the cups.

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Miele 3rd Rack

Integrated: Controls on top.

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Samsung Dishwasher Integrated Controls

Concentrated sprays: Samsung, and GE have more concentrated sprays to power out tough sprays in their better dishwashers.

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Samsung StormWash

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GE Bottle Wash

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WHY SHOULD YOU TRUST US?

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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