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Most Reliable Compact and Regular Front Load Washers for 2017 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I was selling washers in 1986, the Maytag A506 was the most popular washer. The top load had one speed and a cycle for delicates. The reliability sold the machine because back then you would expect a 15-20-year life out of a Maytag.

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Topics: Washers, Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable Dishwashers for 2017 (Reviews / Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

When you need a new dishwasher you will ask about the quietness, along with cycles, racks, and overall capacity.

Now, it is the first time to talk about reliability. This article is all about reliability within the first year and the most reliable/unreliable brands. First, let's look at the methodology.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable / Least Serviced Appliance Brands of 2016 (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

I look at lowering repairs and issues all the time. We manage this very closely. It actually starts in the warehouse where the products need to be handled properly. Then competent delivery and installation crews can also solve quite a few possible issues.

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Topics: Wolf, Thermador, Miele, Bosch, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Appliance Service, Appliance Repair, Electrolux, Maytag, Samsung, Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable Top Load Washers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Last month I wrote the most reliable front load washers. Front load washers are bigger and more efficient. They have a bad reputation from repair and that moldy smell some of you have experienced (it is easy to remove, by the way...dry the gasket and leave the door open).

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Topics: Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable Electric Ranges for 2016

by Steve Sheinkopf

We have rated the most and least serviced brands. However, it was not a true measure of reliability, because products like refrigerators will fail more than hoods, disposers and dishwashers.

So, we branched into products like pro ranges, dual fuel ranges, wall ovens, dishwashers, front load washers, and induction ranges.

So now, it is electric freestanding and slide in ranges, which comprise about 38% of cooking sales. Anyway, we will reiterate the service formula, but reliability is a very elusive measurement in our industry. 

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Topics: Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable Freestanding Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

This is our 8th or 9th most reliable post. Gas ranges should have been one of the first as the category is over 60% of the market. We will reiterate the service formula, but reliability is a very elusive measurement in our industry.

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Topics: Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Website, Electrolux, KitchenAid, Maytag, Freestanding Ranges, Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable Dual Fuel Professional Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

We rated the reliability of all gas professional ranges last week, and today it's dual fuel professional ranges because they are so different. I figured the reliability would be much different as well.

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Topics: Most Reliable Appliances, Dual Fuel Ranges

Most Reliable Professional Gas Ranges (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

So you are buying a professional range? You are probably comparing features like grills, griddles, and convection profiles of each product. Then you are comparing price and rebates as many of these brands offer free dishwashers and hoods.

Then you check Yelp, Google Reviews, and the Better Business Bureau to decide which store would be the best to purchase from. All these steps are expected (and encouraged, by the way).

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Topics: Professional Ranges, Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable Wall Ovens (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Now, wall ovens have cool new features. You can buy them with double convection, blower convection, with steam, or incredibly cool controls. You can even connect it into your Nest thermostat. It’s all pretty amazing…when it works.

We will look at the most reliable products, but first, let’s look at the methodology.

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Topics: Wall Ovens, Most Reliable Appliances

Most Reliable American Dishwashers (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

There are a few key differences between American and European dishwashers, beyond where they're produced.

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Topics: Dishwashers, Most Reliable Appliances

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