Which appliances - $5k budget

DomerJenFebruary 23, 2012

We're gutting our kitchen and need all new appliances. I'd like to stay around $5k in total - so nothing super high end.

Any suggestions? I'm hoping to do a french door fridge (no water/ice on door), double oven, gas 5-burner cooktop, and a quiet dishwasher. I'd prefer to have a hood and a separate microwave that I'll put on cabinet shelf thing. All stainless, as panel-ready seems to be much more $$$

I was looking at the Fridgidaire Professional line, and they seemed to get good reviews on AJMadison.com, but I'd love to hear about the GW favorites in that budget.

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Samsung RF266AERS $1609 delivered
JD Powers #1 rated for French Door fridges 5 years in a row.


Frigidaire Professional Series FPET3085KF $1854 delvired


Bosch 500 Series DLX SHX55RL5UC $684 delivered
46db Quitest in class.
JD Powers #2 for DWers. #1 much more expensive.


Frigidaire Professional Series FPGC3685KS $855 delivered.


Broan RP136SS $308 delivered.


Total $5310 plus any cheap Sharp/Panasonic MW from Sears/Home Depot.

I suppose you could cut from the DW budget some but sacrifice quite a bit of quiet and/or reduce from ovens budget but sacrifice some very usefull features. I would stick to above as it is close to ~$5k.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 9:30PM
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Thank you! Do you know if they will look significantly different (the stainless steel) since they are from different mfters?

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 7:58AM
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The similarity of the SS is not determined by the appliance manufacture since they don't make the SS but by the type of SS used. All the above appliances use the better 304 SS save one. The Broan Hood. It is type 430 SS.

A reputable hood brand in 304 SS is going to be at least $1k.Some generic Chinese brand may claim 304 SS but I would not buy it myself.But since the hood is not going to be right next to another SS appliance it should be ok. The 430SS is slightly darker with a slightly different grain. A cheapie MW is also going to be black,white,or 430 SS. But budgets are budgets :)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 10:50AM
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deeageaux, have you order from Full House?

Here is a link that might be useful: Trying to squelch negative feedback through threats

    Bookmark   April 18, 2012 at 12:52PM
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