Rate the brands in order of prestige/status.
I am building a new home and getting close to choosing kitchen appliances (fridge, cooktop, oven, dishwasher, hood). The home is custom built and the end value will be about 1 mil. I know that the Viking is prob the most popular brand for that type of house but what would be other options? (Cheaper, not more expensive). I feel like with Viking I will be paying for the brand name but the appliances are not nessesarily better or more convenient. For example, I know that Viking cooktop is very hard to clean.
What other brands be acceptable in the house of that price?
Also, do you feel that all appliances should be of the same brand?