Would love your input on appliance choices
Been doing lots of research. Currently thinking of the following and would love your opinions/experience on performance and service for each of these
Combi-Steam Oven -- had narrowed it down to Miele and Wolf. Like that the Miele returns the gathered water to a separate container instead of the same container than the fresh water and that the Miele has a broiler element. But have good things about the Wolf. Others are all too small
30" Single Convection Wall Oven -- struggling still with this one. DH says we should go with the Miele since it would match the Combi Steam. Wolf's coming out with the new M line which looks great, but won't be until out until 1st Qtr 2014 and worried about the posts on interior chipping. Other thought was the Capital Maestro (i like the moist cook feature) but DH not sure about Capital.
36" Induction Cooktop - Again, thinking about the Miele. Like the individual timers, the auto boost and the power. I like the looks of the Wolf too. Have also looked at GE, but no individual timers. Wolf is coming out with a bridged induction but not until at least 3rd Quarter 2014. Like the Thermador Freedom concept but not crazy all the metal trim.
Dishwasher: Miele Dimension -- Not sure the extra few features of the Diamond are worth the price.
Washer/Dryer - Considering the new GE Right Height which just came out this summer. Made in Louisville. Has tons of features and like the idea that it's half-way between a no-pedestal or pedestal washer. Also considering the GE GFWS2600F (regular height), but don't know where it is made. Also considering Whirlpool Duet Steam. Lost the battle with DH about Miele. He wants a full size washer with a door that swings to the left.
Range hood. Need lots of help here. Haven't done enough research. We want either just an insert or one that is almost invisible (under the counter and pulls out). We are not looking for kitchen jewelry. Except for the ovens, all our appliances will have counter fronts as our kitchen flows directly from the living/dining room. Quiet is probably the #1 priority followed by ability to remove odors.
Fridge - Sub-Zero 36" bottom freezer, built-in, left-hinge door. DH wants to put the ovens to the right of the Fridge to leave maximum uninterrupted counter space in rest of L-shaped kitchen (with island in the middle, with the short end opposite the ovens).
Would love input on all these choices from y'all.