The latest on Samsung and Bosch?
Were shopping appliances for a kitchen refurbishment, and have been doing a lot of research.
We were of the mind (at first at least) of going with a Bosch dishwasher, and then we saw their slide-in stove. They don't offer a counter-depth refrigerator with french doors and ice, so we started looking and Samsung seems to offer some great elements that none of the others we have been able to see (not many CD refrigerators out there to see).
In our research we caught up with some folks who recently redid their kitchen, and got all new appliances, of which they got a matched set of all Samsung, and couldn't say enough good about them.
But most review rankings IMO often bring out just the worst, and often can't be trusted for alignment to the specific product Im looking at. So...
Obviously Bosch has a great name in dishwashers. But what about other stuff? Like the actual Bosch-made (not the lower end ones apparently made by Electrolux) ranges? Are they reliable? Good? High quality?
Similarly, I know Samsung gets high JD Power marks, but how do their refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges stand up in terms of reliability and quality?
Granted, our 7 year old GE refrigerator has needed service twice, but our 60 year old GE electric range has needed nothing, ditto for our 20+ year old Kitchen Aid dishwasher. It seems like all new appliances are showing lack of reliability and issues with common things like melting knobs, bad circuit boards and broken ice machines.
But at the end of the day, are the full range of appliances from Bosch or Samsung anything to write home for, or to avoid? Are we better off saying to forget matching stuff and buy brand x for a range, brand y for a dishwasher, and brand z for a refrigerator?
Even CR and online reviews are confusing, so hoping the smart folks on here can help shed some updated insight. Ive enjoyed reading all the discussion from older threads Ive brought up by search. Thanks!