Help me spend my money~ $10k for new kitchen
My wife and I are building a new house and I've been tasked with picking out the appliances. I thought a quick tour on CR would tell me all I needed to know... boy was I quickly informed otherwise via sites like this. Here's the run down.
Overall budget for appliances $12k (includes washer and dryer).
House will be lived in for years by us so not concerned with matching brands, I want the best "value" for each area.
I spent most of the weekend at the local shops and researching online. I thought I had a plan prior to this weekend but my data plunge has my head spinning, thus reaching out here for some help!
Below are my thoughts, please let me know yours!
Fridge - French door, standard depth
Whirlpool Gold GX5FHTXV
KitchenAid Architect Series II KBFS25EW
No ice in the door,
Do want internal water dispenser
Don't like all the space that the ice/ water in the door give s up.
Cooktop - 36" 6 burner gas
Thermador Professional Series PCG366G
Electrolux ICON Designer E36GC75GSS
Electrolux ICON Professional E36GC76GPS - wife likes that knobs are straight vs angled on the designer
DCS Professional Series CPU366
Was thinking sealed burner due to familiarity and seem to be lower price.
Hood - under cabinet or chimney style
Prefer something that's not jet engine loud but don't want to spend excess $$$.
Thermador Professional Series PH36HS
Can get a new one for $200 (off craigslist) but need to buy the motor, thus I'd be at ~$800 after the motor purchase
Bosch 500 DLX Series SHP65TL5UC
Have read about the love of Miele's on here so happy to look into them more if there is a beloved model that fits in my budget
Large(r) - something 1.6ft+
fine with counter top that could be placed into cabinet giving look of built in, so want something that has a trim plate as an option
Open to a drawer style, just don't want to "pay" for it :)
Washer and Dryer - wrong forum but let me know your thoughts
Whirlpool Duet Steam WFW88HEA
LG TurboWash Series WM8000H
Looking for a front loader, had great luck with my HE3 kenmore/ Whirlpool Duet that is ~10 years old.
That's it ... I know I could spend way more, or way less but apperciate the collective knowledge of this forum in helping me get the best bang for my buck!!