Help with Kitchen - Rangetop, Oven, DW, Fridge

newhousehelp123October 15, 2012

I'm trying to gather info on brands. It seems every brand has it's positives and negatives. I have a budget of about $13,500 and am looking for a 36" rangetop (5 or 6 burner), 30" double oven or single with convection microwave, drawer microwave if we do double oven, 36" french door counter-depth fridge, dishwasher, and undercounter beverage center.

What are your top 3 brands for each based on performance and reliability? Have looked at almost every brand it seems and could really use some help sorting through the mess. I'm not as concerned about brands matching as I am about getting reliable performance.

I would really appreciate any help and advice.

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SparklingWater

36" Gas Range Top
Open Burner: Capital Culinarian Series CGRT366 $3424
BlueStar RGTNB RGTNB366BV1 ~$3200
Sealed Burners:Wolf Srt366 6 Burners MRSP $3825*
Thermador Professional Series PCG366G $3099
Average: $3387

30" Electric Double Wall Ovens:
Electrolux Wave-Touch EW30EW65GS $3009
Thermador Masterpiece Series ME302JS $3999
Bosch 300 HBL350UC $2154
Average: $3084

30" Electric Single Wall Oven:
Electrolux ICON Professional E30SO75FPS $1999
Thermador Masterpiece ME301J $2699
Miele Classic Design H4884BPSS $4299
Bosch 800 HBL8750UC $3055
Average: $3013

30" Electric Single Wall Oven with Microwave:
Bosch 800 HBL8750UC $3055
Electrolux ICON Designer E30MC75JSS $3599
Thermador Masterpiece MEDMC301J $4299
Average: $3651

24" Drawer Microwave:
Sharp Insight Pro KB6524P $777
Wolf MWD242US MRSP $1690*
Thermador MD24JS $1499
Average: $1322

36" Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator:
Samsung RFG237AA $2899
Samsung RSG257AA $2199
KitchenAid Architect II KBFS20EV $1709
Whirlpool Gold GI0FSAXV $2695
Average: $2376

24" Dishwashers:
Bosch 500 SHE55M1 SS $895 http://www.retrevo.com/samples/Bosch-Dishwasher.html
Miele Futura Classic G4205SC $999
Miele Futura Crystal G5105SCSS $1399
KitchenAid Superba KUDE20IX $854
Average: $1037

24" Under Counter Refrigerator Center:
Subzero UC-24BG/O MSRP $2125*
Perlick C-Series HC24BB $2049
Electrolux IQ-Touch EI24BC65GS $1524
U Line 1000 1075BEVS00 $1179
Average: $1719

Variable Appliance Arrangements:

I. 36" Gas RangeTop Average: $3387
30" Electric Double Wall Ovens Average: $3084
24" Drawer Microwave Average: $1322
36" Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator Average: $2376
24" Dishwasher Average: $1037
24" Under Counter Refrigerator Center Average: $1719

Total $12,925.00 w/o tax, S&H, Install

II. 36" Gas RangeTop Average: $3387
30" Electric Single Wall Oven with Microwave $3651
36" Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator Average: $2376
24" Dishwasher Average: $1037
24" Under Counter Refrigerator Center Average: $1719

Total: $12,170.00 w/o tax, S&H, Install

III. 36" Gas RangeTop Average: $3387
30" Electric Single Wall Oven Average $3013
24" Drawer Microwave Average: $1322
36" Counter Depth French Door Refrigerator Average: $2376
24" Dishwasher Average: $1037
24" Under Counter Refrigerator Center Average: $1719

Total Average: $12,854.00 w/o tax, S&H, Install

References:

- The Least Serviced/Most Reliable Appliance Brands (Reviews/Ratings)
Posted by Steve Sheinkopf on Thu, Aug 23, 2012
http://blog.yaleappliance.com/bid/52334/KitchenAid-vs-Bosch-Dishwashers-

-The 5 Most Serviced/Least Reliable Appliance Brands
Posted by Steve Sheinkopf on Fri, Sep 14, 2012
http://blog.yaleappliance.com/bid/86397/The-5-Most-Serviced-Least-Reliable-

-The 4 Most Reliable Appliance Manufacturers
Posted by Steve Sheinkopf on Wed, May 25, 2011
http://blog.yaleappliance.com/bid/55677/The-4-Most-Reliable-Appliance-\

Prices as listed on AJMadison.com 10/16/12 except as marked *

-SW

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 10:22PM
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newhousehelp123

Thank you so much. That's exactly what I was hoping to see, so that I can now narrow the lines down and start focusing on the finer features. One other thing I wanted to ask about is the hood. We are planning to put in a chimney cabinet with a built in hood. Do you recommend certain manufacturers for hoods?

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 10:31PM
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newhousehelp123

Please review these recomendations and see if you think these are reasonable and if you would recomend any other alternatives. I have also included pricing given to see if it is reosonable. We have made some slight changes after speaking with kitchen designer.

36" Bluestar RCS Range - $3999
34" Vent-A-Hood Custom Insert, Dual Blower Array - $1,145
24" Wolf Convection, Steam Oven
Miele Crystal Dishwasher, Panel Ready - $1,399
Samsung RFG293HARS Standard Depth Fridge, recessed to counter-depth - unsure on pricing
24" U-Line Beverage Center, 1000 Series - $1,209

Specifically, what do you think about a steam/convection oven versus another 30" single oven from likely Electrolux. Also, what do you recommend as far as standard depth fridges are concerned. We have no need for through the door ice and water and have read they are the greatest cause of repair with a fridge. We saw the Samsung seemed to have positive review, but neither appliance place we are working with carry Samsung so we would need to order it elsewhere. They recommended KitchenAid, Bosch, or Electrolux. Lastly, the Vent-A-Hood is the "only hood" our dealer would recommend for a Bluestar range. Do you tend to agree or recommend something else?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 10:49PM
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clinresga

Re the VAH hood: be proactive. Do some research on this forum. In particular, search Vent a Hood. You'll see that the overall consensus is that they are overpriced, extremely noisy, and underperformers. There are many options that are IMHO clearly superior. I have long suspected that dealers must be getting some kind of kickback as your experience is all too common ("VAH is the ONLY hood we recommend!").

PS: I speak from experience--I own one.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2012 at 11:43PM
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chris401

Hey newhousehelp, what did you end up going with? We are looking at similar options. Just curious. Thanks!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 4:03AM
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