Buying all new Kitchen+Laundry Appliances
We are completely remodelling our kitchen, two bathrooms and laundry closet, in our condo.
My preference is to go with as many of the same brand name appliances as possible, while DH correctly points out that if we go with Fridge and Dishwasher panels that match our cabinets, we only need to be concerned that the induction cooktop and wall oven bear the same name.
That makes sense, but somehow I feel we have more clout when it comes to service if I can say "look, we bought 5 appliances from you, so get a repair person here pronto!".
As you can see, I am already dreading that things will go wrong.
Every single make that I have researched, including top brands such as Miele, have dissatisfied customers. Naturally, people with a beef tend to post reviews rather than happy consumers that are busy doing other things rather than dealing with the frustration of a repair.
While we are completely open at this stage and have not made any decisions, we would like to finalize our selections prior to October 31st if possible.
At this point, we are considering AEG (the zone-free induction cooktop and the combo-steam oven are interesting but very little in the way of reviews), KitchenAid counter-depth french-door panel ready fridge WITHOUT ice maker, Miele Futura Classic Series panel ready dishwasher, and Bosch Axxis 24" stacking washer/dryer.
I've read all the bad reviews...I'm looking for people with a POSITIVE REVIEW of any of these products (please include model and how long you have had it).
If you have had only a negative experience and decided to replace any of these products with a different brand that you are pleased with, then I would really appreciate knowing which model and how long you have had the replacement that you do like!
Thank you so much for your help. Appliances are expensive, especially when we are buying so many at once, it really helps to hear from people who have made a purchase they are happy with!