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Old 10-15-2015, 08:57 PM   #51
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AND THEN, is it too weird to have different brands, say a Samsung range and a GE `fridge and dishwasher?
No, it is not uncommon to mix brands as long as the trims match closely with one another.
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I was just reading an article from Consumer Reports on Pro-style ranges and they recommend the slide-in style which is a heck of alot cheaper.
I really like that Samsung...
then we'll all talk about the `fridge in a different thread, shall we?

What I plan on doing is asking for trade off credits for the appliance package that the builder offers and place my own choices.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:01 PM   #53
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When I was replacing my kitchen appliances, I researched and found the ones I wanted. They were all different brands. Appliance colors don't necessarily match across brands so I was limited to stainless, black or white. I chose black.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:04 PM   #54
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Call me crazy but I love my GE microwave above the stove. It has a really powerful fan that vents to the outside, and I've yet to have any smoke problems. It's very easy to clean underneath unlike my old one. It's very quiet too, and I like not giving counter space to a separate microwave. JMHO
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:06 PM   #55
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I was just reading an article from Consumer Reports on Pro-style ranges and they recommend the slide-in style which is a heck of alot cheaper.
I really like that Samsung....
The pro/commercial style ranges are meant to be free standing and therefore have all 3 finished sides. With your style of kitchen the slide-in would be the obvious choice.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:13 PM   #56
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Call me crazy but I love my GE microwave above the stove. It has a really powerful fan that vents to the outside, and I've yet to have any smoke problems. It's very easy to clean underneath unlike my old one. It's very quiet too, and I like not giving counter space to a separate microwave. JMHO
K-girl should check with the builder to see whether or not their micro/hood vent combo vents outdoors.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:13 PM   #57
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I was just reading an article from Consumer Reports on Pro-style ranges and they recommend the slide-in style which is a heck of alot cheaper.
I really like that Samsung...
then we'll all talk about the `fridge in a different thread, shall we?

What I plan on doing is asking for trade off credits for the appliance package that the builder offers and place my own choices.
That looks like a great choice Kgirl.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:14 PM   #58
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All four of my major appliances are different brands. I also chose black, and most of them have stainless trim.

My microwave is above the stove, too. I've had no problems with it. It has a high-powered fan that comes on automagically when the unit becomes too hot, whether from the stovetop or the microwave itself. It also has a halogen light and can act as a traditional oven as well as a microwave.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:18 PM   #59
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To the one that asked, our broiler is below the main oven and only has one spot to broil.
It is a drawer you pull open.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:21 PM   #60
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Call me crazy but I love my GE microwave above the stove. It has a really powerful fan that vents to the outside, and I've yet to have any smoke problems. It's very easy to clean underneath unlike my old one. It's very quiet too, and I like not giving counter space to a separate microwave. JMHO
That's what I was thinking Kayelle, a micro hood that vents out... which GE model do you have, and did the sous chef vent that for you? how did that all happen? more details on the micro hood please
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