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Old 05-01-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Recommended appliances for kitchen

Looking for all new kitchen appliances with budget not for the highest end items but refrig. in that under $2800 price, stoves, ovens, cooktops in that range under 2400 for whatever combination and dishwashers that provide great results. What do you cooks in my price ranges like best? Pros and Cons?
What to avoid, etc. I am unsure if I should go gas stove top, but want an electric oven for sure. Used to a smooth top electric.
All advice is good, I need it very soon.

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Old 05-01-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Are you looking to make all your purchases at one supplier? Or willing to spread it around? What have you researched so far?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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How big a fridge? Stainless finish? Ice Maker? Ice and water on the door? Which door configuration?

Range - gas or electric? High output burner(s)? Stainless finish? 30" or 36"? How many burners? How many ovens? Dual fuel or not?

What about an exhaust fan and hood?
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:32 PM   #4
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I'd say in situation like that I'd go to Sears, tell them how much you want to spend, what you have now and see what they would recomend. I did just that when we bought new house 13 years ago. I'm still happy with what I have, though I would love to upgrade.
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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We are building new home and I am designing the kitchen so
quite a bit of freedom. Our thoughts so far are:
Stainless appliances.
French door refrigerator with bottom freezer, likely a 36" wide.
Haven't had the water and ice before, but think the ice would be good and
possibly the water. We are waiting for water tests to come back but possibly
iron in water and am wondering if that would impact these features then a lot. Same if the water is hard, but would use water softener.
Cooking surface 30" or 36" haven't decided if I should go gas or not
Oven prefer an electric. Would have a hood/fan above stove top. Have thought of going with a wall oven and wall microwave. Convection in one or both would be nice.
If the price wouldn't get too high I might consider the range and a wall oven and wall microwave. We are doing custom cabinets so can have more flexibility then too. I read someplace that someone was talking about having to take the cabinet doors when using the self-cleaning feature on her wall oven????? It was on this site. Is that true? Can't imagine wanting to do that all the time.

Dishwasher, believe it or not haven't had one before - didn't want to sacrifice space for it, could be a different brand because it will be in the island and I really don't care if it is same brand. Probably go with the same brand stove and refrig., but again would depend on what direction we go and if they would like a set or not.
Lots of decisions to make and limited time.
Any advice is great. Thank you for your quick reply!
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:16 PM   #6
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I was just looking at a Samsung 26 Cu Ft French door fridge. It's priced at $1,500 in a color stainless would be a little more. It's not loaded with features but has an ice maker, spill catching shelves, a good storage layout and a roomy freezer.

Larger models are available. You should be able to find a nice one in you budget.

When looking for major items, I search online for product reviews. Then you can compare features and read ratings.

I never considered having all appliances of the same brand as important.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:17 AM   #7
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I just bought all new appliances when my stove went Tango Uniform. The insurance company offered to either repair the stove or give me a cashout, and due to circumstances I won't go into right now, I yelled "I'll take the cash, Monty!"

Well, nothing in my kitchen matched when I bought the house three years ago, white stove, yellow dishwaser that didn't wash dishes but refused to die, and harvest gold side by side refrigerator that you couldn't get a frozen pizza in, so I decided to replace everything.

I went to Home Depot, where I bought all stainless appliances (stove, microwave/vent, referigerator and dishwasher), all Maytag. I chose Home depot because I have a charge account there and payment is deferred for a year, and I chose Maytag because they have a 10 year parts warranty. When I first bought the house three years ago, I bought an LG washer and dryer, and I am totally disappointed in them and will not buy that brand again, ever!
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I would seriously consider not putting the dishwasher in the island. I have been told that it is much harder and more expensive to put plumbing in an island.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:22 AM   #9
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Any thoughts why that would be? They are putting sink and dishwasher there.
Cabinet maker, contractor, etc. didn't say anything against it. My kitchen is going to have basically 3 sections. 9'10 wall with refrig. located right behind the 9'6" island and then adjacent on a different wall will be a 3'6" pantry with 13'10" cabinets with the range on that side. In front of the back wall and island is a breakfast nook. So I wanted to be able to look that direction as I did things on the island and used sink area. I think they already have done some work in the basement area for the sink/dishwasher draining so will have to be that way.
Thanks for your input though.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:31 AM   #10
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As I read through materials on the appliances I have concluded it would be nice perhaps if not so many choices! All the various models, etc. makes for a confusing decision making process. I appreciate all that you have been sharing. Look forward to reading a few more posts before I make my decisions this month.
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