Honest opinions about how to buy Appliances and Lighting.

Monday, January 03, 2011


This is an all encompassing post about appliance categories, brands and features...Start the new year off right...



Brands: SubZero, Wolf, Viking, Miele, Thermador

Features: Professional or integrated refrigerators, pro range or cooktop and wall oven, integrated dishwasher.

Budget: $15,000 plus

Comments: Category has been affected by the building market along with stagnant home values. Still, SubZero et al still has cache and great features for consumers who really use their kitchen.

Affordable Luxury

Brands: Electrolux, GE Cafe, Bosch, Samsung, KitchenAid and JennAir.

Features: Shallow depth refrigerator, slide in range, stainless interior dishwasher.

Budget: $2749-$10,000

Comments: Great niche for consumers who want luxury and aesthetics on a budget

Near Luxury

Brands: Frigidaire, Frigidaire Pro, GE, Maytag

Features: Stainless Steel, Convection cooking

Budget: Under $2000

Comments: This is another great segment. Product looks good and performs well. Doesn't have shallow depth or slide in, but is otherwise comparable to the affordable luxury brands.


Brands, Frigidaire, GE, Maytag, Whirlpool

Features: Basic

Budget: Depends

Comments: Still a big segment with great value as prices haven't really changed much in 10 years

How to buy:

1. Rebates....Products can have up to 30% at any given time

2. Service....Know the service provider before you buy anything, especially the more exotic brands

3. Social....What to buy and whom to buy from is much easier. Social media sites like Yelp and CitySearch can help somewhat.

1 comment:

  1. interesting guide on how to and buy an appliance, and i thought 10% rebate is the maximum. thanks