Consumer Reports sucks, too. I bought appliances based on their recommendation
and have been sorry ever since. (GE came highest in quality when I was
purchasing. NEVER AGAIN!)
Kitchen Aid, Bosch, Maytag. (In that order, in my opinion, though my opinions
may be out of date.) Even a low-end of one of these will be better than the
high-end that GE can build.
> Check Consumer Reports. You can subscribe to their online stuff cheaply
> and access all the archived reports immediately. I don't agree with all
> their stuff -- Esp on some electronics and high end specialty stuff
> they're clueless. But I think they're OK on appliances.
> My opinions: GE sucks, and I hate their corporation. Maytag, though
> now owned by Whirlpool, still builds Maytag designs and they suck.
> Whirlpool and their brands other than Maytag (Kitchen Aid, et al) ROCK!
> Import brands (Bosch and what not) may work well, but have crappy
> reliability records. Fisher-Paykel in particular have some products that
> appear to have innovative designs, but are supposedly quite failure prone.
> And if you're in the market for laundry appliances, I can't sau enough
> good stuff about the Whirlpool Duet washer :) But that's another post...
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