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Old 11-17-2020, 06:47 AM
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We are in the throws of remodeling two full baths and a kitchen. First of all I trust my contractor and he does excellent work. He has been doing work at family members houses for years and it is top notch. He is recommending Samsung appliance suite for the kitchen. I need a refer, double wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, gas cooktop and hood. Not going nuts with wifi enabled touchscreen on the fridge, etc. Premium like Wolfe, sub zero are not part of the financial equation. What say THT.
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We are in the throws of remodeling two full baths and a kitchen. First of all I trust my contractor and he does excellent work. He has been doing work at family members houses for years and it is top notch. He is recommending Samsung appliance suite for the kitchen. I need a refer, double wall oven, microwave, dishwasher, gas cooktop and hood. Not going nuts with wifi enabled touchscreen on the fridge, etc. Premium like Wolfe, sub zero are not part of the financial equation. What say THT.
Since your in NJ, not sure what part you should go over to Gerhards https://www.gerhardsappliance.com/_C...R36A|GR:GRSLIN

Their Glenside, PA has a really nice set up of kitchen showrooms. Last time I was there they had 12-15 kitchens you could look at. From basic stuff to the very top of the line. Its a lot better being able to look at the stuff in person. They have a large amount of package kitchen deals. I've been buying appliances there the last 30 years. They have great prices and excellent customer service.
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I’d stay away from Samsung based on the issues my daughter has had with her fridge. 2 years old and has had several service calls all ready. And reviews on line look awful too.
We redid our kitchen last November with Whirlpool and so far, no issues.
I do hate the fridge due to the ice maker in the refrigerator, greatly reduces usable space. If I could replace it, I’d go back with top fridge with ice maker in the bottom freezer.
Just my 2 cents...
Good LuCk!
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Personal preference would be to shy away from the Samsung appliances. I've only owned a Samsung fridge and the in door ice maker doesn't work. I believe they have a bad reputation. There are usually "deals" on appliance packages to go with Black Friday. I believe Home Depot has a lot of "deals" with the Samsung products. I would personally consider Whirlpool; we have the wifi oven and it is nice to preheat the oven from your phone.

What style of hood are you looking for? Are you using a microwave/hood combo or something else? If going for the stainless look or a wooden hood cover, you probably don't need matching brand hood and appliances. Check out broan-nutone for their hoods.
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If you ask me todays appliances are all pretty much crap unless you go with some really top of the line stuff. The more basic the unit the less trouble you will have. We went with GE our Microwave/Oven combo is broken, oven has issues, and frig has had issues and our house is only 7 years old. Neighbor also has GE and he has not had any issues.
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Whirlpool. The more money you spend on an appliance the more computers it has and the more expensive it is to repair when it breaks. My dishwasher just failed after 25 years. My washer and dryer are 11 years old and never had to turn a screw on them. No clue how old the oven is (came with the house) or the glass cooktop. All Whirlpool. Fridge and microwave are also 11 years old and never worked on them either but they are Frigidaire back before Frigidaire sold out and became throwaway.
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Not touching Whirlpool. I have a fridge and dishwasher. Have to keep my ice cream in the garage fridge to keep it solid. Broken racks in the dishwasher twice after a year. I have heard issues with the Samsung refers specifically control boards. As for the hood it will be wall mounted and everything will be black SS.
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I started the process in March (Great timing.....) and talked to a client of mine that is an appliance repair man and got his feed back. Without telling him what we were looking at, I asked him about several brands, so I got an unbiased opinion. We went a little higher end and picked Jenn Air stuff for fridge, oven, etc. They are the high end of Whirlpool, which he said he really liked. Easy to work on with parts being readily available.
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Avoid Samsung like the Plague. I went with all Samsung (Fridge, Oven/Range, microwave and washer and dryer) about 5 years ago. Every unit has had some type of issue from minor (LED lights out in < year) to total failure (washer is already dead).
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We have had pretty good luck with our Viking stuff.
Old 11-17-2020, 08:59 AM
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Went through a kitchen reno a year ago - ended up with GE Cafe for fridge, microwave, and wall oven; Meile for dishwasher; Blue Star gas cooktop; and Zephyr hood - all stainless.

No problems to date (knock on wood) and happy with all.

Fridge does not have ice/water through the door since we have a separate Hoshizaki under-counter icemaker and filtered water tap just a few steps away at the bar.

Based on all the feedback here and reviews on other sites, I didn't even look at Samsung or LG.
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In the process now. Bosch 800 series for wall oven and microwave/speed oven, dishwasher With crystal dry, 36” induction cooktop, fridge will be GE Cafe the back wall lights the interior check it out.
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Originally Posted by dssmith View Post
We have had pretty good luck with our Viking stuff.
If you would like to donate for this cause PM me. I work in the food biz and if money was not an option I would go that direction. I will take a look at Jenn Air.
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I don't think it much matters what brand you get, because they're mostly made by only three mfgrs, and they're designed for obsolescence in seven years. Our new LG suite was replaced in five years. Our Bosch dishwasher is better, but not great. Just got a Whirlpool fridge and range, so far so good. Got a Samsung in the RV and some bins broke and icemaker's on the fritz.
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FWIW, I’m just finishing up a build. After months of research and decisions I decided to do GE Profile fridge and microwave, Bosch dishwasher, Thor commercial range and Proline commercial hood.
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Stay away from Samsung. Junk.

look at GE Profile or Cafe. Same guts. Service is usually better with GE. Most parts In the trucks or easily obtained.

order now. You will have 8-12 week wait.
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NO to Samsung! There's a related thread going on right now on a Porsche forum where I spend a LOT of time. All sorts of Samsung bashers complaining about failures - and no parts, compressors that have a class action suit about them, etc. Just say NO to Samsung!
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We just ordered new appliance for this kitchen remodel. They were Wolf/Sub-Zero which I know you said won't fit your budget but while we were talking to the owner he said they have more problems with Samsung than any other brand and that Samsung is a PIA to deal with.
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I love our Bosch dishwasher. The first one, I bought 8 months before my wife and I unexpectedly decided to move. Arrived at the new/current house and hated the AGA dishwasher that was already here. Went and bought another Bosch dishwasher (get the one with the third rack for silverware) and I’m happy again. 4 years old and still working flawlessly.

For a stove/range, consider Cosmo. They are stainless steel and no frills. Knobs on the front and that’s it as far as controls go. My parents have had there’s for 10 years and love it’s simplicity and reliability at an affordable price.
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If your contractor recommends Samsung; find a new contractor

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