Where can I go to find out various brands are rated and what features
I don't want to go from website to website from Kenmore to Whirlpool to
GE to KitchenAid, etc., plus they aren't objective.
Besides paying Consumers Reports, how does one get a rating on price
features and energy efficiency?
As the others suggested, Consumer Reports is a good source. I will add
a warning however. Don't just look at the ratings. They can be misleading.
Read the entire article and understand why they were rated the way they
were. For example if a washer has been downrated because it is noisy and
you are planing to put it somewhere that the noise will not be a problem,
that may be a great choice for you an on the ratings it may have been rated
poor because of that.
I called my regular independent appliance dealer. He put me into the
Estate Model by Whirlpool for washerdryer and refrigerator. He has done
I spoke with him over the phone (I must trust him). I took his
recommendations, surfed the web, called back to confirm the models, saw
the rebate $400, I was providing him with credit card info in just a
few minutes. I don't really like the process. I want the product. He
told me I could come by and look at the items if I wanted. Since I
bought my car without a test drive, and bought my house without going
through (it had a dog yard, what can I say?), this should be fairly
He has remodeled my entire kitchen in Maytag for $1,500 (after rebate).
I'd say NOT TOO SHABBY for a beautiful oven, dishwasher, and cooktop.
I am going to miss my 30 year old dishwasher with the hole in the door.
I am a little sad. He told me I didn't need anything else (advised to
stay with refrig washdryer and micro).
MRS. CLEAN wrote:
You can find CU publications at your local library. Copy the pages
you want. Take a close look at repair histories too. Companies have
bought others so you need to pay attention to model numbers as well.
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