I bought their stuff in the '60s also. They were a part of GM back then.
In the 70's, appliance companies started to consolidate and lost there way.
Then White Consolidated Industries, the owner of labels like Frigidaire,
Norge, Gibson, White, Westinghouse, and a bunch of others had a study of
brand recognition done. People associated Frigidaire with quality and
reliability so they dumped most of the other brands and called themselves
Frigidaire. That was until they were bought out again by Electrolux.
They were a big customer at one time, they we decided not to be a supplier
to them any more. They sent us a letter with unreasonable demands on price
reduction and rebate of 5% of their previous year purchases. A competitor
of our jumped at the chance and took the business away from us. They
eventually confirmed we made the right decision when they filed Chapter 11
Contrary to all the negative comments above regarding Consumer Reports, you
might want to check them for their "noise" rating. I spend a lot of time at
the kitchen table late at night either reading or doing crossword puzzles.
Nothing more irritating than a noisy appliance. Luckily our dishwasher has
a time setting that goes on after I'm in bed.
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