12 Appliances You Shouldn't Buy | July 2021

There are popular appliances you really don’t want to buy. We’re not just talking about appliances that don’t function like they should or say in the specs.

Many vent hoods fall into this category, for example. They can’t exhaust properly if you really cook. But you also have a whole category of products that won’t work for the way you use them.

In this webinar, you’ll learn what not to buy and potential appliances you should consider. As usual, there will be plenty of time for Q&A to answer whatever specific questions you may have.


  1. 72hogdog on September 19, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Wow. A lot of information. Quick question;
    We are remodeling our kitchen, part of which is replacing above range microwave with a vent hood, 400cfm. While make up air isn’t required by code in our area for this volume, I am concerned by the issue. Is a possible alternative to built in make up air system to open the window on the adjacent wall, above the sink, while the vent is running on high speed. I remember my mom always opened a window in the kitchen when using the “vent fan”, which was simply a fan built into the wall next to the stove. That house was built in the ‘50s. Maybe mom was on to something.

  2. Mark Tweet on September 19, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Samsung provides no service for their appliances. They pass the buck to Home Depot and neither ever do anything

  3. K B on September 19, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Great video! One question in regards to your comments about black stainless and it’s durability. Does the GE Cafe series have similar issues with durability and surface scratches? Appreciate any feedback you can give. Thank you!

  4. Russ on September 19, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Induction requires one to have cookware containing iron–stainless steel, cast iron, and porcelain on cast iron cookware unless it has a induction clad bottom.

  5. Russ on September 19, 2021 at 12:26 am

    You ever owned an LG appliance? did it ever need service? good luck in finding a repairman willing to work on it!

  6. Matt Hasty on September 19, 2021 at 12:29 am

    I hate black stainless because it scratches in a contrasting color. Same can be true for plain black, but at least with plain black you can touch it up with black touch-up paint or magic markers. What mfgrs need to do is come out with a GRAY SHARPIE PEN for touching up black stainless scratches.

  7. Valeri Mendoza on September 19, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Still using our Maytag Neptune washer bought in 2002. Works lovely. Dryer too. Expensive but certainly worth the $.

  8. DrWildebeest on September 19, 2021 at 12:31 am

    Honestly, my Miele Diamond dishwasher is worth the expense. It’s not just about the ultra quiet. It has tons of settings, which I actual use for starch and cheese, express mode, automatic door opening to let steam out. Everything dries without a heater bar to damage plastics. Not hearing it run is nice, but not the most important feature. I had a Kitchen Aid which constantly needed repair. The Miele is perfect.

  9. Animals Are Our Angels on September 19, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Thank you! This was extremely helpful and useful!

  10. drwisdom1 on September 19, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Mr. Sheinkopf makes the best appliance videos on youtube. He clearly knows all the attributes and problems involved and addresses them logically. It doesn’t matter a bit that there aren’t fancy graphics or other fluff – its the information.

    The first thing I learned from this video is we should replace any old appliances within the next five years before they start ramming "smart" down our throats. I want my appliances to last over 20 years. I develop smartphone apps so aren’t against them in any way. But I don’t want to use my phone to work my range and fridge, which I am standing next to. Over decades I have found mechanical knobs to be more dependable than computers. I just don’t believe you can make a better meal by controlling your range with a phone. It isn’t a convenience to run your range remotely, it just makes it easier you burn your dinner. I have yet to hear of a "smart" feature that wasn’t unnecessary and frivolous compared to the main functionality of the appliance. Smart does give the salesman the opportunity to avoid talking about the appliance, like a car salesman telling you the vehicle you are looking at has a great stereo.

    The second thing I learned is the existence dual fuel ranges. It makes sense to me to have an electric range or a gas range but having it be both is like a car with two engines. I like the way Mr. Sheinkopf said it isn’t as good as the other available approaches.

    The third thing I learned is I don’t want graphics pasted on my range.

  11. Aaron M on September 19, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Hey Steve, Is Yale Appliance having issues getting Laundry from Whirlpool or Refrigeration from KitchenAid?

  12. Richard Frisch on September 19, 2021 at 12:46 am

    I appreciate all the information you provide in your videos but the audio quality of this video is quite poor. Maybe you could invest in a lapel microphone for your videos. It would help.

  13. Earth Human on September 19, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Im looking for a dryer, what is the most reliable best dryer of 2021?