What are "Affordable Luxury" appliances?

One of the best ways to get a good-looking kitchen without spending a lot of money is to buy affordable luxury appliances.
Affordable luxury appliances are considered counter-depth refrigerators, slide-in ranges, quieter dishwashers and over-the-range microwaves.
They sit between your basic freestanding refrigerator/range and professional appliances.
Some of the brands you’ll learn about in this video are Fisher & Paykel, Cafe Appliances, Bosch, Samsung and Jenn-Air.

Fisher & Paykel:
Reliable ranges and refrigerators with Scandinavian design.
Limited amount of products and tend to be more expensive than most.

Cafe Appliances:
Affordable luxury division of GE Appliances, great customizable finishes, WiFi connectivity.
Dishwashers aren’t the best, not as much brand recognition or reliability statistics.

Limited selection of electric and gas ranges, but high quality and good reliability. Best affordable luxury dishwashers, very reliable induction cooktops. HomeConnect Wi-Fi app is the best in the business.

A wide variety of stylish and reliable appliances including freestanding refrigeration and cooking. Great smart-home connectivity and functionality. Although they’re fairly reliable, getting parts and finding service may be an issue in some areas.

Reliable appliances, part of the Whirlpool group. Very user-friendly controls.


  1. Core Hibb on February 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    I wanna buy a fridge (I’m in the Paramus NJ area).. where do you suggest I buy from & what fridge? I currently have a Kenmore Bottom Freezer that I bought in 2013 (it’s not cooling properly anymore.. 75 degrees in the fridge now, but the freezer’s fine).. warranty is no more :-/

  2. Ryan Southard on February 1, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    I wish you all did nationwide delivery. I’d pay 10% more than a nationwide competitor for the same packages, just for the quality of content here.

  3. MrPaulTheG on February 1, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    No wifi connectivity is a positive. You buy a luxury range for the next decades. Wifi standards last a few years at best. Second, it is useless. This trend of making everything "smart:" and "connected" is the opposite of smart.

  4. Ashley Thomas on February 1, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    You never include LG?

  5. The Appliance Guy on February 1, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Samsung huh interesting. As a technician I appreciate the job security.