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.

Bosch:
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.

Samsung:
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.

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

5 Comments

  1. Ashley Thomas on March 3, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    You never include LG?



  2. Core Hibb on March 3, 2021 at 10:35 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 :-/



  3. The Appliance Guy on March 3, 2021 at 10:40 pm

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



  4. Ryan Southard on March 3, 2021 at 10:45 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.



  5. MrPaulTheG on March 3, 2021 at 10:47 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.