As a homeowner, if you’re going to spend several thousand dollars on a new appliance, you need to make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth. No one wants to buy a major home or kitchen appliance only to have it fall apart or need repairs less than a year after it was purchased. Some home appliance brands offer more quality and durability than others. A new study shows which home appliance brands needed the most repairs within the first year after the unit was purchased. The data is based on how many service calls the company got over the course of 2017 versus how many total units the company sold. Don’t take a chance on unreliable appliances. Discover which brands deserve your hard-earned money.
- Whirlpool: 5,886 Sold, 21 Serviced – 3.56%
With a repair rate of just 3.56%, Whirlpool passed the test with flying colors. If you buy one of their washers and dryers, you can expect them to work for years to come.
- Amana: 528 Sold, 21 Serviced – 3.97%
Just below Whirlpool is Amana, a popular manufacturer of commonly-used kitchen appliances like automatic dishwashers and microwaves. Each one comes with a solid, sturdy foundation.
- LG: 917 Sold, 49 Serviced – 5.34%
LG is known for its extensive line of laundry machines, but the company has a strong portfolio of kitchen appliances with just over 5% needing repairs in the first year.
- Frigidaire: 2,573 Sold, 160 Serviced – 6.22%
Offering a sturdy line of kitchen appliances, Frigidaire remains a solid choice when it comes to appliance manufacturers. You can expect a decent return on your investment.
- Maytag: 2,699 Sold, 195 Serviced – 7.22%
Maytag knows how to make a reliable washing machine. Hardly any of the company’s washers and dryers needed repairs during the first year.
- Miele: 1,967 Sold, 153 Serviced – 7.78%
The folks at Miele are expanding beyond automatic dishwashers and laundry machines, so they’re still working out the kinks when it comes to stovetops, ovens, and refrigerators.
- Samsung: 2,449 Sold, 267 Serviced – 10.9%
Just over one in ten appliances needed some adjusting during the first year, making Samsung look like second fiddle compared to some of the other well-known brands on this list.
- Gaggenau: 367 Sold, 38 Serviced – 10.35%
Beautifully designed and yet a little overly complex, Gaggenau is throwing some customers for a loop when it comes to operating the machine.
- Bosch: 6,499 Sold, 727 Serviced – 11.19%
Affordable and attractive, Bosch appliances are built to last, but they’re not quite as reliable as some of the more expensive brands.
- Wolf: 1,992 Sold, 307 Serviced – 15.41%
Known for their overly large wall ovens and range hoods, Wolf knows how to construct a decent appliance, but installation can be tricky.
Not all kitchen and home appliances are created equal. If you’re looking for appliance repair in San Francisco, contact the professionals at Absolute Appliances Repair today!