After major disappointments with some brands, I now stick to GE (stoves, built-in rangetops and ovens, refrigerators) and Whirlpool (dishwashers, microwaves, refrigeration, laundry). Bosch makes good dishwashers, too. Look at the high-end models of these brands, they are reliable and a good value. Frigidaire is kind of a crap shoot, although I have a front-load Frigidaire laundry pair that is 11 years old, have had great service from it. Maytag has had its problems of late; stay away! Many of the "commercial grade" or professional appliances (Wolf, Sub Zero, et al.) look pretty but perform below the cheaper models and are troublesome. Check Consumer Reports...their experience parallels mine, I believe. Just my $0.02, YMMV.