One of the most important considerations in any kitchen design project is the appliances. If you are looking to design the ultimate kitchen space, or you are in the market to upgrade your current kitchen, then you've come to the right place.
For a long time, most kitchen appliances more or less did the same thing, that's no longer the case. Not all kitchen appliance brands are created equal. Although many large brands may offer various kitchen appliances, the best fridge, oven, stovetop, or dishwasher on the market could all be manufactured by separate companies.
That’s why it’s worthwhile to educate yourself on the multitude of different brands available before finalizing your decision on which kitchen appliances will work best for your design.
This article will go over five of the very best kitchen appliance brands and compare them to see how they stack up in terms of features and style options for their top product.
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What to Consider When Designing or Remodelling a Kitchen
There are a number of factors that are important to consider when designing a new kitchen space.
First, you need to consider how much room you have to work with because that will determine the size, and design, of the appliances you can consider.
Next, you have to consider the décor and architecture of the other rooms and features in your house, ensuring that your new kitchen will fit seamlessly as the centrepiece of your home. You’ll need to assess your budget for the design or renovation and select the appropriate cabinetry, tiles, and countertops.
Finally, it’s time to put the cherry on top – you’ll need to choose your kitchen appliances, and that’s where this article comes in.
So, without further ado, let’s look at the top five kitchen appliance brands for 2022.
Established 1919, KitchenAid has developed a reputation as a premier choice for high-quality kitchen gadgets and appliances.
Now, when most people think of KitchenAid, the first thing that comes to mind is their iconic stand mixer, which has been a showpiece in American Kitchens for more than 100 years. But in truth, KitchenAid makes a number of other kitchen appliances that are equally as well crafted, stylish, and functional as the stand mixer - including their new dual-fuel range - which is the best of its kind on the market.
Keep in mind that for each of these kitchen appliance brands, we will only be looking at the features of their best appliance. So, in the case of KitchenAid, let's go over the best features that you can find in their top-of-the-line dual-fuel range.
- Dual-Fuel (Gas and Electric) for real flame or electric grilling
- Even-Heat True Convection System
- Dual-Flame Burners with up-to 45,000 BTU’s
- Chrome-infused electric griddle
- KitchenAid App smart connectivity
There are various KitchenAid ranges available, but if you're looking for anything other than a dual-fuel range, then there are better alternatives on the market.
As a side note, if you don't already have a KitchenAid stand mixer, then be sure to pick one up as this is an essential appliance for any kitchen.
For more than 125 years, Bosch has been making some of the best kitchen appliances in the world, and the truth is you don't last that long in business if you don't make high-quality products. All of Bosch's appliances are expertly constructed, with various styles and features for any preference. Bosch also provides their appliances with a safe and reliable warranty.
With a vast selection of kitchen appliances worthy of acknowledgement, Bosch’s preeminent product is their industry-leading line of dishwashers.
The best features found in the new lineup of Bosch dishwashers are exciting. The theme of the lineup is definitely customization options, and Bosch dishwashers certainly have the most customizable interiors on the market today.
- Bosch dishwashers are the quietest on the market
- 3rd rack for additional capacity
- 9-way adjustable racks
- AquaStop Leak Protection
- Speed60, which washes and dries your dishes in 60 minutes
- Extra-Dry option for enhanced drying power
Whether you choose to go with an under-counter, built-in, or portable dishwasher, Bosch has a variety of models that will fit most kitchens. That said, in most cases, the best Bosch dishwashers are under-counter models, so if you are planning a new design or renovation, consider leaving space for your Bosch dishwasher.
You may already be familiar with South Korean powerhouse LG. They are one of the world’s leading electronics brands and have built a reputation for making long-lasting products for a fair price. In recent years, LG has been making an impressive number of sleek, innovative kitchen appliances.
Since the launch of their Smart appliance line in 2014, LG has been innovating in the kitchen appliances space. What’s interesting is just how good the new LG kitchen appliances are across the entire lineup. While a lot of companies excel in one particular area, LG have managed to produce remarkable options for ranges, fridges, and dishwashers.
With LG being great across the board, it's hard to say which appliance is their best, but since we have to choose, a fine selection would be their new ranges. While developing quality kitchen appliances across the board, LG’s true standout product is their new line of ranges.
- Air sous-vide and Air-Fry
- LG Connected Home ThinQ
- App-controlled cooking
- Smart diagnosis support
- See-inside the oven with LG Insta-View
LG ranges come in different shapes and sizes, but generally speaking, their best model is the slide-in range. If you don’t have the design space for the slide-in model, you should be able to find a conventional LG oven that will work while still providing many of the best features found in the slide-in.
Frigidaire is known for being one of the most consistently reliable kitchen appliance brands in the world. With their expansive selection of kitchen appliances, you could depend on Frigidaire to outfit your entire kitchen for all your appliance needs.
That being said, Frigidaire has built a reputation on their industry standard line of refrigerators. With a broad variety of styles and features, it’s easy to see how Frigidaire became a global leader in refrigerator manufacturing.
- Crisp-Seal crisper with auto-humidity
- Twin-Tech cooling system
- SpaceWise Organization system
- PureSource Air Filters
- PureSource Water and Ice Filters
- Quick-Freeze Technology
- LED Lighting
- Energy Star certification.
With single door, double-door, and French door options available, Frigidaire no doubt offer the perfect fridge for you, no matter the size of your kitchen.
The brainchild of Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan, General Electric has been an established name for 129 years. GE has long been considered a leader in the home appliances industry, and their new kitchen appliances prove that this reputation is still well-deserved.
GE is known to have one of the best customer service departments of any major appliance manufacturer as well, and their warranties are among the best in the industry. All of the GE kitchen appliances are excellent, depending upon your design sensibilities, but their wall-mount ovens and portable dishwashers stand out and are among the best you can buy in 2022.
The new GE lineup of kitchen appliances features some of the most innovative smart features available. Let’s look at some of the best features found in the new GE double wall mount ovens.
- Hot-Air Fry
- Selectable precision cooking modes
- Wi-fi Connect
- LCD Touchscreen
- Self-clean with steam clean
- Automatic temperature adjustments
The prices of kitchen appliances vary from day to day and from vendor to vendor, it's impossible to provide accurate pricing for each appliance on the market. Determine what your budget is, and then look around to see which of the above appliances are available.
That said, the kitchen appliance brands we’ve been looking at are the best-of-the-best, and as such, you can expect to spend anywhere between $500-$5000 dollars for each appliance. If your budget is a primary concern, LG may have the best overall value. That's not to say they are the cheapest, but for what you get in exchange for the money, it would be hard to argue otherwise.
And The Winner Is…
You! By reading this article, you now know a little bit about the best kitchen appliance brands and can select the best products for your design or renovation. No matter which of these brands you decide to purchase from, you'll be making a great choice; but here are some great overall recommendations.
If you want a great fridge, buy a Frigidaire. If you want the best dishwasher, buy a Bosch. If you want the best wall-oven, go with a GE. If you are designing a dual-fuel kitchen, then choose KitchenAid, and if you want the best value for your money, then outfit your kitchen with appliances from LG.
Of course, it all comes down to your own personal design preferences. But, by following these recommendations, you can rest assured knowing that your kitchen is equipped with the best-of-the-best appliances in 2022.
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