What Are The Most Reliable Home Appliance Brands for 2020?

June 8, 2020

In this blog, we summarize the list of most reliable home appliance brands from the July 2020 edition of Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports has also created an overall reliability rankings chart of 27 appliance brands that you can view at this link.

Most Reliable Home Appliance Brands

Here are the top brand names according to the specific appliance:

Washing Machines

While recognizing that washing machines come in numerous styles such as front-load, top-load, and compact, Consumer Reports ranked all types of washing machines together when making its selections.

GE occupies six of the eight top spots, Kenmore has two, and Samsung and Speed Queen take the last few positions. The top GE model ranked high for washing performance, reliability, and owner satisfaction.

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Clothes Dryers

General Electric (GE) has four models in the top five clothes dryers with Samsung claiming one spot. Other brands slightly lower down the list include Kenmore and Speed Queen. GE ranked highest for performance, owner satisfaction, and reliability.

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Maytag wins the coveted first place spot in this category. Runners-up include Danby, Galanz, Thermador, GE, KitchenAid, Samsung, Hi-Sense, and LG. Maytag scored high for reliability, thermostat control, and owner satisfaction.

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Maytag came in first place for most reliable home appliance brands in this category followed by KitchenAid, Miele, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, Bosch, Café, and GE. It scored high in reliability, owner satisfaction, and cleaning ability with a full load of dishes containing caked-on food.

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Cooktops, Ranges and Wall Ovens

Starting with the most reliable cooktops, Consumer Reports lists Frigidaire, Thermador, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Café, Bosch, and GE. Frigidaire scored the highest for quick heating and excellent results with cooking food at a low temperature.

Bosch claimed the lead for the most reliable home appliance brand in the Range category. Other contenders include Jenn-Air, Viking, Frigidaire, GE, Café, and Samsung. The Bosch model scored well in cooktop high and low temperatures, self-cleaning, oven capacity, baking, and broiling.

Consumer Reports chose Thermador for the most reliable wall oven brand. It also highlighted Whirlpool, Café, Frigidaire, GE, Viking, LG, and KitchenAid. Besides reliability, Thermador performed best for oven capacity, baking, and broiling.

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Microwave Ovens

Consumer Reports likes Black & Decker the best for microwave ovens followed by Samsung, Café, KitchenAid, Magic Chef, Sharp, Frigidaire, Toshiba, and Panasonic. Black & Decker did especially well with defrosting and heating evenness as well as heating speed.

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Reliable Appliance Repair Works with These Brands and More

We hope this list of the most reliable home appliance brands was helpful to you if you’re considering buying a new appliance. If your current appliances are not operating as efficiently as they should or have a broken part, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a Colorado Springs appliance repair free estimate and appointment as soon as possible. You can reach us at 719-522-1577 or complete a service request form on our website to receive a prompt callback.

Contact us now for a appliance repair quote.